Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff welcome open communication with students and families. Please call the school at 202-399-4750 to speak to a teacher. If the teacher is in class, please leave a message and the teacher will return your call.

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Justin Rydstrom, Head of School/CEO
Lanette Bacchus, Principal
Debbie Guillaume, Director of Special Education
Nicole McCrae, Vice Principal of Academics
Mark Sturdivant, Vice Principal of School Culture
Nicole Seward, Chief Operating Officer

TEACHERS

*indicates lead teacher/instructional coach

English
Marco Brooks
Natalie Hinds
Rebecca Sutherland

Math
Tiano Brown
Heidi Simonsen*
Sharif Talib
Teika Thompson

Science
Kim Riley*
Jonathan Rudasill
Paul Saunders
Anneka Wiersma

Social Studies
Jason Saltmarsh
Melissa Simpson
Scott Ziegler

Special Education
Reginald Boyce
John Coughlin
Leroy Marshall
Monique Marshall
Germaine Smith*
Benedicta Tugbeh
Sonya Williams

Related Arts
George Bee, Army JROTC, Sgt. (Ret.)
Krystal Boone, Construction and design
Sendy Brown, Music
Shana Diagne, Spanish
Teri Greene, Art
Brandon Johnson, Physical education and health
Terrence Lewis, Army JROTC, Maj. (Ret.)
Ian Milne, Construction and design
David Mitchell, Architecture and technology

STUDENT SUPPORT

Ulises Bengoechea, Student Support Specialist
Lori Briscoe, Dean of Academic Affairs
Sara Graves, Transition Counselor
Amber Owens, Ninth Grade Dean
Emilee Richmond, School Psychologist
Edgard Romero, Attendance Monitor
Melody Washington, Clinical Counselor

OPERATIONS

Nancy Bell, Cafeteria Staff
Kester Gregorio, Operations Manager/Facilities
Amadeo Gudino, Operations Associate/Custodian
Nathalie Liburd, Operations Manager/HR
Tonya Reeves, Operations Assistant
Jerome Thomas, Cafeteria Staff
Tyrone Stroman, Operations Associate/Custodian
Trina Sweet, Cafeteria Staff