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.

TEACHERS

*indicates lead teacher

English
Marco Brooks
Natalie Hinds
Vanessa Iorizzo
Nicole McCrae*

Math
Tiano Brown
Sharif Talib
Heidi Simonsen

Science
Courtney Moses
Kim Riley*
Jonathan Rudasill
Anneka Wiersma

Social Studies
Stephanie Ogunnaike
Rebecca Sutherland

Special Education
Reginald Boyce
Sara Graves
Germaine Smith*

Related Arts
Shana Diagne, Spanish
Brandon Johnson, physical education and health
David Mitchell, technology

JROTC
Terrence Lewis
George Bee

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Justin Rydstrom, Head of School/CEO
Lanette Bacchus, Principal
John Goldman, Chief Financial Officer
Mark Sturdivant, Vice Principal
Nicole SewardChief Operating Officer

STUDENT SUPPORT

Ulises Bengoechea, Student Support Specialist
Lori Briscoe, Dean of Academic Affairs
Debbie Guillaume, Director of Special Education
Emilee Richmond, School Psychologist
Edgard Romero, Attendance Monitor
Melody Washington, Clinical Counselor

OPERATIONS

Nancy Bell, Cafeteria Staff
Ronald Cathie, Cafeteria Staff
Lavonia Hines, Operations Support
Nathalie Liburd, Operations Manager/HR
John Lacy, Maintenance Technician
Tonya Reeves, Operations Assistant
Tyrone Stroman, Custodian
Renea Wynn, Cafeteria Manager