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.


*indicates lead teacher

Marco Brooks
Crystal Eubanks, reading
Natalie Hinds
Vanessa Iorizzo
Laura Maravilla
Nicole McCrae*

Raymond Brogsdale
Tiano Brown
Sharif Talib
Heidi Simonsen
Teika Thompson

Kim Riley*
Jonathan Rudasill
Anneka Wiersma

Social Studies
Melissa Simpson
Rebecca Sutherland
Scott Ziegler

Special Education
Natarsha Bloomfield
Reginald Boyce
John Coughlin
Sara Graves
Leroy Marshall
Germaine Smith*
Sonya Williams

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


Justin Rydstrom, Head of School/CEO
Lanette Bacchus, Principal
Errol JohnsonNinth Grade Academy Lead/Resident Principal (NLNS)
Mark Sturdivant, Vice Principal
Nicole SewardChief Operating Officer


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


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