Faculty and Staff

♦ Michael Tapscott '99

Assistant Head of School

Chair: Science Department

Teacher: Human Anatomy and Physiology

B.A. Biology, Wesleyan University

M.A. Educational Leadership, Columbia University Teachers College

♦ Angel R. Gonzalez, Ph.D. '99

Head of School

Teacher: Sociology

B.A. Sociology

Hunter College City University of NY

M.A. Education, University of California Berkeley

Ph.D. Social & Cultural Studies in Education, University of California Berkeley

♦ Vinesha Phillip

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Teacher: Art

B.A. Psychology, City University of New York

M.P.A. Public Administration, City University of New York

♦ Mildred Morency

Director of High School Placement

B.S. Psychology/Elementary Education, Stony Brook University

M.S. ED Education/School Counselor, Baruch College

♦ Deirdre O’Brien

Director of Development

B.A. Political Science, University of Albany

J.D., City University of New York Law School

LL.M. Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway

♦ Soobin Lim ‘03

Systems Manager

Teacher: Art, Service Learning Project

B.A. Religious Studies, Fairfield University

♦ Nadine Carroll ‘93

Academic Dean

Teacher: Math

B.A. Sociology, Emory University

M.A., Bank Street College of Education

Megan Bednarz

Teacher: Math, Science

B.S. Applied Mathematics and Statistic; Music, Stony Brook University

Brother David Detje, FSC

Teacher: Faith and Value

B.A Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic

Institute Certificate

Not-for-Profit Management, Columbia University

Sister Mary Theresa Dixon, O.P.

Operations Coordinator

B.S. Education, Dominican College

M.S. Education, Fordham University

Certification in Administration,Manhattan College

Kate Flanders

Teacher: Language Arts, Social Justice

B.A. Sociology and African Diaspora Studies, Ithaca College

M.A. Childhood Special and General Education, Bank Street College of Education

Amy Hernandez ‘05

Teacher: World Language, Social Studies

B.A. Philosophy & Religion, Iona College

M.A Post-Colonial Text Criticism, Union Theological Seminary

M.S. Childhood Education, Hunter College

Mary-Elaine Jenkins

Database and Development Manager

B.A. International Affairs, The George Washington University

Sandra Levin

Teacher: Language Arts

B.A. Dance/Performing Arts; Minor Psychology, NYU

M.A. Dance/Movement Therapy, NYU

M.S. Elementary/Secondary Special Education, Bank Street College of Education

Heidi Olsen

Chair: Language Arts Department

Teacher: Language Arts, Visual and Performing Arts

B.A. Theater/English, Ohio Wesleyan University

M.F.A. Acting, Wayne State University

M.A. Teaching of English, Columbia University Teachers College

Constanza Ontaneda

Chair: World Language Department

Teacher: Modern Language

B.S. Fiber Science and Apparel Design, Cornell University

M.A. Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NYU

Enrique Lopez Pino

Teacher: Language Arts, Social Studies

B.A. History, NYU

M.S. Childhood Education,

Hunter College City University of NY

Wanda Rosario Vasquez

Assistant to Admissions and High School Placement

B.A. Social Sciences, Universidad de Puerto Rico

M.S. Public Administration, Universidad de Costa Rica

Sharlene Salomia

Business Manager

B.S. Management, Holy Cross of Davao College

Ariel Sánchez ‘11

Teacher: Math & Science

B.S. Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, Yale University​

Erika Soto

School Counselor

B.A. Philosophy, Psychology, Hunter College City University of NY

M.A. Philosophy, Stony Brook University

M.S. ED Bilingual School Counseling, Hunter College City University of NY

Jonathan Waechter

​Chair: Social Studies Department

Teacher: Social Studies

B.S.M. Business, Tulane University

M.S. Secondary Education/History, C.W. Post, Long Island University

Hipolito Romero, Jr.

Teacher: Math B.B.A. Corporate Finance, Baruch College-CUNY Double M.A. Math Education/B.L. Education, City College-CUNY

Natalia Rodriguez

Teacher: World Language and Music B.F. A. Music Performance and Education, City College of New York
M.A. Media and Communications, Dallas Theological Seminary

Christopher Vasquez '98

Technical Consultant B.A. Computer Science, Columbia University Candidate M.S. Computer Science, Columbia University

Benjamin Suarez II

Technology Assistant B.A. Music, Nyack College
M.A.R. Biblical Studies, Liberty University

Maxine Borenstein

Teacher: Math M.S. Elementary Education, Specialization in Elementary Mathematics, Hunter College

B.A. Elementary Education, Specialization in Mathematics, Fairleigh Dickinson University

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