Meet Our Team

Albrook's Faculty and Staff

The Albrook School is recognized for its dedicated and passionate Montessori teachers. Their commitment to the Montessori philosophy and their longevity at Albrook is why “Montessori at its Best” is who we are.

Leadership Team

Pauline MacNeill

Pauline MacNeill

Head of School
Nancy Ponzio

Nancy Ponzio

Assistant Head of School
Lynda Zeitlin

Lynda Zeitlin

Business Manager
Jean Hicks

Jean Hicks

Reading Specialist
Diane Ferguson

Diane Ferguson

Director of Technology
Karen Tarangul

Karen Tarangul

Event Coordinator
Nina Marvi

Nina Marvi

Head of Preschool Curriculum
Zambetoula Vazaios

Zambetoula Vazaios

Head of Elementary Curriculum

Head of Level

Lauren Lipman

Lauren Lipman

Head of Elementary
Cheryl Fritsch

Cheryl Fritsch

Head of Preschool
Maria McCusker

Maria McCusker

Head of Toddler

Stepping Stones Teachers

Kathleen Behar

Kathleen Behar

Teacher | Picasso
Grace Cox

Grace Cox

Assistant Teacher | Picasso
Maria McCusker

Maria McCusker

Teacher | Monet
Laura Campanella

Laura Campanella

Assistant Teacher | Monet
Kumu Bavan

Kumu Bavan

Teacher | Cassatt
Vinathi Daggala

Vinathi Daggala

Assistant Teacher | Cassatt
Arundathie Ralapanawe

Arundathie Ralapanawe

Assistant Teacher | Stepping Stones & Stepping Stones Plus

Preschool Teachers

Lisa Stryker

Lisa Stryker

Teacher | O'Keeffe
Cathy Mastropierro

Cathy Mastropierro

Assistant Teacher | O'Keeffe
Elaine Dignam

Elaine Dignam

Teacher | Miro
Karen Tarangul

Karen Tarangul

Teacher | Miro
Susan Comperiati

Susan Comperiati

Teacher | Homer
Gina Masone

Gina Masone

Assistant Teacher | Homer
Cheryl Fritsch

Cheryl Fritsch

Teacher | Van Gogh
Joanna Kehoe

Joanna Kehoe

Assistant Teacher | Van Gogh

Lower Elementary Teachers

Susan Francese

Susan Francese

Teacher | Kandinsky
Joanne Diglio

Joanne Diglio

Teacher | Kandinsky
Lauren Lipman

Lauren Lipman

Teacher | Kadinsky
Kelly Antoniello

Kelly Antoniello

Teacher | Yeats
Nina Marvi

Nina Marvi

Teacher | Yeats

Upper Elementary Teachers

Zambetoula Vazaios

Zambetoula Vazaios

Teacher | Renoir
Karin Baird

Karin Baird

Teacher | Renoir
Sujita Kar

Sujita Kar

Elementary Substitute | Assistant

Specials Teachers

Jill Crawford

Jill Crawford

Music Teacher
Mary Smith

Mary Smith

Kindergarten and Elementary Expanded Care
Nancy Zarate

Nancy Zarate

Art, Spanish
Silvia Flaherty

Silvia Flaherty

Spanish, Preschool Expanded Care
Lauren Lipman

Lauren Lipman

Drama Teacher
Diane Ferguson

Diane Ferguson

Computer Teacher

Office Staff

Julie Kaniewski

Julie Kaniewski

Administrative Assistant
Sharon Hoffmann

Sharon Hoffmann

Public Relations, Human Resources
Nancy Greb

Nancy Greb

Supplies Coordinator, Seamstress
Jill Sinck

Jill Sinck

School Nurse

Board of Trustees

Jean Hicks

Chairman

Pauline MacNeill

Vice Chairman

Eugenia Dowling

Secretary

Jamie Higgins

Treasurer

Lorraine Kopacz

Officer

Nancy Kuhn

Officer

Jeremy Hollander

Officer

Maureen Davis

Officer

Anita Albers

Trustee Emeritus

2022-2023 APA Board

Mrs. Petrov

President

Ms. Koster

Vice President

Mrs. Carlo

Class Parent Liaison

Mr. Schock

Treasurer

Mrs. Masi

Spring Event/New Family Mentor