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

Human Resources
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
Wendy Murphy

Wendy Murphy

Head of Preschool
Maria McCusker

Maria McCusker

Head of Toddler

Stepping Stones Teachers

Kathleen Behar

Kathleen Behar

Head Teacher | Picasso
Betsy Carlo

Betsy Carlo

Assistant Teacher | Picasso
Maria McCusker

Maria McCusker

Head Teacher | Monet
Laura Campanella

Laura Campanella

Assistant Teacher | Monet
Kumu Bavan

Kumu Bavan

Head Teacher | Cassatt
Grace Cox

Grace Cox

Assistant Teacher | Cassatt
Arundathie Ralapanawe

Arundathie Ralapanawe

Assistant Teacher | Stepping Stones & Stepping Stones Plus

Preschool Teachers

Wendy Murphy

Wendy Murphy

Head Teacher | O'Keeffe
Elaine Dignam

Elaine Dignam

Co-Teacher | Miro
Karen Tarangul

Karen Tarangul

Co-Teacher | Miro
Susan Comperiati

Susan Comperiati

Head Teacher | Homer
Cathy Mastropierro

Cathy Mastropierro

Assistant Teacher | Homer
Cheryl Fritsch

Cheryl Fritsch

Head Teacher | Van Gogh
Joanna Kehoe

Joanna Kehoe

Assistant Teacher | Van Gogh

Lower Elementary Teachers

Susan Francese

Susan Francese

Co-teacher | Kandinsky
Joanne Diglio

Joanne Diglio

Co-teacher | Kandinsky
Nina Marvi

Nina Marvi

Co-teacher | Yeats
Kelly Antoniello

Kelly Antoniello

Co-teacher | Yeats

Upper Elementary Teachers

Zambetoula Vazaios

Zambetoula Vazaios

Head Teacher | Renoir
Sujita Kar

Sujita Kar

Assistant Teacher | Renoir
Lauren Lipman

Lauren Lipman

Co-teacher | Degas
Karin Baird

Karin Baird

Co-Teacher | Degas

Specials Teachers

Jill Crawford

Jill Crawford

Music Teacher
Mary Smith

Mary Smith

Phys. Ed, 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

2021-2022 APA Board

Ms. Koster

President

Ms. Pinete

Vice President

Ms. Parks

Class Parent Liaison

Mr. Schock

Treasurer

Mrs. Weissman

Pizza Coordinator

Mrs. Masi, Mrs. Washington

Spring Event Co-chairs