The Grayson School takes pride in our incredible faculty and staff. Each member of our team brings strong, diverse experience as well as passion and commitment for gifted education to our school. Click on any photo below to read individual biographies. We look forward to meeting you in person soon!


Administration & Staff

David Alonso, Network Administrator
Kristina Ayers Paul, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer
Melissa Bilash, Head of School
Kristen Luke Brooks, Director of Development
Jessica Curtiss, Associate Director of Events & Enrichment
Nancy De Bellis, Director of Marketing & Communications
Kimm Doherty, Head of Lower School
Rita Fitzgerald, Business Office
Sharon Furda, Administrative Assistant
Derek Graves, Director of STEM Academic Programming
Meredith Hafer, Head of Middle and Upper Schools
Drae McComas, Assistant Controller
Jennifer Nance, Esq., Chief Operating Officer
Susan Pedersen, Administrative Coordinator
Amy Stoios, Director of Education & Admissions
Susan Sullivan, Admissions Associate
Jill Williford Wurman, Director of Research


Lindsay Andreas, Social Studies
Stacey Angelillo, Visual Arts
Amanda Bates, Pre-K Teacher
Majesta Bianco, Lower School
Sebastian Bilash, Remote Learning Facilitator
Amanda Biscoglio, Lower School
Michael Brodine, Science, Math, & Music
Traci Brody, Math & Spanish
Anna Brown, Teacher on Assignment
PeiPei Chen, Mandarin
Sophia Coates, School Counselor
Annie Connolly-Sporing, Science
Kelly DiLullo, Lower School
Mia DiMeo, Middle School English
Catie Doherty, Teacher on Assignment
Ashley Freeborn, School Counselor
Gabriel Garfinkle, Teacher on Assignment
Alyssa Grothaus, Lower School
Erin Haley, Teacher on Assignment
Mikayla Jordan, Pre-K Teacher
Elizabeth Kenepp, Teacher on Assignment
Michael King, Advanced Humanities
Mary Lawson, Lower School
Mary Lyon, Projects & Theatre Arts
Mac McDermott, Projects
Alexis Miller, Math
Myat Oo, Computer Science
Ally O'Rourke-Barrett, Director of Project-Based Learning, Social Studies
Vinia P. Panjaitan, Lower School Teacher
L. Marshall Pupo, Spanish
Bill Richardson, Middle & Upper School Science
Luther Rinehart, Ph.D., Advanced Mathematics
Jared Scheetz, Music
Ryan Seaberg, Ph.D., Latin, German, & Ancient Greek
Monique Sias, Projects
Michael Sizer, Science
photo of Samantha Soprano, Athletic Director
Samantha Soprano, Athletic Director
Herb Thal, Projects
Colin Tinsman, Ph.D., Science, Math, & Computer Science
Jessica Tocio, Lower School
Joshua Vargha, History
Meghan Vetter, Lower School
Leon Williams, Art & Enrichment
Davynn Xu, Mandarin
Autum Yisrael, Music