Our Faculty

Marine biologist. Opera singer. Children’s book author. Geologist. Celebrated landscape painter. Marathon runner. Xu player. Yoga enthusiast. Sociologist. Poet. Choreographer. Ph.D. Park Ranger. Native Spanish speaker. We could go on, but this only begins to describe our faculty!

Extraordinary individuals all, our teachers bring instructional expertise, life experience, and the spirit of inquiry and collaboration into their classrooms every day. They know the many different ways children learn, are attuned to their interests and observe what they need. They bring energy and insight to their teaching and go the extra mile to reach their students as individuals and challenge them creatively and thoughtfully. With unwavering optimism in each child, our teachers help students develop talents, broaden perspectives, and achieve all they can imagine.

Lowell recognizes that committed adults who embody the mission and values of the school are vital to helping children realize the personal transformation that enables them to be their most fully actualized selves. That’s why we cherish our teachers and staff and believe that their expertise will prepare and empower your child for the next stage of their education and life beyond.

Administration and Staff

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  • Donna Lindner 

    Head of School
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  • Courtney Benson 

    Assistant Head of School
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  • Nathalie Šviedrys 

    Director of Pre-Primary School
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  • Justin McLean 

    Director of Primary School
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  • Kavan Yee 

    Director of Middle School
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  • Michelle Belton 

    Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Initiatives
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Pre-Primary School

List of 13 members.

  • Sara Aguilar 

    Program Resource and Before and After Care Coordinator
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  • Ana Ardon 

    Teacher (PK3)
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  • Dehejia Butler 

    Pre-Primary Teacher
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  • Audrey Engdahl 

    Music Teacher (PP–1st), Art Teacher (K–2nd)
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  • Taylor Forbes 

    Dance Teacher (PP and PS)
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  • Denielle Hill 

    Pre-Primary Teacher
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  • Christine McDaniels 

    Librarian (PP–PS)
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  • Lisa Powell 

    Teacher (PK3)
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  • Nuria Rodriguez 

    Teacher (PK4)
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  • Georjean Rossow 

    STEAM Teacher (PP), Accreditation Coordinator
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  • Alejandra Soriano 

    Teacher (PK3)
  • Andrew Spriggs 

    Teacher (PK3)
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  • Iris Vargas 

    Teacher (PK4)
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Middle School

List of 16 members.

  • Liz Bullock 

    Science Teacher (7th–8th), Delta Coach
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  • Tim DiFazio 

    Language Arts Teacher (7th–8th), Delta Coach
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  • Sarah Fleischer 

    Math Teacher (MS), Delta Coach
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  • Paul Goldblatt 

    Art and Theater Arts Teacher (MS), Delta Coach
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  • Gia Harewood 

    Middle School Division Coordinator
  • Melissa Hill 

    Librarian (MS), Delta Coach
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  • Peter Hillinck 

    Math Teacher (MS), Delta Coach
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  • Sara Hodges 

    Spanish Teacher (6th), Dean of Students
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  • Patty Kerwin 

    Spanish Teacher (MS), Delta Coach
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  • Chanel Malik 

    Academic Technologist (MS)
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  • Yasmin Mesiya 

    Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher (6th), Delta Coach
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  • Jenna Rajarigam 

    Math Teacher (MS), Delta Coach
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  • Katie Robins 

    Social Studies Teacher (7th–8th), Delta Coach
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  • Adrienne van den Beemt 

    Science and Outdoor Education Teacher (4th–6th), Delta Coach
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  • Joshua Villa 

    Music Teacher (MS), Delta Coach
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  • Brian Weber 

    Music and Theater Arts Teacher (MS)
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Primary School

List of 34 members.

  • Lourdes Alfonso 

    Spanish Teacher (K–2nd)
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  • Elizabeth Bacon 

    4th Grade Teacher
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  • Bernick 

    1st Grade Teacher
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  • Sara Beshawred 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Julie Bowes 

    1st Grade Teacher
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  • Allison Brill 

    5th Grade Teacher
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  • Consuelo Campos 

    Spanish Teacher (3rd–5th)
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  • Laurie Carter 

    3rd Grade Teacher
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  • Mellie Davis 

    2nd Grade Teacher
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  • Audrey Engdahl 

    Music Teacher (PP–1st), Art Teacher (K–2nd)
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  • Taylor Forbes 

    Dance Teacher (PP and PS)
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  • Sabrina Ford 

    3rd Grade Assistant Teacher
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  • David Foreman 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Charmaine Hamann 

    Music and Drama Teacher (2nd–5th)
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  • Kelly Harris 

    2nd Grade Teacher
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  • Charlotte Hoffman 

    1st Grade Teacher
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  • Sara Keller 

    2nd Grade Teacher
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  • Hendres Kelly 

    Physical Education Teacher (K–5th)
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  • Rebecca Kohlman 

    Science and Outdoor Education Teacher (K–3rd)
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  • Jung Lee 

    3rd Grade Teacher
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  • Kaitlyn Magida 

    Pre-Primary and Primary School Division Coordinator
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  • Christine McDaniels 

    Librarian (PP–PS)
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  • Mary McNally 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Daniel Merker 

    Academic Technologist
  • Chèlon Myles 

    Kindergarten Teacher
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  • Doug Nowlin 

    Physical Education Teacher (PP–5th)
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  • Jaclin Pliskin 

    Art Teacher (3rd-5th)
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  • Penny Prior 

    2nd Grade Teacher
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  • Lydia Schalch 

    5th Grade Teacher
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  • April Thompson 

    Assistant Director of Primary School
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  • Emily Tignor 

    4th Grade Teacher
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  • Adrienne van den Beemt 

    Science and Outdoor Education Teacher (4th–6th), Delta Coach
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  • Ashlie Webb 

    1st Grade Teacher
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  • Cristina Wurster 

    Math Resource Teacher (K–5)
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Student Support Services

List of 8 members.

  • Aline Anders 

    Counselor (PP–PS)
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  • Kiona Cloud 

    Academic Coach (MS), High School Admissions Support
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  • Jill Gelman 

    Learning Specialist (2nd–3rd)
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  • Annie Neary 

    Learning Specialist (MS)
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  • Kristin Peck 

    Learning Specialist (K–1st)
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  • Gabrielle Smith 

    Counselor (MS)
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  • Mekdelawit Solomon-Grob 

    Learning Specialist (4th–5th)
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  • Cristina Wurster 

    Math Resource Teacher (K–5)
1640 Kalmia Road NW
Washington, DC 20012
202-577-2000
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. At Lowell students gain the knowledge, skills, and social-emotional literacy to be the bold leaders and creative problem solvers our world needs.