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Faculty & Staff

Our distinguished Gulf Stream School faculty and staff is at your service.

Dr. Gray Smith
Head of School

University of Delaware, B.A.
Johns Hopkins University, M.S. Ed.
University of Pennsylvania, Ed.D.

Our program’s approach is about inspiring and empowering students to develop intellectual curiosity and achieve personal success. The faculty, administration, and staff here represent our single most valuable resource.

Dr. Gray Smith

Our Administrative Team

Cathy Abrams
ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL

Middlebury College, B.A.
Manhattanville College, M.A.T.
Columbia University, M.Ed.

Michael Mahady
Director of Admission

Florida Atlantic University, B.S.
Nova Southeastern University, M.S.

Hugh McGraw
BUSINESS MANAGER

U.S. Coast Guard, B.S.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.B.A.

Casey Wilson
Director of Development

College of Wooster, B.A.

Early Childhood

Emma Boyd
Physical Education

Deakin University, B.A.

Jill Bulgarelli
PreKindergarten

Wayne State University, B.A.
Bank Street College of Education, M.S.

Shani Cook
PreKindergarten

Rollins College, B.A.

Claudia Cruz
Spanish
Kindergarten

St. Thomas University, B.A.
Nova Southeastern University, M.S.

Deb Handler
Kindergarten
Pre-K/K Coordinator
Lower School Coordinator
Athletics

Keene State College, B.A.

Brittany Keenen
PreKindergarten

James Madison University, B.A.
Wheelock College, M.S.W.
Bridgewater State University, M.Ed.

Danielle Ready
PreKindergarten

Palm Beach Community College, A.A.

Julie Schmitt
PreKindergarten
Andrea Schwartz
Kindergarten

State University of New York, B.A.

Karoline Strasser
Prekindergarten

Florida Atlantic University, B.A.

Elise Therien
PreKindergarten

Florida State University, B.A.

Farrah Weiss
PreKindergarten

SUNY University, B.S.
Columbia University Teachers College, M.A.

Christina Wheat
Kindergarten

Providence College, B.A.

Lower School

Anita Benson
DIRECTOR OF LOWER SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION
COUNSELOR
ASP DIRECTOR

University of Kentucky, B.S., M.S.
Florida Atlantic University, M.S.

Marie Boslow
Second Grade

Wagner College, B.S.
Hunter College, M.S.

Danielle Cooper
DIRECTOR OF THE JULIEN ARTS AND INNOVATION CENTER
DIRECTOR OF LOWER SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY

Florida Atlantic University, B.A.

Natalie Gamboa
Art
Ali Hockenberry
First Grade

Clemson University, B.A.
Southern Methodist University, M.A.

Nicole Hoffman
First Grade

Hiram College, B.S.
Bank Street College of Education, M.S.

Allison Kaplan
Theater

University of Central Florida, B.A.

Bridget Langford
LOWER SCHOOL SCIENCE
LOWER SCHOOL COMPUTER
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE JULIEN ARTS AND INNOVATION CENTER AND MAKER SPACE

University of Florida, B.S.
Nova Southeastern University, M.S.

Nancy Moore
Third Grade

University of Miami, B.Ed.

Niki Nounou
Fourth Grade

Mount Holyoke College, B.A.
City College of New York, M.S.Ed.

Tristan O'Connell
First Grade
Lower School Latin

Wagner College, B.A.
Florida Atlantic University, pursuing M.S.

Elizabeth Paskal
Second Grade

Boston University, B.S.
Columbia University Teachers College, M.A.

Isabel Shields
Fourth Grade

Florida Atlantic University, B.A., M.Ed.

Samantha Smith
Third Grade

University of Central Florida, B.S., M.A.

Middle School

Mari Bianco
English
Coordinator of Author Visits

Boston College, B.A.
Simmons University, M.A.T., M.A.Ch.L.

Megan Bogert
Science

Mercyhurst College, B.A.
Florida Atlantic University, M.S.T.

Bryan Cook
MIDDLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR
MATHEMATICS
Co-Athletic Director

Lake Forest College, B.A.
Nova Southeastern University, M.A.

Ric Craig
Science

Colby College, B.A.

Christie Evans
English

Amherst, B.A.
Northwestern University, M.A.

Giulia Fiorile
Latin

Temple University, B.A.

Larry Handler
Technology Coordinator
MATHEMATICS
Co-Athletic Director

Florida Atlantic University, B.A.
St. Thomas University, M.S.

Shawn Harahush
Mathematics

Cornell University, B.S., M.A.T.

Jamie Leishman
English

Rowan University, B.A.

Victoria Montoya
Spanish

San Buenaventura University, B.A.
State University of New York, M.S.

Clayton Musick
English

Miami University, B.A.

Holly Pemberton
Director of Art

University of Vermont, B.S.

Rodrigo Serrano
Mathematics

Universidad Pontificia Javeriana
NOVA Southeastern University
United States Navy

Barbara Tkac
History

University of Georgia, B.S.

Sam Uible
History

Colby College, B.A.
Vanderbilt University, M.Ed.

Music Program

Toni Stamos
Music

Athens Conservatory of Music, B.A.

Rob White-Davis
Director of Music

University of Michigan, B.M.
Northwestern University, M.M.

Administrative Staff

Robin Lechner
Business Office
Rachel O’Hara
Communications Associate

Ohio University, B.S.

Dorothea Suggs
Administrative Assistant

Cambridge College, B.A.

Adriana Wynn
Controller

Florida International University, B.A.
Florida Atlantic University, B.A. and M.S.

Wendy Zieglar
Assistant to Director of Development

Mt. Kisco Secretarial School

Health Services

Melissa Wynne
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Lynchburg College, B.A.
Northeastern University, B.S.N., M.S.N.

Learning Program

Elizabeth Emmons
Learning Specialist

Vassar College, B.A.
University of Rhode Island, M.S.
MGH Institute of Health Professions, C.A.G.S

Roberta Sachs
Learning Specialist

University of Maryland, B.S.
John Hopkins University, M.S.Ed.

Staff

Yonatan Aguirre
Housekeeper and Grounds Maintenance
Allen Druze
Bus Driver
Jane Faron
Bus Driver
Randy Herrera
Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
Joe Mayorga
Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
Orfa Vargas
Housekeeping Supervisor