Custom Class: post-landing-hero

Rowland Hall is thrilled to welcome students and families to the 2022–2023 school year.

As you spend time on our campuses in the following weeks, you’ll get to know the newest additions to our faculty and staff, as well as see some of our returning team members in new, adjusted, or expanded roles. For your convenience, we’ve listed these staffing changes below. (Please refer to Fond Farewells 2022 for a list of those not returning for this school year.) Be sure to check back, as this list will continue to be updated during the school year.

Administration and Staff

New Staff

  • Teal Beltran joins Rowland Hall as an all-school nurse.
  • Marlee Brown joins Rowland Hall as the advancement services manager. 
  • Cassie Ford joins Rowland Hall as the payroll/benefits specialist.
  • Braden Morrill joins Rowland Hall as the director of annual giving.
  • Nicholas Renzo joins Rowland Hall as the director of people.

Administration and Staff Role Changes

  • Alec Baden, formerly director of transportation, is now director of transportation and safety.
  • Lindsay Carver, formerly the director of the Annual Fund, is now director of major gifts.
  • Brittney Hansen ’02, formerly the Beginning School assistant principal, is now a Beginning School and Lower School assistant principal.
  • Eric Schmitz, formerly a second-grade teacher, is now a Beginning School and Lower School assistant principal.
  • Gita Varner ’05, formerly the manager of COVID campus response and safety, is now the operations project manager.

Beginning School

New Beginning School Faculty and Staff

  • Jordan Capps joins Rowland Hall as a 4PreK assistant teacher, working alongside Lauren Augusta.
  • Jenn Carrino joins Rowland Hall as an assistant kindergarten teacher, working alongside Melanie Robbins.
  • Julianne Harmon joins Rowland Hall as a McCarthey Campus librarian.
  • Tsering Kabsang joins Rowland Hall as the Beginning School associate teacher.
  • Deborah Wright joins Rowland Hall as the McCarthey Campus emotional support counselor.

Beginning School Role Changes

  • Melinda Canfield, formerly a long-term substitute teacher and classroom aide, is now a three-day 3PreK assistant teacher, working alongside Gail Rose.
  • Mary Grace Ellison, formerly a kindergarten assistant teacher, is now a lead kindergarten teacher.
  • Emma Shear, formerly the Beginning School associate teacher, is now an assistant kindergarten teacher, working alongside Mary Grace Ellison.
  • Ella Slaker, formerly a 4PreK assistant teacher, is now a 4PreK lead teacher.
  • Vicki Smith, formerly a kindergarten assistant teacher, is now a McCarthey Campus librarian.

Lower School

New Lower School Faculty and Staff

  • Jenn Anderson joins Rowland Hall as the Lower School learning specialist.
  • Julianne Harmon joins Rowland Hall as a McCarthey Campus librarian.
  • Meredith Johnson joins Rowland Hall as a third-grade teacher.
  • Sam Johnson joins Rowland Hall as a fifth-grade teacher.
  • Lexi Kemp joins Rowland Hall as a third-grade teacher.
  • Fabian Liesner joins Rowland Hall as a part-time Lower School PE teacher.
  • Nico Napolski joins Rowland Hall as the Lower School science specialist.
  • Deborah Wright joins Rowland Hall as the McCarthey Campus emotional support counselor.

Lower School Role Changes

  • Vicki Smith, formerly a kindergarten assistant teacher, is now a McCarthey Campus librarian.
  • Katie Williams, formerly a kindergarten lead teacher, is now a first-grade teacher.

Middle School

New Middle School Faculty and Staff

  • Sophia Cutrubus ’18, pictured top, joins Rowland Hall as a part-time middle and upper school dance teacher.
  • Mindy Leo joins Rowland Hall as a part-time academic support counselor.
  • Jon Poll joins Rowland Hall as a computer science teacher.
  • Brady Smith joins Rowland Hall as the eighth-grade English teacher.
  • Dan Trockman joins Rowland Hall as the sixth-grade science teacher.

Middle School Role Changes

  • Zack Alvidrez, formerly the interim Middle School athletic director, is now assistant athletic director.
  • Molly Lewis, formerly a sixth-grade math and science teacher, is now the middle and upper school ceramics teacher.

Upper School

New and Returning Upper School Faculty

  • Brian Birchler returns to Rowland Hall as a part-time Upper School math teacher.
  • Paul Christensen returns to Rowland Hall as a part-time Upper School math teacher.
  • Sophia Cutrubus ’18, pictured top, joins Rowland Hall as a part-time middle and upper school dance teacher.
  • Xiao Shen joins Rowland Hall as an Upper School math teacher.
  • Brenna Thomas joins Rowland Hall as an Upper School math teacher and ninth-grade advisor.

Upper School Role Changes

  • Zack Alvidrez, formerly the interim Middle School athletic director, is now assistant athletic director.
  • Molly Lewis, formerly a sixth-grade math and science teacher, is now the middle and upper school ceramics teacher.

Rowmark Ski Academy

New and Returning Rowmark Staff

Rowmark Role Changes

  • Brian Morgan, formerly head men's FIS coach and equipment manager, is now head men's and women's FIS coach.

People

Warm Welcomes 2022–2023

Rowland Hall is thrilled to welcome students and families to the 2022–2023 school year.

As you spend time on our campuses in the following weeks, you’ll get to know the newest additions to our faculty and staff, as well as see some of our returning team members in new, adjusted, or expanded roles. For your convenience, we’ve listed these staffing changes below. (Please refer to Fond Farewells 2022 for a list of those not returning for this school year.) Be sure to check back, as this list will continue to be updated during the school year.

Administration and Staff

New Staff

  • Teal Beltran joins Rowland Hall as an all-school nurse.
  • Marlee Brown joins Rowland Hall as the advancement services manager. 
  • Cassie Ford joins Rowland Hall as the payroll/benefits specialist.
  • Braden Morrill joins Rowland Hall as the director of annual giving.
  • Nicholas Renzo joins Rowland Hall as the director of people.

Administration and Staff Role Changes

  • Alec Baden, formerly director of transportation, is now director of transportation and safety.
  • Lindsay Carver, formerly the director of the Annual Fund, is now director of major gifts.
  • Brittney Hansen ’02, formerly the Beginning School assistant principal, is now a Beginning School and Lower School assistant principal.
  • Eric Schmitz, formerly a second-grade teacher, is now a Beginning School and Lower School assistant principal.
  • Gita Varner ’05, formerly the manager of COVID campus response and safety, is now the operations project manager.

Beginning School

New Beginning School Faculty and Staff

  • Jordan Capps joins Rowland Hall as a 4PreK assistant teacher, working alongside Lauren Augusta.
  • Jenn Carrino joins Rowland Hall as an assistant kindergarten teacher, working alongside Melanie Robbins.
  • Julianne Harmon joins Rowland Hall as a McCarthey Campus librarian.
  • Tsering Kabsang joins Rowland Hall as the Beginning School associate teacher.
  • Deborah Wright joins Rowland Hall as the McCarthey Campus emotional support counselor.

Beginning School Role Changes

  • Melinda Canfield, formerly a long-term substitute teacher and classroom aide, is now a three-day 3PreK assistant teacher, working alongside Gail Rose.
  • Mary Grace Ellison, formerly a kindergarten assistant teacher, is now a lead kindergarten teacher.
  • Emma Shear, formerly the Beginning School associate teacher, is now an assistant kindergarten teacher, working alongside Mary Grace Ellison.
  • Ella Slaker, formerly a 4PreK assistant teacher, is now a 4PreK lead teacher.
  • Vicki Smith, formerly a kindergarten assistant teacher, is now a McCarthey Campus librarian.

Lower School

New Lower School Faculty and Staff

  • Jenn Anderson joins Rowland Hall as the Lower School learning specialist.
  • Julianne Harmon joins Rowland Hall as a McCarthey Campus librarian.
  • Meredith Johnson joins Rowland Hall as a third-grade teacher.
  • Sam Johnson joins Rowland Hall as a fifth-grade teacher.
  • Lexi Kemp joins Rowland Hall as a third-grade teacher.
  • Fabian Liesner joins Rowland Hall as a part-time Lower School PE teacher.
  • Nico Napolski joins Rowland Hall as the Lower School science specialist.
  • Deborah Wright joins Rowland Hall as the McCarthey Campus emotional support counselor.

Lower School Role Changes

  • Vicki Smith, formerly a kindergarten assistant teacher, is now a McCarthey Campus librarian.
  • Katie Williams, formerly a kindergarten lead teacher, is now a first-grade teacher.

Middle School

New Middle School Faculty and Staff

  • Sophia Cutrubus ’18, pictured top, joins Rowland Hall as a part-time middle and upper school dance teacher.
  • Mindy Leo joins Rowland Hall as a part-time academic support counselor.
  • Jon Poll joins Rowland Hall as a computer science teacher.
  • Brady Smith joins Rowland Hall as the eighth-grade English teacher.
  • Dan Trockman joins Rowland Hall as the sixth-grade science teacher.

Middle School Role Changes

  • Zack Alvidrez, formerly the interim Middle School athletic director, is now assistant athletic director.
  • Molly Lewis, formerly a sixth-grade math and science teacher, is now the middle and upper school ceramics teacher.

Upper School

New and Returning Upper School Faculty

  • Brian Birchler returns to Rowland Hall as a part-time Upper School math teacher.
  • Paul Christensen returns to Rowland Hall as a part-time Upper School math teacher.
  • Sophia Cutrubus ’18, pictured top, joins Rowland Hall as a part-time middle and upper school dance teacher.
  • Xiao Shen joins Rowland Hall as an Upper School math teacher.
  • Brenna Thomas joins Rowland Hall as an Upper School math teacher and ninth-grade advisor.

Upper School Role Changes

  • Zack Alvidrez, formerly the interim Middle School athletic director, is now assistant athletic director.
  • Molly Lewis, formerly a sixth-grade math and science teacher, is now the middle and upper school ceramics teacher.

Rowmark Ski Academy

New and Returning Rowmark Staff

Rowmark Role Changes

  • Brian Morgan, formerly head men's FIS coach and equipment manager, is now head men's and women's FIS coach.

People

Explore Our Most Recent Stories

You Belong at Rowland Hall