Faculty and Staff 2017-03-17T11:04:43+00:00

Faculty and Staff

Arbor is a great place to work.

Therefore, we attract and retain the very best teachers. Our average faculty tenure is 7 years with an average teaching experience of 14 years.

All of our faculty members have an AMI Diploma in addition to a B.A. or B.S. degree. In addition, 57% of faculty members have advanced degrees (MA, MS or Ph.d degrees).

Administrative Team

 Jan Deason
Jan DeasonHead of School & Administration
BA and Secondary Teaching Certificate
– Western Michigan University
AMI Elementary Diploma

Anu Chandra
Anu ChandraToddler and Primary Coordinator
BA Bangalore University
AMI Primary Diploma
Tammy Ward-Martin
Tammy Ward-MartinAdolescent Program Coordinator
BA Clemson University
MA University of Georgia
NAMTA Orientation to Adolescent Studies
Lauren Powell
Lauren PowellDirector of Auxiliary Programs
BFA Georgia State University
Alison Sherrill
Alison SherrillElementary Coordinator
BS University of Georgia
AMI Elementary Diploma

Lead Toddler Teacher

Mamatha Chiruvella
Mamatha Chiruvella

AMI Assistants to Infancy Diploma
AMI Primary Diploma

Lead Primary Teachers

Kari Ewert-Krocker
Kari Ewert-Krocker
BA Denison University
AMI Primary Diploma
Cecilia Fernandez
Cecilia Fernandez
AMI Primary Diploma

Myesha Green
Myesha Green
BS Hampton University
M.Ed. Loyola University Maryland
Ph.d Emory University
AMI Primary Diploma
AMI Elementary Diploma
Kamilah Scales
Kamilah Scales
BS Spelman College
M.Ed. Loyola University Maryland
AMI Primary Diploma

Lead Elementary Teachers

Lora Boyd
Lora Boyd
BA Berry College
AMI Elementary Diploma
Becca Fernandez
Becca Fernandez
BA New College of Florida
M. Ed. Loyola University Maryland
AMI Primary Diploma
AMI Elementary Diploma

Kelli Harran
Kelli Harran
BA Mt. Holyoke College
MS Northwestern University
M.Ed. Loyola University Maryland
AMI Elementary Diploma

Emily Peters
Emily Peters
BA Furman University
M.Ed. Loyola University Maryland
AMI Primary Diploma
AMI Elementary Diploma
Samantha Vejay
Samantha Vejay
BA Notre Dame College of Maryland
M.Ed. Loyola University Maryland
AMI Primary Diploma
AMI Elementary Diploma

Lead Adolescent Program Teachers

Kim Taylor
Kim Taylor
BS Michigan State University
M.Ed. Georgia State University
NAMTA Orientation to Adolescent Studies
Monique Cartwright
Monique CartwrightMath Specialist
BS North Carolina State University
Carolyn McCarthy
Carolyn McCarthy
BA Emory University
NAMTA Orientation to Adolescent Studies
David Tyler
David Tyler
BFA Denison University
MA Goucher College
NAMTA Orientation to Adolescent Studies

Assistant Toddler Teacher

 Terrika Heath
Terrika HeathToddler Assistant

Assistant Primary Teachers

Nicole Doxie
Nicole Doxie
Maria Decillis
Maria Decillis
Kayla Ellis
Kayla Ellis
Amanda Evans
Amanda Evans
Lopa Vaidya
Lopa Vaidya
Asya Yordanova
Asya Yordanova

Assistant Elementary Teachers

Sindy Ball
Sindy Ball
Lisa Dorsett
Lisa Dorsett
Jessica Krauth
Jessica Krauth
Marlene Murray
Marlene Murray
Becky Roberts
Becky Roberts

Specialty Teachers

Patty O'Keefe-Hutton
Patty O'Keefe-HuttonElementary and Adolescent Program Art Teacher
BFA, BAE, Eastern Michigan University

Cindy Ragozzine
Cindy RagozzineReading Specialist
BA University of Georgia
AMI Elementary Diploma
Maria Sanz
Maria SanzPrimary and Lower Elementary Spanish Teacher
BA, CEIPA University, Medellin, Colombia
M.Ed., Gran Columbia University, Bogota, Columbia

Susana Walker
Susana WalkerUpper Elementary Spanish and Middle School Teacher
BFA, University of Tennessee MS, University of Tennessee

After-School Enrichment Teachers

Heather Brinkman
Heather BrinkmanUpper Elementary and Adolescent Program Enrichment Teacher
Elena Fitzgerald
Elena FitzgeraldLower Elementary Enrichment Teacher
Alex Peden
Alex PedenLower Elementary Enrichment Teacher
Kelsey Smith
Kelsey SmithUpper Elementary and Adolescent Program Enrichment Teacher