Meet Our Teachers

"Our faculty are passionate about teaching, as well as experts in their fields and in the ages they teach. Children view teachers as allies who encourage them to work collaboratively, respecting and appreciating their own and each other’s unique strengths."
Jason Gray, Head of School

CHDS community members can log in to view the online directory.

Early Childhood (PreK-1)

Stacey Farnsworth

1st Grade Teacher

Alex Freeman

Early Childhood Teacher

Theresa Maxie

1st Grade Teacher

Jill Rosenthal-Harry

Early Childhood Teacher

Leslie Sinsay

Early Childhood Teacher & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Coordinator

Jen Summers

Early Childhood Teacher

Jamayca Williams

Early Childhood Teacher

Elementary Grades (2-4)

Hope Belfiore

3rd Grade Teacher

Adia Coleman

4th Grade Teacher

Anne-Claire Kasten

2nd Grade Teacher

Vanisha Lewis

3rd Grade Teacher

Dave Schewe

2nd Grade Teacher

Nicole Siegel

4th Grade Teacher

Upper Grades (5-8)

Erin Coppola-Klein

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Liza Esser

7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher

Chris Miller

5th & 6th Grade Science Teacher

Kara Piccirilli

5th & 6th Grade Math Teacher

Luke Selover

5th & 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Denise Smith

7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher


Jill Brandenburg

Music Teacher

Shannon Byrd

PE Teacher

Nikko Custodio

Art Teacher

Maris Hawkins

Spanish Teacher

Cielo Ondrejcak

Spanish Language Teacher

Amy Sellers

PE Teacher

Sylvie Shaffer


Katharine Smith

Art Teacher

Emna Walters

French Teacher

Shelly Work

Drama Teacher