The Jones-Gordon Team

The best of the best!

Our teachers are educated, smart, talented, creative, skilled, dynamic, and above all, positive role models for our students!

We attract and retain the best of the best and invest heavily in their professional development. We provide a supportive professional environment that nourishes our teachers’ strengths, gifts, and talents and allows them to leverage these unique advantages in their classrooms each and every day to the benefit of our students.

JGS teachers have many decades of combined experience in regular, gifted, and special education. They are experts with implementing numerous instructional strategies for diverse learners and incorporating executive function and social skills instruction into daily lessons. And, they all agree that constant adaptation, flexibility, and evaluation are the core of effective teaching.

Interested in joining our team? We’re hiring!

If you’re an amazing teacher with a passion for educating incredible kids who learn differently…

Apply Today!

School Leadership

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Dana Herzberg, BAE, M.Ed.

Founder & Head of School

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Samantha DePalo, BA, M.Ed.

Director of High School, Director of Outreach

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Sara Kilstrom, BS, MS

Director of Teacher Mentoring; Wilson Reading System® Teacher; Barton® Certified

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Jennifer Palmer, BA, M.Ed.

Director of Assessment & Data; Reading Interventionist; Wilson Reading System® Teacher; Motor Cognition Squared (MC2®), Lindamood-Bell, and Barton® Certified

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Jennifer Roscoe, BS, M.Ed.

Interim Director of Lower School; Lower School Teacher

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Kris Shen, BS, M.Ed.

Director of Middle School

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Adrienne Springfield, BA

Interim Director of Lower School; Lower School Teacher

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Melissa Wiegand, BS, M.Ed., CALT, C-SLDS, WDT, WCT

Wilson® Program Director; Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist; Wilson® Credentialed Trainer; Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist

Foundations (Grades 1/2) & Lower School (Grades 3-5) Core Team

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Ashley Cunningham

Foundations Teaching Assistant; Art Educator; Wilson® Reading System Teacher

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Sheridan Geller, BA, MA, WDT

Lower School Teacher; Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist

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Alyssa Hall, BS, WDT

Lower School Teacher; Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist

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Olivia Nieves, B.Ed.

Lower School Teacher

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Jennifer Roscoe, BS, M.Ed.

Interim Director of Lower School; Lower School Teacher

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Adrienne Springfield, BA

Interim Director of Lower School; Lower School Teacher

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Kate Wilkes, B.Ed.

Foundations Teacher

Middle School Core Team (Grades 6-8)

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Samantha Clark, BS, M.Ed.

ERWA (Executive Function/Reading/Writing/Arts); Humanities

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Caylin Kacmarcik, BA, M.Ed.

ERWA (Executive Function/Reading/Writing/Arts); Humanities; STEM

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Kelsey Sartain

Teaching Assistant

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Karen Turner, BS

Math & Humanities

High School Core Team (Grades 9-12)

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Barry Boulanger, BS

CTE (Career and Technical Education); STEM

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Mike DeLaura, BA, MA

History & Social Studies; English

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Samantha DePalo, BA, M.Ed.

Director of High School, Director of Outreach,

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Jennifer Nimlo-Edmonds, BA

Spanish & Electives

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Marcus Shaw, BA, MS

High School Electives & Executive Function Support; Middle School Math

FLEX Intervention Team

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Amanda Burke, BAE, WDT

FLEX Generalist; Middle & High School Math Teacher; Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist

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Sarah Guidry, BS, SLPA, C-SLCT

Speech Services; FLEX Teacher; Certified Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher

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Sara Kilstrom, BS, MS, WDP, C-SLDI

Director Of Teacher Mentoring; Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner; Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist; Barton® Certified

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Sandee Levine, BS, MA, WDT

Reading Interventionist; Middle School Math Teacher; Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist

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Lily Metsch

Paraprofessional

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Tiffany Nelson, BAE

FLEX Generalist; Wilson Reading System® Teacher

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Jennifer Palmer, BA, M.Ed.

Director Of Assessment & Data; Reading Interventionist; Wilson Reading System® Teacher; Motor Cognition Squared (MC2®), Lindamood-Bell, And Barton® Certified

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Lisa Salomon, BS, WDP

Reading Interventionist; Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner; Lindamood-Bell Trained

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Rose Waage, BA, M.Ed., WDP, C-SLDI

Reading Interventionist;  Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner;  Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist

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Melissa Wiegand, BS, M.Ed., CALT, C-SLDS, WDT, WCT

Wilson® Program Director; Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist; Wilson® Credentialed Trainer; Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist

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Dana Wolman, BAE, WDP

Registrar; Community Liaison; Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner

Lower & Middle School Specials (PE, Cooking, Art)

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Reid Blakey

Athletic Director; Recreation Coordinator; PE And STEM/Film Instructor

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Lea Byrnes, BA

Art Instructor

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Shawna DeLaura

Director of Specials; Cooking Instructor; FLEX Instructor & Executive Function Coach

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Cady Maharaj, BS, M.Ed.

Director of Experiential Learning; Physical Education Teacher; Lower School STEM Teacher

Administrative Team

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Jeanine deRozieres, AAS

Health Services

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Devante Evans

Reception/Front Office

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Tracie Glover Hawxhurst, BA

Director of Admissions

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Drew Hoffman, BS

Education Technology Specialist

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Kim Hogan

Office Manager & HR Director; Director of Tutoring Services

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Emily Hsu, BAE, MTESOL

College & Career Tranistion Program Director; Development Coordinator

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Jeff Pedler

Facilities & Custodial Services

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Tara Prewitt

Facilities Management

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Michaela Sands, BSW, MSW

RULER Education Director

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Shari Schwartz, BFA

Director of Marketing & Communications; Development Coordinator

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Jessica Wilhelmsen, BA

Director of School Operations; Finance Manager

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Dana Wolman, BAE, WDP

Registrar; Community Liaison; Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner