Faculty & Staff

At the heart of CDS are teachers and specialists who challenge and inspire our students to learn and play in a joyful, supportive environment. Our teachers have the support and autonomy to creatively structure their classrooms in ways that ensure success for individual learners.

Our Team

Music

Johanna Beaver

Orchestra Instructor; Violin and Viola Lessons

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Mark Kramer

Guitar and Jazz Ensemble Instructor; Guitar Lessons

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Greg Thomas

Music Specialist; Brass Instructor

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Specialists

Amy Buddington

Spanish Specialist

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Kira Cotter

Elementary Reading Specialist

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Becky Dice

Middle School Math; Elementary Math Specialist

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Tori Goodloe

PE Teacher & Coach

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Jaime Hawkins

Middle School English; Eighth Grade Homeroom; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Specialist

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Angela Kelly

Music Director; Lessons

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Michelle Lockwood

Middle School Science; Science Specialist

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Rachel White

Social & Emotional Coach/Counselor

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Preschool

Jasmina “Jassy” Alarcon

Grizzly Assistant Teacher

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Maggie Brookman

Grizzly Lead Teacher

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Townley Cole

Preschool Mentor

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Meryl Kahn

Grizzly Bears Assistant Teacher

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Jarrett Knepper

Cubs Lead Teacher

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Rita Moore

Panda Bears Lead Teacher

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Allyson Quillon

Cubs Assistant Teacher

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Kate Silvey

Cubs Assistant Teacher, Morning Movers, Extended Day

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Elementary

Malik Barbour

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher & Coach

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Regina Dimond

Third & Fourth Grade Teacher (Polar Bears)

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Jessica Martin

First Grade Co-Teacher

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Shannon Rauth

Kindergarten Lead Teacher

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Karin Reed

Third and Fourth Grade Teacher (Spirit Bears)

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Megan Spofford

Second Grade Teacher

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Theresa Sury

Third and Fourth Grade Teacher (Polar Bears); Art Specialist

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Jennifer Thomas

Second Grade Support Teacher; Assistant to Music Department; Acting Coach for Musical Theater Club

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Laura Young

First Grade Lead Teacher

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Middle

Clare Brown

Middle School English; Sixth Grade Homeroom

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Coro Cope

Fifth Grade Homeroom; Director of Teaching, Learning, and Collaboration

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Becky Dice

Middle School Math; Elementary Math Specialist

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Jaime Hawkins

Middle School English; Eighth Grade Homeroom; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Specialist

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Katie Hickson

Middle School Algebra & Geometry; Admissions Coordinator; Photography & Projects

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Valerie Kerin

Sixth Grade Homeroom, Middle School Teacher

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Michelle Lockwood

Middle School Science; Science Specialist

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Luke Ritter

Middle School English; Facilities Coordinator

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Lance Weisend

Middle School History Teacher; Sixth Grade Homeroom

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Admin

Dave Bruns

Executive Director

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Stacey Bruns

Head of School

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Mira Cole Williams

Assistant Head of School

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Coro Cope

Fifth Grade Homeroom; Director of Teaching, Learning, and Collaboration

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Kim Kotarski

Business Manager

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Jamie Morris

Administrative Coordinator

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