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

Specialists

Johanna Beaver

Orchestra; Violin and Viola Teacher

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Amy Buddington

Spanish Specialist

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Kira Cotter

Reading Specialist

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Ataira Franklin

PE Teacher

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Angela Kelly

Music Director

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Mark Kramer

Guitar and Jazz Ensemble Instructor

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Greg Thomas

Music Teacher, Brass Instructor

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Preschool

Townley Cole

Preschool Mentor

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Penny Crawley

Preschool Teacher

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Lauren Jones

Preschool Teacher, Extended Day

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Meryl Kahn

Preschool Assistant Teacher

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Rita Moore

Preschool Teacher

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Elementary

Becky Dice

First/Second Grade Teacher

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Mimi Fitzpatrick

Third and Fourth Grade Teacher

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Shannon Rauth

Kindergarten Teacher

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Karin Reed

Third/Fourth Grade Teacher

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Laura Sullivan

First/Second Grade Teacher

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Theresa Sury

Third and Fourth Grade Teacher

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Alex Taylor

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

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Jennifer Thomas

First/Second Grade Assistant Teacher, Assistant to Music Dept. and Acting Coach for Musical Theater Club

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Middle

Jennie Hamner

Middle School & Elementary Math Teacher

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Jamie Hawkins

Middle School English, Sixth Grade Homeroom, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

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Katie Hickson

Middle School Math, Admissions Coordinator, Project Specialist

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Michelle Lockwood

Middle School Science, Fifth Grade Homeroom

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Clare O’Brien

Middle School English

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Tiffany Stauffer

Middle School Math, Math Specialist

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Lance Weisend

Middle School History Teacher

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Admin

David Bartee

Custodian

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Dave Bruns

Executive Director

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Stacey Bruns

Head of School

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Coro Cope

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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