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Faculty & Staff

Dave Bruns

Executive Director

Dave earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the College of William & Mary. He practiced law for leading law firms in San Francisco and Virginia. Dave was recognized by Richmond Magazine as one of Virginia’s best young lawyers. He and Stacey lead the effort to form the vision, philosophy and mission of the school. Dave is known as “Coach Dave” to kids since he volunteers as a basketball and baseball coach. Dave is the proud father of CDS Alum Jack (15) and CDS Seventh Grader Jane (12).

Dave Bruns

Stacey Bruns

Head of School

Stacey has always had a clear vision and talent for educating children. Her prior mentors have recognized this quality by, among other honors, naming her the outstanding student in the University of Virginia’s Master of Teaching program, naming her the first-year teacher-of-the-year for the Hanover County school system, placing her in leadership positions early in her career, and promoting her to Assistant Head of School at a successful private preschool – eighth grade school in California. Before proposing and founding Charlottesville Day School, Stacey was the leader of a preschool in Arlington, Virginia. Stacey is the proud mother of a CDS graduate, Jack, and a current CDS Middle School student, Jane.

Stacey Bruns

Johanna Beaver

Orchestra; Violin and Viola Teacher

Johanna began teaching in 1993 while pursuing her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance. Since then she has served on the faculties of the University of Virginia, Interlochen Arts Camp, Opus 118 Violin Program in New York, and the Stony Brook Pre-college. Johanna performs regularly in the Roanoke and Richmond Symphonies, The Oratorio Society of Virginia, Charlottesville Chamber Orchestra, and as a member of the Afton String Quartet. Currently, Johanna is a faculty member at the University of Mary Washington and teaches private lessons from her studio at home in Charlottesville. Johanna holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where her mentors were Katherine Murdock, Mitchell Stern, and the Emerson String Quartet. She enjoys leading the orchestra and teaching private violin and viola lessons at Charlottesville Day School.

Johanna Beaver

Amy Buddington

Spanish Specialist

“Señora B” is excited to be back for her ninth year teaching Spanish at CDS. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Virginia and earned her teaching license from Mary Baldwin College. She enjoyed working for Albemarle County as a Spanish Teacher at the high school level before finding her true passion teaching children at CDS. Amy has two daughters; Laura is a Sixth Grader at CDS and Julia is a CDS graduate. Her Spanish curriculum includes age-appropriate songs, games, stories, poetry, culture, and art. Upper Elementary and Middle School students learn grammar and writing. She also takes a storytelling approach to teaching Spanish. Señora B shares her love of cooking and baking with her Wednesday enrichment class for elementary students. Amy is also a member of the Admissions team at CDS.

Amy Buddington

Paola Christy

Physical Education Teacher, Extended Day

Paola has had over 23 years of teaching experience ranging from Italian teaching assistant at William and Mary, where she earned her B.S. in Kinesiology, to the lead P.E. teacher at Tandem Friends School for 8 years. Most recently, she has devoted time to teaching community youth sports programs for Charlottesville Parks and Recreation. This will be Paola’s second year at Charlottesville Day School. She is excited to foster a happy and supportive learning environment with students and faculty at CDS. Apart from teaching, Paola enjoys spending time with her seven year old daughter Zaharra, reading, and exploring the outdoors.

Paola Christy

Townley Cole

Panda Bears Teacher

After graduating from The College of William and Mary, Townley began her teaching career as a first grade teacher in Newport News Public Schools. When she and her late husband, Malcolm, moved to San Rafael, California, they founded Janus School, a private preschool through second grade, which they operated for eighteen years. Upon returning to Virginia, Townley was the founding director of The Salvation Army Child Care Center for Homeless Children in Charlottesville. She has also worked as a teacher in the Albemarle County Afterschool Program and as director of Trinity Episcopal Child Care Center. For the past ten years, Townley has worked as a preschool teacher. She brings with her a wealth of experience and a passion for early childhood education. Her proudest accomplishment is being a parent to her amazing children, Mira, Andrew, and AJ and spending time with her grandchildren Aiyana, Nathaniel, and Makai.
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Townley Cole

Coro Cope

First/Second Grade Teacher

This is Coro’s seventh year teaching at CDS. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Masters of Teaching degree in Elementary Education. While she was a student, she was named Outstanding Student in the Elementary Education program and also worked with the Curry School Foundation as a student representative to the board, fundraising and increasing student involvement in the school. Coro has also worked in other elementary schools in the Charlottesville area as a tutor and teaching assistant, and brings these experiences with her to CDS. Coro has completed an Orton Gillingham reading instruction course. This class provided Coro with a deeper understanding of multi-sensory reading instruction geared towards helping struggling readers. With this experience under her belt, Coro is able to deliver reading instruction that truly meets the individual needs of each child in her class. Coro’s daughter Everly is joining CDS as a Cubbie this year.
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Coro Cope

Kira Cotter

Reading Specialist

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Arizona, Kira spent the summer teaching in Tanzania. She then completed a teacher training program at Beauvoir, The National Cathedral School in Washington D.C., and Kira went on to teach first grade for the next few years at a progressive Independent School in Alexandria, VA. In 2015 she earned her Masters in Reading Instruction at the University of Virginia. During this year, Kira also worked in several Charlottesville Schools as a Literacy Mentor to Pre-Service teachers. With 6 years of teaching experience, Kira is excited to put her specialization and passion into a new role as Instructional Specialist. She is thrilled to return to Charlottesville and join the Charlottesville Day School community.

Kira Cotter

Becky Dice

First/Second Grade Teacher

Becky is excited to return for her third year on the First & Second Grade team at Charlottesville Day School. She obtained her Bachelors degree from Roanoke College in 2009. Not too long after graduating and working in business, she realized that her true passion is teaching. She moved to Charlottesville to attend graduate school at UVA. She graduated from the Curry School of Education with a Masters of Teaching in Elementary Education. She brings experience from Charlottesville City and Albemarle County schools where she worked with students in grades K-5. Along with her husband she lives with her corgi, Hobbes. Becky comes to CDS highly recommended by the Curry School’s Elementary Education Coordinator, Dr. Robert Tai.
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Becky Dice

Jontel Evans

Physical Education Teacher & Basketball Coach

Jontel graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors degree in Anthropology in 2013. While at the University, Jontel played Point Guard on the basketball team, where he was twice selected to the All-ACC Defensive Team by ACC coaches and selected to the Lefty Driesell All-American Defensive Team. Jontel also led UVA in assists in 3 consecutive seasons. He continued his basketball career after college, playing professionally in Slovakia during the 2014 – 2015 season. After serving as a support teacher last year, Jontel is excited to return to CDS as a Physical Education Teacher and basketball coach. He is looking forward to sharing his love of basketball and fitness with CDS students.

Jontel Evans

Mimi Fitzpatrick

First/Second Grade Teacher

Mimi wanted to be a teacher her whole childhood and followed her passion into a career in education. She earned a Masters in Teaching degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia. She was first introduced to the concept of lifelong learning at the Curry School, and she fully embraces this idea in her professional and personal life as she finds joy in constantly learning from the world around her. This is her seventh year as an elementary school teacher. She is thrilled to be a part of the CDS community as a teacher on the First & Second Grade team.
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Mimi Fitzpatrick

Ataira "Frankie" Franklin

Physical Education, Basketball Coach

Frankie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Masters degree in Creative Arts from Vanderbilt University. This is Coach Frankie’s first year at CDS. During her time at the University of Virginia, she majored in Studio Art with a concentration in photography. She was also a member of the Women’s Basketball team, which enabled her to work closely with the Children’s Hospital, Hope Community Center’s Hope4Kids, and the Ronald McDonald House. She is most excited to be back in Charlottesville and to share her love for art and basketball with the students here at CDS.

Ataira

Brooke Hall

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Brooke earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland. For two years during college, Brooke was an intern at a public school with a large population of first generation immigrants from Russia who were second language learners. Her job was to help the students who were identified by the school with their integration into the school system. After college and starting a family, Brooke worked at a small private school in Maryland as an Assistant Teacher and Office Manager until her family moved to the Charlottesville area. Brooke keeps busy with her two children, Joey who is a freshman at NC State, and Tillie, a middle schooler at CDS. Brooke has volunteered at CDS as a Kindergarten Assistant and Office Assistant this year and looks forward to officially joining the faculty this year.
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Brooke Hall

Jaime Hawkins

Middle School English

This is Jaime’s fourth year at CDS and she couldn’t be more excited to be part of the team. Jaime graduated from the University of Virginia in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters of Teaching in Elementary Education. She has taught almost every grade, K-6. She brings a wealth of teaching experience having served as a teacher for 10 years with Charlottesville City Schools. Jaime’s daughters, Zoë and Maizie, are part of the CDS family as well. Jaime is excited to be joining the Middle School Team as an English Teacher this year!
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Jaime Hawkins

Katie Hickson

Middle School Math, Project Specialist

Katie is a former Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia where she earned both her undergraduate degree and her Masters of Teaching. She is beginning her seventh year at CDS and combines her love of math with her talent for creating engaging, meaningful learning experiences. While working on her Masters degree, Katie studied differentiated instruction and curriculum design for high ability learners in the Gifted Education department of the Curry School of Education. Prior to teaching at CDS, Katie taught middle school students as part of UVa’s Saturday and Summer Enrichment Programs. Katie has been trained in the College Board’s Springboard Pre-AP Math curriculum and has studied Stanford Professor of Mathematics Education Jo Boaler’s philosophy of math education. Katie also continues to serve in her role as CDS’s Project Specialist, photographing students learning in action, creating web content, and designing print projects for CDS special events and marketing materials. She also works on the Admissions team with Amy and Stacey.
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Katie Hickson

Meryl Kahn

Grizzly Assistant Teacher

Meryl returns to Charlottesville Day School for her eighth year as a preschool teaching assistant. A native of Charlottesville, Meryl has worked with preschool children in a variety of settings. She received her Associate degree in Early Childhood Development from Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. While pursuing her degree, she interned at St. Paul’s Children Center in Stockbridge, MA. An avid sports fan, Meryl follows UVA sports and the Yankees. Meryl is very excited about the new school year and teaching with Abby and Ellie.
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Meryl Kahn

Bret Kampf

Middle School History

Bret graduated with an Honors Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Utah and is currently completing his Masters of Teaching from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Prior to teaching, Bret sold corporate real estate while coaching children of all ages in many different sports, including golf, baseball, and ice hockey. In addition, he was a high school fitness instructor. Bret also competes internationally in triathlon races and is excited to share his love of fitness with middle schoolers at CDS. He comes to CDS with teaching experiences in a variety of local schools and is looking forward to sharing his passion for history with his students as they unlock the stories of our past.
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Bret Kampf

Angela Kelly

Music Specialist

Angela is an accomplished educator with more than 20 years experience teaching young people not only how to play music, but how to love it. She holds a degree in Music Education from the prestigious Indiana University School of Music. Angela has a busy performing career as a professional flutist. She served as interim the Principal Flute for the Charlottesville & University Symphony for seasons 2009-2010 and currently plays Principal Flute with the Virginia Consort and the Oratorio Society of Virginia. She is the director of several flute choirs in the local community. She strongly believes in the power of music to impact young lives. Angela returns for her tenth year as our Music Specialist at CDS. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Angela offers individual flute lessons at CDS.

Angela Kelly

Kimberly Kotarski

Administrative Coordinator

Kim is returning for her ninth year at CDS. She is a native to Charlottesville and graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine. Kim’s wealth of experience in all things administrative allows her to organize and lead while supporting the faculty and parents on a day to day basis. Kim and her husband Craig are the proud parents of their three daughters, Camryn (7), and Kiley (4), and Kacey (1).

Kimberly Kotarski

Michelle Lockwood

Middle School Science

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UNC-Wilmington and teaching credentials from Colorado University at Boulder. Before teaching professionally, Michelle worked as a field biologist, naturalist, and an environmental educator with non-profit organizations. This is Michelle’s ninth year at CDS and her fourteenth year in the classroom. She is a Master Naturalist and is excited to share her love for the natural world with her community and students. When she is not in the classroom, you can find her staying active and spending time with her husband and three children (who all attend CDS).
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Michelle Lockwood

Ileana Lugo

Panda Bears Assistant and Extended Day

Ileana graduated from the Kyrgyz State Technical University with Masters in Hydraulic Engineering. She lived in Havana, Cuba where she worked in environmental projects. At the same time she worked part-time as a child care provider at the daycare “Amiguitos de Marti.” At the daycare, she specialized in creating activities to help develop children’s fine and gross motor skills. After recently moving to the United States, Ileana worked as a nanny for several families. She is very excited to be a part of Charlottesville Day School where she can fulfill one of her passions – working with kids. Her other passions include animals, being surrounded by nature, and visiting museums. On her free time, Ileana loves to spend time with her two children who attend  UVA and VCU.
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Ileana Lugo

Rita Moore

Cubs Teacher

Rita earned Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia. As a social worker, Rita served a diverse range of children and families. Her primary focus was to enhance parent/child relationships and interactions. After having two children of her own, Rita became actively involved in their education. She has been teaching in the Cubs classroom since 2006 when CDS opened its doors. Rita enjoys the amazing learning process, creativity, and joyfulness of two and three year olds! She is a kind, patient and warm member of our faculty. Rita and her husband, Eric, are the parents of two children, Will and Gracie.
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Rita Moore

Jamie Morris

Administrative Coordinator

Jamie joined CDS in 2007 and returns this year as the Administrative Coordinator. She holds an Associate degree in Education, an Early Childhood Teaching Certificate and has her CNA. Jamie is well loved by children of all ages and will continue to support the preschool team in her Administrative Assistant role this year. Jamie is excited to return for her eighth year at CDS and put her love of organizing and attention to detail to work. When not working at CDS, Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband Guthrie and daughter Paisley Belle.

Jamie Morris

Robert Morris

Long-Term Substitute Teacher, First & Second Grade

Robert is excited to join CDS as a long-term substitute in the First & Second Grade Team beginning after the New Year. He is earning his Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia in the spring of 2017 after student teaching in Albemarle County Public Schools. He was thrilled to have had several experiences as a substitute teacher at CDS during the spring of 2016. He has worked four straight summers as a counselor and subsequently a teacher at the University of Virginia’s Summer Enrichment Program – an academic camp geared towards rising 5th through rising 11th graders. When not in the classroom, you can find Robert hiking in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains or running on the streets and trails of Charlottesville.
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Robert Morris

Tamara Murray

Art Specialist

Tamara earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to teaching, Tamara has been a practicing fine artist for over 20 years. She shows her work locally and is a member of several arts organizations including the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Art Association. Tamara has been at Charlottesville Day School since its inception and brings an abundant knowledge of various fine art disciplines. With a great appreciation of each child’s unique qualities, Tamara works passionately to enhance each student’s ability to explore art-making independently. Tamara and her husband have lived in Charlottesville for 24 years and have two children in college, Jack and Ryann. Tamara is excited to collaborate teaching middle school art with Coach Frankie.

Tamara Murray

Clare O'Brien

Middle School English

Clare graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2011 with a Bachelor of English degree and has a Secondary Teaching License in English Language Arts. During college, she had practical experience teaching 6th-11th graders in the Fredericksburg area, and was a member of an Education Honors Society. After college, Clare joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and moved to Sacramento, California to work in an inner-city public charter school as a full-time volunteer teacher. She began her studies at the Curry School of Education in the fall of 2012, and graduated in 2014 with a Master of Education degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Academic, Linguistic, and Cultural Diversity, in addition to an Endorsement in Gifted Education. She has been fortunate to work extensively with Dr. Carol Tomlinson and Dr. Catherine Brighton. She enjoys blending together her passion for history, literature, and writing content with her love for children.
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Clare O'Brien

Abby Perry

Grizzly Teacher

Abby earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011. Abby is a passionate teacher who has a positive, hands-on approach with children in the classroom. She has prior experience as a classroom teacher and joined the CDS family in 2013 as a teacher in the Grizzly class. She is excited to be leading the team this year with Meryl and Ellie by her side.
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Abby Perry

Lourdes Pineda

Spanish Specialist

Originally from Honduras, Lourdes graduated as an Elementary School Teacher from the Escuela Normal de Occidente. She worked for many years in the public school system of Honduras, and after a few years continued her higher education at the Francisco Morazán National Pedagogical University, where she earned higher degrees in Education and in Administration of Education Centers. She has worked with children for more than 22 years, and for the last 10 years did so as the principal of a school in rural Honduras. Lourdes and her family moved to Charlottesville in 2013. They enjoy spending time together and going camping, visiting historical places, and taking trips to the beach.

Karin Reed

Third/Fourth Grade Teacher

Karin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College and a Master of Education degree from Trinity College. This is Karin’s tenth year at CDS. Karin came to us with 11 years of experience in a variety of public elementary school classrooms, including Albemarle County Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools. While teaching in New England, she was the city of Worcester’s nominee as Arts Educator of the Year for Massachusetts. In addition to teaching, Karin enjoys co-directing the CDS Theater Program. Karin has a gift for reaching children and is passionate about her profession. Karin has taught almost every grade level and is excited to return to CDS as a Third/Fourth Grade teacher this year! Karin has two daughters, Ella (Eighth Grade) and Izzy (Fifth Grade), who both attend CDS.
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Karin Reed

Savannah Reeves

Kindergarten Teacher

Savannah earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Teaching degree and Gifted Education certification from the University of Virginia, graduating with honors from both universities. Savannah has gained experience teaching all elementary grades in Charlottesville City and Albemarle County schools. She has also worked as a literacy tutor for elementary students in the McGuffey Reading Center at UVA. Greatly influenced by her work with Dr. Carol Tomlinson, she brings to CDS her knowledge to create high-quality curriculum differentiated to challenge every learner. In her free time, Savannah enjoys snowboarding, travelling with her family, and playing with her dog, Peanut. Savannah is excited to return for her third year as the CDS Kindergarten Teacher.
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Savannah Reeves

Eleanor Smeallie

Grizzly Teacher, First & Second Grade Support

Ellie completed her Masters Degree in Education and Technology, with a focus on Early Childhood Education, from Teacher’s College at Columbia University in New York City. While completing her degree, she also was a lead Pre-K teacher at the Garden House School of New York. She loves running, yoga, hiking and all things outdoors and is excited to be back in her home state! Ellie is returning to CDS this year as a teacher in the Grizzly class and is also excited to join the First & Second Grade Team.
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Eleanor Smeallie

Tiffany Stauffer

Middle School Math, Math Specialist

This is Tiffany’s first year at CDS, although she has felt connected to CDS for many years. She has tutored students, worked with teachers, and taught math summer camps at CDS. She is excited to have the opportunity to be part of the faculty at CDS and work with such an amazing staff. Tiffany graduated from Millersville University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelors degree in Education and an endorsement in Secondary Mathematics. She earned her Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Virginia, with an endorsement as a Math Specialist. She has taught both high school and middle school math and has worked as a math specialist.
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Theresa Sury

Third/Fourth Grade Co-Teacher

Theresa is very excited to return for her fifth year as a teacher at Charlottesville Day School. Theresa graduated from James Madison University in 2011 with an Art Education degree, Pre-K through 12. During her time at JMU, Theresa served as the president of the school’s National Art Education Association chapter while participating in the university’s Honors Program. Theresa completed a senior honors thesis, including a long-term study of a group of young students as they explored their creativity and the connection between art and learning in other subjects. Theresa is thrilled to once again be part of the Third/Fourth Grade teaching team.
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Theresa Sury

Jennifer Thomas

Cubs Assistant Teacher

Jennifer is excited to start her fourth school year at CDS and return to the Cubs class! Jennifer is a native of Randolph, NJ and is a proud CDS mom to Phoebe Rae (Seventh Grade) and Felix Flynn (Second Grade). She holds a BFA in Acting from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and an MFA in Acting/Classical Texts from the Professional Actor Training Program at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, AL. As an actress, Jennifer performed in regional theatres across the country, including NYC’s Classical Repertory Theatre, The Pearl Theater Company, The NJ Shakespeare Festival, The McCarter Theatre, and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. While in NYC, Jennifer worked for Visible Theater Inc., a non-profit theatre company dedicated to providing a means of theatrical expression (writing and performing) to adults with disabilities. Jennifer is an organized, loving, and artistic teacher. She and Rita make a great team.
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Jennifer Thomas

Katie Van Ess

Third/Fourth Grade Teacher

This is Katie’s eighth year of teaching and third year at CDS! Before moving to Virginia, Katie taught in a Fort Worth public school for five years. There, she focused on empowering and motivating her students, their families, and the community. Katie is thrilled to work with Karin and Theresa on the Third & Fourth Grade team. Katie is passionate about building strong relationships, meeting the individual needs of students, and providing a challenging and supportive classroom environment. In her free time, she enjoys reading, creating new recipes, and is an avid music connoisseur. Katie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Texas Christian University and recently graduated with a Master of Education degree from the University of Virginia in the spring of 2014.
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Katie Van Ess

Board of Trustees

Rob Wise

Chairman

Rob Wise is a complex litigation attorney with Bowman and Brooke. He has experience on Boards of other non-profits and fortifies the professionalism of our Board of Trustees. Rob is the father to Gus (6th grade), Latane (3rd grade) and husband of Sarah.

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Rob Wise

Mira Williams

Vice Chair

Mira Williams is a graduate of the Curry School of Education where she received her and undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Teaching. After beginning her career as a teacher at CDS, Mira returned to Curry and received her Doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education. Mira is now a professor at James Madison University, teaching courses in child development.

Mira Williams

Candace Grierson

Past-Chair

Candace is a founding CDS Board member. Candace’s daughter is a CDS graduate and her son is currently a student in the CDS Middle School. Candace is very active in the Charlottesville community, works in Event planning and leads the CDS Development team.

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Candace Grierson

Chris Peper

Treasurer

Chris Peper is the Director of Operations at the Curry School of Education. He is a 1994 graduate of Colorado College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Chris is the husband of Michelle Lockwood and the father of three CDS students: Hayden (13), Townes (10) and Quinlyn (8). Chris is a strong supporter of the CDS Mission and his background in finance and operations serves the board well.

Ellen P. Hench

Secretary

Ellen P. Hench is a doctoral student at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education where she has studied extensively with Carol Tomlinson in the areas of Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners. She has also served as adjunct faculty for the School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies across the state of Virginia. She has also worked as a coach for teacher training in differentiation principles, practices, and skills in schools in southwest Virginia. Ellen believes that a positive and productive school community recognizes and nurtures the individuality of each child and focuses on the growth and development of the whole child – mind, body and personal spirit. She has particular interest and passion for helping support school environments that foster social and emotional growth in tandem with academic learning. She and her husband Allen are the parents of two grown children, Stefan and Adriana.

Ellen P. Hench

Holly Hertberg-Davis

Trustee

Holly Hertberg-Davis is an educational consultant specializing in differentiation of instruction, advanced curriculum, and effective professional development and teacher growth. She is a former professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. Holly is the mother of Cole (3rd grade) and Finn (Kindergarten).

Holly Hertberg-Davis

Renee Fischer

Trustee

Renée is a physician of internal medicine and partner at Internal Medicine, Ltd in Charlottesville. She has been practicing medicine for sixteen years. She is a graduate of Boston College and SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. Renée’s twins attend CDS.

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Renee Fischer

Christie Reed

Trustee

Christie is an educational consultant specializing in case-based learning, experiential learning, and advanced curriculum, the co-owner of George & Henry, LLC, an exclusive dog boarding operation, and a mom. She has two sons who both attend CDS.

Carol Tomlinson

Honorary Trustee

Dr. Tomlinson is a professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education where she serves as Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy. She is also a pioneer and expert in the field of differentiating instruction, a core principle in the CDS curriculum.

Carol Tomlinson

Peter Wiley

Trustee

Peter is a native of Central Virginia. He joined Frank Hardy Realty in 2005 and has been very active in the brokerage of farms, estates and historic properties in the Charlottesville area. Prior to becoming a realtor, Peter served as a Congressional staffer for a member of Congress and more recently as a lobbyist for the Venture Capital and Biotechnology industries in Boston and Washington DC. Peter’s daughters attend CDS.

Peter Wiley

CDS Campus

Downtown is our Playground! We love our new campus downtown. During the entire summer of 2011, parents, teachers and children worked together building, painting, and preparing our new campus. All the hard work not only brought together a building but also a community.

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