Faculty & Staff Updates

Information about new employees and changes in roles for the 2022-23 school year.

SOME OF OUR NEW FACULTY AND STAFF MEMBERS! Front row: Josh Darnell, Lubna Najar, Anjali Bucci ’17, Drew Schoff, Edwin Gordon ’04, Katie Watts, Harley Bosco, Michele (McCloskey) Shirah ’05 Back row: Allison Ewing, Meg Brown, Kyle Tribble ’13, Walker Miller-Breetz, Kathryn Goldberg, Charlie Junkins, Darious Davis, Kaylee Kisselburgh, John Cruz, Maggie Baker, Alex Chernow

Lower School

Maggie Baker, Third Grade Homeroom

Maggie Baker joins our third grade team this fall, coming to us from Chicago. Most recently, Maggie was the Assistant Head of School at Greenfields Academy, where she supported students from Kindergarten through fifth grade in inquiry-based projects and learning. Prior to Greenfields Academy, Maggie spent time in Chicago public schools, working on different content areas in Grades 1-6. Maggie holds a B.A. in Anthropology and an ME.d. in Elementary Education, both from DePaul University. Welcome, Maggie!

Harley Bosco, Fifth Grade Homeroom

We are excited to welcome a very familiar person in the Lower School, Harley Bosco, to our fifth grade team! Most recently, Harley has been a tremendous support as a substitute teacher, working with almost every grade level and the library, and on the extended day staff. Prior to working at Park, Harley worked as a docent at the American Visionary Art Museum. Harley holds a B.A. in Visual Arts and Creative Writing, with a concentration in French, from Oberlin College, and earned a 99 hour Childcare Certification from the Community College of Baltimore County.

Megan “Meg” Brown, Second Grade Homeroom

After having supported almost every grade level in our Lower School, Megan “Meg” Brown is joining the second grade team this fall. Prior to supporting our Lower School as a substitute teacher, Meg was a Special Educator for Reisterstown Elementary School and Assistant Coordinator of the Infant and Toddler Program at Beth El Preschool. Meg holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s in Special Education, both from Towson University.

Anjali Bucci ’17, Lower School Long-Term Substitute and Assistant

After graduating from Park, Anjali Bucci ’17 attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, receiving her BA in Political Science with a Minor in Philosophy. Anjali has been busy since college, interning with Congressman Steny Hoyer and then working as an elementary school literacy tutor with the Success for All Foundation. Most recently, Anjali worked as a lead counselor for Park Camps.

Chris Fultz, Lower School Long-Term Substitute Teacher

Chris Fultz has been a member of the Park team as an Extended Day Supervisor and Lead Camp Counselor for Park Camps. He has also been a substitute teacher in almost every grade level in our Lower School, as well as helped as a Recess Supervisor and in the Middle School. Chris has recently completed coursework at Community College of Baltimore.

Michele (McCloskey) Shirah ’05, Fourth Grade Homeroom

Michele (McCloskey) Shirah, Class of 2005, joins our fourth grade team this fall. Most recently, Michele taught first grade at Krieger Schechter Day School, focusing on creating interactive and differentiated lessons for her students. Michele also taught at the elementary school level at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School for several years. Michele is excited about rejoining the Park community, writing in her letter of interest: “I have often thought of returning to Park, my home away from home.” Michele holds a B.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Family Studies from James Madison University, and a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Towson University.

Middle School

Kaylee Kisselburgh, Middle School Social Studies

Kaylee Kisselburgh joins our Middle School Social Studies department this fall. Most recently, Kaylee has been teaching seventh grade Social Studies at East Irondequoit Middle School in Rochester, N.Y. Kaylee holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Rochester, where she wrote a senior honors thesis about Indian Resistance to British Imperialism through the use of British technologies and innovations during the 19th and 20th centuries. She also holds an M.S. in Teaching and Curriculum Social Studies 7-12 from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education.

Andrew Schoff, Middle School Math

Most recently, Andrew Schoff completed his Master of Science in Secondary Education, conducting his student teaching at Manchester Valley HS and North Carroll MS both in Carroll County. Andrew also worked as the Assistant Center Director at Mathnasium of Sykesville, working with elementary through college-age students. Andrew’s graduate degree is from McDaniel College and his Bachelor of Arts in Math is from Mary’s College of Maryland.

Katie Watts, Middle and Upper School Counselor

Katie Watts most recently worked as a school counselor at Mount Saint Joseph High School, supporting 300 students and working with faculty, staff, administrators, and parents. When some of us last saw Katie, she had worked as a camp counselor and was supporting our Middle School Office, and had completed her practicum experience with us. Katie holds a BA in Production and Management from Marymount Manhattan College and M.Ed in School Counseling from Loyola University Maryland.

Upper School

Charlotte Baird ’18, Upper School Long-Term Substitute

After graduating from Park, Charlotte Baird ’18 attended Eckerd College, where she received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Anthropology. During her time at Eckerd, Charlotte worked as a student researcher, assisting with data collection for a study on conservation-relevant cognitive skills in ring-tailed lemurs at a conservation foundation in Florida. This summer, she worked at the Irvine Nature Center designing educational programming and activities for children.

John Cruz, Upper School Modern Language

John Cruz joins the Upper School modern language department as a Spanish teacher this fall. Most recently, John was a Visiting Instructor of Spanish at University of Findlay, and, prior to this role, was an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Community College of Denver. John’s previous roles include Editor at Escuela de Escritura in Chile and Assistant Director for Study Abroad at The Ohio State University. John holds a B.S. in Marketing from Universidad Central de Colombia, an M.A. in Spanish from St. John’s University, and a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese from The Ohio State University.

Allison Ewing, Upper School Dean of Students

Allison Ewing has already joined us (as of July 1) as Upper School Dean of Students. Most recently, Allison was Assistant Principal of Grades 9 and 10 at the Washington International School (WIS). Prior to working at WIS, she was Upper School Social Studies Department Chair and Co-Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. Allison earned her B.A. in History and Spanish at the University of Michigan and her Master’s of Education in Secondary Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.

Charlie Junkins, Upper School Theater

Charlie Junkins joins us this fall as our Upper School theater teacher. He recently completed his M.Ed. in Human Development and Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. While in Cambridge, Charlie was involved in The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), designing curriculum for middle and high school students to help develop social-emotional and theatrical skills and knowledge. Charlie actually spent time in Baltimore, working for The Choice Program with AmeriCorps, mentoring and advocating for youth in the Department of Juvenile Services. Charlie holds a B.A. in Theater and a B.A. in Global Studies from University of Southern California.

Walker Miller-Breetz, Upper School Math

Most recently, Walker Miller-Breetz worked as a Long-Term Substitute Teacher for 6th grade at Bryn Mawr School for Girls, teaching 4 classes of math. He was also an Upper School Teaching Assistant at Bryn Mawr, working with the AP Calculus AB, Precalculus, and AP Statistics classes. Walker holds a BA in Mathematics with a Minor in Computer Science and Physics from Northeastern University.

Lubna Najar, Upper School English

The Upper School English department welcomes Lubna Najar this fall. Lubna is currently teaching Upper School English at Sidwell Friends in D.C., where she has taught every high school grade level. At Sidwell, Lubna also serves as the faculty advisor to Quarterly, the literary magazine, and South Asian Students Association. Prior to Sidwell, Lubna taught English at Randallstown High School. Lubna holds a B.A. with Honors in English Language and Literature from Brown University, an M.A. in English Literature from University of Chicago, and a NYS Certification in English Education from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Katie Watts, Middle and Upper School Counselor

Katie Watts most recently worked as a school counselor at Mount Saint Joseph High School, supporting 300 students and working with faculty, staff, administrators, and parents. When some of us last saw Katie, she had worked as a camp counselor and was supporting our Middle School Office, and had completed her practicum experience with us. Katie holds a BA in Production and Management from Marymount Manhattan College and M.Ed in School Counseling from Loyola University Maryland.


darious davis, Tech Support Technician

Darious Davis joined us in the IT office at the beginning of August as a Tech Support Technician. He is currently enrolled at Towson University and brings a friendly attitude and problem solving skills to our team.

Kathryn Goldberg, Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Kathryn Goldberg previously worked as a Development Operations Associate at Reconstructing Judaism, where she developed and maintained data collection systems. Kathryn is also a piano teacher at Common Time Music School, working with students of all age and skill levels. She was a double major in college, earning a BA in Music from Haverford and a BA in Linguistics from Bryn Mawr.

Kyle Tribble ’13, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow

Kyle Tribble, Class of 2013, is Park’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow. Kyle was most recently the Assistant Director of Outreach in the Financial Aid department at Johns Hopkins, where he provided direct outreach for students and families receiving financial aid. Kyle expressed a great deal of interest and excitement for the position, writing in his letter of interest: “I’d like to extend my efforts to an institution where a desire for diversity and collaboration are at the forefront of its ideals — not just an afterthought. I know Park is just the place and that my time there will be spent bettering the lives of young people whose shoes I walked in not too long ago.” Kyle holds a B.A. in English from Oberlin College.

Changes in Role

Gina Braden assumes the role of Middle School Theater and Theater Chair.

Lower School Math Resources Teacher Linda Brennan will serve as a Middle School math teacher this year.

Alex Chernow is now a permanent member of our nursing staff after having served in a temporary capacity this summer.

Lower School Assistant Principal Matt Doyle assumes the role of Lower School Principal.

Second grade teacher Katrina Holmberg assumes the role of Lower School Assistant Principal

After serving as Interim Dean of Students for the Upper School last year, Elliott Huntsman returns to the Upper School science department.

Kevin Kahl has taken on the permanent title of Director of Security.

Middle School social studies teacher Shrijana Puri assumes the role of Middle School Dean of Students

Ian Rausch has taken on the permanent title of Director of Facilities and Operations. 

In addition to teaching fifth grade, Jen Rosen is now the Director of the Middle Grades Partner (MGP) program. 

In addition to teaching Middle School Language Arts, Nicole Scott is now the Director of Park Summer Camps.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow Akira Townes ’13 assumes the role of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Nelson Vicioso has taken on the permanent title of Director of Auxiliary Programming.

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