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From Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, the passion, guidance, support, and skill of our administration and faculty are at the heart of KJDS. Our faculty is highly-skilled and carefully chosen. All of our homeroom teachers hold Master's degrees in Education, and our specialty teachers are strongly qualified in their fields as well.

Our teachers have a wide range of personalities, backgrounds, and worldviews. Their foremost mission is teaching students the skills and knowledge necessary for life. In our classrooms, debate and discussion thrive. Teachers encourage intellectual curiosity, interdisciplinary thought, and academic integrity.

Each of our staff members contributes to our unique KJDS school culture that leads to success for all learners.

Meet Our Faculty

Our educators see the brilliance in each of our students. They are unwavering in their dedication to nurturing the passions of our students and guiding them to realize their full potential.

Miriam Esther Wilhelm

Head of School

Louise Lindsay

Innovation Coach

Darcy Devrnja

Innovation Coach

Sheryl Connelly

Director of Operations

Julie Jolly

Director of Operations

Anna McDonald

Director of Admissions

Becca Stein

Director of Development

Katie Lusk

Kindergarten - 1st grade Teacher

Nikki Sawyers

Grade K Teacher and K-1 Homeroom Teacher

Brooke Haskins

Grade One Teacher and K-1 Homeroom Teacher

Bekka Blanchard

2nd - 3rd Grade Teacher

Jessica Vose

2nd - 3rd Grade Teacher

Susan Ehrenclou

4th - 5th Grade Teacher

Laura Saddlemire

Grades Four/Five Teacher

Sara Venable

4-5 Teacher, Drama Director and Aftercare Director

Lev Gross-Comstock

Music and SETAM Teacher

Faina Rozov

Hebrew Teacher

Amy Broady

Art Teacher

Coach Geno Anderson

Physical Education Teacher

Jami Quartararo


Board & Advisory


Our school board helps us uphold our value of community and our devotion to academic excellence.

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