Faculty

Every Maryvale faculty member holds a bachelor's degree. Nearly 40 hold a master's degree. And, four have a Ph.D. Our dedicated, passionate faculty members regularly participate in professional development opportunities to continue their educational journeys and adapt their lesson plans to the trends in academia. Further, in order to provide the individualized attention that each student needs, our teachers are trained to recognize when a girl may need more support, more rigor or more independence.

Academic Administration

Tracey H. Ford

Tracey H. Ford

President
M.A.S., Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Classical Rhetoric and English, University of Virginia
Jennifer Nicholas

Jennifer Nicholas

Middle School Head, Academic Dean
M.A., Leadership in Teaching, Notre Dame University of Maryland
B.S., Secondary Education, Villanova University
Jessica Vitrano Randisi '01

Jessica Vitrano Randisi '01

Dean of Students, Assistant Upper School Head, Performing Arts Department Chair
M.A., Teaching Secondary English, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.A., Theatre, Salisbury University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate, English
Dr. Victor Shin

Dr. Victor Shin

Upper School Head, Assistant Head of School
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Pennsylvania
M.P.A., University of Baltimore
B.A., Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park Scholars Program

Center for Academic Excellence

Courtney Fitzgibbon

Courtney Fitzgibbon

Director of the Center for Academic Excellence, Learning Specialist, Art Teacher
M.A., English, Washington College
B.A., Art and English, Washington College

Counseling

Claire Doyle

Claire Doyle

School Counselor, Leadership Teacher
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Boston College
B.A., Psychology and English, Boston College
Kalea Selmon

Kalea Selmon

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, School Counselor
M.S., Counseling, Johns Hopkins University
B.S., Psychology, Howard University

Diversity and Inclusion

Michael A. Brown, Sr.

Michael A. Brown, Sr.

Director of Diversity and Community Engagement, Leadership Teacher
M.Ed., School Leadership, Goucher College
B.S., Business Administration, Morgan State University
M.S.D.E. Administrator I Certification
Kalea Selmon

Kalea Selmon

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, School Counselor
M.S., Counseling, Johns Hopkins University
B.S., Psychology, Howard University

English

Brian Boston

Brian Boston

English Teacher
M.Ed, Guidance and Counseling, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., English Education, Wilkes College
Betty Coyle

Betty Coyle

English Teacher, Science Teacher
M.Ed., Administration, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Education, Stratford College
Rance Denton

Rance Denton

English Teacher, Department Co-Chair
B.S., English, Towson University
Mark Lund

Mark Lund

English Teacher, Department Co-Chair
M.A., English, Duke University
B.A., English, Miami University
Ellen Manuel-Smith

Ellen Manuel-Smith

English Teacher, Theater Director
M.A., Teaching and Secondary English Certification, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.A., English, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Katherine Plants

English Teacher
M.A.,, English, The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., English and Classical Civilizations, Loyola University Maryland

Mark Riding

English Teacher, Social Studies Teacher

Leadership Institute

Michael A. Brown, Sr.

Michael A. Brown, Sr.

Director of Diversity and Community Engagement, Leadership Teacher
M.Ed., School Leadership, Goucher College
B.S., Business Administration, Morgan State University
M.S.D.E. Administrator I Certification
Claire Doyle

Claire Doyle

School Counselor, Leadership Teacher
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Boston College
B.A., Psychology and English, Boston College
Mary Ellen Rector Fise '74

Mary Ellen Rector Fise '74

Director of the Leadership Institute
M.A., Church Ministry, Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law
B.S., Consumer Economics, University of Maryland
Barbara Lipsky

Barbara Lipsky

Library Director, Leadership Teacher
M.S.L.S., Library Science, The Catholic University of America
B.S., Computer Information Systems, York College of Pennsylvania
Gracie Smith

Gracie Smith

Director of Research and Curriculum Planning, Leadership Institute Faculty
M.T., Secondary Science Education, University of Virginia
B.S., Animal Science, University of Maryland, College Park
Joanne Wesolowski

Joanne Wesolowski

Library Assistant, Leadership Teacher
M.B.A., University of Baltimore
B.A., Accounting, Loyola University Maryland
Certification, Elementary Education, Towson University

Library

Barbara Lipsky

Barbara Lipsky

Library Director, Leadership Teacher
M.S.L.S., Library Science, The Catholic University of America
B.S., Computer Information Systems, York College of Pennsylvania
Joanne Wesolowski

Joanne Wesolowski

Library Assistant, Leadership Teacher
M.B.A., University of Baltimore
B.A., Accounting, Loyola University Maryland
Certification, Elementary Education, Towson University

Mathematics

Blair Boehm Dicriscio '01

Blair Boehm Dicriscio '01

Mathematics Teacher, Department Chair
M.S., Applied and Industrial Mathematics, Towson University
B.A., Mathematics, Lafayette College
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate, Mathematics
Nataliya Goodman

Nataliya Goodman

Mathematics Teacher
M.S., Engineering Physics, Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia
B.A., Engineering Physics, Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia
Jeanie Grant

Jeanie Grant

Mathematics Teacher
Masters Equiv., Loyola College, Goucher College, Towson University, Central Michigan University and Texas Instruments
B.S., Mathematics and Education, Towson University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate, Mathematics
Jennifer Krueger

Jennifer Krueger

Mathematics Teacher
B.Ed., Mathematics and Economics, Senior and Intermediate Division, Queen’s University, Canada
B.A., Economics, Political Science and Mathematics, University Toronto, Canada
Randal Smith

Randal Smith

Mathematics Teacher, Social Studies Teacher
M.A.T., Secondary Education, Social Studies, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
Maggie Sprinkle

Maggie Sprinkle

Mathematics Teacher
M.S., Educational Technology, Johns Hopkins University
B.S., Business Administration, Lynchburg College
Donna Weber

Donna Weber

Mathematics Teacher
Masters Equiv., Towson University and Loyola University Maryland
B.S., Mathematics, Towson University

Performing Arts

Ellen Manuel-Smith

Ellen Manuel-Smith

English Teacher, Theater Director
M.A., Teaching and Secondary English Certification, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.A., English, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Amanda Polanowski

Dance Teacher, Music Teacher
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Towson University
Jessica Vitrano Randisi '01

Jessica Vitrano Randisi '01

Dean of Students, Assistant Upper School Head, Performing Arts Department Chair
M.A., Teaching Secondary English, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.A., Theatre, Salisbury University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate, English
Nathan Scavilla

Nathan Scavilla

Science Teacher, Director of Instrumental Music
B.S., Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Paul Shapanus

Maryvale Theater Technical Director
B.S., Technical Design and Production for Theater, Towson University

Physical Education

Tricia Giuffrida

Tricia Giuffrida

Health/Physical Education Teacher
M.S., Applied Health and Physiology, Salisbury University
B.S., Biology, Salisbury University
Marce Fackler Hughes '88

Marce Fackler Hughes '88

Physical Education Teacher, Department Chair, Assistant Athletic Director
B.A., Health/Physical Education, Roanoke College
Terri Moeser

Terri Moeser

Athletic Director
M.A., Exercise Science and Physical Education, McDaniel College
B.S., Physical Education, Towson University

Science

Betty Coyle

Betty Coyle

English Teacher, Science Teacher
M.Ed., Administration, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Education, Stratford College

Kim Dubansky

Science Teacher, Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach
M.H.S., Population Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
B.A., Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Carole Gonzalez

Carole Gonzalez

Science Teacher, Department Co-Chair
M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.S., Biological Sciences, Mount St. Mary's University

Amanda Greene

Science Teacher
Dr. Karen O'Neil

Dr. Karen O'Neil

Science Teacher, Teacher Mentor
Ph.D., Biological Anthropology, University of Illinois
M.A., Biological Anthropology, University of Illinois
B.A., Anthropology and Russian, State University of New York at Oswego
Nathan Scavilla

Nathan Scavilla

Science Teacher, Director of Instrumental Music
B.S., Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Emily Vitrano Waugh '03

Emily Vitrano Waugh '03

Science Teacher, Department Co-Chair
M.A.T, Secondary Education, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.S., Kinesiology, College of William & Mary
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate, Biology

Social Studies

Richard Englar

Richard Englar

Social Studies Teacher
M.A.T, Secondary Social Studies, Temple University
B.A., History (Honors), Wake Forest University
Maureen Finlan

Maureen Finlan

Director of Middle School Student Life, Social Studies Teacher
M.S.E., Educational Leadership, University of Dayton
B.S., Elementary and Special Education, Saint Joseph's University
Andrea Jacobs

Andrea Jacobs

Social Studies Teacher
M.S., Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
John Levasseur

John Levasseur

Social Studies Teacher, Department Co-Chair
M.A., Philosophy, West Chester University
B.S., Philosophy, Towson University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate, Social Studies
Julie Matthews

Julie Matthews

Social Studies Teacher, Department Co-Chair
B.A., History, Loyola University Maryland
Sarah Read

Sarah Read

Social Studies Teacher
M.A., History, State University of New York at Buffalo
B.A., History (Honors), Secondary Education (Honors) and Spanish (Honors), Canisius College

Mark Riding

English Teacher, Social Studies Teacher
Randal Smith

Randal Smith

Mathematics Teacher, Social Studies Teacher
M.A.T., Secondary Education, Social Studies, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

St. Julie Billiart Program

Catherine Beach

Catherine Beach

Learning Specialist
B.S., Exercise Physiology, Elon University
Teaching Certification, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Courtney Fitzgibbon

Courtney Fitzgibbon

Director of the Center for Academic Excellence, Learning Specialist, Art Teacher
M.A., English, Washington College
B.A., Art and English, Washington College
Rachel Mays

Rachel Mays

Learning Specialist
M.A., Liberal Studies, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., English, Boston College
Mary Trompeter

Mary Trompeter

Director of the St. Julie Billiart Program
B.A., Elementary Education, Loyola University Maryland
Kathleen Donohue Wilder

Kathleen Donohue Wilder

Learning Specialist
M.M.S, Loyola University Maryland
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), Notre Dame of Maryland University

Student Life

Kristin DeVan

Kristin DeVan

Assistant to Student Life and Campus Ministry
Maureen Finlan

Maureen Finlan

Director of Middle School Student Life, Social Studies Teacher
Jessica Vitrano Randisi '01

Jessica Vitrano Randisi '01

Dean of Students, Assistant Upper School Head, Performing Arts Department Chair

Technology

Christine Engbert

Christine Engbert

Technology Teacher, Theology Teacher
M.A., Leadership in Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.S., Computer Science, Villanova University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate, Computer Science and STEM
George Kapusinski

George Kapusinski

Technology Coordinator
M.B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville
B.A., Political Science, The Catholic University of America

Theology

Ann Cory

Ann Cory

Theology Teacher
M.A., Religious Education, Fordham University
B.A., Political Science, Fordham University
Kristin DeVan

Kristin DeVan

Assistant to Student Life and Campus Ministry
B.A., Theology and Philosophy, Mount St. Mary's University
Christine Engbert

Christine Engbert

Technology Teacher, Theology Teacher
M.A., Leadership in Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.S., Computer Science, Villanova University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate, Computer Science and STEM
Nathan Nocket

Nathan Nocket

Theology Teacher
B.A., Theology, Mount St. Mary's University
Level III EQUIP Certification, Youth Ministry and Religious Education, Archdiocese of Baltimore
Dr. Glenda Snavely

Dr. Glenda Snavely

Theology Teacher, World Languages Teacher
Ph.D., Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S.W, Social Work, Indiana State University
Mary Pat Tilghman

Mary Pat Tilghman

Campus Minister, Theology Teacher, Department Chair
B.A., Education, Loyola University Maryland
Advanced Certification, Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Baltimore

Kate Wyvill

Coordinator of Community Service, Theology Teacher
B.A., History, Mount St. Mary's University

Visual Arts

Courtney Fitzgibbon

Courtney Fitzgibbon

Director of the Center for Academic Excellence, Learning Specialist, Art Teacher
M.A., English, Washington College
B.A., Art and English, Washington College
Kim Kozak

Kim Kozak

Visual Arts Teacher, Department Chair
B.A., Art and Art History, McDaniel College
Marlena Murtagh

Marlena Murtagh

Visual Arts Teacher
M.A.A.E., Maryland Institute College of Art
B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art

World Languages

Amy Barnett

Amy Barnett

World Languages Teacher
M.B.A., Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
B.A., French Language, Indiana University

Sara Fowler

World Languages Teacher
M.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Hawaii Pacific University
B.A., Spanish Language & Literature and Political Science, Dickinson College
Victoria Matter

Victoria Matter

World Languages Teacher, Department Chair
J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
B.A., Spanish, Sweet Briar College
Julia Ramos

Julia Ramos

World Languages Teacher
M.A., Leadership in Teaching, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.A., Spanish, Messiah College
Dr. Glenda Snavely

Dr. Glenda Snavely

Theology Teacher, World Languages Teacher
Ph.D., Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S.W, Social Work, Indiana State University

Carmen Sund

World Languages Teacher