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, Leadership Teacher
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
Gracie Smith

Gracie Smith

Associate Academic Dean
M.T., Secondary Science Education, University of Virginia
B.S., Animal Science, University of Maryland, College Park

Campus Ministry

Kristin DeVan

Kristin DeVan

Campus Minister, Theology Teacher
B.A., Theology and Philosophy, Mount St. Mary's University
Kate Wyvill

Kate Wyvill

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

Center for Academic Excellence

Courtney Fitzgibbon

Courtney Fitzgibbon

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

College Counseling

Lindsey R.B. Duerr

Lindsey R.B. Duerr

Associate Director of College Counseling
Monica Graham

Monica Graham

Director of College Counseling
M.B.A, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Business, Loyola University Maryland

Counseling

Claire Doyle

Claire Doyle

School Counselor, Leadership Teacher
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Boston College
B.A., Psychology and English, Boston College
Hillary Horgan

Hillary Horgan

School Counselor
M.Ed, School Counseling, Loyola University Maryland
B.S., Psychology, Saint Joseph's University

Diversity and Inclusion

Kalea Selmon

Kalea Selmon

Director of Diversity and Inclusion
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
John Brown

John Brown

Math Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, English Teacher
M.Ed., Elementary Education, Towson University
B.S., Political Science, Towson University
Rance Denton

Rance Denton

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

Mark Lund

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

Ellen Manuel-Smith

English Teacher, Theater Director, Department Co-Chair
M.A., Teaching and Secondary English Certification, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.A., English, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Katherine Plants

Katherine Plants

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

Mark Riding

English Teacher
M.F.A., Creative Writing and Publishing Arts, University of Baltimore
B.A., English, Coppin State University
Standard Professional Certificate II

Leadership Institute

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
George Kapusinski

George Kapusinski

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

Jennifer Nicholas

Middle School Head, Academic Dean, Leadership Teacher
M.A., Leadership in Teaching, Notre Dame University of Maryland
B.S., Secondary Education, Villanova University
Gracie Smith

Gracie Smith

Associate Academic Dean
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

John Brown

John Brown

Math Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, English Teacher
M.Ed., Elementary Education, Towson University
B.S., Political Science, Towson University
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, Department Co-Chair
M.A., Teaching and Secondary English Certification, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.A., English, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Amanda Polanowski

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
Paul Shapanus

Paul Shapanus

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

Christopher Young

Upper School Band Director, Performing Arts Teacher
M.M., Music, Towson University
B.M., Jazz Performance, 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

Marce Fackler Hughes

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

Terri Moeser

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

Science

Kim Dubansky

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 Chair
M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.S., Biological Sciences, Mount St. Mary's University
Kyle Hurley

Kyle Hurley

Science Teacher
Amanda Meekins

Amanda Meekins

Science Teacher
B.S., Forensic Chemistry, General Chemistry, Towson University
A.A., Teacher Education, Carroll Community College
Dr. Karen O'Neil

Dr. Karen O'Neil

Science Teacher
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
Michelle Tseng

Michelle Tseng

Science Teacher, Registrar
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of California at San Diego
B.S., Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology
Emily Vitrano Waugh '03

Emily Vitrano Waugh '03

Science Teacher, Director of Middle School Student Life
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

John Brown

John Brown

Math Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, English Teacher
M.Ed., Elementary Education, Towson University
B.S., Political Science, Towson University
Richard Englar

Richard Englar

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

Katie Tennant

Social Studies Teacher
B.A., Anthropology, Marshall University
B.A., History, Marshall 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
M.A., English, Washington College
B.A., Art and English, Washington College
Rachel Mays

Rachel Mays

Assistant Director of the St. Julie Billiart Program, Learning Specialist
Alex Nelson

Alex Nelson

Learning Specialist
Kathleen Donohue Wilder

Kathleen Donohue Wilder

Director of the St. Julie Billiart Program
M.M.S, Loyola University Maryland
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), Notre Dame of Maryland University

Student Life

Kristin DeVan

Kristin DeVan

Campus Minister, Theology Teacher
B.A., Theology and Philosophy, Mount St. Mary's 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
Emily Vitrano Waugh '03

Emily Vitrano Waugh '03

Science Teacher, Director of Middle School Student Life
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

Technology

Christine Engbert

Christine Engbert

Technology 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, Leadership Teacher
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

Campus Minister, Theology Teacher
B.A., Theology and Philosophy, Mount St. Mary's University
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

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

Kate Wyvill

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

Visual Arts

Erin Dance

Erin Dance

Visual Arts Teacher
M.A.T., Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
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

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
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

Carmen Sund

World Languages Teacher
M.A., Liberal Arts, Georgetown University
B.S., French, Georgetown University