At High Meadow, we believe you shouldn’t have to choose between social-emotional development and academic growth.
High Meadow teachers prioritize student well-being as a means to support authentic engagement with academic work. In collaboration with each other and every child, teachers foster classroom communities where every child is excited to learn.
Our teachers are guides and fellow researchers in their classes, designing student-centered plans and projects that honor their young people’s innate curiosity and creativity.
Small class sizes, along with a campus-wide commitment to the Positive Discipline method of classroom management, support teachers in maintaining a school culture of respect and belonging. 
Teachers at all grade levels engage in significant professional development activities, and have access to daily support from administrators and support staff.

Early Childhood

Rachel Roozen

Nursery, 2s Class Lead Teacher

Stacey Wenzel

Nursery, 2s Class Assistant Teacher

Althea Brown

Nursery, 3s Class Lead Teacher

Reta Sorge

Nursery, 3s Class Assistant Teacher

Hazel Parker-Myers

Nursery 3's Assistant Teacher

Peter Myers

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Janine Louis

Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Lonnie Cureton

Kindergarten 1:1 Aid

Bella Kosmacher

Kindergarten Lead Teacher

James Burdick

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

James Zoutis

Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Angela Van Ness

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Lower School

Nina Friedman

1st Grade Co-Lead Teacher

Hannah Giles

1st Grade Co-Lead Teacher

Amanda Mackler

2nd Grade Lead Teacher

Hannah Murray

2nd Grade Assistant Teacher

Bridget Corso

3rd Grade Lead Teacher

Cici Ferrara

3rd Grade Assistant Teacher

Keri Zurlini

4th Grade Co-Lead Teacher

AnnMarie O'Connor

4th Grade Co-Lead Teacher

Upper School

Kimberly Carmody

5th Grade Homeroom

Allyson Uzzle

6th Grade Homeroom
5th & 6th Grade Humanities Teacher

Hollie Paynter

Intern Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades

Marissa Ender

7th Grade Homeroom (co-teacher)
5th Grade Science Teacher
6th-8th Grade Math Teacher

Ashlee Fazio

7th Grade Homeroom (co-teacher)
7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher

Aleah Dacey

8th Grade Homeroom
6th-8th Grade ELA Teacher

Gian Ascione

6th-8th Grade Science Teacher

Rachel Van Carpels

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Upper School Division Head

Leah Maidenbaum

Upper School Assistant Teacher

Sam Tate

Upper School Assistant Teacher

Special Subjects & Electives

Victor Lissabet

Music Program Coordinator & Teacher

Roberto Rodriguez

PreK-8th Grade Spanish Language Teacher

Ken McGloin

Adjunct Music Teacher

Sean Whalen

Physical Education

James Burdick

5th-8th Grade Mandarin Chinese Language Teacher

Kimberly Carmody

N-8th Grade Art Teacher

Bella Kosmacher

Kindergarten & 4th Grade Dance Teacher

Lisa Brown

1st-3rd Grade Dance Teacher

Allyson Uzzle

5th-8th Grade Drama Teacher

Jennifer Bousilman

Upper School Electives Dance Teacher