Staff Directory

The Oakwood School educators...

  • Model the Portrait of an Oakwood Graduate
  • Passionately pursue their own professional growth and renewal
  • Hold children at the center of all decisions and actions
  • Cultivate an inclusive and vibrant learning community
  • Are committed to the education of children and the Mission of The Oakwood School

Excerpt from Oakwood's Characteristics of Professional Excellence adopted December 10, 2014



Janice Adams

Janice Adams

Titles: Upper School Receptionist
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Catherine Allen

Catherine Allen

Titles: Middle School English and Social Studies Teacher
Degrees: BA English, Washington & Lee University 
MAT English, Duke University
North Carolina Teacher Certification
Email:
Fred Austin

Fred Austin

Titles: Director of Technology
Degrees: BS Biology, East Carolina University
Email:
Christine Barker

Christine Barker

Titles: Office Manager, Lower and Middle School Receptionist
Degrees: BS Child Development, Appalachian State University
Email:
Kathy Barthel

Kathy Barthel

Titles: Lower School Art Teacher, Upper School Ceramics Teacher
Degrees: BS Communications and Psychology, University of Tennessee
Email:
Dr. Amanda Bates

Dr. Amanda Bates

Titles: Director of Admissions
Degrees: BA (Hons), Appalachian State University
MA, Arizona State University
Ph.D, Arizona State University
GCLi Certification, University of Pennsylvania
Email:
Catherine Biggs

Catherine Biggs

Titles: Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Degrees: BA, American University
MAT, East Carolina University
Email:
Ashley Blackmer

Ashley Blackmer

Titles: Middle School Science and Math Teacher
Degrees: BS Marine Biology, Florida Institute of Technology
Email:
Keith Blades

Keith Blades

Titles: Lower School Coordinator, Director of Teaching and Learning
Email:
Stu Campbell

Stu Campbell

Titles: 2nd Grade Long-term Sub
Degrees: BS, Kent State University
Email:
Wanda Carr

Wanda Carr

Titles: Business Officer
Degrees: AAS Information System Technology, Martin Community College
BS Business Administration Management, Shaw University
Masters Business Administration, Liberty University
MS Accounting, Liberty University 
Ph.D Business Administration Management, Argosy University 
Email:
Ronnia Cockrell

Ronnia Cockrell

Titles: Lead 1st Grade Teacher
Degrees: BS, East Carolina University
MSA
MAED, East Carolina University
Email:
Jamie Cook

Jamie Cook

Titles: Part-time Middle School Math Teacher
Degrees: BS, East Carolina University
Email:
Jennifer Corley

Jennifer Corley

Titles: PK3 Lead Teacher
Email:
Miles Cowles

Miles Cowles

Titles: Upper School Math Teacher
Degrees: BS Secondary Education, Grand Valley State University
Basic Skills Teacher Certification
Mathematics Teacher Certification
Biology Teacher Certification
Email:
Shona Daniels

Shona Daniels

Titles: Upper School Spanish Teacher, Foreign Language Department Chair
Degrees: BA Spanish, Barton College
North Carolina Teacher Certification
Email:
Hermelinda Doughtie

Hermelinda Doughtie

Titles: Lead Lower/Middle School Spanish Teacher
Degrees: LLB, Universidad del Distrito Federal
MA, University of Barcelona
Email:
Tammy Edwards

Tammy Edwards

Titles: Upper School Science Teacher
Degrees: BS Science Education, East Carolina University
Email:
Lexie Ellis

Lexie Ellis

Titles: Middle School Math Teacher
Degrees: BS Middle Grades Education, East Carolina University
Apple Teacher Certified
Email:
Ronda Fernandez

Ronda Fernandez

Titles: Lower School Music Teacher, Academic Technology Support
Degrees: BA Music Therapy, Charleston Southern University
Email:
Maggie G

Maggie G

Titles: Part-time Canine Reading Buddy
Degrees: Certified, American Kennel Club
Email:
Amy Gardner

Amy Gardner

Titles: Athletic Director, Athletic Department Chair, Fitness Instructor
Degrees: BS Sports Education, Barton College
Email:
Michelle Graziosi

Michelle Graziosi

Titles: College and School Counselor
Degrees: BS Psychology, Shippensburg University
MA Clinical Psychology, East Carolina University
Email:
Tracy Grimes

Tracy Grimes

Titles: Director of Extended Day
Email:
Leslie Hawkins

Leslie Hawkins

Titles: Lead 3rd Grade Teacher
Degrees: BA, East Carolina University
Teacher Certification in Education
Email:
Erica Imbimbo

Erica Imbimbo

Titles: Upper School History Teacher, History Department Chair
Degrees: BA American Studies with a minor in Theology, Georgetown University
JD, Wake Forest University School of Law
Email:
Patsy Johnson

Patsy Johnson

Titles: Lower and Middle School Innovation Lab Facilitator
Degrees: BA, University of North Florida
MS, Kansas State University
Email:
Cindy Johnston

Cindy Johnston

Titles: 1st Grade Teaching Assistant
Email:
Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones

Titles: Director of Development
Degrees: BA, Mercer University
MEd, Georgia College
Email:
Kim Jones

Kim Jones

Titles: Kindergarten Assistant
Email:
Mary Katherine LaMonica

Mary Katherine LaMonica

Titles: Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Degrees: BS University Studies, East Carolina University
Email:
Tracey Lea

Tracey Lea

Titles: PK3 Assistant
Email:
Julie Long

Julie Long

Titles: Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
Email:
Cherita Lytle

Cherita Lytle

Titles: Middle and Upper School Dance Teacher, Fine Arts Department Chair
Degrees: BFA Dance Education, East Carolina University
North Carolina Teaching Certification
Email:
Angus McKellar

Angus McKellar

Titles: Upper School History Teacher
Degrees: BA, University of North Carolina Greensboro
MAT Secondary Social Studies Education
NC-DPI Professional Educators Licensed
Email:
Hunt McKinnon

Hunt McKinnon

Titles: Lower School Science Teacher, Middle School Agriscience OASES Teacher
Degrees: BA Politics, North Carolina State University
BEnvD Architecture, North Carolina State University
M Architecture, Princeton University
Email:
Lauren McTindal

Lauren McTindal

Titles: Director of Marketing and Communications, Yearbook Advisor
Email:
Alison Mossey

Alison Mossey

Titles: Middle and Upper School School Band Director
Degrees: Bachelor, Hartt School of Music
Master, East Carolina University
Email:
Chris Nunnally

Chris Nunnally

Titles: Middle and Upper School Strings Director
Degrees: BMusic, East Carolina University
JD, New York Law School
Email:
Jeannette Painter

Jeannette Painter

Titles: Pre-Kindegarten Lead Teacher
Degrees: BA Psychology, East Carolina University
Email:
Emily Prokopowicz

Emily Prokopowicz

Titles: Upper School English Teacher, English Department Chair, Registrar
Degrees: BA, University of Michigan
Email:
Dan Quesnel

Dan Quesnel

Titles: Head of School
Degrees: BA Political Science, University of North Carolina Asheville
JD, Wake Forest University School of Law
Email:
Ellyn Quesnel

Ellyn Quesnel

Titles: Part Time LS/MS Librarian, Battle of the Books Coach
Degrees: BA, UNC Chapel Hill
BA, UNC Chapel Hill
North Carolina Teaching Fellow
Email:
Anderson Rish

Anderson Rish

Titles: Kindergarten Assistant
Email:
Anita Rish-Hodgkins

Anita Rish-Hodgkins

Titles: Middle School Division Coordinator, Middle School Science and Math Teacher
Degrees: BS Biology, East Carolina University
MA Ed, Endicott College
North Carolina Certified in Middle Grades - Science, Math, and English
Email:
Lorena Romero

Lorena Romero

Titles: Part-time Lower School Spanish Teacher
Degrees: BS, Universidad Autonoma del Noreste
Email:
Stacy Ruffin

Stacy Ruffin

Titles: Upper School Science Teacher, Science Deparment Chair
Degrees: BS Biology, East Carolina University
Email:
Erin Scully

Erin Scully

Titles: Chorus Teacher
Degrees: BA, East Carolina University
Email:
Herbert Simms

Herbert Simms

Titles: Part-time Maintenance
Email:
Jenell Simpson

Jenell Simpson

Titles: 3rd Grade Lead Teacher
Email:
Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Titles: Upper School Division Coordinator, Upper School English Teacher, Alumni Coordinator
Degrees: BA English, Newberry College
MA English, University of Charleston/The Citadel
Email:
Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Titles: Upper School Math Teacher, Math Department Chair
Degrees: BA Management in Society, UNC Chapel Hill
Email:
Tracy Strickland

Tracy Strickland

Titles: Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Degrees: BS Family and Community Services, with a concentration in child studies, East Carolina University
Email:
Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor

Titles: Upper School Science and Latin Teacher
Degrees: BS Biology, East Carolina University
BA Classics, East Carolina University
Email:
Elatise Thompson

Elatise Thompson

Titles: First Grade Lead Teacher
Degrees: BS, East Carolina University 
Email:
Mary Tricarico

Mary Tricarico

Titles: Middle School English Teacher
Email:
Stephanie Webb

Stephanie Webb

Titles: Upper School English Teacher, Lower and Middle School PE Teacher
Degrees: BA, University of North Carolina Wilmington
MEd, Virginia Commonwealth University
Email:
LaKeisha Williams

LaKeisha Williams

Titles: Maintenance Supervisor, Eagles Landing Lunch Coordinator
Email:
Nancy Winn

Nancy Winn

Titles: Middle and Upper School Art Teacher
Degrees: BS, Elizabeth City State University
BS, Elizabeth City State University
North Carolina Teacher Certification
Email:
Chris Young

Chris Young

Titles: Innovation Lab Facilitator
Degrees: BS, UNC Greensboro
BS, UNC Greensboro
Masters, East Carolina University
North Carolina Certified in Information Technology Education (Grades 6 to 12)
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