Faculty & Staff

Chiaravalle Montessori, 425 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847/864-2190
www.chiaravalle.org
The school building is open from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm each day school is in session. Please see the calendar for a complete schedule. Administrators are available between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. You can reach any of the school's staff by calling 847/864-2190 or by email. Chiaravalle uses the following email convention: first initial, last name [at] chiaravalle.org.

Faculty Directory

Chiaravalle embraces, as our faculty and staff, a diverse population of passionate, lifelong adult learners who strive to deliver our mission with excellence and infuse our core values into everything the do. They work to inspire through child-centered peace education. We strive to be thought leaders who advocate for children.

Robyn McCloud-Springer

Head of School

Clare Heath

Educational Director

Tiffany Jorgensen

Director of Admission


Infant Toddler Faculty

Rosana Amato

Titles: Early Childhood Learning Resource Coordinator, Early Childhood Learning Resource
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Kathleen Casagrande

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Joseph Franchere

Titles: Head Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Jasmin Galvez

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Iva Hadzalic

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Caitlin Hibdon

Titles: Head Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Erin Iverson

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Karrie Jeffris

Titles: Associate Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Kitty McAndrews

Titles: Head Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Betty Metovic

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Nancy Myers

Titles: Head Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Jamieson Werling

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Gretchen Wooldridge

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Infant/Toddler
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Early Childhood Faculty

Jessica Andreadis

Titles: Yoga Instructor, Early Childhood
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Teresa Fortunski

Titles: Associate Teacher, Early Childhood
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Amanda Foster

Titles: Head Teacher, Early Childhood, After School
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Nora Gubbins

Titles: Head Teacher, Early Childhood
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Janice LacKey

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood
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Ellie Laser

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood, After School
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Victoria Livingston

Titles: Early Childhood Coordinator
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Julie Matija

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood
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Stephanie Mitchell

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood
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Julia Murphy

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood
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Lynn Raspe

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood
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Dorothy Schmid

Titles: Head Teacher, Early Childhood
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Jennifer Sianis

Titles: Early Childhood
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Tracey Steffora

Titles: Head Teacher, Early Childhood
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Christy Wang

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood
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Molly Williams

Titles: Head Teacher, Early Childhood
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Claire Willis

Titles: Head Teacher, Early Childhood
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Elementary Faculty

Lauren Cathcart

Titles: Head Teacher, Lower Elementary
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Bonnie Cortez

Titles: Associate Teacher, Lower Elementary
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Victoria Curnutte

Titles: Associate Teacher, Upper Elementary
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Siobhan Donati

Titles: Head Teacher, Upper Elementary
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Frankie Frank

Titles: Head Teacher, Upper Elementary
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Susan Greenwood

Titles: Head Teacher, Upper Elementary
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Lauren Gutierrez

Titles: Associate Teacher, Upper Elementary
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Ann Hudson

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Lower Elementary
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Matthew Kelsey

Titles: Assistant Teacher, Lower Elementary
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Karen Laner

Titles: Head Teacher, Lower Elementary
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Kirstin Nordhaus

Titles: Head Teacher, Upper Elementary
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Francesca Tappi

Titles: Head Teacher, Lower Elementary
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Middle School Faculty

Paul Drake

Titles: P.E./Extracurricular & Athletics Coord., Physical Education Specialist
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Jaclyn Jones

Titles: Middle School Teacher, Middle School
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Jenna Lee

Titles: Head Teacher, Middle School
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Jacob Roth

Titles: Head Teacher, Middle School
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Theresa Sparlin

Titles: Head Teacher, Middle School, Middle School Coordinator
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Specialists

Rose Adamczyk

Titles: Physical Education Specialist
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Dana Anderson

Titles: Upper Elementary Drama, Mudlark
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Karolina Cuevas-Hernandez

Titles: Spanish Specialist
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Paul Drake

Titles: P.E./Extracurricular & Athletics Coord., Physical Education Specialist
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Libby Hoff

Titles: Librarian/Educational Technology Coordinator
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Sarah Laing

Titles: Art/Maker Space Specialist
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Dru Smith

Titles: Middle School Drama, Mudlark
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Ameerah Tatum

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Emily Wills

Titles: Kinder & Lower El Drama, Mudlark
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Learning Resources Team

Rosana Amato

Titles: Early Childhood Learning Resource Coordinator, Early Childhood Learning Resource
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Laura Granros

Titles: School Psychologist
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Cynthia Rawson

Titles: Learning Specialist
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Mariah Taylor

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Administration & Support Staff

Bob Avolio

Titles: Afterschool Teacher
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Bessy Bert

Titles: School Office Asssistant
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Bethany Caldwell

Titles: Director of Communications
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Joan Dieden

Titles: Advancement Associate
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Ivan Galdamez

Titles: Facilities Manager
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Tiffany Jorgensen

Titles: Director of Admission
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Mary Levato

Titles: Floating Assistant
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Lena Lucaci

Titles: Finance Associate
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Bonnie Maslana

Titles: Director of Finance and Operations
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Karen Meyer

Titles: Director of Development
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Jacqueline Reuwer

Titles: Executive Assistant
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Tara Richardson

Titles: Senior Human Resources Manager
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Schnabel Samson

Titles: School Nurse
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Jessica Walter

Titles: Receptionist
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Diane Wolff-Klammer

Titles: Controller
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