Faculty & Staff Directory

A community of outstanding educators.

Allendale Columbia School is committed to attracting and maintaining an outstanding faculty and staff, realizing that the quality of the people who work at a school is central to its success.

Head of School


Leadership


Shannon Baudo
Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
sbaudo@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5282
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Diane Broberg
Upper School Dean of Students
Mathematics
dbroberg@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5245
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Courtney Dixon
Director of Marketing & Communications
cdixon@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5309
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Tina Duver
Head of Middle School
Science
tduver@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5259
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Michelle Feiss
Head of Lower School
mfeiss@allendalecolumbia.org
585-641-5223
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Karen Higman
Director of Advancement
khigman@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5313
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Raymond Istas
Director of Athletics
Physical Education
ristas@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5264
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Christina Lacagnina
Chief Financial Officer
clacagnina@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5211
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Mark Miller
Director of Campus and Operations
mmiller@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5251
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Philip Schwartz
Head of Upper School
Computer Science
pschwartz@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5237
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Faculty & Staff


Fredrick Barnes
Head House Parent, Tait International House
Campus Safety
Fbarnes@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Julie Barrett
Welcome Desk Associate
jbarrett@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Lindsey Brown
Director of Summer LEAP
Spanish
lbrown@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5252
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Angela Burch
Accounting Specialist
aburch@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5218
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Donna Chaback
STEM Lead Teacher
dchaback@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Margarita Chaves
World Language, Grades Kindergarten-5
mchaves@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5207
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Lisa Crandall
Pre-Kindergarten
lcrandall@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5275
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Maya Crosby
Director, AC Invent Center for STEM and Innovation
mcrosby@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560 x267
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Rob Doran
Director of Information Technology
rdoran@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5238
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Evan Du Mee
Physical Education
edumee@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Sharon Ellmaker
Grade 3
sellmaker@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5273
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Amy Fioravanti
Assistant to the Division Heads
Registrar
afioravanti@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5301
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Amelia Fitzsimmons
Assistant Director of Advancement
afitzsimmons@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Amanda Gianniny
LS Reading Advocate/Coach
agianniny@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Elizabeth Guzzetta
Life Science
Mathematics
bguzzetta@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5235
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Shelby Hill
Associate Director of Admissions
Shill@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5225
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Kayla Himelein
Associate Director for Development and Alumni Affairs
khimelein@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5288
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Seth Hopkins
Middle and Upper School Learning Advocate
shopkins@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Alana Jeydel
House Parent
ajeydel@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Starmeshia Jones
School Psychologist and Director of Support Services
sjones@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Kristen McKenzie
Digital Learning Specialist
Math Learning Specialist
kmckenzie@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5285
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Amy Mealey
Grade 1
amealey@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5209
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Emily Nevinger
Interim College Advisor
enevinger@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Cassandra Nickels
Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
cnickels@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5274
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Richard Northrup
Grade 5
Intermediate Coordinator
rnorthrup@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5222
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Amy Oliveri
Director, AC Center for Entrepreneurship
Art
aoliveri@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5297
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Keri Ovando
Mathematics
kovando@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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John Palomaki
Development and Communication Associate
jpalomaki@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5230
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Maiyen Sulera Freyre
Spanish
msulerafreyre@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Michael Taillie
Director of Summer Program
Athletics Assistant
mtaillie@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5263
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Anthony Tepedino
Faculty Professional Development Coordinator
Hybrid Learning Coordinator
ttepedino@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5236
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Jennafer Throckmorton
English
jthrockmorton@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Lynne Toomey
Executive Assistant to the Head of School
ltoomey@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5214
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Jennifer Truong
Grade 2
jtruong@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5253
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Judith Van Alstyne
Head Librarian
jvanalstyne@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5294
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Lorraine Van Meter-Cline
Alumni Correspondent
lvanmeter@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5248
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Laura Walrath-Cukalevski
Physical Education
Lwalrathcukalevski@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5295
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Jianqiao Wehrli
Mandarin Instructor & Global Engagement Program Assistant
jwehrli@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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Katherine Western
Interim Director, Global Engagement Program
Spanish
kwestern@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5220
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Brooke Wheeler
Director of Rainbow Room
bwheeler@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 385-6205
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Charles Wynn
Facilities Technician
cwynn@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 381-4560
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