Upper School Faculty & Staff

Administration

Patricia Porcarelli

Upper School Principal pporcarelli@parkschool.net
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BA Syracuse University
MA University of Maryland
At Park since 1998

Traci Wright

Upper School Dean of Students twright@parkschool.net
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BS Towson State University
MA Bowie State University
At Park since 1997

Arts

Adele Dinerstein

Music Chair, Assembly Coordinator (US) adinerstein@parkschool.net
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BA Brooklyn College
MSEd Johns Hopkins University 2012
At Park since 1992

Douglas Jameson

Music (MS, US) djameson@parkschool.net
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BA (2), MA (2) Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
At Park since 2003

Deborah Hull

Director of Arts (K-12) dhull@parkschool.net
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BA Amherst College
MFA Arizona State University
At Park since 2019

Rhys Joseph

Visual Arts (US) rjoseph@parkschool.net
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BFA Howard University
MFA Maryland Institute College of Art
At Park since 2015

Peter King

Drama Chair, Theater Director (US) pking@parkschool.net
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BS Northwestern University
MFA Boston University
At Park since 2002

Chris Peterson

Music (LS, US), Instrumental Music Program Director cpeterson@parkschool.net
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BS Berklee College of Music
MM Colorado State University
At Park since 2013

Janna Rice

Photography Teacher (US), Exhibitions Educator jrice@parkschool.net
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BFA Maryland Institute College of Art
MFA Towson University
At Park since 2011

Maeve Royce

Music (MS, US) mroyce@parkschool.net

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BFA New School University for Jazz Performance
At Park since 2012

Christine Tillman

Visual Arts (US) ctillman@parkschool.net
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BA Coe College
MA, MFA University of Iowa
At Park since 2005

John Trout

Set Design (MS, US), Tech. Dir. jtrout@parkschool.net
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BA Ohio Wesleyan University
MA Ohio State University
At Park since 1988

Athletics

Dia Clark ’06

Director of Athletics - Boys’ Programs  dclark@parkschool.net
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Park School Class of 2006
BS Temple University
At Park since 2011

Robin Cardin Lowe ’84

Director of Athletics - Girls’ Programs and Director of Physical Education rlowe@parkschool.net
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Park School class of 1984
BA Oberlin College
MS Indiana University
At Park since 1996

College Counseling

Susan Chase

Administrative Assistant, College Counseling schase@parkschool.net
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At Park since 2015

Matt Hannibal

Co-Director of College Counseling mhannibal@parkschool.net
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AB Brown University 
At Park since 2016

Liz Hirsch

Co-Director of College Counseling, English (US) lhirsch@parkschool.net
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BA Wesleyan University
MA St. John's College, Annapolis
At Park since 2007

Computer Science

Elizabeth Kysel

Computer Science, Robotics (US) ekysel@parkschool.net
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BA Wellesley College
At Park since 2018

Jordan Paschke

Mathematics, Computer Science (US) jpaschke@parkschool.net
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BA University of Rochester
MA Johns Hopkins University
At Park since 2017

Mick Scott

Academic Technology Coordinator, Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics (US) mscott@parkschool.net
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BA University of Maryland
At Park since 2018

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Courtney Rollins

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion crollins@parkschool.net
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BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA University of Mississippi
At Park since 2016

English

Angela Balcita

English (US), Director, Cardin Writing Center abalcita@parkschool.net
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BA Loyola University of Maryland
MFA University of Iowa
At Park since 2012

Greg Brandt

English (US) gbrandt@parkschool.net
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BA Hampden-Sydney College
MA St. John's College, Annapolis
At Park since 1997

Sidney Bridges

English (US) sbridges@parkschool.net
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BA Williams College
MA Middlebury College
EdM Teachers College, Columbia University
At Park since 2019

Liz Hirsch

Co-Director of College Counseling, English (US) lhirsch@parkschool.net
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BA Wesleyan University
MA St. John's College, Annapolis
At Park since 2007

Sarah Schwartz

English (US) sschwartz@parkschool.net
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BA Pomona College
MFA Brown University
MA University of California
At Park since 2017

Roger Seidenman

Director of Development, English (US) rseidenman@parkschool.net
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Park School Class of 1985
BA Brown University
JD Johns Hopkins University
MLA Johns Hopkins University
At Park since 1998

Maria Spiegel

English (US) mspiegel@parkschool.net
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BA Yale University
MA Georgetown University
At Park since 2015

Kirk Wulf

English Chair (US) kwulf@parkschool.net
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BA University of California, Davis
MA Boston University
At Park since 2002

Health Education

Krista Dhruv

Director of Counseling and Wellness (MS,US) kdhruv@parkschool.net
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BA Lehigh University
MSW University of Washington
At Park since 2002

Ashley Edwards

Health Educator (MS,US) aedwards@parkschool.net
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BS North Carolina Central University
MPA Strayer University
MEd Widener University
At Park since 2020

Porscha Henson

Counselor (MS,US) phenson@parkschool.net
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BS Methodist University
MA Webster University
At Park since 2019

History

Jon Acheson

History (US), Librarian (US)  jacheson@parkschool.net
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BA Carleton College
MAT Brown University
At Park since 1995

Katherine Arner

History (US) karner@parkschool.net
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BA University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD Johns Hopkins University
At Park since 2016

Grace Gahagan

History (US) ggahagan@parkschool.net
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BA Colorado College
MA Teachers College, Columbia University
At Park since 2020

Daniel Jacoby

History Chair (US) djacoby@parkschool.net
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BA Bates College
MAT Tufts University
At Park since 2002

Elizabeth Proctor

History (US), Librarian (MS, US) eproctor@parkschool.net
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BA Loyola University New Orleans
MA Columbia University
At Park since 2016

Peter Warren

Film, History (US) pwarren@parkschool.net
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BA University of California, Berkeley
MA University of London, United Kingdom
At Park since 1987

Library

Jon Acheson

History (US), Librarian (US) jacheson@parkschool.net
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BA Carleton College
MAT Brown University
At Park since 1995

Elizabeth Proctor

History (US), Librarian (MS, US) eproctor@parkschool.net
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BA Loyola University New Orleans
MA Columbia University
At Park since 2016

Jillian Van Ells

Director of Library Services, Librarian (K-2) jvanells@parkschool.net
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BA University of Alabama
MS Johns Hopkins University
MS University of Alabama
At Park since 2017

Mathematics

Demara Austin

Mathematics (US) daustin@parkschool.net
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BA St. Mary's College of Maryland
MS Kansas State University
At Park since 2017

Arnaldo Cohen

Mathematics (US) acohen@parkschool.net
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BS Universidad del Atlantico, Colombia
MS University of Puerto Rico
At Park Since 2000

Jordan Paschke

Mathematics, Computer Science (US) jpaschke@parkschool.net
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BA University of Rochester
MA Johns Hopkins University
At Park since 2017

Katherine Socha

Mathematics (US) ksocha@parkschool.net
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BA Reed College
MS Portland State University
PhD The University of Texas at Austin
At Park since 2014

Modern Language

Nathalie Behrens

Spanish (US) nbehrens@parkschool.net
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BA Colegio Universitario de Psicopedagogía, Caracas-Venezuela
At Park since 2019

Xiaomu Hu

Chinese (US) xhu@parkschool.net
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BS Changsha Railway University, China
MAT Johns Hopkins University
At Park since 2007

Sophie-Anne Park

French (US) spark@parkschool.net
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BA, MA Sorbonne University
At Park since 2017

Jonathan Montalvo Roman

Spanish (US) jroman@parkschool.net
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BA Purdue University-Northwest
MA Western Michigan University
PhD Michigan State University
At Park since 2020

Jenny Sorel

French (US), Modern Language Chair jsorel@parkschool.net
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BA Haverford College
MEd University of Virginia
At Park since 2008

Judith Sorgen-Borgnia

Spanish (MS, US) jsorgen@parkschool.net
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BA, MA University of Haifa
At Park since 2011

Paul Villmoare

Spanish (US) pvillmoare@parkschool.net
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BA University of Virginia
DUPLE University of Lisbon
At Park since 1999

Science

Carla Guarraia

Science (US) cguarraia@parkschool.net
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BS Loyola College
PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore County
At Park since 2014

Elliott Huntsman

Science (US) ehuntsman@parkschool.net
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BS Yale University
MA Teachers College, Columbia University
At Park since 2004

Elizabeth Kysel

Computer Science, Robotics (US) ekysel@parkschool.net
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BA Wellesley College
At Park since 2018

Dan Lopez

Athletic Trainer, Fitness Supervisor, Science (US) dlopez@parkschool.net
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BS Temple University
MS University of Florida
At Park since 1998

Melissa Osquist

Science (US) mosquist@parkschool.net
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BS University of Michigan
MS Northwestern University
At Park since 2019

Will Weiskopf

Science (MS, US), Appalachian Challenge wweiskopf@parkschool.net
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BA St. John's College, Annapolis
At Park since 2013

Mick Scott

Academic Technology Coordinator, Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics (US) mscott@parkschool.net
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BA University of Maryland
At Park since 2018

Clark Zhang

Science (US) czhang@parkschool.net
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BA Columbia University
MS Stanford University School of Medicine
At Park since 2020

Student Support

Krista Dhruv

Director of Counseling and Wellness (MS,US) kdhruv@parkschool.net
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BA Lehigh University
MSW University of Washington
At Park since 2002

Karyn Fisher

Learning Resource Teacher (US) kfisher@parkschool.net
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BA St. Mary's College of Maryland
MS Johns Hopkins University
At Park since 2014

Porscha Henson

Counselor (MS,US) phenson@parkschool.net
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BS Methodist University
MA Webster University
At Park since 2019