Faculty & Staff

Westside is equipped with dynamic educators and staff that fully support the mission of the school. With imagination, rigor, and service at the heart of Westside, these educators focus on the whole child.


Kindergarten

Elizabeth Sykes

Teacher

Joanne Morency

Teacher

Diana Garcia

Teacher

Charsie Ellis

Para-Professional

Briana Tucker

Para-Professional


First Grade

Tatum Peters

Teacher

Nisy Hardon

Teacher

 
 

Second Grade

Heidi Kaufman

Teacher

Beth Norman

Teacher

 
 

Third Grade

Chaundra Jones

Teacher

Robert Galerstein

Teacher

 
 

Fourth Grade

Themba Makapela

Teacher

Katie Burns

Teacher

 
 

Middle Grades

Quantasia Islam

7th Grade Humanities Teacher

Christine Mattke

5th Grade Humanities Teacher

Jacqueline Fawaz

5th & 6th Grade Science Teacher

 

Ayanna Burroughs

7th & 8th Grades Science Teacher

Diane Bailey-Isaacs

8th Grade Humanities Teacher

Leecea Grier

Middle Grades Spanish Teacher

 

Yvette Roberts

7th & 8th Grades Math Teacher

Kevin Searcy

Math Teacher

Danielle Leepow

Math Teacher

 

Counseling and Equity Department

Katie Bell

Elementary Counselor

Andra Burns

Middle Grades Counselor

 
 

Curriculum

Tangee Peek

K-4th Grades Curriculum Coach

Tia Herrington

5th-8th Grades Curriculum Coach

 
 

Learning Support

Kelly Polinsky

Lead Teacher

Carey Overby

Teacher

Annie Norman

Teacher

Katherine Dillon

Paraprofessional

Emily Brown

Teacher

 
 
 

Intervention

Page Gillam

Interventionist

Alyssa Catalano

Interventionist

 
 

Gifted Education

Amber Rabsatt

Teacher

 
 
 

Enrichment

Monica Barron

Spanish

Olyvhia Essien

Creative Arts

Ramel Westry

Visual Arts

Zipporah Taylor

Music

Kyle Woodruff

Physical Education

 
 
 

Support Staff

Keith Pettiway

Operations Manager

Elizabeth Lesley

Administrative Coordinator

Ruby Butler

Student Services Manager

 

Anne Tilly

Nurse

Filita Kirkendoll

Encore and Athletic Director

Catherine Perry

Family Engagement Coordinator

 

Jason Woodroffe

IT Services

Demario Easley

Cafeteria Manager

Keith Wilson

Media Center Assistant