Ellen McConnell Sanderson

Head of School

Education

  • BA in Psychology and History • Wellesley College
  • MA in Communications, Computing, and Technology • Columbia University Teachers College
  • Education Administration and Supervision (K-12 Principal's Certificate) • Duquesne University

KAS Tenure

Ellen began at KAS in the Summer of 2021.

Katie Mamatas

Kindergarten Teacher


Education

  • BA in Early Childhood Education, Carlow University
  • PA PK-4 Certification

KAS Tenure

Katie began teaching at KAS in the Fall of 2020.

Niki Gorecka

First Grade Teacher

Education

  • BS Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh
  • MAT in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh
  • PA K-6 Elementary Certification

KAS Tenure

Niki began teaching at KAS in fall 2019.

Robert Hiteshew

Second Grade Teacher

Education

  • BSEd Elementary Education
  • PA K-6 Elementary Education Certificate

KAS Tenure

Bob began teaching at KAS in 2019.

Minh Do

Third Grade Teacher

Education

  • B.A. in English Writing • University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education • University of Pittsburgh
  • Certification in Elementary Education

KAS Tenure

Minh has taught at KAS since Fall 2021.

Emily Spirk

Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher

Education

  • BA in Hispanic Languages and Literature • University of Pittsburgh
  • MEd in Elementary Education • University of Pittsburgh
  • PA Certification pre-K - 4th grade
  • PA Private Elementary Certification

KAS Tenure

Emily has taught at KAS since Fall 2018.

Tara Henson

Middle School Language Arts and Writing

Education

  • BA in English Literature • University of Pittsburgh
  • MA in Teaching • University of Pittsburgh

KAS Tenure

Tara has taught at KAS since 2010.

Stephanie Bank

Middle School Math, Science & Robotics

Education

  • BS in Biology • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Certification in Secondary Sciences • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • PA Certifications: Secondary General Sciences & Secondary Biological Science, Grades 4-6 All Subjects, Mathematics Grades 7-8

KAS Tenure

Stephanie has been teaching for six years, and started at KAS in the Fall of 2018.

Caroline "Nana" Massie

Fourth - Eighth Grade Social Studies Teacher; Robotics Teacher

Education

  • B.A. in History and International • Studies Yale University
  • Master of Science • University of Edinburgh
  • Master of the Art of Teaching • Secondary Social Studies • University of Pittsburgh
  • Certification in Secondary Social Studies • Secondary English • ESP Program Specialist

KAS Tenure

"Nana" has taught at KAS since Fall 2021.

Jennifer DeFoe

Art Teacher

Education

  • BA in Fine Arts/Printmaking • West Virginia University
  • MA in Fine Arts/Printmaking • University of Delaware

Erin Junker

Learning Support Teacher

Education

  • B.S. • Washington and Jefferson
  • Master of Science in Education • Sarah Lawrence College

KAS Tenure

Erin has taught at KAS since Fall 2003.

Mariaelena Duarte Bozzo

Spanish Teacher

Education

• Instituto Privado D-12 • Christo Redentor, Argentina, Provincia De Entre Rios

• Maestra Normal • Nacional Decreto

Cassandra Lieb

School Behavioral Specialist

Education

  • Master of Science • Counseling Psychology • Chatham University
  • B.A. in Psychology • Mt. Aloysius College


KAS Tenure

Cassandra has practiced at KAS since Fall 2021.

Rachel Matos

Music Teacher

Education

  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy • Temple University

KAS Tenure

Rachel has taught at KAS since Fall 2021.

Sherry Wolfe

School Administrator

KAS Tenure

  • Sherry is a founding member of KAS and has worked at the school since its inception in 2002. She previously worked at the McEwan School from 1993-2002.

Amrita Mehta

Teacher Assistant

Education

Osmania University

Kasturba Gandhi College

Intermediate and Bachelors of Commerce

National Skill Training Institute

Post Graduate Diploma in Travel and Tourism


KAS Tenure

Amrita began at KAS in the Fall of 2003.


Luci Regrut

Director of Admissions

Education

Bachelor of Arts in International Business & Psychology

KAS Tenure

Luci has worked at KAS since 2011.

Miriam Caloyer

Office Assistant

Education

BA in English and Fine Arts - the University of Pittsburgh

KAS Tenure

Miriam has worked at KAS since 2013. In addition, Miriam has volunteered at KAS for many years - starting the lunch program and the Enright Garden.