Faculty and Staff

Good Hope Country Day School boasts dedicated world-class mentors for our students inside and out of the classroom. Our talented family of diverse, nurturing professionals includes a Cambridge-educated physicist, a former Fulbright Fellow, a professional steel pan player, a watercolorist, and a forensics expert!


Kari Loya

Head of School

Dawn Grey

Head of the Upper School

Denise Blanchette

Head of the Lower & Middle Schools

Steve Minten

Director of Technology

Nancy Thatcher

Director of College Counseling

Maurice Barrant

Upper School Technology

Sherry Hotter

Chorus and Music

Jean Bishop

Lower School Art

Stephen Chapman

Lower School Technology

Nicole Canegata

Photography & Publishing

Lea Wilson

Upper School English

Suenita Banwaree

Upper & Middle School Art

Kathleen Adams

Middle School Core

Alma Castro-Nieves


Alma Castro-Nieves

Administrative Assistant

Cynthia Mault

4th Grade

Daisy Pelovitz

4th Grade

Wendy Canning

Language Learning Counselor

Olga Hutchins

5th Grade

Annaly Babb-Guerra

Upper School Social Studies

Mark Locher

Middle School Technology

Roger Summerhayes

Upper School Science

Jane Coles

Middle School Science

Amy Carter

Athletic Director

Susan Gibbons

Business Manager

Kate Baker

Upper School Math & Science

Chris Fletcher

Upper School Social Studies

Laurie Dunton

Biology & Forensics

Wanda Bishop


Rita Bicette

Early Learning Center

Linda Stamper-Keularts

Director of Advancement

Kiomie Pedrini

Associate Director of Advancement

Tina Thompson

Band & Lower School Music

Laurie Schill

Upper School Foreign Language

Gwen Lake

Early Learning Center

Sasha Marohn

School Counselor

Clarissa Cooper

School Nurse