Faculty & Staff

Conservatory Lab has an extraordinary faculty comprised of talented and dedicated classroom teachers, musician-educators, math and reading specialists with aides, and special education administrators and instructors. We work together as a team to create, build and evaluate curricular units, experiential learning opportunities, and assessments. Overall, there are 52 education, music, and administrative professionals dedicated to fulfilling the school’s mission and providing excellence in education to our students.

Administrative Staff

Diana Lam, Head of School
Annie Sevelius, Elementary School Principal
John Chistolini, Chief Operations Officer
Cecilia Soriano, Director of External Relations, Marketing & Communications
Kelly Greene, Director of Development/Capital Campaign
Marianne Xu, Development Associate, Data Analyst, & Board Liaison
Amy Perella, Steward of Citizenship
Toni Jackson, Marketing, Communications & Development
Christopher Schroeder, Marketing, Communications & Development
Alex Barstow, Marketing, Communications & Development
Osiel Gonzalez, Admissions, Operations, and Communications
Adam Eccleston, Operations
Alexei Rodriguez, Operations

Classroom Teachers

Becca Mason, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Courtney Wallack, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
Chelsea Barber, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Charline Herisse, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
Mary Randolph, Kindergarten Teacher
Jillian Watts, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
Katie Biro, Kindergarten Teacher
Tessie Snow, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
Jovanne Buckmire, First Grade Teacher
Alex Musliner, First Grade Teacher Assistant
Jenna Gampel, Second Grade Teacher
Tim Larney, Second Grade Teacher
Alexandra Klove, Third Grade Teacher
Ashley Jaundoo, Fourth Grade Teacher
Rachel Cates, Fifth Grade Teacher
Michael Gentile, Middle School: English/Language Arts
Caitlin Dwyer-Huppert, Middle School: Science
Ivy Delaney, Middle School: Math
Joyce Ting, Middle School: Humanities

El Sistema

Adrian Anantawan, Program Co-Director, Dudamel Orchestra Conductor
Kat Jara, Program Co-Director, Bernstein Orchestra Conductor
Josue Gonzalez, Program Co-Director, Abreu Orchestra Conductor
Brad Barrett, Bass
Alex Barstow, Viola
David Cordes, Early Childhood Music
Clayton DeWalt, Middle School Band Director
Adam Eccleston, Flute
Joshua Garver, Abbado Orchestra Conductor
Leah Hennessey, Musicianship
Tess Plotkin, Percussion
Juan Ruiz, Clarinet
Chris Schroeder, Trumpet
Amelia Ames, Violin/Viola

Faculty, Staff and Specialists

Rhonda Berkower, Senior Researcher and Editor
Elise Mostello, Academic and Curriculum Advisor
Kate Idlebrook, Special Education Administrator
Wendy Fuller, Special Education
Shoshana Jacobs, Literacy Coach
Kathleen Hartnett, English Language Learning Specialist
Megan Chatellier, Playworks Coach
Mary Ann Rufo, Speech Language Pathologist
Cybil Ransom-Joyce, Occupational Therapist
Craig Keefe, Social Worker
Lisa Spagnuolo, Paraprofessional/Math & ELA Tutor
Riva Lencer, Paraprofessional/Math & ELA Tutor