WHY WYNCOTE?

FOUNDER'S NOTE

Since 1973, Wyncote Academy has provided a safe haven and an academic platform for students whose learning styles could not be effectively accommodated in traditional secondary school settings.

 

Small class size, highly qualified staff, and an atmosphere of respect and encouragement create an environment in which students succeed and thrive. The curriculum is enriched through art, music, and a diverse array of elective course offerings. 

 

The majority of our graduates move on to college; some opt for vocational training and others move directly into the work force. Wyncote alumni have distinguished themselves in the creative arts, sports, medicine, law, law enforcement, healthcare, education, community service, business, and the building trades.  

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS 

DIANE VERNON

Following her retirement as the founding Head of School at Wyncote Academy, Diane decided to remain with Wyncote Academy, stating, “The energy and outlook of the students keep me young!”As Wyncote’s Director of Admissions, Diane finds immense pleasure in seeing the students grow and learn in the unique educational setting that Wyncote offers – the very environment that she helped to establish and create. Diane also serves as a member of the Wyncote Academy Board of Directors.


The mother of four grown children, three foster children whom she cared for in infancy, and six grandchildren, Diane spends her free time quilting and attending Abington Friends Meeting. She is a former member of the board of directors of The Quaker School at Horsham and has served on the school committee at Abington Friends School. She has taught Sunday School for 18 years.


In addition to graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College, Diane also possesses a Master of Arts in Education from Arcadia University.

HEAD OF SCHOOL

MARJORIE MROZ

When I returned home from college I worked for US Airways cleaning the airplanes. I was young and enjoyed the perks of free travel as well as doing things young adults do. I then worked for John Hancock Insurance as an underwriter. I was handling large cases and traveling to Boston frequently, but still not satisfied with my professional life.


So I enrolled in the Cabrini College graduate program to obtain my Master in Education and I began my teaching career in the Upper Darby School District.  During my tenure in Upper Darby I completed my Educational Leadership certification at Cabrini College and was hired as a middle school assistant principal in Southeast Delco School District. I served the SEDelco community as an asst. principal, then as a principal before moving to Chichester School District as a principal. I was fortunate to work with wonderful students, families, teachers and staff members while serving the community.


The road called “Life” presented some personal challenges so I made a decision to become an Instructional Support Specialist for the past two years so I could spend the time needed with my family.  During my experience in the Port Richmond schools, I really enjoyed connecting with the teachers and students in the classrooms. We were building relationships, talking about teaching, Growth Mindset, Differentiated Instruction. I was challenging the teachers with the question: how can we turn up the “H.E.A.T” in our classrooms?


                 H = Higher Level thinking                            

                 E = Engaged Learning

                 A = Authentic “Real Life” Connections

                 T = Integrate Technology

 

I am truly excited to be the new Head of School at Wyncote Academy. I am getting to know the students and I enjoy visiting the classrooms to hear and see what they are learning. I love talking with the students about setting personal goals, finding what they are passionate about and how we can help to motivate them to be their best. I am a compassionate, hands on leader with the students’ best interest as my #1 priority. Join me in making Wyncote a remarkable experience for our students.

marjoriemroz@wyncoteacademy.org 


Education

Cabrini College, Radnor, PA

Master’s Degree in Education

Educational Leadership/ Principal Certification

Davis & Elkins College, Elkins WVA

Bachelors of Science Education

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FACULTY

MARK LINKINS

 

Music

 

Surrounded by keyboards, drums, boom whackers and guitars, Mark sets the stage for music exploration and creativity. Former director of curriculum at Swarthmore-Wallingford School District, Mark is also a composer and performer.

JOSH BORNSTEIN

 

Dean of Students Disciplinarian

 

As both a musician and math teacher, Josh is able to encourage his students to use both sides of their brains. 

 

MANNY ABREU

 

Housekeeping & Maintenance

 

Manny chose to work in a school so he could make a difference with youth. A former Marine, and EMT, he has worked in larger institutions in the past. His fluency in Spanish is also an invaluable resource.

GEORGI BERNARD

 

Bookeeper

 

Georgi brings her keen sense of order and responsibility to Wyncote Academy. She is also active in her home community working tirelessly with her church and the local

Boy Scout troop.

georgi.bernard@wyncoteacademy.org

DAVID NEIBAUER

 

Technology Director

 

David comes to us from The Quaker School at Horsham.  A graduate of Muhlenberg College and University of Pennsylvania.

CHRISTINA EWAN

 

Middle School

 

Christina joined the faculty upon receiving her graduate degree in special education from Arcadia University. 

SARAH GARNER

 

English & Spanish

 

Sarah teaches Spanish at all levels and upper level English classes.

 

VIVIAN STILL- BROWN


Middle School Teacher


With a degree in Special Education from Chestnut Hill College, and teaching experience...


NICK CARUSO

 

Science

 

As one of Wyncote’s Science Teacher’s, Nick Caruso brings a great deal of energy to his classes...

HOWARD SCHATZ

 

Science

 

Howard Schatz brings his extensive talents and experience in physics, technology, psychology and business …

KRISTI JEWART

 

Special Education

 

Kristi comes to Wyncote with a background in psychology and certification in special education...

HARSHAL PATEL

 

Social Studies Teacher

 

Harshal initially came to Wyncote as a student teacher during his senior year at Delaware Valley College.

CAROLINE WEINER

 

English & Special Education

 

Caroline’s teaching career began along the breathtaking beaches and emerald waters of the United States …

BRUCE WEINER

 

Art

 

“Working with a diverse student population is the best part of my job,” says art teacher Bruce Weiner.

PETE TAMBROURINO

 

History & Athletic Director

 

Pete Tambourino wears several different hats at Wyncote Academy – social studies teacher, math teacher …

BRYAN BEAL

 

One on One Assistant

 

 

JOHN JELINSKI

 

One on One Assistant

 

John graduated from Manor College with a Degree in Liberal Arts.

DOUG GODFREY

 

One on One Assistant

 

 

TIFFANY MILLER-FELL

 

Middle School Teacher

 

Before coming to Wyncote Tiffany worked in the public school system for 5 years as a school psychologist.

ADRIENNE GALLO

 

High School Psychologist

 

Adrienne brings her experience on the staff at Friends Hospital and Horsham Clinic to her position at Wyncote.