Faculty

Kerry Leraris

Kerry Leraris

Head of School

Kerry Ann Leraris started as the new Head of School in July 2012. She has both a BA in Psychology/Special Education and
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Diane Vernon

Diane Vernon

Director of Admissions

Following her retirement as the founding Head of School at Wyncote Academy, Diane decided to remain with
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Manny Abreu

Manny Abreu

Housekeeping and Maintenance

Manny chose to work in a school so he could make a difference with youth. A former Marine, and EMT
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Kristi Ambler

Kristi Ambler

Special Education

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

Georgi Bernard

Bookkeeper

Georgi brings her keen sense of order and responsibility to Wyncote Academy.
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Josh Bornstein

Josh Bornstein

Disciplinarian, Mathematics

As both a musician and math teacher, Josh is able to encourage his students to use both sides
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Christina Ewan

Christina Ewan

Middle School

Christina joined the faculty upon receiving her graduate degree in special education from
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Sarah Garner

Sarah Garner

English & Spanish

Sarah teaches Spanish at all levels and upper level English classes. She is a graduate of West Chester
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Kathleen Fleck

Kathleen Fleck

Administrative Receptionist

Acting mother of 80 students, for 3 days a week Kathleen monitors attendance, schedules …
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Nick Caruso

Nick Caruso

Science

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

Howard Schatz

Science

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

Mark Linkins

Music

Surrounded by keyboards, drums, boom whackers and guitars, Mark sets the stage for music exploration …
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Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel

Social Studies Teacher

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

Caroline Weiner

English & Special Education

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

Bruce Weiner

Art

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

Pete Tambrourino

History & Athletic Director

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

Dana Wolf

High School Counselor

Dana feels at home at Wyncote, as she is a native of Elkins Park, and previously worked in the preschool at Adath Jesurun next door to Wyncote…

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Lauren Londoner

Lauren Londoner

High School Counselor

Lauren is coming to Wyncote with a background of guidance in the Bristol School District and foster care work in Philadelphia,

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Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Middle School Counselor

Michael Clarke joined Wyncote’s counseling staff after 5 years working in the public school system.

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Vivian Brown

Vivian Brown

Middle School Teacher

With a degree in Special Education from Chestnut Hill College, and teaching experience at Wissahickon Charter School, Vivian brings many skills into her classroom.

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Jordan Yanoshik

Jordan Yanoshik

High School Math Teacher/ Special Education

Jordan teaches practical math at the upper school level.   Her Master’s Degree from Temple University (MSED) in secondary Inclusion Practice well qualifies her for this assignment.

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Bryan Beal

Bryan Beal

One on One Assistant

Doug Godfrey

Doug Godfrey

One on One Assistant

John Jelinski

John Jelinski

One on One Assistant

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

Rebecca Bassman

Rebecca Bassman

One on One Assistant

Heather Franczyk

Heather Franczyk

Teacher Assistant

Jarvee Finney

Jarvee Finney

Teacher Assistant/Gym Teacher

Jarvee is an impressive figure on the basketball court and in the school.

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Wally Grummum

Wally Grummum

Teacher Assistant