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 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
As both a musician and math teacher, Josh is able to encourage his students to use both sides of their brains. When it comes to teaching math, Josh strives to see that students know not only the facts, but to use the skills that they develop in the classroom to problem solve and think logically outside of class. As for music, Josh strives to help his students to think creatively and develop artistic talents that will help them to become more well-rounded individuals.Josh has honed both of these talents in himself. He is a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Math Education.
Prior to becoming a math education major, Josh spent two years at Temple studying jazz theory and performance with the accomplished Greg Kettinger. Today, the combination of these two diverse areas of study serves Josh well – he has been a math teacher at Wyncote since 2001 and performs locally with various bands.
The fact that he is able to get to know all the students, not just in the classroom, is appealing to Josh. He also appreciates the tightly-knit faculty at Wyncote. “It’s all about the kids, and I’m proud of what they accomplish,” says Josh. “I seriously look forward to every day. I love the fact that every teacher communicates, laughs, and shares a common purpose at Wyncote. There are really happy kids who like coming to school and try every single day. How much more can we ask?!”
Christina joined the faculty upon receiving her graduate degree in special education from Arcadia University. Prior to that, she was a case manager at the Bucks County Mental Health department. Under her tutelage the middle schoolers in her English class have created a video story trailer for James and the Giant Peach. She also teaches middle level math, science and social studies. Christina enjoys the family atmosphere she finds at Wyncote. At home she has a 10 year son, 3 cats and a giant dog named Shark.
Adrienne - or Dr. A., as the student refer to her - brings her experience on the staff at Friends Hospital and Horsham Clinic to her position at Wyncote. She is a graduate of the University of the Sciences and with a Masters and Doctorate degree from Chestnut Hill College. Dr. A. provides ongoing emotional support and therapy, and she leads the school's crisis intervention team. She relaxes with sewing, crochet, and cross stitch.
Sarah teaches Spanish at all levels and upper level English classes. She is a graduate of West Chester University with a major in Secondary English and a minor in Spanish. Sarah consistently incorporates popular culture in her lesson plans in order to encourage connections between text to world, text to other texts and to self. She takes her students through a step by step process to complete a 25 page research paper. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys going to the movies, reading, and snow boarding. Photography is her new found love.
John graduated from Manor College with a Degree in Liberal Arts.
Assistant to the Head of School
Mark came to Wyncote Academy after nearly two decades of service in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District. During his tenure at Wallingford-Swarthmore, Mark taught middle school and high school English for twelve years, and then served as the district's Director of Curriculum for six years.
Mark taught music for two years at Wyncote Academy. He helped to expand the scope of the music program by providing more ensemble-based instruction and more performance opportunities for students. Mark currently serves as Assistant to Wyncote's Head of School.
Special Education Coordinator and School Psychologist
Before coming to Wyncote Tiffany worked in the public school system for 5 years as a school psychologist. She graduated from Stevenson University with her
B.S. in psychology in 2009 and received her M.S. in psychology in 2011 from Millersville University. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and
friends, being outdoors and reading. She relates to the flexibility and kind environment at Wyncote.
Harshal initially came to Wyncote as a student teacher during his senior year at Delaware Valley College. He was well-liked by both teachers and students, who recognized his patience and diligent preparations. Harhsal was asked to join the Wyncote staff the following year. Harshal appreciates the small classes at Wyncote and the opportunity that he has to get to know the students. In the future, he hopes to study further in the field of educational technology.
Howard Schatz brings his extensive talents and experience in physics, technology, psychology and business into his classrooms at Wyncote. A graduate of Drexel University, and Temple University, with post graduate study at Columbia University and Delaware Valley College, Howard provides a fund of knowledge to students into his Chemistry, Botany, and Health classes. Howard previously taught at Frankford High School and Robert Vaux High School. The goal for his students is that they will recognize the patterns seen in scientific study of nature and be able to apply them to their own life experiences.
Howard iutilizes the greenhouse as a laboratory for the botany, health and horticulture classes. Seedlings being tended by students promise healthful and tasty salads, eggplant and squash plants augur well for wholesome meals as well as developing healthy eating habits.
Vivian Brown has a degree in Special Education from Chestnut Hill College, and teaching experience at Wissahickon Charter School, Vivian brings many skills into her classroom. As a member of the Calvary Assembly, a next door neighbor of Wyncote‘s previous school building, she already knew some of our students. When not in the classroom, she is busy with her teenage son, two cats and a dog. She likes the family atmosphere and helpful staff at Wyncote.
Athletic Director and Social Studies Teacher
Pete Tambourino wears several different hats at Wyncote Academy – social studies teacher, math teacher, Athletic Director, and coach. Pete is a graduate of West Chester University,
where he earned his Bachelor of Sciences in Education degree and his professional certificate in social studies. His concentration was history and his minor was economic geography. Pete
recently completed his Master of Sciences in Education degree at Neumann College.
“Wyncote allows me the time to develop a rapport with the students beyond the role of the traditional,” explains Pete. “My role at Wyncote has expanded over the years to include
coach, mentor, and friend to my students.”
Pete spends his free time with his wife Kelly and his young daughter, Julia. An avid sports fan, Pete enjoys refereeing, coaching, playing, and watching sports. His favorites include baseball,basketball, football, and hockey. He also likes to read mysteries, watch movies, and play trivia games.
Pete stays young through his lifelong love of comic books – particularly anything related to Spiderman – and building with Legos! Pete has an extensive collection of intricate Lego
models, including replicas of almost every Star Wars spaceship. Pete also designs and creates his own Lego constructions, including an expanding collection of super heroes!