Our Faculty

Administration

  • Dr. Ashley Deans, Executive Director - PhD Physics from York University, Toronto, MSc Physics from Aston University and BSc Physics from Imperial College
  • Dr. Richard Beall, Head of School, PK through 12 Principal - PhD from M.U.M., MA in Education Administration from M.I.U., MA in Vedic Science from M.I.U. and BA in American Studies from Wittenberg University
  • Laurie Baumann, Girls School Director - Teacher of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programs since 1972, Member of Founding Administration of Maharishi International University (now Maharishi University of Management) in Fairfield, Iowa, in 1974 and Teacher and Administrator at Maharishi School since 1997
  • Laura Bordow,  Lower School / Preschool Director - MA in SCI from M.U.M. and BA in Psychology & Education from Barat College
  • Timothy Walker, Boys School Dean - studied Secondary Education, English and History at the University of Iowa, Maharishi School Class of '02

Preschool/Child Care Faculty

  • Fatima Akber, Preschool & Child Care Teacher - BA in Education and BA in Arts, both from the University of Peshawar
  • Rebecca Bellonci, Preschool Director and Teacher - BA in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. Association of Montessori International Certification for ages 3-6 from the Montessori Teacher Training Center of Northern California
  • Mala Markowitz, Preschool - BA in Elementary Education from M.U.M., Maharishi School Class of '00

Lower School Faculty

  • Anne Balf, 1st/2nd Boys - BA in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Elementary Teaching Certification from Southern University, Baton Rouge
  • Syndy Casey, Music - BA in Music Education from Loyola University
  • Karen DeAngelis, Sustainable Living - BA in Biology from M.U.M.
  • Diane Denbaum. Physical Education - BS in Elementary Education from the College of St Rose in Albany, NY
  • Taniya Handapangoda, Kindergarten - BA in Elementary Education from M.U.M.
  • Asha Sharma, Sanskrit - BS in Botany, Zoology & Chemistry from the University of Rajasthan
  • Karen Sherbondy, Resource - BA in Elementary Education from Arizona State University
  • Kathleen Siemsen, 3rd/4th Boys - BS in Elementary Education from Iowa State University
  • Emily Timm, Art - BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Art Teaching Certification from Moore College of Art and Design, MFA Candidate at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia
  • Karen Valentine, Art - BFA from the University of Colorado and BA in Education from M.I.U.
  • Kate Vetter, 1st/2nd Girls - MA in Elementary Education from M.I.U., MA in Education from Harvard and BA in History from the University of Toledo
  • Meg Vigmostad, 3rd/4th Girls - BA in Elementary Education from St. Mary's Dominican College and AMI Montessori Diploma from Ravenhill Academy
  • Cathy Wadsworth, 5th/6th Boys - BA in Art & Education from M.I.U., MA in Teaching from M.U.M.
  • Charlotte Zmachinsky, 5th/6th Girls - MA in Elementary Education from M.I.U., BA in English from Suffolk University, BA in Art from the University of New Hampshire

Middle/Upper School Faculty

  • Akber Ali, Computer Science & IT Manager - MSc in Computer Science from M.U.M, MSc in Computer Science from Quaid-e-Azam University, BSc in Computer Science from Peshawar University
  • Cheryl Carter, College Counselor - BS in Secondary Education / English from SW Missouri State University, Talented & Gifted Endorsement from the University of Iowa and Reading Endorsement from Iowa Wesleyan College
  • Carol Chesnutt, Economics & Director of Development  - BIE (Industrial and Systems Engineering) from the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Michael Cook, Sustainable Living, Biology - BS in Sustainable Living and Environmental Sciences from M.U.M., Maharishi School graduate
  • Cynthia Cornell, Resource and ESL  - MA in Secondary Education / Reading Specialist, BA in Secondary Education / English both from Arizona State University
  • Laurie Eyre, Upper School Mathematics Teacher and Mentor - MSCI from MERU, BA in Math from Sacramento State University, MA in Math Education from the University of Maryland, Secondary Math Credential from the State University of NY and MIU
  • Evelyn Ellinghaus, Spanish - Education degree from Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala
  • Jane Fleshman, Academic Advisor - BSCI from M.E.R.U.
  • Kristina Gelfand, Language Arts - BA in Literature & Education from M.U.M. and is working on an MA in SCI also from M.U.M.
  • Lucinda Hall, Desktop Publishing - MA in Secondary Education / English, BA in Literature from M.I.U., AA in Theater, Radio & TV from Fullerton Community College
  • Barbara Hays, Middle School Mathematics and Science - studied Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon School of Engineering
  • Brandon Hyde, Social Studies - BA in History and Music from Simpson College
  • Richard Incorvia, Middle School English and Social Sciences - MA in Teaching, BA Arts from M.U.M., Maharishi School graduate
  • Jeremy Jones, Math & SCI -  MBA in Organizational Development from M.U.M., BA in Business from M.U.M, Maharishi School Class of '05
  • Natasha Jones, SCI, Global Studies - BA in Studio Art from Colorado College, Maharishi School graduate
  • Karin Nahabet, Math and SCI - BS in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University, MA in Vedic Science from M.U.M.
  • Rick Rudloff, Physics & Math - BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri
  • Girma Tessema, Chemistry - MA in Education from M.U.M., MSc in Biology and BSc Biology from Addis Ababa University
  • Greg Thatcher, Art - MA  in Painting & Drawing from the University of Saskatchewan, BFA from the University of Victoria
  • Brendan Thomas, Language Arts, Speech - BA in Literature, course work complete for MA in Education, both from M.U.M., Maharishi School graduate
  • Emily Timm, Middle School Art - BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Art Teaching Certification from Moore College of Art and Design, MFA Candidate at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia
  • Mark Wilkins, SCI & Destination Imagination - BA in Humanities from Colorado State University

Physical Education and Sports Faculty

  • Jean Bousquet, Boys PE Teacher - MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris, Graduate studies in Higher Education Administration at M.U.M
  • Steve Briggs, Varsity Boys Tennis Coach
  • Diane Denbaum, Lower School PE Teacher - BS in Elementary Education from the College of St Rose in Albany, NY
  • Rig Gelfand, Athletic Director - BSCI from MERU and is working on an MA SCI from M.U.M.
  • Justin Heaton, Boys & Girls Basketball Coach - BA in Physiology and Health from M.U.M., Maharishi School Class of 2006
  • Shelia Higgins, Varsity Girls Tennis Coach - BA in Sustainable Living from M.U.M., Maharishi School graduate
  • Christian Hoffmann - Baskeball Coach, Varsity Boys - BA in Physiology and Health from M.U.M., Maharishi School Class of 2006
  • Ed Hipp, Boys Golf Coach - 2 yrs college study at Maharishi European Research University and M.U.M.
  • Shane Orne, Girls' PE Teacher - BA in Interdisciplinary Studies  from M.U.M.,  MA in Theology from Sophia Divinity School
  • Joe Verstrepen, Varsity Track Coach - BA in Physical Education from the University of Washington
  • Danielle Wallace, Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach - BA in Occupational Therapy from Hogeschool Zuyd, Netherlands
  • Ted Wallace, Girls Volleyball Coach, Maharishi School graduate, BA in Computer Science, MA in Computer Science and MA in Neuroscience all from M.U.M.
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