Administration and Staff

It's the people who make the difference in a school, and each of University Prep's administration and staff members embody the three essential qualifications for creating an extraordinary experience for our students: they are well-trained and highly capable in their respective fields; they are committed to the work of education and to engaging with our students.


Catherine Blundell

Director of Advancement

Kelly Herrington

Director of College Counseling and Student Services

Richard Kassissieh

Assistant Head of School for Academics and Strategic Initiatives

Mary Beth Lambert

Director of Marketing and Communications

Susan Lansverk

Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations

E-chieh Lin

Director of Diversity and Community and Director of Hiring

Shavette McGhee

Director of Enrollment Management

Joel Sohn

Director of Upper School

Susie Wu

Director of Middle School


Shannon Barbre

Admission Assistant

Farzana Bi

Division Directors' Assistant

Anne Bingham

Library Director

John Brooks

Systems Administrator

Christina Coleman

AR/AP Specialist

Stephanie Dobler

Learning Pathways Teacher

Katharine Durkee

Associate Director of Advancement

Abby Formella

Associate Director of Digital & Brand Communications

Cassandra Fricke

Main Office Coordinator

Brian Gonzales

Director of Global Programs

Micah Green

Maintenance Assistant

Leah Griffin


Kelly Herrington

Director of College Counseling and Student Services

Patrick King

Diversity & Community Program Manager

Kyle Lawhead

Assistant Director of Middle School

Felicia Lindholm

Commons Cafe Lead

David Lopez

Maintenance Assistant

Rachael Lydeard

Learning Specialist

Margaret Marks

Associate Director of Upper School Admission

Patrick McAuliffe


Catherine McNutt

Advancement Engagement Officer

Rocio Medina-Ovando

Instructional Coach

Rebecca Moe

Director of Athletics

Andrea Moore


Britten Nelson

Associate Director of College Counseling

Alexis Ortega

Associate Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Martin Pawlina

Director of Facilities

Janet Perles

Learning Pathways Teacher

Da'Mon Perry

Assistant Director of Athletics

Sarah Peterson

Associate Director of Upper School and Mathematics Teacher

Sashil Pillay

Main Office Coordinator

Caprice Pine

Human Resources Manager

Debbie Playter

Executive Assistant

Andrew Richardson

Transportation Manager

Wendy Robbins

College Counseling Assistant

Jennifer Rothwell

Accounting Assistant

Shannon Salverda

Director of Integrated Learning

Nancy Schatz Alton


Emily Schorr Lesnick

Director of Social and Emotional Learning

Elizabeth Skjei


Julie Smith

Learning and Testing Specialist

Amy Spivey

Director of Information Technology

Caleb Strehlo

Systems Administrator

Christina Taylor

Associate Director of Global Programs

Melaine Taylor

Associate Director of Middle School Admission

Jeff Tillinghast

Director of Learning Design and Technology

Binh Vong

Payroll/Human Resources Specialist