Kathryn Norman

  • Training in multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham teaching and in working with students with dyslexia
  • Is also an attorney
  • Her homemade pies have caught the attention of Williams-Sonoma

James Weisheit

Science, Engineering, and Coding
  • Studied Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins
  • Has experience restoring historic properties

Rebecca Hoch

  • Background in both English and art
  • Has been an ESL teacher
  • Also an ordained Deacon in the Presbyterian Church


Justin Brady

Yoga and Physical Education
  • Triple major in Political Science, Religious Studies, and Philosophy of Law
  • Worked in Harford County Schools

Rob Brosius

  • Studied Biology at Loyola University
  • Worked for a non-profit horticultural therapy center as a vegetable Field Manager—ask him how he integrates math with tomatoes!
  • Coordinates our after school program

George Bareford

Fine Arts: Music and Art
  • Has a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School and an Artist Diploma  from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and School for the Arts
  • Has had solo performances at Lincoln Center and with orchestras
  • A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law
  • Served as an exhibition coordinator to the Chief Curator at MOMA in NY

Deborah McCrimmon

Social Studies
  • Has been a teacher and an administrator for decades, in both independent and public schools in New York, Ohio, and Maryland
  • Professional development experiences include the History Makers Summer Institute and Colgate University’s Abolitionist Movement program

Mary Clairborne

  • Studied in Paris, Dijon, and Provence
  • Has taught at Wilkes for more than a decade

Robin Mellen

Preschool Director and Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Has been teaching for more than 25 years
  • Member of the Maryland State Department of Education Early Childhood Advisory Council
  • Earned a BS in Early Childhood Education and and a Master’s in Human Resource Development
  • Enjoys photography

Melissa Lopes

  • Graduate of Syracuse University
  • More than a decade of experience teaching young children
  • An alumna of Wilkes School (then called Grace and St. Peter’s)
  • Lifelong goal is to swim with Great White Sharks

Olivia McIntosh

Lead Teacher - Twos Class
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Level 6 Credentialed Provider, Maryland Child Care Credential Program (highest level)
  • Has been both an Infant and Toddler Teacher and Lead Preschool Teacher


Brinleigh Naughton

First Grade
  • Graduate of the University of Vermont
  • Majored in Early Childhood Education
  • Loves to go camping and biking

Carrie Herzberger

Learning Support

Ashley Henderson

Director of Admissions and Marketing
  • Started career in college admissions at Johns Hopkins University
  • Over six years of experience in local Baltimore independent schools
  • Enjoys Mommy and Me classes and being outdoors!

Patricia Barry

Head of School
  • Taught for more than two decades in independent and public settings,
  • Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Taught at Wilkes (then called Grace and St. Peter’s) in the late 1980s/early 1990s
  • Co-directed Nature Camps, Inc., focusing on experiential environmental education
  • Enjoys choral singing and volunteer work

Christopher Pyles

  • Priest-in-Charge at Grace and St. Peter’s Church
  • Leads weekly school chapel service
  • His dog Penny is a favorite of the students