Faculty and Staff Information 

Our exceptional faculty at Countryside Day includes internationally recognized, innovative teachers who combine strong teaching skills with specialty expertise. They mentor, advise, and consult with teachers and schools from around the world through affiliate organization Montessori Teachers Institute for Professional Studies. Many of the Countryside Day staff serve as presenters at the Annual Summer Institute, held at CDS, through the organization. They are truly the heart of our academic programs. 

Meet the Faculty and Staff

Administrative Team

All Year Montessori Team

Wendy Calise

Head of School

29 Years at CDS

Karen O’Malley

Director of Admissions

21 Years at CDS

Jim Aspinall

Director of Operations

11 Years at CDS

Janeth Mendoza

Director of Marketing

5 years at CDS

Annette Kulle

Founder

50 Years at CDS

Frank Kulle

Founder

50 Years at CDS

Michele Aspinall

AYM Director / Teacher

29 years at CDS

Shana Brunell

Shana Brunell

AYM Teaching Assistant

2 years at CDS

Kathy Wos

AYM Teaching Assistant

10 Years at CDS

Toddler Team

Pre-K / Kindergarten Team

Jennifer Robinson

Toddler Teacher

6 Years at CDS

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Andrea Rivera

Toddler Teaching Assistant

3 years at CDS

Veronica Armenta

Toddler / Spanish Teacher

20 Years at CDS

Uli Soto

Uli Soto

Nido Teaching Assistant

2 years at CDS

Rebecca English

Toddler Teaching Assistant

5 years at CDS

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Krista Delaney

 

Director of Toddler Program, and Toddler Level Mentor

39 years at CDS

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Shaneequa Pool

Physical Education Assistant

3 years at CDS

Kim Shultz

Pre-K / Kindergarten Teacher

23 years at CDS

Maya Munson

Maya Munson

Pre-K / Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

2 years at CDS

Bhavini Shah

Pre-K / Kindergarten Teacher

2 years at CDS

Carina Gamez

Pre-K / Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

First year at CDS

Elementary Team

Middle School Team

Kim Anderson
Lower Elementary Teacher

17 years at CDS

Taylor Wesenberg
Upper Elementary Teacher

8 years at CDS

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Sean Doyle
Lower Elementary Teacher

6 years at CDS

Veronica Armenta
Toddler / Spanish Teacher

20 years at CDS

Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

6 years at CDS

Joseph Francavilla
Music Director

18 years at CDS

Christa Tucker

Elementary Assistant

First year at CDS

Guy Calise
Middle School Director

29 years at CDS

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Kathleen Al-Basit
Middle School Teacher

First Year at CDS

Joseph Francavilla
Music Director

18 years at CDS

Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

6 years at CDS

Music Director

Spanish Team

Joseph Francavilla
Music Instructor

18 years at CDS

Veronica Armenta
Toddler / Spanish Teacher

20 years at CDS

Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

6 years at CDS
Physical Education Team at CDS

Physical Education Team

Campus and Facilities Team

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CDS Founders

Guy Calise
Middle School Director

29 years at CDS

Krista Delaney
Director of Toddler Program, and Toddler Level Mentor

39 years at CDS

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Shaneequa Pool
Gym Assistant

3 years at CDS

Juan Armenta
Facilities Manager

23 years at CDS

Jim Aspinall
Director of Operations

11 years at CDS

Frank Kulle
Founder

50 Years at CDS

Annette Kulle
CDS Founder

50 Years at CDS

Frank Kulle
CDS Founder

50 Years at CDS

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