Our Faculty

Extraordinary Teachers who Love Learning

Teaching at The Island School is as much a passion and a vocation as it is a profession.  Caring and accomplished educators model a love of lifelong learning.  Our teachers know each child deeply and devote tireless effort to meeting children’s “different needs and different speeds.”  We stand in awe of the courage of our young learners and are honored to be part of their educational journey.


TRISH KING, Head of School
KRISTEN BRELSFORD, Administrative Assistant & Registrar
JOAN HENDERSON, Advancement Director
LORETTA MORGAN, Business Manager
KRIS ROGERS, Counselor

Teachers and Staff

KATHY SCHOTT, Kindergarten Teacher
CINDY BRICKLEY, 1st Grade Teacher
URSULA PONTIERI, 2nd Grade Teacher
JENNIFER SIMONSON, 3rd Grade Teacher
JENN OSBURN, 4th Grade Teacher
BETSY CARROLL, 5th Grade Teacher
MIKE DERZON, 5th Grade Teacher, Music

LESLEY COLLINS, Extended Day Childcare
JESSIE DAMERON, Teacher Assistant
BARB FERRIN, Teacher Assistant
AUSTIN OHM, Art Teacher
DEIDRE RABEN, Teacher Assistant
GEORGE SHANNON, Librarian/Teacher Assistant
NANCY STECKEL, Teacher Assistant
ELSA TRAIL, Spanish Teacher
GEOFF VIGNERON, Teacher Assistant

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