Radcliffe Creek Team

The 2021-2022

Peter Thayer

Peter Thayer

Head of School

As Head of School, Mr. Thayer has made it his mission to help every student that walks through our door.

Kim Nistler

Kim Nistler

Director of Student Affairs

Ms. Nistler is the glue that keeps Radcliffe Creek’s front office together. She’s a total superhero!

Debbie Cohee-Wright

Debbie Cohee-Wright

Special Education Learning Specialist

One of the chief architects of Radcliffe Creek School, Ms. Cohee-Wright has been around since the RCS' inception.

Gretchen Coppage

Gretchen Coppage

Orton-Gillingham Department Head

One of our founding teachers, Ms. Coppage has shaped an entire generation of learners and coached the next generation of teachers.

Jimmy Reynolds

Jimmy Reynolds

RCS Swiss Army Knife

The ultimate renaissance man, Mr. Reynolds has created and developed over half a dozen Enrichment curriculums.

Bryn Ponti

Bryn Ponti

Intervention Coach and Transition Skills Coordinator

Ms. Ponti has quickly risen through the ranks as one of our premiere behavioral management specialists. She works wonders for our students!

Chris Stecklair

Chris Stecklair

Enrichment Coordinator and Radcliffe Reach Lead

Ben Joiner

Ben Joiner

Assistant Head of School

As the Assistant Head, Ben works tirelessly to help teachers be the best teachers they can be.

Nick Singleton

Nick Singleton

Director of Communication

A wearer of many hats, Nick brings giggles, ideas and creative insight to every project he takes part in.

Malorie Martinez

Malorie Martinez

Speech & Language Therapist and Teacher

Ms. Martinez has been helping students find their voice and their path since 1999.

Catherine Bushby

Catherine Bushby

English and Language Arts Department Co-Head

A lover of reading, writing, and the performing arts, Ms. Bushby teaches the written word in an immersive, holistic manner.

Colin Orr

Colin Orr

Marsh Lead Teacher

Mr. Orr is the teacher 7th and 8th graders need. He makes our students better students, and his colleagues better teachers.

Simone Vagnoni

Simone Vagnoni

Discovery Department Co-Head

A celebrated D1 athlete, Ms. Vagnoni leverages her experience on the field by incorporating team-building exercises in the classroom!

Rebecca Emory

Rebecca Emory

Art Teacher

As Radcliffe Creek's premiere artist in residence, Ms. Emory helps equip our students with creative outlets through a variety of artistic mediums.

Megan Fitzgerald

Megan Fitzgerald

Director of Finance

Ms. Fitzgerald keeps our school fiscally responsible, acts as our staff’s HR department, and favorite goofball!

Kim Frymark

Kim Frymark

Director of Facilities

Ms. Frymark cares for the entire building, including RCS, Tip Top Tots, and Dr. Lohr’s office.

Margie Barilar

Margie Barilar

Office Manager & Enrichment Teacher

As our Office Manager, Enrichment teacher and Financial Assistant, Ms. Barilar has plenty to keep her busy!

Kevin Gilchrest

Kevin Gilchrest

Mathematics & Enrichment Teacher

Mr. G, math teacher extraordinaire, has been pushing and motivating his students since 2001. His unique style has made him a Radcliffe all-star!

Nickesse Dawson

Nickesse Dawson

Nest Lead Teacher

Witty? Check. Inspiring? Check! Mr. Dawson earns his students' respect and challenges them to do the same in return.

Katy Morrell

Katy Morrell

Specialized Instruction Coach and Nest Evaluator

Ms. Morrell is our hero! As a radiant beam of optimism, she is always willing to help her students and peers. Thank goodness she joined us!