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OUR TEAM

CTL is a school of inquiry that encourages and nurtures children’s innate curiosities. We celebrate the uniqueness of every child. We have certified, experienced, passionate educators who are experts in their fields and child development and who love children, teaching and learning.  

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LINDA ELLIS, PH.D.

Head of School

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BECKEY BILLINGS, B.A.

Grade PreK Teacher 

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LISA LIPAR, M.ED.

Grades K-2 Teacher 

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AMELIA MAIA, A.A.C

Administrative Assistant

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MAKAILA SCHELLHAAS, B.S.

Grades 5-8 Math Teacher 

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MELANIE WELSH, B.S.

Grades 3-4 Teacher 

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KRISTY MORENO, M.ED.

Grades 5-8 Language Arts Teacher, English I & II Teacher and DC Engish

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AMY KIDDY, M.S.

Grades 5-8 Science and Social Studies Teacher, HS Biology, DC US History & High School Advisor 

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RACHEL PARKS, B.A.

Grades PreK- Grade 8 Art Teacher 

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CATHERINE SEBREE, B.F.A.

Grades PreK- Grade 8 Music Teacher 

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RACHELLE PETROVIC, M.S.

High School Algebra I & II and Physics & High School Program Coordinator

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ANDREA SEIDER, M.ED.

Grades PreK-8 Physical Education, Grades 5-8 Drama and PreK Music & Movement

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PATRICIA PEDRAZA, B.S. 

Grades 9-10 Spanish Teacher

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

At CTL, we are committed to recruiting and retaining expert teachers and providing the time, resources, support, and autonomy to continually develop their pedagogical skills in a collaborative, professional learning community. Are you interested in becoming part of our team? Send us your resume and cover letter! We'd love to hear from you.