Stephanie Carty joined the WHMS faculty in 2022 teaching middle school math. She holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Hartwick College and a master's degree in Education from The College of Saint Rose. She is professionally certified in the State of New York in adolescent mathematics education 7-12, and is currently completing coursework with the Cincinnati Montessori Secondary Teacher Education Program to earn a teaching credential in Montessori education. Stephanie has been teaching middle and high school math and computer science in the Capital District since 2014; she has also worked with NERIC (Capital Region BOCES) as an Educational Technology Training Specialist, and was the lead coordinator for NERIC's esports service. In addition to teaching mathematics, this year Stephanie will be teaching our Middle School students to code in a brand new, semester-long computer programming class.
Cora Heiser received her adolescent Montessori certification through the Cincinnati Montessori Secondary Teacher Education Program and is Montessori certified in grades 7-12. Cora joined the WHMS faculty in 2006 as the Middle School Head Teacher. Cora completed her undergraduate course work at the State University of New York at Cortland, where she earned a bachelor's degree and New York State teacher certification in adolescent Social Studies education 7-12. She also holds a M.Ed. from the University at Albany. In addition to her work with adolescents, Cora supports adult learners on their journey toward becoming Secondary Montessori teachers as an Instructional Guide, Practicum Advisor and Field Consultant for the Center for Guided Montessori Studies Secondary Teacher Education Program.
Evan has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in environmental history from Montana State University. His professional experience includes teaching English to secondary students in Ukraine as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, leading cycling and hiking trips domestically and internationally, working as a graduate assistant and research assistant at Montana State University, and most recently, working as an archaeological field technician in the Green Mountain National Forest.
Alisa joins the Middle School after serving as an English teacher at Albany Academies for 21 years and the Chair of the English Department there for the past eight years. She was also the director of the Writing Center at the Academies, which she started in 2012. Alisa has a bachelor’s in comparative literature from Hamilton College, a master’s in English and education from Union College, and a doctorate in English from the University at Albany. Alisa also serves as director of the Writing Center to assist our older Elementary and Middle School students in writing.