Middle School Faculty

00148Cora Heiser – Middle School Coordinator 

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Cora Heiser 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. Cora 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.

 

00158Leah Johnson – Middle School Teacher

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Leah Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from Bucknell University and aM.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University. She taught 7th and 8th grade science in Maryland for five years and is currently certified to teach secondary science in New York State. Leah is currently working to fulfill her requirements for Adolescent Montessori Teacher certification.

 

00125Brittany Gonzalez – Middle School ELA Teacher

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Brittany Gonzalez completed her undergrad and graduate work at Plattsburgh State University. She holds a bachelor's degree in English, an M.S.T. in Adolescent Education and is New York State Certified as a Secondary Ed. Teacher for grades 7-12.

 

Stark DeniseDenise Stark – Latin Teacher

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Denise has been teaching Latin to our Middle School students since 2014.  Denise is a retired teacher from Bethlehem Central School where she was the Chair of the Foreign Language Department for 14 years.

 

 SaraSara O’Connell – Spanish Teacher

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Sara O'Connell has a bachelor’s in Spanish Secondary Education with a minor in theater from Russell Sage and a master’s in liberal studies from the University at Albany. Sara has over ten years of experience as a Spanish teacher, with nine years at Bethlehem middle and high schools.