is working on the MBA portion of the dual-degree program at Columbia Business School this semester. He taught middle school history and coached cross country, basketball and baseball from 2011-2017 at The Peck School, a K-8 co-ed day school in Morristown, New Jersey. Additionally, he served as chair of the history department for two years and has been the director of scheduling for four years. Prior to Peck, he worked at Shore Country Day School as a fourth grade teaching assistant, Bellesini Academy as an after-school teacher and as a homeschool tutor traveling on a yacht. Robby received his bachelor's degree in social studies from Harvard College. On the side and for school activities, Robby does extensive work with technology including building websites and teaching coding.
has taught history since 2014 at Lakeside School, a co-ed 5-12 day school in Seattle, WA. In addition to teaching U.S. history, world history and an interdisciplinary elective on elections, she has served as the student government coordinator, coached the crew team and served on the admissions committee. Before Lakeside, Meg was a Woods Teaching Fellow at the Lawrenceville School where she earned a master’s degree in education through the Penn Independent School Teaching Residency. Additionally, she enjoys the outdoors and has led several wilderness trips for NOLS.
comes to Klingenstein after seven years at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, a co-ed day and boarding school in Charlottesville, VA. During his time at St. Anne's, he taught history and humanities classes to grades 9-12, coached tennis, basketball, and soccer and lived on the dorm. Prior to moving to Charlottesville, he taught, coached and lived for four years at Kimball Union Academy, a co-ed boarding and day school in Meriden, NH. A native of the DC area and graduate of Colby College, Michael has spent the last 24 summers at Kingswood Camp in Piermont, NH, where he currently serves as head counselor and director of junior camp.
works for Qiling Education, which began to manage and operate international kindergartens in China in 2015. As the director of the International Education Department, she oversees interdisciplinary curriculum development and supervises activities for five campuses. Prior to her working experience in China, she worked for a non-profit organization, known for its pioneering work in child brain development, in Pennsylvania. Nicole was able to further explore her interest in early childhood development at Qiling, where she conceived and implemented educational programs. Nicole graduated from Earlham College in 2013. Oliver Merrill
has taught as a seventh grade homeroom teacher since 2014 at St. Bernard’s School, an all-boys day school in Manhattan. Previously, he worked at the Windward School in White Plains, NY from 2011-2014. Alexandra Norman
taught French, English, history and art, and served as the Foreign Language department head for four years at Tilden Preparatory School, a co-ed alternative middle and high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last year she helped to open a new campus of Tilden and transitioned into administration, serving as the staff coordinator and liaison. Alexandra graduated from Drew University, in Madison, NJ in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and French. Through her work at Tilden, she has developed a passion for individualized learning and helping students with learning differences. Maximiliano Ortuzar
is the co-founder and has served as instructional leader since 2016 at CREE School in Chile. CREE is a free-of-charge and open-enrollment school located in one of the most underserved districts in Santiago. The school was founded in March 2016 with 280 students from pre-K to second grade. This year the school has 460 students and will grow every year until it becomes a K-12 school with more than 1,100 students in 2026. Prior to founding the school, Maximiliano was a corp member at Enseña Chile and after that, he joined the KIPP Leadership Training Program in 2014 in order to learn and replicate the best practices at KIPP in Chile. Max studied philosophy and education. He loves reading and playing squash. Tom Owen
served as a teaching fellow in English at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, CT from 2016 to 2018. At St. Luke's, a day school for grades five through twelve, Tom taught ninth grade English, served as an advisor and coached volleyball, basketball and lacrosse. Previously, he served as the assistant director of communications at Brooks School, a day and boarding school in North Andover, MA. Since 2010, he has also served as a contributing writer for the alumni magazine of St. Paul's School, a boarding school in Concord, NH. Tom graduated from Dartmouth College in 2015 with a degree in comparative literature. Sam Permutt
has taught math and held various administrative roles at St. Andrew's School, a co-ed boarding high school in Middletown, DE since 2013. Prior to that, he was teaching and coaching in the Philadelphia area. Sam has also spent the last 10 years working with Strive and DiverseCity Hoops, two sports-based youth development non-profits that seek to bring together young people from different backgrounds. Sam attended Haverford College, where he majored in economics.
has served as director of enrollment management at Woodlawn School, a co-ed K-12 day school in North Carolina, since 2016. Prior to her time at Woodlawn, Mary served on the boarding admission and residence life teams at Darlington School (GA) and held various teaching, coaching and administrative roles at The Webb School (TN). She previously served as a marketing program manager at Crane MetaMarketing (GA). Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and International Studies from Elon University. Deepjyot (Deep) Sidhu
has taught at Palmer Trinity School, a co-ed 6-12 day school in Miami, FL since 2013. Previously, Deep taught in Washington, DC. Deep is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. Geoff Silver
is currently attending Columbia Business School for the MBA portion of the dual-degree program. At CBS, Geoff serves as the co-president of the student body. Prior to Klingenstein, he taught English at the Loomis Chaffee School, a co-ed 9-12 boarding and day school in Windsor, CT. Geoff began his teaching career at the Saint James School in Hagerstown, MD and has also coached varsity football and tennis, served on numerous committees (such as one that developed a new Writing Studio at Loomis) and worked in admissions. An alumnus of the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA, Geoff graduated from Duke University summa cum laude in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and has completed graduate coursework towards a Master of Liberal Arts at Stanford University.
has been the fourth grade leader teacher at The Hill School, a JK-8 day school in Middleburg, VA for the past five years. There he helped found the Culture, Inclusion and Equity Committee while serving on the Marketing Committee. At Hill, he also served as the director of summer programs. Prior to teaching at Hill, Bee taught seventh and eighth grade civics for four years and was assistant head of middle school at Browne Academy in Alexandria, VA. Bee holds a Master of Arts in History from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Mary Washington College. Margaret Tolmie
has taught English since 2014 at Virginia Episcopal School, a co-ed, boarding school in Lynchburg, VA. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Margaret started teaching after graduating from Washington & Lee University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a VA State Teaching License. She is also obtaining an Master of Arts in English from Middlebury's Bread Loaf School of English.
is currently at Columbia Business School for the MBA portion of the dual-degree program. Prior to beginning the program, he served as associate dean of students and director of residential life, taught mathematics and coached basketball and baseball since 2012 at The Masters School, a co-ed day and boarding school in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Tom graduated from Bucknell University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in philosophy. After a brief stint in the financial sector, he decided to change paths and pursue a career in education. Tom received his Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Teachers College in May of 2012. In addition to his work at The Masters School, Tom has been a faculty member and conference facilitator for the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference.