Carol Edelstein has served as the Executive Director of Merritt Academy since December 2006. She received her bachelor's degree in health services management from LaSalle University preceded by undergraduate studies in early childhood education at the University of Maryland. Carol taught preschool for 7 years; managed an infant & toddler center for 3 years; was the assistant director at The Talent House Private School (now Merritt Academy) in 1986 - 87; and developed Alzheimer's programing & training for Sunrise Senior Living for 20 years.
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Linda Potts has enjoyed being an educator for many years. She brings over 15 years of experience working at Merritt Academy. She received her bachelor's degree in sociology/anthropology from Gettysburg College and holds a master's degree in education administration and supervision. She has held several positions at Merritt including Director of Education, middle school teacher (of multiple subjects),and Curriculum Director.
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Donna Wilson-Peal is the preschool director at Merritt Academy. She brings over 20 years of experience in education in various aspects of teaching and management. She received her bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Carnegie Mellon University. Donna is excited to be joining our Merritt family and increasing her knowledge about Merritt’s children and families. You can contact Donna at Email: DonnaW@merrittacademy.org Phone: 703-273-4980 Shutterfly Page
Kris Sanchez worked for 16 years in the Pierre, SD, public school system as a middle school counselor conducting classes in careers, social skills, and strategies to help students make positive life choices. Kris consulted with parents, teachers, and other professionals to help students succeed academically. Kris graduated from South Dakota State University and received her master’s degree in education, with a major in guidance and counseling. Now in her third year at Merritt Academy, she is finding the challenge of working with students from preschool through middle school very rewarding. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (703)539-9289 or (703) 273-9289
Amy Pernick joined Merritt Academy in March, 2009, as the Director of Admissions. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech, having earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Business Leadership. Amy has prior experience in college admissions at High Point University in High Point, NC, where she gained an appreciation for helping families find the school that is the right “fit” for their child. She feels that the most rewarding part of her job is watching the students she enrolled thrive and grow as they progress through the academy.
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I have been at this school since I was very young and I have grown close to everyone here. They are really friendly and nice.