The TJS faculty and staff are a dedicated, collaborative team of professionals who bring intriguing backgrounds and experience in public, private and independent school experiences who are constantly reimagining education to benefit the students at The Jefferson School.

The teachers bring state certification qualifications, as well as Master's Degrees in early childhood, elementary education, art education, math, and science. The Jefferson School staff and faculty support individual and community achievement, instilling the skills, critical thinking and enthusiasm our students need to become leaders of tomorrow.


Head of School: Constance Hendricks - Education: B.S. - Wilmington University; M.Ed. - Wilmington University

Administrative Assistant - Beverly Wenner

Director of Communications & Development - Jessica Gordon - Education: B.A. - University of Delaware; M.S. - Wilmington University

Marketing & Development Consultant - Donna Melton - Education: B.A. - Mary Washington College; M.Ed. - University of Virginia

Building and Grounds Maintenance - Julio Burgos


Junior Kindergarten Teacher - Laurie Smaile- Education: B.A. - West Chester University


 Primary I (kindergarten) Teacher - Colleen Eisenmann - Education: B.A.- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Primary I (kindergarten) Teacher - Patricia White - Education: B.A. - West Virginia Wesleyan College; M.Ed. - George Washington University

Primary II (first & second grade) Teacher - Bradley Barndt - Education: A.A. - Delaware Technical and Community College; B.A. - Wilmington University

Primary II (first & second grade) Teacher - Christine Falcone - Education: B.A. - LeMoyne College; M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Study - Alfred University

Primary III (third & fourth grade) Language Arts and Socials Studies Teacher - Kathleen Quigley - Education: B.A. - Long Island University; MLIS - LIU at C.W. Post

Primary III (third & fourth grade) Math and Science Teacher - Nicole Cocciolone - Education: B.A. - California State University, Fullerton


Intermediate (fifth-eighth grade) Science Teacher - Jennifer Chowdhry - Education: B.S. - Indiana University; M.Ed. - Duquesne University

Intermediate (fifth-eighth grade) Language Arts & Spanish Teacher  - Stefine K. Pitzer - Education: B.A. - College of Wooster; M.S. - Kaplan University

Intermediate (fifth-eighth grade) Social Studies Teacher - John King - Education: B.S. - University of Maryland; M.A. - University of Redlands

Intermediate (fifth-eighth grade) Mathematics & (All School) Curriculum and Instruction- Beth Toney - Education: B.S. - West Chester University



Primary ( JK - fourth grade) Spanish Teacher - Jennifer Martinez-Ulloa - Education: A.A. - Delaware Technical and Community College; B.A. (pending)

Art Teacher - Kathleen Marvel - Education: A.A. - Delaware Technical and Community College; B.A. - Wilmington University; M.Ed. (pending) Wilmington University

Performing Arts Teacher - Nancy Curry - Education: B.A. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Physical Education & Health Teacher - Nancy Berg - Education: B.S. - University of South Carolina

Reading Specialist, Grades 1-8 - Rebecca Breasure - Education: B.S. - University of Delaware; M.Ed. - Salisbury State College

Environmental Education Coordinator - Bill Nelson - Education: B.A. - Tufts University;  Teaching Certificate - University of Alaska; M.S. - Towson University 

Director of Summer Programs - Terri Gladus - Education: B.S - Salisbury University