Faculty & Staff

Alison Eden,

Photography

B.S., Journalism, Texas A&M University
Teaching at Griffin since 2022
"Your perspective is valid."

Andrew Held,

Music

Teaching at Griffin since 2021
"You can't base your life on other people's expectations." - Stevie Wonder

Ashley Bruni,

Mathematics

B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Science Teaching Certificate, Texas State University
Teaching at Griffin since 2017
“The world of mathematics opens up a world that you never imagined when you take advantage of the possibilities it opens to you, whether it be seeing the beauty in things or opening up more lifelong opportunities” -Unknown.

Brock Caron,

Digital Art

B.F.A, Drawing, Texas State University
Teaching at Griffin since 2022

Calaandra Mazcuri,

English

M.A., English Literature, University of Texas at Austin; B.A., English Literature, Cornell University,
Teaching at Griffin since 2021
"There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Carlos Silva,

Facilities Manager

Working at Griffin since 2020
"Maybe it's not always about trying to fix something broken. Maybe it's about starting over and creating something better." -unknown

Chris Bilbrew,

Cross Country, Track & Field

B.A., Psychology, University of Arkansas, currently pursuing M.Ed., Human Resource & Workforce Development
Coaching at Griffin since 2018
"Excuses are monuments of nothing that build bridges which lead to nowhere." -unknown

Claire Campbell,

Creative Writing

M.F.A, Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction, Sarah Lawrence College; B.A., English and Culture and Sustainability, Southwestern University
Teaching at Griffin since 2022

Da'Mon Stith,

Warrior Arts

Coaching at Griffin since 2009

David Graham,

History

M.A., Teaching, University of St. Thomas; B.A., Political Science and American Studies, Middlebury College
Teaching at Griffin since 2022

Dee Chapman,

Mathematics, Computer Science

M.S. and B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Teaching at Griffin since 2021
"Choose courage over comfort. Choose whole-hearts over armor. And choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid. At the exact same time." - Brené Brown

Erica Nix,

Aerobic Workout

Teaching at Griffin since 2017

Erin Greganti,

Interior Design

B.S., Human Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University
Teaching at Griffin since 2022

Janelle Powell,

Student Support

B.A., English, Texas State University
Teaching at Griffin since 2022
“As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.” - Paul Shane Spear

Jessica Compton,

Latin

M.A., Teaching Latin & Classical Humanities, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; BA, Classics, Emory University
Teaching at Griffin since 2016
Latin is a beautiful, ancient language, and I believe that a Latin program should give students an appreciation for the differences among languages and cultures, improve their English vocabulary and reading skills, establish a core cultural literacy in history and mythology, and impart to them a lifelong fascination with the ancient world and a love of its literature.

Katy Horan,

Art

Teaching at Griffin since 2022

Kyle Clayton,

Sciences, Music

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University; B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
Teaching at Griffin since 2017
Chemistry is the science of various types of matter and how they react to each other. Physics is the science of how matter and forces interact with each other. That covers basically everything… except music. Music encompasses expression, emotion and soul… I can’t imagine a better place to share knowledge in these subjects than with the people of Griffin School.

Kyle Ligon ,

CrossFit

CrossFit City Limits
Coaching at Griffin since 2015

Lawrence Morgan,

Social Science

B.A., History & English, University of Texas at Austin
Teaching at Griffin since 1997
“Anyone who cannot give an account to oneself of the past three thousand years remains in darkness, without experience, living from day to day.” -Goethe

Maria Serrano,

Spanish

M.A., ESL, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; B.A., Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin
Teaching at Griffin since 2022

Patricia Marquez,

English, Creative Writing

M.A., English, CUNY Brooklyn College; B.A., Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College
Teaching at Griffin since 2020
"Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored." --Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Robin Grace Soto,

Theatre

B.A., Theater, St. Edward's University, Acting Apprentice, Actors Theatre of Louisville
Teaching at Griffin since 2021
“Artists and scientists are activists. They look at the world as changeable and they look upon themselves as instruments for change. They understand that the slice of world they occupy is only a fragment but that the fragment is intrinsically connected to the whole. They know that action matters.” Anne Bogart, What's the Story: Essays about art, theater and storytelling

Ryan Young,

Mathematics, Music

B.S. Mathematics and Secondary Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
Teaching at Griffin since 2011
"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Samuel Griffin,

Sciences, Health

M.A., Secondary Science Education, Mississippi State University; B.A. Science Education, Mississippi State University
Teaching at Griffin since 2014
Life sciences are such an interesting way to explore the world around us. The sense of wonder and discovery of the worlds we occupy can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves, and where we fit on this beautiful planet. It is my hope that through these discoveries, my students become more aware of the effects they have on the organisms and environments that they interact with on an everyday basis.

Savitha Parthasarathy,

Sciences

M.S., Nutrition & Biochemistry, Bowling Green State University; B.S., Nutrition & Microbiology, University of Madras, Chennai, India, M.A., Education, Santa Clara University
Teaching at Griffin since 2021
"Only when our clever brain and human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our true potential!" Jane Goodall

Sean Eads,

Math, Game Design, YouthSpin

M.F.A., Musical Theatre Composition, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; B.A., Media Studies, Vassar College
Teaching at Griffin since 2021
“It’s all a question of imagination. Our responsibility begins with the power to imagine.” -Haruki Murakami

Sharon Doerre,

World Geography

Ph.D., Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Anthropology and Middle Eastern studies, University of Texas at Austin; B.A., Anthropology, Grinnell College
Teaching at Griffin since 2018
“Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web. They might as well not exist.” Steven Pinker

Valeria Camnasio-Quevedo,

Sciences

B.A., Secondary Science Education, Instituto Superior del Profesorado Joaquin V. Gonzalez, Buenos Aires, B.S. Physics, University of Buenos Aires
Teaching at Griffin since 2008
I strongly believe that everyone can learn Science or anything if they are inspired to find their own path to success.

Victoria Ratcliff,

Volleyball

Coaching at Griffin since 2022