Meet The Staff

At World Academy, your child benefits from daily interactions with high quality, experienced educators and edu-carers who are committed to your child’s development, enrichment and success.

Our educational approach is based on the observation and assessment of each child’s interests, strengths, and needs, all of which combine to inform our teaching. Our staff of degreed and inspired professionals is continuously supporting, engaging, and interacting with each other, the children and their families to best maximize success for your child.

We proudly host a diverse group of educators with degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Enrichment fields who are team players and who meet our high standards of qualifications. We look for teachers with heart, as well as intellect, and who are strong intuitively and academically. We vet for teachers with a sense of humor, who truly enjoy our student demographics and who will nurture and educate your child in a respectful, meaningful manner.

Our entire staff is dedicated to student safety, and each staff member is certified in CPR/FirstAid/AED. We look for teachers with heart, as well as intellect; teachers who are strong intuitively and academically; and teachers who will guide all students to meaningful, transformative growth during their time here at World Academy.

Administrative Staff

Kathleen Nelson

Founder / President

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Dr. Lisa Dias

Head of School

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Beverly Rose


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Meagan VanDeventer

Assistant Principal

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Angela Hehir

ECE Director

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Jessica Labbe

Assistant ECE Director

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Samantha Wingate

Director of Admissions

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Marie Kirk

Director of Marketing and Advancement

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Kellie Porter

Business Manager

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Brooke Shaw

Executive Administrative Assistant

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Erin Seguin

Administrative Assistant

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Dr. Nahla El Falaky

Science Department Head, Middle School Teacher, & Science Bowl/Physics Olypiad Moderator

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Daniel Kilgour

Social Studies Department Head, Middle School Teacher and D&D, eSports and Chess Club Moderator

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Pamela Morganelli

ELA Department Head & Middle School Teacher

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Tara Osinski

Mathematics Department Head, Middle School Teacher, and Cross-Country, Ski Club and Track and Field Mentor

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Teachers by Grade