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; then we use this information to inform our teaching. Our staff of degreed and inspired professionals are continuously supporting and interacting with each other, the children and their families to best maximize on success for your child.

We choose educators with degrees in Early Childhood (Capital C) 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 certified in CPR/FirstAid/AED, as well. We look for teachers with heart, as well as intellect; teachers who are strong intuitively and academically and teachers who will care for and educate your child in a respectful manner.

Administrative Staff

Kathleen Nelson

Founder / President

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Dr. Lisa Dias

Head of School

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Marie Kirk

K-8 Principal

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Srilakshmi (Sri) Sankar

Assistant Principal / Elementary Mathematics Department Head

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Angela Hehir

ECE Director

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Pam Morganelli

ELA Department Head / Grade 8 Language Arts and Social Studies

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Samantha Wingate

Director of Admissions

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Brooke Shaw

Executive Administrative Assistant

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Lynn Kish

Business Officer

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Teachers by Grade