Rosemary Baca has a degree in Special Education with emphasis/ minor in Spanish. She is a State of NM certified tri-lingual interpreter in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. She has taught Spanish at Santa Fe Community College for the last 20 years. She has taught Spanish at many levels, including the Bilingual Educational toward Endorsement classes at SFCC. She enjoys gardening, baking, and spending time with a good book.
Olivia Carril teaches Science, with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry, and a master’s degree in biology, both from Utah State University. She received her PhD in plant biology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is the author of a field guide to native solitary bees, and has been studying pollination ecology for over 20 years. She has taught after-school science programs to K-8th graders, AP environmental science and honor’s chemistry to high school students, and biology, statistics, and environmental science to college students. She is devoted to encouraging students to explore and investigate their world using the tools of a scientist. She enjoys photography, cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband and two small children.
Darya Peterson Glass is the Director of Programs and teaches Mathematics and History. She holds a double bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and the History of Mathematics from St. John’s College and has earned a New Mexico teaching licensure, K-8. When she’s not teaching, Darya gardens, preserves food, and explores the wilderness with her husband and dogs.
Catherine Hathaway, Language Arts and Literature, holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University with a double major in psychology and studio design, and a K-8 Level II teaching license with endorsements in TESOL and gifted education. She loves to cook, garden, throw pottery, bird watch, and hang out with her husband, daughter, two dogs, nine chickens and turkey.
Joan Logghe, Poetry. New Mexico Artist-in-Residence since 1984, Joan has won numerous awards in the field of poetry including a 1991 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.She presents poetry readings throughout New Mexico and nationally. Joan was named to the two year Poet Laureate post in June 2010. Read more about Joan here.
Melissa Miller, Mathematics and Science, Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in watershed science from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in soil science from Penn State University. Melissa is also a graduate of the Santa Fe Girls’ School! In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with her fiancé, dog, and cat.
Shelley Robinson, Art. Shelley teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade art. She has her secondary art teaching certification from the SFCC Teacher Academy and a Master’s degree in Printmaking from University of New Mexico as well as her glass art training from Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington and 15 years experience as an arts educator at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Ms. Robinson always looks forward to sharing her creativity and guiding middle school girls through a foundation of art skills and techniques in an exploratory and encouraging environment. Outside of the classroom, you’ll find Shelley on her bike and in the mountains, hiking with husband, Tom and kids, Jackson and Rosemary, and best dog, Eddie.
Jessica Weybright,School Administrator. Jessica is proud to bring many years’ experience in both non-profit and for-profit business to the Santa Fe Girls’ School. Jessica has a BA in art with an environmental studies concentration from Kalamazoo College and is an avid traveler, printmaker and urban sketcher.
Rosie Williams, Director of Admissions and Administration. Rosie holds a bachelor’s degree in education, with an emphasis in adventure and multi-cultural education. She has 14 years of experience in nonprofit program management and administration, and in experiential and outdoor education facilitation. She also spent years integrating emotional intelligence into school curricula and facilitating leadership trainings. Rosie and her husband are parents to a joyful and curious baby girl and travel whenever possible.
This School does an amazing job. I have been teaching there 15 years and seen class after class of girls change into their own womanhood and power. It is the most thoughtful staff and curriculum I have ever encountered.
Joan Logghe, Poet-in-Residence/ President, NM Literary Arts