Educational Team

The heart of any school is its teachers and other support professionals. Everyone involved with Bhaktivedanta Academy is a Vaisnava devotee, and all share the conviction that learning in a Krishna Conscious environment is essential to the successful development of children, both as citizens and as spiritual beings. All staff members are expected to serve as role models for students by always conducting themselves in a professional, devotional and caring manner.

Board of Directors

  • Jonathan Leslie (Jaya Govardhana das) Board President
  • David Aguilera (Visvambhara das) Head of School
  • Miriam Tassinare (Mukhya dasi)
  • Seth Spellman (Sesa das)
  • Teresa Peattie (Tapasvini dasi)
  • Thomas Pourchot (Tamohara das)

Administration

  • David Aguilera (Visvambhara das) - Head of School
  • Ramona Nunez (Gopi Prema dasi) - School Secretary

Teachers

Bhakti Bhavan - Pre-K/Kindergarten

  • Vrinda Aguilera (Vrindavanesvari dasi) - Lead Teacher/Pre-School Director
  • Amanda Howard - Teacher's Assistant
  • Chandrika Steele - Teacher's Assistant
  • Milica Conn (Rasasundari dasi) - Teacher's Assistant

Audarya Bhavan - Grade 1-3

  • Susan Reed (Satyaki dasi) - Lead Teacher
  • Pranaya Spellman (Shyama Darshani dasi) - Teacher's Assistant

Madhurya Bhavan - Grade 4-6

  • Leelapadma Sikdar (Leelapadma dasi) Lead Teacher
  • Haripriya Griesser (Haripriya dasi) - Assistant Teacher

Krishna Sharanam - Grade 7-10

  • Jaya Kaseder (Jaya Sri Radhe dasi) - Lead Teacher/IB Coordinator
  • Sundari Rodman (Syamasundari dasi) - Subject Teacher
  • Nandapriya Sikdar (Nandapriya Prema dasi) - Subject Teacher
  • Deepa Mukhtyar (Deva Sarita dasi) - Subject Teacher
  • Jaya Radhe Marcotte - Subject Teacher

Specialists

  • Andrea Krychl (Ananta Rasa dasi) - Reading Instructor
  • Georgia Ackermann (Jasmin dasi) - Title I Tutor
  • Yolanda Shaur (Jayanti Bhakti dasi) - Aftercare