Archmere Academy welcomes several new faculty members hired to start the current academic year, bringing with them fresh viewpoints and new expertise in the vital fields of History, Mathematics, English, Spanish and Science. In addition, the Administration has appointed Mr. Carl Campion as the new Director of Operations. The new members of our faculty and staff are:
Alexandra Grieder - History
Alexandra has been excited about history since taking her first Latin class at a tiny all-girls high school in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Since then, she has studied International Relations and Political Science with the help of inspirational mentors at Hobart and William Smith College. Most recently, she earned her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education at Wilmington University. She has been teaching and learning with students at A.I. DuPont in Wilmington for the past year. Alexandra and is looking forward to bringing history alive for Archmere students and will be teaching both World and European History.
Mrs. Carly Pisani - Mathematics
Carly Pisani will be joining the Mathematics Department, teaching Algebra 1 and Honors Math Analysis. She holds a B.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of Delaware, and is currently earning her Master’s Degree in Applied Technology for Education at Wilmington University. Carly has previously taught at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, MD, and has spent the last eleven years teaching Math at the Delaware Military Academy.
Mr. Joseph Quinn - English
Joseph comes to Archmere after eight years of teaching English and Film at his alma mater, Regis High School, in New York City. He studied History and Literature at Harvard, where he hosted a radio show and wrote poems for the literary magazine. After a stint as a paralegal he came back to Regis and taught while finishing a Masters in Humanities at NYU. He’s keen on getting to know Archmere’s sophomores and seniors and encouraging them to play music, make movies, and write. Mr. Quinn will be teaching American Literature and Honors American Literature to tenth graders and Short Fiction and Outcasts & Demons, both senior electives.
Janna Scheflen - World Languages, Spanish
Janna holds an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania, and will be teaching Spanish I and II. While completing an undergraduate degree at Gordon College in Modern Foreign Languages and Modern European Studies, Scheflen spent semesters in Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands. She has taught Spanish for 6 years and previously taught English as a Foreign Language in Slovakia for 5 years. In her free time, she volunteers with a local dog rescue, sails with the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, teaches Immigration Citizenship classes, and enjoys native plant gardening and forest restoration.
Sandra Vieyra - World Languages, Spanish
Sandra graduated from the University of Delaware in the Spring of 2019 with an MA in Spanish Literature and Pedagogy. Sandra taught Spanish and also served as a tutor for UD’s Language Proficiency Center. Sandra completed her undergraduate work at the University of Delaware, where she double majored in Spanish Studies and Latin American and Iberian Studies. Her Anthropology minor granted her the opportunity to travel to her dream country Brazil, where she further developed an interest and passion for the country's culture and language. Sandra will be teaching Spanish 3, Spanish 3 Honors and a Multicultural Literature & Film course. During her spare time, Sandra enjoys spending time with family, friends and taking long walks with her dog.
Dr. Matthew Wilcox, Ph. D. - Physics, Computer Science
From a young age, Dr. Matthew Wilcox remembers having an interest in Science. It wasn’t until he had a fantastic high school teacher (in a baking class no less) that he considered teaching as a career. Matthew attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and received a BS in Physics. Matthew then earned his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Matthew previously taught at Ursuline Academy and will be teaching Physics and AP Computer Science Principles.
Carl Campion ‘76 - Director of Operations
In his new role, Mr. Carl Campion will oversee both Operations and Technology at Archmere. In his 39-year career at Archmere, Carl has directly managed the functions related to both Facilities and Technology. In 2014, Archmere established the Carl Campion Service Award
in Carl’s honor, which recognizes a current or former faculty or staff member’s devoted and exceptional service to the Archmere Academy community. The award is an opportunity to acknowledge an individual whose work ethic, humility, integrity, and spirit have made the Archmere community a better place over time.
Stephanie Silverman ‘00 - Director of Marketing & Communications
Former Archmere Fine Art Department Chair Stephanie Silverman ‘00 has been appointed Archmere’s Director of Marketing & Communications. Before pursuing a career in Visual Art Education, Stephanie worked in the creative industry, first as a Graphic Designer and then as a Marketing Director. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and the University of the Arts (MAT), Stephanie is also a National Board Certified Teacher, bringing 15 years of administrative school leadership and classroom teaching experience, which affords an authentic understanding of secondary schools, curriculum, and programs.
Maria Elena DiPietro - Academic Technology Coordinator
Maria Elena joins us from Padua Academy, where she taught Computer Education courses, including Cybersecurity, Web Page Development, Game Design (2D & 3D), and Mobile Application Development. In addition to teaching, Maria Elena provided tech support for faculty, staff, and students, and managed the school website. Following her graduation from Drexel University, Maria Elena worked at a software development company in the legal industry as a Technical Business Analyst before moving into education. Maria Elena’s primary responsibilities will be to manage the academic software, faculty professional development, and teacher and student support. She will also manage the school’s website.
Kelly Hart - Annual Giving and Analytics Manager
Kelly Hart will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the annual giving solicitation calendar as well as donor prospect research and solicitation segmentation. Ms. Hart comes to Archmere most recently from St. Paul's School in Concord, NH where she served as an Annual Giving Officer. Prior to her work at St. Paul's, Kelly spent six years as an Account Executive at various Manhattan advertising and marketing agencies.