Triangle Day School’s faculty and staff are an outstanding, highly trained group of skilled professionals. Next to the students, this group is TDS’s greatest asset. Our teachers understand children and their development and are excited to work with them each day.

With a student/faculty ratio of 8:1, teachers provide individual attention and tailored approaches. Small class sizes facilitate lively discussions and numerous activities, as teachers use best practices to engage children while delivering the curriculum. Teachers are given the freedom and support they need to pursue different techniques and continue to grow as professionals. TDS teachers set high standards for students, and they truly want each child to succeed. Recognizing that the home/school partnership is critical to achieving our long-term goals, teachers communicate regularly with the parents of the students they teach. Finally, faculty and staff are encouraged to continue their own education, and TDS supports their participation in conferences and seminars.

Caro Arce


UCC Sinaloa, Mexico (B.S.)
CETYS Universidad, Mexico (M.Ed.)

3rd year at TDS
11th year in education

Mansi Brown

Kindergarten Assistant
Assistant Soccer Coach

B.S. in Early Childhood Education

3rd year at TDS
3rd year in education

Sergio Camacho

Network Engineer & IT Support

Universidad de Boyacá (B.S.)
Durham Technical Community College (AAS)

2nd year at TDS
2nd year in education

Ali Carnes

MS Math
MS Chimes

Grinnell College (B.A.)
Duke University (MEM)

11th year at TDS
13th year in education

Heysha Carrillo

Special Events Coordinator

University of Puerto Rico (B.A.)
UNC-Chapel Hill (M.Ed.)

4th year at TDS
10th year in education

Amy Cowan


East Stroudsburg University (B.A. in Elementary Education, B.A. in Special Education)

14th year at TDS
15th year in education

Rose DeLaTorre

Transitional Kindergarten

California State University (B.A., M.A.)

13th year at TDS
23rd year in education

Jonathan Dowd

MS Spanish
Soccer Coach
Ultimate Frisbee Coach

UNC-Asheville (B.A.)
Middlebury College (M.A.)

16th year at TDS
17th year in education

Dan Forringer

Fifth Grade

Elon College (B.A., NC Teaching Fellow)
National Board Certification

18th year at TDS
24th year in education

Sandra Galvis-Peña

First Grade Assistant

Queens College, CUNY (B.A.)
Brooklyn College, CUNY (M.Ed.)
Teachers College, Columbia University (Cert.)

3rd year at TDS
23rd year in education

Jasmin Harris

School Counselor

Old Dominion University (B.A.)
NC Central University (M.A. in School Counseling)
Cheerleading Coach

3rd year at TDS
3rd year in education

Josh Hyden

MS Social Studies & Language Arts
Cross Country Coach

University of Colorado-Boulder (B.A.)
UNC-Chapel Hill (Post-Baccalaureate)
Poggio Civitate Archaeology Field School

5th year at TDS
6th year in education

Miles Jenkins


University of Montevallo (B.M.)
University of Tennessee (M.M.)

3rd year at TDS
3rd year in education

Lori Khan

MS Science
Science Olympiad Coach
Volleyball Coach

Purdue University (B.S., M.S.)
North Carolina State University (M.S.A.)
National Board Certification

7th year at TDS
20th year in education

Doug Norry

Head of School
Basketball Coach

Amherst College (B.A.)
Teachers College, Columbia University (M.A.)

11th year at TDS
31st year in education

Mike Nye

LS Physical Education

North Carolina Central University (B.A.)
Kinesiology and Physical Education Licensure (in progress)

2nd year at TDS
18th year in education

Jenny Palmer

Transitional Kindergarten Assistant

University of Wisconsin (M.A.)

3rd year at TDS
10th year in education

Clayton Spencer

MS Social Studies

University of Oregon (B.A.)
Florida State University (M.S.)
University of Colorado Boulder (Cert.)

7th year at TDS
9th year in education

Kimbie Sprague

School Librarian

University of Connecticut (B.S.)
North Carolina Central University (M.L.S.)

3rd year at TDS
9th year in education

Amie Tedeschi

Curriculum Director

Duke University (B.A.)
UNC-Greensboro (M.Ed.)

29th year at TDS
30th year in education

Shelley Turkington

LS Science Lab

College of William and Mary (B.S., M.A.)
K-6 Professional Educator’s License

3rd year at TDS
19th year in education

Susan Vanderburg

MS Math & Science Teacher

UNC-Greensboro (B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S.)
AIG Certification
K-12 Superintendent Certification

1st year at TDS
38th year in education

Hilary Virdin

Learning Specialist

Cornell University (B.A.)
Johns Hopkins University (M.A.)

3rd year at TDS
3rd year in education