Meet Our Faculty
Get to know our distinguished group of teachers through their individual profiles. Learn more about their backgrounds and how they feel about the school.
Master's Degree, English/Language/Communications Education, Duquesne University
Bachelor's Degree, Journalism/Public Relations, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Grades 7–12 English, Pennsylvania
Grades 6–12 Secondary English and Language Arts, North Carolina
Head of School
Six years—Secondary School Administrator, K12 Inc.
Seven years—Secondary English Teacher, Public Schools in North Carolina and Pennsylvania
STwo Years—College Writing Instructor
Ph.D., The George Washington University
M.A., Counseling, Montclair State University
B.A., Psychology; certificate in Criminology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Jersey, School Counseling
GWUOHS Associate Head of School
Maria has been working for The George Washington University for over five years. She has been with The George Washington Online High School since its inception. Maria has over seven years experience in the field of education and six years of experience in the non-profit sector.
B.A., English Education, Boise State University
Idaho, Teaching 6-12
AP Language & Composition and AP Literature & Composition
GWUOHS English Teacher, GW Yawp Advisor, GWUOHS Writing Center Director, GWUOHS Poetry Club Advisor
Nine years, four years at a brick and mortar public school, five years online teaching
Currently enrolled in a Ph.D. in Science Education Research; George Mason University
M.S., Chemistry, George Mason University
B.S., Secondary Ed. with a concentration in Chemistry, University of Scranton
GWUOHS Science Teacher, GWUOHS Medical Team Sponsor, and GWUOHS Science Fair Sponsor
Twelve years – teaching, nine years in brick and mortar public school while simultaneously teaching for nine years adjunct at a community college both brick and mortar and online environments. Three years with GWUOHS.
B.S., Physics Education with a Math minor, University of Illinois
GWUOHS Math and Science Teacher, Math Lab Co-sponsor, and Photography Club Sponsor
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix-Hybrid Program
B.S., Elementary Education; English Minor, Salisbury University
College Admissions Counseling, University of California-Riverside
Maryland Educator 1-6 and Middle School Language Arts 4-9
Lisa has been with K12 since 2012. Prior to joining GWUOHS, she was an Admissions Advisor and Academic Coach with International Academy. Lisa also has seven years of experience in the Education field -teaching various subjects in grades 1-12 and Adult ESL both stateside and abroad. While overseas, she guided Active Duty military members and their families through the college selection and application process as an Education Counselor. Lisa is a member of NACAC, and has attended several conferences; including the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions, and the Naviance Summer Institute.
B.A., English & MAT, Secondary Education, Georgia College & State University
Gifted Certification, University of Georgia
GWUOHS English Teacher and National Honor Society Club Sponsor
Seven years – four years teaching in brick and mortar public schools and three years online teaching.
Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA (2009)
Ed.D. in Higher Education, Teaching Emphasis
Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD (2001)
M.E. in Curriculum and Instruction
Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA (1999)
B.A. in History
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Instructional I, Social Studies, Grades 7-12 2000-2017
Online High School Social Studies Instructor, The Keystone School, Bloomsburg, PA, (2007 - 2015)
History Department Chair/Curriculum Consultant, Greater Works Academy, Monroeville, PA (2001-2004)
High School Social Studies Teacher, Harford County Public Schools, Bel Air, MD, (1999-2001)
Zach Jones has been with K12 since 2010, in which he has worked in enrollment/administrative positions and served public schools across the United States. He began working in the K12 private-school sector in 2013. The George Washington University Online School is fortunate to have Zach as part of the team, as he brings a thorough administrative skill-set and a positive “students-first” attitude.
For any GWUOHS enrollment inquiries or to receive information on our school, please email Zach at: firstname.lastname@example.org.