Our Staff

Administration


Mr. Christopher Barnes

Head of School

Mr. Brian McKinley

Headmaster & Athletic Director

Mr. Nick Dunlap

Assistant Headmaster

Mr. Thad Hardeman

Head of Mathematics, Science Dept. Chair & Ala Carte Dean

Mrs. Margo Mesch

Administrative Assistant/Registrar

Faculty


Mrs. Lori Justen

Kindergarten Teacher

Miss Shannon McKinley

Kindergarten Aide

Mrs. Martha Palmer

First Grade 1 Teacher

Mrs. Gina Wren

First Grade 2 Teacher

Mrs. Dawn Parker

Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Helena Anderson

Second Grade Aide

Mrs. Lisa Collins

3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Mary Hancock

3rd Grade Aide

Mr. Mark Barnard

Substitute Teacher

Mr. Bill Grant

Senior Thesis

Mrs. Sarah Lewis

Western Civ, Senior Thesis, French & Latin Teacher

Mr. Lee Brooks

Western Civ, French & Latin Teacher

Ms. Susan Leung

5th & 6th grade Grammar & Composition

Mr. Mike Hagedon

Latin Teacher

Mr. Thad Hardeman

Head of Mathematics, Science Dept. Chair & Ala Carte Dean

Mrs. Eileen Short

Algebra 1/2 Teacher

Mrs. Ashley Odom

Algebra 1 Teacher

Dr. Brice Kopas

Leadership 1 Teacher

Mr. Nathanael Buus

Leadership 2 Teacher

Mrs. Rosario Krusmark

Art 1 Teacher

Mrs. Tatjana Swihart

Art 2 Teacher

Mrs. Linda Laney

Art 3 Teacher

Mrs. Meagan Mott

Science Monday Director, Robotics Teacher

Mrs. Rose Phillip

Art, PE and Science Monday Teacher

Mrs. Misty Duden

Science Monday Teacher

Mr. Mike Ainsa

Computer Science Teacher

Mrs. Britt Felix

Bookkeeper

Ms. Katherine Maxfield

Chemistry Teacher

Mrs. Frances Spiegler

Music Teacher

Mr. Jim Howell

Guitar Teacher

Mrs. Julia Hardeman

7th Grade Science Teacher

Miss Katie Harpainter

String Ensemble Director

Mrs. Debbie Buus

Music Dept Head

Board


The Veritas Academy of Tucson Board of Trustees consists of the husbands and wives of the following families: