Administration

Administration

Briarwood students are led and taught by some of the brightest educators and faculty in the country.

Leadership
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David Mendlewski
Head of School, Appointed 2021

Medaille College - M.Ed.


University at Buffalo SUNY - B.A.

BethAnchondo
Beth Anchondo
Director of Admissions and External Relations, Appointed 2022

University of Houston - B.A.

KimBlack
Kim Black
Director of Special Events, Appointed 1996
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Dan Buck
Director of Lower School, Appointed 2021

University of Nebraska -  Lincoln - M.Ed.


University of Phoenix - M.Ed.


University of Maryland - B.A.

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Ryan Clark
Director of Instructional Technology, Appointed 2019

University of Houston - Victoria - M.Ed.


University of Northern Michigan - B.A.

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Mary Farley
Director of Finance and Human Resources, Appointed 2022
MatthewGiorgio
Matthew R. Giorgio
Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Appointed 2022

University of Massachusetts, Boston - M.A.


Buffalo State University - B.S.

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Jeffrey Guedry
Director of Upper School, Appointed 2021

Houston Baptist University - M.Ed.


Louisiana State University - B.A.

AlexHernandez
Alejandro Hernandez
Director of Facilities, Appointed 2022
PennyKhuri
Penelope Khuri
Director of Advancement, Appointed 2021

University of St. Thomas - M.A.


Wright State University - B.S.

NickMontesantos
Nick Montesantos
Director of Technology, Appointed 1999
AmyTraynor
Amy Traynor
Director of Middle School, Appointed 2022

Texas Woman's University - M.A.


The University of Oklahoma - B.S.

RaynaWilliams
Rayna Williams
Director of Athletics, Appointed 2019

Baylor University - B.S.


Post-baccalaureate certification, All-Level PE

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AshleyAckerman
Ashley Ackerman
Admissions and External Relations Associate

Lake Forest College  -  B.A.


Art Institute of Chicago  - M.A.

ErinGregg
Erin Gregg
Marketing and Communications Associate

Texas A&M University - B.A.

KelleyO'Hara
Kelley O’Hara
School Nurse

Texas A&M University  - B.S.


Wharton County Junior College -  A.D.N., R.N.

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Dawn Shelton
Front Office
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Diane Vazquez
Accounting Associate
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Erica Zack
Executive Assistant to the Head of School

University of Missouri, St. Louis - M.Ed.


Maryville University, St. Louis - B.S.

Lower School
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Dan Buck
Lower School Director, Appointed 2021

University of Nebraska -  Lincoln - M.Ed.


University of Phoenix - M.Ed.


University of Maryland - B.A.

SharondaBoateng
Sharonda Boateng
Assistant Director of Lower School, Appointed 2023

Lamar University - M.Ed.


Vanguard University - B.A.

LillyChapman
Lilly Chapman
Lower School Counselor, Appointed 2023

Louisiana State University - M.A.


Louisiana State University - B.A.

Middle School
AmyTraynor
Amy Traynor
Director of Middle School, Appointed 2022

Texas Woman's University - M.A.


 The University of Oklahoma - B.S.

AdamDyer
Adam Dyer
Director of Student Life, Appointed 2021

University of Texas at Austin - B.A.


University of Texas at Austin - B.S

ToniLaZurs
Toni La’Zurs
Middle and Upper School Counselor, Director of Community & Belonging, Appointed 2014

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor


Sam Houston State University - M.Ed.


California State University - M.A.


California State University - B.A.

CatherineLinton
Catherine Linton
Middle School Registrar, Appointed 2023
Upper School
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Jeffrey Guedry
Upper School Director, Appointed 2021

Houston Baptist University - M.Ed.


Louisiana State University - B.A.

AdamDyer
Adam Dyer
Director of Student Life, Appointed 2021

University of Texas at Austin - B.A.


University of Texas at Austin - B.S

ToniLaZurs
Toni La’Zurs
Middle and Upper School Counselor, Director of Community & Belonging, Appointed 2014

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor


Sam Houston State University - M.Ed.


California State University - M.A.


California State University - B.A.

JudieShelhamer
Judie Shelhamer
Upper School Registrar, Appointed
Speech & Language
EllieBuchmann
Ellie Buchmann, MA, CCC-SLP
Director of Speech and Language, Appointed 2021

M.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University


B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin

StephanieForeman
Stephanie Foreman, MCD, CCC-SLP
Appointed 2000

M.C.D. Communication Disorders, Louisiana State University Medical Center


B.A. Pre-Professional Speech Pathology, Louisiana Tech University

JessicaGlazner
Jessica Glazner, MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-CCSP, ACC
Appointed 2021

ADDCA Associate Certified Coach


M.S. Speech and Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona


B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin

ShellyHoward
Shelly Howard, MS, CCC-SLP
Appointed 2007

M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Dallas


B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin

OliviaMurphy
Olivia Murphy, MA, CCC-SLP
Appointed 2022

M.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin


B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin

JillSevier
Jill Sevier, MA, CCC-SLP
Appointed 2021

M.A. Communication Disorders, University of Houston


B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Baylor University

Board of Directors
2023-2024
Board of Directors

David VanHorn, Board Chairman

Barbara Bellatti

Vita Goodell

Zachary Hodges

Mark Kelly

Peggy McGaughy

Suzanne S. Shelton

Vivian Streit Shudde

Nicholas N. Shum

Yvonne Tuttle Streit, Founder of The Briarwood and Tuttle Schools

J. Scott Thompson

Mary Whalley

Aaron Young

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