Our People

Woodland is a close-knit community of excellent leaders, faculty, and staff committed to the continued success of our school and each individual student. The courtesy and respect that can be missing in the world today are alive and well at Woodland.


Interim Head of School – Mrs. Melissa Veghte, M.Ed.

   Head of Upper School – Mr. James W. Fuerst, M.Ed.

    Head of Lower School – Mrs. Summer Issertell

     Head of Preschool – Mrs. Lauren Reed

    Director of Athletics, Student Union Coordinator – Miss Dawn DeLuca

Administrative Staff

Everyone at Woodland Country Day School shares a commitment to student success. Some of the people prospective students might need to know right away include:

     Administrative Assistant – Mrs. Amy Fazenbaker
     Director of Admissions/Marketing – Mrs. Amy Hood ’82
     Director of Development – Mrs. Christie Sever

Chief Financial Officer – Mrs. Wendy Cronrath


The teachers at Woodland are excellent teachers committed to their students, the parents, and professional growth. Our faculty members are selected for their educational background and professional skills as well as their ability to motivate students to complete a challenging curriculum and aspire to more. Woodland teachers work to identify the individual needs of each student and foster learning while preparing our graduates for future success.


   Ms. Emma Hood, Pre-K 2 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Andrea Schiller, Pre-K 3 Lead Teacher

      Mrs. Lauren Reed, Pre-K 4 Lead Teacher

      Mrs. Adele Harris, Kindergarten Long-Term Substitute


Lower School

  Mrs. Debbie Hitchner, First Grade

  Mrs. Denise Hamilton, Second Grade

   Mrs. Summer Issertell, Third Grade

    Mrs. Lauren Fazenbaker-Satinsky, Fourth Grade, Vocal & Piano Instructor


Upper School

    Mr. Jeffery Lowe – Mathematics, Advisor, Fifth Grade Home Room

   Mr. Michael LoBiondo – Geography/History, Advisor, Sixth Grade Home Room

   Mrs. Lara Blew – English/Reading, NJHS Coordinator, Advisor, Seventh Grade Home Room

  Mr. Stuart Lindberg – Composition, Advisor Program Coordinator, Yearbook Coordinator, Eighth Grade Home Room

  Mrs. Jennifer May – Latin, Advisor

  Mr. Chris McManus – Science


Specials Teachers

  Mrs. Trish MacFarland – Director of Art

  Mr. James W. Fuerst, M.Ed. – Director of Music & Drama

  Sra. Demaris McManus – Spanish

  Ms. Claudia Rosales – Spanish

  Mr. Kyler Hamilton – Lower School Computer Tech

Mrs. LouAnn Seabrook – Parents Association, School Store, Library