(585) 747-8911 • 21 Humboldt Street • Rochester, NY 14609

Co-Founders

Our Co-Founders, Dr. Leigh McGuigan and Mr. Perry White, are deeply committed to the success of our students and the mission of Vertus. 

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Leigh McGuigan

Chief Executive Officer

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Perry White

Director of External Affairs

Preceptors

Each Preceptor is 100% responsible for a Learning Team of 16 students. As guides, mentors, teachers and role models, Preceptors teach their team a daily character and professional skills curriculum and work with them throughout the day to ensure their academic success.

Geno Allport (5)

Geno Allport

Preceptor

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Levi Bennett

Preceptor

baxterjemel

Jemel Baxter

Preceptor

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Andrea Bertucci

Preceptor

AColon (1)

Andrew Colon

Preceptor

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Richard Colón

Lead Preceptor

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James Daniels

Lead Preceptor

CDiaz

Carlos Diaz

Preceptor

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Shane Duesler

Director of Student
Support Services

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Keniel Ferguson

Preceptor

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Ben Kadar

Instructional Coach

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Gary Mandell

Preceptor

GMarshall

Gary Marshall

Preceptor

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Jamaal Peavy

Preceptor

CRowe

Charles Rowe

Preceptor

Chris Sumner

Chris Sumner

Preceptor

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Norris Woods

Lead Preceptor

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Jerome Wright

Preceptor

Deans

Our Deans are responsible for maintaining a positive school culture, supporting our staff and students, enforcing school rules, and fostering strong relationships within the Vertus community.

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Joseph Carter

Dean of Students

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Anthony Givens

Dean

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Jason Simmons

Dean

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Jeanne Wegman

Dean

Teachers

Our teachers are learning engineers who support students in their online coursework through small group and individual instruction, monitoring student progress, and providing the right set of courses and lessons to meet them where they are.

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Demetrius Bennett

SPED Teacher

Kristen Bonn (2)

Kristin Bonn

Special Education Teacher

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Mark Broz

Social Studies Teacher and NWEA Coordinator

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Michael Bucciarelli

Science Teacher

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Patrick D’Ambrosio

English Teacher

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Jeff Doell

Math Teacher

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Kevin Endres

SPED Teacher

EFreedenberg

Eitan Freedenberg

Teaching Fellow

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Hannah Hawkes

Teaching Fellow

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Julie Locey

Director of Academics

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Anna Mack

Humanities Tutor

RMaez

Richard Maez

Athletics Director & Physical Education Teacher

CMcCarthy

Colin McCarthy

Learning Lab Tutor / Teaching Fellow

KMcCarthy

Dr. Karen McCarthy

English Language Arts Teacher

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Matt Owlett

Special Education Teacher and Department Chair

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Anthony Porpora

Special Education and Social Studies Teacher

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Matt Rollins

Math and Special Education Teacher

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Alex Reinhardt

STEM Teacher

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Fran Schenk

Director of Blended Learning

Olivia Schojan

Olivia Schojan

Spanish Teacher

JWillis

Dr. Jason Willis

SPED Teacher

MZoyhofski (1)

Marc Zoyhofski

Physical Education Teacher

Operations Staff

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Moses Gaither

Custodian

DGarneau

Danielle Garneau

Student Records Coordinator

DKittelburger (2)

Darryl Kittelberger

Student Recruitment Specialist

KLowry

Kristal Lowry

Operations Assistant

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Jason Mellen

Chief Operating Officer

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Michael Newman

Educational Technology Specialist

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Leah Sneed

Operations Project Manager

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Jason Trzeciak

Business Manager

Counseling

ACollins

Asia Collins

College and Career Program Manager

AElmendorf

Adryanna Elmendorf

College Guidance Counselor
Betsy McKinnon

Betsy MacKinnon, L.C.S.W.

Counselor

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Erin Thompson, L.C.S.W.

Counselor