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Aaron Banks

Aaron Banks was born and raised in Rochester, NY. Coming from a civil servant and educator’s family, moving into a career in academics and mentorship seemed natural. After receiving an Associate Degree from Monroe Community College, he went to the University of Rochester, receiving a degree in English Literature with a concentration in creative writing.…

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Levi Bennett

Levi Bennett is a true Vertus Warrior! As Lead Preceptor, he spends much of the day making sure staff and students are supported and have the tools/services needed to succeed. Bennett is also a certified TIG instructor and uses his calm demeanor to his advantage when dealing with students’ social-emotional issues every day. Bennett has…

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Joseph Carter

Joseph is a lifetime resident of Rochester. A high school graduate of Edison Tech, he then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Keuka College! Joseph is passionate about making a difference for the youth of Rochester! He has over 25 years of experience working with youth, including 15 years with…

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James Daniels

James Daniels has been working with the youth of Rochester for over 15 years. As one of the founding members of the Vertus staff he is dedicated to the Vertus vision of creating leaders of character for our community and workplace. jdaniels@vertusschool.org

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Timothy Hill

Tim Hill is originally from Wade, MS, and graduated from East Central High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in History Education and earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Alabama in Instructional Technology. He began his teaching career in Holly Springs, MS, where he taught US History…

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Ben Kadar

Benjamin Kadar is the Director of Academics at Vertus. He was born and raised in Rochester, NY. Since graduating from SUNY Geneseo in 2003 with a certification to teach Social Studies, he has spent his career working in Rochester schools (both public and charter) in various capacities. Ben is an original staff member who came…

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Julie Locey

Julie Locey is committed to offering young men of Rochester the high-quality learning environment they deserve. Julie has worked in education for over 20 years. From her beginnings as a fourth-grade teacher and middle school Social Studies teacher, Julie advanced through positions of Campus Minister, Dean of Students, Vice Principal, and Principal. During nine years…

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Richard Maez

Rich Maez is committed to offering the young men at Vertus High School an opportunity for participation in a wide variety of athletics and clubs. He believes that athletics helps develop leaders of character and is an integral part of the educational process, which is consistent with Vertus High School’s mission. Rich is originally from…

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Maurice Rice

Maurice Rice was born and raised right here in Rochester NY, growing up he faced many of the challenges our students face today. Poverty, gangs, violence, drugs, and many different challenges that are designed to distract and keep students blinded to what the world can offer them. Maurice Decided to play multiple sports growing up…

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