OUR STAFF

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Head of School

Studying at both Rice and Harvard, Margaret earned her chemistry degree from Rice. After seeing the incredible benefits that Huntington-Surrey provided her eldest child, she decided to change careers to become a science teacher. Since 2008, she has been teaching science at Huntington-Surrey as well as serving as our adviser for Beta Club and the National Honors Society. Margaret is also the winner of the ACS Division of Chemical Education Southwest Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. Way to go Margaret!

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Business Manager

Currently donating his time as acting business manager, he also serves as board treasurer. With an accounting degree from Texas A&M, Rusty is an amazing CPA and an extremely generous guy,  voted “The Big Giver” in 2012 by I Live Here I Give Here for  his work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin.

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Assistant Director

In her third year at Huntington Surrey, Charis multitasks as our Assistant Director and ASL teacher. Charis comes to us as a graduate from Texas State University with a degree in Education and has taught elementary as well as high school. She is here to help out with just about anything, especially if it involves whippets, Star Wars, or Harry Potter!

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Social Studies & Latin

Steve did his undergraduate work  at Haverford College and his graduate work at the University of Texas. He Has been teaching at Huntington Surrey for the past 13 years and each year always looks forward to interesting discussions with old and new students alike!

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ELA, World Geo, & Art

Huntington-Surrey's energetic, driven, unicorn teacher, Alison has been teaching at Huntington-Surrey for the past 4 years. Alison has a BA from Bowdoin College in Art History and Visual Art, a Masters in Education from Lesley University, and an MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is also generally obsessed with cats!

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Math & Technology

With Bachelors Degrees in  both Mathematics and Education from St. Edwards University and a Master's from Princeton, Russ is now in his second year teaching at Huntington-Surrey. Russ has to be just about the most approachable, kind-hearted math teacher around and we are so glad to have him with us!

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English Language Arts

Loved by students and staff alike, Lanie has been on the Huntington-Surrey team for 4 years. She brings with her many years of teaching experience, strong skills in encouraging reluctant writers to write. Her insight and passion about literature is contagious and we are so happy she is a part of the Huntington-Surrey family!

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Advanced Physics, Statistics, and Astronomy

Ferris has taught at Huntington-Surrey for over twenty years. As an accomplished teacher, musician (a founding member and violinist with the Austin Civic Orchestra), and attorney, Ferris has kindly and patiently guided our students through advanced level coursework. Ferris obtained his BA from Rice and law degree from the University of  Texas Law School. While challenging and encouraging our students he also supplies us with weekly king cakes!

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Music

Paul has been teaching music to students for over 26 years. He is a graduate of University of Main at Augusta with a Bachelors in Jazz and Contemporary music as guitar performance. Paul always looks forward to helping the students here learn how to better express themselves individually and through their music. This is his second year teaching at Huntington-Surrey.

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JERRY RODRIGUEZ

Spanish

Jerry, a credentialed teacher, has over 12 years of experience working with students and a masters degree in Law of Justice in Security. He has taught several subject areas including science as well as Spanish. Jerry believes that teaching students well is the major key to a child's success. He was raised speaking English and Spanish at home. He enjoys teaching Spanish to students and having them learn the language to the best of their ability. He has also taught ESL to adults and has enjoyed the journey.
Jerry loves being active with his dog and traveling to new places.