Area: Upper School

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Name: Esteicy Bahamon
Title: Spanish Instructor
Email: ebahamon@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3224
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Mrs. Bahamon has a B.A. in Spanish and English Education from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional of Bogotá, Colombia. She has six years of experience as a language coordinator and teaching Spanish and English as a foreign language. 

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Name: Kendra Byrd
Title: Middle & Upper Math Instructor
Email: kbyrd@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, 3242
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Mrs. Byrd holds a B.A. in Spanish with minors in Math Education and Music. She taught high school Spanish in California before moving to North Carolina where she taught two years for Cumberland County schools teaching both middle school Spanish and Math.

Amanda Gillis
Name: Amanda Gillis
Title: Upper School Latin Instructor & Eagle Publication Sponsor
Email: agillis@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3222
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Mrs. Gillis holds a B.A. from East Carolina University and an M.A. from The University of Florida.  Amanda teaches Latin in grades 9-12. She has served the Academy since 2009 and has been an educator since 2000.

Nancy Goodrum
Name: Nancy Goodrum
Title: Chair, Science Department
Email: ngoodrum@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3247
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Mrs. Goodrum holds a B.A. from Furman University.  Nancy oversees the science curriculum.  She has served the Academy for over 25 years and has been an educator since 1976.

Lulie Harry
Name: Lulie Harry
Title: Chair, History Department
Email: lharry@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3232
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Mrs. Harry holds a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and a M.A. from Fayetteville State University.  Lulie teaches 7th grade North Carolina History and 11th grade Advanced Placement United States History.   She has served the Academy since 1972 and has been an educator since 1967.

Alan Johnston
Name: Dr. Alan Johnston
Title: Upper School Physics & Chemistry Instructor
Email: ajohnston@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3244
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Dr. Johnston earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Math from Concordia College in his home state of Minnesota.  He then matriculated at the University of Nebraska where he earned both a Master’s and a Doctorate in Physics.  Alan joined the Academy in 2011 and now teaches all levels of physics – CP, Honors, and Advanced Placement.

Maria Marquez
Name: Maria Marquez
Title: Chair, World Languages Department
Email: mmarquez@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3226
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Mrs. Márquez holds a B.A.  and a M.A. from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.  Maria has taught Spanish and French for the past 27 years in public and private institutions.  Mrs. Márquez is also the World Languages Department Chair.

Amanda Martin
Name: Amanda Martin
Title: Upper & Middle School Math Instructor & Yearbook Sponsor
Email: amartin@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3235
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Mrs. Martin holds a B.A. from Guilford College and an M.Ed from The University of Southern Maine.  Amanda teaches Geometry, Advanced Algebra, and Calculus, and works with the yearbook staff and our online students.  She has served the Academy since 2008 and has been an educator since 2000.

Lin Matthews
Name: Lin Matthews
Title: Chair, Mathematics Department
Email: lmatthews@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3246
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Ms. Matthews holds a B.S. from the State University of New York.  She teaches the Algebra I and Algebra II classes. Ms. Matthews has been an educator since 1968, beginning her career in Maryland. She taught at the Academy the 1974-75 school year, and returned in 2010.  During the years in between, she taught in the Cumberland Co. school system.

Jessica Osnoe
Name: Jessica Osnoe
Title: Upper School English Instructor
Email: josnoe@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3327
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Ms. Osnoe holds a B.A. in English from Campbell University and an M.A. in English Literature from NC State University. She has taught at N.C. State, Campbell, Grace College of Divinity, and most recently for five years at the Cumberland International Early College High School. Ms. Osnoe is also very involved in our local theater community and was named as one of the Fayetteville Observer’s “40 Under 40”. 

Wendy Quesnel
Name: Wendy Quesnel
Title: Upper School Math Instructor
Email: wquesnel@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3231
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Mrs. Quesnel has a B.A. from the University of Vermont.  She has been an educator in independent schools for over 20 years and has been at Fayetteville Academy since 2013.

Deborah Reavis
Name: Deborah Reavis
Title: Chair, Fine Arts Department
Email: dreavis@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3555
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Ms. Reavis holds a B.S. from Appalachian State University.  She oversees the Fine Arts department and teaches grades 8-12.   She has served the Academy since 1999 and has been an educator since 1993.

Christine Sappington
Name: Christine Sappington
Title: Upper School Science Instructor & Director of Odyssey Programs
Email: csappington@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3241
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Mrs. Sappington holds a B.S. from Greensboro College and is EMT-B Certified.  She has served the Academy for since 2005 and has been an educator since 2001.

Jeff Smith
Name: Jeff Smith
Title: Middle and Upper School History Instructor
Email: jsmith@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3233
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Mr. Smith holds a B.A. from Denison University and an M.A. from Park University. Jeff teaches 9th grade Government, Advance Placement European History, and other Upper School History courses.  Mr. Smith has served the Academy since 2004.

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Name: Mary Vanderzell
Title: Upper School English Instructor
Email: mvanderzell@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3225
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Mrs. Vanderzell holds a B.A. in English from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, a M.Ed.in English Education from Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY, and a M.A. in English Literature from State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport, NY. She has extensive experience teaching at the secondary and college levels and teaches 10th and 11th grade English classes at the Academy. Her areas of interest include children’s literature, contemporary British literature, and pop-culture immersion. Mrs. Vanderzell is the Varsity Volleyball Coach and is the mom to three students in the lower school. She has been teaching at Fayetteville Academy since 2017. 

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Name: Paul Washburn
Title: Chair, English Department
Email: pwashburn@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3223
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Mr. Washburn holds a B.A. from Binghamton University and an M.A. from Cornell University.  He teaches 11-12th grade English, has served the Academy since 2010, and has been an educator since 2002.

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Name: Andrew "Drew" Wright
Title: Head of Upper School
Email: awright@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3320
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