Meet our Staff
Carrie Miller, Executive Director
Ms. Miller believes you can accomplish anything with the right amount of time, planning, dedication, and stamina. In addition to her role with Sewickley Academy, she is a regional board member of Strong Women Strong Girls, a founding board member of The Nelson Foundation and holds several memberships within the nonprofit sector.
Gina Carl, Director of Programs
Lawrence Gunter, Coordinator of Student and Family Support
Summer 2020 Staff!
College: Robert Morris University
Fun Fact: I can recite the whole Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire movie
College: Cornell University
Fun Fact: I’m going to publish my own poetry book this summer
College: Philander Smith College
Fun Fact: My favorite animated movie is Shrek.
College: Princeton University
Fun Fact: I am a big Lord of the Rings nerd 🙂
College: Haverford College
Fun Fact: My most streamed song on Spotify is “Two” by The Antlers
College: Columbia University
Fun Fact: I’ve dyed my hair a lot!
College: The University of Texas at El Paso
Fun Fact: I know the lyrics to every single Disney song 🙂
College: Bryn Mawr College
Fun Fact: I played water polo for 3 years in high school!
College: University Of Pittsburgh
Fun Fact: I have way to many house plants!!
College: Trinity Washington University
Fun Fact: I enjoy watching 90’s sitcoms
College: Howard University
Fun Fact: I have played the cello for over 8 years.
College: College of Wooster
College: Virginia Tech
Fun Fact: I am a Lionel Messi stan.
College: Arizona State University
Fun Fact: I am very good at karaoke!
College: Haverford College ’18, Harvard Graduate School of Education ’19
Fun Fact: I make some really good (re: awful but like also great?) math parody music videos.
Course taught during 2019-2020 school year: 7th Grade Math in the School District of Philadelphia
Favorite thing about being a teacher: There’s lot of things that make teaching rewarding, but I think my favorite thing is how silly I can be while teaching. If you’re not a silly person, then you don’t need to be silly while teaching. But I’m a very silly person, and while the act of teaching is inherently deeply political and serious, I adore that I can be myself without reservation while teaching. While it’s not true in every environment, if you find a school where the culture lets you be you and embrace that, it’s a beautiful thing- both for you and your students to witness!
College:University of Pittsburgh, MAT 2006-2010, 2010-11′
Fun Fact: I recently started writing haikus. Sometimes I do stand-up comedy routines to myself in the car.
Course taught during 2019-2020 school year: 4th Grade Math/Math Instructional Coaching
Favorite thing about being a teacher: It’s a form of art & justice!
College: University of Pennsylvania
Fun Fact: I grew up in Chicago and moved to Hong Kong when I was 12.
Course taught during 2019-2020 school year: 7th Grade Science
Favorite thing about being a teacher: Teachers have such an incredible privilege of impacting the future generations!