Parent Ambassadors

We invite families considering Foote to learn more about the parent experience by contacting one or more of our parent ambassadors for a candid conversation.

Alayna Stone

Children at Foote: Alora (Grade 5) and Alyosha (Kindergarten)

Lives in: New Haven

Alayna is an Assistant Attorney General in the Special Litigation Unit at the Office of the Attorney General. In her free time, Alayna likes gardening, reading and baking.

> Connect with Alayna

Andria West

Children at Foote: Mes-Siah (Grade 1)

Lives in: New Haven

Andria is a longtime educator for the New Haven Public Schools, specializing in elementary education. She and her family, residents of New Haven for the past 12 years, enjoy hiking, biking, and attending their boys track meets. Being an educator, Andria is fond of The Foote School due to their close knit community and hands-on approach to learning.

> Connect with Andria

Michelle Bradford

Children at Foote: Violet (Grade 3).

Lives in: New Haven

Michelle is an artist, creating abstract paintings and designs for home decor.

> Connect with Michelle

Mike Peed

Children at Foote: Ocie (Grade 4) and Mavis (Grade 1)

Lives in: Hamden

Mike is a journalist who has worked at The New Yorker and the New York Times and now teaches literature at Choate Rosemary Hall.

> Connect with Mike

Mona Gohara

Children at Foote: Jai (Grade 8)

Lives in: Woodbridge

Mona is a board-certified dermatologist, is partner in a private practice in Danbury and holds a faculty appointment at Yale.

> Connect with Mona

Preethi Varghese-Joseph

Children at Foote: Elias (Grade 6)

Lives in: North Haven

Preethi is involved in Foote’s outreach activities and in MOSAIC, which promotes cultural understanding in the Foote community. Preethi is a lecturer and academic advisor for healthcare in higher education. She also serves as the board secretary of the Calvin Hill Day Care Center and is the board chair of Elena's Light, an area non-profit that promotes the well-being of refugee women and children.

> Connect with Preethi

Robert Hames

Children at Foote: Jaden (Grade 9) and Daisy (Grade 2), Winston (K)

Lives in: Orange

Rob works as a director of business development in the manufacturing sector, and is a part-time musician.

> Connect with Robert

Shyoko Honiden

Children at Foote: Maya (Grade 6) and Talia (Grade 3)

Lives in: Wallingford

Shyoko is a pulmonary and critical care physician who works at Yale University School of Medicine. She serves as a program director for the fellowship program.

> Connect with Shyoko

Theresa Nast

Children at Foote: Gus (Grade 5) and Mercer (Grade 3), Beatrix (Kindergarten)

Lives in: New Haven

Theresa is a fabric artist who makes custom tulle skirts and tops and is currently developing a children's clothing line.

> Connect with Theresa

Tim Gabbard

Children at Foote: Lexie (Grade 6)

Lives in: North Haven

Tim is a teacher/guidance counselor and sports coach for St. Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven. He is also the assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis teams at Albertus Magnus College.

> Connect with Tim

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Alexandra Zagmout, Director of Admissions
Phone: 203-777-3464

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