Kate Gregori, Chair of the ISW Board of Directors, has been working with non-profits for many years. She volunteers with several local charities and civic groups. She served as the Board President and Co-Founder of the Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation. She currently resides in Winchester with her three children, two of whom are ISW students.

Erin Gilbert earned a BA in Elementary Education from Fairmont State University,  an MA in Education from West Virginia University, and a Virginia teaching license.  She has worked as a teacher in many school settings as well as after-school and summer learning programs. Erin has also held several education leadership positions, including director of professional development at The National Summer Learning Association at Johns Hopkins University, Lead English teacher at a local middle school, and site coordinator for Energy Express.  She taught Upper Elementary Humanities at ISW until moving out of state. Erin lives in Colorado with her husband Dan, daughter Mya, and son Emerson.  She is deeply committed to the growth and success of ISW.

Lenore Kornreich  holds a BS from Stevenson University in Liberal Arts and Technology. She is an accomplished performer who specialized in drama, instrumental music, and dance prior to becoming a parent. She serves as accompanist and director of an instrumental and choral ensemble at her church. Lenore lives with her husband, Dr. Bryan Kornreich, and their three daughters, two of whom are ISW students, in Winchester. 

Stephanie Standerfer, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Shenandoah University. A Denver native, she taught public school vocal and general music in grades K-12 for nine years in Colorado and Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Colorado in Boulder as well as Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education specializing in the Social Foundations of Education. Current research areas include K-12 music curriculum development, teacher identity development, and neurologic processes of music literacy development. She is well-published in the field of music education and presents at national and international conferences annually.

Claire McDonald, PhD, Founding Head of School, has been working with students, families and schools for more than 25 years. Before co-founding ISW in 2008, Claire ran Isaac Creek Consulting, an education company that works with independent school students on writing skills and consults with independent schools on college placement. She has also held leadership posts in independent schools for more than a decade. She was Head of the Upper School at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Dean of Students at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland. Claire has taught history and economics at the elementary, high school, community college, and university levels. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in political science and economics, and she earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Claire and Bob McDonald have been married through most of their adult lives. Together they have three children, all of whom attend ISW. As a stay-at-home mother, Claire served Families with Children from China Metro Detroit for four years, first as a board member and later as President. After moving home to Virginia in 2006, she co-founded and served as president of Families with Children from Asia Winchester for three years.

Corrine Taylor, Ph.D., Adviser to the ISW Board, earned a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary and a masters and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1998, she joined the faculty at Wellesley College, and for the last ten years she has directed Wellesley’s Quantitative Reasoning Program. Since June 2007, she has served as President of the National Numeracy Network. Professor Taylor has led QR workshops, given invited lectures, and served as a consultant to college and universities that are developing new QR initiatives. She has also led professional development workshops for secondary school teachers who wish to employ a QR approach in their classrooms.