Preschool Office Manager and Admissions Assistant
B.S., Exercise & Sport Science with a K-12 Health & Physical Education Teaching Certificate, Ursinus College
Kaitlyn started her career teaching Health & Physical Education, as well as coaching a wide array of sports to children of all ages. She spent the majority of her time working for a YMCA in Illinois as both the Health & Wellness Director and the Membership Director, providing programs to promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Now that she has recently moved to North Carolina with her family, she is excited to get back into a school setting and build new relationships as she joins The Raleigh School community. She is an advocate for any activity that gets the body moving, and will never turn down an invite to get ice cream.
Heather Schonfeldt Campbell
Director of Finance and Operations
B.S., Business, Charleston Southern University
M.B.A., East Carolina University
Heather joined The Raleigh School staff in 2010. Prior to working at the school, she had more than 10 years of nonprofit consulting experience working with local, regional and national nonprofit organizations. She is also a certified public accountant. Heather is passionate about environmental stewardship and enjoys volunteering in her daughters’ classrooms. Heather is a current TRS parent and the wife of a public school teacher.
Director of Admissions and Marketing
B.A., Sociology/Anthropology with a minor in Communications, Guilford College
As a seasoned admissions professional, Sharice joins The Raleigh School after working in higher education admissions at Guilford College, and more recently, she served as Associate Director of Admissions at Cary Academy. Sharice is excited for the opportunity to recruit bright young minds to TRS, market the mission of the school, and welcome new families to our community.
B.S., Public Accounting, Mercy College
Lynn-Marie comes to TRS with 9 years of accounting experience in both nonprofit and corporate accounting. Having moved to Raleigh from NY three years ago with her family, she finds volunteering in her community is not only a great way to give back and meet new people but to learn the area. Her family drove around Wake County during specific hours two days in a row once to help in collecting thermal data for an environmental research project. Delivering meals to seniors is another way she enjoys to not only give back but to explore parts of the area as she drives around. She is excited to join the TRS community and meet everyone.
B.S., Nursing, Barton College
B.S., Animal Science, North Carolina State University
Mary is grateful to serve families in The Raleigh School community. She is a NC native and resident of Raleigh for over 20 years. Mary has been a nurse for 10 years with most of her time spent in Emergency Nursing and follow up care at WakeMed. She has held a board certification in emergency nursing (BCEN) and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course certification (ENPC). She feels passionate about the health and safety of children and how it is directly tied to their education. Her other nursing interests include public health, patient advocacy, preventative healthcare, triage, serving underserved communities, infertility, and lactation. Mary will be on campus daily to support the children, families and TRS community through the next phase of this pandemic and beyond. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter, and Goldendoodle Charlie. During time off, you can find her at the NC mountains, beach, or great greenways and parks that the Raleigh area has to offer.
B.A., Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Furman University
M.S., Applied Educational and Developmental Psychology, NCSU
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, NCSU
Elizabeth joined The Raleigh School faculty in 1997 as the preschool director. Her prior experience includes directing other preschools in the Cary/Raleigh area and teaching at the preschool, elementary school, high school, and college levels. Elizabeth has served the educational community in many ways, including in her current role as a member of the North Carolina Childcare Commission. Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for the use of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education, and she loves knowing and supporting the children, parents, and teachers of The Raleigh School community.
Director of School Programs
B.S., Education, Keene State College
Master's Certificate in Education, Behavioral & Emotional Handicaps, University of New Hampshire
Mary joined The Raleigh School faculty in 2003 as the elementary director. Her prior experience includes more than ten years' of teaching experience in regular and special education settings in New Hampshire and North Carolina. She has a special interest in project-based learning and enjoys working with teachers to develop relevant, hands-on, open-ended projects that build on student interest and cultivate curiosity. Having grown up in New York and experienced progressive education as a child, Mary also is passionate about providing students with alternatives to more traditional education. She enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and finding time to kayak.
Director of Philanthropy
B.A., History, Marshall University
Karen began working at The Raleigh School as the campaign coordinator for the Athletics & Arts Center. She joined the administrative team in 2006. Prior experience includes coordinating the MS 150 Bike to the Bay and other fundraising events for The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She served on The Raleigh School Board of Trustees and was president of the PTAA Board at Cary Academy while her son attended each school. Karen is always looking for ways to connect people in our community, and she started a hiking group to help women get outside and network while exercising. She is a Tar Heel fan and loves to read.
B.S., Psychology, Guilford College
M.A., Literature, NCSU
M.Ed. and Ed.D., Education Leadership, NCSU
As an educator for over 25 years, Eric has worked with students at every level, from pre-kindergarten through college. For the past nine years, he served as an elementary assistant principal in Wake County after having completed many years as an administrator in Durham. A graduate of independent schools in North Jersey, Eric believes deeply in the power of project work and interdisciplinary studies, and his dissertation stressed the importance of guiding/driving questions in teaching and learning. In addition to a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from NC State, Eric holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Guilford College and two Masters degrees, one in Education and one in Literature, both from NC State.
School Office Manager
B.A., Education, Wake Forest University
Leslie joined The Raleigh School in June 2017. She was the office manager and then director of admissions at Burlington Day School for thirteen years before beginning a career with Snowman Software, where she was product manager for a school administration software program. Leslie is happy to be in her "dream job" at TRS.
Mark comes to The Raleigh School after nearly 10 years as the Facilities Manager of a K-8 catholic school and church campus in Baltimore where he was the caretaker of two campuses tending to the daily needs of the community. He has recently moved to Raleigh after becoming engaged.
B.S., Engineering, Vanderbilt University
M.A., International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Heather is a former TRS parent who has worked as a substitute teacher and now works as an integral member of the philanthropy team. Heather speaks Spanish and enjoys working with the Hispanic community in North Carolina.
B.A., Computer Science, State University of New York at Potsdam
Mary joined The Raleigh School in 2016 after being at home for 11 years with her daughters who are both TRS graduates. Her prior experience includes more than 20 years at IBM in jobs ranging from programming/business analysis to project management to department management. Additionally Mary has volunteered over the years in numerous capacities including at her daughters’ schools, for their sports teams, and most recently as a coordinator for Brown Bag Ministry.