Our Faculty

At The Banner School, you’ll discover a highly qualified faculty that is committed to your child’s personal success.


Martina Bannasch M.S., Education, Biology and Geography, University of Hamburg, Germany



Bridget Carver – B.A., Accounting & Business Administration, St. Martin’s University; M.A., Teaching, Frostburg State University



 Brandy Davis– B.A., Elementary Education and Special Education; Notre Dame of Maryland




Adam Funkhouser – B.S., Mathematics, West Virginia University; M.A., Educational Studies, Western Governors University



John Hage – B.A., Music, Catholic University



Diane Phillips James – B.A., Elementary Education, Ohio Northern University; M.A., Reading Specialist, Hood College



Brian Loeper – B.A., Professional Writing, Minor: Speech Communication; York College of Pennsylvania 




Sandi Luzier – A.A., Carroll Community College, Level 4+ Credentials Early Childhood



Pat McIntosh – B.A., Elementary Education & Music Education, Concordia University; M.A., Curriculum & Instruction, National Louis University



Lela McWilliams – B.M., Piano Pedagogy, University of Central Missouri; B.A., Mass Communications, University of Central Missouri



Jeff Mott , B.A., Education, Shepherd College; M.A., Education, University of Phoenix   



Amanda Pankratz – B.S., Music Education, Marian University



Emily Robertson – B.S., Early Childhood Education, Towson State University



Barbara Thomas – B.A., Education & Art, Gonzaga University



Stacy S. Ukishima – B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Brandeis University; M.A., Sociology, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY; MS, Education/School Library Media, McDaniel College, MD



Stephanie Uzarowski – B.S., Elementary Education, Frostburg State University