Our Team

Michael Fitzgerald (Principal)

Michael is an experienced educator with an M.S. in Brain-Based Education. After a decade teaching in a variety of school models, he is using his knowledge of classical education to lead Northern Schoolhouse, all while pursuing his doctorate in education.

A dabbler in logic, philosophy, hiking, archery, chess, music, and handiwork, he brings his deep interest in the great minds of history to our Schoolhouse culture.

Katherine Fitzgerald (Instructional Coordinator & Music Teacher)


Katie has nearly two decades’ experience with children in education and humanitarian work. Her studies in educational history, methodology, curriculum, and child psychology form the basis of the programs developed for Northern Schoolhouse.

Music, math, baking, knitting, drawing, and gardening are among her many interests, and she shares her passion for doing and making with our Schoolhouse community.

Michelina Palmer (Lead Teacher)


Julie Agosto (Lead Teacher)

Shannon Young (Lead Teacher)

Kevin Brophy (Assistant Teacher)

Angela Vetanen (Assistant Teacher & Chinese Teacher)

Carmen Trabal (Assistant Teacher)

Sarah Daley (Art Teacher)

Fengxuan Cao, Alice Chiu, Vicky Zhao (Dance Teachers)

Fatping Cheung (Martial Arts and Dragon Dance Teacher)

Tiffany Wu (Chinese Teacher)


Ruqin Ma (Chinese Teacher)