Our Team

Ellen Stone, Carina Tsuneta, Betsy Hill, Jenna Wertheimer, Deanne Taylor
[Not pictured: Adam Wertheimer]

Jenna - SquareJenna Wertheimer, Program Director
Jenna is a mother of five children that are in all stages of education from elementary to middle school, high school and college.  Jenna attended the University of New Hampshire, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Political Science, Philosophy and Education. She began her journey in education as a teacher in the public schools and started homeschooling her children in 2002.  She has had experience with her children in public and private settings and has been most impressed by the University Model® of education.  Jenna joined Grace Prep in 2015 and has played many roles as a parent,  teacher, administrator and is the current the Program Director of Grace Prep. 

 

Ellen take 2Ellen Stone,  K Teacher
Ellen hails from the great state of Georgia and arrived in Boston in 2017 so that she could be closer to her family.  She wanted to be a part of her grandchildren’s lives and that was proving to be difficult when a thousand miles away.  Ellen comes to us with over 30 years of teaching experience!  She has her doctorate in Education and her Masters as well.  She has taught several grade levels and subjects.  Most of all she stands out as a great educator because of her love of children and passion to see them grow and learn. She loves the Lord and is looking forward to sharing that with our kids.  This is Ellen’s fourth year teaching at Grace Prep.

 

IMG_0864Deanne Taylor, 1-2 Teacher
Deanne has been a homeschooling mom of her five children as well as a teacher in Christian schools. She and her family lived cross-culturally as missionaries in Kiev, Ukraine for 8 1/2 years. Deanne joined the staff of Grace Prep in 2019. She has also enjoyed being an English-as-a-Second-Language teacher, tutor, worship band member and pastor’s wife. Deanne has a passion for teaching and discipling kids and is excited to be part of Grace Prep!

 

betsy hillBetsy Hill, 1-2 Assistant Teacher
Betsy Hill has joined our team of teachers to help out in the first/second grade class.  She will be teaching Logic of English level D and 2nd grade math.  She is a former Grace Prep mom, has homeschooled her 4 children for eight years and is passionate about learning and being out in nature.  She is a graduate of Boston University, a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and an accomplished business woman.  She started, owned and ran the most quaint cafe in the Fenway, Neighborhoods Coffee & Crepes.

 

11891064_112210109131159_3708254634117979335_nCarina Tsuneta, 3-5 Teacher
Carina has contributed to the school in many ways over the past couple of years organizing the jog-a-thon and volunteering where ever we needed her.  She has previously taught Math, Art and Music at Grace Prep as well. We are so happy to have her on our team of teachers.  She has her Masters in Special Education and has been on the worship team at two churches for over thirteen years.  Her understanding of children, gentle nature, and love of music and education will be prominent in the school.

 

Adam WertheimerAdam Wertheimer, Performing Arts Teacher
Adam was born and raised in Boston and has been dancing his whole life. He was first inspired to dance by his grandfather. He would watch him tap dance and knew from those instances that he wanted to pursue dance. At the age of 6, Adam started studying ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary and hip-hop at Mass Motion Dance directed by Irada Djelassi and Terri Gordon. Over the years, he has added other styles of dance like African, Krump, Haitian, and Latin to his repertoire. As a teen, he joined StreetHype, and StreetPunX both directed by Tony Tucker. Adam just finished his Sophomore at The University of Massachusetts Lowell, studying Exercise Science with a minor in Disability Studies with the hope to become a Physical Therapist or Chiropractor. While in Lowell he has been a part of UMass Lowell’s breakdance club, Tech Styles Crew, UMass Lowell’s Hip-Hop club, Protohype, as well as Mill Advised and The Expressive Movement. Adam has taught for both Mass Motion Dance and Park Street School and is now entering residency with VLA Dance. He is excited to bring dance and the Performing Arts to Grace Prep.