The faculty of The Altamont School consists of 46 full time and part time men and women who are regionally and nationally recognized as outstanding educators.
They all teach in their certified fields of study, sponsor clubs, coach sports, and serve as academic advisors to our students. Most hold advanced degrees, and the fact that administrators teach, adds to the camaraderie of the campus.
The Head of School
Sarah W. Whiteside joined the faculty of The Altamont School in 1978 as the Latin teacher. In 2003 she became Assistant Head and Head of the Middle School and was announced as Head of School during the 2007-2008 school year. Mrs. Whiteside, a native of North Carolina, received her undergraduate degree in 1969 at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with a major in Latin. The following year she received an M.A. in Classical Archaeology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Mrs. Whiteside’s husband, Penny, is a long-time employee of UAB. Both of their children are graduates of Altamont: Penn ’93 and Margaret ’99.
Head of School: Sarah Whiteside
Dean of Faculty: Judy Collier
Dean of Students, 5th & 6th Grades: Lia Gerety
Dean of Students, 7th & 8th Grades: Ally Leonard
Dean of Students, Upper School: Pattie Bank
Director of Admissions: Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Athletics: Barry Bearden
Director of Capital Campaign & Development: Charlotte Russ
Director of College Counseling: Cameron Gaede
Director of Finance and Operations: Peggy Dupuy
Director of Technology: Eddy Dunn
Registrar: Laura Anne Ottaviani-Chacon
Student Assistance Counselor: Ashley Davenport, LPC, NCC