Meet The Staff

The WAY American School Online central team is committed to providing high quality programs and services to our students, staff, schools, and families.


Thiago Reis

National Executive Director


Strategic Planning and Marketing Executive with 20 years of progressive experience, specialised in the Education Sector, with previous experience in Telecom, ISPs and Digital Agencies, working for companies such as SOMOS Educação, Laureate International Universities and Telefonica. Holds 3 International MBA certificates from top institutions in Brazil and Spain (ESPM - 2003, ESIC - 2008 and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech - 2011)


Letícia Malaguti

Office Manager


Coming soon!


Brett Emil

Director of Development


Brett serves as the Assistant Director of Development. As a high school English teacher, he loved designing instruction and bringing creative ideas to life. Brett comes from a classroom teaching and instructional design background. Prior to joining the WAY team, he spent several years teaching at public schools and Wayne State University.

Outside of the office, you’ll find him reading, playing board games, and hiking with his son and wife.


Lindita Qira

Assistant Director


Lindita serves as the Coordinator of Online Instruction. She is a skilled educator with a deep understanding of multidisciplinary project-based learning and experienced in engaging hands-on learning while maintaining academic rigor.

Lindita started teaching at the high school level in English and Health for 8 years in the classroom setting. During that time she created and implemented a writing protocol to be followed school wide which included common assessments and accountability among teachers and students. She also served as a health and ELA online expert with WAY, and as an ESL college instructor at Lawrence Technological University.

As Coordinator of Online Instruction, she works with the online teaching staff to instill practices for teaching diverse learners through well-versed instructional strategies reaching students of different skill levels in the same instructional setting.

Online Teaching Staff

Meet our online teaching staff who create instruction, grade student work, and do what it takes to help our students succeed.

William Ballard

Health & Physical Education Teacher

Randi Watts

Careers Teacher

Lea Arend

Social Studies & ICT Teacher

Jennifer Tomanek

Careers Teacher

Beverly Henry

Science Teacher

Stephanie Current

Visual Arts Teacher

Megan Thompson

Science Teacher

Juliette Abbott

Theatre Teacher

Maggie Gistinger

Social Studies Teacher

Joe Bradley

Social Studies & ICT Teacher

Jason Williams

ELA & Social Studies Teacher

Tina Donze

Music Teacher

Kathryn Haske

Math Teacher

Sara Millward

ELA Teacher

John Martini

Physical Education Teacher

Amanda Coughlin

Psychology Teacher

Kerin Stover

Science Teacher

Stacy Long

Social Studies Teacher

Debra Lammers

Social Studies & ELA Teacher

Tracy Dryer

ELA & Psychology Teacher

Jeff Sanford

Social Studies Teacher

Lynn Bahena

Math Teacher

Laurie Leet

Spanish Teacher