Meet Our Faculty

Bryn Mawr Online is home to an extraordinary group of faculty members who care deeply about our girls, and want each student to be successful and thriving in our online community. Click on each profile to learn more about our faculty.

Raquel Algarin

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member

Graphic Design

Dr. Zeena Ammar

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member

Biology

Alaina Buse

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member

Spanish

Kate Brendler

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member

Science 8

Jeanette Budzik

Director of Service Learning

Community Service

Justin Curtis

Bryn Mawr Online School Director and Faculty Member

Computer Science

Frank Ecker

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member and Program Designer

Math and Physics

Best Online High School | Private Online High School for Girls | Mallory P. - English Teacher

Dr. Mallory Pladus

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member and Program Coordinator

English

Dr. Mindy Rice

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member

History

Erin Tschantret

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member and Program Coordinator

Wellness and Community Programming

Todd Twining

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member

Afternoon Music Activities

Christine Valenti

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member

French

Rebecca Zipper

Bryn Mawr Online School Faculty Member

Computer Science

Meet Mallory Pladus

English Teacher

Where do you live?
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

What do you like about teaching online?
I like the small school environment, the ambitious students BMOS attracts, and the flexibility learning and teaching online affords students and faculty.

What do you like to do when you’re NOT in school?
Hike, travel, play frisbee, and spend time on the Jersey Shore.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Japan. My dad is half Japanese, and there is a rumor in our family that he and my aunt relinquished property rights to a small portion of a mountain in Japan. I’d like to go see that mountain.

Best way to spend a Saturday?
Reading outside.

What do you want students to remember about you?
I want them to remember that I did my best to make literature open up for them in surprising, intriguing ways and that I cared about their ideas.

Personal catchphrase?
“Let’s reflect on this.”

Who inspires you?
Writers I love: James Baldwin, Marilynne Robinson, Louise Erdrich, to name a few.

What activity/class have you enjoyed the most through BMOS (and why)?
The poet Sarah Ali visited our English 9 and 10 classes to discuss her poem about animal roadkill. The students asked great questions, and she gave thoughtful answers. We broached a topic that often feels too intractable to talk about.