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Our Staff

Meet our staff of accomplished mages and adventurous ELFS!
Since they disguise themselves as muggles
more or less effectively when not at Wiogora, we have included their muggle identities using the term "muggly known as" or mka.

Check back here to find out some (but not all) of the mysterious and exciting details about many returning and new staff next year! Who will be the Heads of House? Which teachers and professors are returning and what classes will be offered? Who are the guides, ELFS, floating ghosts, and special guests? 
Senior Staff
Professor Juniper Wintry, MKA* Kelley Guilfoil-Zinkevich, Senior-Head of PhoenixFire House. She has been at Wiogora since 2015. She has taught Misuse of Muggle Artifacts and Defense Against the Dark Arts. Professor Wintry employs a collaborative approach, believing that all scholars, and professors learn from each other.
In her muggle persona, Kelley has taught Religious Education at First Unitarian from pre-school to junior high aged students. She is a licensed social worker and works at UMass Memorial Healthcare. 
Professor Abby Normal Ranunculus, MKA* Abigail Hannaford-Ricardi. Senior-Head of House for WindHorse, Abigail has been at Wiogora since 2012. Professor Ranunculus  has taught Transfigurations and Care of Magical Creatures. She is also a member of the A Team and an ELFS Mentor.   She has been the Children's Coordinator at First Unitarian Church since 2006. Prior to that she was a director of an art studio, a case administrator for adults with developmental delays, a director of activities at a geriatric-psychiatric long term care facility, a nursing home social worker, and a special needs foster and adoptive mom. Abigail has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentrations in ceramics and print making, and she has a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, both from Clark University.

Professor Evangeline Almondine Biscotti, MKA* Vicki Heidorn, Senior-Head of House of StoneDragon. In her first role in 2012, Madame Biscotti, as she was known, cared for the Potter Tots, the littlest magical offspring of volunteers; in 2015 she worked on the crew which built the giant maze for the final tournament. Apparating and Disapparating, Professor Biscotti is known for magically appearing with whatever is needed.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vicki, a graduate of Boston University, has served as a Religious Education teacher and Child & Family Mental health paraprofessional. She and her husband, Chuck, are grandparents and business owners of Surroundings Gallery & Custom Framing, in Gardner, MA. Professor Biscotti enjoys meeting scholars at their developmental level, to listen and share with joy.

Professor Kay Calleia, MKA* Kim Napoleone, Senior Head of House of WaveRider, Transfigurations Club
Kim teaches classes in Charms and Transfigurations at Wiogora. Kim has been teaching Religious Exploration (and Education) at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester for 12 years. She is a freelance artist and teaches art studio classes. Kim is also involved in theatre with set design, acting and singing. She was a middle school teacher of math and social studies at St. Anna's in Leominster, as well as Head of the Art Department and Social Studies for the K-8 school and Head of Math for grades 6-8. She was  co-director of the children's Theatre Arts program for grades 4-8 at St. Anna’s.  She is now a substitute teacher for Worcester Public Schools and a school library volunteer.

The Somerset Pixie, MKA* Juliet Donaldson, Gringott's Goblin 
Juliet was born and raised in Somerset, England, where she attended the muggle but magical Cambridge University to study economics. Three years later after qualifying as an accountant, she married her husband, had four children and then together they traveled across the Atlantic to settle in Massachusetts where they discovered the wonders of Unitarian Universalism. In 2018, after four years leading a Faith Development program at a smaller UU church and going through the UUA’s Credentialing Program for Religious Educators, The Somerset Pixie joined First Unitarian as the Director of Faith Development. In the Wiogora community she uses her skill with galleons, sickles and knuts to manage the Wiogora finances. 
Professor Powletta Burrows-Skreetsch MKA* Ellen O’Neall-Waite. 
History of Magic Teacher based on the volumes of the Harry Potter Chronicles and more. She also arranges for Wand Purveyors, and she taught Potter Puppets and Potions in the past. Ellen is retired from healthcare office management and insurance office management. As a member of First Unitarian Church of Worcester, she sings in the choir, is a member of the Worship Arts Committee, is an occasion lay preacher, and champions all things Wiogora.  The highlight of her retirement is volunteering in classrooms at Canterbury Street School and running a Harry Potter book club at Vernon Hill School.  She has worked extensively in local theater and vocal groups, as an actor, singer, and designer of sets and props. She cuts and coaches audition monologues for IMTAs, local theater, and college auditions

Madame Forestee Moonvee, MKA* Shannon Vyff 
Divination Teacher. WindHorse, Previously she taught Divination 4 years at Harry Potter Camp First UU Austin TX. Shannon has been teaching RE classes at UU churches in OR, TX and MA for 10 years and was DRE for 2 years at First Unitarian Lubbock TX. Shannon is the author of 21st Century Kids, a science fiction adventure book about the future based on ideas from science from now. She did Early Childhood Education in college and has volunteered in many scouting programs, children's clubs and PTA groups over the past 20 years while raising her four children. She has been a La Leche League Leader for 21 years and currently leads the LLL Waltham and LLL Worcester/Central MA groups.