Meet Our Staff
Greg Mueller, Director of Summer Programs
Wendy Smith, Assistant Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs
Wendy first came to Summer Programs as Assistant Director in 1991 and served in that capacity until 2003. She returned to the Summer & Auxiliary Programs Office in 2011, having enjoyed traveling with her husband, playing golf, and spending time with her family. Wendy is happy to help guide families through the registration process as she manages camper enrollment and accounts.
Lisa Medici, Assistant to the Director of Summer Programs
Sarah O'Neill, Director of Discovery Camp
Starting out as the lead teacher for Young Inventors and later being the Director of Extended Hours, Sarah has had a variety of roles for Summer@Potomac. Sarah has been a part of the Potomac community since 2012, when she began as an intern during the school year while receiving her Masters in Education. Each year Sarah enters the summer months with energy and excitement for a fun-filled camp experience. Sarah strives to make the Discovery Camp the best summer ever for our campers.
Sarah has her BA from Franklin & Marshall College and her M.Ed. from Marymount University. Having taught in grades second through sixth, she has experience with a variety of ages. Sarah is currently a third grade teacher at Alexandria Country Day School. In her free time, Sarah enjoys the outdoors. From hiking local trails to exploring new locations, she is up for anything as long as she has hiking boots on and her dog by her side.
Ben Buursma, Nature Science Camp Director
Alison Jacoby, Panther Day Camp Co-Director
Alison is returning as Director of the Panther Day Camp for an eighth year after being the lead teacher in the Day Camp Surprise class for five years. While the Surprise teacher, Alison brought her background in creative dramatics and puppetry to the camp in characters such as Chef Francine, Miss Rutabaga, and Baxter Bear puppet who took campers on scavenger hunts around the campus. She now brings her knowledge and experience to oversee and support an amazing Day Camp staff each year. Being Director of the Day Camp has given Alison the opportunity to interact with campers in all the classes, and to encourage imaginative and creative thinking with campers and staff. She received a BFA from West Virginia University more years ago than she would like to admit, and is currently on the Kindergarten team at Colvin Run Elementary School.