Interested in work from Lawrenceville Summer Scholars in the summer? Please take a look at our current openings here.
Bernadette Teeley, Executive Director

Bernadette Teeley has been at the Lawrenceville School since 2011 where she is a member of the English faculty, a housemaster, and the girls rowing coach. She served as Director of Academics for Summer Scholars in 2016 and has been the Executive Director since 2017. Prior to arriving at Lawrenceville, she led a non-profit organization and worked in policy research for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, NJ. Bernadette has a B.A. from the University of Dayton and an M.A. from the University of Michigan. She and her husband Brendan have two daughters—Vivian and Catherine, and reside year round at The Lawrenceville School. Email Bernadette att
Drew Burton, Director of Students

Drew Burton is the Dean of the Middle school at Williamsburg Northside School. He has served as Director of Students for Summer Scholars since 2017. He began his professional experiences in Baltimore City as a Teach For America corps member. Drew earned his B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, his M.A.T from Johns Hopkins University, and his M.A.Ed. from Seton Hall University. Drew also works as an adjunct professor for Johns Hopkins School of Education. He and his wife Amanda reside in Brooklyn, NY with their two children—Cruz and Everett. Email Drew at
Jason VonWachenfeldt, Director of Academics

Jason VonWachenfeldt has been working at Lawrenceville since 2014 where he serves as a housemaster, chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, religion and philosophy teacher, and coach. He grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL, before earning his B.A. from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, TX), his M.A. from Union Theological Seminary (New York, NY), and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University (Washington, DC). He has professionally worked with students over the past fifteen years as a therapist (ABA), camp counselor, youth worker, tutor, teacher, and residence director. He resides year round at The Lawrenceville School with his wife, Kristen, and two children—Ava and Jack. Email Jason at
Julie Mellor, High School Coordinator

Julie Mellor is the Co-Chair of Lawrenceville's Interdisciplinary Studies Program, and a teacher in Lawrenceville’s Science department. She studied at William and Mary and Princeton University.  Julie coaches fencing and is a third-degree black belt who is a former member of the U.S. National Karate Team. She lives at The Lawrenceville School with her husband and four children. Email Julie at
Donna Raskin, Program Manager

Donna Raskin is responsible for Summer Scholars program operations including admissions, communications, and summer logistics. She has been part of the Lawrenceville Summer Scholars team since 2013, teaching writing, film, literature, and history. Donna is also an adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey. She earned a M.Ed. in Middle School Humanities Education from Lesley University and lives in Lawrenceville with her son, James. Email Donna at
At Lawrenceville Summer Scholars, we provide an educational summer program that produces innovative leaders, breakthrough thinkers, and imaginative problem solvers.