Administrative Staff


Kim Frock

Executive Head of School

I believe that ALL children deserve an opportunity to experience success as a learner and to receive an education that enables them to realize their potential. At an individual level, education provides the foundation necessary to become a healthy, productive member of society. At a societal level, education is the only possible cure for our most significant problems: poverty, hunger, intolerance. ALL of our children need a path to success, and as adults, it is our responsibility to help them find it. Why ASMS? Our students enter as children and leave as young adults. What could be more exciting than watching and participating in the tremendous growth and maturation of our children as learners and community members? Our students, faculty members, and parents teach me something every day, they make me laugh, and they bring me great joy. No other professional experience could be better than that!.

M.B.A. (Harvard University)

B.S. Accounting (Lehigh University)

Began my career in education: 2004

Began at ASMS: 2004


Jessica Ortiz

Administrative Head of School

The middle school years are a critical and influential point in time for a young person. I was set on my path to engineering by a middle school science teacher, so I personally have benefited from educators who truly care and have a passion for the development and success of young people. That passion is contagious and students can't help but get engaged. Beyond the academics, I love that the mission of ASMS sets the stage for the development of foundational soft skills like tolerance, respect, and kindness that will serve young people well in the rest of their academic, professional, and personal lives.

B.S. Civil Engineering (Purdue University)

Licensed Professional Engineer

Began my career in education: 2020

Began at ASMS: 2020


Joe Doherty

Academic Head of School

I became a teacher because I believe that every child deserves a champion at school, a person who believes wholeheartedly in their ability to be successful. The formative middle school years should be a time when students develop strong habits of mind, healthy relationships, and a passion for learning. This is done best by surrounding students with committed teachers and fostering a safe, challenging learning environment. ASMS puts the students' best interests as the guiding star for all the decisions, and this allows the school to be a leader in middle-years education. I am so grateful to be part of this community!

B.S. Natural Resources (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

California Teacher's Certification (California State University, Fresno)

M.S. Science Education (Montana State University, Bozeman)

Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain, and Teaching (Johns Hopkins University)

Began my career in education: 1997

Began at ASMS: 2020


Dr. Erin Perry

Director of Student Services

The middle school years are an exciting time of change in an individual's life. While from an outsider's perspective it may seem to be a time of struggle and conflict, it is also a time where an individual may begin to develop into an analytical thinker who is a respectful, responsible, and independent learner. I am in education to help students, families, and educators create an environment that is conducive to academic, ethical, and moral development. By offering support and guidance, I hope to help each student identify and develop their strengths and find their own paths to success.

M.A./C.A.S./Psy.D. School Psychology (Alfred University)

B.A. Psychology (Binghamton University)

A.S. Liberal Arts (Corning Community College)

Began my career in education: 2011

Began at ASMS: 2012


Kristina Woodcock

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

One hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like, but the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child.

If I can make a difference in the life of one child, then I have succeeded.

B.S. Business Management (SUNY Plattsburgh)

A.A.S. Accounting (SUNY Alfred)

Began my career in education: 2009

Began at ASMS: 2015


Jen Togni

Accounting and Administrative Assistant

"Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." - Abigail Adams

It gives me such joy to watch the enthusiasm and energy students put into everything they do. Their intensity for learning about the world around them is amazing to see. It is a privilege to be witness to the process and share in the growth.

B.S. Accounting (Alfred University)

Began my career in education: 2012

Began at ASMS: 2012


Susan Morse


Like Monty Python, "I don't believe libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence." I want all the students at ASMS to realize that they are the ultimate search engine!

M. Library Science (Simmons College)

B.A. (Bowdoin College)

Graduate Studies (Elmira College)

Began my career in education: 1999

Began at ASMS: 2004


Michelle Corliss

Data and Technology Director

After having two children of my own, I learned that children learn in distinctly different ways. I enjoy the challenge of learning the different ways and developing tools and techniques necessary to reach each child.

B.S. Accounting (Rider College)

Began my career in education: 2012

Began at ASMS: 2012

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Sheri Sierzant

Technology Coordinator

Science and technology will be at the core of our childrens’ future success, and so giving them every opportunity to learn as much as they can in these areas as middle school students will help them form a solid foundation that will support them through high school, college, and beyond. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help kids build that foundation.

B.S. Materials Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

M.P.S. Applied Statistics (Cornell University)

Began my career in education: 2021

Began at ASMS: 2021