Our faculty and staff
Everyone who works at SPA, both teachers and staff, is committed to our students and families. Explore the Faculty and Staff Directory, below, to search for people by name or department, or visit Lower, Middle, and Upper School Academic Life to view faculty directories by division.
M.A. Counceling Psychology, St. Mary's Graduate School
Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Iowa
Dr. Timothy Elchert joined the SPA faculty in 1980 and has served as interim principal, homeroom teacher, and school psychologist in the Lower School. Today, he can be found teaching fourth grade math and mini courses. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Elchert works with students to reach their academic and social-emotional potential. His interests include learning style differences, social-emotional development of children, building resilience, anxiety disorders, and reading instruction. Dr. Elchert earned a B.A. from Macalester College, an M.A. in counseling and psychological services from St. Mary's Graduate School, and a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. In his free time, he enjoys camping, reading, hiking, birding, and spending time with his family.