Contact Information

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(202) 537-5286

Nicole Chapin Duke, Director

Ms. Duke is excited to be in her tenth year with SPS, where she is now serving as the Director after stints as its Curriculum Coordinator and later its Associate Director.  During the academic year, Ms. Duke teaches high school history at St. Albans School, coaches field hockey at St. Albans' sister school (the National Cathedral School), and serves as a faculty advisor to the Government Club jointly sponsored by both schools.  She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, where she majored in history and played varsity ice hockey, and her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Before going to law school, she worked for a public relations and lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., that focused on work for political campaigns and nonprofit advocacy groups, and during her time in law school, she worked for the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives. In addition, right after law school, she worked as a law clerk for a federal trial judge in Washington, D.C.  After practicing law at Williams & Connolly, LLP, for a number of years, she made the leap to the education world to join SPS and could not be happier. Ms. Duke is also the mother of two children in their twenties, both of whom are proud SPS alums.

Cathy Campbell, Associate Director

Cathy Campbell joined SPS full-time this summer as the Associate Director, after working with SPS students for six of the last seven summers as both a case study teacher and a member of the residential faculty.  During the school year, she is also serving as a member of the English Department at St. Albans School.  A graduate of National Cathedral School, Princeton (B.A. English), and Yale (M.A., American Studies), Ms. Campbell has worked and taught at several area independent schools over a long career including The Potomac School, National Cathedral School, Flint Hill School, St. Albans, and Bullis. She loves teaching American history, American literature, and case studies at SPS.  Ms. Campbell is married with three grown daughters. 

Anne Continetti, Program Coordinator

Anne Continetti has moved into the role of Program Coordinator this school year, after teaching case studies for the last five years and running the Congressional Bill Project this past summer.  This marks a return to St. Albans for her, since she previously taught middle-school history at St. Albans.  Prior to that, she was a teacher at the Madeira School, where she taught grades 9-12 and advised juniors. Ms. Continetti is also a faculty member in the Tikvah Fund’s online educational programs, where she planned and taught two virtual courses for middle schoolers on American politics and history, and is part of the faculty for the Truman Scholars Program, a two-year course that explores American and Israeli exceptionalism through in-depth analysis of primary and secondary sources. Mrs. Continetti graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in History and received her Master's in Education from The George Washington University. Before teaching, Mrs. Continetti worked as an advance staffer on a presidential campaign and was a political analyst at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Mrs. Continetti lives in McLean, Virginia, with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her kids play baseball and soccer, is active in the PTO at her children’s school, and loves to bake.