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LFDCS met the 100% highly-qualified teacher mandate required by the federal No Child Left Behind act for our school and district including teacher qualifications in December of 2006. Subsequent staff turnover and deletion of the HOUSSE rules for meeting highly-qualified teacher status have resulted in 2 teachers awaiting DOE testing dates to meet the requirement. The following staff directory highlights teacher qualifications at LFDCS.

Administration  
Director/Superintendent
  • Certified:  Superintendent/Assistant Superintendant, All Levels, Principal/Assistant Principal, 9-12
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years in education: 25
  • Years at LFDCS:  7
Principal
  
  • Certified: Principal/Assistant Principal (5-8); Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6); Elementary K-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years in education: 38
  • Years at LFDCS: 19
Head of the Upper School / Title 1 Coordinator
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years in education: 9
  • Years at LFDCS: 7

Head of Lower School

  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y 
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching:  5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS:  4

Head of Academy for Early Academic Preparation

  • Certified: 1-6, Mod. Disabilities PreK-8
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years in education: 23
  • Years at LFDCS: 9

Special Education Director

  • Certified: Mod. Disab. K-8, Special Administrator All levels
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree:Y
  • Years teaching: 11
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 11
  • Highly qualified: Y
Department Head-Science

  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 8
After-School/Summer Coordinator David Hildt
Food Services Director Mary Claire Kennedy
Technology Coordinator Tony Schumann
Comptroller Roy Nelson
Director of Special Projects and New Initiatives Judith Marley
Maintenance Supervisor Luis Nigaglioni
 Admin. Support  
Admin. Assistant (Director/Superintendent) Susan Lyons
Admin. Assistant (Principal) Jamie Wu
Parent Liaison Zori Davidovich
Assistant Comptroller Tracy Hsu
Business Manager Mary Durkin
Receptionist/Secretary  
        Academy (K-1, K-2, Gr. 1) Sandra Gonzalez
        Upper School (Grds 5-8) Ana Santos
        Lower School (Grds 2-4) Glennys Suero
Specialists  
Music Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 8
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualifed: Y
Art Teacher
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
Placement Counselor Carlos Cedeno
Alumni Coordinator Amelia Hernandez-Marinez
Computer Instructor
  • Certified:Instructional Technology/Business K-12
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years teaching:  12
  • Years teaching at LFDCS:  5
  • Highly qualified:  Y
Library Paraprofessional (5-8) Valbona Lavdari
Library Paraprofessional (2-4) Kim Colman
ELL  
ESL Teacher
  • Certified: ELL (PreK-6), SEI-Teacher Endorsement
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
ESL Teacher
  • Certified: ELL (PreK-6), SEI-Teacher Endorsement
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
Title 1  
Math   
Teacher
  • Certified: K-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 14
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 12
  • Highly qualified: Y
Teacher
  • Certified: Mathematics 5-8 
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
ELL/ELA  
Teacher
  • Certified: ECE/ELL (PreK-6)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 9
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
Special Education  
Teacher
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
Paraprofessional  Meaghan Sisson
Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Teacher
  • Certified: Mod. Disabilities PreK-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Physical Education  
Teacher

  • Certified: Physical Education
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree Y
  • Years teaching:  4
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
     Paraprofessional Ryan Middlemiss
     Paraprofessional Maggy Miller
School Nurses  
Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years as a Nurse:  13
  • Years at LFDCS: 10
Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor's degree:   Y
  • Years as a Nurse:  13
  • Years at LFDCS: 4
Lunch Staff  
Lunch Supervisor Fior Daliza Cruz
     Lunch Aide Dominga Morel Perez
     Lunch Aide Ana Fabian
     Lunch Aide Julia Torres
     Lunch Aide Jessica Ortiz
     Lunch Aide Julian Paulino
K-1 Program  
K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE with or with disabilities, PreK-2
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE, PreK-2; ESL PreK-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE, PreK-2
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 11
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 11
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE with and without Disabilities PreK-2
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE, PreK-2
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 8
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified:  Y
     Paraprofessional Marta Rentas
     Paraprofessional Trevia Tate
     Paraprofessional Allysa Duffy
     Paraprofessional Erin St. Pierre
     Paraprofessional Stephanie Jimenez
K-2 Program  
K-2 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE PreK-2, ESL PreK-6, SEI
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 7
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-2 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE, ESL PreK-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 8
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 7
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-2 Teacher
  • Certified:  ECE PreK-2, ESL PreK-6, SEI
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 4
  • Years teaching at LFDCS:  4
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-2 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE PreK-2, Mod. Dis. PreK-8
  • Bachelors degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualifed: Y
     Paraprofessional Tina Pelletier
     Paraprofessional Carlota Castillo
Lower School  
Grade 1 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 1 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1 
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 1 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6, ESL (PreK-6)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 8
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 8
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 1 Teacher
  • Certified: Elem. 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years teaching: 4
  • Yeats teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 2 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE, PreK-2
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 2 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 11
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 2 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years teaching:  7
  • Years teaching at LFDCS:  3
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 3 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 3 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y

 

Grade 3 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 4
  • Years at LFDCS:  3
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 4 Teacher
  • Certified:  1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 4
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 4 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 4 Teacher
  • Certified: Elem. 1-6; Moderate Disabilities PreK-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 4
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
     Paraprofessional (Floating) Adiaris Aponte (LTS)
     Paraprofessional (Floating) Kathleen Carroll
Spanish  
K-1 Spanish Paraprofessional
K-2/Grade 1
  • Certified: Spanish Pre-K-12
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 7
  • Years at LFDCS: 12
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grades 2,3 & 4
  • Certified: 1-6, ESL (PreK-6), Foreign Language (Spanish) (PreK-6), TBE
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Upper School  
Grade 5
  • Certified: Elementary 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 5
  • Certified: Elementary 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 5
  • Certified: 1-6, Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 6
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 9
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 9
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 6
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 14
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 6
  • Certified: English 5-8, English 8-12
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 4
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 5/6 Science
  • Certifed: Science 5-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 7
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 7
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 7 ELA
  • Certified: English 5-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching:  13
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 11
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 7 Math
  • Certified: Mathematics 5-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 7 Science  
Grade 8 ELA
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 8
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 7
Grade 8 Math
  • Certified: Math 5-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 11
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 11
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 8 Science
  • Certified: Chemistry 5-12
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 7-8 Social Studies
  • Certified: History 5-8, 8-12
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 7
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 7
  • Highly qualified: Y
Department Head - Science
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 11
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 9
  • Highly qualified: Y
Spanish  
Grade 5/6
  • Certified: Spanish, 5-12
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 14
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 14
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 7
  • Certified: Spanish
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 12
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 12
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 8
  • Certified: Spanish (PreK-6)
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 14
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 12
  • Highly qualified: Y 






 

 

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