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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, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years in education: 27
  • Years at LFDCS:  9
Assistant Superintendent
  • Certified:  Superintendent/Assistant Superintendant, All Levels, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Doctorate degree: Y
  • Years in education: 31
  • Years at LFDCS:  3
Principal
  
  • Certified: Principal/Assistant Principal All Levels, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Doctorate degree: Y
  • Years in education: 21
  • Years at LFDCS: 2
Head of the Upper School/Title 1 Coordinator
  • Certified: 1-6, Principal/Assistant Principal (5-8), SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years in education: 11
  • Years at LFDCS: 10
Head of Lower School
  • Certified: 1-6, Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6), SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years in education: 7
  • Years at LFDCS: 6
Head of Academy for Early Academic Preparation
  • Certified: EEC (PreK-3), ESL (PreK-6); Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6); SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years in education: 8
  • Years at LFDCS: 10
Special Education Director
  • Certified: Mod. Disab. K-8, Special Education Administrator All levels, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree:Y
  • Years teaching: 13
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 13
ELL/RTI Coordinator
  • Certified: ESL PreK-6, SEI endorsement
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years at LFDCS: 5
STEM Coordinator
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 15
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
After-School Coordinator David Hildt
Food Services Director Mary Claire Kennedy
Director of Program Development Paul Heithaus
Technology Coordinator Tony Schumann
Director of Finance Susan Perry
Maintenance Supervisor Luis Nigaglioni
Digital Instructor June Kim
 Admin. Support  
Admin. Assistant (Director/Superintendent) Susan Lyons
Admin. Assistant (Principal) Jamie Wu
Parent Liaison Zori Davidovich
Human Resources Manager Elizabeth Suriel-Marra
AP & Procurement Officer Kathleen Moriconi
Receptionist/Secretary  
        Academy (K-1, K-2, Gr. 1) Sandra Gonzalez
        Upper School (Grds 5-8) Denise Trainor
        Lower School (Grds 2-4)  Yesenia Suazo
Specialists  
Music Teacher
  • Certified: Vocal/Instrumental/General (All levels)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Art Teacher
  • Visual Arts PreK-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 7
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
Placement Counselor Carlos Cedeno
Alumni Coordinator Amelia Hernandez-Marinez
Technology Instructor
  • Certified: Library Media & Information Technology
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 19
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Library Paraprofessional (5-8) Shannon Osgood
Librarian (2-4) Kim Colman
ESL  
ESL Teacher
  • Certified: ECE, PreK-2; ESL PreK-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
ESL Teacher
  • Certified: ESL (PreK-6)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified
ESL Teacher
  • Certified: ESL (PreK-6)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Title 1  
Math   
Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6, Mod Disabiliites (PreK-8)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Years teaching: 15
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
ELL/ELA  
Teacher (part time)
  • Certified: 1-6, Reading
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 8
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Teacher
  • Certified: ECE/ELL (PreK-6)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 5
  • Highly qualified: Y
Special Education  
Assistant Meaghan Sisson
Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; Mod. Dis. (PreK-8); SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; Mod. Disabilities PreK-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 4
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; Mod. Disabilities PreK-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 5
  • Highly qualified: Y
Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; Mod. Disabilities PreK-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
Physical Education  
Teacher
  • Certified: Physical Education (PreK-12)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified
     Paraprofessional  Kelly Simard
     Paraprofessional  Joy Ciruso
School Nurses  
School Nurse
  • Certified: School Nurse
  • Nationally Certified School Nurse
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years as a Nurse:  15
  • Years at LFDCS: 12
School Nurse
  • Certified: LPN
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years as a Nurse: 2
  • Years at LFDCS: 15
Lunch Staff  
     Lunch Aide Fior Daliza Cruz
     Lunch Aide Dominga Morel Perez
     Lunch Aide Sixta Villa
     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; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE, PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 13
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 13
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE, PreK-2, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 8
  • Highly qualified:  Y
K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE (K-2-Gr. 2); SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 7
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-1 Teacher
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
K-1 Teacher (Lawrence Family Public Academy)
  • Certified: ECE with and without Disabilities PreK-2
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
     Paraprofessional Marta Rentas
     Paraprofessional Adiaris Aponte (LTS)
     Paraprofessional Tina Pelletier
     Paraprofessional Meghan St. Jean
     Paraprofessional Stephanie Jimenez
K-2 Program  
K-2 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
K-2 Teacher
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
K-2 Teacher
  • SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
K-2 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE PreK-2, Mod. Dis. PreK-8, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelors degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years at teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualifed: Y
K-2 Teacher (Lawrence Family Public Academy)
  • Certified:  ECE PreK-2, ESL PreK-6, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS:  6
  • Highly qualified: Y
     Paraprofessional Stephanie Torigian
     Paraprofessional Kathleen Hartley
Lower School  
Grade 1 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 12
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 1 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 1 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 13
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 8
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 1 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; ESL
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 2 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE, PreK-2, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 4
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 2 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 2 Teacher
  • Certified: ELL (PreK-6), SEI Endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 5
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 2 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6, ESL (PreK-6); SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 10
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 3 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years teaching:  9
  • Years teaching at LFDCS:  5
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 3 Teacher
  • Certifiied: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 11
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 3 Teacher
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
Grade 3 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • 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; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 5
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 4 Teacher
  • SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
Grade 4 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 19
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
     Paraprofessional (Floating)  
     Paraprofessional (Floating) Trevia Tate
Spanish  
K-1 Spanish Paraprofessional Belkys Sosa
K-2/Grade 1
  • Certified: Spanish Pre-K-12
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 9
  • Years at LFDCS: 14
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grades 2,3 & 4
  • Certified: 1-6, ESL (PreK-6), Foreign Language (Spanish) (PreK-6), TBE; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 12
  • Years at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
Upper School  
Grade 5 Teacher
  • Certified: Elementary 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 4
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 5 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6, Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8); SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 5
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 5 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 16
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 8
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 6 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 11
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 11
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 6 Teacher
  • Certified: English 5-8, English 8-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 6 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Years teaching 2
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 5/6 Science
  • Certified: Science 5-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 9
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 9
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 7 ELA
  • Certified: English 5-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualfiied: Y
Grade 7 Math
  • Certified: Mathematics 5-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 7 Science
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10+
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 8 ELA
  • Certifed: English (5-12)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 9
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 8 Math
  • Certified: Math 5-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 13
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 13
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 8 Science
  • Certified: Biology, 5-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 7-8 Social Studies
  • Certified: History 5-8, 8-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 9
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 9
  • Highly qualified: Y
Spanish  
Grade 5/6
  • Certified: Spanish (5-12)
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
Grade 7
  • Certified: Spanish (PreK-6)
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 16
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 14
  • Highly qualified: Y 
Grade 8
  • Certified: Spanish
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 14
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 14
  • Highly qualified: Y






 

 

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