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Administration
 
  Director/Superintendent
  • Certified:  Superintendent/Assistant Superintendant, All Levels, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Years in education: 33
  • Years at LFDCS:  15
  Assistant Superintendent
  • Certified:  Superintendent/Assistant Superintendant, All Levels, ELL Director (K-12); SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Master's degree:  Y
  • Doctor of Philosopy degree:  Y
  • Juris Doctorate degree: Y
  • Years in education: 17
  • Years at LFDCS:  2
  Principal
  
  • Certified: Principal/Assistant Principal All Levels, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Doctorate degree: Y
  • Years in education: 26
  • Years at LFDCS: 7
  Head of the Upper School
  • Certified: 1-6, Principal/Assistant Principal PreK-8, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years in education: 13
  • Years at LFDCS: 13
  Head of Lower School/ELL Coordinator
  • Certified: Principal/Asst. Principal PreK-6; Supervisor/Director Non-Core, K-6; ESL PreK-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years in education: 10
  • Years at LFDCS: 10
  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: 16
  • Years at LFDCS: 16

 

Special Education Director

  • Certified: Principal/Assistant Principal 5-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years in education: 20+
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  RTI & Assessment Coordinator
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years in education: 11
  • Years at LFDCS: 11
  Teacher Coach
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years in education: 20
  • Years LFDCS: 2
  STEM Coordinator
  • Certified: Physics 8-12; General Science 5-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years in education: 21
  • Years at LFDCS: 7
  Extended Day Program Director Sandra Calandrella
  Director of Nutritional Services Justin Hodgkins
  Dir. of Program Dev. (LFD, Inc.) Paul Heithaus

 

Technology Coordinator (LFD, Inc.)

Tony Schumann
  Director of Finance (LFD, Inc.) Susan Perry
  Human Resources Director (LFD, Inc.) Elizabeth Guilbeault
  Facilities Dir./Maint. Sup. (LFD, Inc.) Daniel Guzman
  Digital Instructor Anna Yuen
  Instructional Designer Matt Hall (contracted services)
   Admin. Support  
  Admin. Asst. (Dir./Superintendent) (LFD, Inc.) Susan Lyons
  School Data/Operations Manager Komal Patel
  Student Services Coordinator Yulissa Rodriguez
  Part Time General Ledger Accountant (LFD, Inc.) Masashiro Hagiya
  Part Time Payroll Accountant (LFD, Inc.) Elizabeth Guilbeault
  Part Time Grants Accountant (LFD, Inc.) Robin Hatfield
  AP & Procurement Officer (LFD, Inc.) Kathleen Moriconi
  IT Help Desk (LFD, Inc.) Rafael Geronimo
  IT Help Desk (LFD, Inc.) Dilson Monegro
  Receptionists  
       Academy (K-1, K-2, Gr. 1) Adiaris Aponte
       Upper School (Grs 5-8) Sandra Gonzalez
       Lower School (Grs 2-4) Yesenia Suazo
Specialists  
  Music Teacher
  • Certified: Music Vocal/Instrumental/General (All levels); SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching:  5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS:   4
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Art Teacher
  • Certified: Visual Art PreK-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
  IT Help Desk Specialist (LFD, Inc.) Rafael Geronimo
  IT Help Desk Specialist (LFD, Inc.) Dilson Monegro
  Secondary School Coordinator Shawna Cruz
  Secondary School Coordinator Christine Easton
  Computer Literacy Specialist
  • Certified: Librarian (all levels), SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years at LFDCS: 5
  Admin. Asst. - Opening Doors Program Pamela Urena
  Paraprofessional (2-4)  
  Paraprofessional (2-4) Tina Pelletier
  Paraprofessional (5-8) Jhansel Mejia
  Paraprofessional (5-8) Trevia Tate*
  Paraprofessional (FMLA Cov.) Veronica Jorge*
ESL  
  ESL Teacher
  • Certified: ESL PreK-6; 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 16
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 16
  • Highly qualified: Y
  ESL Teacher

  • Certified: ESL PreK-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelors degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  ESL Teacher

  • Certified: Emergency ESL, PreK-12
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: 
  ESL Teacher
  • Certified: Emergency ESL PreK-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree:Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
  ESL Teacher
  • Certified: ESL PreK-6; 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
       Paraprofessional Kristina CopelasMC
Title 1  
  Math   
  Teacher
  • Certified: Math 1-6, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
  ELL/ELA  
  Teacher

 

Special Education  
    Paraprofessional Emma StalkerMC
  Teacher

  • Certified: Emergency, 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified:
  Teacher
  • Certified: Special Needs K-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 34
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Teacher  
  Teacher  
  Teacher
  • Certified: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelors degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10+
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Teacher
  • Certified: Moderate Disabiities PreK-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
Physical Education  
  Teacher
  • Certified: Physical Education PreK-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Teacher
  • Certified: Physical Education PreK-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 16
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
       Paraprofessional Jose Maldonado
       Paraprofessional Jamie Paolino
       Paraprofessional  
School Nurses  
  School Nurse (Upper School)
  • Certified: RN
  • Associates degree: Y
  • Years as a Nurse: 6
  • Years at LFDCS: 4
  School Nurse (Academy)


  School Nurse (Lower School)

  • Certified: RN
  • Associates degree: Y
  • Years as a Nurse: 11
  • Years at LFDCS: 1

 

Lunch Staff  
       Nutritional Aide Dominga Morel Perez
       Nutritional Aide Sixta Villa
       Nutritional Aide Felix Ortiz
       Nutritional Aide Ana Fabian
       Nutritional Aide Rosanna Mejia
       Nutrtional Aide Julian Paulino
K-1 Program  
  K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 5
  • 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: 9
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 9
  • Highly qualified: Y
  K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 8
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 8
  • Highly qualified: Y
  K-1 Teacher
  • Certified: Emergency ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: 
    K-1 Paraprofessional Beilka Abad
    K-1 Paraprofessional Rhandeliz Germosen
    K-1 Paraprofessional Nathaly Mejia
    K-1 Paraprofessional Marta Rentas
    K-1 Paraprofessional Karen Morales
K-2 Program  
  K-2 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
  K-2 Teacher
  • Certified: Emergency, PreK-2, SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
  K-2 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
  K-2 Teacher
  • Certfied: ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 5
  • Highly qualified: Y
       Paraprofessional Adrianna Hynes*
  Grade 1 Teacher

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  • Certified: ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching:  2
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 1 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 1 Teacher  
       Paraprofessional Jennifer Colon
       Paraprofessional Priya Shrivastava*
Lower School  
  Grade 2 Teacher
  • Certified: ECE PreK-3; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's' degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 12
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 8
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 2 Teacher
  • Certified: Emergency 1-6; Emergency ECE PreK-2
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: 
  Grade 2 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 2 Teacher

  • Certified: ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 3 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 8
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 5
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 3 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 3 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 3 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 4 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 4 Teacher

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  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree:  Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 4 Teacher
  • Certified: Temporary 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 20
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 4 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 8
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 8
  • Highly qualified: Y
       Paraprofessional (Floating) Daniella Burgos
       Paraprofessional (Floating) Kiara Perez*
   Spanish  
  K-1  Veronica Jorge*
  K-2/Grade 1
  • Certified: Emergency Foreign Language PreK-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • 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: 18
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 9
  • Highly qualified: Y
Upper School  
  Grade 5 Teacher
  • Certified: English 5-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 13
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 12
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 5 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching 7
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 7
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 5 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 4
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 5 Teacher
  • Certified: Emergency 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: 
  Grade 5/6 Science Teacher
  • Certified: General Science 5-8; 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 19
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 6 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6, Principal/Asst. Principal; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 21
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 6 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 10
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 10
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 6 Teacher

  • Certified: Emergency 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: 
  Grade 6 Teacher
  • Certified: 1-6; ECE K-3; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 26
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 7 ELA Teacher
  • Certified: English 5-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 5
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 7 Math Teacher Gopika Luthra*
  Grade 7 Science Teacher

George Masterson*

  Grade 7 Social Studies Teacher
  • Certified: History 5-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
   Grade 8 ELA Teacher
  • Certified: English 5-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
   Grade 8 Math Teacher
  • Certified: Mathematics 5-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 20
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 20
  • Highly qualfiied: Y
  Grade 8 Science Teacher George Masterson*
  Grade 8 Social Studies  
  Spanish  
  Grade 5/6 

  • Certified: Emergency, Foreign Language PreK-6
  • Bachelor's Degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: 
  Grade 7
  • Certified: Spanish 5-12
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 8
  • Certified: Spanish 5-12; SEI endorsed
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 12
  • Years at LFDCS: 23
  • Highly qualified: Y
   

* = maternity leave, FMLA or vacancy until filled - LFDCS pays its paraprofessionals an honorarium to serve as long-term substitutes for teacher positions who are on maternity leave, FMLA or for a vacancy until filled. This honorarium recognizes services such as lesson planning which are outside of a paraprofessional's duties.

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