Meet Our Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

Our elementary school teachers and staff are highly skilled and experienced professionals. Our staff is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of all their students. These caring adults are committed to nurturing your child, and ensuring that each child maximizes his or her emotional, social and academic development. We have the magic formula for student success!

Marci McCord
Marci McCordDirector/Owner
Laura Murphy
Laura MurphyKindergarten
Wendy Poyhonen
Wendy PoyhonenKindergarten
Bette Davis
Bette DavisFirst Grade
Allison Cox
Allison CoxReading/Math First Grade
Michelle Hancock
Michelle HancockSecond Grade
Tammy Colley
Tammy ColleyMiddle Second/Third Grade
Julie Canzone
Julie CanzoneThird Grade
Rob Kelly
Rob KellyFourth Grade
Kathy Arnold
Kathy ArnoldReading/Math Fourth/Fifth Grades
Janie Stoke
Janie StokeFifth Grade
Ray Fausel
Ray FauselSixth Grade
Erica Manthe
Erica MantheSixth Grade
Emily Fritz
Emily FritzSpanish/Hands-on Science
Mona Goetsch
Mona GoetschMusic & Performance Arts
Veronica Scott
Veronica ScottTechnology
Tonya Robinson
Tonya RobinsonVisual Arts
Ryan Fortin
Ryan FortinPhysical Education
Sue Christie
Sue ChristieOffice & Project Manager
Lora O'Leary
Lora O'LearyAftercare & DMP Support
Kelly Griffin
Kelly GriffinSEL/Playground/Aftercare Teacher
Julie Rogers
Julie RogersLibrarian
Dr. Lourdes Perez
Dr. Lourdes PerezPsychologist (4-6)

Educational Leadership Team

The Educational Leadership Team was created to help facilitate communication between teachers and administration, foster collaboration among teachers, be an advisor/mentor to teachers, assist the Director with school organization and functions, and help lead the school to perform at its highest potential.


  • Michelle Hancock – Second Grade Teacher
  • Erica Manthe – Sixth Grade Teacher
  • Veronica Scott – Technology Teacher
  • Marci McCord – Director

CIA Team


The CIA Team was created to fulfill our WASC action items over the next three years. The goals of the team this year are to continue to improve math curriculum and instruction using Engage NY, facilitate curriculum mapping with all teachers, continue to focus on our WASC action items due in three years.


  • Bette Davis – First Grade Teacher
  • Ray Fausel – Sixth Grade Teacher/Director¬†of Teaching and Learning
  • Marci McCord – Director
  • Mona Goetsch – Music Teacher

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