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
Ray Fausel
Ray FauselDirector of Teaching and Learning
Laura Murphy
Laura MurphyKindergarten
Wendy Poyhonen
Wendy PoyhonenKindergarten
Cassandra White
Cassandra WhiteFirst Grade
Ariel Thompson
Ariel ThompsonFirst Grade Reading/Math and Aftercare
Michelle Hancock
Michelle HancockSecond Grade
Allison Cox
Allison CoxSecond Grade Reading
Tammy Colley
Tammy ColleySecond/Third Grade Reading/ Math / Librarian
Julie Canzone
Julie CanzoneThird Grade
Rob Kelly
Rob KellyFourth Grade
Susan Morgan
Susan MorganFourth/ Fifth Grade Reading/Math
Janie Stoke
Janie StokeFifth Grade
Nirupa Bhave
Nirupa BhaveAftercare and 5th Grade Math Teacher
Erica Polson
Erica PolsonSixth Grade
Ryan Fortin
Ryan FortinSixth Grade Reading/Math and K-6 PE
Emily Fritz
Emily FritzSpanish/Hands-on Science
Mona Goetsch
Mona GoetschMusic & Performance Arts
Veronica Scott
Veronica ScottTechnology
Tonya Robinson
Tonya RobinsonVisual Arts
Bette Davis
Bette DavisLibrary and Resource Teacher
Sue Christie
Sue ChristieOffice & Project Manager
Lora O'Leary
Lora O'LearyAdministrative Support
Dr. Lourdes Perez
Dr. Lourdes PerezPsychologist (4-6)
DMP Elementary School Teachers

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
  • Rob Kelly – Fourth Grade Teacher
  • Veronica Scott – Technology Teacher
  • Ray Fausel – Director of Teaching and Learning
  • 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 Reading/Math Teacher
  • Mona Goetsch – Music Teacher
  • Janie Stoke – Fifth Grade Teacher
  • Ray Fausel – Director¬†of Teaching and Learning
  • Marci McCord – Director

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