Faculty & Staff Print
Administration | Administrative Support Staff | Specialists | Title 1
Physical Education | Special Education | School Nurses | Lunch Staff
Kindergarten 1 Program | Kindergarten 2 Program | Lower School | Upper School
Administration
 
  Director/Superintendent

 Ralph Carrero

  • 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

 Darshan Thakkar

  • 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

 Susan Earabino

  
  • 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

 Jennifer Barnhill

  • 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

 Hali Castleman

  • 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

 Erica Crescenzo

  • 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

 Jared Fulgoni

  • 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

 Nicole Arpin

  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years in education: 11
  • Years at LFDCS: 11
  Teacher Coach

 Nicole Romano

  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years in education: 20
  • Years LFDCS: 2
  STEM Coordinator

 George Masterson

  • 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  
  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.) Scott Flagg
  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
  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

 Jeff Bianchine

  • 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

 Michelle Barrett

  • 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 Rafael Geronimo
  IT Help Desk Specialist  
  Secondary School Coordinator Shawna Cruz
  Secondary School Coordinator Christine Easton
  Computer Literacy Specialist

 Rosemary McCullough-Ghali

  • 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) Tina Pelletier
  Paraprofessional (5-8) Jhansel Mejia
  Paraprofessional (5-8) Trevia Tate*
  Paraprofessional (FMLA Cov.) Veronica Jorge*
ESL  
  ESL Teacher

 Elaine Fuller

  • 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

 Michelle Pickles

  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 11
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
  ESL Teacher

 Shannon Ahern


  • Certified: Emergency ESL, PreK-12
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
  ESL Teacher

 Vionnys Recio

  • 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

 Natalie PhelanMC

  • 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

 Gopika Luthra

  • 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

 Richard Soares

  • Certified: Emergency Mod. Disabilities PreK-8; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 16
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Teacher

 Kelly Madigan

  • 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

 Judith Cheristin-Rosembert

  • Certified: Emergency, Mod. Dis. PreK-8; Emergency ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Teacher  
  Teacher

 Philip Baun

  • 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

  Mackenzie Schroth

  • 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

 Kelly Simard

  • Certified: Physical Education PreK-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 6
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 6
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Teacher

 Dan Merry

  • 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  
       Paraprofessional  
School Nurses  
  School Nurse (Upper School)

 Janetsy Rodriguez, RN

  • Certified: RN
  • Associates degree: Y
  • Years as a Nurse: 6
  • Years at LFDCS: 4
  School Nurse (Academy)  
  School Nurse (Lower School)

 Delana Asaro, RN

  • Certified: RN
  • Years as a Nurse: 
  • 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

 Stephanie Torigian

  • 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

 Jessica Sullivan

  • 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

 Debbie Orlando

  • 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

 Alyssa Duffy

  • 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

 Shannon Kearney

  • Certified: Emergency ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
    K-1 Paraprofessional Jennifer Colon
    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

 Brooke Reeve

  • Certified: ECE PreK-2; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 4
  • Highly qualified: Y
  K-2 Teacher

 Sara GibbonsMC

  • 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

 Meghan St. JeanMC

  • 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

 Colleen Saia

  • 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

 Amanda Evers

  • 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

 Erin Wholley

  • 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

 Erin LosannoMC

  • Certified: ECE PreK-2; 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 5
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 5
  • Highly qualified: Y
       Paraprofessional Priya Shrivastava*
Lower School  
  Grade 2 Teacher

 Allison Blount

  • 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

 Heather Clark

  • 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: Y
  Grade 2 Teacher

 Christine Sullivan

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

 Olivia DoulamesMC


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

 Erika Witham

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

 Andreina CroesMC

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

 Kristen Caramanica

  • Certified:  1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 3 Teacher

 Kayleigh Hooper

  • Certified: 1-6; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 4 Teacher

 Kimberly Stearns

  • 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

 Nicole Dean

  • 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

 Chloe Kealey Parcell

  • 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

 Pablo Garcia

  • 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

 Haydee Cuadrado

  • 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

 Courtney Brander

  • 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

 Victoria Rapsis Morais

  • 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

 Andrea Waldron

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

 Olivia Lucier

  • Certified: Emergency 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 2
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 5/6 Science Teacher

 Gannon Paris

  • Certified: General Science 5-8
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 19
  • Years at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 6 Teacher

 Louise Perry

  • 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

 Kaitlyn Foss

  • 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

 Deyaneria Claudio*

  • Certified: Emergency 1-6
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 6 Teacher

 Therese Schaufenbil

  • 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

 Amy Scudieri

  • 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  
  Grade 7 Science Teacher

George Masterson*

  Grade 7 Social Studies Teacher

 Alex Strempel

  • 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

 Derek Sarno

  • 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

 Sudha Dharmaraj

  • 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

 Conor Morey-Barrett

  • Certified: History 5-12; SEI endorsed
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Master's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 3
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Spanish  
  Grade 5/6 

 Janelly Escobar

  • Certified: Emergency, Foreign Language PreK-6
  • Bachelor's Degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 1
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 1
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 7

 Tyler Read

  • Certified: Spanish 5-12
  • Bachelor's degree: Y
  • Years teaching: 3
  • Years teaching at LFDCS: 2
  • Highly qualified: Y
  Grade 8

 Tomasa Cruz

  • 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.

MCMerrimack College fellow or former Merrimack College fellow or intern hired by LFDCS