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Public schools open: Find out about new staff

Arlington High School, rebuild design, February 2019

As the town's public school reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3, consider the first-day-of-school information listed on the schools' website. Some important dates:

Sept. 4, 5: Kindergarten: Half the class attends full day.

Sept. 6: All kindergarten students attend full day.

Sept. 9: Menotomy: First day of school for preschool students.

Next, take a look at the names of new teachers and administrators provided by Robert Spiegel, director of human resources:

Molly Atryzek, Visual-art teacher Peirce BFA, Massachusetts College of Art; Master of Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art
Amber Bassett Grade 3 teacher Brackett B.A. Elementary Education, St. Anselm College
Elizabeth Basso English/history teacher AHS B.A. English/Theater Arts, Brown University; Master of Education, Secondary English, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Mathieu Beau Science teacher AHS Bachelor in Physics and Material Science, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France; Masters Degree in Physics, Aix-Marseille Uiniversite, Marseille, France; Ph.D in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Aix-Marseille Universite
Colton Bellavance Special-education teacher AHS B.A. History, Alvernia College, Reading, PA; Master of Education, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Rebecca Bennett Science teacher AHS University of Washington, Seattle, B.S. in Biology; B.A. in Spanish; Harvard, M.Ed. 
FACS teacher Gibbs B.A. English, Union College; M.S. in Education, Simmons College
Sarah Brown Speech language pathologist Ottoson B.S. Special Education Communication Disorders, Bridgewater State University; M.S. Speech Language Pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Zachary Burdeau Mathematics teacher AHS Holy Cross, B.A. in Economics/Accounting; Harvard, M.Ed in Teaching
Samantha Burns Grade 7 English teacher Ottoson B.A. English, Bowdoin College
Jaya Chinnaya Speech language pathologist Brackett B.A. Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland; M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Physical-education teacher Bishop B.S. Exercise Science, UMass./Amherst; Master of Education, Bridgewater State
Katelyn Coleman Math teacher AHS B.A. Liberal Arts, Boston College; M.S. Education, St. John's University
Ryan Cox School (guidance) counselor AHS B.A. History, Providence College; M.Ed. School Counseling, Suffolk University
Kathryn D'Elia Special-education teacher AHS B.A. English, Eastern Connecticut State University; M.S. Special Education, Southern Connecticut State University
Paul DeCamp Social-studies teacher Ottoson B.A. Religious Studies, Lafayette College; Currently enrolled in a Masters Program
Desiree Deleon Grade 1 teacher Hardy B.A. Human Development, Merrimack College; Master of Education, Merrimack College
Kelsey Duggan Grade 1 teacher Brackett B.S. Recreation Management, University of New Hampshire; Master of Arts in Teaching, Northeastern University; Master of Education in Special Education, Northeastern University
Alison Earnhart H.S. science teacher AHS B.S. Physics and Education, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA; M.A. Science Education, University of Texas at Austin
Beth Federico ELL teacher Stratton B.S History & Art, Lesley University; Master of Education in ESL, Merrimack College
Phillip Dario Fiorentini Music teacher Thompson Bachelor of Music Education, University of New Hampshire
Meryl Forman Special-education team chair Dallin/Thompson B.S. Inclusive Elementary and Special Education, Syracuse University; Master of Education, Framingham State University
Kate Fractal DML/computer science teacher Ottoson B.S. Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytech; Master of Arts in Teaching, Boston University
Rosa Frank French teacher AHS B.S. World Language Education (French), Penn State University
Victoria Galante Mathematics teacher (grade 8) Ottoson B.A. Mathematics, Hofstra University
Katina Gogos Grade 1 teacher Brackett B.S. Elementary Education, University of Maine; B.S. in Child Development, University of Maine
Brianna Goldstein Mathematics teacher (Grade 7)  Ottoson B.A. Education, Webster University (St. Louis); M.A. Secondary Education, Southeast Missouri State University
Sarah Huber Elementary science coach District Elementary B.A. Biology Carleton College; M.S. in Education, Catholic University of America
Rebekah Eunyong Kang Grade 4 teacher Dallin B.A. Spanish and Communication Arts, Gordon College; Master of Arts, Bilingual and Elementary Special Education, teachers Colleger, Columbia University
Joanna Katz Spanish teacher Ottoson B.A. Spanish & English Writing and Literature, Wheaton College; M.A. in Teaching, Simmons College
Jennifer Lauchlan Library/technology teacher District Elementary B.A. Sociology and Women's Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Master of Library Science, University of Maryland
Kelsey Lightfoot Special-education teacher Peirce B.A. Special Education and American Studies, Wheelock College; M.S. Language and Literacy, Simmons College
Dinah Macy Kindergarten teacher Stratton B.A. Sociology, University of New Hampshire; Master of Education, Lesley University
Lauren Mahoney School psychologist Bishop/Brackett B.A. Psychology, State University of New York at Oswego; CAGS, School Psychology, Northeastern University
Webster "Wes" McEvoy Special-education teacher AHS B.S. Special Education and History Education, Boston University; Master of Education, Cambridge College
Stacy McGrath Elementary reading teacher Hardy/Brackett B.A. Education, UMass./Amherst; M.A. Child Study, Tufts University; Certificate of Postgrad Study. Reading Specialist, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Kristin McKenzie P.E. teacher Dallin and Hardy B.S. Physical Education, Salem State University
Cara McMillin FACS teacher AHS B.A. Political Science, Randolph Macon Woman's College; M.A. Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester, U.K.; M.A. in Teaching, Simmons College
Katherine Miller Physical-education teacher Ottoson B.S. Bandier Program for the Music and Entertainment Industries, Syracuse University; Enrolled in Masters Program at Syracuse University
Meagan Morrow Speech language pathologist Dallin B.A. Speech Language Hearing Sciences, Hofstra University; M.S. Communication Disorders, Southern Connecticut State University
Meghan Murray Music teacher Brackett Bachelor of Music, Westminster Choir College of Rider University; Master of Music Education, University of Hartford
Kindergarten teacher Peirce B.A. Elementary Education and Psychology, Roger Williams University; M.S. Early Childhood Education, Wheelock College
Mark Myers Science teacher Gibbs B.A. Anthropology, Duke University; M.A. Anthropology, Texas A & M University; Post-Bac teacher Education program - Framingham State University
Amy O'Loughlin Special-education teacher Ottoson B.S. Human Development, Wheelock College; Masters in Teaching, Cambridge College
Matt O'Loughlin Physical-education teacher Gibbs Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Westfield State University
Robin Peaslee Instructional technology teacher District Elementary B.S. Early Childhood Education, Bridgewater State University; Master of Educational Technology, Lesley University
Elizabeth Pond Special-education teacher Hardy B.S., Inclusive Elementary and Secondary Education, Syracuse University; M.S. in Education, City University of New York, Hunter College
Sydney Prindle Special-education teacher Stratton B.A. Sociology, Brandeis University; Master of Education, Brandeis University


Special-education teacher Bishop B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut; Master of Education in Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Lucinda Robinson Mathematics teacher AHS BA Mathematics, Carleton College; Master of Education, Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning
Courtney Roy Grade 1 teacher Stratton B.A. Psychology, University of New Hampshire; Master in Teaching, Lasell College
Hannah Roy Science teacher AHS B.A. Chemistry, Clemson University; M.A. in Teaching Secondary Science, Clemson University
Lynn Rubin Elementary music teacher Bishop Bachelor of Music Education, UMass./Amherst; M.A. in Teaching, Bridgewater State University; Additional Grad credits from University of Hartford, CAST and Gordon College
Caitlin Russell Reading teacher Gibbs B.A. English, University of Vermont; Master of Education, Lesley University
Tiffany Shaheen Grade 1 teacher Bishop B.A. Human Development, Merrimack College; Master of Education, Merrimack College
Elena Shmerling Kindergarten teacher Thompson B.A. Communications, University of Michigan; Master of Education, UMass./Boston
Robert Silva Special-education teacher AHS B.A. History and Secondary Education, Nichols College; Master of Education, Salem State University
Erika Simmons Special-education teacher Dallin B.A. Psychology, Mount Holyoke College; M.A. in Child Development, Tufts University
Holly Steiger Speech language pathologist Gibbs B.A.Tulane University; M.S. Emerson College
Elizabeth Strods Special-education teacher Bishop B.S. Psychology and Nutrition, Cornell University; Master of Education, Lesley University
Kerri Swett-Zizzo Physical-education teacher Stratton and Peirce B.A. Criminal Justice/Sociology, UMass./Boston; +15 Grad Credits in P.E. Program through Catherine Leahy Brine Educational Consultants
Special-education teacher Stratton B.A. Education and English, Stonehill College; Master of Education, Endicott College
Mara Walker Music/chorus teacher AHS B.A. Music Education, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina; Master of Music Education, Florida State University
Adia Wallace DML/computer science teacher Gibbs B.A. Philosophy, Xavier University of New Orleans; Master of Education, Harvard University; teacher Certification Program, Lesley University
Meredith Whalen Special-education team chair Peirce/Stratton B.A. Classical Studies, Colgate University; Master of Arts in School Psychology, Marist College
Ryan Wholey Physical-education teacher Thompson  B.S. Exercise Physiology, UMass./Lowell
Shannon Windus Grade 2 teacher Peirce B.S. Elementary Education, Wheelock College; M.S. Teaching, Wheelock College; Advanced Certificate through Boston Public Schools Pathway Program
John Bowler Athletics director AHS B.S. Sociology, Worcester State College; Master of Education, School Guidance Counseling, Cambridge College
Christine Cronin Assistant principal Stratton B.S. Elementary Education and Spanish, University of Vermont; Master of Education, Harvard University
Sam Hoyo Director of science, K-12 District B.S. Chemistry, UMass./Amherst; Master of Education, UMass./Boston; Ph.D Candidate, UMass./ Boston
Eva Liner Assistant principal Bishop B.A. Political Science, Denison University; Master of Education, Harvard University; 

This news listing was published Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.


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