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Cold Spring School

Teachers & Staff

Cold Spring School faculty embody a firm commitment to the philosophy of progressive education and strongly believe in its practices and principles.

Click below to learn more about all of our educators.

True joyfulness comes from listening to the children express their ideas, laughing with friends, and singing. Watching them explore, discover, and develop new concepts and skills is an honor.

Donna Dacosta, Preschool Head Teacher

Our Teachers


Donna DaCosta

Preschool Head Teacher

Franciela Boeding

Maestra Titular

Jules Petrucelli

Preschool Associate Teacher

Kindergarten & First Grade

Winnie Naclerio

K/1 Head Teacher

Rachael Fredericks

K/1 Head Teacher

Cayla Eaddy

K/1 Associate Teacher

Bela Levine-Press

K/1 Associate Teacher

Second & Third Grades

Ian Dudley

2/3 Head Teacher

Jazlyn Geraldo

2/3 Associate Teacher

Jada Streater

2/3 Associate Teacher

Fourth & Fifth Grades

Stephanie LaVecchia

4/5 Head Teacher

Eric Jimenez

4/5 Associate Teacher

Cristofer Zunun

4/5 Associate Teacher

Sixth Grade

Waleed Abedrabbo

6th Grade Associate Teacher

Dora Rice

6th Grade Head Teacher

Special Area Teachers

Rob Brereton

Music Teacher

Raquel Rodriguez Santos

Spanish Teacher

Nate Roberts

Fitness Teacher

Our Administrators

Arati Pandit


Renuka Gandhi

Director of Admissions and Lower School Program Coordinator

Carrie Clark

Director of Operations

Annie Ladd-Smith

Director of Events and Enrichment Programs

Lauri Aceto

Assistant Office Manager

Marina Warsaw-Fan Bishop

School Counselor

Maggie Yolen

Literacy and Learning Specialist

Maxx Kopelman

Upper School Program Coordinator

Athena Shatara

Administrative and Enrichment Programs Coordinator