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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

Jada McClease

Preschool Associate Teacher

Kindergarten & First Grade

Laura Merola

K/1 Head Teacher

Winnie Naclerio

K/1 Head Teacher

Hanna Peterman

K/1 Associate Teacher

Jada Streater

K/1 Associate Teacher

Second & Third Grades

Ian Dudley

2/3 Head Teacher

Rachael Connolly

2/3 Head Teacher

Robby Baskin

2/3 Associate Teacher

Jazlyn Geraldo

2/3 Associate Teacher

Fourth & Fifth Grades

Karen Zwick

4/5 Head Teacher, Technology Specialist

Stephanie LaVecchia

4/5 Head Teacher

Kathryn Kozey

4/5 Associate Teacher

Athena Shatara

4/5 Associate Teacher

Sixth Grade

Maxx Kopelman

6th Grade Head Teacher

Waleed Abedrabbo

6th Grade Associate Teacher

Special Area Teachers

Kyle Bradley

Tinkering Teacher

Rob Brereton

Music Teacher

Meghan Calhoun

Art Teacher

Nate Roberts

Fitness Teacher

Raquel Rodriguez Santos

Spanish Teacher

Our Administrators

Arati Pandit


Renuka Gandhi

Director of Admissions

Carrie Clark

Director of Operations

Bronwen MacArthur

Office Manager

Melina Oliver

School Nurse

Georgia Lieber

Director of Development

Annie Ladd-Smith

School Programs Manager

Lauri Aceto

Assistant Office Manager

Marina Warsaw-Fan Bishop

SEL/Associate Teacher Program Manager

Beth Poole

Manager of Marketing and Design

Maggie Yolen

Curriculum and Learning Specialist

Autumn Cloud-Ingram

DEIJ Program Manager