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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

Jada McClease

Preschool Associate Teacher

Kindergarten & First Grade

Laura Merola

K/1 Head Teacher

Winnie Naclerio

K/1 Head Teacher

Rachael Fredericks

K/1 Head Teacher

Jada Streater

K/1 Associate Teacher

Cayla Eaddy

K/1 Associate Teacher

Bela Levine-Press

K/1 Associate Teacher

Second & Third Grades

Ian Dudley

2/3 Head Teacher

Kelly Qualman

2/3 Head Teacher

Jazlyn Geraldo

2/3 Associate Teacher

Melinda Alcosser

2/3 Teacher

Fourth & Fifth Grades

Stephanie LaVecchia

4/5 Head Teacher

Dora Rice

4/5 Head Teacher

Athena Shatara

4/5 Associate Teacher

Cristofer Zunun

4/5 Associate Teacher

Sixth Grade

Maxx Kopelman

6th Grade Head Teacher

Waleed Abedrabbo

6th Grade Associate Teacher

Special Area Teachers

Rob Brereton

Music Teacher

Raquel Rodriguez Santos

Spanish Teacher

Kyle Bradley

Tinkering Teacher

Kristin Eno

Art Teacher

Nate Roberts

Fitness Teacher

Eric Jimenez

Fitness Associate Teacher

Khaleigha Jones

Building Substitute

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

Associate Teacher Program Director and School Counselor

Maggie Yolen

Literacy and Learning Specialist