Faculty

“Somewhere early on, I got the idea inside of me that childhood was valuable, that children were worthy of being seen and heard, and who they were had a lot to do with what our world would become.” – Fred Rogers

 

PRESCHOOL

Donna DaCosta, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 13

Franciela Boeding, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 13

Donna DaCosta, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 13

Franciela Boeding, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 13

KINDERGARTEN / FIRST GRADE

Laura Merola, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 22

Kim Garley-Erb, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 4

Laura Merola, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 22

Kim Garley-Erb, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 4

Rachael Connolly, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 3

Adele Gelperin, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 1

Rachael Connolly, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 3

Adele Gelperin, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 1

SECOND GRADE / THIRD GRADE

Penny Serafin, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 34

Ian Dudley, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 4

Penny Serafin, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 34

Ian Dudley, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 4

Katie Murray, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 1

Ahriel Fernandez, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

Katie Murray, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 1

Ahriel Fernandez, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

FOURTH GRADE / FIFTH GRADE

Karen Zwick, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 34

 

Stephanie LaVecchia, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

Karen Zwick, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 34

Stephanie LaVecchia, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

Marina Warsaw-Fan Bishop, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

Sharlow Hitchcock, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 1

Marina Warsaw-Fan Bishop, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

Sharlow Hitchcock, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 1

SIXTH GRADE

Maxx Kopelman, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 9

Clancy Emanuel, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

Maxx Kopelman, Head Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 9

Clancy Emanuel, Associate Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

SPECIAL AREA TEACHERS

Raquel Rodríguez Santos, Spanish Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

Kyle Bradley, Tinkering Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

 

Rob Brereton, Music Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 24

Nate Roberts, Fitness Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 1

Meghan Calhoun, Art Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 5

Raquel Rodríguez Santos, Spanish Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

Kyle Bradley, Tinkering Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 2

Rob Brereton, Music Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 24

Nate Roberts, Fitness Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 1

Meghan Calhoun, Art Teacher

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 5

 

Administrative Staff

Arati Pandit, Director

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 8

Lauri Aceto, Office Manager

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 8

Carrie Clark, Director of Operations

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 9

Melina Oliver, School Nurse

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 1

Renuka Gandhi, Director of Admissions

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 3

Annie Ladd-Smith, School Community Coordinator

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 10

Joshua Sloat, Curriculum Specialist

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 13

Beth Poole, Manager of Marketing & Design

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 5

Arati Pandit, Director

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 8

Lauri Aceto, Office Manager

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 8

Carrie Clark, Director of Operations

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 9

Renuka Gandhi, Director of Admissions

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 3

Melina Oliver, School Nurse

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 1

Annie Ladd-Smith, School Community Coordinator

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 10

Joshua Sloat, Curriculum Specialist

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 13

Beth Poole, Manager of Marketing & Design

YEARS AT COLD SPRING SCHOOL: 5

 

Board of Trustees

Daniel Biemesderfer, President

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 24

David Thompson, Co-Vice President

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 24

Jocelyn Hurwitz, Co-Vice President

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 18

Shel Swanson, Co-Vice President

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 10

Lisa Marcus, Secretary

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 28

Michael Deakin, Treasurer

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 14

J Bunton

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 15

Michael Doran

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 1

Raimund Herzog

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 9

Lisa Kinney-Bawja

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 4

Ravi Krishnaswami

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 3

Sarah Russell

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 3

Njeri Thande

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 1

Daniel Biemesderfer, President

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 23

David Thompson, Co-Vice President

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 23

Jocelyn Hurwitz, Co-Vice President

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 17

Shel Swanson, Co-Vice President

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 9

Lisa Marcus, Secretary

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 27

Michael Deakin, Treasurer

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 13

J Bunton

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 16

Raimund Herzog

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 8

Lisa Kinney-Bawja

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 3

Ravi Krishnaswami

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 2

Sarah Russell

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 2

Njeri Thande

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 1

Michael Doran

YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 1