Academics

Our Faculty

Our outstanding teaching staff is the heart and soul of an Elmwood Franklin School education. They hold the key to unlocking a lifelong thirst for knowledge, and they stimulate creativity and freethinking. A teacher's influence is far-reaching and lifelong, especially in these, the most formative years in your child's education. Elmwood Franklin is proud of its faculty as educators and as caring role models. Our faculty has an average of fifteen years teaching at EFS.

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Assistant Director of Technology
Cheryl Colpoys (2004)

PREP AND LOWER SCHOOL

Beginners Program
Marny Karassik (2005)
Jenna Evaldi (2013)

Prep I
Joy Cianciosa (2001)
Danielle Girardet (2013)

Prep II
Shellonnee Chinn (2001)
Molly Clauss (1985)
Patti Scaffidi (1984)

Grade 1
Katie Holmberg (2011)
Judy Jurnack (1979)

Grade 2
Mark Saldanha (2010)
Shannon Victor (2000)

Grade 3
Kate Lynett (2011)
Kathleen McIntyre (2006)

Grade 4
Susan Bund (2011)
Leigh Mikulka (2008)

Pre-Primary and LS Specials
Michele Kulpit (2011)
Lower School Learning Lab

Alyssa Schwabe (2000)
Science

Alyssa Charles (2006)
Math (Grades 2-5)

Amy Hartman (1998)
Art

Will Murrett (2014)
Music

UPPER SCHOOL AND SPECIALS

Athletics & P.E.
(Upper and Lower School)

Peter Johnson (1996)
Thomas Ryan (1984), Director

Art
Amy Hartman (1998)

English
Peggy Fatin (1999)
English

Christine Cooke (2004)
Drama Director (Upper & Lower School)
English, Public Speaking

Margot Vincent (1993)
Drama/Coach, English

Foreign Languages
Marigrace Papagni (1979)
French (Upper & Lower School)

Maria Pesquera (1992)
Spanish (Upper & Lower School)

Jenna Piazza (1996)
Spanish (Upper & Lower School)
Dean (Grades 5 & 8)

Tammy Manikowski (2009)
Spanish (Upper & Lower School)

History
Dee Drew (1985)
Jonathan Garra (2008)

Learning Specialist
Phyllis Siracusa (1993)

Mathematics
Claire Barry (1999)
Neil Connelly (2005)
Steve Szymkowiak (2013)

Music
Will Murrett (2014)
Chorus and General Music

Cheri Truax (1989)
Instrumental Music (Upper & Lower School)
Band (Upper School)

Science
Steven Rao (2003)
Clare Wagstaff (2003)
Dean (Grades 6 & 7)

Library Science
Joan Good (1998)
Library Media Specialist

Nurse
Patricia Cody
(Upper & Lower School)


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