Our Teachers and Support Staff

Paul Cuffee School currently employs more than 50 full-time, certified classroom teachers, as well as special educators, counselors, after-school instructors, teaching assistants, and other teaching, health, and administrative staff. We hire highly qualified teachers and staff who:

  • Contribute to our strong school culture of mutual respect
  • Share our commitment to inclusive education
  • Differentiate instruction to engage students of all abilities in learning
  • Consistently facilitate PCS’s high standards for student achievement and behavior

Staff directory

All-School Staff

Contact: 401-453-2626; pcs@paulcuffee.org

Christopher HaskinsHead of School 
Jonathan Conklin, Business Manager
Maria Monteiro, Institutional Advancement Director
Andrea Carrera, Human Resources/Accounting Coordinator
Dulibel Ureña, Communications Associate
Kathleen O’Halloran, Institutional Advancement Associate
Ben Harris, Technology Director
Christina Hawksley, Data Manager
Maria Palmgren, Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Kelly Polak, Technology Coordinator
Evelidis Bueno, IT Specialist
Don DeCosta, Special Education Director
Dr. Matthew Bowen, Psychologist
Henry Leite, Head of Maintenance
Catherine Edwards, Enrichment Programs Manager
Olinda Matos, Admissions/Family Engagement Coordinator

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Lower School

Contact: 401-453-2626; lowerschool@paulcuffee.org

Wendy Randle, Principal
Sindy De León, Assistant to the Principal
Ana Dias, Secretary
Tara Sczerbinski, Social Worker
Kathleen Tudino, School Nurse Teacher
Jose Soares, Building Maintenance
Joao Fidalgo, Building Maintenance 

Amy Hill, Kindergarten
Susan Prouty, Kindergarten
Jennifer Reis, Kindergarten
Brooke Beach, Grade 1
Amy Burnett, Long-term Substitute, Grade 1
Ruth Doran, Grade 1
Karen Wargo, Grade 1
Mark Fleisher, Grade 2
Robert Pike, Grade 2
Sarah Rich, Grade 2
Jennifer Bifulco, Grade 3
Lauren Galoski, Grade 3
Sandy Leclerc, Grade 3
Kelly Barr, Grade 4
Becky Bueno, Grade 4
Emily Caldarelli, Grade 4
Darline Berrios, Grade 5
Kathryn Conley, Grade 5
Jenny Guzmán-Polanco, Grade 5
Michelle Carden, Visual Arts Instructor
Frances Cruz-Candelario, Integrated Arts Instructor
Megan Madden, Library, Technology
Marlon Mussington, Physical Education
Sherri Poirier, Building Substitute

Teaching Partners
Jennifer Batista, Kindergarten
Booth O’Connell, Kindergarten
Lina Lopes, Kindergarten
Allison Merrill, Grade 1
Christian Staton, Grade 1
Allison Fournier, Grade 1
Rose Clapprood, Grade 2
Ivette Maldonado, Grade 3
Ruth Laurent, Grade 5

Special Services
Lauren Fournier, Title 1 Reading
Stacy Gale, STEM Specialist/Teaching Partner, Grade 4
Ann Hampson, Title 1 Reading, Coordinator
Leslie McCrea, Special Education/Resource
Nicola Philp, Reading Specialist
Becky Melrose, Title 1 Math
Donna Raymond, Remedial Math
Robin Yabroudy, Special Education/Resource
Kristen Montag, Speech/Language
Leanne Nyahkoon, Occupational Therapist
Sarah Reis, ELL Instructor, Coordinator

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Middle School

Contact: 401-453-2711; middleschool@paulcuffee.org

Eric Charlesworth, Interim Principal
Michelle Bush, Curriculum Coordinator/Special Education Coordinator
Dinka Carreras, Assistant to Principal
Leslie Brackett, Director of Wellness Program, SW
Claudia Arroyave, RN School Nurse
Jahelia Olivero, Receptionist/Secretary
Leah Lubman, Librarian
Naomi Morey, Library Assistant
Antonio Soares, Building Maintenance
Joao Fidalgo, Building Maintenance

Edna Attias, Science, Grade 6
Josie Batista, Humanities, Grade 6
Eric Charlesworth, Math, Grade 6
Jillian Schneider, Science, Grade 7
Lisa Bilodeau, Math, Grade 7
Lynn Prentiss, Math, Grade 7
TBD, Humanities, Grade 7
Kathleen Alvarez, Science, Grade 8
Matt Black, Math, Grade 8
Ben Hall, Math, Grade 8
Tom Chen, Humanities, Grade 8
Victoria Tolbert-Bravo, Spanish Teacher/Dean of Students
Michaela Mayer, Physical Education
Amy Weigand, Visual Arts Instructor
Jaclyn Mellen, Building Substitute

Teaching Partners
Massiel Méndez, Grade 6
Libertad Vargas, Grade 7
Christopher Love, Grade 8
Michelle Colburn, Grade 8, Special Education

Special Services
Becky Chwalk, Title 1 Reading
Marissa Colucci, Special Education/Resource
Eni Desmond, Language Arts Instructor
Ben Hall, Title 1 Math
Geanise Love, Special Education/Resource
Nicole Morancey, Special Education/Resource
Beth Morris, Special Education/Resource

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Upper School

Contact: 401-781-2727; upperschool@paulcuffee.org

Becky Coustan, Principal
Michelle Bush, Curriculum Coordinator
Jennifer Giles, Interim Dean of Culture
Gisele Polanco, Family Services Coordinator
Deborah Reyes, Assistant to Principal/HS Data Specialist
Eric Charlesworth, Teachers Leader
Genevieve Schultz, Interim College Counselor
Claudia Arroyave, RN, School Nurse
Karla Vargas, Receptionist/Secretary
Leah Lubman, Library/Media Specialist
Naomi Morey, Library Teaching Partner
Leonardo Cruz, Building Maintenance
YanePaulo Andrade, Building Maintenance

Nora Cullen, Science, Grade 9
Thomas Beall, Math, Grade 9
Aaron Weiser-Woodward, Humanities, Grade 9
Rachel Eggleston, Science, Grade 10
Sean Geoghegan, Math, Grade 10
Jessica Medeiros, Humanities, Grade 10
Amamah Sardar, Science, Grade 11
Jeff Rackauskas, Math, Grade 11
Jeremy Bourget, Humanities, Grade 11
Alan Mitchell, Math, Grade 12
Megan Thoma, English, Grade 12
Griffin Quirk, History, Grade 12
Jenna Deveines, Physical Education/Health
Carlos Lopes, Building Substitute
Robert Muir, Spanish Teacher
Evelyn Ng Duran, Spanish Teacher
Kelly Stoos, Visual Arts Instructor
Danielle Trial Lucini, Music Teacher

Teaching Partners

Lloyd Alston, Student Success Partner
Elena Vasquez, College Access Teaching Partner
Hilda Sullivan, Grade 9
Amanda-Joy Febles, Grade 10
Brigette Banta-Cain, Grade 11
Andre Green, Grade 12

Special Services
Andrew Beck, Math Specialist
Jillian Belanger, ELL Instructor
Danielle Cardi, Special Education/Resource
Tamar Chobanyan, Special Education/Resource
Cherylee Dumas, Special Education/Resource
Thomas Epstein, Special Education/Resource
TBD, Literacy Specialist
Kelsey Lucas, Math Specialist
Ronald Thomas, Student Success Partner

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After-School/Enrichment Staff

Contact: afterschoolclub@paulcuffee.org

Sallyann Wedel, Lower School Enrichment Site Coordinator
TBD, Middle School Enrichment Site Coordinator
Joel Polanco, Upper School Athletic Coordinator
Michaela Mayer, Middle School Athletic Coordinator
Patricia Kunhardt, Lower School
Luz Avila, Lower School
Ruth Laurent, Lower School
Rose Claprood, Lower School
Ruth Laurent, Lower School
Leidi Silverio, Lower School

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