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Jill   Halsey Director    
Melissa   Van Tassel School Administrative Specialist II    
Nay   Flinn Teacher K/1  
Samantha   Yellen Teacher 2  
Stephanie   Shabsin Teacher  3  
Karen   Rogers Teacher 4  
Summer   Wineteer Teacher 5  
Sara   McAninley Teacher    
Middle School:          
Janice    Teixeira Teacher 7  
Joe   Gizzo Teacher 6-8  
Kayla   Nunez Teacher 6  
Gwen   Leslie Teacher 8  
Special Programs:          
Molly   Engblom School Counselor    
Stephanie   Carriero School Counselor    
Angela   Dupree SLP    
Barbara   Barker RSP K-8  
Lori   Adour RSP-IA K-8  
Ella   Babin 1:1-IA    
Tina   Bailey 1:1-IA    
Rebecca   Josephsen ELL-IA K-8  
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