Our Teachers

Assistant Principal

Stacie Lorraine

Stacie Lorraine

Ms. Stacie joined the YCS community in 2017 as the Assistant Principal. Before that, she spent 17 years as an elementary school classroom teacher while leading professional development for teachers in literacy and aesthetic education. Ms. Stacie was born in Rochester, NY , where she still enjoys spending time with her family. Her educational background is in Music Education and Music Performance as a French horn player. As an educator, Ms. Stacie hopes to provide children with multiple opportunities to find joy in learning- whether it is learning to read for the first time, solving a complex word problem, celebrating a successful live performance or sharing a good joke.

Teacher Communication

It is our goal that teachers use their instructional and daily planning time to work with students and design lesson plans. We do not want our teachers consumed with emails and discourage this form of communication during school hours and/or after hours. If you have a question regarding school work, homework, your child’s development, etc., please write a note to your child’s teacher and put it in their Home/School Folder. In a case of an emergency, please call the main office and leave a message for the teacher and they will contact you.

*Every Tuesday, from 8:00-8:40am, teachers will be available to meet, (scheduled meeting required), as well as additional times, as per agreement with the teacher.

Olivia McAndrew Pre-K-Remote
Clara Campoli Pre-K-202
Alix Gebhardt Pre-K-201
Mariel Posner Pre-K-Remote
Kindergarten Teachers
Dana Perlstein K-Remote
Rachel Wolfson K-204
Sarah Layden & Erin Chong K-210
Christina Collaboletta K-203
First Grade Teachers
Andrea Petrera 1-307
Rachel Heimler & Leigh Brown 1-308

Ryanne Deitch


Second Grade Teachers
Mariel Sirota & Alexandra Denkberg 2-410
Dawn Demarco 2-409
Nuria Figueroa 2-Remote
Third Grade Teachers
Sindy Weisinger 3-403
Melissa Seltzer 3-Remote
Laura Cogan & Molly Chapar 3-406
Fourth Grade Teachers
Katie Bellissimo 4-508
Jennifer Dionisio & Melanie Flaxer 4-506
Jessica Suarez 4-Remote
Fifth Grade Teachers
Camaron BarLev & Jessica Speisman 5-507
Aaron Schulman 5-510
Nickie Colman 5-Remote
Specialist Teachers
ESL - Amy Zelik-Dyker 405
Phys. Ed – Jonathan Ascher 300B
Music – Annabelle Merola 305
Dance – Jason Sosnowski 306
Para Professionals/ Teaching Aides
Erica Albero
Bryan Anger
Bianca De La Cruz
Margarita Martinez
Maria Mercedes
Elizabeth Villanueva
Ana Castro
Anna Zysk
Josephine Otero
Ashley Plata
Cecil Wilder
Marielisa Seda
Miranda Cromartie
School Based Support
Kathryn Gallo Guidance Counselor
Kimberly Givner Guidance Counselor
Nicole Cuttita School Psychologist
Naomi Ovadia Social Worker
Briana Jinadu Speech & Language
Ashley Small Speech & Language
Beverly Vachher Physical Therapy
Tracie Mandel Occupational Therapy
Felix Romero Castillo Clerical Support
Christina Gentile SETSS
Michelle Park SETSS
Stephen Drighes School Nurse
Custodial/ Office Staff
Samuel Rodriguez
Mahamad Saleh
Sammy Rodriguez
Rich Van Pelt
Annette Ortiz School Secretary
Dominique Carmoega School Secretary
Christie Falciani Parent Coordinator
Angela Roina School Aide
Salem Gutic School Aide