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.

Alix Gebhardt Pre-K-201
Sarah Layden Pre-K-202
Olivia McAndrew Pre-K-205
Mariel Posner Pre-K-206
Kindergarten Teachers
Christina Collaboletta K-203
Rachel Wolfson K-204
Erin Chong/ICT K-210
Carolyn Cusner K-Special
First Grade Teachers
Andrea Petrera 1-307
Rachel Heimler & Leigh Brown/ICT 1-308
Dawn Demarco 1-310
Second Grade Teachers
Olivia Germain 2-403
Melissa Seltzer & Dana Perlstein/ICT 2-404
Mariel Sirota & Alexandra Denkberg/ICT 2-410
Third Grade Teachers
Laura Cogan & Nuria Figueroa 3-406
Sindy Weisinger 3-409
Fourth Grade Teachers
Katie Bellissimo & Marissa Rabinowitz 4-508
Jennifer Dionisio 4-506
Fifth Grade Teachers
Camaron BarLev 5-507
Aaron Schulman 5-510
Nickie Colman & Jessica Speisman 5-509
Specialist Teachers
ESL - Amy Zelik-Dyker 405
Phys. Ed – Jonathan Ascher 300B
Art - Jessica Suarez 401
Dance – Jason Sosnowski 306
Para Professionals/ Teaching Aides
Tiffany Baker
Bryan Anger
Claude Kasemichael
Miranda Cromartie
Maria Mercedes
Marielisa Seda
Ana Castro
Cecil Wilder
Josephine Otero
Ashley Plata
School Based Support
Kathryn Gallo Guidance Counselor
Kimberly Givner Guidance Counselor
Margaret Sinkevitch School Psychologist
Naomi Ovadia Social Worker
Samantha Winitsky Speech & Language
Kerry Haugh 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
Annette Ortiz School Secretary
Christie Falciani Parent Coordinator
Angela Roina School Aide