Springs School Welcomes New Staff Members

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Springs School has hired several new staff members for the 2014-2015 school year. Because of increasing enrollment, a total of eight new teachers were hired, as well as a new Pupil Personnel Director. Keri DeLalio has been hired as the Director of Pupil and Personnel Services. Mrs. DeLalio will also serve as the school's Special Education Chairperson. Mrs. DeLalio has taught in Amagansett and, most recently, the East Hampton School District before joining Springs this summer after the retirement of Special Education Chairperson Diana Zuchelli.

A fourth section of kindergarten was opened this year and will be the first year of a bilingual classroom. Jennifer Salgado, who is bilingual and also certified in teaching special education, will be piloting this bilingual program. Students in her class will be taught in both Spanish and English. "I am very excited to be working with such a collaborative team here at Springs and piloting this new bilingual program," said Ms. Salgado. "Instruction will be given in both Spanish and English, with an emphasis on English. The goal is for students to become proficient in English, while also nurturing and preserving their Spanish language and Hispanic culture."

Other new full-time staff members include Laura Dunham, who will be teaching junior high inclusion, and Meghan Cereola, who will be teaching P.E. and Health. Three leave replacement teachers have been hired, as well.  Ashley DellaPolla will be teaching third grade as a replacement for Ryan Scala, Amanda Rivera will be teaching fifth grade inclusion for Rachel Cook, and Nicole Sabatello will be teaching junior high Spanish while Marisol Angulo is on leave. Mrs. Dunham, Ms. Dellapolla, and Ms. Rivera are familiar faces to Springs as they've all worked here previously. Ms. Rivera is a former Springs student herself!

Several part-time teaching positions were added, as well. Tracy Larkin will be teaching Family and Consumer Science (FACS) in the junior high (grades sixth through eighth). Ms. Larkin comes to Springs from the Longwood school district, where she taught FACS for the past three years. "I am very excited about working at Springs and teaching our students how to be smart with their money, exploring careers and discovering the world of work," said Ms. Larkin. Other new part-time hires include Sherry Williams, who will be teaching Art, and Stefanie Marigliano, who will be joining Mr. Hallman as a Library Media Specialist. Mrs. Marigliano previously taught at the Port Jefferson and Shoreham-Wading River school districts. Angelina Modica will be joining the music department, and Nicole Sabatello has been hired to teach junior high Spanish as Marisol Angulo's leave replacement.

Another change is Technology Teacher Frank Cole will be teaching a section of sixth grade Social Studies this year, in addition to teaching Technology. We welcome all of our new staff members to the Springs School family and best wishes for a happy and successful 2014-2015 school year!
 

 
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