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New Rochelle School Board Awards Tenure To 35

Reggie Richardson and John Barnes (left and right) were two of the 35 granted tenure last Tuesday. They are the principals of New Rochelle High School and Albert Leonard Middle School.
Reggie Richardson and John Barnes (left and right) were two of the 35 granted tenure last Tuesday. They are the principals of New Rochelle High School and Albert Leonard Middle School. Photo Credit: Linda Glass Barnes Facebook

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- At a ceremony at last Tuesday's City School District of New Rochelle Board of Education meeting, 35 faculty and administrators were awarded tenure.

The supervisors of the candidates spoke highly of each: One teacher brings a sense of community into her classroom, another creates an aura of kindness, another brings his artistic soul to math, one principal is a community leader, and another is noted for his student outcomes.

Here are those who were awarded tenure, listed by school:

  • John Barnes, Albert Leonard Middle School principal.
  • Marion Costa, Albert Leonard Middle School English teacher.
  • Susan Granata, Albert Leonard Middle School teaching assistant.
  • Danielle Powers, Albert Leonard Middle School special education teacher.
  • Joanna Genovese, Barnard Early Childhood Center principal.
  • Melissa Merlucci, Columbus Elementary School fifth-grade teacher.
  • Shelli Owens, Columbus Elementary School assistant principal.
  • Otilia Tanner, Columbus Elementary School teaching assistant.
  • Michael Galland, George M. Davis Elementary School principal.
  • Krista Ermini-Gedney, George M. Davis Elementary School special education teacher.
  • Evelyn Flores, George M. Davis Elementary School second-grade teacher.
  • Louise Moses, George M. Davis Elementary School second grade teacher.
  • Tracy Muldoon, George M. Davis Elementary School second grade teacher.
  • Marisa Rummo, George M. Davis Elementary School kindergarten teacher.
  • Alexa Colangelo, Isaac E. Young Middle School math teacher.
  • Anthony Dewey, Isaac E. Young Middle School math teacher.
  • Pasquale Salvo, Isaac E. Young Middle School physical education teacher.
  • Laura Goldstein, Jefferson Elementary School fourth-grade teacher.
  • Dorothy Guerrero, Jefferson Elementary School teaching assistant.
  • Grace Stevenson, Jefferson Elementary School fifth-grade teacher.
  • Denise Reyes, Jefferson Elementary School attendance teacher.
  • Reginald Richardson, New Rochelle High School principal.
  • Stephen Young, New Rochelle High School director of athletics.
  • Camille Edwards-Thomas, New Rochelle High School principal.
  • Julius Donisan, New Rochelle High School math teacher.
  • Reginald McGarrah, New Rochelle High School math teacher.
  • Kacey Reid, New Rochelle High School math teacher.
  • Kristen Sessano, New Rochelle High School math teacher.
  • Suzanne Morello, New Rochelle High School music teacher.
  • Marie Claire Alphonse, New Rochelle High School teaching assistant.
  • Tashica Clarke, William B. Ward Elementary School psychologist.
  • Joan Giordano, William B. Ward Elementary School teaching assistant;
  • Joann Lavelli, William B. Ward Elementary School kindergarten teacher;
  • Elisa Papini, William B. Ward Elementary School special education teacher; and
  • Melissa Passarelli, Daniel Webster Elementary School principal.

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