Staff Updates for the Upcoming School Year

Good afternoon.  We wanted to let everyone know that the teacher assignment letters have been mailed.  You can expect to receive them tomorrow or the next day.  At the same time, we want to formally announce all the staff changes resulting from to the retirement of Mrs. Curry (from teaching 2nd grade), Mrs. Doll (Paraprofessional), Mrs. Thrall (Art), and Mrs. Maggie Blasius (Pre-K).  We are also saddened to announce that Mrs. Cruz-Gonzalez has recently accepted a position at a Catholic school closer to her hometown and will not be returning to Saint James School as a 4th grade teacher.  We have a wonderful new teacher who will be taking over the fourth grade spot – Mrs. Amy Devanney.  Mrs. Devanney is a certified teacher with a Masters of Arts and Education in Curriculum & Instruction.  She comes to us with a wealth of experience in a variety of school systems.

The other staff changes for 2014-2015 are as follows:

Grade 2: Mrs. Laura St. Jean (replacing Mrs. Curry.  Mrs. Curry will be staying on as Vice Principal)

Grade 3: Mrs. Danielle Phelan (replacing Mrs. Kulinski)

Grade 4: Mrs. Karen Kulinski (replacing Mrs. St Jean)

Grade 4: Mrs. Amy Devanney (replacing Mrs. Cruz-Gonzalez)

Pre-K Paraprofessional: Mrs. Kimberly Bevans

Kindergarten Paraprofessional: Mrs. Tammy Downham

Grades 1&2 Paraprofessional: Mrs. Cary Panciera

Librarian:  Mrs. Linda Carpenter

Art Teacher Grades K-5: Mrs. Kara Sabatella

Art Teacher Grades 6-8: Ms. Casey Boutot


We look forward to seeing everyone next week for the first day of school!