Faculty & Staff


SHANNA DOUGLASPrincipal |  sdougla2@schools.nyc.gov

Shanna Douglas has spent the last 17 years teaching English Language Arts in middle school, and 5 of those years were spent at LMC as an 8th grade teacher.  She earned an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. Ms. Douglas strongly believes that schools should be a place where academic, social and emotional learning takes place. Her favorite middle school novel is To Kill A Mockingbird.

KATHY HSIEHAssistant Principal |  Khsieh2@schools.nyc.gov

Kathy Hsieh moved to New York City in 2007 to make the switch to teaching after working as a journalist in upstate New York. For the past 12 years, she has taught middle school English in District 2. Ms. Hsieh is Chinese American and her family is originally from Taiwan. She grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia, and eventually attended Penn State University, New York University, and Hunter College. Ms. Hsieh loves being an educator because she gets to learn alongside students and watch them grow and question the world around them. 

INGRID TACINELLI,  Parent CoordinatoriPetrovitchtacinelli@schools.nyc.gov

CYNTHIA SAVINO,  Community Coordinatorcsavino3@schools.nyc.gov

MARIA OURANITSAS,  School Secretary

Arts & Physical Education Department

CAPRICE ABRAHAM,  Dance + SETSS (ELA)cabraham7@schools.nyc.gov

ALBERT BARBOSA,  Physical Educationabarbosa@schools.nyc.gov

LAURA DEL ROSSA,  Music Teacherldelrosso@schools.nyc.gov

THOMAS MCVEIGH,  Physical Educationtmcveigh@schools.nyc.gov

JESSICA SINCLAIRDigital Arts + IR + Arts FacilitatorJsinclair2@schools.nyc.gov

RACHELLE STREETVisual Arts + IRrstreet2@schools.nyc.gov

Humanities, ELA & Spanish Department

CAT ACEVEDO8th Grade Social Studiescaceved3@schools.nyc.gov

TREVOR BAUMGARTNER7th and 8th ICT SStbaumgartner3@schools.nyc.gov

SUSAN DAVILA7th and 8th SpanishSDavila12@schools.nyc.gov

JUNELLE DEMAREST,  601, 602 Humanitiesjdemarest@schools.nyc.gov

STEPHANIE FELT601 / 602 Humanities ICT + SETSSsfelt@schools.nyc.gov

MATT HERZFELD801, 802, 803 Englishmherzfeld@schools.nyc.gov

LAUREN MATYOLA701, 702, 703 Englishlmatyola@schools.nyc.gov

MADISON MCCONNELL701, 702, 704 Englishmmcconnell5@schools.nyc.gov

LAURA CEPHUS7th Grade Social Studies + 7th Grade Team Facilitatorlsiegle2@schools.nyc.gov

JACQUELINE TENAGLIA603 / 604 Humanities + 6th Grade FacilitatorJtenaglia@schools.nyc.gov

RAFIATU YAYA-LAMBORDI801, 802, 804 Englishryayalombardi@schools.nyc.gov


Math & Science Department

ESTER AJASIN ,  7th Grade ScienceEAjasin@schools.nyc.gov

CESARLINA AVILES, 804 Math + ELL Teachercaviles@schools.nyc.gov

ELAINE CHIN,  801, 802, 803echin@schools.nyc.gov

HELEN DOLE6th Grade Sciencehdole@schools.nyc.gov

MAURA GRIFFIN8th Grade Science ICT + REWARDS + IEP teacherMGriffin@schools.nyc.gov

MENAKA JEYAPALAN601 / 602 / 603 Mathmjeyapalan@schools.nyc.gov

JESSICA KELMAN701 / 702 / 704 MathJkelman@schools.nyc.gov

DAVID LAI601 / 602/ 604 MathDLai2@schools.nyc.gov

JOSH NG8th Grade Science + Science Department Facilitatorjng4@schools.nyc.gov

PETER REITZFELD,  701, 702, 703 Mathpreitzfeld@schools.nyc.gov

KATHRYN TRIANO6th + 7th Grade Science ICT + SETSSktriano@schools.nyc.gov

JESUS VARGAS,  8 Math ICT + SETSS + 8th grade Facilitatorjvargas50@schools.nyc.gov


Support, Special Ed. & Counseling Department

JING YE JACKIE CHEN,  Paraprofessionaljchen39@schools.nyc.gov

CARLOS COBO,  Paraprofessionalccobo@schools.nyc.gov

TYRELL DAVIS,  Sports Coach and Paraprofessionaltdavis40@schools.nyc.gov

RIZZAH DECOPAIN,  Speech Therapistrdecopain@schools.nyc.gov

RACHEL GUTIN,  Related Services DepartmentRGutin@schools.nyc.gov

ISABEL IWACHIW,  Related Services Departmentiiwachiw2@schools.nyc.gov

SETH KRITZMAN,  School Counselorskritzman@schools.nyc.gov

TIFFANY MELENDEZ, ParaprofessionalTMelendezz@schools.nyc.gov

TENEQUA MURRELL,  Social Worker + Restorative Justice Coordinatortmurrell5@schools.nyc.gov

FLAVIA MULLIGAN, SAPIS School CounselorFmulligan@schools.nyc.gov

ELENA OLIVERO,  Paraprofessionaleolivero@schools.nyc.gov

LAURA QUINN,  Speech TherapistLquinn@schools.nyc.gov

CAROL RODRIGUEZ,  Librarianirodriquez8@schools.nyc.gov

WADIYYA SALAAM,  Paraprofessionalwsalaam@schools.nyc.gov

RODNEY SANDERS,  After-School Director with Manhattan Youth  rsanders@manhattanyouth.org

COREY VARGASpecial Ed DepartmentCVarga@schools.nyc.gov

TBD,  Psychologist (Will be at LMC only on Mondays & Fridays)