Faculty & Staff

Administration

SHANNA DOUGLAS, Principal
sdouglas@lmc896.org

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.


VALERIE LAKE, Assistant Principal
vlake@lmc896.org

Valerie Lake moved to NYC in 2002 to join the Teaching Fellows Program after graduating with a degree in English from the University of Colorado. She earned her Masters in Teaching from Pace University and taught 7th and 8th grade English in Brooklyn for 11 years before moving to LMC to work as the literacy coach and 8th grade ELA teacher for the past 6 years. Valerie loves working at LMC as she knows the teachers and staff work hard to create a supportive environment that allows students to grow both academically and emotionally.


CYNTHIA SAVINO, Parent Coordinator
csavino@lmc896.org

MARIA OURANITSAS, School Secretary
mouranitsas@lmc896.org

CAROL RODRIGUEZ, School Aide
crodriguez@lmc896.org

Arts & Physical Education

CAPRICE ABRAHAM, Dance + SETSS (ELA/Math)
cabraham@lmc896.org

RILEY AYNDOW, 8th Grade Science ICT + IEP Teacher
rayndow@lmc896.org

NGOZI AKBAR, Physical Education
nakbar@lmc896.org

GRACE LEE, Visual Arts
glee@lmc896.org

JESSICA SINCLAIR, Digital Arts + Art Facilitator
jsinclair@lmc896.org

JUDE TRAXLER, Music Teacher
jtraxler@lmc896.org


Humanities & Spanish

CATHALIYA ACEVEDO, 8th Grade Social Studies + Humanities Facilitator
cacevedo@lmc896.org

MAURA GRIFFIN, 6th Grade Humanities and Special Education co-Facilitator
mgriffin@lmc896.org

MATT HERZFELD, 8th Grade English
mherzfeld@lmc896.org

LAUREN MATYOLA, 7th Grade English + ICT
lmatyola@lmc896.org

EUNICE OH, 8th Grade English + 7th Grade Science
eoh@lmc896.org

ELI SCHERER, 8th Grade ICT, SETSS + RJ / Advisory Coordinator
escherer@lmc896.org

AMANDA SCOTT, 6th Grade Humanities
ascott@lmc896.org

APRIL SHULL, 7th Grade Social Studies + SETSS
ashull@lmc896.org

LAURA SIEGLE, 7th Grade English ICT + 7th Gr Level Facilitator
lsiegle@lmc896.org

CAROLYN SINCLAIR-MCCALLA, 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies ICT + SETSS
csinclairmccalla@lmc896.org

JACQUELINE TENAGLIA, 6th Grade Humanities
jtenaglia@lmc896.org

JESUS VARGAS, 7th & 8th Grade Spanish + 8th Grade Facilitator + GSA Co-Facilitator
jvargas@lmc896.org

 

Math & Science

ELAINE CHIN, 8th Grade Math + ICT
echin@lmc896.org

LOUISA GLOR
lglor@lmc896.org

MOLLY GOODELL, 7th Grade Science
mgoodell@lmc896.org

MENAKA JEYAPALAN, 6th Grade Math
mjeyapalan@lmc896.org

JESSICA KELMAN, 7th Grade Math + ICT, Math Facilitator
jkelman@lmc896.org

DAVID LAI, 6th Grade Math
dlai@lmc896.org

JOSHUA NG, 8th Grade Science + Science Department Facilitator
jhng@lmc896.org

DIANE PFLUG, 6th & 7th Grade Science
dpflug@lmc896.org

PETER REITZFELD, 8th Grade Math + ICT
preitzfeld@lmc896.org

KATHERINE SPEARS, 6th Grade Science
kspears@lmc896.org

 

Support

CESARLINA AVILES, ELL Teacher, programmer
caviles@lmc896.org

ALBERT BARBOSA, School Aide
abarbosa@lmc896.org

JING YE JACKIE CHEN, Para Professional
jychen@lmc896.org

CARLOS COBO, Para Professional
ccobo@lmc896.org

TYRELL DAVIS, Sports Coach and Para Professional
tdavis@lmc896.org

RIZZAH DECOPAIN, Speech Therapist
rdecopain@lmc896.org

SETH KRITZMAN, School Counselor
skritzman@lmc896.org

FLAVIA MULLIGAN, SAPIS Guidance Counselor
fmulligan@lmc896.org

ELENA OLIVERO, Para Professional
eolivero@lmc896.org

LAURA QUINN, Speech Therapist
lquinn@lmc896.org

ORA PETRELA, Teacher's Assistant
opetrela@lmc896.org

WADIYYA SALAAM, Para Professional
wsalaam@lmc896.org

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

NANCY WRIGHT, Psychologist
nwright@lmc896.org