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Bronxville School Welcomes New Staff, Interns for 2021-22
Bronxville, NY

The Bronxville School welcomed new faculty members and interns during a two-day orientation, held Aug. 31–Sept. 1. The group met with administrators and curriculum leaders to discuss procedures and policies before stepping into their new roles for the school year.

Professional Staff Development Coordinator Dana Landesman and Mentor Coordinator Toby Gillen introduced the new hires before administrators welcomed them as members of the school community. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roy Montesano, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Pupil Personnel Services Dr. Rachel Kelly, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Mara Koetke, Director of Technology Brad Ashley and Director of Counseling Aaron Kind discussed the district’s vision for moving the Bronxville Promise forward. As part of the program, the group also received tours of the building and participated in a scavenger hunt before completing their orientation with additional meetings with their supervisors.

Faculty members: 

  •  Alex Kelly, school psychologist
  • Tevon Palermo, second grade
  • Kate Rainey, fourth grade
  • Valentina Kalaj, fifth grade
  • Emma Sheehan, first grade leave replacement
  • Danielle Keenan, fourth grade leave replacement
  • Laura Burns, elementary school special education
  • Bryanna Benvenuti, elementary school special education
  • Sarah Zonenshine, middle school mathematics
  • Allyn Flaherty, middle school mathematics leave replacement
  • Justin Chao, middle school social studies
  • Elijah McCann, middle school social studies
  • Vanessa Lawson, middle school English
  • Aline DeFreitas, middle and high school English
  • Samantha Abel, high school English
  • Stephen Kovari, high school science
  • Regina Berday, special class teacher assistant

Elementary school teacher residents: 

  •  Amanda Schultz, kindergarten
  • Mindy Wintermantel, first grade
  • Jamiee Iannarilli, second grade
  • Giana Mercato, fourth grade
  • Marisa Vitiello, fourth grade
  • Julia Colangelo, fifth grade
  • Lucas Frajndlich, fifth grade

Psychology interns:

  • MiAmor Aguirresȧenz
  • Eliana Ajodan
  • Madeline Gordon
  • Sage Hess
  • Lauren Keschner
  • Molly Ludlow
  • Kathryn Rafailov
  • Melissa Rosario
  • Lisa Szczesniak