Our Faculty and Staff

The greatness of Chapin School rests squarely upon our faculty.  Our teachers are the enduring heart, mind, and soul of our school.  We know children love learning when they are inspired by teachers who have a passion for learning and sharing their knowledge.

Chapin is deeply committed to attracting, retaining and developing teachers with outstanding academic credentials and strong personal integrity whose teaching, character, and example will make a significant difference in the lives of children.    

Brittany Achilles

Titles: Kindergarten Teacher
Degrees: BA, Rider University 2014
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Robert Baca

Titles: Department Chair, World Languages, US Spanish Teacher
Degrees: M.A., Seton Hall University
B.A., University of New Mexico
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Jeff Barnosky

Titles: Director of Strategic Initiatives
Degrees: B.A,, University of Houston
M.F.A., L.S.U.
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Shawn Berger

Titles: US Dean of Students, US English Teacher
Degrees: B.S., M.S., SUNY Plattsburgh
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Elizabeth Blasco

Titles: Registrar/Database Administrator
Degrees: B.A., Rider College
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Emily Bollman

Titles: US Social Studies Teacher
Degrees: B.S, M.Ed., Boston University
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David Bywater

Titles: Grade Four Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Binghamton University
M.Ed., Queens College
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Tanner Campbell

Titles: Athletic Director
Degrees: B.S., West Chester University
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Kristin Cesaro

Titles: Grade Two Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Rutgers University 2006
M.A.T, The College of New Jersey 2008
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Jenny Chin

Titles: LS Mandarin Teacher
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Joanna Chrambanis-Franc

Titles: Physical Education Teacher
Degrees: M.A., Warsaw Academy of Physical Education
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Maura Coughlin

Titles: School Counselor
Degrees: B.S., University of Massachusetts
M.S.W, Smith College for Social Work
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Michael Del Aversano

Titles: Director of Buildings and Grounds
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Mrinalini Deshpande

Titles: Director of Finance and Operations
Degrees: B.A., M.A., Delhi University
M.B.A., The University of Tennessee
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Kelly Devine

Titles: Department Chair, US Humanities, US English Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Scranton
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Mary Diggan

Titles: Department Chair, Explorers, Kindergarten, and First Grade, First Grade Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Bucknell University
M.S. Wilkes University
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Pauline DiMaiuta

Titles: Academic Technologist
Degrees: B.S., Pace University
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Wendy Erdmann

Titles: Art Teacher
Degrees: B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art
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Lisa Esposito

Titles: Explorers (Pre-K) Teacher
Degrees: BA, TCNJ
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Jessica Fletcher

Titles: Assistant to the Head of Lower School and Development
Degrees: Shippensburg University

George Foley

Titles: US Social Studies Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Kutztown University
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Kenneth Gaissert

Titles: US Mathematics Teacher
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Sabina Ghesani

Titles: US Science Teacher
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Lisa Giletto

Titles: Kindergarten Teacher
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Sharon Gomberg

Titles: Director of Community Relations
Degrees: B.S., Rutgers University
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Pamela Hall

Titles: Grade Two Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Beaver College
M.Ed, Temple University
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Nora Hennessy

Titles: Pre-K Explorers Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Villanova
M.S., Columbia University
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Karen Hepburn

Titles: Assistant to the Head of School, Assistant to the Head of Upper School, Assistant to the Director of Admission and Enrollment
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Patricia Holmes

Titles: Assistant Director of Finance/Bursar
Degrees: B.A., Douglass College
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Carrie Hotchkiss

Titles: Grade Four Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Smith College
M.A.T., Belhaven College
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Linda Howarth

Titles: Lower School Librarian and Substitute Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, B.A.
M.A., Adelphia University
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Kristen Kemp

Titles: Grade Five Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Alvernia College
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Carol Kunkel

Titles: Grade Three Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Bloomsburg University
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Mark Lederer

Titles: Director of Technology
Degrees: B.A., Stanford University
M.A., San Diego State University
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Shana Lindsey

Titles: Head of Lower School
Degrees: B.A., Caroll University
Ed. M., Teachers College, Columbia University
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Bridget MacDonald

Titles: Music Teacher
Degrees: B.M., Hartt School of Music
M.M., New England Conservatory
D.M.A., Rutgers University
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Tyler Maginnis

Titles: US Science Teacher
Degrees: BS, The College of New Jersey
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April McCarthy

Titles: Department Chair, US Math, US Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Rider College
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Melissa McCormick

Titles: Drama Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Tufts University

Kerry McQuarrie

Titles: Department Chair, US Science, US Science Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Douglass College
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Desiree Melegrito

Titles: Music Teacher
Degrees: B.M., Ithaca College
M.M., Westminster Choir College

Karin Morse

Titles: Director of Development
Degrees: B.A., Lehigh University
University of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of Georgia
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Mark Myers

Titles: Grade Five Teacher
Degrees: B.A., William Patterson University
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Gilberto Olvera

Titles: Head of Upper School
Degrees: B.A., Bucknell University
M.S. Ed., University of Pennsylvania
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Caitlin Orantes

Titles: Receptionist
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Barbara Pasteris

Titles: Head of School
Degrees: B.A., College of St. Francis
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Amanda Perez-Lin

Titles: Grade One Teacher
Degrees: M.S., Lehman College
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Wendy Rosen

Titles: US French Teacher
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Linda Rubens

Titles: US Literacy Facilitator
Degrees: B.A., Iowa Wesleyan
M.S.W., Washington University
M.Ed, Smith College
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Dawn Santello

Titles: Reading Specialist
Degrees: B.A., Rider University
M.S., Walden University
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Michele Staub

Titles: Manager of Human Resources/Accounts Payable
Degrees: B.A., Brandeis University
M.Ed., Rutgers University

Tanya Vail

Titles: Department Chair, The Arts, Us Art Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Binghamton University
M.A., New York University
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Ann Vienneau

Titles: Department Chair Second, Third and Fourth Grade, Grade Three Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Fitchburg State College
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Daniel Wade

Titles: US Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Penn State University
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Patrick Wade

Titles: US Technologist
Degrees: B.A., University of Pennsylvania 2005
M. Ed., Arcadia University 2015
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Christy Welborne

Titles: Director of Admission
Degrees: B.A., UNC Chapel Hill
M. Ed., Seton Hall University
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Carolina Whitney

Titles: LS Spanish Teacher
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Jane Wilson

Titles: US English Teacher
Degrees: B.F.A., Boston University
M.A., New York University
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Xiaobing (Shelby) Wu

Titles: Mandarin Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Zhejiang University
M.S., Miami University
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Gerrard Zolezi

Titles: Chef
Degrees: B.S., University of Pittsburgh
AOS, Culinary Institute of America
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