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.    

Robert Baca

Robert Baca

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

Jeff Barnosky

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

David Bywater

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

Tanner Campbell

Titles: Athletic Director
Degrees: B.S., West Chester University
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Jenny Chin

Jenny Chin

Titles: Mandarin Teacher
Degrees: BA, National Chengchi University-Taiwan
MA, Queens College, CUNY
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Joanna Chrambanis-Franc

Joanna Chrambanis-Franc

Titles: Physical Education Teacher
Degrees: M.A., Warsaw Academy of Physical Education
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Matt Cobb

Matt Cobb

Titles: Grade 3 Teacher
Degrees: A.B, Smith College
Relay Graduate School of Education
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Jenni Collins

Jenni Collins

Titles: Long-term Substitute
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Robert Cotter

Robert Cotter

Titles: Director of Development
Degrees: BA, Pennsylvania State University
MA, Temple University
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Maura Coughlin

Maura Coughlin

Titles: School Counselor
Degrees: B.S., University of Massachusetts
M.S.W, Smith College for Social Work
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Laura Davidson

Laura Davidson

Titles: Grade 1 Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Glasgow Claedonian University
Professional Graduate Diploma, University of Strathclyde
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Mrinalini Deshpande

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

Kelly Devine

Titles: Humanities Department Chair, Grade 5 Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Scranton
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Mary Diggan

Mary Diggan

Titles: Director of Early Childhood Program, Explorers Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Bucknell University
M.S. Wilkes University
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Denee Dill

Denee Dill

Titles: Reading Specialist, Director of Academics
Degrees: BS, SUNY-Oneonta
MS, Walden University
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Pauline DiMaiuta

Pauline DiMaiuta

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

Wendy Erdmann

Titles: Art Teacher
Degrees: B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art
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George Foley

George Foley

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

Kenneth Gaissert

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.A., University of Colorado
M.S., Simmons College
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Emmett Gallagher

Emmett Gallagher

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Portland State University
M.S., Portland State University
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Sabina Ghesani

Sabina Ghesani

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Rutgers University
GLTP Certification, Rider University
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Lisa Giletto

Lisa Giletto

Titles: Kindergarten Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Holy Family University
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Pam Hall

Pam Hall

Titles: 3rd Grade Teacher
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Carrie Hotchkiss

Carrie Hotchkiss

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

Linda Howarth

Titles: Librarian and Substitute Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, B.A.
M.A., Adelphia University
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Carol Kunkel

Carol Kunkel

Titles: Grade 3 Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Bloomsburg University
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Mythili Lahiri

Mythili Lahiri

Titles: Assistant Head of School
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Mark Lederer

Mark Lederer

Titles: Director of Technology and Facilities, Director of Curriculum
Degrees: B.A., Stanford University
M.A., San Diego State University
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Rachel Levy

Rachel Levy

Titles: Pre-K Explorers 3 Teacher
Bridget MacDonald

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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April McCarthy

April McCarthy

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

Melissa McCormick

Titles: Drama Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Tufts University
M.A., The College of New Jersey
Kerry McQuarrie

Kerry McQuarrie

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

Desiree Melegrito

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

Mark Myers

Titles: Social Studies Teacher, English Teacher
Degrees: B.A., William Patterson University
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Nicole Nystrom

Nicole Nystrom

Titles: Explorers Assistant Teacher
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Barbara Pasteris

Barbara Pasteris

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

Amanda Perez-Lin

Titles: Grade 1 Teacher
Degrees: M.S., Lehman College
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Tanya Vail

Tanya Vail

Titles: The Arts Department Chair, Art Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Binghamton University
M.A., New York University
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Ana Vega

Ana Vega

Titles: Spanish Teacher
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Patrick Wade

Patrick Wade

Titles: Technologist, Dean of Student Life
Degrees: B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M. Ed., Arcadia University
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Christy Welborne

Christy Welborne

Titles: Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
Degrees: B.A., UNC Chapel Hill
M. Ed., Seton Hall University
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Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson

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

Xiaobing (Shelby) Wu

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

Gerrard Zolezi

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