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Nearly 30 educators have earned tenure this school year after successfully completing a probationary period of effective instruction and evaluation. They each were recognized at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting in the Genet Auditorium.

“Congratulations to all of the employees that we are awarding tenure to this evening. It is really an honor to be able to do so,” Superintendent Jeff Simons said at the Board of Education meeting. “And I encourage you to do the best you can every day for our students.”


  • Luke Ackerman, Reading Teacher, Goff
  • Alycia Appelbaum, Special Education Teacher, DPS
  • Amy Baker, Elementary Teacher, Green Meadow
  • Michael Barnes, Social Studies Teacher, Goff
  • Julianna Caporta, Special Education Teacher, Green Meadow
  • Katherine Carlin, Special Education Teacher, Genet
  • Marie Chieco, Elementary Teacher, Genet
  • Sarah Collier, Teaching Assistant, Green Meadow
  • Kari Deer, Elementary Teacher, Red Mill
  • Cynthia Diefendorf, Math Teacher, Goff
  • Jamie Duesler, School Psychologist, DPS and Columbia
  • Kathleen Dunn, Teaching Assistant, Goff
  • Patricia Farnan, Assistant Principal, Columbia
  • Kelly Giagni, Elementary Teacher, Genet
  • Peter Goodwin, Director of Technology
  • Jarod Grieco, Music Teacher, Goff
  • Elizabeth Griffin, Librarian, Red Mill and Columbia
  • Ashley Gunther, Special Education Teacher, Red Mill
  • Carrie Knudsen, Reading Teacher, Goff
  • Scott LaMora, Special Education Teacher, Goff
  • Danielle Leggett, Teaching Assistant, Genet
  • Christina LoPresti, Teaching Assistant, Green Meadow
  • Martin Mahar, Principal, Bell Top
  • Margaret O’Connor, Librarian, DPS and Columbia
  • Tracy O’Neil, Elementary Teacher, Bell Top
  • Karli Powers, Art Teacher, Bell Top and Green Meadow
  • Jennifer Reddy, Elementary Teacher, DPS
  • Karen Rossetti, Teaching Assistant, Genet
  • Aimee Williams, Teaching Assistant, Green Meadow