PK-5 Half Day - Thursday, March 23

There will be a half day for students in grades PK-5 on Thursday, March 23 due to parent conferences. Dismissal times: Pre-K (DPS/Genet/Red Mill) at 10:45 a.m., Genet at 11:15 a.m., Bell Top at 11:30 a.m., DPS at 11:30 a.m., Green Meadow at 11:30 a.m. and Red Mill at 11:30 a.m. Pre-K students at the Early Childhood Education Center will have a full day of school on March 23.

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2021-22 Tenure RecipientsTwenty-one educators have earned tenure this school year after successfully completing a probationary period of effective instruction and evaluation. They each were recognized at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting in the Columbia High School auditorium.


  • Jennifer Carraher, ENL Teacher, Genet
  • Heather Clements, Math Teacher, Columbia
  • Tracy Cornell, Elementary Teacher, Bell Top
  • Noelle Domalewicz, English Teacher, Columbia
  • Stephanie Ferlazzo, Business Teacher, Columbia
  • Valerie Gordon, Art Teacher, Columbia
  • Michael Harkin, Principal, Columbia
  • Theresa Hilton, Science Teacher, Columbia
  • Jenna Horton, Special Education Teacher, DPS
  • Zachary Kuhn, Teaching Assistant, Green Meadow
  • Lori Malone, Teaching Assistant, Genet
  • Ashleigh McCoy, Special Education Teacher, DPS
  • Dana Monk, Elementary Teacher, Bell Top
  • Susan Pagones, Elementary Teacher, Genet
  • Tricia Petromelis, Social Worker, Red Mill
  • Rachel Polaski, English Teacher, Columbia
  • Erin Rightmyer, Social Studies Teacher, Columbia
  • Jayne Scanni, Teaching Assistant, DPS
  • Jeanelle Tiley, Teaching Assistant, Green Meadow
  • Jennifer Valcik, Special Education Teacher, Red Mill
  • Nicole Weiss, English Teacher, Columbia