EVERGREEN CHARTER SCHOOL

Administration, Faculty & Staff

Administration

Our Administration, Faculty, and Staff work hard to provide a rich learning experience for all of our students.

Christine Weigand

Christine Weigand

ES Principal

Grades K – 1

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Ms. Weigand has been in education for almost 32 years. She has served as an Elementary School Teacher, Dual Language Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Academic Intervention Teacher, Director of Curriculum/ Instruction and School Director.

Ms. Weigand holds several degrees including a Master’s Degree in Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood. Ms. Weigand brings passion and dedication to ensure that all children receive an excellent education aligned to state standards. She works with all staff providing to students a learning experience in a safe, positive, and academically rich environment.

Dr. Elena Litescu

Dr. Elena Litescu

Superintendent

School Principal, Grades 2 – 4

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Ms. Elena Litescu has been in education for more than 17 years, with more than nine years of experience as an Administrator.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, with a dual major in Physics and Chemistry. In 2002, she decided to go back to school, and completed a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Human Resources. Ms. Litescu continued her educational journey, and was conferred a Doctoral Degree in Education. She is passionate about helping students reach their full potential.

Matthew Chuchul

Matthew Chuchul

MS Principal

Grades 5 – 8

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Dr. Echevarria is a passionate Educator who is student centered and is driven by the holistic potential of each individual student. She has been an educator for 20+ years. She started her career in the Bronx, NY. She attended a vocational school and acquired a Practical Nursing Certificate at the age of 16. Inspired by her own life challenges, she made an intentional decision to give back to my community; therefore, after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, she was deemed the honor of being selected for the program- Teach for America. Following, she acquired a Master’s in Educational Psychology, Specialist in Educational Leadership and an Academic Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Her journey has been one where her challenges have proven to have strengthened and polished not only her leadership skills,  but have given her insight as to her life purpose- to serve and humbly educate. Not one day goes by where she is not reminded to “be the change I wish to see in the world.” It is an honor and a privilege to be the Middle School Director of Evergreen Charter School.

Frances Echevarria

Frances Echevarria

HS Principal

Grades 9 – 12

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Lisett M. Knox

Lisett M. Knox

Director of Finance and Operations

Public Records Officer

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Lisett M. Knox holds the position of Director of Finance and Operations at Evergreen Charter School. Ms. Knox has over 14 years of experience working in educational settings and over 7 years of experience in the banking industry. She holds a degree in Business Administration and holds a certification in Family Development completed at Cornell University. Ms. Knox also has over 3 years of experience overseeing the operations of all the school’s facilities. Ms. Knox has been directly involved in the planning, project management, and vendor relations as they relate to the preparation of the school’s buildings and grounds to support the school’s expansion.

TBA

TBA

Director of Curriculum and Instruction - ES

Grades K – 1

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Diana Soto has been in education for fifteen years, as a teacher and an administrator. She has three years of experience as an administrator working in a private school setting. As an administrator, she has worked tirelessly to provide learners from all backgrounds with the best opportunities possible.

Ms. Soto holds several degrees, including a Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Fordham University with an emphasis on multicultural learning. She is deeply committed to multicultural education and serving diverse communities. 

 

As an Latina/o immigrant, woman of color, and first generation college graduate, Ms. Soto’s purpose is to bring a high level of passion and dedication to the area of curriculum and instruction at Evergreen Charter School.

NICHOLAS AGOSTI

NICHOLAS AGOSTI

Director of Curriculum and Instruction - IS

Grades 2 – 4

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Nicholas Agosti has been serving in education for over 10 years, serving a multitude of roles in a wide variety of educational settings. 

Nicholas received his undergraduate degrees from Molloy College in 2010, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and Bachelor’s of Art degree in History. In 2013, Nicholas enrolled in K.U. Leuven, and took his learning overseas as he studied for his Master’s in Educational Sciences and Psychology. During this time he was selected to represent North America in a conference hosted in Madrid, Spain that would discuss and compare the variety of educational systems from around the world. During his time in Spain, Nicholas studied and became accredited as an English as a Second Language educator at the International TEFL Institute. 

Nicholas’s passion for education is evident in his interactions with students and his drive to ensure that all children are afforded the opportunity for a rigorous and joyful learning experience.

CARLOS PUMAR

CARLOS PUMAR

Director of Curriculum and Instruction - MS

Grades 5 – 8

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TBA

TBA

Director of Curriculum and Instruction - HS

Grades 9-12

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Business And Admissions Office

Mariela Plasencia

Human Resources Coordinator

Cristel Collado

Admissions Officer

Victoria DeGennaro

Business Office Associate

Akieba McCloud

Business Office Assistant

Luis Bocanegra

Admissions Coordinator

Jeannie Tembra

Admissions Officer

Data And Attendance Office

Alisha Anderson

Director of Data, Attendance and Assessments

Diana Arcia

Data Coordinator

Wyn Gomez

Data and Attendance Assistant

Mauricio Alfaro

Assessment Clerk

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICE

Samuel Laloi

IT Coordinator / Data Privacy Officer

Motiur Muhith

IT Specialist

Elfy Matias

IT Specialist

Faculty and Staff (Grades K – 1)

Christian Aguilar

World Languages Teacher

Samantha Antoine

Kindergarten Teacher

Cathy Austin

AIS Teacher

Elena Chwat

Substitute Teacher

Lisa Camilli

Reading Coordinator

Ana Castro

Art Teacher

Maria Espinar

Principal's Administrative Assistant

Hina Gul

ENL Teacher

Carmen Fernandez

Kindergarten Teacher

Jenna Greenberg

First Grade Teacher

Brittany Kosta

Special Education Teacher

Laura Laine

Kindergarten Teacher

Jaclyn Lee

First Grade Teacher

Daniel Levitan

Physical Education Coordinator

Shanice Manning

Math Specialist

Angelica Martinez

Kindergarten Teacher

Leslie Melendez

Social Worker

Natalie Madrid

Kindergarten Teacher

Paola Perez

World Languages Teacher

Nancy Reyes

Receptionist

Mary Beth Roth

Kindergarten Teacher

Yasmin Santana

Kindergarten Teacher

Yanira Sanjurjo

Nurse

Shaun Skariah

Special Education Coordinator

Joan Soares

AIS Teacher

Dillian Soto

Kindergarten Teacher

Ian Hodgson

Technology Teacher

Brittany Olibrice

First Grade Teacher

Evelyn Tavarez

Support

Bridget Venegas

Kindergarten Teacher

Chemene Webber

ENL Teacher

Grace Carson

First Grade Teacher

Ashley Richards

First Grade Teacher

Aline Araujo Teixeira

ENL Teacher

Jingxuan Zhang

Music Teacher

Rebecca Di Lorenzo

Kindergarten Teacher

Nanci Graff

Special Education Teacher

Faculty and Staff (Grades 2-4)

Kathuscia Alexis

Nurse

Natalie Alicea

Teacher Assistant

Akayla Anderson

Permanent Substitute

Joanne Banz

Second Grade Teacher

Jessica Blake

Fourth Grade Teacher

Ilsi Burgos

Social Worker

Courtney Buschinski

Third Grade Teacher

Taylor Caggiano

Math AIS Teacher

Elena Chwat

Second Grade Teacher

Danielle Classi

Second Grade Teacher

Madelyn Claros

Receptionist

Elena Wiener

Art Teacher

Jenifer Corcoran

Fourth Grade Teacher

Nuria Figuera

World Languages Teacher

Jessica Francavilla

Second Grade Teacher

Alexandra Frank

Second Grade Teacher

Lisa Gail-Hinds

Third Grade Teacher

Hailey Greenfield

Permanent Substitute

Jennifer Gulino

Second Grade Teacher

Takiyah Hyman-Romero

Third Grade Teacher

Jacquelyn Lanciotti

Special Education Teacher

Merilee Lehmuller

Fifth Grade Teacher

Patricia Martucci

Third Grade Teacher

Emily Siebold

Physical Education Teacher

Jillian Logan

ENL Teacher

Francesca Lombardo

Special Education Teacher

Patricia Markey

ELA AIS

Edwin Mejia

ENL Teacher

Kathleen Mulvaney

Fourth Grade Teacher

Margo Oszczypala

AIS Teacher

Susan Nurenberg

ELA AIS Teacher

Margo Oszczypala

AIS Teacher

Chelsea Petralia

Fourth Grade Teacher

Panagiota Roumbos

Support

Michelle Smith

Math Specialist

Kristin Spagnuolo

Special Education Teacher

Bradley Stone

ENL Teacher

Vanessa Taveras

Second Grade Teacher

Karla Vasquez

Technology Teacher

Daniel Villar

World Languages Teacher

Cristina Ras

World Languages Teacher

Ana Castro

World Languages Teacher

Ana Collado

World Languages Teacher

Laurence Volel-Witkowski

Third Grade Teacher

Alexandra Yereshchenko

Art Teacher

Luis Zamora

Music Teacher

Faculty and Staff (Grades 5-8)

Mayra Alvarracin

World Languages Teacher

Francine Cilke

AIS Teacher

Sanford Maunda

Science / Social Studies Teacher

Krista Marie DeRosa

Science & Social Studies 7-8 Teacher

John Holt

Math / Living Environment 8th Teacher

Josephine Castiglia

School Nurse

Merilee Lehmuller

Special Education Teacher

Nicholas Carter

Music 5-6 / SEL Teacher

Jorge A. Garavito

Facilities Manager

Ana Macias

Social Worker

Jingxuan Zhang

Music Teacher

Sashane Hall

Math 6th Teacher

Edward J. Olson

Athletic Coordinator / P.E. TA

Brian Hettinger

Physical Education / Health Teacher

Evelyn Johnson

World Languages & SEO Teacher

Cynthia Fiumara

ENL / SEL Teacher

Eva Bonilla

Receptionist

Ana Castro

Art Teacher

Christina Crehan

ELA Teacher 5th

Haydee Ruiz

ELA Teacher 6th

David G. Montgomery

ELA Teacher 7th

Taylah J. Lovett

Special Education TA / STEAM Teacher

Matthew Schroh

Science / Social Studies Teacher

Ian Hodgson

Technology Teacher

Faculty and Staff (Grades 9 – 12)

Maritza Munoz

Receptionist

Dana Dunham

Permanent Substitute Teacher

Alexander Eichhorn

Social Studies Teacher

Simone Anderson

Social Studies Teacher

Andrew Mege

Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director

Dylan Teitelbaum

Physical Education and Health Teacher

Yvette Medrano

Principal's Administrative Assistant

Christopher Gehrig

Math Teacher

Harold Gutierrez

Music Teacher

Gracia Guzman

World Languages Coordinator

John Holt

Math Teacher

Akeelya McKenzie

Social Studies Teacher

Stephanie Khan

ELA Teacher

Janna Powell

ELA Teacher

Sandra Mesonero

World Languages Teacher

Luis Navarro

Facilities Manager

Sharoma Forestal

Math Teacher

Pedro Rincon

Music Teacher

Dara Shalom

Nurse

Virginia Sullivan

Science Teacher

Elizabeth Weigand

Science Teacher

Joianne Cimler

ENL Teacher

Frank Caprino

Art Teacher

FOOD Services Department

Joshua Poveda

Chef

Maria Amaya

Chef Assistant

Despoina Englezou

Dishwasher

Blanca L. Gonzalez

Lunch Aide Coordinator

Wendy Lemus

Assistant Chef