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

Lisett M. Knox

Lisett M. Knox

Director of Finance and Operations

Public Records Officer

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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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.

Business And Admissions Office

Mariela Plasencia

Human Resources Coordinator

Errol Johnson

Accountant

Victoria DeGennaro

Business Office Associate

Frank Rotondo

Bookkeeper

Sheyla Y Santana Escoto

Admissions Officer

Camille Hyppolite

Payroll Coordinator

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

First Grade Teacher

Lisa Camilli

Reading Coordinator

Ana R. 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

Kristen Bischoff

Permanent Substitute 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

Courtney Buschinski

Third Grade Teacher

Taylor Caggiano

Math AIS Teacher

Danielle Classi

Second Grade Teacher

Madelyn Claros

Receptionist

Jenifer Corcoran

Fourth 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

Emily Siebold

Physical Education Teacher

Byron Stewart

Art Teacher

Joanne Powell

Teacher

Jillian Logan

ENL Teacher

Francesca Narduzzi

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

Chelsea Petralia

Fourth Grade Teacher

Nathalie Bolanos

Social Worker

Vanessa Taveras

Second Grade Teacher

Karla Vasquez

Technology Teacher

Daniel Villar

World Languages Teacher

Cristina Ras

World Languages Teacher

Ana G. Castro

World Languages Teacher

Ana Collado

World Languages Teacher

Laurence Volel-Witkowski

Third Grade Teacher

Luis Zamora

Music Teacher

Faculty and Staff (Grades 5-8)

Mayra Alvarracin

Director of World Languages

Sanford Maund

Science / Social Studies Teacher

Krista Marie DeRosa

Science & Social Studies 7-8 Teacher

John Holt

Math / Living Environment 8th Teacher

Josephine Castiglia

School Nurse

Sherina Wright Butler

Math AIS Specialist

Cindy Cueto

ELA Teachers Assistant / Sub

Jhovani Franco

6th & 8th Grade World Language Teachers

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

Carol Reyes

5th Grade Math Teacher

Maria Spagnuolo

Dean of Students

Edward J. Olson

Athletic Coordinator / P.E. TA

Brian Hettinger

Physical Education / Health Teacher

Evelyn Johnson

World Languages & SEL Teacher

Cynthia Fiumara

ENL / SEL Teacher

Ana Castro

Art Teacher

Daniel Chavez

Graphic Design Teacher

Nancy Reyes

Receptionist

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

Claude Irwin

Permanent Substitute Teacher

Faculty and Staff (Grades 9 – 12)

Eva Bonilla

Receptionist

Alexander Eichhorn

Social Studies Teacher

Tanya Rupa

Science Teacher

Mayra Acosta

Guidance Counselor

Christian Aguilar

Spanish Teacher

Jeananne Totah

Substitute

Sophia Jean-Baptiste

Physical Education

Christopher Gehrig

Math Teacher

Akeelya McKenzie

Social Studies Teacher

Linda Shipley

Guidance Counselor

Athan Davies

World Languages

Berlize Pena

Social Worker

Nikisha Turner

Teacher

John DeNicola

Physical Education

Stephanie Khan

ELA Teacher

Janna Powell

ELA Teacher

Luis Navarro

Facilities Manager

Sabato Torres

Math Teacher

Luis Tejada

Student Dean

Vanessa Herback

Special Education

Thomas Salzarulo

Social Studies

Pedro Rincon

Music Teacher

Elizabeth Weigand

Science Teacher

Joianne Cimler

ENL Teacher

Michael Sonesen

Math Teacher

Christopher Ramirez

Music Teacher

Vinicio Aguilar

Spanish Teacher

Jeanette Dolan

Mathematics

FOOD Services Department

Joshua Poveda

Food Service Director / Chef

Maria Amaya

Chef Assistant

Maria Serrano

Kitchen Assistant

Despoina Englezou

Kitchen Assistant

Maria Cisneros

Dishwasher

Sonia Mendez

kitchen Cleaner