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Our Faculty & Staff

We are proud of our dynamic, caring and talented teachers.

Our faculty is comprised of 51 full- and part-time educators, including experienced 30+ year veterans as well as a few recently certificated teachers. ACDS is a fun, upbeat place to teach and learn; consequently our teachers enjoy long tenures at ACDS and our rate of faculty retention ranks among the best independent schools nationally. Discover why our teachers love to teach and why they love teaching at ACDS.

11 yrs

Average teacher tenure

90%

Teacher retention annually

60%

Teachers with graduate degrees

12 YRS

Average teaching experience

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Ms. Joanne Papini

Ms. Joanne Papini

Job Title: MakerSpace Teacher
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Ms. Elizabeth Pombo

Ms. Elizabeth Pombo

Job Title: 5th Grade TLC Teacher
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Ms. Bonnie Potenza

Ms. Bonnie Potenza

Job Title: Director of ECE Licensing and Supervision
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Mrs. Lynnae Rando

Mrs. Lynnae Rando

Job Title: 3rd Grade Teacher
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Dr. Amy  Ratnaparkhi

Dr. Amy Ratnaparkhi

Job Title: Middle School Science Teacher & TLC Math Teacher
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Mrs. Debbie Ray

Mrs. Debbie Ray

Job Title: 1st & 2nd Grade Instructional Support Teacher
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Ms. Saba Rizvi

Ms. Saba Rizvi

Job Title: World Languages Teacher / Tech Support
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Ms. Cecilia Robb

Ms. Cecilia Robb

Job Title: Head of The Learning Center
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Ms. Brittany Ruiz

Ms. Brittany Ruiz

Job Title: Pre-Kindergarten Associate Teacher / Apple Tree Associate Teacher
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Ms. Jody Salzer

Ms. Jody Salzer

Job Title: 6th Grade TLC Teacher
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Ms. Meaghan Schapelhouman

Ms. Meaghan Schapelhouman

Job Title: Theatre Arts Teacher
Ms. Shannon Self

Ms. Shannon Self

Job Title: Theatre Arts Teacher
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Ms. Jennie Senteio

Ms. Jennie Senteio

Job Title: 6th Grade TLC Teacher
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Ms. Cathy Shin

Ms. Cathy Shin

Job Title: Director of Marketing & Communications
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Ms. Niloufar Shirmohammadi

Ms. Niloufar Shirmohammadi

Job Title: Elementary Associate Teacher
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