Staff Directory



Telephone: 860-870-6085

Attendance: 860-870-6088

Fax: 860-870-6084




Lake Street Office
Tracy Duenzl Principal
Cassy Griswold Nurse
Tammy Gessay Administrative Assistant
Laura Ryan Office Clerk


Classroom Teachers

Laura Kearney PreSchool
Suzanne Lynch PreSchool
Tracy Popolizio PreSchool
Kate Turnbull Kindergarten
Brenna Dunnack Kindergarten
Diane Tutko First Grade
Ann-Marie Barry Second Grade
Erin Caron Second Grade
Caroline Thompson Third Grade
Estela Merrow Third Grade
Kathryn Bourn Fourth Grade
Christina Fairbanks Fourth Grade
Nicole Bortolan Fifth Grade
Stephanie Schipper Fifth Grade



Karen Davis Music / 4th & 5th Gr Chorus
Kelly Stein Instr. Music - 5th Gr
Jennifer Johnson Art
Peter Johnson Physical Education
Debbie Paullisky Media Center

Special Services 

Amanda Blanchard ABL
Jennifer Boltseridge SpEd - K, 2nd and 3rd jennifer.o'
Rebecca Kowalczyk SpEd - 1st, 4th and 5th
Amy Hardell Reading Specialist
Suzanne Ruiz Reading Specialist
Kelly Browne Math Specialist
Sarah Zahner Physical Therapy
Allison Dalton Occupational Therapy
Alyssa Boutillier Occupational Therapy
Dr. Carol Berger School Psychologist
Cindy Brown Speech & Language Pathologist

Para Educators

Deb Alexanderowicz
Liz Ambrasetti
Michael Balnis
Cindy Bruce
Liz Durrant
Kathy Laplante
LuAnn Hussey
Leslie Hebert
Gina Latino
Kathy LaPlante
Annabelle Levinson
Sherry Purcell
Jasmin Rashid
Rosalie Seman
Amy Shane
Terry Shaw
Bonnie Tomko
Susan Wasko
Kacie Wilbur
Kari Zaushney


Vernon Public Schools Mission Statement

The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with
high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.