Our Staff

Office Staff and Support Staff

Please visit our friendly office staff to help you with any questions.
RoleNameLocationEmail Address
PrincipalRebecca JulienMain Officerjulien@philasd.org
Secretary Melanie RiccoMain Officemricco@philasd.org
Counselor Andrea JamisonCounselor Suiteabrown6@philasd.org
CounselorCarly WickhamCounselor Suitecwichkam@philasd.org
PsychologistTania NeptuneCounselor Suitetneptune@philasd.org
NurseMorgan HeibelNurse's Officemheibel@philasd.org
Dean of StudentsKim OteriIMCkoteri@philasd.org
SBTL - MathNicole Del QuadroRoom 107ndelquadro@philasd.org
SBTL - ELADeirdre PotterRoom 107dpotter@philasd.org
SSODorphylia Lincoln-dlincoln@philasd.org

Specialist Teachers

Our specialists provide daily instruction to students with a bi-weekly teacher rotation.
RoleNameLocationEmail Address
Digital Literacy/TTLDamian FurmanchinRoom 304dfurmanchin@philasd.org
Physical EducationAnthony DramesGymnasium adrames@philasd.org
ArtPeter MetcalfeRoom 015pmetcalfe@philasd.org
Science EnrichmentTJ Gobreski204tjgobreski@philasd.org
String Instrumental MusicJirair YoussefianIMCjyoussefian@philasd.org

Special Education Teachers

Special education teachers support students who need extra help with school work.
GradeNameLocationEmail Address
K - Gr. 2Victoria FrederickRoom 106vrfrederick@philasd.org
Grades 3 -4 Leah PazdaRoom 210lpazda@philasd.org
Grades 5 -8Carol HarperRoom 102charper@philasd.org
SpeechKyleigh PopeRoom 210Akpope2@philasd.org

Bilingual Counselors

NameLanguageLocationEmail
Marie ChanCantoneseCounselor's Suite (Tuesday)mkchan@philasd.org
Chau HuaVietnameseCounselor's Suite (Tuesday)chua@philasd.org
Polyka MaKhmer Counselor's Suite (Friday)polykama@philasd.org
Diliana ChoSpanishCounselor's Suite (M-F)dchosolis@philasd.org

ESOL Teachers

Our ESOL teachers provide services to students learning English.
GradeName LocationEmail Address
Kindergarten & Grade 2Ella SchwalbRoom 102eschwalb@philasd.org
Grade 1Yoon ByunRoom 201yjbyun@philasd.org
Grade 3Christopher MoralesRoom 201cjmorales@philasd.org
Grades 4/5Angela PelosiRoom 203apelosi2@philasd.org
Grades 6/7Sarah HosanRoom tbdshosan@philasd.org
Grade 7/8Stacey SiegelRoom 203stsiegel@philasd.org

Pre-K Staff

Our amazing pre-K teachers and assistants.
GradeNameLocationEmail Address
Pre-KCierra KeeneRoom 101ckeene@philasd.org
Pre-K AssistantDonita ThomasRoom 101
Pre-KVeronica CarfagnoRoom 104vcaporale@philasd.org
Pre-K AssistantCynthia WilliamsRoom 104

Regular Education (Elementary) Teachers

Our Kindergarten to 5th grade classroom teachers.
GradeNameLocationEmail Address
KindergartenLinda ChimRoom 103lchim@philasd.org
Amy HunterRoom 109ahunter3@philasd.org
Grade 1Nertila FerkoRoom 202nferko@philasd.org
Somaly ValentineRoom 205snvalentine@philasd.org
Grade 2Kristin OteriRoom 208kdoteri@philasd.org
Melissa HeidelRoom 211mpolisano@philasd.org
Grade 3Sara Caselle (ELA/SS)Room 209scaselle@philasd.org
Liza Taylor (Math/Sci)Room 212ltaylor2@philasd.org
Grade 4Christina Forline (ELA/SS)Room 308cforline@philasd.org
Kelly Orr (Math/Sci)
Room 311korr@philasd.org
Grade 5Francesca FreedRoom 309ffreed@philasd.org
Rachel Grant (Math/Science)
Room 312rgrant@philasd.org

Regular Education (Middle Years) Teachers

Our grades 6 - 8 team.
GradeNameLocationEmail Address
Grades 6/7 - ELATheodore BrownRoom 310tdelafossebrown@philasd.org
Grades 6/7 - MathThomas Duch Room 307tduch@philasd.org
Grades 7/8 - ELARyan BrownRoom 301rbrown7@philasd.org
Grades 7/8 - MathBrian SciubbaRoom 302bsciubba@philasd.org
Social Studies Grades 6-8Bach-Nhan TramRoom 303btram@philasd.org
Science Grades 6-8Charlie PorterRoom 305rporter@philasd.org

Autistic Support Teachers

Grade band teachers that provide support to our students with autism.
GradeNameLocationEmail Address
K - Grade 2
Victoria FrederickRoom 106vrfrederick@philasd.org
Grades 3 - 5Nicole DiSpignoRoom 108ndispigno@philasd.org
Grades 6 - 8Angelique GoldbergRoom 110avisco@philasd.org

Classroom Assistants

Great Assistants who help our teachers and students.
GradeNameLocation
Grade K - 2 ASLinda FelkerRoom 106
Anita SmithRoom 106
Bernadette DavisRoom 106
Ms. BrownRoom 106
Shomi EverettRoom 106
Grade 3 - 5 ASNepheteri NunnallyRoom 108
Nayaisha OrtizRoom 108
Grade 6 - 8 ASRoom 110
KindergartenGeraldine UcetaRoom 103
Kim BrannanRoom 109