Our Faculty & Staff

Who We Are

Southwark’s staff consists of a principal, assistant principal, teacher leader, three counselors, a STEP team, classroom teachers, and a wealth of specialists in the fields of English for Speakers of Other Languages, Special Education, Technology, the Arts and Physical Education.

Southwark Faculty

Southwark Faculty 2020-21
Staff PositionStaff Name
PrincipalAndrew Lukov
Assistant PrincipalNatalie McHugh
Climate ManagerDebbie Rodriguez
SecretaryJoann Mercado
Rose Rodriguez
Teacher LeaderJennifer Heston
ESOL CoordinatorShelley Ruderman
TWI CoordinatorJayleen Medina
Math CoordinatorJaeun Lee
Writing CoordinatorJennifer O'Shaughnessy
ELA SpecialistCarolyn LeComte
School Technology CoordinatorMichael Berstein
Luke McHugh
CounselorJohanna Bogdan
Vania Hoyte
Timothy McCullion
STEP TeamEmily Husband, Clinical Coordinator
Yolanda Baker, School Behavior Consultant
Jonathan Mendoza, Case Manager
Nadine Woodberry, Family Peer
NurseJasmine Peno
School Resource OfficerOfficer Brandi Flint
Community School CoordinatorLiz Hejlek
Program CoordinatorErica Randall
Attendance Case ManagerMartha Fenske
Pre-K (Head Start)Gail Marshall
Shirley Padgett
Pre-K Teaching AssistantNigeria Gardner
Heba Shehata
KindergartenRebecca Boyden
Rachel Levin
Cybil Yakira (TWI Program)
Matthew Taylor
Supportive Service AssistantsLaverne Bey
1st GradeLeanna Arcaro (ELA & Social Studies)
Lauren Fliegelman (Math & Science)
Lorena Lambertini (TWI Program)
Courtney Minto
Rivka Orah Cohen (ESOL)
2nd GradeOlinda Ayala (TWI Program)
Liz DiOrio (ESOL)
Alyssa Dougherty (Science & Social Studies)
Jason Morroni (ELA)
Dina Palermo (Math)
3rd GradeTiffany Brogden (ESOL)
Mary Chrusch (Science & Social Studies)
Erinn Dowling (Math)
Paige Moderski (ELA)
3rd & 4th Grade TWI Program ELA & Social StudiesJayleen Medina
3rd & 4th Grade TWI Program Math & ScienceEmmanuel Zayas
4th GradeJennifer Bell (Math)
Lynn Daisey (ESOL)
Laura Johnston (Science & Social Studies)
Renayia Jones (ELA)
5th GradeJessica Hicks (Math)
Earl Jefferson (Science & Social Studies)
Kimberly Johnston (ELA)
Shelley Ruderman (ESOL)
3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade ELA Support TeacherVanessa Smiley
5th & 6th Grade TWI Program ELA & Social StudiesKarenin Loinaz
5th & 6th Grade TWI Program Math & ScienceElisse Santiago Droz
6th Grade ELABess Harris
Kim Sollberger (ESOL)
6th Grade MathPhil Dauria
6th Grade Science & Social StudiesJoseph Richetti
7th Grade ELALauren Fosnocht
Kate Falkowski (ESOL)
7th Grade MathAndrew Mojica
7th & 8th Grade Social StudiesJoshua Diaz
7th & 8th Grade ScienceWilliam Barca
7th & 8th Grade TWI Program ELA & Social StudiesAndrea Liess
7th & 8th Grade TWI Program MathLuke McHugh
8th Grade ELAJessica Downs
Kate Falkowski (ESOL)
8th Grade MathMargot Vineberg
SpecialistsMichael Berstein, Computer Tech
Willa Capper, Vocal Music
Justin Guida, STEM
Aaron Kalinay, Art
Dimir Leftwich, Physical Education & Health
Rebecca Nugent, Instrumental Music
Michael Rizen, Physical Education & Health
Instrumental MusicJordan Graef
Set Rodriguez Diaz
SPECMChristine Leuzzi
PsychologistNicole Tomaselli
SPEDChristi Bohot (K-3)
Christine Leuzzi (4)
Susan Kronmiller (5-6)
Molly Toomey (7)
Linda Lucchesi (8)
Special Ed SupportsShameanah Allen
Hadiya Singletary
Nadirah Washington
Speech TherapistKelsey Rey
Bilingual Counseling AssistantsEsther Lian, Burmese
Megawati Sumana-Eischen, Indonesian
Naw Ta Blu Moo, Karen
Polyka Ma, Khmer
Chau Hua, Vietnamese
Food ServiceElizabeth James (Mgr)
David Brewington
Climate StaffPatricia Cosenza
Aaliyah Gomez
Lovette Green
Lashay Odom
Andreia Williams
Cut Zahara
Building EngineerTangy Lewis
Custodial AssistantBrandon Parker
General CleanersCarl Curtis
Will Smith