Dallin Elementary School
   

Staff Information

Staff information, including bios, contact information and teacher website links are available
below. You may also download a pdf of the DALLIN STAFF LIST.


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  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • SPECIALISTS

OFFICE

Mr. Thad Dingman - Principal

Phone: 781-316-3730
Email: tdingman@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2014

Education
• BFA Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology
• Elementary Teaching Licensure K-6 from Regis University, Denver
• Masters of Education in Elementary Education from Regis University, Denver
• Postgraduate Administrative Licensure and Policy Studies through the University of Colorado
  at Denver

Training and Other Work Experience
• Preschool Teacher; Ages 3-5
• Assistant Director Preschool; Ages 3-5
• Elementary Teacher Grades; 3, 5
• Principal; Preschoo l- Grade 5

Getting to Know Mr. Dingman
Mr. Dingman grew up in upstate New York, in a town named Alexandria Bay nestled against the mighty St. Lawrence River. He is the product of a teaching family. Both his parents were elementary public school teachers for 35+ years. His sister and brother-in-law, you guessed it. Both teachers. Mr. Dingman started in early education, spending two years as an Assistant Director of a wonderful childcare in Boulder, CO. From there he spent the next seven years teaching in the primary grades, followed by four years, as principal of a regional elementary school in western Massachusetts. Since 2014, he has been the proud principal of the greatest elementary school with greatest children and families in Arlington, MA.

Families and teachers have described Mr. Dingman as an enthusiastic, high-energy educator who leads through the lens of students. He believes in building a positive community and developing a school culture that emphasizes educating the whole child. Mr. Dingman is guided by the unwavering belief that all students can learn if given the right opportunity.

He believes that leadership is the responsibility of every member of the teaching team, and that interdependence is what drives a truly collaborative organization. He also likes to have a lot of fun. Outside of school, Mr. Dingman loves being on the water, reading, playing with his three rambunctious children and beautiful wife, snowboarding, talking education with his teacher parents, playing basketball and golf, and rooting for his favorite Colorado sports teams (sorry Boston fans).

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Ms. Samantha Karustis - Assistant Principal

Phone: 781-316-3730 x2435
Email: skarustis@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2017

Education
• BA in Journalism from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
• K-8 teaching license and Master of Arts in Education from Antioch University, Seattle, Washington
• Post-graduate administrative licensure from the Massachusetts' Elementary School Principal's
  Association, Marlborough, Massachusetts

Work Experience
• Taught preschool, 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades
• Worked in a middle school
• Program manager for a nonprofit that served special educators
• And, way back when, was an account executive for a financial public relations firm in Chicago

Getting to Know Ms. Karustis (Kah-rus-tis)
Ms. Karustis was born in Cohasset, MA but grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan (home of author Chris Van Allsburg, the first-ever city-wide lip dub video, Bissell's invention -- the carpet sweeper, ArtPrize -- the world's most radically open art competition in the US, and, of course, Gerald Ford). It took 45 years to return home to Massachusetts and, in the meantime, she lived in Indiana, Illinois, Washington, and Oregon, married a wonderful guy from the east coast, and had 2 great kids, who are now teenagers.

When she's not at Dallin, Ms. Karustis loves to spend time with her family, read, travel, hike, ski, cook, or doing anything on or near water. She believes that humor is an important part of every day Calvin and Hobbes is a good place to start.

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Susan Burns - School Secretary

Email: sburns@arlington.k12.ma.us

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Justine Uhlenbrock - Nurse

Email: juhlenbrock@arlington.k12.ma.us

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KINDERGARTEN

Ann LeBlanc

Email: aleblanc@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2016

Education
I received my BS in Early Childhood Education and Special Education licence from Wheelock College. I also earned by Masters in Human Development/Child Psychology from Boston College.

Getting to Know Ms. LeBlanc
I was raised and currently live in Norwood. I come from a large family with 6 siblings and am very close with my 3 nieces and 6 nephews. I also have a rescue dog and love to be outside hiking, biking and kayaking. I also love to work in my yard, do home improvement projects, building things, refinishing furniture, puzzles and going to flea markets.

I have been in the teaching field for 28 years and previously worked at the Stratton school and Menotomy Preschool here in Arlington. I love to be with children and help them make new discoveries. My favorite thing is reading children's stories and creating various hands on projects that motivate learning. I like to have fun and laugh with the kids on a daily basis. The most important thing I always emphasize is respect, diversity and emotional safety. I always tell the children "never give up" and I hold that true to my own goals and aspirations-We will be reaching for the sky together!

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Alexandra Lewis

Email: allewis@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2018

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Candace Lillis (Grades K-1)

Email: clillis@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2016

Education
• B.A. Psychology and Liberal Arts Westfield State University
• M.Ed in Early Childhood Education, Cambridge College

Getting to Know Ms. Lillis
Ms. Lillis grew up and currently lives in the Greater Boston Area. Prior to coming to Dallin Ms. Lillis worked as a Kindergarten and First grade teacher in Belmont, MA. Ms. Lillis is very excited to join the Kindergarten team and Dallin community. Ms. Lillis has a passion for teaching! She believes that it is so important to engage students' interest and bring excitement to their learning. In her spare time, Ms. Lillis enjoys staying active, going to country concerts, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends and soon to be new puppy, and most of all spending time at her family's beach house. Ms. Lillis is very excited for the year ahead, thanks to her wonderful students and supportive colleagues!

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Sarah Pappo

Email: spappo@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2018

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GRADE 1

Sarah Bedo

Email: sbedo@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2008

Education
• M.Ed. Elementary Education, Lesley University, 2006
• B.A. Sociology, University of New Mexico, 1998

Getting to Know Ms. Bedo
Ms. Bedo grew up in Arlington and is a graduate of Arlington Public Schools! Looking for new experiences, Ms. Bedo ventured to the beautiful state of New Mexico where she went to college in Albuquerque. She enjoyed traveling all over the state camping, sightseeing and meeting all sorts of people!

With lots of preschool teaching in her background, Ms. Bedo joined the kindergarten team at Arlington Children's Center when she moved back to Boston. After four years and wanting to further her education, Ms. Bedo decided to start graduate school at Lesley University where her student teaching brought her to Dallin School. When her practicum ended, Ms. Bedo stayed on to work as an assistant in kindergarten and first grade which is when she fell in love with the Dallin community! After spending two years teaching kindergarten at Saint Stephen's Armenian School in Watertown, an opportunity arose for Ms. Bedo to return to Dallin. Since then, Ms. Bedo has loved coming to school each day to be with the amazing students she has been so lucky to work with in both kindergarten and first grade!

When not in her classroom, you can find Ms. Bedo spending time outside with her musician husband and her new baby girl, Scarlett. Ms. Bedo also loves spending time decorating, making jewelry, gardening and doing pottery.

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Liz Farese

Email: lfarese@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2000

Education
• M.Ed. - Lesley University 2002
• B.S. - Biology and Education, Hobart and William Smith Colleges 1998

Training and Other Work Experience

Getting to Know Mrs. Farese
Mrs. Farese grew up with her parents and two brothers in Jamaica Plain. She went to college in New York State at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She spent a semester abroad in Australia which sparked her love of traveling and experiencing new places. After college, Mrs. Farese moved back to the Boston Area and began her teaching career teaching fifth grade. She began teaching second grade at the Dallin School in 2000. Mrs. Farese loved teaching second grade, however, after 13 years she felt like it was a time for a change. Mrs. Farese has bounced between Kindergarten, First Grade and a year of a Multiage K~1 class (which was amazing!) Mrs, Farese loves teaching first grade because the students have so much energy and enthusiasm for learning. Outside of the classroom she likes to spend time with her husband, Al, and their two sons, AJ and Cameron. Most of the time you will find her watching one of her boys play hockey and baseball. As a family they like to travel, scuba dive, explore new places and play with their English Bulldog, Baxter.

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Nancy Houston

Email: nhouston@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2008

Education
• Boston College, Human Development and Child in Society majors from the Lynch School
  of Education.
• Masters in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University

Getting to Know Mrs. Houston
In college Mrs. Houston played lacrosse and Ice hockey, so she loves spending time outdoors and being active. In the summers she loves to travel to new places, but her favorite time spent is just relaxing at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire with her family. Before coming to Dallin, Mrs. Houston taught both in preschool and first grade. Mrs. Houston absolutely loves teaching first grade. She is so thrilled to be able to teach at Dallin with such wonderful colleagues and students.

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Candace Lillis (Grades K-1)

Email: clillis@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2016

Education
• B.A. Psychology and Liberal Arts Westfield State University
• M.Ed in Early Childhood Education, Cambridge College

Getting to Know Ms. Lillis
Ms. Lillis grew up and currently lives in the Greater Boston Area. Prior to coming to Dallin Ms. Lillis worked as a Kindergarten and First grade teacher in Belmont, MA. Ms. Lillis is very excited to join the Kindergarten team and Dallin community. Ms. Lillis has a passion for teaching! She believes that it is so important to engage students' interest and bring excitement to their learning. In her spare time, Ms. Lillis enjoys staying active, going to country concerts, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends and soon to be new puppy, and most of all spending time at her family's beach house. Ms. Lillis is very excited for the year ahead, thanks to her wonderful students and supportive colleagues!

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GRADE 2

Colleen Fish

Email: cfish@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2010

Education
• B.A. in Spanish and Elementary Education, Assumption College
• In Progress: M.Ed in Elementary Education, Cambridge College
• Studied Abroad: University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

Training and Other Work Experience
• Elementary Teacher Grades 1, 2
• TA Grade 1

Getting to Know Miss Fish
Miss Fish grew up in Needham, MA with her parents, brother, sister, and dog. She attended Assumption College where she was on the women's lacrosse team for 2 years, studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain, and did her student teaching. After she graduated college, she was a TA in 1st grade at Dallin. The next year she got her own classroom as a 1st grade teacher. The year after that she became a 2nd grade teacher at Dallin and has been ever since! Miss Fish loves being with her family at the Cape in the summer, enjoys the beach, loves to travel (and did a lot of this while she was abroad!), and likes to do crafts and projects. Coming from a family with a lot of teachers, Miss Fish discovered her love of teaching at a very young age!

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Miranda Gera

Email: mgera@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2015

Education
• B.A., Elementary Education, Westfield State University
• In Progress: M.Ed in Elementary Education, Cambridge College

Getting to Know Ms. Gera
Ms. Gera grew up in Arlington, MA and moved to Western, MA to attend college at Westfield State University. Ms. Gera became a TA in our Learning Center in 2015, and was very excited to join our Second Grade team this year and start her first year as a classroom teacher. In her spare time, Ms. Gera loves to travel, cook and try new foods, read, spend time with her family, friends and her spunky French Bulldog, Stella.

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Ruby Liu

Email: rliu@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2005

Education
• BA: College of the Holy Cross
• MAT: Simmons College
• Studied Abroad: Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan)

Training and Other Work Experience
• Elementary Teacher Grades: 1, 2, 3

Getting to Know Ms. Liu
Ms. Liu was born in California and lived most of her life in Taiwan. She moved to Hawaii for High School. Later she went to the College of the Holy Cross where she met her husband. During her Junior year in college, she studied abroad in Japan at Sophia University. After college she continued on to graduate school at Simmons College and taught in Brookline. In 2005, she started teaching at the Cyrus E. Dallin School. Dallin holds a special place for Ms. Liu because during her time teaching in Dallin, she got engaged, married and had two beautiful girls.

Ms. Liu believes that the classroom is a community that includes students, families, teachers, and administrators. She has high expectations for all her students. She believes that it is important to engage students' interests, get them excited about learning, help them realize the importance of learning, and encourage them to take pride in and ownership of their work. She wants her students to play an active role in their own learning. Ms. Liu enjoys traveling, cooking, and is an adventurous eater. She enjoys spending time with her family.

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Lisa Walker

Email: lwalker@arlington.k12.ma.us

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GRADE 3

Lynne Andaloro

Email: landaloro@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2011

Education
• M.Ed. Elementary Education, Lesley University
• B.A. Mathematics and Spanish: College of the Holy Cross
• Studied abroad: Salamanca, Spain
• Certified in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language (PreK-6)

Training and Other Work Experience
Prior to teaching 3rd and 2nd grades, Mrs. Andaloro supported learning in second and fourth grades at Dallin. She taught Elementary Spanish in Topsfield, Boxford, and Northborough and second grade in Somerville as well before coming to Dallin.

Getting to Know Mrs. Andaloro
Mrs. Andaloro grew up in Newbury, MA in a family of educators. Mrs. Andaloro lives in Arlington with her husband, Steve, and three sons, Christopher, Thomas, and Peter (who all attended Dallin). She enjoys activities with her family such as biking, skiing, baking and spending time at the beach. Mrs. Andaloro feels lucky to be a part of the Dallin community.

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Michelle Crowley

Email: mcrowley@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2006

Education
• B.A., English, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2004
• M.A., Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2010
• Certified 1-6 Elementary Education

Getting to Know Ms. Crowley
Ms. Crowley grew up in Pembroke, Massachusetts and moved to the Boston area when she attended college. She first started working at the Dallin school as a Kindergarten assistant in 2006. She quickly grew to love the Dallin students, teachers, and community. In 2010, Ms. Crowley was very excited to join the third grade team and enjoys meeting new third graders every year! In her spare time, Ms. Crowley loves to go to new restaurants, go to concerts, take pictures, and cook. In the summer, Ms. Crowley loves to go to the beach, go for hikes, and take road trips with her husband as well as spend lots of time with her family.

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Marissa McLellan

Email: mmcLellan@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2017

Education
• B.A. of English Literature and Elementary Education from Assumption College
• In Progress: M.Ed in Education: Concentration in Literacy & Language from Framingham
  State University

Getting to Know Ms. McLellan
Ms. McLellan grew up in Arlington, MA and is a graduate of the Arlington Public Schools and Assumption College! This will not only be Ms. McLellan's first year at Dallin, but also her first year teaching in her own classroom. Last year, Ms. McLellan was a reading interventionist at Stratton, and is extremely excited to be joining the Dallin community. She is most looking forward to teaching Language Arts and Social Studies. Outside of school, Ms. McLellan loves to spend time with her family in York, Maine, read a lot of books, and play with her giant dog, Gronk.

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GRADE 4

Jill Connor

Email: jconnor@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2004

Education
• B.A., English, Oberlin College, 1995
• M.Ed., Lesley University, 2004
• Certified in Elementary Education by State of MA 2004-present

Training and Other Work Experience
• Assistant Development Editor, Blackwell Science Publishing, 1997-2001
• Production Editor, Harvard Business School Publishing 2001-2004

Getting to Know Ms. Connor
Ms. Connor was born in West Islip, Long Island, and grew up in Troy, NY (Troy High School Class of 91!). She has one younger sister, named Meghan, one sister-in-law, named Nujemi (pronounced "New-Yaymee"), and two wonderful parents, Ken and Carol Connor. Her dad is a professor of Electrical Computer and Systems Engineering and an enthusiastic member of Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and her mom is retired, which means she can spend more time with her granddaughter, Ms. Connor's niece, Harper. Ms. Connor's Seester (Harper's mom) is an ER Nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI.

Ms. Connor has enjoyed being a part of the Dallin School community since she did her student teaching with Mr. Miller in his fourth grade classroom in 2003-2004. Ms. Connor has only ever taught fifth grade, and she wouldn't have it any other way. In the spring of 2016, her very first class of fifth graders graduated from COLLEGE!!

Ms. Connor has one cat, Gary, who is named after SpongeBob's snail. She loves watching the Green Bay Packers (Go Pack, GO!), the Milwaukee Brewers, the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Bruins.

When she's not teaching, Ms. Connor is probably reading fantasy novels, watching movies, singing barbershop with the Boston Skyline Chorus, or her quartet: Bari'd Treasure, doing yoga, coaching FitGirls, or sleeping!!

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Jennifer Cubides

Email: jcubides@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2018

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Adriane DiPasquale

Email: adipasquale@arlington.k12.ma.us

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Don Miller

Email: dmiller@arlington.k12.ma.us

Education
• M.Ed Elementary Curriculum, Cambridge College
• B.A. Elementary/Special Ed, Boston College

Getting to Know Mr. Miller
Mr. Miller grew up in Billerica. He has two daughters, Deanna and Desiree and a cat named Sallie Mae. Mr. Miller has been teaching in Arlington for 29 years, 26 of those years have been at the Dallin School. He teaches the Science Foss Unit Energy. He feels privileged working with all the great teachers at the Dallin School, but most of all the fourth grade team.

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GRADE 5

Jennifer Bench

Email: jbench@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2010

Education
• B.A., Elementary Education/ Educational Psychology, Framingham State College, 2010
• M.Ed., S.T.E.M, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Framingham State University, 2015

Getting to Know Mrs. Bench
Mrs. Bench grew up in the Greater Boston Area with her mother, father and two younger sisters. She has always had dogs in her family and now she has her very own dog, Ellie Mae who is a lab mix. Mrs. Bench loves doing fun things with Ellie like taking her for walks and taking her to the beach.

Mrs. Bench started at Dallin as a teaching assistant in the fourth grade in 2010. She quickly took over a maternity leave early that school year in fourth grade and then went back to being a teaching assistant for the remainder of the year. She has been a fifth grade teacher at Dallin since the 2011-2012 school year.

She loves working with fifth graders because not only does she get to teach them everyday, but her students teach her new things all of the time as well! When Mrs. Bench is not teaching, you can find her reading, (especially on her kindle), spending time with her family and friends, or at her favorite vacation spot in York Beach, Maine.

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Patrick Burke

Email: pburke@arlington.k12.ma.us

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Christina Hughes

Email: chughes@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2010

Education
• B.A., Lesley University: English Literature Elementary Education, Specializations in Teaching
  Reading and Reading Research
• M.Ed., Lesley University: Specialist Teacher of Reading
• Ed.M., Harvard University: Human Development and Psychology

Getting to Know Ms. Hughes
Ms. Hughes grew up in Arlington and attended the Arlington Public Schools. She has been working with fifth graders ever since she completed her student teaching in Ms. Connor's classroom. Her favorite subject to teach is Math. Ms. Hughes' sister is also a teacher at Dallin in the third grade!

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Kelly Hughes

Email: khughes@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2013

Education
• B.A., Lesley University: American History and Literature and Elementary Education,
  Specializations in Teaching Education and Mind, Brain, and Education
• M.Ed., Lesley University: Specialist Teacher of Reading

Getting to Know Ms. Hughes
Ms. Hughes grew up in Arlington and attended the Arlington Public Schools. She completed her student teaching in Mr. Miller's fourth grade classroom. Her favorite subject to teach is Social Studies and she enjoys incorporating art into learning. Ms. Hughes' sister is also a teacher at Dallin in the fifth grade!

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SPECIAL EDUCATION AND RELATED SERVICES

LEARNING SPECIALISTS  |  OT  |  PSYCHOLOGIST  |  SLC   |  SLP   |  SOCIAL WORKERS
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEAM CHAIR

Lisa Ameruoso-Gecks - Learning Specialist

Email: lameruoso-gecks@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2012

Education
• B.S. in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
• M.S.Ed., Special Education, Simmons College, 2000
• Professional Coach Certification through The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
  (iPEC), 2010
• Trained as Executive Function Coach 2010

Getting to Know Mrs. A.
Mrs. A loves working at Dallin Elementary as one of the three Learning Specialists. She enjoys working closely with students, teachers and administration in her position. She started her career in education at the New England Center for Children in Southborough, MA. She was a teacher and day coordinator/supervisor for a team of teachers. She lives in Shirley, MA with her husband and son Evan. She has two Shih-Tzus dogs. She enjoys music, movies, traveling and spending quality time with her family.

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Isha Sanghvi - Learning Specialist

Email: isanghvi@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2017

Education
• M.Ed. in Special Education - Lesley University
• Post Graduate Licensure Program: Special Education - India
• Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education - India

Getting to Know Ms. Sanghvi
Ms. Sanghvi grew up in India and attended school and college in India as well. She moved to the United States to get her Masters in Special Education. She previously worked as an intern at one of the Cambridge Public Schools and extended her work at the same school by working as a long term substitute for a special educator position. In her free time, Ms. Sanghvi loves traveling, cooking, watching movies and spending time with her husband and 9 month old son, Ansh.

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Daniel Swartz - Learning Specialist

Email: dswartz@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2013

Education
• B.A., Elementary Education -Westfield State University, 2010
• M.Ed., Moderate Disabilities- Lesley University, 2012

Getting to Know Mr. Swartz
Mr. Swartz grew up the road along 128 where he could hear the concerts at the Topsfield Fair from his front yard. He loves American history (founding fathers and the Kennedys to be specific). He also is a huge Red Sox fan and a season ticket holder. Some other favorites of Mr. Swartz are burritos, superheroes, used bookstores and movies. On the weekends Mr. Swartz likes to spend time being around his friends, parents, grandparents and his brother Doodles (who just happens to be a dog).

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Mike McEwen - OT

Email: mmcewen@arlington.k12.ma.us

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Karen Ruccio - Psychologist

Email: kruccio@arlington.k12.ma.us

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Eileen Delory - SLC

Email: edelory@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2016

Education
• B.A., Elementary and Special Education, Providence College

Getting to Know Ms. Delory
Ms. Delory grew up in Wakefield, MA with her three siblings and two golden retrievers. She attended Providence College, where she studied Elementary and Special Education. Ms. Delory joined the Dallin School community in 2016, supporting learning in the SLC K-2 classroom. She is excited to continue to work with such wonderful students and talented colleagues who share a passion for learning! In the summers, she loves spending time in Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, as well as working at a local summer camp. Ms. Delory also enjoys coaching a competitive gymnastics team!

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Michael Murray - SLC

Email: mmurray@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2018

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Emily Goldberg - SLP

Email: egoldberg@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2017

Education
• M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emerson College
• B.A., Health and Society, University of Rochester

Getting to Know Ms. Goldberg
Ms. Goldberg grew up with her parents and sister in Carlisle, MA. She went to college in upstate NY. While in college she studied abroad in London and was able to travel to many other countries while there. After college, Ms. Goldberg moved back to the Boston area and worked as an aide at a local elementary school. She then went to graduate school at Emerson College to become a speech and language pathologist (SLP). Prior to working at Dallin, Ms. Goldberg worked as an SLP in early intervention in the Cambridge and Somerville area. Ms. Goldberg enjoys staying active, reading, trying new foods/restaurants, and traveling. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and her family dog, a black lab named Kaia.

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Meagan Burke - Social Worker

Email: mburke@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2011

Education
• Hamilton College
• Simmons School of Social Work

Training and Other Work Experience
• Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer
• Walker
• Adolescent Consultation Service - Cambridge Court Clinic
• Family Service Clinic - Cambridge Court Clinic

Getting to Know Ms. Burke
Meagan loves running, yoga, time with family and friends, and Lucy (her adorable pup).

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Jenny Loop - Social Worker

Email: jloop@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2016

Education
• The George Washington University, Washington, DC
• Salem State University School of Social Work, Salem, MA

Training and Other Work Experience
• Compassionate Care Hospice
• MGH/North Shore Cancer Center
• Department of Children and Families- Case Worker
• Family/child grief

Getting to Know Ms. Loop
Ms. Loop grew up north of Boston right on the ocean. She loves boating and going to the beach. She currently lives in Watertown. Outside of school Ms. Loop loves to hang out with friends and family, go to concerts and Zumba!! She also loves spending time with her puggle Logan and watching the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots. Ms. Loop spent a few months at Stratton at the beginning of last year before moving over to Dallin for the rest of the year. She is so excited to be back at Dallin!

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Rachel Hanlon - SPECIAL EDUCATION Team Chair

Email: rhanlon@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2018

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SPECIALISTS

ART      |     ELL     |     LIBRARY     |    MUSIC     |    PHYSICAL EDUCATION     |    READING

Stacie Greenland - ART

Email: sgreenland@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2013

Education
• BFA Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art, K-12 licensure in Visual Art
• Masters of Elementary Education with Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University
• K-5 licensure in Elementary Education

Training and Other Work Experience
• Responsive Classroom Training
• Open Circle Training

Getting to Know Mrs. Greenland
Mrs. Greenland has been drawing and making art since she was a child. She lives in Somerville with her husband, and loves working with Arlington children. Mrs. Greenland works in two Arlington schools this year: Dallin and Hardy. Outside school, Mrs. Greenland enjoys hiking, cycling, jogging, painting, reading, and playing video games.

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Betsy Griffin - English Language Learners (ELL)

Email: bgriffin@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2018

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Rebecca Aaronson - LIBRARY

Email: raaronson@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2011

Education
• BA McGill University
• MSLIS Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science
• Local university libraries, and the library/archives of a regional historical society.

Getting to Know Ms. Aaronson
After volunteering in the Dallin School Library for several years with my children's classes, I began working here in 2011. I have always loved children's literature and I especially love sharing it in the library. My family also runs a Little Free Library (feel free to borrow a book any time) next to our house.

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Kate Elmendorf - Music

Email: kelmendorf@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2018

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Wendy Plansky - Physical Education

Email: wplansky@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2009

Education
• M.Ed., Health, Family and Consumer Science, Cambridge College
• B.S., Physical Education and Health grades K-12, Bridgewater State College

Getting to Know Ms. Plansky
Ms. Plansky is excited to return to teaching Physical Education and Health in Arlington. She lives in Bedford with her husband and two daughters. In her free time she enjoys biking, tennis, skiing and kayaking. This year, she looks forward to improving children's love for fitness and exercise.

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Kathy Ryan - Physical Education

Email: kryan@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2005

Education
• Masters Of Education from Cambridge College
• B.S: Physical Education: UMASS Boston
• Open Circle Training.

Getting to Know Mrs. Ryan
Mrs. Ryan has had a love for teaching children the importance of exercise and healthy living since 2005. She was a stay at home mom for 9 years with her three children who are now grown in college and high school. She lives and is a part of the Arlington Community. In her free time she enjoys working out, cooking for her family, and watching her three kids play hockey, baseball, and lacrosse.

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Stephanie Fernald - Reading

Email: sfernald@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2005

Education
• BA in Spanish at Bates College
• Ed.M. At Harvard Graduate School of Education

Training and Other Work Experience
Ms. Fernald has worked in the classroom or in administration in the Chicago Public Schools, the Cleveland Public Schools, as well as overseas in Madrid, Spain. Her very first job was teaching Spanish at a boarding school in Andover, New Hampshire.

Getting to Know Ms. Fernald
Ms. Fernald has two sons, both of whom attend/have attended the Arlington Public Schools. She spends most of her free time exercising or watching her sons play sports.

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Kelly O'Toole - Reading

Email: kotoole@arlington.k12.ma.us

Started at Dallin Elementary School in 2011

Education
• B.A. French and Canadian Studies, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
• M. Ed. Elementary Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
• C.A.G.S. Reading, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Getting to Know Mrs. O'Toole
Before coming to the Arlington Public Schools, Mrs. O'Toole was a classroom teacher in South Boston and Farmington, CT, a stay at home mom, and an editor/writer for a resource guide for new parents in Boston.

Mrs. O'Toole lives in Arlington with her husband and their four children. Outside of school, Mrs. O'Toole enjoys cooking, traveling, and going to her children's sports, music and theater events. Besides spending time with her family, her favorite thing in the world is reading, especially fiction for grown ups and all kinds of children's literature. Mrs. O'Toole is very happy to be part of the Dallin School community!

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