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Staff Directory

 Welcome to Piney Point Elementary School where our students are caring and courageous, respectful and  responsible, honest and fair. We have a dedicated staff, PTA, and community that work to provide our students with the best educational experiences possible. We are committed to helping every child build a solid foundation for their future learning and success in a safe and nurturing environment. At Piney Point, we understand that the social and emotional aspects of a child contribute to their academic success and; therefore, we focus on building a strong sense of community within our school. Our students strive to meet the expectations of the 3R’s: Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn. 

We also understand the importance of positive and productive relationships between the school and home. In an effort to facilitate this relationship and keep families informed, we have established multiple means of relaying information. The PPES website provides a parent calendar with important event dates and other information you may need. The website can also be used to report a child’s absence. Additionally, weekly emails are sent home to families with upcoming event information, calendar reminders, and other important information.

We look forward to working with all of the PPES students and their families. As always, we thank you for your continued support and commitment to the success of your child. 

Beam on Beacons – Let Your Light Shine!


Name Contact Position
 Tara Zeier Principal

 Assistant Principals

Name Contact Position
Andrea Smith  Assistant Principal

Office Staff

Name Contact Position
Missy Adkins Principal's Secretary
Jayne Worch Secretary 

Health Office

Name Contact Position
Erica Kittrell Nurse
Mia Blackwood School Psychologist


Name Contact Position
Leila Lynch Instructional Resource
Robin Girard Instructional Resource


Name Contact Position
Krista Pelton Counselor
Lisa Galati Pupil Personnel Worker


Name Contact Position
Emily Longo Art
Renee Campbell Music/Band
Rebekah Norris Music
Andrea Hampton Orchestra
Karen Colonna Physical Ed
Logan Manz Physical Ed
Lisa Anderson Media Specialist
Kim Bacon Media Para
Sandra Flowers ESOL


Name Contact Position
Maria Ficalora PreK Teacher

Tiffinay Brooks Prek Paraeducator
Patti VanDerSnick PreK Paraeducator


Name Contact Position
Marcy Nguyen Teacher
Sara Quinn Teacher
Rebecca Sonnenberg

Jessica Crandall Paraeducator
Sade Frederick Paraeducator
Jessica Sievers Paraeducator

First Grade

Name Contact Position
Tara Bersell Teacher
Amy Hepp Teacher
Julie Tavel Teacher

Second Grade

Name Contact Position
Jack Getty Teacher
Genevieve Pharis Teacher
Kellie Schroyer Teacher
Megan Taylor Teacher

Third Grade

Name Contact Position
Franci Hill Teacher
Jessica McLane Teacher
Elizabeth Pizzadili Teacher

Fourth Grade

Name Contact Position
Donna Cheng Teacher
Michaela Davis-Rigney Teacher
Julie Gaston Teacher

Fifth Grade

Name Contact Position
Kimberly Plagge Teacher
Charles Schroyer Teacher
Alison Timmermann Teacher

Special Education

Name Contact Position
Teri McIninch Teacher
 Amanda Pike Teacher
Kathryn Shepherd Teacher
Cara Smith Speech
Michelle Turner Paraeducator
Hannah Stefanisin Paraeducator

Building Service Staff

Name Contact Position
John Young Building Service Manager
Kellie Knopp Building Service Asst Manager
 Roy Myles

Building Service Staff

Cafeteria Staff

Name Contact Position
Sherry Curtis Cafeteria Manager
Dorothy Goodwin Cafeteria Staff
Pat MeWhinney Cafeteria Staff