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Parent-Student Survival Guide

Welcome

Note to students and parents:

We hope this guide will help you navigate your high school years with greater confidence and a clearer understanding of all the choices that are available to you at Mohonasen.

Mohonasen High School offers students a growing number of choices in coursework and extracurricular activities. Read up on them so you know what’s available and how to get involved.

Bookmark this guide and you’ll probably find yourself coming back to it as questions arise. If we left something out that would be useful for students or parents to know, please let us know so we can include it in future handbooks.

For a complete alphabetical listing of the contents of this guide, consult the Index on page 46. Please keep in mind that the information contained in this guide will, over time, be subject to change.

Welcome to Mohonasen High School!

Key Contacts

District administrators

Superintendent of Schools
Shannon Shine (518) 356-8200

Asst. Superintendent for Business
Christopher Ruberti (518) 356-8210

Asst. Supt. Curriculum & Instruction
Laurel Logan-King: (518) 356-8205

Director for Spec. Ed/Alt. Ed
Sara Lewis: (518) 356-8221

Academic Admin. Science/Tech.
Matthew Hubbell (518) 356-8254

Academic Administrator for APPR, Data, State Reporting, Mentoring, Instructional Leaders
Deborah Kavanaugh-Farnan
dkavanaugh@mohonasen.org
518.356.8256

Academic Administrator for APPR, ELA, Social Studies, ENL and School Library
Tasha Anderson
tanderson@mohonasen.org
518.356.8253

Other key contacts:

Aquatics Program
Marc Vachon, Supervisor (518) 356-8240

Buildings & Grounds/Facilities
Joseph Mayo, Director (518) 356-8228

Business Office Supervisor/District Treasurer
Tracey Freemantle (518) 356-8230

Continuing Education
Patricia Hopkins, Coordinator (518) 356-8303

Communications
Alissa Scott (M,W,F)
John Noetzel (T)
JoEllen Gardner (Th)
(518) 356-8250

Food Service Program
Kimberly Gagnon, Supervisor (518) 356-8225

PE, Athletics & Health Education 
Dave Austin, Director (518) 356-8270

Transportation Department
Randy Jerreld, Director (518) 356-8260

Principal
Craig Chandler (518) 356-8314

Assistant Principals

  • Daniella DeLuca (518) 356-8302
  • Thomas O’Connor (518) 356-8302

Administrator, CAT Building
William Vacca (518) 356-8315

Dean of Students

  • Meredith Eberz (518) 356-8315
  • Greg Massaroni (518) 356-8315

Attendance Office
Cindy Clough (518) 356-8315

Counseling & Career Center
(518) 356-8322

Counselors

  • Danielle Gaudio
  • Amy Huszar
  • Rebecca Pauley
  • Duane Wood

School Librarian
Lisa Backman (518) 356-8331

School Nurse
Johanna Springer (518) 356-8310

School Psychologist
Elizabeth Young (518) 356-8412

School Resource Officer
Officer Michael Rumbaugh (518) 356-8214

School Social Worker

  • Elizabeth Castillo-Haynesworth (518) 356-8443
  • Joshua Peck(518) 356-8347
  • Margaret Sutton (518) 356-8335

Student Assistance Counselor
Diane Blinn (518) 356-8313

High School Faculty by department

All teachers have voicemail and e-mail. Parents who wish to contact a teacher should call the school’s main number — (518) 356-8300 — and ask to be connected with the teacher’s voicemail or visit our searchable online staff directory at www.mohonasen.org/staffdir.

Art

  • Christina Mathieu
  • Allison Vaughn
  • Michael York
  • Business
  • Susan Braiman
  • Robert Baldwin

English

  • Richard Burega
  • Kathleen Derochie
  • Kathleen Fiozzo
  • Tara Halliday
  • Jeff Hayes
  • Marc Sullivan
  • Kristen Vachon
  • Marvin Veeder

Foreign Language

  • Linda Breen
  • Heather Clikeman
  • Maureen Geagan
  • Patrick Keegan
  • Tricia Saullo

Family & Consumer Science

  • Kathleen Sacks

Health

  • Amy Stott

Mathematics

  • Stephanie Bruhn
  • Deborah Capullo
  • Maureen Conway
  • Meredith Eberz
  • Robert Higgins
  • Brett Hilko
  • Danielle Hunt
  • Greg Massaroni
  • Karen Smith

Music

  • Nicole Gabriel
  • Daniel Jones
  • Kimberly Kondenar
  • Gail Sparlin

Physical Education

  • Jim Huggins
  • Ray Kearney
  • Bill Mattola
  • Lori Moore
  • Nikki Steele

Science

  • Dawn Aulita
  • Adam Barr
  • Katie Bartone
  • William Clayton
  • Brian Galati
  • Jennifer Gribben
  • Heather Hill
  • Nicole Ozimek
  • Patrick Petty
  • Rebecca Shea

Social Studies

  • Rebecca Bartlett
  • Cory Gregg
  • Colleen Guse
  • Dennae Hughes
  • Malachi Martin
  • Priscilla Perry
  • Scott Sabourin
  • Brian Shaffer
  • Ann VonStetina
  • Autumn Wallace
  • Michael Williams

Special Education

  • Stephanie Arnold
  • Martha Mallon
  • Ben Pierson
  • Katie Pierson
  • Erica Restifo
  • Jodi Scalise

Technology

  • Nicole Battisti
  • Robert Buehler
  • George Reluzco
  • John Winters