Our Faculty is one of our greatest resources. They can be reached through the school phone or by email, and will respond to you in a timely manner.

ADMINISTRATION

Heus_Jim

Jim Heus

jheus@smcds.org
Head of School

Education:
B.A., Hobart College
M.A., Teachers College,  Columbia University

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Lauren Abraham

labraham@smcds.org
Head of Lower School

Education:
B.A., Boston College
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

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Colleen Welsh

cwelsh@smcds.org
Head of Middle School

Education:
B.S. Springfield College
M.Ed. Lesley University

Ferry_Ted

Ted Ferry, C.M.A.

tferry@smcds.org
Business Manager

Education:
B.S., Bryant University C.M.A.

Huntley_Jennifer

Jennifer Huntley

jhuntley@smcds.org
Director of Advancement

Education:
B.A., Yale University

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Sandy Merten

smerten@smcds.org

Director of Enrollment Management

Education:

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Pepperdine University

Day_Jeff

Jeff Day

jday@smcds.org
Director of Information Technology

Education:
B.S., Rhode Island College

FACULTY/STAFF

Andrade_Karen

Karen Andrade

kandrade@smcds.org
First Grade

Education:
B.S., University of Nebraska

Ashby_Mary

Mary Ashby

mashby@smcds.org
Spanish

Education:
B.A. & M.A., West Chester University

Anguilla_Carol

Carol Anguilla

canguilla@smcds.org
History

Education:
B.A., Boston College
J.D., Catholic University
M.A.T., Roger Williams University

Barlow_Trish

Trish Barlow

tbarlow@smcds.org
Prekindergarten Assistant

Education:
B.S., University of Rhode Island

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Kathy Ward Bowen

kbowen@smcds.org
Science

Education:
B.A., Rhode Island College
M.A., Rhode Island College

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Hadley Bazarsky

hbazarsky@smcds.org
Extended Day Program

Education:

B.S. Skidmore College

Boyle_Jessica

Jessica Boyle

jboyle@smcds.org
Kindergarten

Education:
B.A., Wheaton College
M.Ed., Wheelock College

Buchanan_Megan

Megan Buchanan

mbuchanan@smcds.org
Nurse

Education:
BSN, RN, Salve Regina
BA, University of Rhode Island 

Buote_Kerren

Kerren Buote

kbuote@smcds.org
4th Grade Science/Lower School Assistant

Education:

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Brenda Cardullo

bcardullo@smcds.org
French

Education:
B.A., Salve Regina University

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Melissa Chafee

mchafee@smcds.org
Lower School Tutor

Education:
B.S., University of Rhode Island

Costa_Jessica

Jessica Costa

jcosta@smcds.org
Third Grade

Education:

B.S., University of Delaware

M.A., George Mason University

Cross_Jean

Jean Cross

jcross@smcds.org
Lower School Reading Specialist

Education:
B.A., Duke University
M.Ed, Providence College

Cullen_Sean

Sean Cullen

scullen@smcds.org
Physical Education

Education:
B.S., University of Rhode Island

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Emlen Drayton

edrayton@smcds.org
Science

Education:
B.S., Williams College

Gerring_Angela

Angela Gerring

agerring@smcds.org
Preschool Assistant

Education:

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.A., Ball State University
Eaves-Hileman_Ellyn

Ellyn Eaves-Hileman

ehileman@smcds.org
Technical Theatre

Education:
B.F.A., Valdosta State University M.F.A., Rhode Island College

Emmert_Jillian

Jillian Emmert

jemmert@smcds.org
First Grade

Education:
B.S University of Rhode Island
M.A.T Roger Williams University

Galster_Maureen

Maureen Galster

mgalster@smcds.org
Math/Tutor

Education:
B.A., College of the Holy Cross

Gladding_Melanie

Melanie Gladding

mgladding@smcds.org
Preschool Assistant and ESD

Green_Betsy

Betsy Green

bgreen@smcds.org
Prekindergarten

Education:
B.A., Roger Williams College
M.S., Simmons College

Griffin_Bernadette

Bernadette Griffin

bgriffin@smcds.org
Prekindergarten

Education:
B.A., Johnston State College

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Revka Hovermale

rhovermale@smcds.org
Creative Movement

Education:
B.A., Rhode Island College

Huth_Courtney

Courtney Huth

chuth@smcds.org
English

Education:
B.A., Fairfield University

Johnston_Christina

Christy Johnston

cjohnston@smcds.org
Drama and French

Education:
B.A., Williams College
Trinity Rep Conservatory

Joubert_Kate

Kate Joubert

kjoubert@smcds.org
Director of Student Services

Education:
B.A., Iona College

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Leslie Keohane

lkeohane@smcds.org
Art

Education:
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Krieger_Hilary

Hilary Krieger

hkrieger@smcds.org
Communications Coordinator

Education:
B.A., St. Lawrence University

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Kristine Langello

klangello@smcds.org
Chorus

Education:
B.A., M.A. University of Rhode Island

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Kristi Langslet

klangslet@smcds.org
Occupational Therapist

Education:
B.S., Colorado State University
B.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Lennon_Marc

Marc Lennon

mlennon@smcds.org

Director of Facilities

Education:

Lipinski_Emily

Emily Lipinski

elipinski@smcds.org
Technology/English, Athletic Director

Education:

B.A.S. Salve Regina University

Magruder_Lauren

Lauren Magruder

lmagruder@smcds.org
Science

Education:
B.S., University of Rhode Island

Marshall_Rachel

Rachel Marshall

rmarshall@smcds.org
Preschool

Education:

B.A., Plymouth State University in Early Childhood Education

Ngo_Hien

Hien Ngo

hngo@smcds.org
Science and Math

Education:

Nicoletta_Nicole

Nicole Nicoletta

summerprograms@smcds.org
Director of Summer Camp

Education:
B.A., Montclair State University

Nine_Elise

Elise Nine

enine@smcds.org
Math

Education:
B.S., Wagner College
M.A.T., SUNY Old Westbury

 

Perez_Deborah

Deborah Perez

dperez@smcds.org
Extended Day Program

B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University

M.A, Sacred Heart University

 

Pina_Jenna

Jenna Pina

jpina@smcds.org
Preschool

Education:

Rak_Claire

Claire Rak

crak@smcds.org
Assistant Business Manager

Education:
B.A., UC Irvine
M.A.,  Naval Postgraduate School


Spinney_Linda

Linda Spinney

lspinney@smcds.org
Second Grade

Education:
B.A., College of Mount St. Vincent
M.S., Hunter College

Stearns_Kate

Kate Stearns

Kstearns@smcds.org
Third Grade

Education:

Traverse_Scott

Scott Travers

stravers@smcds.org
Music

Education:

B.M., University of Rhode Island

Tutino_Phil

Phil Tutino

ptutino@smcds.org
Fourth Grade

Education:
B.A., Salve Regina University

COVID 19 update — our campus is closed but #SMSstaysconnected!

At this time, there are no known cases of COVID 19 in our SMS community. As Head of School Jim Heus wrote in a letter home to parents:

“In keeping with our nation’s efforts to maintain social distancing, and consistent with Governor Raimondo’s two-week suspension of public schools throughout the state, we will launch our plan for distance learning. We have planned, rehearsed and are ready to execute ‘virtual’ instruction on Monday, March 30th.”

Please CLICK HERE for FAQs on COVID 19 and distance learning.