New Teachers

New Teachers
Posted on 09/04/2019

We are pleased to introduce this year's new teachers.  We are fortunate to have such talent join our teaching community.

New Staff 2019-2020

Eric Baker – High School, Special Education

Coach Baker joins us from sunny Florida and more recently Knickerbocker Middle School. He has extensive experience with a variety of Special Education classrooms. Coach Baker is our new football coach and looking forward to a great season.

New Staff 2019-2020

Grace Cady – Elementary, 2nd Grade

 Miss Cady is super excited to be teaching at Hoosic Valley. She has been teaching for three years and loves being in the classroom. She can’t wait to get to know everyone here at the Valley!

New Staff 2019-2020

Marlee Eckert – Elementary, 2nd Grade

Ms. Eckert joined Hoosic Valley at the end of last school year filling in for a maternity leave. She is very excited to be back to see some familiar faces and become part of the second grade team. When she is not teaching Ms. Eckert enjoys reading, riding her bike and spending time with friends and family.

New Staff 2019-2020Kaylee Giordano – Elementary Physical Education

 We welcome Coach Giordano from SUNY Cortland with degrees in physical education and sports management. Coach Giordano worked as a graduate assistant in the adapted physical education department while completing her Master’s degrees. She is looking forward to meeting all the elementary students and sharing her passion for health & wellness with the Hoosic Valley Community!

New Staff 2019-2020Kaile Kenyon – Elementary, 3rd Grade

Miss Kenyon hails from Mechanicville and is excited to join the third grade team. She is a recent graduate from the College of Saint Rose with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.

New Staff 2019-2020Brandee Silloway - Elementary, Kindergarten

After spending three years at Hoosic Valley at the Pre-K level, she has decided to join us full time as the new section of Kindergarten. This will be Miss Silloway’s first year with five & six year-olds. She is overjoyed to become part of our community. Outside of the classroom Miss Silloway enjoys reading, painting and spending time with her family and puppy!

New Staff 2019-2020 Katie Riggins – Elementary, Kindergarten Special Education

Miss Riggins is super excited to join the kindergarten team at Hoosic Valley! She grew up in a small town in the Hudson Valley region before heading north to SUNY Plattsburgh for her college studies. After graduation she has been working in the area schools gaining experience and plenty of new ideas. In her free time Miss Riggins enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and cooking.

New Staff 2019-2020Hayley Roher – Elementary, Kindergarten Special Education

Miss Roher is excited to come to Hoosic Valley and work with our kindergartners. She is thankful for the summer literacy PD that our teachers took part of over the summer and can’t wait to bring those new ideas into the classroom. Miss Roher received her teaching degrees from SUNY Oneonta and Long Island University. She is originally from Long Island and has enjoyed working with children in a variety of settings. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

New Staff 2019-2020Katherine Leach - High School, English

New Staff 2019-2020Katie Potts - High School, English This is Mrs. Potts 16th year teaching. Previously, she taught 13 years at Union-Endicott High School in Endicott, NY and 2 years at Warrensburg Jr/Sr High School. Ms. Potts have a BA in Liberal Studies from Bay Path College and a Master's in Secondary Education from The College of Saint Rose.

Our new staff members have joined us for a number of reasons, staff moving, retiring, changing grade levels, class size, etc.  

Staff Resignations/Retirements - We will miss seeing the following valued staff members in our hallways: Pam Tate, Sandy Fancher (November), Colleen Kross, Gina Mastromarchi, Kelly Rogers, Nancy O'Donnell, Ray Payne, Gail Morin, Betsy McGeoch, Anthony Cammarata, Michael Corlew and Miriam Dobbs.  We wish you all the best!

Grade Changes: Ericka Silverman - 2nd Grade; Kim Soden - 5th Grade; Kate Cruz - 3rd Grade.

Dean of Students: Paula Lanoue
Name Changes: Miss Curtiss is now Mrs. Hastey and Miss D'Amico is now Mrs. Michela. Congratulations!

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