Rye Neck Schools Welcome New Staff for 2019-2020

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Rye Neck Union Free School District welcomed 12 new faculty members during a two-day orientation, held Aug. 26-27. The group met with administrators, discussed policies and procedures, worked with their teams and departments, and received a tour of the district and community. 

Eric Lutinski, middle school principal and assistant superintendent for instruction, described this year’s group of new staff as a mix of both experienced and newer professionals. 

“Some of our new staff are Rye Neck alumni or have worked here as interns or student teachers,” he said. “Others come with years of experience in New York City, other Westchester districts or Connecticut. However, our new staff training sessions revealed that they are all thoughtful professionals who will contribute to the success of our students.” 

The following are new staff members at Rye Neck: 
Lina Amello, teaching assistant at Daniel Warren Elementary School 
Elisa Barilli, school psychologist at Rye Neck Middle School
Joseph Callagy, English teacher at Rye Neck High School
Crystal Contreras, Spanish teacher at Rye Neck Middle School
Amanda D’Addona, social studies teacher at Rye Neck Middle School
Chelsea Gillespie, mathematics teacher and teaching assistant at Rye Neck Middle/High School
Jean Laffan, French teacher at Rye Neck Middle School
Nichole Locher, physical education teacher at Rye Neck High School 
Alyssa Massi, mathematics teacher at Rye Neck Middle School
Carolyn Muller, special services teaching assistant at Rye Neck Middle/High School
Brian Pinto, elementary school teacher at Daniel Warren Elementary School 
Kristi Rachiele, science teacher at Rye Neck Middle/High School