Since its inception in 2001, Tompkins Square Middle School has been able to recruit and select all of its staff members. Teachers at TSMS understand the developmental needs of early adolescents, are strong designers of curriculum, and demonstrate a passion for learning. Adminstrative staff and paraprofessionals work hard to ensure that TSMS functions smoothly and meets the needs of all students. The school's rigorous hiring process combined with exceptionally low staff turnover has resulted in an extremely dedicated, committed, and intelligent community of educators who share a common vision.

Intense collaboration is a core professional value among staff members. All teachers meet together every morning before school begins for ten minutes to discuss the day's events and imminent student concerns. All staff also meets weekly to share common practices and to reflect upon their students' needs. Teachers meet by department weekly and by grade level at least once a month. Every spring, teachers attend a weekend retreat to reflect on the current school year and to set goals and plan for the upcoming year. Teachers regularly visit each other's classrooms, visit other schools, and attend professional development workshops. The professional conversations extend from the school year into annual summer meetings.

Since TSMS began, administrative and support staff members have played a key role with the teachers in both the school's development and the support of students. Overall, all staff members at TSMS are invested partners in both the current practices and continued growth of the TSMS community.

Staff Contacts and Teacher/Class Websites:

Ilan Adona
IAdona [at] tsmsonline.org
8th Grade Humanities Site w/Lance
Amy Anderla
AAnderla [at] tsmsonline.org
8th Grade Humanities 
Devan Aptekar
DAptekar [at] tsmsonline.org
Dean of Operations 
Lisa Ascalon
LAscalon [at] tsmsonline.org
Paraprofessional 
Julie Biggane
JBiggane [at] tsmsonline.org
7th Grade Math 
Clayton Braffith
CBraffith [at] tsmsonline.org
Physical Education 
Sebastian Braithwaite
SBraithwaite [at] tsmsonline.org
Technology 
Steffanie Burchette
SBurchette [at] tsmsonline.org
DanceClass Website
Bryce Cahn
BCahn [at] tsmsonline.org
8th Grade ScienceClass Website
Jennifer Chen
JChen [at] tsmsonline.org
7th Grade Math 
Cara Cibener
CCibener [at] tsmsonline.org
6th Grade Humanities Class Website
Alison Cohen
ACohen [at] tsmsonline.org
6th Grade ScienceClass Website
Yolanda Custodio
YCustodio [at] tsmsonline.org
Speech Language Therapist 
Liza Curry
LCurry [at] tsmsonline.org
8th Grade MathClass Website
Milagros Diaz
MDiaz [at] tsmsonline.org
Social Worker 
Tracy Dulay
TDulay [at] tsmsonline.org
Occupational Therapist 
Sonhando Estwick
SEstwick [at] tsmsonline.org
Principal 
Stacey Fell
SFell [at] tsmsonline.org
7th Grade HumanitiesClass Website
Pamela Flanagan
PFlanagan [at] tsmsonline.org
6th Grade ScienceClass Website
Skye Flusser
SFlusser [at] tsmsonline.org
8th Grade MathClass Website
Rachelle Ford
RFord [at] tsmsonline.org
Paraprofessional 
Belinda Goodman
BGoodman [at] tsmsonline.org
Paraprofessional 
Rachel Gordon
RGordon [at] tsmsonline.org
7th Grade MathClass Website
Jesus Goris
JGoris [at] tsmsonline.org
Paraprofessional 
Gina Hall
GHall [at] tsmsonline.org
Family Associate, School Assessment Team 
Vanvian Hoo
VHoo [at] tsmsonline.org
Social Worker 
Lillian Horton
LHorton [at] tsmsonline.org
Attendance Teacher 
Magda Irizarry
MIrizarry [at] tsmsonline.org
Supervising School Aide 
Douglas Keyzer
DKeyzer [at] tsmsonline.org
7th Grade HumanitiesClass Website
Austin LaBoy
ALaBoy [at] tsmsonline.org
Paraprofessional 
Lisa Lackey
LLackey [at] tsmsonline.org
ArtClass Website
Shirley Lee-Wong
SLee [at] tsmsonline.org
Parent CoordinatorWebsite
Lance Leener
LLeener [at] tsmsonline.org
8th Grade HumanitiesClass Website
Rachel Levinsky
RLevinsky [at] tsmsonline.org
ESL 
Kyler Lofton
KLofton [at] tsmsonline.org
7th & 8th Grade Science Grade 7
Grade 8
Pat Macken
212-995-1430 x3531
Guidance Counselor 
Rebekah Maginnis
RMaginnis [at] tsmsonline.org
6th Grade HumanitiesClass Website
Carole Mashamesh
CMashamesh [at] tsmsonline.org
7th Grade Humanities 
Matthew Masterson
MMasterson [at] tsmsonline.org
Dean of Students
Genevieve Moran
GMoran [at] tsmsonline.org
School Psychologist 
Akeem Oliver
AOliver [at] tsmsonline.org
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade ELA
Frances Quezada
FQuezada [at] tsmsonline.org
School Secretary  
Elizabeth Root
ERoot [at] tsmsonline.org
ArtClass Website
Rawley Rosa
RRosa [at] tsmsonline.org
Paraprofessional 
James Salazar
JSalazar [at] tsmsonline.org
7th Grade Science Class Website
Jacqueline Shlecter
JShlecter [at] tsmsonline.org
6th Grade MathClass Website
Michael Steinberg
MSteinberg [at] tsmsonline.org
Technology Coordinator 
Ginger Stevens
GStevens [at] tsmsonline.org
6th Grade HumanitiesClass Website
Paola Torres
PTorres [at] tsmsonline.org
SpanishClass Website
Matt Tripaldi
MTripaldi [at] tsmsonline.org
6th Grade Math and ScienceMath Site
Science Site
Kenrick Wagner
Office: (212) 995-1430, ext 3370
After School Program Director
Education Alliance at TSMS

Last updated 9/09/14