The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 11, 2004


Carlisle School announces new faculty hires

At their meeting on June 2, the Carlisle School Committee heard that four new teachers have been hired so far for the next school year. Members expressed feelings of hope and anticipation for the next year, but also regret at losing a number of well-respected faculty members who are retiring.

Ann Cussen (C.A.S.E.), Linda Clark (second-grade teacher), Jim Trierweiler (eighth-grade science), David Negrin (middle school art), Paula Ewers (eighth-grade language arts), Karen Morse (kindergarten), and Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson are retiring at the end of this school year.

Christine Denaro

At this time the Carlisle School has hired four new teachers for next year. Christine Denaro will teach a class of grade three students. She has a M.Ed. degree in Elementary Education from Lesley College, a B.S. in Marketing/Management from Bentley and has spent the past three years as a teaching assistant, tutor, and special education (SPED) aide in Carlisle.

Cassandra Graham will move from kindergarten to first grade.

Kathryn Gustafson

Kathryn Gustafson will teach a fifth-grade class. She has a B.A. in Psychology, an Elementary Education Certification from Muhlenberg College and a M.Ed. degree from the Special Education and Reading Program (in process) at Fitchburg State College. She has taught two years in the lower grades in Lynn and Boxford, and spent two years as a Math and Reading Tutor and SPED aide in Carlisle.

Kathryn Marsh

Kathryn Marsh will teach grade eight science. She has a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin and a M.Ed. pending in Middle School General Science from Lesley University. Marsh has been teaching for three years in grades seven and eight in Acton-Boxborough and Brookline.

Marcella Pixley

Marcella Pixley will teach grade eight language arts. She has received a M.Litt. in Writing and Teaching from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College in Vermont, an M.A. degree in Writing from the University of Tennessee and an A.B. in English from Vassar College. She has taught grades seven through twelve for nine years in Cambridge, Connecticut and Thailand.

Fox-Melanson said, "We welcome these new teachers. The two teachers in the middle school are women who have made contributions to science and have had experience working in industry." She added, "Hires still need to be made in art and the kindergarten department, but we are in pretty good shape. We are delighted with those we have hired."

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