Students and Families
Mr. John Franzoni, Superintendent of North Berkshire School Union
Mr. Franzoni is the Superintendent of Schools for the North Berkshire School Union and has over 30 years of experience as an educator, including the principal of Brayton Elementary School in the North Adams Public Schools. Mr. Franzoni has also worked as an assistant principal, dean of students, math teacher, athletic director, and basketball coach during his time educating students from pre-kindergarten through their college years. He is a native of North Adams and still resides in that town with his wife, Ellen. He earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Bryant University, as well as a degree of Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching from Fitchburg State University. Mr. Franzoni is thankful for the opportunity to work with the dedicated students and staff members in the schools of the North Berkshire School Union and looks forward to working with the families of the students in all towns to help maintain a positive, safe learning environment for our children every day in school. You can reach Superintendent Franzoni at 413-664-9292 Ext. 5201 or email@example.com.
Mrs. Tracey Tierney, Principal/Grade 3 & 4 Teacher
Mrs. Tierney is the principal and lead learner at Emma Miller Elementary School. She comes to Savoy with over 18 years of experience as an elementary and middle school teacher and administrator in Berkshire County. Mrs. Tierney holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Salve Regina University and master’s degree in Educational Administration from American International College (AIC). Mrs. Tierney is originally from Rhode Island and lives in Cheshire with her husband Shawn and their two golden retrievers, Tobey & Gracey. She has four grown children and three grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys camping, spending time with family, traveling, cheering on the Patriots and selling real estate. You can reach Mrs. Tierney at 413-743-1992, Ext. 5501 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Kayla Bradbury, Administrative Assistant & Instructional Aide
Mrs. Bradbury is our Administrative Assistant/Classroom Assistant. She enjoys the tasks of the office and loves working with the kids in the classroom. Mrs. Bradbury lives in Savoy with her husband John-Michael, her 3 children Zack, Evelyn, and Jonny. She enjoys spending her time reading, doing fun activities with her kids, exploring the woods of Savoy, and playing with the many animals on their land. She is delighted to be a part of Emma Miller Elementary School! You can reach Ms. Kayla at Ext. 5502 or email@example.com.
Ms. Christina Engwer, Preschool & Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Engwer has been teaching in Savoy for seven years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Behavior Analysis from MCLA, and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Engwer is originally from Adams, but now lives in Adams, MA with her son Easton and German Shepard Axle. She enjoys spending time with family and read a good book in her free time. You can reach Ms. Engwer at Ext. 5504 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Kimberly Wells, First & Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Wells is the 3rd & 4th grade teacher at Emma Miller School. She graduated in 1991 from American International College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She stayed home to raise her three children, Ethan, Kathryn, and Abby before returning to teaching in 2009 as a Title 1 teacher at Craneville School in Dalton. She then worked as a reading interventionist at Sullivan School in North Adams before coming to Emma Miller in 2013. She is passionate about helping children see their own potential, and develop a love for learning. She has also coached many youth/high school sports teams over the years. Mrs. Wells lives in Windsor with her husband Tim. She enjoys watching sports, exercising, reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family. You can reach Mrs. Wells at Ext. 5506 or email@example.com
Mrs. Jessica Badorini, Fifth & Sixth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Badorini is the 5th and 6th grade teacher at Emma Miller School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Liberal Studies from Emmanuel College and a master’s of science degree in Elementary Education, specializing in Language and Literacy from Simmons College. Mrs. Badorini has been teaching for over 5 years at the elementary level. She currently lives in Pittsfield with her husband, Brad and her dog, Ollie. In her free time she enjoys reading, collecting succulents, watching football with her family, and taking classes to continue her education. You can reach Mrs. Badorini at Ext. 5507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Karri Zepka, Special Education & PreK-K Co-Teacher
Mrs. Zepka is the special education teacher and intervention specialist. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Master’s of Education degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Mrs. Zepka has been teaching for 6 years from elementary level to high school level in both special and general education. She currently lives in Savoy with her husband Jonathan, her son Ryder, and their cat Bynx. In her free time she enjoys playing with Ryder, watching dirt bike races, watching sports and visiting her family back in New York. You can reach Mrs. Zepka at Ext. 5508 or email@example.com
Mrs. Greta Facchetti, Physical Education & Art Teacher
Mrs. Greta Facchetti is the Physical Education and Art teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in Education from Cambridge College. Ms. Facchetti has been an educator for over 20 years and is passionate about instilling the importance of an active lifestyle in her students. She is a Savoy native and is very proud to be teaching at the same elementary school that she attended as a child. She currently lives in Savoy with her husband, Blair and their daughter, Vienna and son, Chaz. When not working, you can find her actively enjoying the outdoors, practicing yoga, traveling, working in her garden or spending time with her family and friends. You can reach Mrs. Facchetti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Kamaree Saldo, Art Teacher
Miss Saldo has always had a passion for art, and it has been her goal to become a teacher. She has been teaching for Pittsfield Public Schools in MA for the past 3 years: her first year as a substitute for Conte Elementary and for the past 2 years she has been the art teacher at Reid Middle School. She follows in the footsteps of her mother, who is also an Art teacher and has taught for Pittsfield as well for 15 years at the Middle and High School levels. Previous to teaching Miss Saldo attended Bennington College where she studied a variety of media, taking every art class she could fit into her schedule, with her major being in Ceramics, Painting, and Sculpture. In addition to teaching, Miss Saldo is an artist herself; she is a woodfire ceramicist and painter who sells her artwork and pottery and spends her summers working on her own art. She is passionate about sharing her love of the arts, emphasizing how important the arts are, and encouraging the creativity and exploration of her students. You can reach Miss Saldo at email@example.com
Ms. Meagheanne Donahue, Instructional Aide
Ms. Donahue has been at Emma L. Miller since 2009. She worked for several years as a one-on-one aide for special needs students. Mrs. Donahue also coordinates the Little Drummers, a children’s group dedicated to helping our communities, empowering children, and making our little patch of the world a better place. She lives in Adams with her son, Mace, and their little dog, Francis. Ms. Donahue enjoys spending time with her family, reading, volunteering, gardening, and collecting Early American folk art. You can reach Ms. Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Sandra LaBonte, Instructional Aide
Mrs. LaBonte has worked at Emma Miller School for twenty years. She has been a teacher’s aide in every grade from PreK-5th. Most of her years have been in the K-1 classroom. Mrs. LaBonte enjoys working with children and helping them learn and grow. She likes to spend her time during summer vacation assisting in the Preschool Summer Camp. She also enjoys working in the yard, gardening, and canning fresh vegetables in the fall. In her free time, she enjoys walking, motorcycle rides with her husband and son, and spending time with family. You can reach Mrs. LaBonte at email@example.com
Mrs. Jamie Boucher, Speech Pathologist
Mrs. Boucher is the Speech-Language Pathologist at Emma Miller Elementary School. She has several years of experience working with school-age, preschool and young children in early intervention. Mrs. Boucher received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Massachusetts Amherst and master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The College of Saint Rose. Mrs. Boucher lives in Clarksburg with her husband Collin. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and watching the Patriots! You can reach Mrs. Boucher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Christin George, Occupational Therapist
Mrs. George is the Occupational Therapist at Emma L. Miller Elementary and has been here since 1999. She comes to Savoy with 22 years of experience as a school-based therapist, working in both residential and public schools in NH, VT, and throughout North Berkshire County. Mrs. George holds a bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. She is originally from New York and currently lives in North Adams with her husband Brice and 2 children, Emily and Jack. Outside of school, Mrs. George enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, yoga, going to see live music, reading, and working in her garden. You can reach Mrs. George at email@example.com
Mrs. Katelynn Pitoniak, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Mrs. Pitoniak is an Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in the North Berkshire School Union. She has several years of experience working with various populations birth to elderly in various different settings from early intervention, preschool, public schools, behavioral residential treatment centers, and the nursing home. Mrs. Pitoniak holds a Masters degree from Springfield College in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and her Associates degree from Maria College in Occupational Therapy Assisting. She is originally from North Adams, but currently resides in Pittsfield with her husband Nate and their two cats Ollie and Bandit. Outside of school, Mrs. Pitoniak enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going for hikes, exercising, and traveling.
Mr. Jon Friedman, School Adjustment Counselor
Mr. Friedman is the School Adjustment Counselor at Emma Miller School. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Counselor that comes to Savoy with over 25+ years of experience working with students both in public and residential school settings. Mr. Friedman holds both a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Buffalo. He relocated with his wife in 1991 to the Berkshires where they have raised their three children. Outside of work, Mr. Friedman enjoys spending time in nature, playing his guitar, coaching and spending time with family. You can reach Mr. Friedman at ext. 5321 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Leo Curtain, Custodian
Leo has been the custodian and maintenance person for Emma Miller School for a wicked, long time. He is also the Emma Miller Santa Claus during the holidays. Leo lives in Adams with his wife Patty.