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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Tracey Tierney, Principal/Lead Learner
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 email@example.com
Ms. Emily Anderson, Administrative Assistant & Instructional Aide
Ms. Anderson comes to Savoy with four years of experience in early childhood as a toddler and Preschool teacher and is EEC certified. She graduated from MCLA with a Bachelor's in social work and Psychology in 2017. Ms. Anderson is from North Adams where she lives with her twin boys Levi and Wyatt who are five years old. Ms. Anderson loves spending time with her family and friends, walking, and being outside. You can reach Ms. Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Mrs. Erica LeGrand, First & Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. LeGrand is the 1st & 2nd grade teacher at Emma Miller School. She is EEC certified and has received a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. LeGrand taught the Emma Miller preschool in a half day capacity and was thrilled to teach the preschool program when it became a full time program. Mrs. Legrand also started the Emma Miller After School Program. Some fun facts about her are that she hosted a local television program for 4 years through the Northern Berkshire Community Television Corporation and was heavily involved in many of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s youth programs, including the guardian statue project on display at Natural Bridge. Mrs. Legrand lives in Adams with her husband Eugene and three step-children. You can reach Mrs. LeGrand at Ext. 5505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Kimberly Wells, Third & Fourth 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 & Intervention Specialist
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
Mr. Brian Keller, STEM Teacher
Mr. Keller is the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher at Emma L. Miller Elementary School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and a master’s degree in Health and Family Consumer Sciences from Cambridge College. He is licensed in General Science, Physical Education, and Health and Family Consumer Sciences. Mr. Keller’s interests are road cycling, hiking and traveling with his wife Robin. Mr. Keller can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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. Donna Maynard, Instructional Aide
Mrs. Maynard is entering her fifth year at Emma Miller School working as an instructional aide with the pre-school students. Mrs. Maynard is a Savoy native and is excited to give back to her community. She believes a child’s introduction to school is one of the most important times as they are leaving home and spreading their own little wings. Mrs. Maynard strives to help make this experience the best it can be. She has been married to her husband Robert for 44 years, has two grown daughters and 4 amazing grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family, camping and hiking with her dog Buddie. You can reach Mrs. Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss MacKenzie Kupiec, Instructional Aide
Miss Kupiec is in her first years at Emma Miller School working as an instructional aide with the first and second grade students. Miss Kupiec attended this very elementary school as a kid and grew up in Savoy. She loves to be around kids and watch them learn new things. She enjoys attending dirt bike races and truck pulls, as well as camping with her family. You can reach Miss Kupiec 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. Jordan Rennell, Speech & Language Pathologist Assistant
Mrs. Rennell is a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant in the North Berkshire School Union. Mrs. Rennell has nine years experience providing speech and language therapy within the public school and early intervention settings, for children ages birth thru high school. Mrs. Rennell attended Worcester State University completing her degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Education program at MCLA. Mrs. Rennell lives in North Adams, MA with her husband Aaron and two boys Mason and Myles. When not working she enjoys spending every moment with her children. You can reach Mrs. Rennell at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Miss Sarah Ouellette, School Adjustment Counselor
Miss Ouellette is the School Adjustment Counselor at Emma Miller School. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Assumption University and a master’s degree in School Adjustment Counseling from Springfield College. She has been working with children of all ages for many years in a variety of settings. She is passionate about helping students reach their fullest potential by building upon their strengths and providing support in areas of social, emotional, and academic needs. Miss Ouellette is originally from Connecticut but currently lives in Pittsfield, MA with her boyfriend and 2 cats. In her free time she enjoys being active, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family. You can reach Miss Ouellette at Ext. 5509 or email@example.com
Mrs. Jacquelyn Graves Duma, School Nurse
Mrs. Graves Duma is the school nurse at Emma Miller School. She holds an associates degree in nursing from Berkshire Community College and is near completion of her bachelor's degree in nursing from Southern New Hampshire University. She splits her professional time between the school and the critical care unit at Berkshire Medical Center. She resides in Dalton with her husband, two children who are presently ages 19 and 6, and a rescue dog. In her personal time she very much enjoys time with her family and anything outdoor related. You can reach Mrs. Graves Duma at extension 5503 or Jgraves@savoyelementary.com.
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.