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The faculty and staff at Parker




  • Leigh Augustine M.S.Ed Early Childhood Education, Brooklyn College; B.F.A. New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University  laugustine@parkerschool.org
  • Michele Ridgeway SUNY Geneseo, B.S. Special Education, Certified Early Intervention Specialist   mridgeway@parkerschool.org

PreK Assistants

Grades K-1

  • Brittany Denny M.S. General Childhood Education & Literacy, Bank Street College of Education; B.A. Comparative Religious Studies, Skidmore College bdenny@parkerschool.org

Grades 2-3

K-3 Assistant

  • Jenny Edwards A.A. Hudson Valley Community College, Early Childhood Education; BA Empire State College (in process) jedwards@parkerschool.org

Grades 4-5

  • Rose Nolan M.S. Education, Sage Graduate School; B.S. Business Administration, Marist College   rnolan@parkerschool.org

Grades 4-5 Assistant and Coordinator of Extended Day Program

  • Noellie Medina M.S. Educational Psychology and Methodology, SUNY Albany (in progress); B.A. Psychology, Siena College  nmedina@parkerschool.org

Grades 6, 7 and 8 Language Arts

Grades 5-8 Math

  • Tom Brandon M.A. Education, University of Phoenix; BS Mathematics with Chemistry, University College, Dublin  tbrandon@parkerschool.org

Grades 6, 7 and 8 Science

Grades 6, 7 and 8 Social Studies

  • Derek Fox M.S., Secondary Education, University of New England; B.A. History Education, College of St. Rose   dfox@parkerschool.org

Grades K-8 Art 

Grades Pre-K – 8 Music

  • Sara Feltes M.M. The Hartt School at University of Hartford; B.S. Music Education, College of St. Rose;  sfeltes@parkerschool.org

Grades Pre K-8 Physical Education and Health, Athletic Director

Grades K-5 Science

  • Leiana Hawkins M.Ed. in Science Education, North Carolina State University; B.S. Biology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; lhawkins@parkerschool.org

Grades Pre K-8 Spanish


  • Laura Salisbury MLS Information Science and Policy, School Media Specialist SUNY Albany; BA English Literature, SUNY Albany; AAS Livberal Arts, SUNY Cobleskill lsalisbury@parkerschool.org

Head of School

  • Laura Graceffa A.B. Biology, Vassar College; Sc.M. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, M.A.T. Biology, Brown University   lgraceffa@parkerschool.org

Director of Academics and Literacy Specialist K-3

  • Jennifer Gresens M.S. Education, Hunter College; B.A. Art History and Psychology, University of New Hampshire jgresens@parkerschool.org

Director of Admission

  • Matt Thornton B.A. Biology, Hamilton College; M.A.  Lesley University M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction  mthornton@parkerschool.org

Director of Finance

  • Michele Lindow B.S. Business Administration, Cum Laude, Le Moyne College; Professional certifications Human Resources, SHRM-CP & PHR mlindow@parkerschool.org

Director of Development and Communications

  • Jamie Crouse M. A. Adolescent Education, D’Youville College, B.S. Environmental Studies, B.A. Geology, University at Buffalo   jcrouse@parkerschool.org

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