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Changes in Teacher Lineup for Little Silver Schools

There have been a bunch of changes in who traditionally teaches what grade at Point Road and Markham next year.

Each summer, parents (present company included) sit on the beach and speak — with authority — on the choices their little one has for teachers in the fall and what classroom they'd like to see that student end up in.

But this summer, that conversation has become a little tricky, as a number of teachers have been shifted into new grades — and even a new school — as administrators contend with a departing educator and shifting class populations.

The accepted the resignation of teacher Brad Millaway at its June meeting, which left an opening in the third grade, and a larger class was moving up to fifth grade requiring the return of a fifth teacher. Then there is the always-changing roster of teachers headed out to or returning from maternity leave.

So, as is often the challenge for school administrators, the annual teacher puzzle had some missing pieces.

According to Principal Dr. Pamela Albert Devine, here are some of the changes kids and parents can expect in September:

  • Kathryn Fithian - returning from leave to Basic Skills Instructor
  • Nicole Bbalo - Resource Center
  • Rachael Kurnit - 3rd Grade
  • Cara McGuigan - 3rd Grade
  • Ryan Hance - 4th Grade
  • Carol Anderson - 5th Grade
  • Alyssa DelGuercio - 5th Grade

To see a full listing of staff that are in place for the upcoming school year, visit Point Road or Markham's Web sites.

Pam July 11, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Best wishes to Mr. Millaway! So sorry to hear that Little Silver is losing such a great teacher. He was wonderful and will be missed.
tara July 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Michael was so excited to have a 3 out of 5 chance - as he would say - of getting a boy teacher. Now the odds have greatly diminished :( Hoping he's one of the lucky few to get Mr. Mancheno, but feel that at point road - you can't go wrong! We are so lucky to have such wonderful teachers for our children. I'm sure there will be a few lucky students that get to have Mr. Hance for 2 years in a row and that probably doesn't happen that often anywhere!
Dede July 12, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I am so grateful that my son William had Mr. Millaway last year! He was truly awesome and will be greatly missed. I wish him the best of luck in his new position. Now that he knows that Mr. Hance is moving to 4th grade, he is already crossing his fingers! That said, all the 4th grade teachers are awesome, so he is lucky no matter which class he lands in!

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