At Lyons, staff is fully dedicated to the mission, vision and most importantly, the students, of our school. They are committed to continually improving their own professional practice.

We are always engaged in professional development to enable us to best meet the needs of our students. If we are going to provide the best possible education to our students, we need to be passionate about learning ourselves. We are well educated, well traveled and engaged in our work. Educating and supporting our students and community are crucial in improving our community and our world. We see our work as far more than a job. It is purposeful, extremely important and life-changing for our students and ourselves.

Interested in coming to work at Lyons?  Please send your resume, cover letter and statement of educational purpose to

Abby van Hemmen, 9th Grade Science 
Alana Burgos, 12th Grade Science and Health 
Ari Del Rosario, 8th grade Learning Specialist, 6th grade Art
Ashley Wofford, 6th/7th Grade Math
Avram Kline, 11th/12th Grade ELA
Bobby Costello, 10th & 11th Grade Math
Brian McCormack, 9th & 11th Grade Math  
Caitilin Rose, School Counselor, Counseling in Schools
Candy Nieves, Receptionist 
Carmen Acosta, Guidance Counselor – High School
Chelsea Green, 9th Grade Art
Cindy Black, 9th grade ELA
Cynthia Ramos, Secretary 
Dan Espinoza, 7th & 8th grade Social Studies
Daniel Filipak, 6th Grade Learning Specialist 
Dan Vitali, Internship Coordinator, 12th Grade Math
David Bally, 10th Grade Global Studies, PGC
Diana Felipe, paraprofessional
Emily Rivera, Youth Advocate 
Frank Greco, 7th & 8th Grade ELA
Hector Sanchez, Assistant Principal
Irene Contreras, 12th Grade Learning Specialist
James Burke, 8th Grade Science, PGC
Jason Meilands, 11th/12th Grade ELA
Jesse Alexander, 11th Grade Learning Specialist
Jessica Trubek, Social Worker
Jim Pratzon, MS/HS Theatre, HS ELA
Jody Madell, Program Director (Co-Director), 9th grade Social Studies
Jonas Shantz, 12th Grade Math (on leave)
Joshua Paverud, 11th Grade Science
Judi Socarras, School Counselor, Counseling in Schools
Laura Paddock, MS/HS ENL
Luke Janka, Assistant Principal
Lynn Perez, Paraprofessional
Martha Mahoney, HS Spanish
Mary Wright, SAPIS Counselor
Michelle Buffington, 10th Grade ELA, Computer Science
Miguelangel Gonzalez, 6th & 7th Grade Social Studies
Minerva Cantor, Parent Coordinator
Natalia Pacheco, Youth Advocate
Nicole Beall, HS Chemistry, 7th grade science
Oscar Bravo, HS Learning Specialist, 11th grade Math
Peter Litman, HS Field Studies, ENL
Peter Maiwald, 11th Grade Social Studies 
Robert Martz, 7th grade Learning Specialist
Sara Catalinotto, SETSS 
Sherene Noble, 6th & 7th Grade ELA
Stephanie Francis, 6th & 7th Grade ELA
Steve Revell, Physical Education
Tadashi Dozono, 12th Grade Social Studies
Taeko Onishi, Principal (Co-Director)
Tracey McFarlin, Dance
Wuta Onda, 7th & 8th grade Learning Specialist 
Yani Santana, HS Learning Specialist
Yanira Mendez, Guidance Counselor – Middle School
Yoimer Baez, CARA intern
Zoe LeJoy Campbell, 7th & 8th Grade Mathematics 
Zully Moore, 6th & 7th Grade Science