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 lyons@lyonscommunityschool.org

Alana Burgos, 12th Grade Science and Health 
Andres Rodriguez, Assistant Principal
Ari Del Rosario, Learning Specialist
Ashley Wofford, 6th/8th Grade Math
Bobby Costello, 10th & 11th Grade Math
Brian McCormack, 9th & 11th Grade Math  
Caitilin Rose, School Counselor, Counseling in Schools
Candy Nieves, Receptionist 
Chelsea Green, 9th Grade Art 
Chereene Ligno, 11th/12th Grade ELA
Cindy Black, 9th grade ELA
Cynthia Ramos, Secretary 
Dan Espinoza, 6th/8th grade Social Studies
Daniel Filipak, 6th/8th Grade Learning Specialist, PGC
Dan Vitali, Internship Coordinator, 12th Grade Math (on leave)
David Bally, 12th Grade Social Studies, PGC
Diana Tavender, 6th/8th Grade ELA
Emily Rivera, Youth Advocate 
Frank Greco, 7th Grade ELA
Irene Contreras, 12th Grade Learning Specialist
James Burke, 6th/8th Grade Science
Jason Meilands, 11th/12th Grade ELA 
Jeffery Ortega, 10th Grade Social Studies
Jesse Alexander, 11th Grade Learning Specialist
Jessiah Mosley, Paraprofessional
Jessica Trubek, Social Worker
Jim Pratzon, MS/HS Theatre, HS ELA
Jody Madell, 9th grade Social Studies
Jonas Shantz, 11th/12th Grade Math
Judi Socarras, School Counselor, Counseling in Schools
Latajah Wilson, paraprofessional
Lynn Perez, Paraprofessional
Martha Mahoney, HS Spanish
Mary Wright, SAPIS Counselor
Michelle Buffington, 10th Grade ELA, Computer Science
Miguelangel Gonzalez, 7th Grade Social Studies
Minerva Cantor, Parent Coordinator 
Mónica Torres-Ortiz, 9th Grade Science 
Morland Matthews, Guidance Counselor – High School 
Natalia Pacheco, Youth Advocate
Nicole Beall, HS Chemistry
Oscar Bravo, HS Learning Specialist
Peter Litman, HS Field Studies, ENL
Peter Maiwald, 11th Grade Social Studies 
Robert Martz, Learning Specialist
Sephra Ebron, 6th/8th grade Learning Specialist
Steve Revell, Physical Education
Sylvia Lovell, paraprofessional
Taeko Onishi, Principal 
Tanazia Gordon, 11th Grade Science
Tracey McFarlin, Dance
Wuta Onda, 7th grade Learning Specialist 
Yani Santana, HS Learning Specialist
Yanira Mendez, Guidance Counselor – Middle School
Yoimer Baez, CARA intern
Zoe LeJoy Campbell, 7th Grade Mathematics 
Zully Moore, 7th Grade Science