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 
Alex Kreishman, 11th Grade ELA Resident 
Amy Rathgeb, on leave
Anaís Alonso, Secretary 
Ari Del Rosario, HS Learning Specialist, Urban Workshop
Ashley Wofford, 6th and 8th Grade Math
Avram Kline, 10th Grade ELA
Bobby Costello, 10th Grade Math
Brian Frye, Reading Specialist
Brian McCormack, 9th 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
Dan Espinoza, Restorative Justice Coordinator 
Dan Vitali, Urban Workshop, Internship Coordinator
Dana Wise, 7th Grade ELA
Daniel Filipak, 6th Grade Learning Specialist
Danielle Cota, 9th Grade Science
Darron Burgos, Restorative Justice Coordinator 
David Bally, 10th Grade Global Studies
Derek Deibert, 7th Grade Math
Dierre Taylor, 7th Grade Science, Director of School Culture 
Emily Rivera, Youth Advocate 
Erica Hansen, 8th Grade Learning Specialist
James Burke, 8th Grade Science 
Jason Javier, Youth Advocate
Jason Meilands, 11th Grade ELA
Jesse Alexander, Learning Specialist, Restorative Justice
Jessica Trubek, Social Worker
Jessica Miksis, on leave
Jim Pratzon, HS Theatre
Jody Madell, Program Director (Co-Director), 9th grade Social Studies
Jonas Shantz, 12th Grade Math 
Josh Boccheciamp, 8th Grade Field Studies 
Joshua Paverud, 11th Grade Science
Justin Wischik, 7th Grade Art & Field Studies
Judi Socarras, School Counselor, Counseling in Schools
Kasi Addison, 12th Grade ELA
Laura Paddock, MS/HS ESL, HS Art
Laura Rubin, Assistant Principal
Lynn Perez, Paraprofessional
Marcos Arvelo, 6th & 8th grade Social Studies
Martha Mahoney, HS Spanish
Mary Ann Keeler, 12th Grade Learning Specialist
Mary Wright, SAPIS Counselor
Meghan McGrew, 9th Grade ELA Resident
Michelle Buffington, 10th Grade ELA Resident
Miguelangel Gonzalez, 7th Grade Social Studies
Minerva Cantor, Parent Coordinator
Monica Batista, Paraprofessional
Natalia Pacheco, Youth Advocate
Nicole Beall, HS Chemistry
Oscar Bravo, HS Learning Specialist
Peter Litman, HS Field Studies, ESL
Peter Maiwald, 11th Grade Social Studies 
Quincy Holmer, 11th Grade Math
Robert Martz, 7th grade Learning Specialist
Sara Catalinotto, SETSS 
Sarah Glover, on leave 
Shatora Rowe, HS Learning Specialist Resident
Stephanie Baker, 6th Grade ELA
Steve Revell, Physical Education
Tadashi Dozono, 12th Grade Social Studies
Taeko Onishi, Principal (Co-Director)
Tracey McFarlin, Dance
Venise Morales, Paraprofessional
Wuta Onda, 6th grade Field Studies 
Yanira Mendez, Guidance Counselor – Middle School
Zully Moore, 6th Grade Science