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Cortland CECSD Welcomes New Staff

On August 27, new teaching staff participated in orientation and mentoring meetings. Teachers were welcomed by Superintendent Michael Hoose, and Board of Education President Janet Griffin.

Theresa Rutkowski is one of our new teachers at Barry Elementary. She said, “I am so excited to join the team at Barry. Everyone has been so welcoming. One of the benefits is having veteran fifth grade teacher Karen Matteson being my mentor. With her guidance, I know that I am going to have a productive year!”

Another teacher, Ellen Walpole, is excited to start at the Senior High School. Ellen taught English last year in the Rochester City School District. Ellen is originally from Central NY and is excited to return home and begin the year as part of the Cortland team!

Below are those teachers that participated in the program and who will be starting this year in the District.

  • Lauryn Abdo- Guidance / High School
  • Kaitlin Alessi- Grade 5 / Virgil
  • Jordan Ashley- Principal / Barry
  • Evelyne Butler- French / JSHS
  • Adam Curtis- Science / JSHS
  • John D’Antonio- Grade 6 / Barry
  • Melissa Da Costa Wilson- English / JSHS
  • Denise Furlong- Grade 1 / Parker
  • Kristen Hall- Nurse / Barry
  • Lauren Hallman- English / Junior High
  • Rebecca Harris- Music / Smith
  • Brytney Hatfield- Special Edu / Parker
  • Jaime Kelsey- Spanish / Junior
  • Jill Kissick-Castro- English / High School
  • Meagan Kirchoff- English / High School
  • McKenna L’Hommedieu- Physical Education / Junior High
  • Andrew Levinton- Math / High School
  • Heather Lindaman- Grade 1 / Virgil
  • Jody Mashlykin- Grade 6 / Smith
  • Marie Meagher- Director of Special Education / Kaufman Center
  • Jessica Mitchell- Special Education / Randall
  • Elizabeth Moshkowski- Art .5 Randall / .5 .Reading/Math Virgil
  • David O’Donnell- Social Studies / High School
  • Chelsea Palma- Physical Education / JSHS
  • Michael Pallassino- Social Studies / High School
  • Noel Passeri- Social Studies / Junior High
  • Brandon Prosser- Psychologist / Virgil
  • Imani Purvis- Guidance / Junior High
  • Theresa Rutkowski- Grade 5 / Barry
  • Stephen Russell- Music / JSHS
  • Jennifer Silleck- Math 8 / Junior High
  • Ellen Walpole- English 7 / Junior High
  • Elizabeth Webster- Grade 2 / Parker



Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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