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Junior High Staff


8 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

John Zarcone

Phone: (607)-758-4190
Fax: (607)-758-4149


Welcome to the Cortland Junior High School. The purpose of Cortland Junior High School is to foster a community of positivity, self reliance, and love of learning for all. There are two components that are essential to success in the Junior High School: Communication and Teamwork. I encourage everyone to communicate. Students need to communicate with each other, teachers, staff, parents and administration. Parents need to communicate with each other, teachers, staff, students and administration. Teachers and administration must communicate with these same groups as well. If everyone communicates, we will establish the second necessary component for success: Teamwork. 

Once again, we are in this together. All of us need to work together in the best interest of our children. Communication and teamwork are essential, and if there is anything anyone at Cortland Junior-Senior High School can do to help your children or you, please give us a call.

Cortland Junior High School Faculty and Staff

Use the Staff Directory on the Main page to find staff email links
JH Office Staff

Sherry Timmons

JH Nurse
Melody Scanlon

JH Attendance
Debbie Cross

Social Studies
Roberta Gambitta
Noel Passeri
Shannon Root

Hilary Church
Dan Devlen
Melissa Quinlan

Special Education
Kathleen Elliot-Birdsal
Molly McDermott
Morgan Southwick
Charlene Urtz
Christine Andrews
Home and Careers
Jennifer Drake

Family & Consumer Science
Jennifer Drake
Foreign Language 
Maria Keeney
Brooke Twitchell LTS
Stephanie Passeri LTS

Shirley van der Veur
Brandon Prosser

School Counselor
Penny Pomeroy
Shannon Constantino
Occupational Therapist
Julia Noonan
Melissa Martin

Social Worker
Devon Tennant
JH Teacher Aides
Santina Bishop
Manderin Darling
Mary Kate Conlon
Fran Davis