Principal- Arria Coburn
I am a married to a wonderful and supporting husband, Leslie Coburn. We have two beautiful children, Avery and Zoey Coburn. I attended Northeastern University for undergrad and American International College for graduate school.
I have been involved in education for over 11 years. I am a graduate of Springfield Public Schools and entering my second year as the principal of the Springfield Renaissance School. Before my role as a principal, I worked as a special education teacher for six years and then moved into an assistant principal role at John J. Duggan Academy.
Favorite Quote: The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. –Martin Luther King, JR
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Grades 9/10 Assistant Principal- Jenni Manfredi
Grades 6/8 Assistant Principal- Dan Pear
Mr. Daniel Pear is one of the founding educators of the Springfield Renaissance School. During his tenure here, Mr. Pear has taught 6th, 8th, and 9th grade mathematics. Mr. Pear has previously served as the head coach of the boys’ and girls’ varsity cross country teams. Prior to joining the Springfield Renaissance School community, Mr. Pear taught in Weymouth, MA and in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Pear is fortunate to be supported by his wife, Kara Noonan Pear, and their two children.
Grades 11/12 Assistant Principal- Sacha Garcia-Mailloux
Born and raised in Holyoke. B.A. at Bates College in Lewiston, ME where I did study abroad to Spain and France. Traveled to Africa, Mexico, Italy and the island of Sardinia by way of Bates. M.Ed. at UMASS Amherst in Education Administration. Taught middle school for eight years. Currently Assistant Principal for 8th and 9th grade. Proud wife of Paul and mother to Lukas and Nadya.