ETL- Dr. Melissa Mumby
I am originally from New York, but moved to Massachusetts when I was in the 5th grade. I attended UMass, Amherst, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English. I attended American International College, where I earned both my Master’s in Moderate Disabilities and Doctorate of Education. I have co-authored 3 books on special education topics, and I am a contributing author to 2 anthologies on educational practices for struggling learners. I have three cats – Simon, Zoe, and Pickles. In my free time I like to read, play Xbox, travel with my significant other, and hike.
6th Grade- Sarah Cunha
7th Grade Special Education- Abigail Monette
Middle School Paraprofessional- Tracy Fay
Paraprofessional- Tiffany Farell
Developmental Skills Instructor- Annelis Goulet
I was born in Sweden 60 years ago. After finishing high school there i moved to USA and attended U-Mass, Amherst where i received a degree in Education.
During that time I also got married and had two children. A girl, Rebecca, who is a
social worker in Granby, and a son, Benjamin, who is a member of U S Special Forces and has completed 2 tours of duty in Iraq and 6 in Afghanistan earning him 4 Bronze Stars.
I went on to earn my Master's Degree in Special Education at Westfield State University and have been teaching in Springfield for 32 years.
My hobbies are; spending time with my 3 grandsons, family, friends and my 2 dogs, going to the beach, reading, traveling and riding my bike.
8th Grade- Sam Vega (Dept. Chair)
11th Grade: Jenny Mibier
I am currently the 11th grade Special Education teacher at Renaissance. I came to teaching in a very roundabout way; I started as a lawyer, and decided to become a yoga instructor and live in a few different cities, until I finally returned to my hometown, Springfield. When I moved back I met my amazing husband, Marco, and at his suggestion decided to try teaching....and I felt like I had finally found my passion. I continue to teach yoga at several studios in the area, and when I have free time I am up for anything outside, from biking to hiking, and seeing my favorite bands play whenever possible.
Middle School Paraprofessional- Marisabel Roman
Middle School Paraprofessional- Carmen Pomales
High School Paraprofessional- Mickey Paul