Meet Our Staff

Leadership Update – September, 2021

For the past two years, Dr. Michael Finley has led The UCAP School through many changes and worked to build a strong team of teachers and administrative staff dedicated to our school’s mission. In September, Michael left UCAP to start a new chapter as Chief of Staff for the New Haven Public School District. We are grateful for his leadership.

Dr. Stephanie Downey Toledo, Superintendent of the Central Falls School District and Chair of the Board of Superintendents governing the UCAP School, will serve as the Acting Executive Director while the search for the new Executive Director takes place. In the meantime, Nathan Kaufman, UCAP’s longtime Director of Finance/Operations, will manage day-to-day school operations.

FACULTY/STAFF

Dr. Stephanie Downey Toledo
Acting Executive Director

Michael R. Mascellino, MSE
Principal

Alex Desjardin
Dean of Student Culture and Climate

Nathan Kaufman
Director of Finance and Operations

Carrie Chekal
Director of Development and Communications

Jalen Dupre
Director of Beyond U Programs

Carolyn Taylor
Director of Special Ed

ENGLISH
Jeff Guillemette
Joe Killilea

MATH
John Kraskouskas
Lu-Ann Masse

SCIENCE
Tracey Bolton
Lisa Massey

SOCIAL STUDIES
Briana Casale
Phil Silva

PARAPROFESSIONALS
Sheri Bagaglia
Xavier Brooks
Emely Cortez
Noah Provost

READING SPECIALIST
Thomas Stepka

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Fermin Ciprian

SOCIAL WORKER
Anna Prince

SPECIAL EDUCATOR
Shawn Boucher

CULTURE AND CLIMATE ASSISTANT
Stanley Dunbar

PARENT ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Lady Jaramillo

ENROLLMENT COORDINATOR
Deb Ferrara

SCHOOL SECRETARY
Muriel Ouellette

SCHOOL NURSES
Pat DiLucido
Pat Riley

BUILDING SUBSTITUTE
Tobi Olagundoye

CAFETERIA STAFF
Katheryne Mejia
Rafaelina Olivences
Flo Silva

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Jesus Nunez, former UCAP student

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