Lowry Leadership Summer Update

Posted: Jul 03, 2018

7.3.18 Principal Lowry Parent Letter

July 3, 2018

Dear Lowry Parents and Guardians,

We hope you are enjoying a safe and relaxing summer vacation! We wanted to send you a summer update as there have been some staffing changes for the 2018-19 school year. We are working to update the website with new staff bios as quickly as we can, so stay tuned to the website for more detailed information.

One very important update is about our Dean of Culture. We are so excited and fortunate to welcome Ms. Lindsey Zilverberg as our new Dean of Culture! This change was made after summer was already underway, and we can’t be more pleased. Ms. Z. steps into this role with an abundance of knowledge about Lowry, as she has been our beloved art teacher for many years. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Zilverberg to the Lowry leadership team!

Be sure to check out important dates for fall at the end of this letter. Continue enjoying summer and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lowry in August!

2018-19 Lowry Staff

Here is a comprehensive list of Lowry staff for the 2018-19 school year: (* indicates new Lowry staff member)

Principal: Ms. Adrienne Nault

Dean of Culture: Ms. Lindsey Zilverberg

Secretaries: Ms. Maureen Jarrett and Ms. Amanda Encinias

Nurse: Ms. Ann King Health Tech. Para: Ms. Danielle Cason

ECE: Mr. Paul Mezzacapo* & Ms. Grace Wingard

Kindergarten: Ms. Eve Wilson (Bunevich), Ms. Amelia Roche, Ms. Alexandra (Alex) Weisbart*

1st Grade: Ms. Taylor Niewoit, Ms. Laura Harrington (Piehl)*, Ms. Brittany Haynes*, HGT: Ms. Emilie Gauthier*

2nd Grade: Ms. Tamara (Tammi) Marocco, Ms. Amanda Horn, Ms. Sarah Holtgrewe*

3rd Grade: Ms. Bethany Baldwin/Ms. Lauren Beatty (part-time), Ms. Annette Carlos*, Ms. Megan Lee*

4th Grade: Ms. Carla Whitney, Ms. Veva Casteel, Mr. Andrew Krautheim

5th Grade: Mr. Matt Gibson, Mr. Tony Lindsay, Ms. Kathryn Sorrells*

SpEd (Special Education): Mr. Dave Miles, Ms. Cathy Cronn

ELD (English Language Development): Ms. Carrie Richardson, Ms. Erica Marquez*

Specials: Mr. Mike Hartman (PE), Ms. Lauren Schuster* (Art), Mr. Val Petrov (STEM), Ms. Rebecca Goldscheid* (Music, part-time)

School Psychologist: Dr. Sussi Raber School Counselor: Ms. Patricia Vaughan

GT (Gifted and Talented): Ms. Alison Kapsalis (part-time) Intervention: Ms. Amy Morin

Senior Team Leads (Teacher Coaches): Ms. Amanda Faller, Ms. Bethany Baldwin, Ms. Kacey Winters

Student Teacher Resident & Testing Coordinator: Ms. Heather Mills

Speech/Language: Deborah Comfort* OT/PT: Dr. Marce Anusencion

Passroom Para (Behavior Support para): Mr. Jyleo Buckmon

Student Teacher Residents: Ms. Megan Perez (K Roche), Ms. Chelsea Bench (K Wilson), Ms. Bochra Bendjebbar (4th Whitney), Ms. Maya Bethea (5th Gibson)



Paraprofessional Staff:

Ms. Diana Aquavella (ECE Mezzacapo)

Ms. Joyce Love (ECE Wingard)

Ms. Natalie Chedsey (K Weisbart)

Ms. Karina Desserich (K Roche)

Ms. Rosalyn Jackson (K Wilson)

Intervention Paraprofessional Staff:

Ms. Lena Kim*

Ms. Kira Badberg*

Ms. Demri Sailas


ELA Paraprofessional Staff:

Ms. Leyla Zaoui (Arabic)

Mr. Nestor Casares-Santillano (Spanish)

Facilities Staff:

Mr. Osumanu (“O”) Yussif (Manager)

Mr. Vincent Campbell

Mr. Jovan Newbold*

Food Services Staff:

Ms. Ambroshia Conner (Manager)

Ms. Ann Zamora

Ms. Mauela Rodriguez

Ms. Sandra Gutierrez


  • Greet and Go! – Thursday, August 16 2:00-5:00 pm – OPTIONAL

The purpose of this event is to have a chance to briefly meet your child’s classroom teacher (in the classroom) and drop off school supplies if you want to do so before the first day of school. This event is optional! Avid 4 Adventure will be on-site in our field with their CLIMBING WALL from 2:00-5:00 as well, so please head outside with your child/children after meeting and greeting for some end of summer fun! (Students who want to climb on the climbing wall will need a parent/guardian to sign a release prior to climbing in order to participate.)

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 – First Day of School for 1st – 5th Grade Students

7:45 am Playground and Breakfast open for students

8:00 am Welcome and Kick-off with Ms. Nault and Ms. Z on the back playground

8:10 am School Begins

3:00 pm Dismissal

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – First Day of School for ECE and Kindergarten Students

8:10-8:45 “Coffee and Cries” for ECE and Kinder Parents

  • Thursday, August 23 Back-to-School Night BBQ

Here’s the deal: We love our Back-to-School BBQ and we also love our Curriculum Night. We are combining them into ONE EVENT to reduce the number of after-school events at the beginning of the year. Here is the schedule for this important night:

5:00-5:30 New Family Meeting (Please come and join us in the library if you are new to Lowry!)

5:30-6:00 Classroom Rotation 1 (Go to your child’s homeroom class)

6:00-6:30 Classroom Rotation 2 (If you have more than one at Lowry, go to your second child’s homeroom class)

BBQ dinner will be provided from 6:00-7:30 on the field. Hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and cold drinks will be available until we run out!

As always, thank you for your continued support of Lowry Elementary.

Have a safe and wonderful summer!



Ms. Adrienne Nault                                         Ms. Lindsey Zilverberg

Principal                                                            Dean of Culture

Lowry Elementary                                           Lowry Elementary