Our Team

Elm’s Faculty & Board

Our Team

Elm’s Faculty & Staff

Our Team

Elm’s Faculty & Staff

Elm Community

Faculty & Staff

Priscilla Walton

Founder & Principal

Priscilla Walton is a relentless and passionate educator seeking to serve students through a rich, holistic, and relevant education. Her dedication is driven by the belief that all children are empowered when their sense of wonder is ignited by engaging curriculum. Since 2007, Priscilla has served as a teacher and leader in elementary and middle school settings, both district and charter. She has designed and directed instructional programs at the K-5 grade levels, as well as professional development both on school-wide and network-wide levels.

Marie Lucas

Director of Operations

Marie Lucas is a dedicated and caring leader, always ready to support and equip staff in providing a high quality education and students to engage in a rich learning experience. Marie has worked in education since 2001, serving in Early Intervention and working with Title 1 and the No Child Left Behind Act. In 2012, she joined a Staten Island Charter School as a member of the operations team and quickly grew a love for the Director of Operations role. She has since continued to serve in charter schools as a Director or Operations, enjoying the work that comes with being the backbone of support to any successful school.

Kayla Cobb

Curriculum & Data Coordinator

Kayla Cobb was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, but has called New York City home for more than ten years. She began her career in education with Teach For America, working at a charter school in Harlem where she served as a teacher, leader, and eventually an Instructional Manager. As an Instructional Manager, she developed an inquiry-based science curriculum for a network of charter schools, designing engaging assessments, and providing professional development to more than 100 teachers and leaders across several elementary schools. Kayla holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education.

Casey Neumann

Fine Arts Teacher

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Jonathan Snape

Associate Teacher

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Laura Magaw

STEM Teacher

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Mercedes Alicea

Lead Teacher

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Siu Cheng

Associate Teacher

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Gerardo Silva

Phys Ed Teacher

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Jillian Kuhn

Social Worker

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Lorena Morales

Lead Teacher

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Paulina Colón

Vocal Music Teacher

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Yoel Jorge

Operations Associates

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Jessica Gold

Lead Teacher

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Kimberly Rivera

Associate Teacher

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Magnolia Mutuc

Associate Teacher

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Savannah McEntire

Lead Teacher

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Elm Community

Faculty & Staff

Priscilla Walton

Founder & Principal

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Kayla Cobb

Curriculum & Data Coordinator

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Marie Lucas

Director of Operations

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Elm Community

Faculty & Staff

Priscilla Walton

Founder & Principal

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Marie Lucas

Director of Operations

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Kayla Cobb

Curriculum & Data Coordinator

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Elm Community

Board of Trustees

Chris Kong

Board Chair
Finance

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Debbie Thomas

Vice Chair
Legal

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Anupa Jacob

Treasurer
Finance

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Michael Dorcelly

Secretary
Education & Community-Based Org.

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Saffiyah Madraswala

Academic Chair
School Design & Education

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Karishma Desai

Academic Chair
School Design & Education

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Brenda Frias

Academic Committee
Education & Community Outreach

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Grace Yun

Academic Committee
Special Education

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Prijo Thomas

Finance Committee
Finance

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Lawrence Zhou

Facilities Chair
Property Management & Real Estate

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Redd Sevilla

Facilities Committee
Building Compliance & Comm. Outreach

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Elm Community

Board of Trustees

Chris Kong

Board Chair
Finance

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Debbie Thomas

Vice Chair
Legal

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Anupa Jacob

Treasurer
Finance

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Michael Dorcelly

Secretary
Education & Community-Based Org.

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Saffiyah Madraswala

Academic Chair
School Design & Education

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Karishma Desai

Academic Chair
School Design & Education

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Brenda Frias

Academic Committee
Education & Community Outreach

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Grace Yun

Academic Committee
Special Education

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Prijo Thomas

Finance Committee
Finance

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Lawrence Zhou

Facilities Chair
Property Management & Real Estate

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Redd Sevilla

Facilities Committee
Building Compliance & Comm. Outreach

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Elm Community

Board of Trustees

Chris Kong

Board Chair
Finance

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Debbie Thomas

Vice Chair
Legal

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Anupa Jacob

Treasurer
Finance

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Michael Dorcelly

Secretary
Education & Community-Based Org.

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Saffiyah Madraswala

Academic Chair
School Design & Education

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Karishma Desai

Academic Chair
School Design & Education

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Brenda Frias

Academic Committee
Education & Community Outreach

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Grace Yun

Academic Committee
Special Education

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Prijo Thomas

Finance Committee
Finance

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Lawrence Zhou

Facilities Chair
Property Management & Real Estate

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Redd Sevilla

Facilities Committee
Building Compliance & Comm. Outreach

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