Welcome New Faculty Members

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Mr. Kandel

Matt Kandel is the new 3rd and 4th grade teacher at the Lee H. Kellogg School. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Matt has taught 4th grade for the past fourteen years at Rumsey Hall School. Earlier in his career, Matt taught elementary and middle school classes in Vermont and Maine. Matt lives with his wife and three teenage boys in Morris, Connecticut. If asked about his favorite part of teaching in the elementary school, he would say that it’s being surrounded by the joy, excitement, wonder, and energy of childhood each day. When he’s not in the classroom, Matt loves to spend time in the woods and his local public library. Matt can’t wait to meet more of the Falls Village community!

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Ms. Montagna

Meet Lauren Montagna! Lauren is going into her fifth year of teaching this fall. Previously, she has taught Special Education in grades Pre-K through 1st and general education in a multiage Pre-K/K classroom. She is excited to continue to work with students in a multiage model at Kellogg.

Lauren graduated from the University of Delaware in 2017 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently obtaining her Masters Degree through Pennsylvania State University: World Campus in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Curriculum and Supervision. Through student teaching in undergrad, Lauren was able to teach internationally in Athens, Greece. In her spare time, Lauren loves to travel, read and bake.


LHK Faculty/Staff 2021-2022

For email type lastname atsymbol kelloggschool.org

EXCEPT: anichols and krogers


Kellogg School Main Number: 860 824 7791

Amy Adams, Teaching Assistant

Nikki Blass, Library/Media Manager, ext 114

Diane Bossers, Math and Technology Teacher, ext 123

Diane Chinatti, Teaching Assistant (Pupil Services)

Christine Dakers, Teaching Assistant

Melissa Dean, Nurse, ext 118 or 860 824 5067

Mark Fogel, Spanish Teacher, ext 104

Chris Hanley, Art Teacher, ext 105

Matthew Kandel, 3, 4 Teacher, ext 107

Karen Lindstrom, School Psychologist

Alexandra Juch, Principal

Joseph Markow, Science Teacher, ext 101

Lauren Montagna, K 1 2 Teacher, ext 109

Amelia Nichols, Title 1 Teacher, ext 124

Kristen Panzer, Office Administrator

Eliza Paolucci, Social Studies Teacher, ext 103

Kaleigh Rogers, PE/Health Teacher, ext 120

Christine Dascanio, Language Arts Teacher, ext 102

Sharon Russell, Special Education Teacher, ext 108

Amanda Spelbos, Math Teacher, ext 106

Cindy Webb, Board Clerk

Andrew Whitford, Head Custodian, ext 112

Jennifer Calhoun, K, 1, 2 Teacher, ext 111


Miss Nichols

Ms. Dascanio


Ms. Paolucci

Ms. Rogers

Ms. Hanley


Ms. Bossers

Mr. Fogel

Miss Spelbos

Mr. Markow

Ms. Lindstrom

Ms. Calhoun