Academics / Staff

Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts was chartered on December 17, 2013 by the New York State Department of Regents and is located in the Town of Greece, N.Y.  By August 2018, the school will grow to a K-6 school with a total student population of just under 500 students.

 

Academics

Who Attends Our School?

academicsOver 93% of our students are from the Rochester City School District with the remaining students coming from suburban Monroe County. 93% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch and approximately 16% of our students qualified for special education services in the fall of 2014.

The administration, faculty and staff achieve the mission of Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts through a thorough, comprehensive school-wide curricula. Our teaching staff meets daily to align their unit and lesson plans to ensure high levels of student engagement which will lead to student achievement. Our instructional pedagogy is one based on active learning and inquiry based lessons. Engaging students in the “why” of the lessons is as important to our teaching staff as is the final outcomes. Our arts staff works diligently with the academic staff to integrate arts in to the curriculum and to integrate academics into the arts. Children are truly learning using both parts of their brain.

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Our Staff

Dr. Donna Marie Cozine – Chief Educational Officer
Mr. Craig Eichmann – Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Caitlin Loury – Director of Elementary Education

Mr. Curtis Woods – Dean of Students
Mrs. Nan Westervelt – Director of Arts
Mrs. Sue Lococo – Director of Special Services
Dr. Barbara Cozine – Budget Director
Mrs. Michelle Gannon – Administrative Assistant to the CEO
Ms. Kito Johnson – Administrative Assistant to the COO
Mrs. Beth Looby – School Psychologist
Mr. Mike Hall – Math Specialist
Mr. Bradley Hurst – Director of Safety and Wellness
Mrs. Cheryl Moss – Director of Assessment

Ms. Tiffany Male – RTI Teacher
Mrs. Tara Liesegang – Speech Language Pathologist
Ms. Jenifer Wheaton – RTI Specialist

Mrs. Debra Lindsey- Literacy Specialist

Ms. Meghan Lukasiewicz – RTI Specialist

Ms. Natalie Fabretti – RTI Teacher
Mrs. Cheryl Fennessy – School Nurse
Mr. Ricky Seeman – Custodian
Mr. Nildo Marquez – Custodian

Arts Staff

Mr. Tom Lake – Drama
Ms. Nancy Pigno – Dance
Ms. Laura Vormwald – Dance
Ms. Jacqueline Moe – Dance Assistant Teacher
Mr. Topher Holt – Music
Mr. Jebrel Bowens – Music
Mr. Jimmy Hartmann – Music Assistant Teacher
Ms. Rhiannon Tobeck – Visual Arts
Ms. Laura Garland – Visual Arts
Ms. Myrion Rivera – Arts Assistant Teacher
Mr. Terrell Kittelberger – Physical Education

Kindergarten Team

Ms. Rachel Kennedy

Ms. Gwendolyn Shields
Mr. John Thompson

Ms. Veronica Rolon
Ms. Wendy Wegman

Ms. Kasey Barton

First Grade Team

Our Mission

The mission of the Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts is to provide children an enriched and rigorous education through the humanities and arts integration leading to success in college, careers and life.

Our Mission

The mission of the Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts is to provide children an enriched and rigorous education through the humanities and arts integration leading to success in college, careers and life.