Meet our Faculty
Ms. Behling has been a New York State Certified Speech/Language Therapist for twenty-five years, sixteen of which have been at the Haldane School District. In her free time Ms. Behling enjoys cycling, kayaking, camping, quilting, and competitive ballroom dancing.
Ms. Burke has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 18 years. She began her career with children ages 0-21 with various developmental, neurological, learning, and physical disabilities in residential centers, day treatment facilities, schools, and at their homes. She has worked as a contracted early intervention provider, as well as a school-based therapist, serving Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties. Ms. Burke has extensive experience with Spanish Bi-lingual and English-speaking children ages 0-10. She was also founder and co-owner of a private practice specializing in Sensory Integration Therapy. Ms. Burke joined Haldane in 2015 and enjoys working to help children reach their maximum potential for functional independence to be successful in their future endeavors. She enjoys her husand, 9-year-old son, and 2 rambunctious dogs, as well as learning about wellness and nutrition. In the winters you can find her skiing up at Catamount Mountain and in the summers either relaxing together or traveling to visit our families in Spain and Ireland.
Teacher, History Club Advisor
This is Mrs. Cordaro’s 7th year teaching Global History at Haldane High School. She is very happy and considers herself quite fortunate to be able to come back and teach at the same school she grew up in. Mrs. Cordaro’s favorite activities include spending time with her family, reading a good history book, and visiting Disney World as many times as she can. She also loves telling jokes; unfortunately, people don’t always love laughing at them. Mrs. Cordaro believes in the value of teaching history, as she thinks that by discussing our past, we can work together to help move our society forward in a positive direction.
Teacher, Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
Physical Education, Health
Teacher, Middle School Student Council Advisor, Senior Class Advisor
Family & Consumer Science
Mr. Dougherty (aka Doc) has been teaching at Haldane since 1996. He began in Technology and then in 2015 moved to Family and Consumer Sciences. He loves Haldane for the small town feel and how friendly the community is.
After teaching ELA for seven years, Mrs. Eckes pursued a Media Specialist Certification and served as Media Specialist at the high school level in New Jersey. She recently moved to the Hudson Valley area and is thrilled to be a part of the Haldane family. In her spare time she enjoys baking, reading (of course!), and exploring the beautiful Hudson Valley.
Music & Chorus
Ms. Frabotta enjoys songwriting, performing, cooking food, and being outside. You can often find her strumming on her guitar in her music classroom, or perhaps performing around the area under the name "Mosa". She recently recorded an album of original music that she plans to release this Spring. Voice and Guitar are her main instruments, however she loves working with other instrumentations in her music and teaching. Music has been her biggest passion/career/hobby for a long time, whether just listening to it, performing with friends, or supporting live music. Her goal is to share that passion with others, and to keep on chasing the dream!
Teacher, Student Council Co-Advisor, National Honor Society Co-Advisor, Class of 2019 Co-Advisor, Class of 2020 Co-Advisor
Ms. Granese has been teaching various math courses at Haldane for four years. She loves getting to know her new students each year and creating a classroom that is welcoming and engaging. Some of her favorite hobbies include skiing, boating, spending time with family, and traveling.