Meet our Faculty

6th Grade

Kim McCollum - English

Jeff Sniffen - Social Studies

Mark Wick Science

Sara Grom - Special Education

7th Grade

Kelli Annesi - Social Studies

Heidi Gesson - Science

Danielle Pece - English

Sue Spratt - Math

Jessica Perone - Special Education

8th Grade

David Dougherty - English

PJ Keating - Math

Ryan McConville - Social Studies

Katlyn Morley - Science

Alison Martin - Special Education

Patty O'Rourke - Special Education

Foreign Language

Amy Hopkin - French

Bruno Ribeiro - Spanish

John Schepisi - Spanish

Haldane Middle School Faculty & Staff

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Kelli Annesi

Teacher
Seventh Grade, Social Studies
Mrs. Annesi loves the study of American History and when she is not in school she loves spending time with her family.

Deborah Behling

Speech/Language Therapist
Special Education
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.

Angela Branco

Teacher
Art
Ms. Branco went to SUNY New Paltz and School of Visual Arts where she made many paintings, drawings, and graduated as a sculptor. She was an art teacher for three years at The Seed in Yorktown, then three more at Growing Up Green Charter School in Queens. Ms. Branco loves to bake bread, play outside, and hug animals.

Mercedes Burke

Occupational Therapist
Special Education
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.

Tony Caldiero

Teacher, Modified Cross Country Coach
Physical Education
Mr. Caldiero has worked in the Haldane School District for 18 years teaching physical education from kindergarten right on through the high school. Over the years, he has also coached modified soccer, modified volleyball, modified cross country, and served as an assistant to varsity lacrosse and varsity volleyball. He helps run the middle school intramural program and was the middle school student council adviser for five years. Mr. Caldiero feels that it is a rewarding experience to see the kids grow throughout their years here in the Haldane community. It is without question the best part of his job!

Eddie Crowe

Teacher, Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
Physical Education, Health

Renee Curry

Elementary/Middle School Social Worker

David Dougherty

Teacher
ELA, Eighth Grade
Even though Mr. Dougherty has been at Haldane for over 30 years at Haldane he says that "each year is like a new beginning". He enjoys birding and feeding birds on campus, walking his dog, and taking long hikes in the woods.

Kevin Dougherty

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.

Erica Dubrawski

Speech/Language Pathologist
Special Education

Erica Dubrawski, MS CCC/SLP PC, is a proud member of the Haldane Faculty Association and greatly enjoys serving as the HFA Scholarship Committee Chair. Over the span of her career in the field of speech/language pathology, Erica has had the opportunity to provide therapeutic intervention services in NYC Public Schools, AHRC Brookville, Byram Hills Central School District-contract, Putnam and Westchester Counties-contract, and private practice. Erica feels exceptionally proud to be a part of the dedicated team of professionals working and collaborating to meet the needs of the children and families within the Haldane Central School District.

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