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 Michael Galli, Principal

 Prior to becoming Principal at WVS, Michael served as the Dean of Students at Rivendell Academy from 2010 to 2018. Before relocating to New England, he was Vice-Principal of a K-12 boys school located within the largest Buddhist Monastery in the Western Hemisphere. Mr. Galli also taught history, English, and drama in small rural schools along the rugged Northern California coast. Michael put himself through college by working as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. Upon earning his history degree in 1995, he was hired by the Japanese government to teach English in seven different high schools in central Japan. He was then employed at the world headquarters of Toyota Motor Corporation to develop the company’s first native English curriculum. Michael grew up in a small rural community in Northern California. As a child he spent his summers working in the fields with migrant laborers, and as a young adult lived and worked on one of California’s most historic cattle ranches. Michael holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Dominican University. Besides his career as an educator, Michael works as an independent journalist and “chicken farmer.” He has five chickens.
Donna Campbell, Administrative Assistant to the Principal

I have been with Warren Village School since October 2013, and am the Administrative Assistant to our Principal, Mrs. Parsons.  I was a student of Warren Village School when our school was four rooms for grades 1 - 8. I have traveled extensively in the United States for the past 37 years but find myself back in our small, quaint village of Warren. I enjoy music and also love to work in my gardens and mowing my lawn. I have two daughters and three grandsons. My favorite vacation was spending time at Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. I am not a big fan of the cold winters we have, but love the fall season.

Laurie Flynn, Nurse

I grew up in Elmwood Manor Nursing Home in Massachusetts. My father was the Administrator and my mother, the Director of Nursing. I was officially on the payroll as “pearl diver” aka dishwasher when I was twelve. I grew up with more grandparents than any of my peers and I could never call in sick to work! It was there that I knew I wanted to become a nurse when I was older. I graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in Worcester City Hospital on a medical floor as an alternate charge nurse. My family moved to Oregon and there I worked at the University of Oregon Health Science Center in Labor and Delivery. Years later, we moved back east to New Hampshire and I worked at Grafton County Nursing Home. I worked there for fifteen years starting out as a charge nurse and then becoming a Nurse Manager. I always wanted to continue my education but my family kept growing. I have eight children, seven girls and one boy! After becoming licensed, I took one class at a time and when my youngest entered Kindergarten, I completed my degree and became a RN before my children starting going off to college! I continued taking courses towards my Bachelor’s Degree in Case Management and Health Care Administration so I could follow in my mother’s footsteps and become a Director of Nursing myself! I was able to realize that dream and worked at Kendal at Hanover for nineteen years retiring in August. Well, I did some travelling, cleaned the house and then I was ready to return to work. I have nineteen grandchildren and four of them attend Warren Village School. When I heard about this position, I was initially ambivalent on whether I was up to another challenge. I am so happy I opted for this opportunity. It has been a wonderful learning experience so far and the staff couldn’t be more helpful. I truly learn something new each day!           

Kaitlyn Tedeschi, Pre-K & Kindergarten

Hello! My name is Kaitlyn Tedeschi this is my second year working as the Pre-School/Kindergarten teacher here at WVS.  In 2014 I received a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Studies from Plymouth State University. After completing my student teaching here at WVS, I worked as a Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher in Framingham, Massachusetts. I am so excited to be back here with everyone at WVS! When I am not in Warren you can find me assistant coaching the volleyball team at PSU, spending time with friends and family or snowboarding!
Amber Kingsbury, Grades 1 & 2

My name is Amber Kingsbury and I have been the first grade teacher here at Warren Village School for the past 11 years. Prior to that I taught Kindergarten here for two years. I live in Wentworth with my husband and two daughters, As a family we enjoy traveling and all sorts of outdoor activities. I grew up here in Warren and attended Warren Village School from first through sixth grade. In 2003 I graduated from Plymouth State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Studies. In 2011 I received my Master's of Education Degree and Reading and Writing Specialist Certification from Plymouth State University. Along with being the first grade teacher here at Warren, I direct the spring musical, lead a Girl Scout troop, am a team manager for Destination Imagination, and coach the third and fourth grade soccer team. This school is truly a special place to be and I am happy to be a part of this educational community.

Charlene Mathews, Grade 3

My name is Charlene Mathews. I attended Plymouth State College & Plymouth State University to obtain my certification in Elementary Education & Early Childhood. I also hold a Master's Degree as a Reading & Writing Specialist. I have taught many grades at Warren Village including 6th, 4th & 5th combination, 4th, and 2nd. I have been an educator at Warren Village School since 1992. During the summer I enjoy reading, 4-wheeling, going to the beach, and spending time with my family.
 Penny McKenna, Grade 4

I am the 4th grade teacher here at Warren Village School and have been since 2016. Previously I was Title One teacher for 8 years and the Preschool teacher for 1 year here at WVS. I received my teaching degree from Plymouth State University, which is also where I am currently working towards my Master's Degree. My hobbies are reading and camping. I enjoy spoiling my two dogs (Roxy and Tweety) and my pig (Bianca).
Aidan Tatar, Middle School 
English Language Arts


Hi! My name is Aidan Tatar and I am the 5-8 English & Language Arts teacher here at Warren Village School. I love reading and writing and hope to instill that love in my students. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT where I studied English and Secondary Education. When I'm not teaching you can find me eating Thai food, reading, ballroom dancing, or shopping.

Jesse Oakes, Middle School 

Mr. Oakes was born and raised in nearby Piermont, NH.  After graduating from Rivendell Academy he earned an Associate Degree in Business Management from Fisher College while playing baseball. He began his teaching career as a certified paraprofessional II at Henniker Community School while serving as the pitching coach for New England College, and earning his Bachelors Degree in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University.  Mr Oakes has been at Warren Elementary since 2015.  Mr. Oakes enjoys working with students in recognizing their potential.

 Sharyn Washburn, Educational Assistant

My name is Sharyn Washburn and I have worked at Warren Village School for 14 years as an educational assistant. I also worked at the Bernice Ray School in Hanover, NH for 9 years. I received a Speech Pathologist Assistant certification from Lebanon College. I enjoy gardening, reading, and spending time with my family.
Rose Muzzey, Educational Assistant

My name is Rose Muzzey and I am an Educational Assistant at Warren Village School, after years of being a Kindergarten teacher here. I am a seasoned teacher with more than 35 years of experience and have been teaching in Warren for the past 10 years. I attended Plymouth State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Granite State College. My husband and I live in Rumney, New Hampshire and are proud grandparents of six children. My interests include walking, hiking, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.
Teri Wyman, Educational Assistant

I am currently a Paraprofessional in 5th grade.  I really enjoy working with all of the children. I have lived in Warren for the past 18 years with my husband, children and now grandchildren. My favorite past time is taking care of my grandchildren, my animals and working at the local dirt race tracks.
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Christa Casey, Educational Assistant

I grew up in Hampton, NH and ventured down to Virginia to attend college at George Mason University in Fairfax. I graduated with a bachelors degree in administration of justice. A year after graduation, I moved back to NH but wound up in the northern part this time. I found a job in VT working with kids in residential placement. During this time I met my husband Jeremy. I transitioned to a new job in NH working in another residential treatment facility. On May 1, 2012, we welcomed our son Finnegan Irving Wheeler into the world! We moved to Warren in 2012 and have been here since. I was lucky enough to start substituting at Warren Village School in 2016 and became a full time substitute for the 2016-2017 school year as an aide. This year I was lucky enough to get a full time position as an aide.

Stephanie Gell, Educational Assistant

My name is Stephanie Gell and I currently work as an Educational Assistant for the Pre-K/Kindergarten classroom. I received my Bachelors in Psychology from American Public University and am now working towards my MSW through Louisiana State University. My favorite things to do are spend time with my 8-year-old son, paint, read, travel, and volunteer in the community.
Bill Townsend, Facilities Manager

Bill joined WVS in October 2018.  Bill has twin daughters Annabelle and Beatrice, Juniors at Woodsville High School.  The Townsends enjoy Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, Swimming, Boating, Hiking, campfires, and spending time with their extended family.   

Sam Marston, Art

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Sam Marston is a ceramic artist and art educator from North Haverhill New Hampshire. He has a BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art with a focus in ceramics. He has been teaching art to students ranging from preschool to eighth grade in four schools for the last 7 years,and is very excited to be working with clay again. In his work Sam explores a playful relationship between utilitarian forms and decorative objects.

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David Kirk, Music

My name is Mr. David Kirk, and I am the new music teacher here at Warren Village School. This year I will also teach at Bath Village School, Woodsville Elementary School and Haverhill Cooperative Middle School. I graduated from Plymouth State University just a few years ago and this is my second year teaching out of school, I still am always learning (and I think we all still are). Last year I taught in Rivendell School District, in Fairlee VT. We had an amazing year and I am very excited to start my next chapter of my life here at Warren and in SAU 23. I hope to teach music that students can take with them forever. I hope they will teach these songs to their friends and family and maybe even their kids later in life. This year I am looking forward to an exciting year full of singing, dancing, movement, instrument playing, and music making.
Trish Griswold, Guidance

 Hi! My name is Trish Phelps Griswold, and I work as a developmental school counselor for SAU #23.  I graduated from Lyndon State College in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Business Administration. I taught seventh and eighth grade English/Language Arts for five years prior to being accepted into Dartmouth College’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from Johnson State College in 2007. I am licensed in School Counseling (K-12) and Elementary Education (K-6) in New Hampshire and have fourteen years of experience as an elementary and middle level school counselor.  I was named the “2016-2017 School Counselor of the Year” by the NH School Counselor Association. I was also named “Outstanding Vermont Teacher” in 2001 and was nominated for the New England Association of Teachers of English’s 2001 “New Teacher of the Year” award. I am married and have one daughter. My hobbies include: reading, writing, baking, traveling, camping, skiing, basketball, and softball.