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Compass teachers and administrators embrace the school’s philosophy to teach the whole child.  They are also committed to the Compass School mission focused on environmental sustainability, social responsibility and project-based learning.  All of our teachers and administrators have extensive experience and are certified by the RI Department of Education.

Name Position Department

Amy Goldblatt

Discoverer Teaching Assistant (3rd-4th Grade)

Arthur Smith

Facilities Manager

Brandee Lapisky


Brittany Benedetti

Navigator Teaching Assistant

Courtney Reilly

Occupational Therapist

Courtney SanGiovanni

Special Education Teacher

Diane Barzaghi, R.N.,CSNT

School Nurse Teacher

Dr. Cathy Fusco

Special Education Director

Drew Virbila

Discoverer Teacher (Grades 3-4)

Elissa Crandall

Adventurer Teacher Assistant (Grade 2)

Erica Smith

Investigator Teacher (Grades 5-6)

Greg Paquin

School Psychologist Intern

Harlyn Benetti

Navigator English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher (Grades 7 -8)

Heather Chatterley

Navigator Math & Teaching Assistant (Grades 7-8)

Heidi Gurnon

Speech Language Therapist

Heidi Vazquez

Discoverer Teacher (Grades 3-4)

Hilary Downes-Fortune

Navigator Science Teacher (Grades 7-8)

Jill Rial

Ms Nicole's Explorer Teaching Assistant

Julie Wynsen

Office and Student Administrator

Karen O’Malley

Explorer Teacher (Grades K-1)