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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

Kat Lyons Schafer

Physical Education Teacher / Health Teacher

Katey Reynolds

Special Education Teacher

Kristen Kardos

Spanish Teacher

Lori Jones

Music Teacher

Mary Ackermann

Administrative Assistant

Michelle Clifford

Special Educator

Mike Commendatore

Business Manager

Nicole Salaun

Explorer Teacher (Grades K-1)

Nikki Gardner

Investigator Teacher (Grades 5-6)

Polly Cuddy

Adventurer Teacher (Grade 2)

Renee Kenyon

Explorer Teacher Assistant (Grades K-1)

Shannon Alves

Investigator Teacher Assistant (Grades 5-6)

Tala Wunderler-Selby

Art Teacher