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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.


537 Old North Road, Kingston, RI 02881



Name Position Department

Karen Baird

Investigator & Navigator Teacher Assistant

Kat Schafer

Physical Education / Health Teacher

Kate Conley

Navigator Special Educator ,

Kati Maginel

Compass Farm Educator

Katie Alvarez

Navigator Teacher Assistant

Kristen Kardos

Spanish Teacher

Leah Garvey

Speech and Language

Leslie Healy

Occupational Therapist

Lori Jones

Music Teacher

Mae Naron

Social Worker

Michael Hayes

Navigator 7/8 Math Teacher

Michelle Bush

Student Services Director

Michelle Chamberlin

Resource / Special Education

Mike Commendatore

Finance Director

Nicole Salaun

Explorer Teacher

Nikki Gardner

Investigator Teacher

Renee Kenyon

Explorer Teaching Assistant

Sarah Craft

Discoverer Teacher

Zachary Sirowich

Navigator Science and Agricultural Education Teacher