Faculty

Cynthia Ortiz  -  Kindergarten

First year of service to Leif Ericson Day School

8 years experience teaching in a Christian school

Currently working on Master of Early Education, Brooklyn College

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Brooklyn College

Christine Hauge  -  Principal

37 years of service to Leif Ericson Day School

Van Lunen Fellow, Van Lunen Center for Executive Management in Christian Schools

Flock of Eagles Award for Excellence, Wheat Ridge Ministries, Center for Urban Education Ministries

2005 Principal of the Year, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Associate in Ministry, commissioned 1987, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Sheldon Warfield  -  Computer Education, Yearbook Committee

22 years of service to Leif Ericson Day School

35 years experience working with children

Concordia College of New York 2004 Award for Educational Innovation

Master of Music Education (K—12), Towson State University

Bachelor of Arts in Music, York College of Pennsylvania

Rita Pihra-Majurinen  -  Music Education, Drama Club

30 years of service to Leif Ericson Day School

Master of Music in Music Education, Boston University

Licensed Kindermusik® instructor

Bachelor of Science in Bacteriology and Public Health Licensed

Joe Russo  -  Guidance Counselor, Drama Club, SCAMP Director

18 years of service to Leif Ericson Day School

Master of Counselor Education, Queens College

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, St. John’s University

 

Ann McCarthy  -  8th Grade, Lead Teacher

27 years of service to Leif Ericson Day School

33 years experience teaching

Lutheran Schools Association 2012 Middle School Teacher of the Year

Master of Science in Elementary Education, CUNY—Hunter College

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, Nyack College

Signe Campbell  -  7th Grade, Administrator’s Assistant

16 years service to Leif Ericson Day School

Master of School Administration Supervision, Bank Street College

Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in Education, Wagner College

Jillian Solby -  6th Grade

First year of service to Leif Ericson Day School

3 years teaching experience

Currently working on Master of Science in Adolescent Education, College of Staten Island

Bachelor of Arts in English, John Jay College

Jennifer Lucchesi  -  5th Grade

10 years of service to Leif Ericson Day School

Master of Arts in Elementary Education, St. John’s University

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, St. John’s University

Christine Latona -  4th Grade

2 year of service to Leif Ericson Day School

11 years experience teaching

Master of School Counseling, Touro College

Master of Special Education, Touro College

Bachelor of Science in Education, Touro College

Voula Protonentis -  3rd Grade

First year of service to Leif Ericson Day School

2 years teaching experience

Master of Science in Teaching, Pace University

Master of Business Administration in Finance, Fordham University

Bachelor of Science in Management, St. John’s University

 

Amanda Reilly  -  2nd Grade

First year of service to Leif Ericson Day School

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Brooklyn College

Marie Walsh  -  1st Grade

22 years of service to Leif Ericson Day School

26 years experience teaching

Master of Arts in Elementary Education, Specializing in Reading, New York University

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Brooklyn College

 

Carissa Rychalski  -  Preschool

1 year of service to Leif Ericson Day School

Currently working on Master of Early Education, Touro College

Bachelor of Science in Education, St. Francis College

 

Leif Ericson Day School

1037 72nd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11228

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Phone: 718-748-9023

 

E-mail: c.hauge@verizon.net

Leif Ericson Day School

Living by Grace, Rooted in Faith, and Growing to Serve