Meet the New Staff

Meet the New Staff
Posted on 09/26/2022
Daly Kobos
Hello! My name is Daly Kobos, and I am a graduate student at Tufts University. I am currently in my third and final year of the School Psychology program. I will be a full-time intern at the Peabody School throughout the 2022-2023 school year working alongside Carmela Ulmschneider. Prior to joining the Peabody School, I completed my practicum fieldwork at Neighborhood House Charter School in Boston. I look forward to becoming a part of the Peabody School community and developing strong relationships with students, educators, and families!

Marissa Fried
Hello, My name is Marissa Fried. I have been at the Peabody since November 2020 as a Building Substitute. I am excited to be transitioning to the role of JK/K Paraprofessional at the Peabody this year. I am entering my fifth year as a Special Needs Inclusion Facilitator in the Peabody Community After school Program as well. Happy 2022-2023 School Year Everyone!

Debbie Logiudice

Hi, my name is Debbie Logiudice. I feel very fortunate to join the Peabody School Community as the PK-5 Math Interventionist. I have been teaching in Cambridge Public Schools for 26 years. I taught 4th and 5th grade at the Baldwin School, specializing in grade level math and science for the last 15. Last year I had the opportunity to take the Baldwin one-year Math Interventionist position and loved it!  I was born and raised in Cambridge, went to Cambridge Public Schools, I still live in Cambridge and can be seen out and about walking my dog Vita. I am so excited to begin this new position as it is truly amazing working with all students to excel and find joy in mathematics!

Sarah Marie Jette
Hello! My name is Sarah Marie Jette. This is my 15th year teaching in Massachusetts. For the past 14 years, I taught 5th, 4th, and 3rd grade at the Thompson School in Arlington. In 2022, I was a semi-finalist for the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year recognition. When I am not teaching, I write children's books, play Dungeons and Dragons with my three children, and snuggle with my three adorable cats. I love traveling, riding my bike, and testing out new recipes.

Mr. Mooney

Mr. Mooney has taught music in Cambridge Public Schools for five years now. During that time he has been based primarily at the Cambridgeport School, while also teaching upper elementary music classes at Haggerty and Tobin Montessori. Prior to joining the Visual and Performing Arts department here at CPS, he also taught music at Saint Peter School for three years, and before that he attended the Longy School of Music in Harvard Square, where he earned a masters degree in vocal performance. Mr. Mooney now joins us as the new music teacher for grades three through five. He will also teach chorus and percussion ensemble for the upper school.

Hello Peabody community! My name is Mr. Mooney, and I'm super excited to be joining you all as your new music teacher for grades three through five. I look forward to making beautiful music with the students here at Peabody, while also teaching chorus and percussion at RAUC. Here in Cambridge I've taught at the Cambrigdeport School, Haggerty, and Tobin Montessori; before that, I also taught at Saint Peter School. Everybody tells me great things about your school and I'm so glad to call Peabody my new home!

Kayla Kirk
Hi Peabody Elementary School! My name is Kayla Kirk and I am the new Speech-Language Pathologist joining the Peabody Elementary School community. I come to Cambridge with three years of experience working in the public school setting. I recently moved to the City of Cambridge, and am very excited to work alongside the  students and families at Special Start and the Peabody Elementary school!

Maggie deLong, Occupational Therapist 

I have been working in the Cambridge Public Schools for 12 years and am very excited to be at the Peabody this year. I got my Master’s in OT near by at Tufts University and also earned a certification in School-Based OT Practice there. In my free time I enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, reading, yoga and dance, and spending time with my family and cat. Working with kids is my passion and I am looking forward to a great year.

Siobhan Patterson

Hello Peabody Community, my name is Siobhan Patterson. I am a lifelong Cambridge resident and have been teaching in Cambridge for the past 16 years. I have taught first grade, junior kindergarten and kindergarten. I am excited to begin my new position here at the Peabody School as your new JK/K Teacher. I would like to give a huge shout out to everyone for all the warm wishes and sincere welcome! I already feel at home with this loving and engaging community and look forward to many more wonderful teaching years.

John Pastyrnak
Hello, I’m John Pastyrnak, or Mr. P, and I am the new Physical Education Teacher here at Peabody Elementary School. I am going into my 5th year teaching and my 4th year teaching in Cambridge Public Schools. For the last few years I have been a traveling teacher working at both Maria L. Baldwin and the Morse School. I taught at a private Montessori School before coming to Cambridge in 2018.

I am originally from Bristol CT where I grew up playing every sport possible. I then went to Merrimack College for my undergraduate degree where I played Baseball. I am currently in my second year of a two year program of my graduate degree at Salem State University. I am very excited to be a part of the Peabody School community and very excited to meet all my new students.

Yveline Jean Baptiste
Hello, My name is Yveline Jean Baptiste, I am a graduate student at Northeastern University in the MS/CAGS program for School Psychology. I also have a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. I will be completing my practicum year here at the Peabody school alongside Carmela and Daly.

Gladys Mercado
Hi Peabody School! I am Gladys Mercado, building sub. I have lived and grown up in Cambridge. My professional goals are to help children excel and make the kids realize that they can do anything they want to do.

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