District Offices and Contacts

District Administrative Offices & Contacts

The school district’s administrative offices are located on the first and second floor of the Collins Middle School building at 29 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 (some located at Salem High School). Members of the district administrative leadership team include:

Superintendent’s Office -- (978) 740-1212

Dr. Stephen Zrike, Superintendent 

Mindy Marino, Executive Assistant

School Committee -- (978)-619-1456 

Nancy Weiss, Executive Asst. to the School Committee, nweiss@salemk12.org  

Public Relations -- (978)-587-1117 

Liz Polay-Wettengel, Chief of Public Relations, lpolaywettengel@salemk12.org

Assistant Superintendent -- (978) 740-1214

Kate Carbone, Assistant Superintendent

Jensen Frost, Executive Assistant

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Kimberly Talbot, Director of Teacher/Leader Development

Amy Richardson, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Meg Russo, Coordinator of Standards-Based Practices

Cynthia Napierkowski, District Music Coordinator

English Learning and Bilingual Education – (978) 740-1126

Andre Fonseca, Director of English Language Learning and Bilingual Education

Nancy Meacham, ELL Coordinator

Adriana Thomas, World Language Coordinator

Student Supports

Adam Colantuoni, Executive Director of Student Services and Family Supports
Emily Ullman, Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, 978-740-1205

Ellen Wingard, Director of Student and Family Support, 781-732-0137

Monell Robinson, Supervisor for Social Emotional Learning/Wellness, 978-587-4933


Parent Information Center (PIC) – (978) 740-1225

Sayonara Reyes, Manager, PIC/Student Assignment Officer

Supports for Students & Families Experiencing Homelessness – (978) 825-3601

Jodi Connolly, Homeless Coordinator

Catherine Connelly, Attendance Officer

Special Education – (978) 740-1249

Linda Fainelli, Executive Director, Special Education

Charlene Moske-Weber, Director of Nursing and Health Services

Carole Donnelly, Director of Specialized Instruction

Maureen Branconnier, Director of Out of District Placements

Lisa Perry-Calderan, Administrative Assistant

Yelfi Encarnacion, Bilingual (Spanish) Administrative Assistant

Team Chairs

Instructional Technology, Salem Public Schools – (978) 619-1450

Marc LeBlanc, Director of Instructional Technology

Jennifer Gariepy, SIS (Aspen) Manager

Marck Amie, Application Support Analyst

Information Technology - IT Help Desk – (978) 825-3608

Operational Infrastructure/Business Administration – (978) 740-1222

Mary DeLai, Interim School Business Administrator

Kelley McLaughlin, Executive Assistant

Building Services – (978) 740-1162

Zissius Alapakus, Interim Director of Buildings and Grounds

Theresa Lavorante, Administrative Assistant

Food and Nutrition Services – (978) 740-1231

Irvelt Perrin, Director of Food and Nutrition Services

, Assistant Director of Food and Nutrition Services

Grants Management – (978) 740-1258

Nichole Hagstrom, Manager

Monica Savage, Assistant

Human Capital -- (978) 740-1115

Alicia Palmer, Manager of Human Capital

Lisa Coults, Assistant to the Director of Human Capital

Linda Richards, Benefits Coordinator

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