About Us

Our Vision
Benjamin Franklin Academic Plus Elementary School has the vision of all students succeeding and learning at high levels, which is evident through rigorous teaching, high level of academic achievement and parental involvement. With these shared values, our core beliefs include eliminating the achievement gap and maintaining a high level of school performance. To sustain our academic success, we will continue to implement the Core Curriculum and provide additional opportunities for students to learn, parents to become more involved with academic progress and staff members to receive professional development within our school community.

Principal – Roslynn Sample-Green
Assistant Principal – Jennifer Scanlan
Assistant Principal – Emily Walkiewicz
School Based Teacher Leader –  Aaliyah Thomas
School Based Teacher Leader – Natalia Mykytiuch

Office Staff:
Christina Perez
Phyllis Smith

School Staff:

Delecia Lee-Walker
Amanda Smith
James Waltz

First Grade:
Iris Figueroa
Dawna Mack
Justine Pena

Second Grade:
Elisa Brown
Tessa McAndrew
Austin Morris

Third Grade:
Alisa Galimore
Christy Harman
Robin Matez
Stefanie Taggart

4th Grade:
Dana Lytle
Sharon Montgomery
Helena Rainville
Karen Sokorai

5th Grade:
Kim Andrews
Doniele Archer
Erika Corbin

6th Grade:
Amy Gurwood
Nakisa Lang
Tahira Jackson
Hy Rosenbaum

7th Grade:
Dillon Cassidy
Monica Vernacchio

8th Grade:
Christian Agudelo
Daniel Choi
Kayla Williams

Specialist Teachers:
Brian Bernardini – Music
Anthony Holloway – Gym/Health
Janine Huczko –  Science
Nicole Kulick – Gym/Health
Eric Mitchell – Computer Science

Special Education Teachers:
Shaheer Brown
Raymond Elliot
Danielle Darby
Beverly Pascal
Jackie Yeo

ESOL Teachers:
Lisa Courtney
Elisabeta Dumea
Martina Mapp
Kimberly Stover

School Counselor:
Tamiko Stanley

Dean’s of Students:
William Tonkin

School Nurse:
Rachel Boss

School Police Office:
Rodney Hassan

Speech Therapist:
Ali Gnewek

School Psychologist:
Jane Avery

 Climate Manager:
Carenda Brown