Kindergarten

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Ms. Theroux is a Kindergarten teacher and joined the DeBerry team in 2019.  She has taught in the public school system for over 25 years and has focused her time in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Westfield State University and a Master's Degree from Wheelock College.  In the classroom, Ms. Theroux recognizes that Kindergarten memories will last a lifetime and works to provide positive classroom experiences for students and parents.

Interests and favorite activities include walking, cooking and reading.

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Hello, my name is Ms. Tuomey. 

I have worked in the Springfield Public Schools for 7 years as a Paraprofessional at William N DeBerry Elementary School. During this time, I have worked in 4th,5th 2nd grade and Kindergarten. I am currently a Paraprofessional in the Kindergarten classroom.  Prior to working at William N DeBerry I worked at a daycare in a toddler classroom. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Westfield State University. I like walking with my dog Zuzu and riding my bike.

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Hello my name is Ms. Schufreider and I have been an educator of the last 25 years. I have been a Kindergarten teacher at DeBerry for the last 10 years. I love all the exploring, learning and fun that we have in Kindergarten. I received a Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University and my Master’s is from the College of St. Rose in Albany N.Y. I am a member of several committees that work to improve the cultural and climate of the school and building relationships. I look forward to establishing parent and teacher relationships to help your child succeed.

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Hello my name is Virgenmina Navarro. I have been a paraprofessional for 27 years. I have worked with High School students, first graders and I have been working with Kindergartners for the last 7 years. I love working in Kindergarten! I love to read and listen to music


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Mrs. Lescano is currently teaching English to students of other languages, also known as ESOL or ESL (English as a Second Language). Mrs. Lescano is fully bilingual, speaking English and Spanish fluently. Mrs. Lescano grew up in Puerto Rico and went through school and college. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a major in Fine Arts. She also got a Master’s Degree in Counseling.

At the beginning of her teaching career Mrs. Lescano was a teacher in Puerto Rico too. Mrs. Lescano moved to Springfield 20 years ago and started working at Freedman School for 12 years. She went back to college to get her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, otherwise known as UMASS. After 12 years, she moved to DeBerry and has been teaching at DeBerry for 7 years. She also completed a Master’s Degree in English as a Second Language.

In her spare time, Mrs. Lescano loves to read, draw, paint, cook, and most important, she loves to sew. She loves teaching students that come to the country and need to learn and practice new English language skills. Mrs. Lescano believes that all students can and will succeed when we put all our efforts to it!  

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Ms. Domaingue is the Kindergarten through Second Grade Special Education teacher. She has worked for Springfield Public Schools at William N. DeBerry for over 12 years. Before teaching Special Education, she was one of DeBerry’s Kindergarten teachers.

Ms. Domaingue lives with her two daughters, and their Boston Terrier. Her oldest is a senior in high school, hoping to major in nursing when she attends college next fall. Her youngest is excited to start her first year of high school this year. Ms. Domaingue enjoys relaxing and spending time with her family. She loves watching her daughters cheer for their hometown teams and coaches the youth cheering squad. Some of Ms. Domaingue’s favorite things to do in her free time are yoga, walking, exercising, baking, camping and spending time at the beach. When Ms. Domaingue was in elementary school through high school, she loved to figure skate and skated for Little Sun Valley Skating Club.

Ms. Domaingue received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Westfield State University. She went on to attend Our Lady of Elms College in Chicopee, where she was awarded her Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Child Education with and without Special Needs. Currently, Ms. Domaingue is pursuing a Specialist in Education degree in Reading and Literacy Instruction from Bay Path University.