Bache-Martin Elementary School
2201 Brown Street  
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Meet the Bache-Martin Team!

​​Our faculty, and staff are committed to provide Bache-Martin students with every opportunity to expand their minds and create Life Long Learners. ​ Please introduce yourselves next time you see them!

Leadership and Support Staff
Main Office

Assistant Principal
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Director of Student Services
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Director of Student Services

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Ms. Gina Hall
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School counselor

I’m excited to start my third year as the Bache-Martin School Counselor! I have a varied background in education, school counseling and the mental health field. I graduated from the GSE at the University of Pennsylvania with a dual Master's degree in Education and Professional Counseling. I worked in the School District of Philadelphia as a School Counselor for 3 years and then focused on building my clinical skills as a Mental/Behavioral Health Clinician for 4 years. I am excited to be back in the role of School Counselor and look forward to being a part of the Bache-Martin community ​I lived in the Fairmount neighborhood for 6 years and recently bought a home in Brewerytown. We have a beautiful two year old daughter, Evelyn, who keeps us on our toes and always laughing! I love to run, eat Italian food (Angelino's is the best!), drink tea at OCF and be with my family and friends. I am ready to continue to learn and grow as your School Counselor and I hope to create a safe space where students, family and the school community are listened to, serviced and supported. 
Ms. Jan Moss-Horwitz
Speech Language Pathologist 
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School Psychologist

Main Office

Occupational Therapist
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Elementary School Faculty
Bright Futures (Pre-K)
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Bright Futures (Pre-K)
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Emmaline (or Emma) Ellis is very excited to begin her third year at Bache-Martin as a kindergarten teacher! She grew up in Swarthmore, PA, not too far from Center City. After attending Boston College, Emma received her MSW from Penn, and worked for a year with children and young adults diagnosed with autism in Northeast Philadelphia.

After realizing her heart belonged in the classroom, she attended Penn’s Teacher Education Program, during which she student taught third grade and kindergarten. When she is not in the classroom, Emma enjoys exercising, watching Netflix, and hanging out with her dog, a Pomeranian named Tank. Emma is very grateful for the opportunity to teach at a school as wonderful as Bache-Martin, and hopes to integrate her love for children’s literature into the classroom.


1st Grade

Heather Chiminello joined Bache-Martin in 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Masters of Teaching from the University of Virginia.

This will be Heather's 10th year teaching. Her first two years, she taught elementary special education in Virginia where she gained multiple strategies for supporting early literacy and math. Since then, she has been teaching 1st grade in Philadelphia. During this time, she has worked with the Children’s Literacy Initiative and has had extensive training in Expeditionary Learning.

Heather loves helping students develop the tools to access new knowledge and cultivate a lifelong love of learning.

1st Grade

2nd Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

Hi, my name is Alexis White. I started teaching at Bache-Martin in 2016. I received my Bachelor of Science in Early Grades and Special Education from West Chester University.

Currently, I am working on completing my Master’s Degree. This will be my fifth year teaching. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, watching TV, and traveling. I look forward to meeting you this school year!

4th Grade
Hi my name is Lauren Zakheim and I am excited to join the Bache-Martin team! I received my Elementary Education Certification and B.A. in Psychology from Muhlenberg College. This year I obtained my Masters in School Leadership from Temple University. This will be my first year teaching fourth grade at Bache-Martin, however I have three years of experience teaching fourth grade in Philadelphia. Outside the classroom I enjoy biking, running, and traveling. I also enjoy playing recreational sports in the Fairmount neighborhood. I am looking forward to starting the new school year!
Middle School Faculty
5th Grade

5th Grade
This is Mrs. Malloy's fourth year at Bache-Martin! Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Malloy came to teach in Philadelphia in 2003. She has taught various grade levels throughout the city! Mrs. Malloy loves Reading Workshop and cannot wait to share her favorite books with her classroom community this year.
6th Grade

6th Grade
Mrs. Markovic teaches sixth grade at Bache-Martin. She is looking forward to working with the Bache-Martin community to ensure another successful school year. There is so much to learn and she is excited to get started. This will be her seventh year as an elementary school teacher. She received her Master of Education degree from Temple University. Teaching is her number one passion but she also loves traveling, art, and yoga. After realizing her heart belonged in the classroom, she attended Penn’s Teacher Education Program, during which she student taught third grade and kindergarten. When she is not in the classroom, Emma enjoys exercising, watching Netflix, and hanging out with her dog, a Pomeranian named Tank. Emma is very grateful for the opportunity to teach at a school as wonderful as Bache-Martin, and hopes to integrate her love for children’s literature into the classroom.
7/8th Science

My name is Lisa Berlinger and I grew up in Philadelphia. I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Meteorology.
After living all over the country, I returned to the East Coast to get my Masters in Teaching from Pace University in New York City. I am very excited to be back in my hometown and teaching science at Bache-Martin!

7/8th Social Studies

7/8th Math

7/8th English

Hi, my name is Chelsea Redmond and I am very excited to join the Bache-Martin team this year. I received my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Temple University and will be finishing my Master’s Degree this spring at Cabrini University. Even though this will be my first year at Bache-Martin, it will be my fourth year in the classroom. I have three years of experience teaching seventh and eighth Grade English and Social Studies at another school in North Philadelphia. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy hiking, reading, and traveling. I am looking forward to teaching at Bache-Martin this year!
Specialties Faculty
Rachel Gelb joined Bache-Martin in 2015, she is a native Philadelphian and holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a M.A.T. from Simmons College. She has a decade of teaching experience at private and public elementary schools in Boston and Philadelphia. She has a deep interest in how children learn languages and is excited to teach ESOL at Bache-Martin.

Instrumental Strings

Technology (TTL)

Mr. Armando Jenkins has been teaching Computer Science and serving as a Technology Teacher Leader (TTL) at the School District of Philadelphia since 2004. He has obtained a BS in Accounting and an MBA with a concentration in Information Technology. Mr. Jenkins completed the Post-Baccalaureate teacher certification program offered through Drexel University, and he currently holds a level II, K-12 Business, Computer & Information Technology Instructional Certification. Before teaching, he worked as an Accountant for a large mutual fund company, an Auditor for a governmental agency and a Program Officer at a charitable foundation. Mr. Jenkins enjoyed his career in finance; however, over time he learned education was his true passion. Since then, Armando has been leveraging technology to better educate the youth. Mr. Jenkins is thrilled to be joining the Bache-Martin staff and looks forward to working with the school’s staff, students and parents.
La Scola
Math Enrichment


Science K-4th

Ms. McCracken joined Bache-Martin in 2016. Previously she taught at private schools in Philadelphia for five years. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University and Masters degrees from University of the Arts and Drexel University. For the past ten years she has worked part time at the Franklin Institute in the Programming and Education department. She draws upon that experience to help her prepare for K-4 science. She looks forward to helping students develop inquiry skills, and have fun with science. Outside of school, she enjoys being a mom to a lovely daughter who was born last year.
Reading Specialist

Instrumental Wind

Physical Education

Early Literacy Specialist

Art (K-8)
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Special Education Faculty
Special Education Liaison
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Autistic Support K-2
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Maureen Sablich is a first year teacher at Bache Martin! She started her year in January 2018 and is looking forward to continuing her time with the Bache Martin team. She received her Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University in Early Grades Education and Special Education. She completed her student teaching in the City of Philadelphia and the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Since graduating, Maureen is looking to continue her education in special education. She grew up in Doylestown, PA and recently moved into Center City. Outside of school, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.   

Autistic Support 3-5

Autistic Support 6-8

Autistic Support Push-In

Life Skills Support K-2

Hi! I'm Mr. Croddy, one of the Life Skills teachers. This is my 11th year as a teacher and third year as an L.S.S. teacher.
Fun fact about me: I speak French.
Life Skills Support 3-5
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Life Skills Support 6-8

I am Lisa Sanuck. I have been a special education, Life Skills teacher, for 14 years! This is my 5th year at Bache Martin school. I teach Life Skills grades 6th-8th. I have two sons, a husband, a dog, and a cat. When I am not teaching, I am driving my boys to and from sports, taking graduate classes, cleaning, and watching tv.
ES Push-In

Learning Support K-2
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Learning Support 3-5
My name is Cara Donahue and I am very excited to be teaching at Bache-Martin again this year! I have been a teacher in Philadelphia for almost 11 years. I am came from John Marshall Elementary, where I was a Learning Support Teacher and the Special Education Liaison. I have always wanted to be a teacher, especially since both my mom and grandmother were teachers. My favorite subject to teach is Social Studies and I love planning field trips to the Old City neighborhood in Philly. I graduated from St. Joe’s in 2005 with a degree in Elementary and Special Education and I am currently working on my master’s at Drexel University. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and reading. I live in Blue Bell, PA with my husband, Paul, and our dog, Hurley.
Learning Support 6-8

Hello Friends! My name is Shakira Wimberly and I am very excited to be teaching at Bache-Martin again this year. I was raised in a family of phenomenal teachers and leaders in the School District of Philadelphia. Teaching is my passion because my goal is to build strong students who someday will be the spark that will ignite a beautiful bright flame. I enjoy being a Learning Support teacher and challenging students to reach their greatest potential. I am a Philly native and success of the Philadelphia Public School system. When I'm not teaching, my children, reality TV, and painting keep me smiling! My daily goal is to enjoy the flowers with my family and friends.
American Sign Language K-2
My name is Julie Papalia and my students call me JP which is linked to my American Sign Language (ASL) sign name. This is my second year at Bache-Martin; I teach K-2 Deaf students using American Sign Language and English. I received my BA from Penn State (Go Lions!), my MA from Gallaudet University, and did my PhD work at the University of Texas at Austin. I have 15 years of experience teaching Deaf students (Phila, Maine, Scranton, Austin) and 8 years of experience as an administrator at Deaf schools (Washington State, Scranton, Ohio and Brooklyn). I am very happy to be in the Philadelphia School District! I have a fabulous group of students and really great co-workers. Stop by room 105 at the Martin School sometime and say hello!
American Sign Language 3-5

American Sign Language 3-5

Auditory/Oral K-2

Auditory/Oral 3-5

Auditory/Oral 6-8

My name is Cameryn McLaughlin and I am the new 6-8 grade auditory/oral teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing here at Bache Martin. I am originally from Chester County, and recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with my masters degree in deaf education. I am so excited to be back in my favorite city to teach this year. I love spending time outside, playing with my dog Pickle, and reading. 
Multiple Disabilities Support

Sensory Room

Children's Crisis Treatment Center - CCTC - Room 13B/14B
  1. Executive Director
    Rachel Morrison
    Bache-Martin Team Leader
  2. Executive Director
    Caleb Jones
    Lead Clinicia
  3. Executive Director
    Paul Hassan
    Lead Clinician
  4. Executive Director
    Katia Navas-Taylor
    Care Coordinator
  5. Executive Director
    Steve Walters
    Administrative Assistant
  6. Executive Director
    Shaquita Adams
  7. Executive Director
    April Lancit
  8. Executive Director
    Nisheia Andrews
    School Therapeutic Workers (STW)
  9. Executive Director
    Dorian West
    School Therapeutic Workers (STW)
  10. Executive Director
    Jafar Muhammad
    School Therapeutic Workers (STW)
  11. Executive Director
    Camille Bates
    School Therapeutic Workers (STW)