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
See biography below, Mr. Jenkins  also our Computer Science Teacher (Technology Teacher Leader, TTL)
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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. 
Speech Language Pathologist 
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School Psychologist

Main Office

Occupational Therapist
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Elementary School Faculty
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This is my third year teaching at Bache-Martin. I am originally from the Boston area, but I relocated to Philly four years ago, specifically the Brewerytown neighborhood, and fell in love with the area! I got my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont. I am currently working on finishing my master's degree at Chestnut Hill College and I recently got my reading specialist certification. I love teaching PreK because it is incredible to watch such young learners get excited about school and to prepare them socially and academically for their future school experiences. When I am not teaching, I enjoy being active outside and traveling to the mountains with my husband to hike and ski!

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

This is Mrs. Richie’s first year at Bache-Martin. She is very excited to join the Bache-Martin team. Mrs. Richie grew up outside of Harrisburg, PA. After receiving her BA in Advertising and Public Relations from Penn State, she joined Teach For America where she earned her teaching certificate from UPenn.  Currently, she is working on completing her master’s degree to become a Reading Specialist.
This will be her 8th year of teaching. Previously, she taught kindergarten, first grade, and second grade in Philadelphia.
3rd Grade

My name is Emily Sharon. This will be my second year teaching third grade at Bache-Martin. Prior to Bache, I taught second grade for three years at Mitchell Elementary. I am so excited to be part of the Bache-Martin family for another year! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Kutztown University. After undergrad I pursued my teaching degree. I am currently getting my Master’s in Education with a Reading Specialist certification.
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

Hello! My name is Rose Marchiondo, and I am excited to join the Bache-Martin community as a 6th grade teacher. This is my first year at Bache-Martin, but my fourth year working in SDP. The past two years I taught 7th grade ELA/History, and the year before that I taught 5th/6th grades Math and Science. I also taught two years of 4th grade ELA/Social Studies and one year of 7th grade Reading in Phoenix, AZ! I obtained my Bachelor’s in Education from West Chester University, and this year I am working on completing a Master’s program through the Regional Training Center offered through LaSalle University. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, watching Hulu, going down the shore, and spending time with my family – especially my niece, who is almost two years old.
6th Grade
Ms. Markovic has been teaching at Bache-Martin since 2015. During that time, she has taught fifth grade students but will be transitioning to teaching sixth grade students this school year. She is passionate about guiding her students to develop strength of character and embrace a growth mindset.
Ms. Markovic earned her Master of Education degree from Temple University. She is looking forward to working with the Bache-Martin community to ensure a successful school year. Outside of teaching, she enjoys traveling, staying active, and spending time with friends and family. 
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

Allison Jones was born in San Francisco, California. She received her B.A. in History from University of California, Irvine. Allison came to Philadelphia for her Masters of Science in Education and Teaching Certification at University of Pennsylvania. When she is not working, Allison spends time with friends or is planning a trip to explore the East Coast.

Mr. Ian McCutcheon
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
Art (K-8)
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Hello Friends and Family of Bache-Martin!

My name is Patricia Quigley and I am a first year Art Teacher.

I graduated with a BA in Art Education from The College of New Jersey and have experience as a working artist at Grounds for Sculpture. I also run a commissioned pet portrait painting company called Little Paw Studio.

I am originally from Trenton, New Jersey, spent many years in San Francisco, and couldn’t be more inspired to be back in Philadelphia surrounded by talented artists, museums, historical architecture, and gorgeous murals!

When I’m not in the classroom, I love spending time painting, hiking, surfing, gardening, cooking, and playing with my dog, Taco!

I am so excited to be a part of the Bache-Martin community and am looking forward to building and nurturing the creative potential of our students!
Early Literacy Specialist
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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

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Math Enrichment

Brittany La Scola is very excited to join the Bache- Martin team as a math enrichment specialist working with grades 4th-8th. She grew up in Northern New Jersey and graduated from the University of Delaware with her Bachelor’s in Marketing. After realizing her true passion is teaching, she moved to Philadelphia and graduated with her Master’s in Education from Saint Joseph’s University. 
Over the past 5 years, Brittany has taught 4th-5th grade in Delaware and most recently middle school math for a charter school in Philadelphia. When she’s not teaching she loves to spend time with Ellie, her golden retriever puppy, exercise, and read. She is looking forward to instilling her love of mathematics with the Bache- Martin community. 

This is Ms. Fiero’s 4th year teaching classroom music, her 3rd at Bache-Martin.  After getting her BA in Vocal Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, she moved to Philadelphia as an Americorps Volunteer where she worked for City Year and the American Red Cross.  

After several years of this and that (museum education, church music, giving tours at an insectarium and butterfly garden in Costa Rica, teaching private music lessons, and education non-profit work) she went to Temple University for their Music Education Masters plus Certification program where she focused on Choral Music and Culturally Responsive Teaching.

Outside of the classroom she performs in two choirs (Singing City & PhilHarmonia) and also writes and performs original music.  Non-musically, you can find her biking, hiking, crocheting, baking fresh sourdough bread and hanging out with her 12 year old cat, Jude. 

Physical Education

My name is Julie Tice and I have been teaching Physical Education for 9 years, 6 years at Bache-Martin. I am originally from Easton, PA, and have lived in Philadelphia for 9 years. I received my Bachelors degree in Kinesiology at West Chester University and received my Masters degree in Education at Cabrini University. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy working out, hanging out with my dog Chewy, and spending time with friends and family. I'm looking forward to having a fun, positive school year at Bache- Martin!
Reading Specialist

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 two years ago.
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.
Special Education Faculty
Caitlin Miller (Sheehy) has been teaching Special Education in the School District of Philadelphia for eight years.  She is very excited to join the Bache-Martin community as the 6th-8th grade Multiple Disabilities Support teacher! Caitlin earned her B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy at Villanova University and M.Ed. at Eastern University. This summer, she will complete a certification program in Digital Photography at University of the Arts. Caitlin’s interests outside of the classroom include travel, art, and spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to teaching a new class of creative, life-long learners!   

Caitlin Miller (Sheehy)
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
My name is Melissa Aglidian and I am the 6-8 Autistic Support Teacher. This is my 5th year at Bache-Martin and my 11th year teaching in Philadelphia. I am currently working on my master’s degree at Temple University. I am a Disney addict; I was married at EPCOT in April 2017 and I have seen Frozen and Moana more times than I can count. Outside of school, I am a soccer mom and live in Morton, PA with my husband, Michael, my son, Cooper and daughter, Harper. I also have three stepchildren, Bailey, Michael and Matthew.   
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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My name is Addie Mair. This is my ninth year in the district working as a special education teacher. I am originally from Nashville, TN where I worked as a school-based therapist in a severe behavior intervention school. I am really passionate about setting high expectations for our students and preparing them for the future.
Life Skills Support 6-8

I am Lisa Sanuck. I am the 6th through 8th grade, Life Skills teacher. I have been a Life Skills teacher or 13 years...I am married. I have two sons, Liam and Harrison. I have a dog named, Compton and I have a cat named, Catty. Everyone in my family shares a love for Disney!

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Learning Support K-2
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Hello! My name is Lynnette Bright and I’m looking forward to working with the Bache-Martin school community this year. As I embark upon my 17th year of teaching within the Philadelphia public school system, I believe my personal and professional experiences will allow me to create a culture of high expectations and empower students to be successful under any circumstance.
Learning Support 3-5
 My name is Cara Donahue. I am starting my 3rd year at Bache-Martin and my 10th year in Philadelphia. I teach 3rd-5th grade Learning Support. I graduated from St. Joseph's University with a degree in Elementary/Special Education and I'm completing my Masters at Drexel University. I am a 3rd generation teacher and I have always been passionate about working with children. Outside of school, I love spending time with my husband, Paul, our toddler son, Grady, 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 6-8
My name is Rachael Jacques and this will be my third year teaching the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 6th-8th grade classroom! I went to Radford University (very small college town) to pursue an undergraduate degree in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, so moving to Philadelphia was very exciting for me! I love teaching in ASL and I love the DHH team here at Bache Martin. When I was in middle school, my favorite subjects were history and science (biology). Outside of school, I love reading and spending time with my dog, Ashley, and my husband. My dream is to travel to Europe to experience the languages and cultures! 
Auditory/Oral K-2

Hi, my name is Lyndsay Albert and I am the Audiory/Oral K-2 Teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing.  This is my fifth year at Bache-Martin! I am originally from New Jersey, but have lived in Philadelphia since I first started teaching for the school district.  I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a masters degree in Deaf Education and Elementary Education. Outside of school I enjoy going on runs to new sites in the city, and spending time out on the water boating with my family.  
Auditory/Oral 3-5

My name is Meredith Lynch and I am the 3rd-5th grade Auditory-Oral Teacher of the deaf and Hard of hearing.  I am very excited to begin my fifth year teaching at Bache-Martin.  I attended The College of New Jersey for my bachelor's degree and accelerated program to also obtain my master's degree in Deaf Education and Elementary Education.  That's where I met Ms. Albert!  My favorite books are the Harry Potter series.  When I'm not teaching, I love to read, cook, and travel with my husband, Justin, and my chocolate lab named Benjamin Franklin (aka Benny).
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

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)