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Greenwood Elementary School is organized into departments that supplement academic programs and student services. Each department is composed of dedicated experts in their fields who are committed to serving our students and their families.

To find out more about the departments, contact them, or access resources provided by these teams, click the tabs below to find out more.

Art Teacher | Rena Rinker|
Art Teacher | Melanie Brunelle|

The Greenwood Elementary School Art department creates rich and engaging experiences and opportunities for all learners. A successful art program not only fosters many areas of growth in myriad ways, it helps students see and understand visual arts in different ways. Students begin to develop an aesthetic sense and understanding of their own design and see the potential in their own skills. They forge a sense of visual literacy that promotes individuality and critical thinking skills.

At Greenwood Elementary, we want our students to experience the reward and joy of art that is both technically and spiritually expressive.

Music Teachers | Sandra Brown | | Cynthia Cornell | 
Instrumental Teacher | Glenn Shaffer |

Music education is a vital part of Greenwood Elementary’s curriculum. Young learners show innumerable benefits from the exposure to music and the concepts of music making and music theory. Music education programs help young learners scholastic development in myriad ways as students not only take inspiration from the music but see lessons from other classes – math, science, english, social studies – echoed in song. They develop appreciation for human potential in the musicians they hear and seek to find and realize their own musical gifts.

Special Educators

Resource| Kerry Silvia |
Psychologist | Josner Ramirez |
Speech Pathologist | Sharon D’Antuono | sharon.d’
Occupational Therapist | Tania Alexander |
Social Worker | Steffanie Hozempa |

Federal and State Regulations that require the district to provide a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities govern the Warwick Public School System. The Special Education Department has in place a referral and evaluation process that addresses each child who might be in need of Special Education services. When a determination is made that a child qualifies for Special Education Services, there are a range of services and programs to meet the unique needs of each child.

Physical Education/Health Teacher | Dawn Romans |

Library Media Specialist | Mary Jeanne Leeman |

Greenwood Elementary School has a wonderful selection of fiction and non-fiction books at every reading level. Students are encouraged to check out books on a weekly basis. Borrowed books should be returned on time and in good condition. Any damaged books can be returned to the librarian for repair, however it is the responsibility of the parent to reimburse the school for any books that are damaged beyond repair or lost. If necessary, final report cards will be held until either book or replacement costs are submitted.


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Reading Specialist | Dawn DiPetrillo-McCormick |

Math Interventionists | Jennifer Stevens |
                                           | Melissa Irons |


School Nurse | Michele Russo |

Head Custodian | Betty O’Leary |

EL Teacher | Catherine Sabo |

EL students in grades K-5 are placed in the appropriate grade level, elementary classroom. The EL teacher provides support in the mainstream classroom. Each student is afforded numerous opportunities to speak, read, write, and comprehend the English language. The EL and classroom teachers work together to ensure the students are able to meet challenging state academic content and student achievement standards as required by the state of RI. Classroom support is individualized to meet each child’s particular needs.  Some students may be pulled out for additional English Language instruction.