For further information about the ELA department at TAG please see the following information options!

Jennifer Leveille - 6th grade 

Email: leveillej@springfieldpublicschools.com 

Undergrad school and degree achieved: BA from Westfield State 

Graduate schools and degree achieved: MEd from WNEU 

Stay after day/afterschool activities: Thursday

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? Graphic designer

If you were an animal what would you be? A squirrel

"I believe that if you set high expectations for students, they are more than capable of exceeding them." 

Kathy Trujillo - 6th grade 

Email: trujillok@springfieldpublicschools.com 

Undergrad school and degree achieved: BA from San Francisco State  

Graduate schools and degree achieved: MEd from AIC 

Stay after day/afterschool activities: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? A boutique owner

If you were an animal what would you be? A penguin

"My educational philosophy is ever-changing because it depends on the students’ needs.  Every day I adapt and adjust my approach to teaching that meets the student’s needs and wants. I allow the students natural curiosity to direct their own learning." 

Email: eichenlaubj@springfieldpublicschools.com 

Undergrad school and degree achieved:  B.A and B.S University of Pittsburgh

Graduate schools and degree achieved: Ph.D. from Stanford University

Stay after day/afterschool activities: Monday

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be?  An urban planner

What is your go to dance move? Touching the floor.

"Reading is the keystone of any ELA class, but it's speaking and writing about texts in our own words that really makes what we read come alive. I teach speaking and writing as two sides of the same coin-- they mutually reinforce and support one another and must be practiced in tandem."

Janelle Clarke - 8th grade 

Email: clarkej@springfieldpublicschools.com 

Undergrad school and degree achieved: BA from Merrimack College 

Graduate schools and degree achieved: MEd from Merrimack College 

Stay after day/afterschool activities: Wednesday

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? An interior designer  

What is your go to dance move? Fist pump 

"Education is more than just the four walls of a classroom; it is a way of life that enables the mind to be used as a sponge to absorb the world. " 

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Call: (413) 750 - 2333

SCHOOL HOURS

M-F                  7:35 - 3:20

AFTER SCHOOL HOURS

M/W/Th         3:20 - 4:20

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