Faculty and Staff

Chester A. Arthur Faculty and Staff List


Principal: Dr. Libby

Email: mlibby@philasd.org



School-Based Teacher Leader: Mrs. Zhao

Email: aschmidt@philasd.org



Secretary: Audrey Jacquias

Email: ajaquias@philasd.org


Nurse: Nurse Coogan

Email: lcoogan@philasd.org


Counselor: Ms.Brigaman

Email: mrbrigaman@philasd.org


Program Coordinator | Community Partnerships: Ms.Pennypacker

Email: spennypacker@philasd.org


Culture, Climate, and Safety

Climate Liaison: Caleb Bodden

Email: cbodden@philasd.org


Student Climate Staff: Ms.Taylor

Email: jtaylor2@philasd.org


Student Climate Staff: Ms. Musallam

Email: mmusallam@philasd.org



School Resource Officer:



Food Services: Ms.Robinson

Email: ddrobinson@philasd.org


Lower Academy Faculty

Kindergarten: Mrs. Weiner

Email: hweiner@philasd.org



Kindergarten: Mrs.Raufer

Email: traufer@philasd.org


First Grade: Mrs.Pineiro

Email: mndambra@philasd.org


First Grade: Mrs. Shapiro

Email: roshapiro@philasd.org


Second Grade:  Ms.Rocco

Email: trocco@philasd.org


Second Grade: Mrs.Devesa

Email: kmranda@philasd.org


Third Grade ELA: Mrs.Rosman

Email: asorichetti@philasd.org



Third Grade Math / Science / Social Studies: Mr. Hayes

Email: dahayes@philasd.org



Fourth Grade ELA: Mrs.Silverman

Email: absilverman@philasd.org



Fourth Grade Math / Science / Social Studies: Mr.Rodini

Email: drodini@philasd.org


Upper Academy Faculty

Fifth Grade ELA: Mr.Herren

Email: jherren@philasd.org



Fifth Grade Math / Science / Social Studies: Mr.Gilman

Email: jgilman@philasd.org


Sixth Grade: Mr.Ademola

Email: mademola@philasd.org



Sixth and Seventh ELA/Social Studies: Ms.Brown

Email: kbrown13@philasd.org

Seventh and Eighth Grade ELA/Social Studies: Mr.Kowalewski

Email: gkowalewski@philasd.org



Seventh and Eighth Grade Math/ Science: Mr.Gerstemeier and Mrs. McCaney

Email: jgerstemeier@philasd.org

Email: gmccaney@philasd.org


Expressive Arts Faculty

Health and PE: Mr.Burks

Email: jburks@philasd.org



Art: Teacher Frank

Email: falston@philasd.org


Music: Mr.McVeigh

Email: dmcveigh@philasd.org



Digital Literacy and Citizenship: Mr.Smith

Email: jfsmith@philasd.org




Special Education Faculty

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Autistic Support: Ms.Qualtiere

Email: jbarbuto@philasd.org



Third- Fifth Grade Autistic Support: Ms.Kahler

Email: kkahler@philasd.org



Third-Fifth Grade Autistic Support: Ms.Dolan

Email: kdolan2@philasd.org


Sixth – Eighth Grade Autistic Support: Ms.Truppo

Email: htruppo@philasd.org



Kindergarten-Fourth Learning Support: Ms.Holland

Email: gholland@philasd.org



Fifth- Eighth Learning Support: Ms. Bowman

Email: dwbowman@philasd.org



SPED Assistant (Fifth- Eighth Autistic Support): Ms.Bezhani

Email: pbezhani@philasd.org



SPED Assistant (Kindergarten – Second Autistic Support): Ms.Gatling

Email: abgatling@philasd.org



SPED Assistant (Third – Fifth Autistic Support): Ms.Lawrence

Email: vlawrence@philasd.org




SPED Assistant: Ms.Barksdale




SPED Assistant: Ms.Singleton

Email: tsingleton@philasd.org



Related Services Faculty

Occupational Therapy: Ms.Bachman

Email: jbachman@philasd.org


School Psychologist: Ms.Mullens

Email: lmullens@philasd.org


Speech and Language: Ms.Lambert

Email: alambert2@philasd.org


Custodial Faculty

Building Engineer:


Custodial Assistant: Mr.Jones

Email: dsjones@philasd.org


General Cleaner: Ms.Brownlee

Email: abrownlee@philasd.org


General Cleaner: Ms.Williamson


General Cleaner: Mr.Clay