Ms. Castner grew up south of Rochester and currently lives in Rochester. Ms. Castner taught pre-school through 12th grades in a variety of settings for 15 years prior to coming to DCS. Ms. Castner came to Discovery as an Intervention Specialist and Special Education Consultant Teacher in Discovery’s second year then moved into the role of Primary Dean and then Assistant Director. Ms. Castner is excited and proud to be in the role of School Director.
Ms. Castner is a child centered leader that prioritizes high expectations for all. She will push to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As the School Director, it is important to Ms. Castner that everyone who steps through the doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be a part of our DCS family! This attitude enables everyone to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Ms. Castner is passionate about the success of all DCS students.
Ms. Castner holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from St. John Fisher College; a master’s degree in Advanced Special Education K-12 from Grand Canyon University, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from SUNY Brockport College.
Mr. Bradstreet grew up in the Rochester area and has been working in Rochester area schools since 2001. He has been at Discovery since 2013 as the Dean of Students, Technology Teacher, and Data Coordinator. Mr. Bradstreet is now proud to be the Assistant School Director.
Mr. Bradstreet believes that children learn the best in an environment that is caring and supportive with high standards and expectations. He also believes that schools need to collaborate with families and the community in order to support students. Mr. Bradstreet loves the way that Discovery puts students and their needs first and strives to provide them with the best education possible.
Mr. Bradstreet holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Fredonia and a Master’s degree in Literacy from St. John Fisher.
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Kaleigh Jacobson – Student Services Coordinator
Ciomarda Diaz – ELA Curriculum Coordinator
Justin Schultz – Math Curriculum Coordinator
Brittni Cortina – General Instructional Coach
Rita Nilsson – Social Worker
Elizabeth Hughes – Behavior Specialist
Justin Nilsson – Primary Project/SEL Intervention
Anne Culver – Finance/HR Manager
Katina Sault – Attendance Coordinator
Gyxzally Pabon Reyes – Executive Administrative Assistant
Kayla Williams – Enrollment Coordinator
Katiria Velez – Food Service
Caesar Romero – Food Service
M. Rodriguez – Food Service
Ember Rubacka – Class Advisor
Alyssa Marchand – Visual Arts
Carrie Franklin – Visual Arts
Mark Schneider – Performing Arts
Logan Smith – Instrumental and Voice Coach
Julie Bruce – Physical Education
John McCarty – Physical Education Apprentice Teacher
Kylee Fiore – Science & Technology
Courtney Spaulding – Intervention Teacher
Keyline Caraballo – Intervention Teacher
Lea Dancy – Intervention Teacher
Jeff Perrigo – Intervention Teacher
Khadigeh Albaram – ENL Teacher
John Coley – Building Substitute