Mission Statement

The mission of R.C. LaPerche Elementary School, as an inclusive learning community devoted to high standards and best teaching practices for all students, is to inspire life-long learning and to develop responsible, self-confident children capable of effective communication and problem solving, through a collaboration of parents, teachers, students, and the community, which fosters a safe, respectful environment, recognizing diversity and individuality.

Staff Directory

First Name Last Namesort icon Position Staff website
Dennis Austin 5th Grade
Sandra Bazinet Secretary
Lori Beckel Special Education
Melissa Clapprood 4th Grade
Dawn Clough 2nd Grade
Robert Daniels Special Education
Christopher Davenport 5th Grade
Julie Dorsey Principal
Erica Elefsiades 3rd Grade
Heather Ferreira Special Education
Celine Forte Nurse Teacher
Barbara Furtado Support Services
Tomas Gruczka Physical Education
Debra Hegarty 2nd Grade
Jennifer King Support Services
Peter Marino Physical Education
Alicia Marques-Jordan Physical Education https://mjfootnotes.blogspot.com/
Lena Martel 1st Grade
Julie Moretti 3rd Grade
Margaret Nelson Art
Amy O'Hara Special Education
Jana Schnell 4th Grade
Lisa Sparks Support Services
Jennifer Swartz Library
Edmea Sylvestre Music
Sandra Wytrwal Special Education
Heather Zartarian Kindergarten
Laura Zucker 1st Grade http://laperchefirstgradechronicles.blogspot.com/

Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School is one of four elementary schools in the Smithfield Public School system. Our school is dedicated to Raymond C. LaPerche, a former teacher, principal and superintendent in the Smithfield Public Schools for 41 years. LaPerche first opened its doors in 1968 and presently serves students in kindergarten to grade five.