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 Name Position Staff website
Alyssa Martino 3rd Grade
Andrew Medeiros 4th Grade
Amy O'Hara Special Education
Barbara Furtado Support Services
Bethany Giarrusso Support Services
Cheryl Deroche Support Services
Celine Forte Nurse Teacher https://www.smore.com/app/pages/preview/vp3k7
Cheryl Mattson Support Services
Dennis Austin 5th Grade
Dawn Clough 2nd Grade
Debra Hegarty 2nd Grade
Erica Elefsiades 5th Grade http://5elefsiades.weebly.com/classroom-blog
Heather Caswell Kindergarten
Heather Ferreira 3rd Grade https://3ferreira.weebly.com/
James Connell Physical Education
Julie Dorsey Principal https://www.smore.com/app/pages/preview/3bst9
Jaina Harrison Special Education
Jennifer King Support Services
Jana Schnell 4th Grade
Lori Beckel Special Education
Lauren Friel Kindergarten
Lauren Giroux Support Services
Lena Martel 1st Grade https://www.smore.com/m5btg
Lorna Fossa-Moretti Support Services
Lisa Vitacca Support Services
Laura Zucker 1st Grade
Melissa Clapprood Library https://mclapprood.wixsite.com/mysite
Megan Feeley Special Education
Michele Thibault Support Services
Sandra Barrette Music http://sbarrette.smithfield-ps.org
Sandra Bazinet Secretary
Stephanie Bucci Special Education
Steve Burger Custodial
Sandra Wytrwal Special Education
Torie Lemoine Special Education
Will Plante Art

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.