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