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

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.