julia st. martin
Mrs. St. Martin is a proud Principal leader, wife, mother, and Springfield native. She is also an athlete whose athletic records in high school track have yet to be broken. As a scholar/athlete, she is fully committed to the education, health, and wellness of children. Being a mother of two sons, Ms. St. Martin has a strong commitment to educational excellence. Her decisions are based on the highest standards and best instructional practices for staff and students alike.
Mrs. St. Martin graduated from Trinity College in Burlington, Vermont with an undergraduate degree in English. Post-secondary work in policy earned Ms. St. Martin her master's degree in Education Policy/School Leadership. While achieving her Education Leadership credentials in New York City, she completed her principal residency at Brooklyn Science Skills High School. This experience provided Ms. St. Martin hands on field work with New York City Department of Education, the largest public school system in the United States.
Her professional career in Springfield began as an International Baccalaureate English teacher at Commerce High School and moving to the Renaissance High School, also as an English teacher. Ms. St. Martin’s administrative tenure at Chestnut T.A.G. Middle School lead her to her principal leadership work at M. Marcus Kiley Middle School, where she now serves as the founding principal of Kiley Prep Middle School.
"If there's one thing I've learned in life, it's the power of using your voice.", --Michelle Obama
Ms. Janae Jones attended American International College for her undergraduate studies and earned a bachelors of Science in Psychology and earned her Master's of education with a focus of school counseling from Springfield College.
Ms. Jones is passionate about working with children. As the Assistant principal, Ms. Jones deals with the daily issues of school management, student activities and services, community relations, personnel, and curriculum instruction.
Ms. Jones works closely with Principal St. Martin to assist in defining and enforcing school policies and guidelines for students, staff, and faculty.
dean of students
Mr. Goodwin is a husband and father of two boys. He attended Keene State College for his undergraduate studies and earned a master’s degree in school counseling from Westfield State College.
He has worked as a School Counselor, Administrator, and Dean of Students at Kiley Middle School since 2008.
Mr. Goodwin is passionate about working with his students and their families. He works diligently to guide scholars to become effective learners who develop academic mindsets and skills for success. Mr. Goodwin models for students habits of character such as initiative, responsibility, perseverance, and collaboration.
Most importantly, Mr. Goodwin’s primary goal with all students is to support them on their path to grow into socially responsive and ethical people who treat one another with fairness, equity, compassion, and respect. His personal and professional belief system translates to his focus on race equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
dean of students & Director of fitzone
Mr. Laurenzano has been the director of Kiley’s FitZone Program designed to increase self perception, develop self esteem and ignite leadership skills. Through written self evaluations and guided questions, each member will recognize and understand their character strengths. These strengths will be clearly identified through an informal and formal process. The power of positive thinking will allow the climate and the environment to be conducive for risk taking,emotional breakthroughs and “I will never forget moments.”.
Dir. of student administrative services
Mrs. Bucalo has worked at Kiley Middle School since 1998. She began her career at Kiley as a Paraprofessional and then moved into the role of Guidance Clerk. Doing ALL things Guidance, assisting our Counselors, Parents, Students, and other staff. Mrs. Bucalo is a wife, mother, and newly Glamother of a beautiful little girl named Avacyn.
I have worked as the Principal Clerk of Kiley for 15 years. My major job responsibility is Payroll and Front Office. I have served under four wonderful Principals, and each have brought their own special pizazz to Kiley. Great customer service has always been my driving force. I genuinely enjoy helping people!
Born and raised in Springfield, MA I have two lovely daughters who have graduated from SPS and now my granddaughter will be starting in an Elementary School in Springfield.
In my down time I love to read, go to outdoor concerts, and watch my chunky grandbabies. Please do not hesitate to see me if you have questions about office procedures or more importantly, your paycheck. I hope everyone has a phenomenal year!
family engagement officer
Hola! My name is Wilmaris or "Ms. Hernandez" and I have worked at the main office as a Senior Clerk / Parent & Family Engagement Officer at since 2018. I am also a member of The Springfield Empowerment Zone (SEZP) Family Engagement Council. The Springfield Empowerment Zone was created to accelerate student achievement in the City of Springfield schools.
I have over 20 years of experience working with our city's bilingual families translating and helping our Spanish speaking community. I love working with children as I am a mother of three myself.
I enjoy cooking, painting, and watching my favorite team the Boston Red Sox. As the Family Engagement Officer my mission is to always make families feel welcomed, supported, and empowered in their child's education. My goal is to be your voice within our school and our community as well as to facilitate effective academic and personal development of all students.
Our overall goal is to ensure that all families, and students are well-informed of any educational news and events promoting academic success Ultimately we strive to create an environment where kids can have a memorable Middle School experience.
Estoy aqui para ti!
attendance & Operations specialist
Ms. LaValley grew up in Wahiawa, Hawaii and later attended Springfield Public Schools. She is a graduate of Western New England University. She has five grandchildren. Loves cars and belongs to a car club. She loves to travel and raises puppies to help them become service dogs. “I love getting to know the students and sharing treats with them.”