Meet Our Team
Mrs. Kristin Gelinas, Special Education Director
Mrs. Liz Neville, Speech Pathologist
Liz Neville is a New Hampshire State certified speech and language pathologist who has been practicing in the field for over 25 years. She has vast experience working both with the preschool and school-age populations. St. Francis School parents are welcome to reach out to her via email for an evaluation! Her areas of expertise include autism spectrum disorders, social skills deficits, speech sound disorders (including apraxia of speech), language-based learning disorders, and expressive and receptive language disorders.
Outside of pursing her passion in speech-language pathology, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband, Bill, and 6 children.
Mrs. Jean Jordan, Preschool
Mrs. Jordan is a graduate of North Shore Community College and has been working at St. Francis School since 1990. She began her teaching career as an aide in kindergarten. When the preschool was established four years ago she moved to help develop the program. Mrs. Jordan has two children who are both graduates of Saint Francis School. Her daughter Valarie also became a teacher. Her son Brian followed in his father’s footsteps and became a police officer. Mrs. Jordan has been married to her husband Richard for 36 years and has four beautiful grandchildren.
Mrs. Jennifer Massey, Pre-Kindergarten
Mrs. Massey is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education with a dual certification in Elementary Education. Over the last 8 years of teaching, she has enjoyed working in Catholic Schools with experience in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Third Grade. Mrs. Massey has been a member of St. Francis Parish for many years. She received the sacrament of Marriage with her husband, Jothan, and both of her children, Gracie and Parker, were baptized at our Parish. The Massey family resides in Merrimack, where they enjoy spending time with extended family, conducting science experiments, and exploring New England through many fun and engaging mystery trips!
Mrs. Nancy Chalifour, Kindergarten
Mrs. Chalifour is a lifelong resident of Manchester, NH. She received her B.A. Degree from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH, with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She began teaching 4th grade at St. Francis of Assisi School in 1985. When the school decided to add a kindergarten program in 1987, she developed the program and has been a kindergarten teacher ever since. She and her husband Don have been married 35 years and they have 3 grown children. She is an active parishioner of St. Pius X. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time at the beach.
Miss Megan Gallagan, First Grade
Miss Gallagan is a graduate of Plymouth State University Childhood Studies program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in May of 2014. A longtime member of the St. Francis family, Megan, spent her fifth grade year in the same classroom she now occupies as the first grade teacher. After graduating from St. Francis, Megan attended St. Josephs Junior High School and Memorial High School both in Manchester NH. Ms. Gallagan has also worked as a camp counselor at St. Francis’ Fun in The Sun summer program. A parishioner of St. Francis since 1997, Megan has enjoyed the many blessings of an active parish life.
Mrs. Cynthia Lynch, Second Grade
Mrs. Lynch has been teaching at St. Francis of Assisi School since 1986. She attended St. Francis School for first through eighth grade, and received a BA in Elementary Education from Notre Dame College. Her three children have attended St. Francis. Mrs. Lynch is a Eucharistic Minister for St. Francis of Assisi Parish and she and her husband were also advisors for the parish youth group for 6 years.
Mrs. Christina Negron, Third Grade
Mrs. Negron received her Masters Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Rivier College in Nashua, NH where she also obtained her post-graduate degree in Specific Learning Disabilities. She has taught both in the public school system and in a parochial school setting. A mother of three, she resides in Derry with her husband Alfredo, her children, and her two dogs. She enjoys shopping, the beach and participating as a foster parent to a special group of children. She is a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry.
Mrs. Ann Louise Jones, Fourth Grade, Lead Teacher
Mrs. Jones graduated from Temple University with a BS in Elementary Education. She is certified by the State of New Hampshire and as a Highly Qualified Teacher. Teaching for the last 28 years in most grade levels, her passion lies in the third through sixth grades. The excitement of watching the children grasp new concepts inspires her high energy and innovative teaching techniques. As the mother of four grown children, she is now enjoying the wonders of her grandchildren. Mrs. Jones has lived in 10 different states and countries. She enjoys kayaking with her husband.
Miss Stephanie McGregor, Fifth Grade
Miss McGregor graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Elementary Education. She holds New Hampshire state certification in elementary education (K-8) and general special education (K-12). After attending St. Francis School as a student, she returned to work at the after school program and as a camp counselor. She has been a part of the school community ever since, and is also a member of the parish community. Miss McGregor enjoys teaching alongside some of the teachers she had as a student and hopes to influence her students in the same way these teachers have influenced her.
Mrs. Sara Dyer, Sixth Grade
Mrs. Dyer received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, along with a certification in Elementary Education K-6. She worked for the Salem School District for 5 years. While in Salem, she gained classroom experience, across disciplines, with students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. She helped support the specific needs of a variety of students including children with special needs. To all students, she offered differentiated instruction. Mrs. Dyer has a passion for teaching and she loves working with students and their parents to provide wholistic education. She currently lives in Concord with her husband Ryan.