Meet Our Team

Administration

Mark Schwerdt

Principal

Donna Lucinskas

Front Office

Christina Garand

Business manager

Your Teachers

Jordan

Mrs. Jean Jordan, Preschool

jordanj@StFrancisSchoolNH.org
Preschool Curriculum Brochure

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.

Massey

Mrs. Jennifer Massey, Pre-Kindergarten

masseyj@StFrancisSchoolNH.org
Pre-K Curriculum Brochure

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!

Chalifour

Mrs. Nancy Chalifour, Kindergarten

chalifourn@StFrancisSchoolNH.org
Kindergarten Curriculum Brochure

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 32 years and they have 3 grown children. She is a parishioner of St. Pius X where she is active in the Social Committee and Women of Mary. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time at the beach.

Gallagan

Miss Megan Gallagan, First Grade

gallaganm@StFrancisSchoolNH.org
First Grade Curriculum Brochure

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.

Lynch

Mrs. Cynthia Lynch, Second Grade

lynchc@StFrancisSchoolNH.org
Second Grade Curriculum Brochure

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.

Ryan

Mrs. Courtney Ryan, Third Grade

ryanc@StfrancisSchoolNH.org
Third Grade Curriculum Brochure

Mrs. Ryan received her Masters Degree in Education from Rivier College in Nashua, NH and her Bachelors Degree from UMASS, Amherst. She has taught both in the public school system and in private schools as well. A mother of four, she resides in Londonderry with her husband Kevin, her children, and her two dogs. She enjoys reading historical fiction novels, crocheting and knitting, and spending time at the beach. She is a parishioner of St. Mark’s in Londonderry.

Jones

Mrs. Ann Louise Jones, Fourth Grade, Lead Teacher

jonesa@StFrancisSchoolNH.org
Fourth Grade Curriculum Brochure

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.

McGregor

Miss Stephanie McGregor, Fifth Grade 

mcgregors@StFrancisSchoolNH.org
Fifth Grade Curriculum Brochure

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.

Dyer

Mrs. Sara Dyer, Sixth Grade

dyers@StFrancisSchoolNH.org
Sixth Grade Curriculum Brochure

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 Derry with her husband Ryan.

Enrichment

Physical Education: Mrs. Wendy Wood

Music & After School Director: Mrs. Sheryl Gallagan

Library: Mrs. Rose Van Uden

Spanish: Mrs. Christine Hodge

Natural Sciences: Mrs. Kelly Merryfield

Art: Mrs. Sharyn Tighe

Tin Whistle & Band Director: Mrs. Shirley Langlois

Lego League Coordinator: Mr. Paul Schmitt

Yearbook: Miss Gallagan and Miss McGregor