About Berea Elementary

Berea’s Mission Statement

We believe that it is a shared responsibility among Berea’s stakeholders to foster positive academic, emotional, social, and physical growth in a nurturing risk-free environment. Diversity will be celebrated, creating students who respect one another and embrace differences. Through the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards and an aligned curriculum, creative and critical thinkers will meet and exceed school district standards, ensuring future school success and lifelong learning.

Quick ContactsBerea Elementary School building on a sunny day with the flag flying

Principal
John Solimando

(845) 457-2400, ext. 11510
 john.solimando@vcsdny.org

Assistant Principal
Tamara Ryder
(845) 457-2400, ext. 11501
tamara.ryder@vcsdny.org

School Nurse
Michelle Dymond

(845) 457-2400, ext. 11700
michelle.dymond@vcsdny.org

Occupational and Physical Therapy
Arnott Patricia
(845) 457-2400, ext. 19071
patricia.arnott@vcsdny.org

School Psychologist 
Delaine Charette
(845) 457-2400, ext. 11640
delaine.charette@vcsdny.org

Student Assistance Counselor
DASA Coordinator
Katie Gusmano
(845) 457-2400, ext. 11647
katherine.gusmano@vcsdny.org