Welcome to the Home of the Jaguars

  • Jenks Administrative Team

    Mr. Michael Lazzareschi, Principal 

    Mr. Darrell J. LuffBorough, Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Robin Sweezy Assistant Principal


The mission of Joseph Jenks Middle School, is to promote a culturally diverse community of life-long learners, provide opportunities for ALL students to become effective communicators, and problem-solvers aspiring to the highest standards to succeed in today's society. Embedding the concentrations of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to everyday learning; to inspire, challenge and engage students through an interdisciplinary approach with opportunities for research and exploration through project based learning.


  • Fundraising Events

    Holiday Pies

    Start Date:  October 1, 2019         End Date:  October 16, 2019

    Pick up:      November 13, 2019    2:30 to 5:30 pm in the cafeteria



    Little Ceasars Pizza Superbowl

    Start Date:   December 19, 2019   End Date:  January 15, 2020

    Pick up:       January 22, 2020       2:30 to 5:30 in the cafeteria

  • PTO Dates

    Meeting Dates





  • Important Dates:
    Jenks Cheerleading Sign-ups

    Thursday November 7th from 2:40pm - 3:00pm in room 247

    Pick up paperwork needed for tryouts.

    Tryouts will begin on November 18th and all paperwork MUST be in at that time.

    Basketball tryouts will begin next week.  You must have all paperwork completed.

    November 12th-14th in the gym

    Girls: 2:45pm - 4:15pm

    Boys: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


Welcome to the home of the Jaguars

Educator Links

  • Skyward

  • Absence Management

Google Calendar

Student Links

  • No Bully Pledge


    Here at Jenks, we are Jaguars 

    through and through. 

    We work hard and lead by example; 

    That is what we do. 

    We respect everyone- everywhere. 

    Everyday, this is true.

    But most of all, we do not bully...

    ...So why would YOU?


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Red Team

RED TEAM (8th Grade)

Konstantina Sampalis: Math

Marjorie Santos:  ELA

Joanne Pontifice: Social Studies

Pat Pezza: Science

Kimberly Eudy: Special Educator

Suzanne Feist: Special Educator

White Team

 WHITE TEAM (7th Grade) 

Paul Mendo:  Math

Melanie Bertoldi: ELA

David Girard:  Social Studies

Mary Maloney: Science

Andrea Pendleton: Special Educator

Tracy Sousa: Special Educator

Blue Team

BLUE TEAM (ELL 7th Grade)

Carlos Vieira: Math

Kayleigh Lagasse: ELA

Celestino Simao: Social Studies

Maureen Stimpson: Science

Lauren Rabbitt: Special Educator 

Purple Team


Joshua Lach: Math 

Jenna Roche: ELA

Derrick Garforth:  Social Studies

: Science 

 Teri Stifano: Special Educator

Yellow Team


Sandy Leclerc: Math

Hayley Vanca: ELA

Luca Rebussini: Social Studies

June Stimson: Science

Kaitlyn Desjarlais: Special Educator

Pat Rocha: Special Educator


Green Team


Nicole DuPont: Math

Stephanie Misiaszek: ELA

Kayla Fleming: Science

Cassandra King: Social Studies

Debra Isabel: Special Educator



Orange Team


(6th/7th/8th Grades)

Meghan Mahan

Keri Bettencourt

Specialized (7th and 8th)

Melissa Grilli

Robin Brodeur


Nicole Emery

Wayde Labossiere

Ariana Barbosa

Lisa Walas

Sonya Rodriguez

Diane LaPlante

Jennifer Knox

Lori Baltruchitis

Alicia Garnett







Susan Doss: Librarian

Beltis Custals DeDespradel: Spanish

Melissa Taurisano: Art

Janet Daiber: Theatre

George Correia: Music

Adam Genest: Music

Tammy Drape: Physical Education

Harris Nachbar: Physical Education

Ryan Long: Physical Education

Tammy Drape: Physical Education

Eliza Desrosiers: Math Intervention

Susan Doss:   Media Center/Library

Brittany Taylor: English Language Support


Support Staff



Paul O'Neill, Ann Boucher, Kyle Heaton: Facilities Management

Officer Uve Sommer: Pawtucket Police


Al Travassos: Guidance Counselor 

Jill Rihani: Guidance Counselor 

Mary Ellen Bowron: Clerk

Linda Bienstock: Clerk

Maura Boaragine: Nurse



Polly Lehourites: Evaluation Team Leader

Caitlin Fitzpatrick: Speech Therapist

Joy Mitchell: Social Worker

Suelem Rosalino: Social Worker

Tanya Miyashiro-Silva: Psychologist

Jeffrey Kafalas: Occupational Therapist

Pam Bradley: Adaptive Physical Education

Laura Lee: Physical Therapist

Jen Rebelo: Physical Therapist


Yanis Noel: Behavior Specialist

Geovanni Barros: Behavior Specialist


Andrew Leveille: Teacher Facilitator of Learning