A Public School Dedicated to Academic and Artistic Excellence

PVPA is a regional public charter school serving 400 students grades 7-12, from over 60 towns throughout Western Massachusetts. We seek to connect the creative process with critical thinking to inspire a love of learning. As a charter school, the work we do informs educational policy at local, state and national levels.

Main Office — General school information | 413-552-1580
To contact individual teachers, see the staff directory

Amanda Melemed x114

Attendance & Enrollment Coordinator

Enrollment
Attendance
Student Visitors

Miriel Cardona x110
Administrative Assistant

All School inquiries
Building Use Requests/Reservations
Graduation
Board of Trustees

Lisa Cappello x115

Communications Coordinator

Communications
Friday Notes

 

Director of Student Affairs

Chris Fournier x241 School Community Events
Student Organizations
Student Disciplinary and Safety Concerns
Bullying Prevention
Athletics

 

Academic Programs Director

Llama Maynard x423 Academic Issues
Curriculum and Instruction
Off-Campus Programs, Odyssey, College Classes
Independent Study

 

Arts & Guideance Programs Director

Laura Davis x421 Academic Issues 
Curriculum and Instruction 
Off-Campus Programs, Odyssey, College Classes 
Independent Study

 

Director of Academic Support

Brent Nielsen x419 Special Education Plans
504 Plans

 

School Nurse

Mary Colwell x120 Student Medical Concerns

 

Guidance Team

Dee Brooks x218 (Grades 7 & 8)

Alice Klinge x243 (High School
students A - K)

Sam Brody x241 (High School students L - Z)

 

College and Academic Advising
Grade 11/12 Guidance Counselor
PSAT/SAT/ACT Testing
Financial Aid Applications
Internships

 

Student Records Office

Lisa Clark x104 Transcripts/Grade Reports
Student Biographical Records
Student Academic Records

 

Production Office

Irene Thornton x137 Volunteer Coordinator
Box Office Manager
Advertising Sales
Ticket reservations 413.552.1590

 

Development Office

Mary Cantler x118 Donations, Planned Giving

 

Chief Financial Officer

Robert Brainin x124 Human Resources
Bus Registration and Transportation
Grants Management

Robin Fordham x122

Billing & Business-Related inquiries
Bus Passes
School Lunches

 

Head of School

Scott Goldman x116 School and Community Partnerships:
    Policies and Practices
Curriculum and Instruction
Student Welfare
Board of Trustees

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Upcoming Events

Auditions:
Spectrum Auditions
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Academic Calendar:
Senior PORTRAIT Deadline
Mon Nov 3, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Board & Committees:
PVPA Finance Committee Meeting
Tue Nov 4, 2014 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Board & Committees:
Governance Comittee Meeting in Library
Tue Nov 4, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Board & Committees:
Parent meeting for Spectrum A Cappella in Rm. # 202
Thu Nov 6, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Performances & Events:
Catalyst Dance-a-thon
Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Performances & Events:
"We Came To Play Tour" 2014
Thu Nov 13, 2014 - Fri Nov 14, 2014

Academic Calendar:
PVPA Information Session
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm