Meet Our Support Staff

Paula Benjamin  Ms. Benjamin 
Paraprofessional

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Tanya Harrison   Ms. Harrison 
Paraprofessional

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Symone Lopez  Ms. Lopez  
School Aide

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Sara Moses  Ms. Moses 
School Secretary

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Caryn Orland  Ms. C. Orland  
School Social Worker

Master of Social Work - Western New Mexico University (2021)
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology & Anthropology - College of Staten Island (2016)

Hobbies: Traveling, Writing, Reading, Spending Time with my Family

Ms. Orland is a firm believer that every student deserves a safe space to openly speak about their emotions. Always wanting to help others, Ms. Orland decided to pursue a degree in social work. She is a member of the Social Work National Honor Society, Phi Alpha. Ms. Orland enjoys working with adolescents and always envisioned practicing social work within a school setting. Being able to work directly with the students of I.S. 381 allows Ms. Orland to support them beyond their academic needs. She is passionate about advocating for her students' well-being. Additionally, Ms. Orland strives to educate students, parents, and staff about the importance of mental health. Ms. Orland has an open door policy and invites all students' who may need emotional support to stop by her office.

Spiridoula Papazaharias  Ms. Papazaharias 
School Aide

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Susan Paul  Ms. S. Paul 
Occupational Therapist

M.S. mental health counseling - Nyack College (2013)

Hobbies: Reading, candy crush

I am the parent of 4 grown children. I never thought as a child that my dream job would be in a school. I love my job. No better feeling than getting prepared daily to go to a place you don't mind spending the day. YAY!

Lorraine Perry  Ms. Perry 
Paraprofessional

Hobbies: yoga, reading, art

I enjoy my work. I look forward to meeting students and their families. My co-workers are an amazing and supportive group of people. I learn something new every day and for these reasons I appreciate what I do for a living. I also have a loving family that I enjoy very much. I love spending time with positive people with a sense of humor. Laughter is good for the soul!

Jeffrey Rich  Mr. Rich 
SBST/School Psychologist

BA -Psychology- 1977-Brooklyn College
MS Ed - 1979 - Brooklyn College Graduate School
NYS Certification in School Psychology - 1979

Hobbies: Reading, traveling in the US , and other countries

I have had the honor of being the school psychologist at IS 381 since it started. For me, it is a great experience working with an incredible staff over the years, and being able to help parents and students. Students , consider this as a profession in which you can make a difference , as I hope I have and hopefully will continue to do.

Unique Robinson  Ms. Unique 
Paraprofessional

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