Mile Creek School is a precious, early-primary school and cohesive community of citizens. Students, staff and parents are energized by the district’s mission of excellence and embrace learning with a passion, regardless of age or position. On a daily basis, the benefit of being bonded as a school family is demonstrated. Within the safety and security of such an environment, children and adults are free to develop to their potential.
Mile Creek has a talented and dedicated faculty that is strongly rooted in the knowledge of how young children learn and grow. Ongoing professional development of research-based curriculum initiatives complements the innate ability of the staff to meet students’ needs.
There can be little doubt as to the powerful effect the home-school connection has in enhancing the learning experience for our little ones. We have a most talented and energetic group of parents who continue to dedicate themselves to the well-being of our students, supporting the staff in their mission.
And finally, and most importantly, Mile Creek School has an outstanding student body of children who care deeply about their families, their school and the world in which they live.
Patricia Downes, Ph.D.
5 through 12
First Grade Teachers
William Kolodziej (long-term substitute for Margaret Hotchkiss)
Second Grade Teachers
Third Grade Teachers
Fourth Grade Teachers
Fifth Grade Teachers
Special Subject Areas
Art - Helen McDonald
Computer - Tisha Kirk
Library - Diana Marchese
Music - Steven Ernst; Melissa Rostkoski
Physical Education - Winnie Edmed; Paul Murphy
World Language - Michele Tackett
Reading/Language Arts Specialist - Candice LaConti
Math Implementation Coach - Karen Pasiuk
SRBI Specialist - Margie Dargie; Kelly Guyer
Psychologist - Donna Patterson
Special Education - Marianne DeBruyn; Kristen Hatchell; Veronica McGill; Cheryle Mullaney; Kathryn Tretter
Speech/Language - Pamela Hurley; Megan Wester
Talented and Gifted - Nila Kaczor
Instructional Technology Specialist - Jennifer Whelan
To enroll your child in Mile Creek School, you must reside in the Town of Old Lyme, Connecticut. Tuition Students are also accepted if space allows, but approval must first be granted through the Office of the Superintendent of Schools (860-434-7238).
Please contact Mindy Pollack-Pope, School Secretary, at 860-434-2209 to obtain registration forms. Forms are also available on our website. The forms needed to enroll your child are as follows:
* Pupil Registration form
* Residency Affidavit
* Potassium Iodide (KI) Administration Authorization
* State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record
* Certificate of Medical Exemption (for those students who are exempt from vaccinations due to medical reasons)
* Certificate of Religious Exemption (for those students who are exempt from vaccinations due to religious beliefs)
The following additional form is also requested of new kindergarten students:
* Parents as Partners form
The following additional form is also needed for students who transfer from other schools:
Permission for Release of Academic Records form
An original birth certificate (with raised seal) must also be presented at the time of registration.
Parents who drop off children in morning...read important "valet" drop off procedures