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Principal Katie Kortokrax

Principal Katie Kortokrax

Welcome to Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School where students SOAR. We show Service, Ownership, Accountability, and Respect in all of our actions. The Duke community provides an excellent environment for students to learn, discover, and grow. Duke Aviators have an excellent reputation of excellence in their attitude, behavior, and character. Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School is truly a place for all students, teachers, and staff to SOAR.



CWFDES Staff Photo


Name Contact Position
Katie Kortokrax  Principal

Assistant Principal

Name Contact Position
Zachary Adams  Assistant Principal

Office Staff

Name Contact Position
Cindy Toothacker  Secretary to the Principal
Stephanie Magill  Secretary

Health Office

Name Contact Position
Dana Lowien  Nurse


Name Contact Position
Monique Osborne  Counselor
Bianca Ruslander  Social Worker
Tia Brooks Military Family Life Counselor
Ashley Fox School Psychologist


Name Contact Position
Lauren Signorelli Art
Mary Owen Media Specialist
Sarah Hall Media Assistant
Bethany Alvey Music/Strings/Chorus
Kerry Romano Music
Pete Romano Band
Rachel Blakely Physical Education
Mary Wood Physical Education
Sandor Morris Physical Education


Name Contact Position
Kristen Meek Teacher
Bonnie Gray Paraeducator
Courtney Brooks Paraeducator


Name Contact Position
Amanda Davidson Teacher
Tammy Gaddis Paraeducator
Michelle Stillwell Teacher
Kayce Wills Paraeducator
Kim Purcell Teacher
Liz Toscano Paraeducator
Bethany Hollaway Teacher
Shirley Edwards Paraeducator

First Grade

Name Contact Position
Kimberly Grabenstein Teacher
Hanna Byrnes Teacher
Holly Redman Teacher
Amber Delaney Teacher

Second Grade

Name Contact Position
Amber Sandy Teacher
Emily Hair Teacher
Tracy Slack Teacher

Third Grade

Name Contact Position
Nicole Harvey Teacher
Lauren Ferrari Teacher
Kristi Vliet Teacher

Fourth Grade

Name Contact Position
Minhlann Jackson Teacher
Kelly Johnson Teacher
Brandi King Teacher
Dominique Knauer Teacher

Fifth Grade

Name Contact Position
Melanie Guy Teacher
Rachel Boarman Teacher
Amy Cocimano Teacher
Jackie Snyder Teacher

Special Education

Name Contact Position
Ashley Martin Teacher
Jessica Meisel Teacher
Debra Amato Paraeducator


Name Contact Position
Amy Sater Compass Teacher
Teresa Rivera Compass Paraeducator
Amber Gardiner Compass Paraeducator
David Morris Compass Teacher
Kelly Buchanan Compass Paraeducator

Instructional Resource Teachers

Name Contact Position
Kim Gray Instructional Resourse Teacher

Additional Staff

Name Contact Position
Jamie Walker Pupil Personnel Worker
Erin O'Neil Speech/Language Pathologist
Frank Runkles ESOL
Rita Troutman ISIC paraeducator
Jon Harkness Jr. IT Tech 
    Safety and Security
Karin Raley Dedicated Sub
Jennifer Frost Dedicated Sub

Building Service Staff

Name Contact Position
Jeffery Spears Building Service Manager
Wayne Somerville Building Service Assistant Manager
David Bowles Building Service Worker
Mark Williams Building Service Worker

Cafeteria Staff

Name Contact Position
Keiko Seidenberger Cafeteria Manager
Kathy Speith Cafeteria Staff Member
Michel Dorsey Cafeteria Staff Member
    Cafeteria Staff Member