About Us

Donald E. Ross School

$700,000 (roughly $6.3 million in 2015) went into opening the Donald E. Ross School in his honor in 1951, where countless generations of students have been educated. 
 
While at war, Donald E. Ross wrote a letter to Mr. Libby, principal of the Abraham Lincoln School, on January 10, 1944 about how much he missed and appreciated teaching now that he was away.  

 

Donald Ross Letter

 

"The longer I am away from teaching, the more value I put into the profession."
-Donald E. Ross

Guiding Principals

Show respect for people and property.

Act responsibly.

Keep yourself and others safe.

Do your best.

Please join us in continuing to encourage a “Growth Mindset” with your children. Individuals with a Growth Mindset embrace challenges and see mistakes as a natural part of the learning process. Students and adults alike have enormous potential, hard work and effort are a path to achieving growth and success. Developing a process and resilience to meet challenges is just as important as the end result.


 

Ross Elementary School is one of Braintree's six elementary schools. 

Elementary Students with Backpacks

Enrollment:
285

Gender:
Male, 51.9%
Female, 48.1%

 

 

 

Race/Ethnicity:
African American, 7.0%
Asian, 19.3%
Hispanic, 9.1%
Native American, 0.7%
Other, 1.4%
White, 62.5%

Student/Teacher Ratio:
10.9 to 1

 

 

Staff

Mara Almada

Teacher
Elementary, 3

Heather Bowen

Teacher
ELL

Claire Brady

Teacher
English, Remedial Reading

Carolyn Connolly

Teacher
Elementary, 5

Camellia Das

Speech Pathologist
Special Ed, SPED Speech/Lang

Elizabeth Eddy

Teacher
Elementary, 4

Christine Fitzgerald

Teacher
Elementary, 3

Amanda Foley

Counselor
Elementary, Guidance, Title I Adj Coun

Christina Gavrailov

Teacher
Elementary, 1, 2

Ingrid Gay

Teacher
Fine Arts, Art

Jennifer Hoelscher

Teacher
Elementary, 3, 2

Diane Intravaia

Administrative Assistant
Support Staff

Melissa Jones

Paraprofessional
Special Ed, Para SPED & Summer

Carolyn Joseph

Teacher
Elementary, 2

Michael Keaney

Teacher
Elementary, 4

Nicole Kenney

Teacher
Elementary, Title I

Bernard Laferriere

Teacher
PhysEd

Lauren Laffin

Teacher
Elementary, 5

Heather Machado

Teacher
Math, Remedial Math

Margaret Madden

Paraprofessional
Special Ed, Gr 5

Kathleen Malcolmson

Teacher
Elementary, 2

Taylor McCarthy

Teacher
Elementary, 3, 1, Liberty 1

Francis McGourty

Administrator
Admin, Principal

Nancy McRobert

Teacher
Special Ed, Resource

Rahila Mitchell

Teacher
Elementary, Title I

Janice Molloy

Teacher
Elementary, Title I

Laura Monteiro

Teacher
Elementary, 1

Diane Murphy

Paraprofessional
Special Ed

Heidi Olson

Nurse
Health, Nurse, Nurse & Summer

Nicole Reid

Teacher
Elementary, 4, 5, & Summer

Danielle Romeo

Teacher
English, Remedial Reading

Caitlyn Rupprecht

Teacher
Elementary, K

Kathleen Stachowski

Teacher
Special Ed, Resource

Mary Sullivan

School Psychologist
Special Ed, Psychologist

Maria Swanson

Teacher
Elementary, 1

Mary Thompson

Teacher
Elementary, 4