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Caitlin Toleno, Social- Emotional Learning Coordinator

Caitlin Toleno

Caitlin Toleno first joined TES in 2021 to serve in the role of Social- Emotional Behavior Coach. Beginning in 2023, she transitioned into the role of SEL Coordinator. Ms.Toleno works with students on their social-emotional needs and collaborates with teachers and staff on effective behavior techniques that best fit individualized needs within the classroom. Some of these techniques include: one on one counseling, group counseling, restorative circles, check in and check outs, specific behavior plans, classroom circles.

Ms. Toleno started her journey in education in Central New York where she earned her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Syracuse University. Prior to joining TES, Ms. Toleno served as a School Counselor for six years at the primary and secondary levels. More recently, Ms. Toleno completed her School Building Leadership degree through Le Moyne College. Ms. Toleno and her husband relocated to the Upper Valley for the wonderful opportunities it provides both professionally and personally. When she’s not working, you can find her lost in a book, trying out a new recipe, or on her Peloton. 


Cynthia Odell, Administrative Assistant

My name is Cynthia Odell.  I work in the office with my very capable colleague, Bridget Veracka.  (Bridget is generally the face you see when you come to the office, and the voice you hear when you call on the phone.)  I am on the other side of the office taking care of finances.  

I have lived in the Thetford area for 45 years, and have worked at TES for 27 years. Recently, my husband and I sold our home, and we're in the process of moving to a neighboring town, where we're building a smaller house.  We are blessed with two grown children and three adorable grandchildren.


Bridget Veracka, Administrative Assistant

My name is Bridget Veracka, and I have worked at Thetford Elementary School since 2017. I started in the classrooms as a paraprofessional, and in 2019, I moved to the front office to be an Administrative Assistant. I live in Thetford with my husband and three daughters.  When I'm not at TES, you'll find me on a beach in Maine, reading a book, or talking to the ocean.