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    Nicole Mosier


    My name is Nicole Mosier. I am a music teacher in the Primary Education Center. I teach general music grades K-3 and third grade chorus.
    I grew up in Niagara County and was always active in vocal and instrumental music. I went to conference All State on Flute in High School. I was a director for the instrumental summer camp at Niagara Falls High School for many years and have been involved in community theater productions. I am a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo where I completed both my undergrad and masters degree. 
    This is my 26th year teaching music in the district. When I began I taught grades K-5 with 4th and 5th grade chorus in the South Building (present day IEC).
    Over the years I have had students perform at local hospitals, Nursing Homes, and have been leading music for school wide celebrations. Celebrations  honoring 
    bus drivers and inviting in and honoring community heroes that served our country.
    In my spare time I am a church musician, I work with children’s church and I perform at weddings and funerals on flute.
     Mrs. Zachary

    Michelle Zachary


    Hello, My name is Michelle Zachary. I am a music teacher in the Intermediate Education Center. I have been teaching vocal/general music since 1993 here at Lewiston Porter and I have loved every minute of it!

    I am a graduate of the University at Buffalo. When I started at LP in 1993, I was teaching general music grades K-5 and was responsible for the elementary chorus program in the old “North” building. Since then I have taught vocal and general music through middle school and am currently teaching grades 3-5 general music and direct grades 3, 4, and 5 choruses in the Intermediate Education Center. Over the years I have taught private piano lessons and sang in my church choir.

    In addition to taking my vocal students to all-county festivals and community performances such as The Relay for Life, St. Mary’s Hospital, the Lewiston Senior Center and the Lewiston Christmas walk to name a few, I have been producing and co-producing the annual Elementary Musical for over 15 years. This has been an incredible experience above and beyond my regular teaching duties. I love exposing our young children to the world of theater as another means of expressing themselves.

    I grew up in the area and presently live in the Lewiston community. I live with my husband, Brian and have a son, Joey and step-children Laura and Rob. My children all attended Lewiston Porter and were members of the music program. Lewiston Porter is a great school and I enjoy so much living and being a part of the community that I teach in!


    Mark Marinaccio


    Mark Marinaccio holds degrees from SUNY Fredonia in Music Education and teaches full-time at the Middle School, where he is the director of both choirs. In addition, he teaches Exploring Music to all students in grades 7 and 8. In 2019, he began teaching Music Production to grade 8, a class in which students compose, arrange, record and release an original song as part of a 20-week course. Each spring, he is the vocal director of the Middle School musical. You may also see him sitting at the piano, accompanying various ensembles in the district.

    Mark is an active member of the musical community in Western New York, primarily as a keyboardist/vocalist, film score composer, musical director, producer and arranger – all which are roles that fall under the umbrella of Mark Marinaccio Music. He is a songwriter for Windtree Theory, a company that provides original musical content for aspiring artists, with several releases under his belt and many more to come.

    Follow and explore at: www.linktr.ee/marinacciomusic

     Mr. Burritt

    Jamie Burritt

    HS / MS

    James Burritt is an active member of the musical community of Buffalo, NY as performer, conductor and teacher. He has degrees in Vocal Performance from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and the University of Maryland at College Park. He has been a vocal music teacher at Lewiston-Porter Central Schools since 2009, where he directs the LPHS Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and teaches 6th grade Exploring Music. He also acts as music director for the annual high school musical.
    In 2002, Mr. Burritt founded the Vocális Chamber Choir, a select ensemble of dedicated professionals based in Buffalo, New York. Vocális performs 8-10 concerts a year in the WNY area, and has toured in the United States, Canada, and England. The group has established itself as one of the finest choral ensembles in Western New York.

    Mr. Burritt is an active member of the Niagara County Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association, and serves on the Education Committee for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. His students and choirs are actively involved with NYSSMA, regularly earning Area All-State and Conference All-State honors. When not teaching or conducting he is eagerly anticipating his next travel adventure.


    Jill Carere-Fetterman

    IEC / MS

    Jill Carere-Fetterman teaches band, general music, and jazz band at the IEC and middle school. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education and saxophone performance from SUNY Fredonia, and a Masters from the University of Buffalo. She serves on the Niagara County Music Educators executive board, and her bands have received outstanding ratings at NYSMMA majors festivals. Jill grew up on jazz and funk music, and kept that going in her career forming the LPMS Jazz Band that has since become a large and well established club at the middle school. 

    Jill comes from an incredibly musical family, all of whom are band and chorus directors in Niagara and Erie County as well. With them she helped form the Summer Honors Band in 2014, which has since grown into a large summer music program servicing many Niagara County Schools and hundreds of students. She enjoys composing music and is always writing and arranging pieces for her students to perform and enjoy. Jill currently lives in Amherst with her husband Nick, daughter Colette, and rescued dogs and cat. She loves to paint and perform music with her family.


    Amanda Burdick

    HS / MS

    Amanda Burdick is the band director for grades 7-12 at both Lewiston-Porter High School and Middle School. She directs the high school jazz ensemble and also served as an advisor to the Lew-Port Class of 2020. Her bands have received silver and gold ratings at NYSSMA major ensemble festivals, and her students have been accepted to All-County, NYSBDA, NYSSMA Area and Conference All-State ensembles. Amanda is a graduate of Lockport High School, and has both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Science in Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She has chaired several NYSSMA solo festivals and is the NCMEA festival administrator. She had the honor of directing both the NCMEA Junior High All-County Band and Junior High Jazz Ensemble. She is an active NYSSMA All-State woodwind and jazz adjudicator, and serves as clarinet section leader of the Erie County Wind Ensemble. Miss Burdick has four cats, is a big fan of both Harry Potter and Star Wars, and enjoys being active as well as performing music with her students!
     Mrs. Spinnegan

    Falynn Spinnegan

    IEC / MS

    Falynn Spinnegan is the 4th-6th grade Orchestra director here at Lewiston-Porter. She received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Music Education at SUNY Fredonia. Mrs. Spinnegan is the Vice President of Orchestras for the Niagara County Music Educators Association (NCMEA) and is also an active member of the New York State School Music Association(NYSSMA) where she serves as a string adjudicator for many solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state. In 2011, She had the honor of guest conducting the Niagara County Elementary All-County Orchestra. Prior to teaching at Lewiston-Porter, Mrs. Spinnegan also taught 6th-8th grade Orchestra in the Rush-Henrietta School District in Rochester, NY and Pre-K through 6th grade general music in Brevard County, Florida. Mrs. Spinnegan teaches private Violin and Viola lessons from her home and is a former Violinist of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. She currently lives in West Seneca, NY with her Husband and 2 sons. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her family, reading and traveling.
     Mr. Duncan

    Kevin Duncan

    HS / MS

    Mr. Duncan conducts High School Orchestra, Middle School Orchestra, and teaches Music Theory.  His other roles at Lewiston-Porter include music department co-chairperson and pit orchestra director.  Under his direction, the pit orchestra received the Kenny Award for Outstanding Pit Orchestra in 2015, and the Middle and High School orchestras have received outstanding ratings at NYSSMA Majors Festivals.  A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Mr. Duncan received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 2004. He started his masters degree at The Ohio State University and completed it at University at Buffalo in 2009. Before returning to western New York, Mr. Duncan taught elementary orchestra, high school orchestra, and elementary general music in Newark, Ohio.