Lead Team Members

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Teri Shanahan

Board Member
Teri Shanahan is the Accountability Specialist in the Office of Planning and Accountability for the Schenectady City School District. She joined SCSD six years ago after a thirty-three-year career as a Special Education teacher in Nevada, California, and New York. Teri volunteers at her church and seasonally with Toys for Tots.

Simone Miranda

Board Co-President
Simone Miranda is the Community Learning Center Project Manager at Schenectady City School District (SCSD), where she manages the 21st Century Program. Her goal is to inspire students in the afterschool program to become leaders of the future. She was recently accepted in the 2019-2020 cohort of the Network for Youth Success Power of 3:00 Ambassadors and serves on other Boards in Schenectady County. She currently holds a M.S. degree in Public Administration, B.S. degree in Public Policy and an A.S. degree in Computer Programming.

Miranda Rand

Board Member /Former Muse
Miranda has been a passionate supporter of WGGS for more than five years. She served as lead muse at Jessie Zoller Elementary for three consecutive years and now acts as Muse Recruitment Coordinator.

Kerrie Wolf-Piechota

Board Member/Muse
Kerrie first joined WGGS as a muse during the 2015-16 school year. She serves on several boards and committees in the area. She also volunteers with Community Hospice's Camp Erin and Wave Riders programs, at her church, and in a number of other organizations. Kerrie currently works in development and communications at the YWCA NorthEastern NY.   

Cathy Lewis

Board Treasurer