The teachers and staff of Carver Academy are committed to excellence in character and education.


Our teachers are highly qualified, experienced, and dedicated in their time and effort to ensure educational excellence and to maximize the individual development of each child.


Our staff is chosen not only for their competence and educational background, but also for their strong Christian character and nurturing, caring attitudes. 


ANN MAROTTI, 4th Grade Co-Teacher

Pastor Will and Ann were both born and raised in the Meriden / Wallingford area.  Together, they co-founded New Life Church, Carver Preschool, and Carver Academy.  They have been married for thirty years and have two children.  They both share a passion for Christian education and the proclamation of the Gospel.


Teaching Assistant, Extended Care Teacher

Mrs. Lavigne has a BA in Criminology from CCSU and

 Master's in National Security with a concentration in Information Protection.  She is a veteran teacher here at Carver. 



Chapel and Substitute

Pastor Kris holds his Master's in Elementary Education from the University of Bridgeport, and he has held intern & substitute teaching positions in the Meriden & Bristol Public School districts as well as spending a year as a Title 1 reading tutor at John Barry Elementary school. Pastor Kris is passionate about leading young people into a relationship with Jesus.



Kindergarten Teacher


Mrs. Gable holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Central Connecticut State University, along with Connecticut Teaching Certification in K-6.  She brings an attitude of love and excellence and is a fantastic asset to our team this year!


HEATHER BEAR, 3rd / 4th Grade Teacher

ANN MAROTTI, 4th Grade Co-Teacher


Mrs. Bear holds a Bachelors of Science in Social Studies/Education, Grades 7-12. She has worked with the Meriden Board of Ed as a Paraprofessional as well as a Behavior Technician, where she worked with children with autism. She also worked for the Family Resource Center, preschool program, within the Meriden Board of Ed as a Preschool Teacher for two years prior to accepting her teaching position at Carver Academy for the 2017 / 2018 academic year. 

Mrs. Marotti has brought consistent excellence in her role as an assistant teacher at Carver Academy for several years and will be teaching Language Arts and Math with our 4th graders.


CARRIE BECKLEY, 5th / 6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Beckley is a veteran teacher who worked several years at West Woods Christian Academy teaching 6th grade with experience in 5th grade as well. She has her teacher certification through ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).  She also worked as a paraprofessional in Special Education 7/8 grade in Middletown Public Schools for 2 years and has taught in Children's Church for the last 14 years.  Mrs. Beckley brings a solid foundation of classroom management and passion for teaching and learning to the 5th and 6th grade class and we are blessed to have her working at Carver Academy this year!




Music Program Director

"Music is a very powerful platform that every musician has been entrusted with, and we must use it wisely”.


Studied privately with Mark Whitfield (Sting, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Chris Botti), Avi Bortnick (John Scofield), Phil Forbes, Fuzz (Deep Banana Blackout, Caravan of Thieves, Tom Tom Club), Jamie Begian, Chris Morrison, Chris Russo and George Raccio.

Toured and/or recorded with Jaci Velasquez, Sandoval Band, Salvador, Freddy Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Alvarado, Rita Springer, Promise Keepers Conference and many others.


SONYA ESBER-POLINO, Administrator/5th grade Language and Math


Mrs. Esber-Polino is a graduate of California State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Carver Academy
350 High Hill Road
Wallingford, CT  06492
T:  203.626.9794
F:  203.886.1074
E: Candace.farnsworth@carverct.org
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