Our school has approximately 415 students in prekindergarten through 5th grade. We offer four half day preschool sessions and three full-day kindergarten classes as well as three sections in each grade level (1st through 5th). We provide a variety of regular education and special education programs to provide academic support, remediation, and/or enrichment to students based on their individual learning needs. Our art, physical education, library, and music programs (music, band, orchestra, chorus) foster the development of the whole child and complement the classroom curriculum.

The Wolf Swamp Road School is a community that believes children are eager learners. We recognize that learning is a life–long endeavor that transcends all ages. Through collaboration and meaningful dialogue, the students, parents, teachers and community bring about a feeling of mutual respect that fosters learning. Children and adults both share the need and desire to be valued. All children are different and should be valued as unique individuals. We will strive to cultivate that inherent eagerness by establishing an educational setting that respects individual differences and provides stimulating academics. It is our aim as a school community to continue to assess our current practices and to make informed decisions that support our students. All children are deserving of our best efforts.

Wolf Swamp Road School is a Responsive Classroom school. The RC approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community. Every staff member at Wolf Swamp Road School has been trained in the philosophies of Responsive Classroom. An important practice from RC that happens every day at Wolf Swamp is morning meeting. Everyone in the classroom gathers in a circle for twenty to thirty minutes during the school day and proceeds through four sequential components: greeting, sharing, group activity, and morning message. Complimenting our RC approach, we follow the five core competencies of the CASEL framework utilizing the C.A.R.E.S. Acronym to provide explicit instruction in the areas of: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self- control.

We are fortunate to have a very supportive community. The PTA is a reflection of the dedication our parents have in the Longmeadow community. Through their support, we are able to provide our students with many additional educational programs, such as after-school programs and technology-based programs to be utilized in school. In addition, they provide parents with a wealth of information. By visiting their website (, you can have access to the most current information.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I can be reached by either email ( or by phone (413-565-4270 ext. 103).


Elizabeth Nelson

Principal and Office staff

Elizabeth Nelson


Louise Stierer

Office Secretary

Karen Barrett

Office Assistant

Sara Sears

School Nurse


Directory Faculty and Staff

School Council

What is a school council?

School Councils are representative advisory groups that collaborate in planning for and implementing school improvement. They are a form of site-based management that places the school at the center of planning, goal setting, and budgeting for improvement. Members of our School Council are:

Responsibilities of a school council

School councils are to assist principals in:

School councils are to assist principals in:

  • Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards
  • Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school
  • Reviewing the annual school building budget

Formulating a school improvement plan

Members 2019- 2020

School Council Members

Beth Nelson, Principal

Jennifer Hunt, Teacher

Kati Lemay, Teacher

Kris Gagne, Teacher

Christian Henshaw, Parent

Summer Williams, Parent

Yeselie Mascaro, Parent

Kelly Ross, Parent

Kristen Wing, Community Representative


Dates of Meetings:

First Wednesday of every month at 3:15 in Room 103