School Support Team

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Stephanie Nelen

Special Education Teacher

See Bio under Executive Board



Sara Mileski

Elementary Guidance Counselor

Sara is a School Counselor at Cooperstown Elementary School. She received a M.S. Ed. in School Counseling from The State University New York at Oneonta. Previous to this, she received a B.S. in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University. At SU, she was a Remembrance Scholar where their motto is to “Look back, act forward.” She embraces these words to live by as they exemplify her passion to support and advocate for others. Sara is excited to serve the Angel Network of Cooperstown, Inc. and promote their mission throughout the community.


Meg Whiteman

Kindergarten Teacher

A Cooperstown native, Meg cannot think of a better place to live, work, and raise her three sons.  Meg has a passion for working with children, and is proud to be giving back as an educator at her alma mater.  Having started her career as a sixth grade reading teacher and then spending two years teaching third grade, Meg has spent the last twelve years fostering a love of learning at the kindergarten level.  Her most precious of times are spent with family and friends. At school, Meg is a member of the Primary Instructional Support Team, serves on the Sunshine Committee, and the Dollar and a Dream Committee. A new member of the Angel Network board, she looks forward to supporting local families in their time of need. 


Laurel Wilsey

Food Service Employee

Laurel is a Cooperstown Central School Alumni, she remained locally after graduating high school and currently lives just outside of Cooperstown. Laurel enjoys helping the community and making sure no child goes without! In her spare time Laurel enjoys spending time with her family on their family farm, hiking, camping and making memories with her teenage twin boys and her husband.