Ms. Cotugno grew up in Needham, MA and received her BA from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. After graduating, she joined Teach for America and taught 4th grade English/Language Arts and 2nd grade in Jackson, MS. She came to Alma in 2011 as Founding Kindergarten Teacher. She has served as Math Department Chair, Academic Dean and Literacy Specialist. She currently serves as the grades 3-5 Literacy Specialist and leader of the "Speed Crew." Her hobbies include running and baking.