Faculty and Staff

Administration

Father Gerard Sauer, PASTOR

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Favorite childhood game: Running bases

Favorite Quote: “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me”- Philippians 4:13

 

Romeo Petric, CHAIRMAN – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Favorite subject: Geography

Favorite book: The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Favorite childhood game: Risk

Favorite Quote: “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end; it’s already tomorrow in Australia!” – Charles Schultz  

 

Rev. Michael F. Falce

Favorite subject: English

Favorite book: Gift & Mystery – On the 50th Anniversary of my Priestly Ordination by St. John Paul II

Favorite childhood game: Legos

Favorite Quote: “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home  those who have lost their way” – St. Francis of Assisi

 

Kathleen Curatolo, PRINCIPAL

Favorite subject: Reading

Favorite book: The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats- “The first book I read on my own!”

Favorite childhood game: Softball

Favorite Quote: “Ah, but a [wo]man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” – Robert Browning

Kathleen Curatolo is the former Associate Superintendent for Leadership and Recruitment in the Archdiocese of New York. She is a New York State certified administrator entering her 32nd year in education, and her 18th year in leadership. This is her 4th year at St. Patrick Catholic Academy.

 

Christine Williams, Executive Assistant

Favorite subject: English

Favorite book: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Favorite childhood game: Scrabble

Favorite Quote: “Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.”

 

Laurie Mireau, Bookkeeper

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats

Favorite childhood game: Chutes & Ladders

Favorite Quote: “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

 

Gail Buckley, Admissions Coordinator

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Favorite childhood game: Clue

Favorite Quote: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

 

 

 Early Childhood

Kathleen Palladino, Nursery Teacher

Favorite subject: Art

Favorite book: Little Women by Louisa May Allcott

Favorite childhood game: Checkers and Wallball

Favorite Quote: “ You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”– Winnie the Pooh Bear

 

Karen Lally, Nursery Teaching Assistant

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Favorite childhood game: Monopoly

Favorite Quote: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

 

Kim Duty, Nursery Teaching Assistant

Favorite subject: Circle Time       

Favorite childhood game: Kickball

Favorite Quote: “The one who succeeds is the one in the arena.”

 

 

Janine Riccardi, PRE-KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Favorite subject: Spelling

Favorite book: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Favorite childhood game: Jacks

Favorite Quote: “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley

 

Bozenna Drozdz, Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Favorite subject: Art

Favorite book: Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz

Favorite childhood game: Checkers

Favorite Quote: “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” – Pope St. John Paul II

 

Meghan Fitzgerald, KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Favorite subject: Art

Favorite book: The Christmas Box by Richard Evans

Favorite childhood game: Manhunt

Favorite Quote: “All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust.” – Peter Pan

 

Susan Bergen, Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Favorite childhood game: Tag

Favorite Quote: “Broken crayons still color.”

 

Elementary Grades

Lindsey Smith, 1st GRADE TEACHER

Favorite subject: Language Arts

Favorite book: Fudge-a-mania by Judy Blume

Favorite childhood game: Sorry

Favorite Quote: “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” – Scott Hayden

 

Antoinette Autovino, 1st Grade Teaching Assistant

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Favorite childhood game: Connect 4

Favorite Quote: “Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

Arianna Stella, 2nd GRADE TEACHER

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: Walk Two Moons by  Sharon Creech

Favorite childhood game: Don’t Wake Daddy

Favorite Quote: “Love one another as I have loved you.” – John 13:12

 

Patricia McGivney, 3rd GRADE TEACHER

Favorite subject: Reading

Favorite book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Favorite childhood game: Jump rope

Favorite Quote: “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

 

Andrea Nordbo, 4th GRADE TEACHER

Favorite subject: Math & Reading

Favorite book: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett

Favorite childhood game: Apples to Apples

Favorite Quote: “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

 

Mrs. Barbara Pincar, 5th GRADE TEACHER

Favorite subject: Geography

Favorite book: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss (the first book I ever read!)

Favorite childhood game: Scrabble (still my favorite game!)

Favorite Quote: “I may not believe what you say, but I’ll fight for my life to defend your right to say it”

 

Paige Grupico, 4th & 5th GRADE SCIENCE/ENRICHMENT TEACHER

Favorite subject: Science

Favorite book: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

Favorite childhood game: Clue

Favorite Quote: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out” – Dr. Seuss

 

Middle School

 

Mary Kate O’Neill , 6th GRADE/MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Favorite childhood game: Clue & Kick the Can

Favorite Quote: “I wouldn’t change you for the world, but I would change the world for you.”

 

Peter Goetten, 7th GRADE/MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

Favorite subject: Social Studies

Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Favorite childhood game: Monopoly

Favorite Quote: “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”- George Washington Carver

 

Brendan Moloney, 8th GRADE/MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA TEACHER

Favorite subject: ELA

Favorite book: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Favorite childhood game: Scattergories

Favorite Quote: “When you get, give. When you learn, teach.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

 

Joe Principato, 6th, 7th & 8th  GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER

Favorite subject: Science

Favorite book: The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sachs

Favorite childhood game: Scattergories

Favorite quote: “Be patient. Your future will come to you and lie down at your feet like a dog who knows and loves you no matter what you are.” – Ted Chiang

 

Special Subjects

Pasqua Andriani, ITALIAN TEACHER

Favorite subject: Music & Art

Favorite book: La Sacra Bibbia

Favorite childhood game: Coloring

Favorite Quote: “Be yourself and do the best!”

 

Gina Keenan, LIBRARY TEACHER

Favorite subject: History, Math

Favorite book: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Favorite childhood game: Dress-up

Favorite Quote: “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

Jocine Geraci, ART TEACHER

Favorite subject: ELA

Favorite book: Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Favorite childhood game: Space Invaders

Favorite Quote: “He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” – St. Francis of Assissi

Denise Higgins-Regan, Director – Theatre Club

Favorite subject: Music

Favorite book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Favorite childhood game: Hopscotch

Favorite Quote: “Always remember the only stupid question is the one you do not ask.”

 

Claudia Nigro, PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Favorite subject: History

Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Favorite childhood game: Punch Ball

Favorite Quote: “It’s what you do in the dark that puts you into the light.” – Under Armour

 

Mr. Paul Light 

Favorite subject: ELA

Favorite book: Where the Wild Things Are

Favorite childhood game: Stoop Ball

Favorite Quote: “Nothing succeeds like success” Carl Wm. Lesch

 

 

Support Services

Suzanne Corbett, School Nurse

Favorite subject: English

Favorite book: Little Women by  Louisa May Alcott

Favorite childhood game: Operation

Favorite Quote: “Carpe Diem.”

 

Ms. Elena Lupo, Guidance Counselor

Favorite subject: ELA

Favorite book: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Favorite childhood game: Candyland

Favorite Quote: “How you love yourself is how you teach others how to love you”. -Rupi Kaur

 

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