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Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff
Degrees 2019-2020

Leadership Team

Mary Beth Lennon '85 President
Jeanne A. Blakeslee
Mary Ella Franz Marion '76, P'09
Dean of Students, Head Varsity Basketball Coach


Delia Burke Assistant to the President
Sherri Garrett P'22
Health Room Attendant, Attendance Officer
Carol Gonce Rego '76
Registrar & Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth RoqueReception Area Manager
Nicole Jackson Ruth '10Executive Assistant to the Principal and Dean of Students


Caroline King '11Assistant Director of Admissions
Bonnie Bevans Kottraba '98Director of Enrollment Management


Kerianne AllenAssistant Soccer & Assistant Lacrosse Coach
Brian Casserly P'23Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Eric ColesAssistant Soccer Coach, Indoor Track and Field Coach
Nick GillAthletic Director, Varsity Indoor Soccer Coach
Monet LeaAssistant Varsity Volleyball Coach
Sarah LotzVarsity Cross Country Coach
Mary Ella Franz Marion '76, P'09 Head Varsity Basketball Coach, Dean of Students
Matt MarionVarsity Volleyball Coach, Varsity Golf Coach
Rich Marion P'09Varsity Golf Coach
George Panageotou P'23Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach
Doug PryorHead Varsity Soccer Coach
Kristopher WardAssistant Indoor Soccer Coach


Lauren Traskey
Director of Communications and Special Projects

Computer Science

Kimm Allison
Computer Science Teacher, Technology Coordinator
MaryClare CernikComputer Science Department Chair, Computer Science Teacher
Melinda Johnson
Director of Information Technology, Computer Science Teacher, Coordinator of Women in Technology Program


Amy KempDirector of Advancement
Niakia Cheese-ThorntonDirector of Development
Karen Lippy Maimone '92, P'19Director of Alumnae Engagement


Eric ColesEnglish Teacher
Ian DavisEnglish Department Chair, English Teacher
Sr. Helen Doherty, RSMWriting Center Director
Samantha PomplonEnglish Teacher
Kitty Yanson '66English Teacher, Writing Workshop Coordinator


Charles BarberFacilities Assistant
David BarberFacilities Coordinator
James BowenFacilities Assistant
Clementina Iyaki
Facilities Assistant
Michael SchwiegerathFacilities Assistant

Facilities Rentals

Nick Gill
Athletic Director, Rental Manager for Playing Fields & Gym
Michele May
Calendar Coordinator, Director of the Dance Program
Heather MorkAuditorium Manager for The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium


Michele HogarthAccounting Assistant
Diana RegoDirector of Finance & Operations
Maryann Wajda '77Senior Accountant

Fine Arts

Melanie Coburn '89Visual Arts Teacher
Michele MayDirector of the Dance Program, Calendar Coordinator
Jessica ThomasDirector of Fine Arts

Student Services

Caitlin CarlsonLearning Specialist
Kristy Cummings P'16, P'23Director of Student Services and College Counseling
Jennifer Mustillo, M. Ed., NCC
School Counselor
Beth RichAdministrative Assistant
Martha Wharton, J.D., Ph.D.School Counselor

Information Technology

Kimm Allison
Technology Coordinator, Computer Science Teacher
Melinda JohnsonDirector of Information Technology, Coordinator of Women in Technology Program, Computer Science Teacher


Courtney GoldbeckDirector of Library & Information Services, National Honor Society Moderator, Graduation Coordinator


Kristin Culp
Mathematics Teacher
Jonathan Frank
Mathematics Teacher
Cathrine King P'09,'11,'16, '22Mathematics Department Chair, Mathematics Teacher
Kim Sheridan '86Mathematics Teacher
Eugene SungMathematics Teacher

Physical and Health Education

Sherry Bossle '91Physical and Health Education Department Chair, Physical and Health Education Teacher

Theology & Service-Learning

Kate Bell Lipka '07Theology Teacher, Service-Learning Director
Rebecca Egan Hogg '89Religious Studies Department Chair, Theology Teacher
Mae Miller P'04
Theology Teacher
John Sullivan, Ph.D.Theology Teacher, Social Studies Teacher


Rena CollectorScience Teacher
Carol Crist P'14Coordinator of Off-Campus & Special Programs
Sue Ann NessScience Teacher
Nancy UryaszScience Department Chair, Science Teacher


Chris Ilyes
Campus Safety Coordinator
Roland Wallace P'11Security Officer

Social Studies

Kathryn AdelsbergerActing Assistant Principal, Social Studies Teacher, IB Coordinator
Jeanne BlakesleePrincipal, AP Psychology Teacher
Denise Fierro
Social Studies Teacher
Jennifer FriemanSocial Studies Teacher
John Sullivan, Ph.D.Social Studies Teacher, Theology Teacher


Bruce MitchellBus Driver

World Languages

Ludmila AdlerFrench Teacher
Julio Fernandez P'06, P'08
Spanish Teacher
Monica FetzerWorld Languages Department Chair, Spanish Teacher
Abigail SchindlerAcademic Dean and Director of Learning Continuity, Spanish Teacher