Sister Mary Walter Hickey, RSM

President Emerita


Deborah Franklin

Head of School


Joseph Palladino

Assistant Head of School, Athletic Director


Karen Jennings

Director Grade 7 & 8 

Guidance Counselor 7, 8, & 9



Mrs. Elizabeth Agan 

 Spanish Teacher (Grades 7 & 8)

Foreign Language Department Chair
SUNY Cortland- BA- Mathematics, Spanish Minor
​Elmira College- Master's Degree in Education

Mr. David Benjamin

 English Teacher- (Grade 10), British Literature, World Literature, World Literature Honors

Mrs. Marina Carapella-Liriano

 Spanish Teacher (Grades 9-11)

Marymount College - BS - Design 
​Elmira College - MA - Education

Mrs. Sarah Caruso

 Science Teacher- Chemistry, Environmental Science

University of Rochester - BA - Chemistry and Psychology
​University of Rochester - MS - Teaching, Curriculum, and Change in Adolescent Chemistry

Mrs. Pei Ling Chung

 Mandarin Chinese Teacher- (Grades 7 -12)

National Chengchi University Taipei, Taiwan - BA - Philosophy
​Taipei Language Institute - Certification on Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language

Ms. Morgan Decker

Band/Instrumental Instructor - (Grades 7-12)

Bowling Green State University, Master of Music in Instrumental Music Education

Mrs. Melissa Devon

English Teacher- English (Grades 9, 11), Exploring Literature
​English Department Chair

CCC - Ace courses from Southside High School
SUNY Binghamton
Elmira College - BS in Elementary Education
Graduate work in Literacy from Trinity College, UMass Framingham, USM

Hon. Wesley Dibble

Business Teacher- Financial Literacy, Forensic Science, Law & Society

Mrs. Krista Easton

Vocal Instructor- Music (Grades 7 & 8), JR Chorus, Concert Choir, Select Chorus

Eastman School of Music - BM - Music Education 
Crane School of Music - MM - Music Education

Mrs. Elizabeth Grant

 Math Teacher- Math (Grades 7 & 8), Algebra, AIS
​Math Department Chair

Suny Brockport - BS - Childhood Education 
Suny Brockport - MA - Education

Mrs. Katrijn Greco

 Math Teacher - Algebra II, Statistics, Intro to College Algebra, Honors Calculus

Dr. Sarah Hazelton

Science Teacher- Biology, Adv Biology, Health, Understanding the Bible

Pennsylvania State University- BS- Animal Bioscience
University of Kentucky- MS- Animal Science 
Purdue University- PhD- Animal Science

Mrs. Susan LaVelle

Art Teacher- Art History, Draw & Paint, Portfolio Art, Studio Art
Art Department Chair

Art Education SUNY New Paltz-BA
Art Education Mansfield University-MA 

Mrs. Hannah Leeber

Art Teacher- Ceramics, Digital Photography I & II

BFA in Photography and Studio Art, Minor in Art History Cazenovia College 2010
MFA in Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, 2014

Mrs. Marie McCaig

Religious Director, Teacher, Theology (Grade 8)

Alfred College- AAS in Medical Technology
New York State- Certification in Paramedical Examination
Diocese of Charlotte, NC- Certification in Religious Education

Mrs. Bernadette McClelland 

 Theology Teacher- Religions of the World, Death & Dying, Mercy & Justice 

SUNY Brockport-BS- N-6 Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education
​Elmira College- MS- Elementary Education/Health Science
St. John's University- School Building Leadership

Dr. Paul Ogutu

 Math & Science Teacher- AP Chemistry, Principles of Chemistry, Pre-Calculus

Kenyatta University-BS- Education Science
Binghamton University- PhD- Chemistry

Mr. John Olisky

Theology Teacher- Understanding the Bible, Morality, Psychology
Theology Department Chair

Boston College -  Double majored in English and Communications
Elmira College -  NYS Secondary Education

Ms. Jacqueline Petrie

Science Teacher - Science - Grade 8, Earth Science, Environmental Science

Syracuse University - Master in Teaching & Curriculum
Stony Brook University - BS Science in Marine Science
                                     - BA in History

Mr. Jason Pipher

History Teacher (Grades 7, 8)

Corning Community College
Suny Binghamton
Suny Cortland

Mr. Erik Rominger

 History Teacher- American Studies, American Studies Honors, US History

History Department Chair
Lehigh University - B.A. - History
​Mansfield University - Secondary Social Studies Certification

Mrs. Jessica Ryan

Theology Teacher- Theology (Grade 7)

St. John's University - BS Communication Arts
Johns Hopkins University - MS Marketing/Business

Mrs. Susan Tanner

 Librarian & Teacher- Public Speaking, 7&8 Technology

Mansfield State College - B.M.Ed - Music Education
​SUNY Albany - M.L.S. - School Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Leandra Sullivan

Study Skills Instructor

Elmira College BS ​​

Mrs. Peggy Warner

Math Teacher- Pre-Algebra, Intg Algebra, Geometry

Ulster County Community College - AAS
Mansfield State College - BS - Chemistry

Ms. Patricia Thorne

 English Teacher- AP Literature & Composition, AP Language and Composition

Elmira College- BA- English
Elmira College- MS- Education

Mr. Steve Weber 

Physical Education Instructor, Girls Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Softball

CAA - Certified Athletic Administrator.  - National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators              Association
 MS  in Physical Education  - Cortland State University
 BS in Physical Education - Cortland State University
 AS in Physical Education - Corning Community College

Mr. Jesse Westbrook

 English Teacher- 

 Penn State-MA- English, Creative Writing
 Penn State-BA- English, Creative Writing

Mrs. Sandy Williams

College Physics 2, College Physics 1, Regents Physics 

SUNY Stony Brook - MA Physics

Drew University - BA Physics with Minor in Mathematics

NYS Permanent Teacher certifications in Physics and Mathematics


Mr. Chris Wise

 History Teacher- American Federal Government, Global Studies, US History, 1960s

Corning Community College - A.S. - Liberal Arts
Suny Cortland - B.A. - Secondary Education/Social Studies
New York State University at Plattsburgh - M.S.- Curriculum Design and Instruction

Mr. Max Young

 Physical Education Instructor, Girls Varsity Basketball & Tennis Coach

Corning Community College

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