Who We Are

Leadership Team

Mr. Bill DeHaven

Mr. Bill DeHaven

Head of School

Phone Ext. 101

 

Degrees: BA Biology, Emory University;MA Learning Disabilities, Teachers College, Columbia University
Certification: to be updated

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Mrs. Patricia Fink

Mrs. Patricia Fink

Finance Director

Phone Ext. 105

 

Degrees: B.A. University of Notre Dame; M.S.M. Villanova University

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Ms. Peggy M. McNamara

Ms. Peggy M. McNamara

Director of Technology

Phone Ext. 103

 

Degrees: B.A. Union Institute & University; M.Ed Instructional Design & Technology, Post University

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Elise Brody

Elise Brody

Admissions Director

Phone Ext. 104

 

Degrees: B.A. Psychology, Lehigh University; M.S. Speech Language Pathology, Boston University
Certification: ASHA (American Speech and Language and Hearing Association)

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Sister Carol Ann Nawracaj

Sister Carol Ann Nawracaj

Director of Mission Advancement and Alumni Relations

 

 

Degrees: B.A. Alvernia College; M.A. Fairfield University; Certificates from in Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University
Certification: Comprehensive Education Pre K-12, Intermediate Administrator and Supervisor

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Joanne Sabato

Joanne Sabato

Chairperson PPT/CSE; Coordinator of Student Assessments and Progress Monitoring/Reporting

Phone Ext. 106

 

Degrees: B.A. Lehman College; M.A. Lehman College
Certification: CT State Educator; ASHA Certified (American Speech and Language and Hearing Association); CT Department of Health License in Speech Pathology; Visualizing Verbalizing

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Faculty

Ms. Ashley Bernardo

Ms. Ashley Bernardo

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.S. and M.A. University of CT
Certification: Special Education K-12

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Joanne Cordaro

Joanne Cordaro

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.S., Ithaca College; M.A., University of South Florida – St. Petersburg
Certification: Special Education K-12; Elementary Education 1-6

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Ms. Megan Duncan

Ms. Megan Duncan

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.A. Eastern CT State University; M.A. Sacred Heart University
Certification: Early Childhood Education / Special Education K-3, Elementary Education

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Ms. Rhegan Fisher

Ms. Rhegan Fisher

Speech Pathologist

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.A. University of CT; M.S. Speech Pathology, Sacred Heart University

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Mrs. Elizabeth Fontana

Mrs. Elizabeth Fontana

Art Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.A. Fairfield University
Certification: Art PreK-12

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Jennifer Friedman

Jennifer Friedman

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.B.A. George Washington University; M.P.S. Manhattanville College
Certification: Special Education

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Joshua Genovese

Joshua Genovese

Physical Education

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.A. Southern New Hampshire University; M.S. Mahattanville College
Certification: Physical Education; NASM Personal Trainer

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Marilyn Guttman

Marilyn Guttman

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.A. SUNY Oneonta; M.S. Brooklyn College
Certification: Elementary Education; Special Education

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Jessica Hajj

Jessica Hajj

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.S. Salve Regina University; M.A. Southern CT State University
Certification: Elementary Education; Special Education

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Mary Hennig

Mary Hennig

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.A. College of Mount St. Vincent; M.P.S. Mahattanville College
Certification: Elementary Education; Special Education

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Nancy Kennedy

Nancy Kennedy

Social Worker

Phone Ext. 120

 

Degrees: B.A. Queens University, Canada; B.A. University of CT; M.S.W. Fordham University
Certification: LMSW

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Linnette Lodato

Linnette Lodato

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees:B.A. George Washington University
Certification: Elementary Education

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Ms. Victoria Loiacono

Ms. Victoria Loiacono

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.S. Elementary Education and Special Education
Certification: Special Education K-12

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Ms. Emma Lynch

Ms. Emma Lynch

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.A. Loyola University
Certification: Special Education K-12

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Mrs. Kathy Mak

Mrs. Kathy Mak

Occupational Therapist

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.S. State University of New York at Buffalo; M.S. Columbia University
Certification: Sensory Integration, Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening Program

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Stephanie Myint

Stephanie Myint

Teacher / Librarian

Phone Ext. 117

 

Degrees: B.A., M.P.S. Mahattanville College
Certification: Literacy; Elementary Education

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Ms. Christa Nessel

Ms. Christa Nessel

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees:B.A. Manhattanville College; M.A. Southern CT State University
Certification:Elementary Education K – 6 and Special Education K – 12

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Pam Nessel

Pam Nessel

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.A., M.A. Marist College
Certification: Elementary Education; Special Education

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Christine Oliver

Christine Oliver

Counselor

Phone Ext. 222

 

Degrees: B.A. Marist College; M.A. Fairfield University
Certification: Elementary Education, Special Education, School Counseling

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Alexandra Radano-Formisano

Alexandra Radano-Formisano

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.A. Sacred Heart University; M.A. Sacred Heart University
Certification: Special Education and Elementary Education

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Mr. Max Sage-Robison

Mr. Max Sage-Robison

Teacher

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees:B.A. University of Hartford
Certification: Special Education K-12; Elementary Education 1-6

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Maureen Roux

Maureen Roux

Teacher

Phone Ext. 108

 

Degrees: B.S. SUNY New Paltz; M.A. Lehman College
Certification: NY and CT State Educator; ASHA American Speech and Language Association Speech and Language Pathologist

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Staff

Mrs. Mary Ann Guglielmo

Mrs. Mary Ann Guglielmo

Education Director Assistant

Phone Ext. 115

 

Degrees: A.S. Business / Marketing; University of Bridgeport

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Ms. Phyllis Wilson

Ms. Phyllis Wilson

Executive Assistant

Phone Ext. 109

 

Degrees: B.A. American College, Luzern, Switzerland

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Pat Torchen

Pat Torchen

Receptionist

Phone Ext. 100

 

Degrees: B.A. University of Dayton, M.A. Sacred Heart University

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Mr. Edward Brakoniecki

Mr. Edward Brakoniecki

Custodian

Phone Ext. 100

Degrees: H.S. Diploma, Lomza, Poland

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Mrs. Daniella Brakoniecka

Mrs. Daniella Brakoniecka

Custodian

Phone Ext. 100

Degrees: H.S. Diploma, Lomza, Poland

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Evinn Townes

Evinn Townes

Nurse

Phone Ext. 121

Degrees:BS-U Conn-Biology and Human Services;ADN – Bloomington MN

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Parents Association

pa@villamariaschool.org

Natasha Gandhi
maat0101@aol.com
Co-President

Courtney-May Reilly
cmayreilly@gmail.com
Co-President

Katherine Sullivan
katcsull@hotmail.com
Treasurer

Trustees

Howard G. Capek
Chair
Michael Boccardi
Vice Chair

Sr. John Ann Proach
Secretary
Sr. Barbara Ann Winnals
Treasurer

Sr. Clare Chabot
Will Hickey
Sr. Rose Jameson
Jenifer Jehn
Brian T. Kelley
Carole M. Neysmith
Karolann Patranzino
Gail R. Ryan
Sr. Mary Joseph Tirpak

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