Our Faculty

Our certified classroom teachers and our Integrated Service Team of speech and language pathologists, school counselor, social worker and occupational therapists are compassionate, patient, and skilled problem solvers who employ innovative and effective teaching and learning strategies.

Emily Bates

Speech Language Pathologist

Ashley Bernardo

Teacher

Elise Brody

Director of Admissions

Meagan Deady

Teacher

Bill DeHaven

Head of School

Sabrina DiMauro

Teacher

Ellie Doering

Speech Language Pathologist

Megan Duncan

Teacher

Patricia Fink

Director of Finance

Elizabeth Fontana

Art Teacher

Jennifer Friedman

Teacher

Joshua Genovese

Physical Education Teacher

Maryann Guglielmo

Education Director Assistant

Marilyn Guttman

Teacher

Jessica Hajj

Teacher

Mary Hennig-Rosenblum

Teacher

Kimberly Kristof

Reading Support

Heidi Lockwood

Executive Assistant

Linnette Lodato

Teacher

Emma Lynch

Teacher

Kathleen Mak

Occupational Therapist

Peggy McNamara

Director of Technology

Meghan Moore

Occupational Therapist

Chiara Muratore

Teacher

Stephanie Myint

Music Teacher

Pam Nessel

Teacher

Patricia O’Byrne

Finance Assistant

Christine Oliver

School Counselor and Transition Coordinator

Suzanne Pausek

Speech Language Pathologist

Emily Petre

Teacher

Alexandra Randano-Formisano

Teacher

Alexandria Rivas

Social Worker

Joanne Sabato

PPT and CSE Administrator

Margery Scotti

Environmental Educator

Pauline Smith

Director of Education

Pat Torchen

Receptionist

Evinn Townes

Nurse and Health Education

Christa Vontell

Teacher
  • "I cannot stress enough how much I appreciate everything you have all done throughout this year. The progress our child has made in each course, the confidence and self esteem gained with the support and guidance of each of you as well as collectively as a team of teachers, has exceeded all my expectations!"
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  • “Villa transformed our son's life. As a student with apraxia of speech, an auditory processing disorder and a significant learning disability, our son has blossomed. The school's structure, including small class sizes and tailored academic and support programs, combined with strong leadership, has profoundly influenced his academic, social, and emotional growth. Villa provides a secure haven for diverse learners like our son, fostering a true sense of community. Despite a long commute, he eagerly anticipates school each day, fully engaged in the Villa community. The school excels in involving parents, with student events and regular meetings with leadership. We can't emphasize enough the positive impact Villa Maria School has had on our son and on us as parents.”
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  • "My son joined Villa's extended school year program last summer and his transition was seamless. Within days, he felt welcomed, understood, and supported by teachers and staff. Unlike his overwhelming past experiences, the small class size, OG trained teachers, and like-minded classmates at Villa Maria have led to his remarkable progress. The IEP goals are focused, progress is well-documented, and collaborative communication ensures his ongoing success. Sending him to Villa Maria School brings me joy, knowing he's thriving in a supportive environment. Being part of Villa is life-changing, and I hope more students can experience its transformative impact."
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  • Villa has been the best place for my child. He has made tremendous strides, especially socially and emotionally. He has become extremely self aware and made phenomenal progress. Academically, he couldn't be doing better. His ability to manage himself and thrive is incredible.
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