Faculty

Our dedicated faculty creates a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum so that our students are prepared to succeed in college.

Faculty and staff members are committed to the mission of the school and it is not uncommon to see them tutoring students one-on-one before or after school, editing college essays or moderating one of our extracurricular activities.

English

History

Mathematics

Spanish

Religion and Campus Ministry

Science

College Counseling

Counseling and Social Work

Information Technology

Music

Computer Instruction

Athletics

English

Sr. Jude Biank, S.C.C., Department Chair

B.A. (Education), Felician College
M.A. (English), Villanova University

Ms. Megan S. Bensley*

B.A. (Education/English), Boston College
M.A. (Reading Specialist), Teachers College, Columbia University

Mr. Brendan Faughnan*

B.A. (English/History), Georgetown University
M.S.T. (Adolescence English), Fordham University

Mr. Paul Winner

B.F.A. (Fine Arts), University of Nebraska
M.F.A. (Writing), Washington University
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary

Melissa McCoy

B.A. (English Secondary Education) Catholic Unversity of America

Beth Harenza*

B.A. (English Literature), Bucknell University
M.A. (Reading Specialist), Techers College, Collumbia University 
M.A. (Teaching of English and English Education), Teachers College, Columbia Univeristy

History

Mr. Thomas S. Sites, Jr., Department Chair

A.A.S., (Applied Telecommunications), New York City Technical College
B.A. (Psychology), Fordham University
M.S.T. (Adolescence Social Studies), Fordham University

Ms. Kathleen Cann

M.A. (Social Studies Education), New York University
M.A. (History), Hunter College
B.A. (American Studies), Fordham University

Mr. Brendan Faughnan*

B.A. (English/History), Georgetown University
M.S.T. (Adolescence English), Fordham University

Mr. William P. Ford, III*

B.A. (History), Dartmouth College
M.A. (Theology), Fordham University
Ed.M. (Administration), Teacher's College, Columbia University

Ms. Katie Seltzer*

B.A. (History), College of the Holy Cross
M.T.S. (History of Christianity), Harvard Divinity School

Mathematics

Sr. Janice M. Kraft, S.C.C., Department Chair

B.A. (Education), Felician College
M.A. (Math Education), Villanova University
M.S. (Education with Classroom Technology), Wilkes University

Ms. Rosanjela Batista

B.A.S. (Mathematical Science/Economics), Villanova University
M.S. (Mathematics), St. John's

Ms. Katharine Reilly

B.A. (Mathematics, Sociology), Holy Cross
M.A. (Secondary Mathematics Education), American University
Ed. M. (Educational Leadership), Teachers College, Columbia University

Arden Finn

B.A. (Psychology) University of Pennsylvania  
M.A. (Mathematics Education) Teachers College, Columbia

Ms. Jennifer Pierre

B.S. (Biomedical Engineering), Drexel University
M.A. (Biomedical Engineering), Drexel University
M.S. (Math Education), Drexel University 

Spanish

Mr. Pablo Elizaga, Department Chair

B.A. (Education/Philosophy), Instituto Catolico del Profesorado
M.A. (Education & Values), Universidad de Barcelona
M.A.T. (Spanish as a Second Language), Universidad de Barcelona

Ms. Vilma Arias-Costello

B.A. (History, Geography), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Religion and Campus Ministry

Ms. Katie Seltzer*, Department Chair

B.A. (History), College of the Holy Cross
M.Th. (History of Christianity), Harvard Divinity School

Fr. Matthew Cassidy, SJ*

B.A. (History), Boston College  
M.A. (Philosophy), Fordham University
M. Div, Weston Jesuit School of Theology

Mr. Kevin Soravilla 

B.A. (History), Fordham University
M. S. T. (Adolescence Social Studies), Fordham University 

Rev. Jennifer Wilder 

B.S. (Psychology), Furman University
M. Div., Union Theological Seminary

Science

Ms. Joan Bachynsky, Department Chair

B.S. (Secondary Chemistry Education), Manhattan College

Ms. Katherine S. Kostelc

B.A./B.S. (Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience), Drake University
M.A. (Adolesence Biology), Fordham University

Fr. Matthew Cassidy, SJ*

B.A. (History), Boston College  
M.A. (Philosophy), Fordham University
M. Div, Weston Jesuit School of Theology

Ms. Margareta Frascella

B.S. (Molecular Biology), Grove City College
M.A.T. (Secondary Science), Trinity University

College Counseling

Ms. Mollie Quinn

Director of College Counseling
B.A. (History), Providence College

Ms. Alison Miller

B.A. (Sociology and English), Boston College

Mr. Daniel Cruz

B.A. (Theology), Fordham University

Ms. Consuelo Hackett

B.A. (Psychology), Williams College
M.S. (City Planning), Harvard University

Alumni Support

Ms. Grace Kane

Director of Alumni Support
B.A. (Government), Georgetown University

Counseling and Social Work

Ms. Lourdes Carrasco

School Counselor
B.A. (Sociology/Anthropology), Swarthmore College
M.A. (School Counseling), Hunter College

Dr. Aileen Koger, Ph.D.

School Psychologist
B.A. (Sociology), University of Michigan
Ph.D. (Educational Psychology), Columbia University

Beth Harenza*

Reading Specialist
B.A. (English Literature), Bucknell University
M.A. (Reading Specialist), Teachers College, Collumbia University 
M.A. (Teaching of English and English Education), Teachers College, Columbia University

Mr. Mark Pustejovsky 

Academic Assistant
B.S. (Chemistry), Duke University

Information Technology

Mr. David Burke

Director
B.S. (Engineering), Robert Morris University

Mr. Marshall Krintz

B.S. (Applied Psychology), New York University

Computer Instruction

Ms. Yasamin Mahallaty

Academic Assistant
B.A. (Sociology), University of San Diego 

Mr. Ryan Scheb*

Academic Assistant
B.S. (Finance), University of Florida

Music

Natasha Cooper

Director of Music
B. A. (Music), Stillman College  

* Indicates a faculty member who serves in one or more other department(s)