Faculty and Staff
Karen Smith

Karen Smith*
Principal

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Paterson State College

Master's Degree in Education concentration in Learning Technologies, William Paterson University

Post-Graduate studies at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Level II

Administration and Supervision Certificate

Ryan Hellem

Ryan Hellem*
Assistant Principal

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education,  University of Nebraska at Kearney  

 

Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration, Notre Dame of Maryland University 

Level II

Administration and Supervision Certificate

 

Jenna Layden

Jenna Layden*
Pre-K3A

Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education,  Murray State University 

 

Alyssa Eichelberger

      Alyssa Eichelberger        Pre-K3B

 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Arts, Notre Dame University of Maryland 

Michele Kavanagh

      Michele Kavanagh*         Pre-K4A

Bachelor of Science in Education, West Chester University

Master's Degree in Reading, Towson University

Lisa Garbowski

Jennifer Rooney*
Pre-K4B

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education, University of New Orleans

Lisa Garbowski

Lisa Garbowski*
Kindergarten - KA

Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, College of Staten Island

Master's Degree in Special Education, University of North Dakota

Ellen Santucci

Ellen Santucci*
Kindergarten - KB

Bachelor of Science Degree in Special and Elementary Education, University of Maryland

Master's Degree in Education, Mount St. Mary's University

Meghan Holtz

Meghan Holtz*
1st Grade - 1A

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education & Special Ed, Mount St. Mary's University 

Natalie Theis

Natalie Theis*
1st Grade - 1B

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Mount St. Mary's University

Carrie Michaels

Carrie Michaels
2nd Grade- 2A

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, West Chester University

 

Alicia Jenkins

Alicia Smith*

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Widener University

Cheryl Churilla

Cheryl Churilla*
3rd Grade - 3A

Bachelor of Science Degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland

Master's Degree in Elementary Education, Mount St. Mary's University

Colleen Manchester

Colleen Manchester*
3rd Grade - 3B

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, Catholic University of America

Master's Degree in Special Education, University of Maryland

Katherine Calis

Katherine Calis*
4th Grade - 4A

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Mount St. Mary's University

Master's Degree in Mathematics Education, Hood College

Jeri Gramil

Jeri Gramil*
4th Grade - 4B

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Towson State University

Master's Degree in Education, Mount St. Mary's University

Karen Roskowinski

Karen Roskowinski*
5th & 6th Grade Science, 6th Grade Religion, 7th Grade Math- 5A

Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science & Statistics, University of Maryland

Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Loyola University

Jill Lagana

Jill Lagana*
5th Grade Language Arts & Religion - 5B

Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies, University of Maryland

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Loyola University, Maryland

Andrea Sommers

Andrea Sommers*
6th Grade Language Arts & 5th & 6th Grade Social Studies -6A

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Mount St. Mary's University

Master of Education in Technology Facilitation, Mount St. Mary's University

Vincent Rapposelli

 Vincent Rapposelli*         6th & 7th Language Arts-6B

Bachelor of Arts in English, Mount St. Mary's University

Alexandra Kusznir

   Alexandra Kusznir*  6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Math- 7A

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Mount St. Mary's University

Edward Porter

Edward Porter*

5th, 6th, 7th, Grade Math 

Bachelor in Science Degree in Economics, University of Maryland, College Park

Master's Degree in Business, Mount St Mary’s University  

James N

James Nachtegall

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Religion- 7C

Bachelor in Arts Degree in Theology & Catechetics, Franciscan University  

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Moises Morales*
Spanish

 

Julie Davis

Julie Davis*
PRIDE

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education & Special Education, Hood College

Master's Degree in Special Education, Hood College

Susan Lakomy

Susan Lakomy*

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Science 

Bachelor of Science Degree in Special and Elementary Education, University of Maryland

Master's Equivalency in Technology and Gifted Education, University of Maryland

Amanda Cody

Amanda Cody*

7th & 8th Grade      Language Arts-8A

Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies & Language Arts Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

Master's Degree in Social Studies Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Julie Pessagno

Julie Pessagno* 

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Social Studies- 8B

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Shippensburg University

 

Kim Hanner

Kim Hanner*
Technology Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Towson State University

Master of Education in Instructional Media, Wilkes University

Karen Gawinske

Karen Gawinske*
Reading Resource/Media

Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, California State University

   

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       Michael Fairley                   Computer K-8           

  Bachelor of Arts in           Business Administration,           Bridgewater College            

Judy Ballenger

Judy Ballenger
K-8 Art, QUEST & FLEX

Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Management Community Development, & Health Education,   University of Maryland College Park

 
Peggy Frazier

Peggy Frazier*
PreK-8 Music

Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, Mount St. Mary's University

     


Jen Workman

 Jennifer Workman*          PE Teacher Pre-K-8th 

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, High Point University 

Jacqueline Truitt

Jacqueline Truitt
Band Instructor*

Denise Price
Denise Price Makerspace/VIRTUS 
Sharon Oconnell
Sharon Connell 
Pre-K3A Aide
Sarah Hickman

Kate Eichelberger 
Pre-K3B Aide

Sara Hickman

Sarah Hickman

Pre-K4A Aide

Donna Szelc

Donna Szelc
Pre-K4A Aide

Emma Ryan
Emma Ryan
Pre-K4B Aide
Theresa Crissman

Theresa Crissman
Kindergarten Aide - KA

Cathy Grimes
Cathy Grimes
Kindergarten Aide - KB
Rhonda Bond
Ronda Bond 
1st Grade Aide - 1A
Tracie Sedlock

Tracie Sedlock 
1st Grade Aide - 1B

Mirna Garcia

Mirna Garcia
2nd Grade Aide - 2A

Carol Keenan

Carol Keenan

2nd Grade Aide - 2B


Sharon Weddle
Sharon Weddle
3rd Grade Aide - 3A
Michelle Thomas
Michelle Thomas 
3rd Grade Aide - 3B
Susan Murr

             Susan Murr                        4th Grade Aide

Cindy Kiley
Cindy Kiley 
5th Grade Aide
Judy Williams
Judy Williams 
6th Grade Aide
Joy Afable
Joy Afable
7th Grade Aide
Cindy Crow
Cindy Crow 
8th Grade Aide
Christine Cheli

Christine Cheli
PRIDE Aide

Jill Buls

Jill Buls
Business Manager

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Ohio University

Sheila Evers

Sheila Evers
Director of Advancement

Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Human Resources Development, University of Maryland College Park


Jennifer Eash
Jennifer Eash
Receptionist
Betty Whitney
Betty Whitney
Administrative Assistant
Kathy Kinsey

        Kathy Kinsey
Director of Enrollment 

Carmella Stadter

Carmella Stadter
Office Assistant

Jennifer Soller

Jennifer Soller
Office Assistant

Lisa Kaempfer, RN

Lisa Kaempfer, RN
School Nurse
Registered Nurse    

Nicole Rabinowitz

Nicole Rabinowitz LCSW-School Counselor

Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, Towson University  

Master's of Social Work, University of Maryland


Tanya Schwartzbeck

Tanya Schwartzbeck
Cafeteria Manager

Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, West Virginia Wesleyan

Lonnie Burrier

Lonnie Burrier
Maintenance Manager

Veronica James

Veronica James
Cafeteria Staff

 

 

 


Gary

Gary Price
Maintenance

Karan Millberry

Karan Millberry
Cafeteria 

 

 

 


Zack

Zack Reeves  Maintenance Assistant

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Suyapa Gwozdecki     Cafeteria

Our faculty and administrative staff consist of well-trained and dedicated professional educators. All faculty members hold Bachelor’s degrees and approximately 75% of our faculty hold a Master’s degree. Faculty members are required to have Maryland State Department of Education teaching certificates or must be actively working on their certification.

In addition to the faculty, principal, and assistant principal, the administrative staff consists of a front office receptionist, office assistant, secretary, business manager, director of enrollment, director of advancement, full-time school nurse, school counselor, nineteen classroom teaching assistants, and one part-time band instructor.

Our faculty completes requirements for catechist certification as required by the Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Evangelization and Catechesis.  Faculty members also participate in  yearly retreats and in-house professional development opportunities.

In 2006, St. John Regional formed a partnership with Mount St. Mary’s University’s (MSMU) Professional Development Schools program (PDS), providing the SJRCS faculty with many available workshops and in-service opportunities through the faculty and staff from MSMU.  We also have education and nursing students from FCC who spend time observing at our school.

* Indicates faculty who are certified by Maryland State Department of Education