staffOur Faculty

Saint Brigid of Kildare teachers work on grade level teaching teams and with professional learning committees to advance their knowledge of Catholic identity, unit design, feedback, and assessment. Mentor teachers work with entry level teachers over a four year period. Teachers at Saint Brigid of Kildare School employ a myriad of instructional methods to help students from all grades reach their full potential.

2017-2018 Faculty & Staff List


Kathleen O’Reilly, principal,
Cindy Lombardo, vice principal,
Jill Carfagna, assistant principal and director of student learning,
Shannon Crawford, receptionist/secretary (Tues-Fri),
Sandy Peecook, receptionist/secretary (Mon),
Megan Wachalec, admissions director,


Hillary Harper, preschool director,
Deb Funk, preschool teacher and aide,
Katie Sachs, preschool teacher,
Gretchen O’Reilly, preschool teacher,
Kris McKenna, preschool teacher and aide,
Beth Byorth, preschool aide
Jennifer Matthews, preschool aide


Kathy Hare, kindergarten teacher,
Michele Sapp, kindergarten teacher,
Kathy Troutman, kindergarten teacher,
Andrea Grundei, kindergarten literacy,
Kathy Stuart, intervention specialist,
Mimi Moeller, educational support assistant
Bernadette Dinehart, paraprofessional
Paige Regrut, paraprofessional
Amy Sudduth, paraprofessional

First-Second Grade Team

Megan Byorth, 1st grade teacher,
Marcia Springer, 1st grade teacher,
Molly Long, 2nd grade teacher,
Mackenzie Veeder, 2nd grade teacher,
Ellen Faler, 1st grade literacy,
Shelley O’Neil, 2nd grade literacy,
Kathy Stuart, intervention specialist,
Gladys Ruz, educational support assistant
Morgan Ventresco, educational support assistant
Natalie Lynch, 1st grade paraprofessional
Kathleen Dodd, 1st grade paraprofessional
Linda Gelhaus, 2nd grade paraprofessional
Linda Miller, 2nd grade paraprofessional

Third-Fourth Grade Team

Christine Gutridge, 3rd grade teacher,
Brittany Burger, 3rd grade teacher,
Lori Schnegg, 4th grade teacher,
Lynne Raden, 4th grade teacher,
Shelley Regrut, 3rd and 4th grade literacy,
Jennifer Schehr, intervention specialist,
Teri Ryan, educational support assistant
Mary Hagen, 3rd & 4th grade math paraprofessional
Nicole Rossetti, 3rd grade paraprofessional
Kathy Foltz, 3rd grade paraprofessional
Michele Alvarez, 4th grade paraprofessional

Fifth-Sixth Grade Team

Kathy Wodarcyk, 5th grade teacher,
Nick Byorth, 5th grade teacher,
Anne Smith, 6th grade teacher,
Andrea Knabe, 6th grade teacher,
Jill Cecutti, 5th and 6th grade literacy,
Erin Mazon, intervention specialist,
Jeremy Johnson, intervention specialist,
Kim Bakos, educational support assistant
Maryann Heffernan, 5th and 6th grade math paraprofessional
Karen Sullivan, 5th and 6th grade paraprofessional

Seventh-Eighth Grade Team

Carla Chiavacci, 7th grade teacher,
Katy Nentwich, 7th grade teacher,
Chris Mazon, 8th grade teacher,
Jen Maschari, 8th grade teacher,
Karen DeLucia, 7th and 8th grade literacy,
Colleen Zetzer, intervention specialist,
Paula Thompson, 8th grade math
Jenny Ventreso, educational support assistant
Maryann Heffernan, 7th and 8th grade math paraprofessional
Leanne Monaco, 7th and 8th grade paraprofessional

Special Area Teachers

Sue Asencio, technology teacher,
Courtney Kreber, physical education teacher,
Crystal Bensonhaver, music teacher,
Larrie Habel, art teacher,
Bridget DeSocio, library teacher,
Marta Regan, spanish teacher,
Nathan Graham, band teacher,
Mary Westendorf, technology coordinator,
Stacie Williams, guidance counselor,
Megan Bouscher, occupational therapist,
Amanada Ghiloni, occupational therapist,
Erin Russell, speech/language pathologist,
Lois Weston, vision therapy,
Peggy Iannarino, school nurse,


All paid staff must have on file both BCI and FBI background checks and must attend “Protecting God’s Children.”