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   Faculty

Brenda Torres, Pre-K

  • SUNY Health & Safety Competency Training for Becoming Family Day Care Provider
  • Studied Medical Assisting at Everest Institute

Archangel's devoted staff, spirited students, and dedicated parents are a welcoming family that truly make the school feel like a home away from home. As the new Pre-K educator, I enjoy the small classes sizes which provide more opportunity for focus on individualized student skill development. Eeach day is both exciting and very fulfilling.

 

 

Amy Spencer, Kindergarten

  • B.S. SUNY Geneseo: Special Ed
  • M.S. SUNY Geneseo: Special Ed
  • NYS Perm Certification K-12
  • 18 years teaching experience

"The warm and caring atmosphere, along with the great families and dedicated staff at Archangel school, make it an inviting and rewarding place to work!"

 

 

 

Susan Zambito, 1st Grade

  • B.S. RIT: Film and Video Production
  • M.A. University of Massachusetts: Education
  • NYS Perm Certification 1-6
  • 11 years teaching experience

"Archangel School is a wonderful place to teach because I am able to address every child individually. With small class sizes, I can give attention to students who need extra help in certain subject areas, and challenge the ones who grasp the material quickly. This school contains a staff that not only gets along well but goes out of their way to ensure that the students' educational needs are placed first."

 

 

 

Karen Dawes Kaiser, 2nd Grade

  • B.A. SUNY Stonybrook: Pre Med
  • M.S. Nazareth: Elementary Education
  • NYS Perm Certification N-6
  • 14 years teaching experience

"Lord, Enable me to teach with WISDOM, for I help to shape the mind. Equip me to teach with TRUTH, for I help to shape the conscience. Encourage me to teach with VISION, for I help to shape the future. Empower me to teach with LOVE, for I help to shape the world."

 

 

Christine Faulkner, 3rd Grade

  • BS SUNY Brockport - Psychology
  • NYS Certification Elementary Education N- 6
  • Taught 19 years at St. John the Evangelist in Greece and 3 years at St. Monica

"I feel very fortunate to be able to work with such a wonderful community of students and teachers. The parents I have encountered make me feel very welcomed into the school. Thank you for making this a great experience for me!!!"

David Valentini, Physical Education

  • A.S. Monroe Community College- Business Administration
  • Studied business at St. John Fisher College
  • Rochester District Soccer League (30+ years - present)
  • Webster & Irondequoit Fall Soccer (15+ years -present)
  • St. John Fisher Div.3 Football

“It is trully a pleasure and a blessing to work at such a wonderful school. Sports has always played an important role in my life. It is my goal to help our students achieve good moral character and personal fitness through conditioning and athletic competition. Quoting Jim Valvano: "Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding."

Amy Valentini,
Curriculum Coordinator

  • B.A. Franciscan University of Steubenville (History, Theology, and Secondary Education Concentration: History)
  • NYS Certification 7-12 History
  • 10+ years Teaching Experience
  • 10+ years Administrative Experience

"Let us go forward in peace. Our eyes upon Heaven, the only one goal of our labors." St. Therese

 

 

 

Kathleen Carleton, 5th Grade

  • B.S. SUNY Geneseo Elementary Ed
  • M.S. SUNY Buffalo Library Science
  • Perm NYS Certification 7-12 English, N-6, School Library Media K-12
  • 19 years teaching experience

"I enjoy the small class size at Archangel School. I have a chance to really get to know my students, and that makes it much easier and more enjoyable to facilitate their learning."

 

Lourdes Peckham, Spanish 1-12

  • B.S. Sinaloa State University - Accounting
  • 20+ years experience in U.S. Companies in Credit/Collections and Inside Sales - Latin America
  • "As a native of a Spanish speaking country, I have been given the opportunity to enrich my life and those of my students with the authentic knowledge of culture and language. It has been a pleasure and blessing to teach the students at Archangel school. The staff at Archangel is caring, conscientious and a pleasure to work with."

 

Lori Atvell, 4th Grade

  • BS Nazareth College in Liberal Arts
  • MS Nazareth College - Education
  • NYS Permanent Certification in Education N-6
  • MSadm. University of Rochester in Administration
  • 30+ years experience as school Principal and Teacher

"To teach as Jesus did permeates all that I do and am. At Archangel School there is genuine care for each other both with staff and students. The class sizes allows me know the diverse learning styles of my students in order for them to achieve their best. I am really blessed and thankful to be part of the Archangel School community."

 

 

 

 

Peter Luskey, Religion,  Latin Logic 6-12

  • A.B. Hamilton College: Government (elected to Phi Beta Kappa; 4 Years College Latin, Prize Scholar in Latin)
  • 2 years Yale Law School; Graduate work at SUNY Brockport: Political Science (30 hours)
  • Has taught Religious Instruction, Confirmation preparation, and Bible Study. Active in the Gregorian Chant School of the Latin Mass Community
  • 5 years teaching experience

"It is my privilege and my great responsibility to teach our children the truths of our Catholic Christian faith, in depth and in conformity with the Magisterium, and my pleasure to teach them Latin, Logic and, for fun, Koine Greek as well."

Mr.Graham, History

  • B.A St. John Fisher College-History and Adolescence Education
  • NYS Initial Certification 7-12
  • I am excited to start my first year of teaching at Archangel. it is a great privilege to be a part of a wonderful community. "Commit your work to The Lord, and your plans will be established" Proverbs 16:3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Michael Robbins

    Mr. Ilardo

    Mrs. Rosien

    Janelle Hertz,
    Middle/High School Science,Computer Technology 4th-11th Grade

    • BS Syracuse University - Marketing with a minor in Labor Law
    • MS Grand Canyon University – Secondary Education with a focus on Science Education

    "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to facilitate Science Education at Archangel School. Working with such a dedicated staff and enthusiastic students and parents makes Archangel school in a class by itself. It is my honor and privilege to be part of a learning community where Our Lord and Learning are the priority. "

    Mr. Bish

    • BS SUNY Fredonia - Physics
    • BS SUNY Fredonia - Adolescent Education - Mathematics
    • BS SUNY Buffalo - Mechanical Engineering
    • NYS Certification Mathematics (7-12)

    "This is my first year teaching here at Archangel School. I feel very privileged and blessed to be able to work in a place with such a caring and supportive environment. Thank you to all for making this such a great place to learn and work!"

    Miss Abel