Deacon Gus Adams
Theology
Grades 9-12
Deacon Adams holds a degree in Business Administration from Salem State University and a Masters in Ministry from St. John's Seminary. He is the varsity girls basketball coach and a personal trainer. Dcn. Adams has been blessed with three children and is a parishioner at St. Anthony's Church in East Falmouth with his wife.
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Mrs. Nicole Anthony
Mathematics
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Anthony teaches mathematics to the sixth grade and is a sixth-grade homeroom teacher. She holds a BA and M.Ed. at Providence College. Mrs. Anthony has been with us for several years teaching mathematics at our high school. She is a parishioner of Our Lady of Victory.
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Mrs. Jacqueline Battles P '12
Science
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Battles teaches grade five and grade six science. She is a graduate of Salve Regina College. She is a member of the New England League of Middle Schools. Mrs. Battles serves as the co-moderator of our National Junior Honor Society and middle school cheerleading coach. Mrs. Battles has been a faculty member since the second year of the school’s opening.
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Mrs. Laurie Bentley
Religion
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Bentley is the sixth-grade English teacher. homeroom teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University and an M. Ed. From American International College. Mrs. Bentley is a parishioner of Corpus Christi Parish in Sandwich, MA.
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Mrs. Susan Bivona
Visual Arts
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Susan Bivona, a recipient of the National Elementary Art Educator of the Year award, will be teaching art at St. John Paul II School, Preparatory Division. Mrs. Bivona earned her B.S. and her M.Ed. in Art Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Bivona is a member of Holy Trinity Parish.
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Mr. Ryan Bradley '17
Asst. AD/Admissions Assoc.
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Mrs. Maribeth Burch
Language Arts & Reading
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Burch holds B.A. from Stonehill College and a J. D. from the New England School of Law. She is a member of the New England League of Middle Schools. Mrs. Burch serves as co-moderator of the National Junior Honor Society and the Social Action Club.
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Mrs. Ellen Byrd MSN, RN
Health Clinic
Grades 9-12
Mrs. Byrd joins us with over 30 years of experience as a pediatric nurse with a focus on pediatric, neonatal and maternal child nursing. She is a graduate of Boston College and Indiana Wesleyan University. Mrs. Byrd has three children and one grandson, and she and her husband live in Eastham.
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Mrs. Jennifer Canzano P '16, '18
Admissions/Advancement Director
Mrs. Canzano holds a B.A. from St. Anselm College and a M. Ed. from Providence College. Mrs. Canzano serves as Director of Admissions and Advancement for St. John Paul II School. She is a member of the Admissions & Enrollment Committee and the Advancement Committee. Mrs. Canzano is a parishioner of Corpus Christi Parish.
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Mrs. Anne Marie Carr, P '04, '07, '10
Language Arts & Reading
Mrs. Anne Marie Carr teachers language arts and reading to the seventh grade, and she is also a grade seven homeroom teacher. Mrs. Carr earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Saint Bonaventure University. All three of Mrs. Carr’s daughters are graduates of SFXP. Mrs. Carr is a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church.
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Mr. Hanwen Chen
Science
Grades 9-12
Mr. Hanwen "Alex" Chen will teach Chemistry and Physics (including A.P. levels). He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has been an instructor, science researcher, and government lab analyst. His experience as a student at Archbishop Williams had a tremendous impact on his life and is why he wanted to teach in a Catholic school.
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Mr. Ernie Christian
Maintanence
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Mr. Kim Christian
Maintanence
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Mr. Nick Christian
English
Mr. Christian teaches English and Creative Writing. He came to JPII with degrees in Liberal Arts (A.A., Central New Mexico Community College), English and Creative Writing, (B.A., Southern New Hampshire University), and English and Creative Writing with a Screenwriting concentration (M.A., Southern New Hampshire University). He serves as an advisor to the Quiz Bowl, Chess Club and Esports activities. Mr. Christian is also the Sophomore Class Moderator and is an Accredited Interscholastic Coach, head Football coach, overseen strength training, and hosted “Manuary” in his career at JPII. Mr. Christian is a member of Saint Pius X Parish in South Yarmouth.
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Mrs. Elizabeth DiPreta, P '20
Dance
Grades 5-8
Mrs. DiPreta is the dance teacher in the Arts Program. She received her BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has studied dance for many years, including classes at the Boston Ballet and various dance workshops. Mrs. DiPreta has worked on Cape as a choreographer for the past 7 years and has been a dedicated dance instructor since 2006. She is a parishioner of St. Pius X Parish in South Yarmouth.
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Mrs. Katherine Duvall, P '14
Student Services
Mrs. Duvall is a native New Englander who has taught and lived in Massachusetts, Maine, California and Guadalajara, Mexico. She has taught in rural, urban, suburban, inner city areas in private, public and Catholic schools settings. She received her degree in Education from Fitchburg State College. She feels blessed to the reside with her husband in Sandwich and put her interests and varied experience in motion here at JPII. She takes pride in the fact that their son is a JPII grad, class of '14.
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Mrs. Suzanne Feeney
Spanish
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Suzanne Feeney comes to us from the business world and teaches Spanish to students in grades five through eight. Mrs. Feeney earned her B.A. Spanish at Hamilton College, and she earned her M.B.A. in business administration at the College of Saint Rose. Mrs. Feeney is a member of Holy Redeemer Parish.
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Mrs. Laureen Fish, P '30, '31
Digital Media Director
Mrs. Laureen Fish serves as our Digital Media Director and Advancement Assistant. Most recently, she was the office manager, Pre-K and Kindergarten music teacher and Makerspace Moderator at St. Margaret Primary School. Mrs. Fish earned her B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Music from Salem State University. Mrs. Fish is a member of Christ the King parish.
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Deacon Richard Fish, P '30, '31
Director of Performing Arts
Grades 5-12
Deacon Fish holds a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology, a Master of Divinity from St. Joseph’s Seminary, and a M.S. Ed. from Simmons College. Mr. Fish was the former founding Director of Performing Arts at Landmark School (1995-2011). He holds Massachusetts Professional Teacher Licenses in Music and Special Education. Deacon Fish performs professionally with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra. He is a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist, with his wife and three little children.
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Mr. Gregory Folino
Athletic Trainer
Mr. Folino, who was Head Athletic Trainer at MMA for 32 years, serves as our athletic trainer at JPII. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tampa, and a Master's in Education from Cambridge College, and is a certified and licensed athletic trainer in Massachusetts. He is the proud father of four grown children and is a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist in Pocasset. Mr. Folino is also an elected official with the town of Bourne and is a founding father of the Bourne Braves, Cape Cod Baseball League.
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Ms. Lucy Foran
Student Support Services Director
Ms. Lucy Foran is the Director of Student Support Services. Ms. Foran returns to the Cape from Florida, where she served as Principal of Academie da Vinci Charter School (Dunedin, FL). Previously, she held the positions of Program Director and Director of Education at Latham Centers (Brewster, MA). She is a graduate of Bridgewater State University (M.A., Clinical Psychology), Lesley University (M.Ed), and Stonehill College (B.A., Psychology), and has completed advanced coursework in Special Education Administration at American International College. Ms. Foran holds Massachusetts certifications in Special Education Administration and Moderate Special Needs (5-12).
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Mrs. Stephanie Fox '01
Business Manager
Mrs. Fox holds a Bachelor's Degree from Salve Regina University. Mrs. Fox is a member of the Our Lady of Victory Choir, and attends Our Lady of Assumption Parish.
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Mrs. Shannon Gilliland
Science
Grades 9-12
Mrs. Shannon Gilliland joins the faculty teaching Marine Science, Environmental Science, and A.P. Environmental Science. She graduated from Emmanuel College and brought her teaching experience from Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. She is passionate about science and hopes to continue to inspire students in these fields.
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Mrs. Karen Godfrey
Leadership Studies
Grades 9-12
Mrs. Godfrey holds an M.Ed. In-School Leadership from Boston College, and has completed extensive post-graduate credits at SUNY, Boston University, Endicott College, and Salem State. Her graduate coursework has been in Adolescent Health, Counseling, and Leadership. She also has completed numerous certifications in Adolescent Health Issues, Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse, and Gender/Sexuality Issues, and has been the Title IX Coordinator for her building. After beginning her teaching career in a Catholic school for the Diocese of Albany. She and her husband moved to Boston to continue their graduate work. After teaching and holding many leadership positions on the North Shore (Hamilton-Wenham School District, for 23 years), she relocated to the Cape. She is the Director of Leadership Studies and the Coordinator for the Health Science Program. She is also the Grade 9 Class Advisor and runs girls’ groups for high school students. She has two children and five beautiful grandchildren and is a member of Our Lady of Victory Parish.
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Mrs. Bonnie Harlow
Strings
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Mr. Jason Hart
Visual Arts
Grades 9-12
Mr. Hart has been working as a creative professional for many years in many industries including: Fine Art, Editorial Cartoons, Product Design/Illustration, Greeting Card Design/Illustration/Writing, Apparel Illustration, and Book Design/Illustration for both adults and children. He studied Fine Art and English at Syracuse University.
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Mrs. Meegan Hatch, P '23, '27, '30
Student Services
Grades 5-8
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Ms. Alexis Hire
US History
Grades 9-12
Ms. Alexis Hire earned her B.A. in History and Secondary Education from Merrimack College. She holds a Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Educator’s license in History with a Sheltered English Instruction Endorsement. Miss Hire is a member of St. Michael’s Parish.
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Mrs. Karen Hoffmeister, P '19, '28
Physical Education
Grades 5-8
Faculty & Staff Bios 2022-2023 Faculty & Staff Bios 2022-2023 100% 10 valentin 0 of 0 B12 Mrs. Karen Hoffmeister, who previously taught at St. Margaret Regional School, returns to us as our physical education teacher. Mrs. Hoffmeister earned her B.S. in Physical Education Studies at Bridgewater State College. Mrs. Hoffmeister is a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish. Mrs. Karen Hoffmeister, who previously taught at St. Margaret Regional School, returns to us as our physical education teacher. Mrs. Hoffmeister earned her B.S. in Physical Education Studies at Bridgewater State College. Mrs. Hoffmeister is a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish. Mrs. Karen Hoffmeister, who previously taught at St. Margaret Regional School, returns to us as our physical education teacher. Mrs. Hoffmeister earned her B.S. in Physical Education Studies at Bridgewater State College. Mrs. Hoffmeister is a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish.
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Rev. Christopher Hughes, '13
Chaplain
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Ms. Tazz Jacobs
Office Manager
Grades 9-12
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Mrs. Elizabeth Kelley
Language Arts & Reading
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Kelley is a graduate of Regis College, and is currently working toward earning her Masters’ Degree in Catholic School Administration through the University of Dayton. Mrs. Kelley is active in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and has served as member and assistant chair on visiting committees. Mrs. Kelley was the chair of the SFXP 2012 re-accreditation self-study. Mrs. Kelley taught previously in El Mirage, Arizona. There she taught reading to students in grades seven and eight as well as art across the curriculum. Prior to her relocation to Arizona, Mrs. Kelley taught at the Ben Franklin Charter School in Franklin, MA, and at Hudson Catholic High School, her alma mater. Mrs. Kelley also taught religious education in the middle school grades. She and her family are parishioners of St. Pius X Church.
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Mrs. Claudia Kennedy
Spanish
Grades 9-12
A native from Brazil, Mrs. Kennedy is very proud to teach languages such as English, Portuguese and Spanish. She has been working in education for over thirty years. Mrs. Kennedy holds a Masters in Children's Literature and B.A. in Concentration Education from UNI-BH (in Brazil). Living in different countries and learning their languages has given her a better understanding of the process of teaching a foreign language. As an extension of Mrs. Kennedy's language skills, she is able to apply interpreter and translator functions.
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Mrs. Margaret Keras, P '16, '17
Student Accounts Coordinator
Mrs. Keras serves as the Student Accounts Coordinator for St. John Paul II School. She holds a B.A. from St. Anselm College and has served in Catholic schools on Cape Cod since 2004. Her children (Julia '16 and Jack '17) are graduates of St. John Paul II High School. Mrs. Keras is a parishioner at St. Pius X Parish in South Yarmouth.
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Mrs. Laura Linnell, P '21, '26
Health Clinic
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Linnell is one of our school nurses. She earned her Associate in Science in Nursing Degree from Cape Cod Community College. Mrs. Linnell has been an RN for thirty-two years across many specialties, including critical care, hospice, and now school nursing for the past two years. She is a parishioner at Corpus Christi Parish in East Sandwich.
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Mr. Alan Lynch
Spanish
Grades 9-12
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Mrs. Anka Martula
Social Studies
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Anka Martula will be our grades seven and eight U.S. History teacher. In addition, Mrs. Martula will serve as an eighth-grade homeroom teacher and lead our Washington, D.C. trip. Mrs. Martula earned her Bachelor's degree and M.Ed. in History from Central Connecticut State University. She holds a Connecticut Educator's History and Social Studies license, grades 7 -12. Mrs. Martula is a member of Corpus Christi Parish.
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Mrs. Amy McKenzie
Mathematics
Grades 9-12
Mrs. Amy McKenzie is our newest math teacher, currently teaching Algebra II and Geometry. She is a graduate of Stonehill College and Suffolk University with her Masters degree. Amy has been working with students throughout her adult life and it is her passion. Her husband Craig and she has raised their family of three children on the Cape.
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Ms. Alison McLeod
Adjustment Counselor
Grades 5-12
Ms. Alison “Ali” McLeod joins JPII as the adjustment counselor for grades 5-12. Ms. McLeod completed her masters degree in clinical social work at Boston University and earned her undergraduate degree in human development from Connecticut College. In addition to maintaining her professional license as a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), she holds a school social work/school adjustment counselor license in Massachusetts. Ms. McLeod is a member of Our Lady of the Cape parish in Brewster, MA.
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Mr. Michael McManus
Maintenance
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Ms. Caitlin McPherson
Mathematics
Grades 9-12
Ms. McPherson holds a degree in Secondary Education Mathematics from Olivet Nazarene University and is pursuing a master's degree from Stonehill College in Inclusive Education. She is a member of St. Pius X parish. Ms. McPherson is on the Math Leadership Team for the Diocese of Fall River, and a student council co-leader and girls soccer assistant coach.
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Mrs. Mary Offiler, P '99, '04
Office Manager
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Offiler has been a member of the staff since its opening in 1996. Mrs. Offiler attended Bunker Hill Community College. She is The Director of Religious Education and a Eucharistic minister at St. Francis Xavier Parish. Her two kids graduated from St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School.
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Mrs. Carolyn Peters
Language Arts & Reading
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Carolyn Peters teaches English for grade five and is a grade five homeroom teacher. Mrs. Peters holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College and her M.Ed. at Fitchburg State College. Mrs. Peters is a member of Corpus Christi Parish.
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Ms. Annie Poirier
Science
Grades 9-12
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Mr. Jim Remillard, P '14, '17, '18
Technical Coordinator
Mr. Remillard holds a BS from Framingham State and an MS from UMass. He is certified by the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Health Care Bioethics. Mr. Remillard is also our technical coordinator. He is a member of Christ the King Parish with his wife.
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Mr. Christopher Rohrer
History
Grades 9-12
Mr. Rohrer joins us with a BA in History from Boston University, a Post-Bac MA from Bridgewater State University, and completed the Teaching Licensure Program. Mr. Rohrer helps with boys soccer and tennis and runs the student council. He is a parishioner at St. Joseph's in Kingston with his wife and three small children.
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Ms. Heidi Scheffler
French
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Scheffler is a graduate of Wellesley College. Her teaching experience includes teaching English as a Foreign Language to students at Suffolk University, Boston Academy of English, and at Centre de Formation Professionnelle de la Pharmacie in Paris, France. Mrs. Scheffler is a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc.
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Deacon Peter Schutzler
Theology
Grades 9-12
Deacon Schutzler served in the United States Coast Guard. He has a BS in Secondary Education/Social Studies from Penn State University, a MS in Counseling Psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy from Chestnut Hill College and earned his School Administrative Licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through Penn State University. He has served in public and Catholic schools for 30 years as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. He was ordained a deacon in 2015. Deacon is married and has two adult daughters, one of whom resides in Hyannis. Deacon is assigned to Christ the King Parish and resides with his wife Kate in Mashpee.
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Brother Thomas Sepeck
Theology
Grades 9-12
Brother Tom Sepeck is a Third Order Franciscan with 25 years of teaching and counseling experience with the Boston Public Schools. He teaches Grade 11 and Grade 12 theology.
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Mr. John Sinopoli
Mathematics
Grades 5-8
Mr. Sinopoli holds a B.S. in Elementary Education (k-8) license from Westfield State College. He has devoted his career to math and science instruction at the middle school level in both the public and private sector schools. He serves as co-moderator of the Bowling Club. Additionally, he served as a Senior Chief air traffic controller in the U. S. Naval Reserve.
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Ms. Annie Smith
English
Grades 9-12
Ms. Smith holds a B.A. in English Education and an M.A. in English Literature & Film from Bridgewater State University. She completed the Bridgewater-at-Oxford program in 2018. She is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Sigma Tau, and Order of Omega honor societies. Ms. Smith holds a Massachusetts teaching license for English, grades 8-12. She has been an AP Reader since 2019. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Smith serves as the JPII Textbook Coordinator, coaches the policy debate team, and advises the National Honor Society chapter. Ms. Smith is a parishioner of St. Anthony's in Mattapoisett.
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Mr. Daniel Smith, P '28, '30
Social Studies
Grades 5-8
Mr. Daniel Smith will serve as our grade five geography teacher and grade six social studies teacher. In addition, Mr. Smith will serve as a sixth-grade homeroom teacher. Mr. Smith earned his B.S. in History and Secondary Education from Nyack College. He holds a Massachusetts Educator's license in History, grades 5 -12. Mr. Smith is a member of Cape Cod Covenant Church.
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Dr. Marie Spadaro, P '22, '26
English
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Mr. Mark Tanguay, P '18
Guidance Director
Grades 9-12
Mr. Tanguay earned his bachelor’s degree from Colby College and his M.Ed in Counseling from Bridgewater State University. Before coming to JPII, he spent 35 years at Plymouth Carver and Plymouth North, the last 18 of which he served as the Guidance Department Chairperson. He, his wife, and his daughter are members of St Margaret Parish.
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Ms. Laurie Uguccioni
Band
Grades 5-12
Ms. Uguccioni teaches piano for Grades 5-8 and serves as our school choral accompanist. Ms. Uguccioni earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Miami and her Masters of Fine Arts at New York University.
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Mr. Daniel Wahle
Religion
Grades 5-8
Mr. Wahle teaches religion for the seventh and eighth grades. He holds a B.A. from Assumption College and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Catechetics and Evangelization from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Mr. Wahle is a parishioner of Corpus Christi Parish in East Sandwich where he serves as a faith formation teacher and lector.
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Mrs. Meaghan Wile, P '30
Science
Grades 5-8
Mrs. Wile holds a BS from Stonehill College and received her MEd through the PACT Program at Providence College. She has taught middle school and high school science courses for 14 years. She also serves as the moderator for the Science Club and Garden Club.
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Mr. Michael Young, '14
Athletic Director
Grades 5-12
Mr. Young holds BA from Stonehill College, and is a 2014 alum of JPII. Young serves as the Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director.
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