St. Michael's Academy

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Faculty/Staff


Administrative Staff

Ms. Dougal

Ms. Dougal
Principal

Mr. Piotrowski

Mr. Piotrowski
Assistant Principal

Mrs. O'Brien

Mrs. O'Brien
Business Administrator

Mrs. Coley

Mrs. Coley
Mrs. Coley is the Director of Admissions at St. Michael's Academy. Prior to joining the staff in January of 2015, she was the Manager of Public Relations, Community Education and Marketing at Holyoke Medical Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She brings over 30 years of public relations and marketing experience to the school.

Mrs. Lund

Mrs. Lund
Mrs. Lund is the Director of Advancement. She has taught junior high and high school English for approximately 25 years in three different states, California, Texas, and Massachusetts. Prior to joining The St. Michael’s Academy team, she taught at Holy Cross School for several years. She is honored to be a recipient of the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award. Three years ago, Mrs. Lund accepted the position of Director of Advancement at St. Michael’s Academy and under the guidance of Partners in Mission has truly found her happy place.

Mrs. Lund received her Bachelor of Science in English from Cal State University, Fullerton.

Mrs. DeMars

Mrs. DeMars
Tuition Manager

Mrs. Brisset

Mrs. Brisset
Mrs. Brisset is one of two Administrative Assistants at St. Michael's Academy and is located in the Main Office. In addition, Mrs. Brisset is responsible for managing all of the information technologies at the school.

Mrs. Rakouskas

Mrs. Rakouskas
Mrs. Rakouskas is one of two Administrative Assistants at St. Michael's Academy and she can be found in the Main Office.

Faculty

Mrs. Bedore

Mrs. Bedore
Mrs. Bedore received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Our Lady of the Elms College with a major in Elementary Education 1-6 and a minor in History.

She grew up in Springfield and attended Catholic schools from 1st grade through college. She has been teaching in the diocese for over twenty years and currently teaches 6th grade Religion, 6th grade Ancient World and 7th grade American History - Pre-Revolutionary War thru Civil War.

Mrs. Brodeur

Mrs. Brodeur
Mrs. Brodeur received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at Westfield State College, her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at S.T.C.C. and earned her Lead Teacher Certification (O.C.C.S.).

She currently teaches Pre-K 3 year olds

Mr. Buldrini

Mr. Buldrini
Mr. Buldrini earned his Bachelor of Science from Westfield State University where he majored in Education with a minor in Psychology.

He current teaches Grade 8 World History, Religion and American History and previously taught Grades 7 and 8 Mathematics, American History, and Religion at Holy Cross School.

Ms. Collins

Ms. Collins
Ms. Collins is a Cathedral High School Graduate and believes that Catholic education is very important and powerful. She graduated from Elmira College in Elmira, NY with a Bachelors of Science in Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Arts in History. She has been teaching various grades for eleven years. This is her first year at St. Michael's Academy and she is excited to be here.

Ms. Collins currently teaches 1st Grade.

Sr. Constance

Sr. Constance
Sister Constance is a Franciscan Sister of Saint Joseph. She enjoys working with and helping students. She has had many years of classroom experience teaching 5th grade Religion, Math, Science and Social Studies. She is a certified teacher in Massachusetts and currently tutors in Grades 1-5 as needed and indicated by the homeroom teachers.

Sister also lived in Brazil for 18 years and speaks Portuguese.

Mr. Dubuc

Mr. Dubuc
Mr. Dubuc graduated from Westfield State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Physical Education. This is his third year teaching physical education at St. Michael's Academy. He is certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED.

Mrs. Duplessis

Mrs. Duplessis
Mrs. Duplessis teaches music at St. Michael's Academy to Grades PreK - 8th grade. She holds a Master of Arts (Music Theory) from Penn State and a Bachelor of Music (Voice, Music Theory) from the University of Connecticut.

Originally from Ledyard, CT, she has lived in Massachusetts since 2007. In addition to her work at St. Michael's, she teaches voice and piano lessons at the Community Music School of Springfield and sing with a professional choir, Novi Cantori.

Miss Enderlin

Miss Enderlin
Miss Enderlin earned her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Westfield State University and is Lead Teacher Certified
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She currently teaches PreK 4-year-olds

Mrs. Dean

Mrs. Dean
Mrs. Dean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama and a Master of Education degree from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. She is also a Massachusetts Certified Teacher.

She attended Catholic schools through high school and has over 19 years teaching experience in Catholic schools for grades 1 – 5. Mrs. Dean has been teaching in the Diocese of Springfield for more than 18 years and currently teaches 2nd Grade..

Mrs. Freeman

Mrs. Freeman
Mrs. Freeman is St. Michael's Academy's school counselor. She received her Masters in School Counseling from Assumption College and her Bachelors Degree in Art Therapy from Springfield College.

She currently lives in Springfield and this is her third year at St. Michael's Academy. She is a member of St. Cecilia Parish in Wilbraham. She loves working with all the students!

Mrs. Herron

Mrs. Herron
Mrs. Herron currently teaches 4th Grade Language Arts - reading, grammar and spelling,
Math and Religion. She has been teaching for the last 26 years in grades K-5 and the last 6 years have been in the Diocese of Springfield.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from Lesley University

Ms. Kaimi

Ms. Kaimi
"Miss K" was originally born in Hawaii and has had the opportunity to live and learn in a variety of states. Before becoming a teacher here with St. Michael's Academy, she taught in South Dakota, Minnesota, and California. She joined the teaching community at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the fall of 2006 and was pleased to transfer over the St. Michael's Academy upon its inception in 2009.

She has earned her Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Bachelors of Arts in Special Education K-12 - Reading Disabilities, Mild Mental Retardation, Behavior Issues and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Her specialty in Middle Level are Math, Science, and Computer Technologies.

Mrs. Lamour

Mrs. Lamour
Mrs. Lamour holds a Masters in Art Education from Boston University, a Bachelors in Art Education/Painting with a Minor in Art History from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and an Associates Depgree in Visual Arts and Science from Holyoke Community College. She has a Professional Licensure in Visual Arts for Prek-8, and 5-12. She currently teaches Art to Grades PreK to 8th Grade.

This is Mrs. Lamour's first year teaching at St. Michael's. Previously, she taught in Holyoke Public Schools for seven years. She specializes in drawing portraits, paint landscapes and still life.

Ms. Laporte

Ms. Laporte
Ms. Laporte earned her Masters Degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge. She has also obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts/Children's Learning from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems/Data Processing from Springfield Technical Community College. She is certified in the Capstone 1 Program through the (ISTE) International Society for Technology in Education. She currently teaches computer classes to Preschool through 8th Grade.

She is an advocate of Catholic education and has been teaching in the Diocesan schools for the past 18 years.

Mrs. Lofland

Mrs. Lofland
Mrs. Lofland currently teaches 3rd Grade

Mrs. Logan

Mrs. Logan
Mrs. Logan is a 1st grade teacher at St. Michael's Academy. She received her Bachelors of Science in Education from Westfield State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, also from Westfield State University.

She attended catholic school and is a Cathedral graduate. She has been teaching for the Springfield Diocese for 18 years. Her son attends St Michael's Academy.

Mr. Malmborg

Mr. Malmborg
Mr. Malmborg received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Westfield State College and a Masters of Education in Adult Education and Training from The University of Phoenix. He also attended the Connecticut Culinary Institute and received a Pastry Chef Certification.

He has been teaching for the last 3 years in grades 4-12, most recently at the White Oak School in Westfield. He has lived in Alaska, Washington State, and Massachusetts and has had the opportunity to work for Walt Disney World twice. The first time as a tour guide for the Animation Studios and the other as a pastry chef for one of its hotels.

He currently teaches 5th grade Religion, Language Arts and Social Studies.

Mrs. Mathews

Mrs. Mathews
Dept. Chair, Language/Arts

Mr. Martin

Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin provides Title I services to the students of St. Michael's Academy. These include small group tutoring for reading and math. His services are provided through Catapult Learning.

Mrs. McNally

Mrs. McNally
Mrs. McNally is an assistant teacher in Mrs. Ruell's kindergarten classroom.

Mrs. McQuade

Mrs. McQuade
Mrs. McQuade earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from American International College and a Masters in Education from Elms College. She currently teaches
5th Grade Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Mrs. McQuade has been teaching in the Diocese of Springfield for the past 22 years.

Mrs. Morrill

Mrs. Morrill
Mrs. Morrill currently teaches 3rd Grade.

Mrs. Moskal

Mrs. Moskal
Mrs. Moskal received her Bachelor of Arts from Our Lady of the Elms and is Massachusetts Certified in Elementary Education. She taught first grade in the Springfield Public Schools for 12 years, taught kindergarten for 9 years at Holy Cross School and received a Grinspoon Teacher of Excellence award. She has been at St. Michael’s Academy in the kindergarten program since its inception.

Mrs. Moskal currently teaches Kindergarten.


Mrs. Nicoliello

Mrs. Nicoliello
Mrs. Nicoliello received her Bachelor of Arts from Westfield State University and her Master of Arts for English Teachers from Western New England University. She currently teaches 6th grade ELA (grammar, writing, vocabulary), 6th grade Literature and 7th grade Literature

She worked in Ware Public schools for a few years, but most recently spent the past seven years teaching ELA at St. Mary's School in Ware, MA. She loves everything about books and writing and is a big fan of all things Harry Potter. One of her proudest accomplishments was winning the Pioneer Valley Teacher of Excellence Award in 2013, representing the Diocese of Springfield.

Mrs. Ruell

Mrs. Ruell
Mrs. Ruell earned her Bachelors of Education at Westfield State University and a
Masters of Education, also from Westfield State University. She is a Massachusetts certified teacher with over 30 years of experience.

Mrs. Ruell currently teaches Kindergarten.

Ms. Santos

Ms. Santos
Ms. Santos is an Assistant Teacher in Mrs. Moskal's Kindergarten classroom.

Ms. Standish

Ms. Standish
Ms. Standish is a physical education teacher.

Mr. Starzyk

Mr. Starzyk
Mr. Starzyk is a grade 6 and 7 religion and science teacher.

Mrs. Senecal

Mrs. Senecal
Mrs. Senecal currently teaches 5th Grade Religion and Language Arts and has been teaching in the Diocese of Springfield for 17 years in grades 2-6. She enjoys watching the students grow from September through June of each school year. In addition to teaching at SMA, she also teaches second grade CCD teacher at her parish, Mary, Mother of Hope in Springfield and serve as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.

She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from American International College.

Ms. Synan

Ms. Synan
Ms. Synan received her Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with Minor in Psychology from Worcester State University, her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Holyoke Community College and a Lead Preschool Teacher Certification from the Department of Early Education and Care.

She currently teaches Pre-K, 4 year olds.

Mrs. Warbington

Mrs. Warbington
Mrs. Warbington has two sons who are alumni of St. Michael's Academy. She has been teaching for over 23 years and feels it is both a pleasure and honor to teach in the Diocese of Springfield. She is a member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish and serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.

She earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Holyoke Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Westfield State College and is a Massachusetts Certified Teacher. She currently teachers 2nd Grade.

Mrs. Wolf

Mrs. Wolf
Mrs. Wolf is a retired nurse and now is an Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K 3 classroom.

Mrs. Wozniakowski

Mrs. Wozniakowski
"Mrs. W." earned her Masters in Education from Westfield State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts

She is certified in Massachusetts for grades 5-12 and currently teaches 6th and 7th Grade Math and 7th grade Language Arts. Prior to teaching at St. Michael's Academy, she taught in Chicopee and Ludlow. Her areas of expertise are math, English, and social studies and is currently Chair of the Math Department.

Maintenance of Buildings

Mr. Benware

Mr. Benware
Mr. Benware is the Maintenance Director at St. Michael's Academy. He served in the same capacity at St. Matthew's School in Indian Orchard until its closure, Holy Cross School and St. Michael's Academy upon it's inception in 2009.

Mr. Rodriguez

Mr. Rodriguez
"Mr. Nelson" is part of the Maintenance crew at St. Michael's Academy.

Mr. Triplett

Mr. Triplett
"Mr. James" is part of the maintenance crew at St. Michael's Academy.

Miss Wuller

Miss Wuller
Miss Susan Wuller is a graduate of Our Lady of the Elms College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She has been a teacher in the Diocese of Springfield for many years, teaching at Sacred Heart of Jesus School and Our Lady of Hope School, both in Springfield, and Holy Name of Jesus School in Chicopee. She joined the staff of St. Michael's upon its inception in September 2009. Miss Wuller received the Grinspoon Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008.

She teaches Grade 4 religion, literature, grammar, spelling, and science.