St. Rita School
...the place to be where the love of Christ is lived and shared.
1601 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Business Office: (203) 248.5513
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Administration & Faculty

Our faculty and staff are committed to fulfilling the mission of St. Rita School by providing a warm, caring environment where students can develop their gifts and talents as they grow spiritually, academically, and socially. We teach Catholic values in a Christ-centered environment.

Our teaching staff is comprised of 28 qualified, dedicated individuals who strive to bring the best to their classrooms and collectively offer many years of valuable teaching experience to our students. We encourage all teachers to explore opportunities for professional enrichment experiences. Each teacher shares his or her faith in Jesus Christ in a unique way.

Our excellent group of teachers, administrators, and staff is here to serve. We recognize that parent involvement is critical to our success, and we welcome and encourage your input. We invite you to get to know us and to contact us at any time.

Administration

Father Joseph Disciacca
St. Thomas Seminary, St. Bonaventure University, Masters in Divinity from Christ the King Seminary, Masters in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University

Patti Tiezzi
Principal - BS from Bentley University, MS from CCSU, 6th Year in Education Leadership from CCSU
ptiezzi.stritaschool@gmail.com

Sr. Anne D'Alessio
Vice Principal - BA in Mathematics from St. Louis University, MS in Mathematics from St. Louis University
adalessio.stritaschool@gmail.com

Maria Testa
Vice Principal & Religion - BA in French from Albertus Magnus College, MS In Elementary Education from Southern Connecticut State University
mtesta.stritaschool@gmail.com

Paula Nugent
Business Manager
paulanugent@att.net

Teachers & Staff

Barbara Anton
Grade 4
banton.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Matthew Banas
Middle School Social Studies, Geography and History
mbanas.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Betsy Bathrick
Before & After Care Coordinator
bbathrick.stritaschool@gmail.com

Cindy Brennan
Middle School Math
cbrennan.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Erin Carmody
Hot Lunch Program Coordinator
ecarmody.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Carolyn Carofano
Reading Interventionist
ccarofano.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Carissa Civitello
Director of Marketing and Admissions
ccivitello.stritaschool@gmail.com

Susan DeLucia
Pre-K 4 Aide
sdelucia1.stritaschool@gmail.com

Kimberly Delvecchio
Grade 3
kdelvecchio.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Joanna DeMilo-Robinson
Middle School Science & Math
jrobinson.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Stephanie Dimesky
Pre-Kindergarten 3
sdimesky.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Linda Doucette
Middle School Literature & Language Arts
ldoucette.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Dolores Fortuna
Kindergarten
dfortuna.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Kathleen Halloran
Grade 2
khalloran.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Melissa Jones
Grade 4
mjones.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Patricia Landino
Grade 2
plandino.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Carissa Laudano
School Support Specialist
claudano.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Richard Lewis
Resource Teacher
rlewis.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Kimberly Lewis
Pre-Kindergarten 4
klewis.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Megan Marottolo
Pre-K 3 Aide

Bess McGrath
Director of Early Childhood & Pre-Kindergarten 4 Teacher
bmcgrath.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Theresa McKeon
Kindergarten
tmckeon.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Lisa Palma
School Nurse
mpalma1@cox.net

Carol Raccio
Administrative Assistant
craccio.stritaschool@gmail.com

Marie Rourke
Middle School Religion, Literature & Language Arts
mrourke.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Erika Salsbury
Grade 3
esalsbury.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Sheila Schreck
Librarian
sschreck.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Kayla Sharkey
Physical Education; Health & Technology Support
ksharkey.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Donna Soliwoda
Grade 5 & Religion Grade 6
dsoliwoda.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Antonietta Testa
Pre-Kindergarten 4 Aide
atest.stritaschool@gmail.com

Nicole Truhart
Grade 1
ntruhart.stritaschool@gmail.com
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Susan Villani
Spanish & Middle School Math
svillani.stritaschool@gmail.com
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