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

Monsignor 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

Jenay Alvarez
Grade 1
jalvarez.stritaschool@gmail.com

Barbara Anton
Grade 4
banton.stritaschool@gmail.com
Homework

Spenser Artaiz
Grade 4
sartaiz.stritaschool@gmail.com
Homework

Matthew Banas
Middle School Social Studies, Geography and History
mbanas.stritaschool@gmail.com

Angie Barnett
Administrative Assistant
office.stritaschool@gmail.com

Betsy Bathrick
Before & After Care Coordinator
bbathrick.stritaschool@gmail.com

Danielle Beerli, MSW
School Support Specialist
dbeerli.stritaschool@gmail.com

Cindy Brennan
Middle School Math
cbrennan.stritaschool@gmail.com

Joanne Bruno
Advancement Director
jbruno.stritaschool@gmail.com

Erin Carmody
Hot Lunch Program Coordinator
ecarmody.stritaschool@gmail.com
Website

Carolyn Carofano
Reading Interventionist
ccarofano.stritaschool@gmail.com

Carissa Civitello
Director of Marketing and Admissions
ccivitello.stritaschool@gmail.com

Tina Corraro
Spanish Teacher
tcorraro.stritaschool@gmail.com

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

Kimberly Delvecchio
Grade 3
kdelvecchio.stritaschool@gmail.com

Joanna DeMilo-Robinson
Middle School Science & Math
jrobinson.stritaschool@gmail.com

Stephanie Dimesky
Pre-Kindergarten 3
sdimesky.stritaschool@gmail.com

Linda Doucette
Middle School Literature & Language Arts
ldoucette.stritaschool@gmail.com

Dolores Fortuna
Kindergarten
dfortuna.stritaschool@gmail.com

Denise Gertz
Grade 2
dgertz.stritaschool@gmail.com

Mike Halloran
Administrative Assistant
office.stritaschool@gmail.com

Patricia Landino
Grade 2
plandino.stritaschool@gmail.com

Richard Lewis
Resource Teacher
rlewis.stritaschool@gmail.com

Kimberly Lewis
Pre-Kindergarten 4
klewis.stritaschool@gmail.com

Polina Mann
Music
pmann.stritaschool@gmail.com

Megan Marottolo
Pre-K 3 Aide

Bess McGrath
Director of Early Childhood & Pre-Kindergarten 4 Teacher
bmcgrath.stritaschool@gmail.com

Theresa McKeon
Kindergarten
tmckeon.stritaschool@gmail.com

Lisa Palma
School Nurse
mpalma1@cox.net

Marie Rourke
Middle School Religion, Literature & Language Arts
mrourke.stritaschool@gmail.com

Erika Salsbury
Grade 3
esalsbury.stritaschool@gmail.com

Sheila Schreck
Librarian
sschreck.stritaschool@gmail.com

Kendall Shanklin
Art
kshanklin.stritaschool@gmail.com

Kayla Sharkey
Physical Education; Health & Technology Support
ksharkey.stritaschool@gmail.com

Donna Soliwoda
Grade 5 & Religion Grade 6
dsoliwoda.stritaschool@gmail.com
Homework

Antonietta Testa
Pre-Kindergarten 4 Aide
atest.stritaschool@gmail.com

Nicole Truhart
Grade 1
ntruhart.stritaschool@gmail.com

Susan Villani
Spanish & Middle School Math
svillani.stritaschool@gmail.com