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St. Rita School
...the place to be where the love of Christ is lived and shared.
Rock painted red with You Rock and a heart painted in black

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.

Open Positions

  • Advancement Director
  • P.E. Teacher

Administration

Father Christopher M.  Tiano

Father Christopher M. Tiano
Graduate of Fairfield College Preparatory School and Georgetown University in Washington, DC, then began his studies for the priesthood at St. John Seminary in Boston. Ordained in 1989, he earned his license in Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1996.

Patti Tiezzi

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

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

Joanna DeMilo-Robinson,

Joanna DeMilo-Robinson,
Dean of Student Life jrobinson.stritaschool@gmail.com

Joanne Bruno

Joanne Bruno
Director of Admissions and Marketing jbruno.stritaschool@gmail.com

Lisa Palma

Lisa Palma
School Nurse lpalma.stritaschool@gmail.com

Paula Nugent

Paula Nugent
Business Manager paulanugent@att.net

Sr. Barbara Matazzaro

Sr. Barbara Matazzaro
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program Facilitator

Teachers & Staff

Andrea Affinito

Andrea Affinito
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Jenay Alvarez

Jenay Alvarez
Kindergarten jalvarez.stritaschool@gmail.com

Cindy Brennan

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

Erin Carmody

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

Susan DeLucia

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

Kimberly Delvecchio

Kimberly Delvecchio
Grade 1 kdelvecchio.stritaschool@gmail.com

Stephanie Dimesky

Stephanie Dimesky
Pre-Kindergarten 4 sdimesky.stritaschool@gmail.com

Erica DiRenzo

Erica DiRenzo
Grade 3 edirenzo.stritaschool@gmail.com

Donald Fay

Donald Fay
Middle School Science dfay.stritaschool@gmail.com

Tyler Ferrara

Tyler Ferrara
Grade 4 tferrara.stritaschool@gmail.com

Dolores Fortuna

Dolores Fortuna
Grade 5 dfortuna.stritaschool@gmail.com

Kristen Geltman

Kristen Geltman
Pre-Kindergarten 3 kgeltman.stritaschool@gmail.com

Denise Gertz

Denise Gertz
Grade 2 dgertz.stritaschool@gmail.com

Lori Gill

Lori Gill
Grade 4 lgill.stritaschool@gmail.com

Elaine Grossomanides

Elaine Grossomanides
Middle School Social Studies, Geography and History egrossomanides.stritaschool@gmail.com

Mike Halloran

Mike Halloran
Administrative Assistant office.stritaschool@gmail.com

Suzanne Hamling

Suzanne Hamling
Middle School Religion shamling.stritaschool@gmail.com

Deborah Keyes

Deborah Keyes
Art dkeyes.stritaschool@gmail.com

Polina Mann

Polina Mann
Music pmann.stritaschool@gmail.com

Megan Marottolo

Megan Marottolo
Pre-K 4 Aide

Bess McGrath

Bess McGrath
Director of Early Childhood bmcgrath.stritaschool@gmail.com

Laura McKay

Laura McKay
Administrative Assistant/After Care Director lmckay.stritaschool@gmail.com

Shirley Modena

Shirley Modena
Grade 2 Specialist smodena.stritaschool@gmail.com

Allessandra Paglia

Allessandra Paglia
Spanish Teacher apaglia.stritaschool@gmail.com

Tiffany Palowski

Tiffany Palowski
Athletics Director/Pre-Kindergarten 4 tpalowski.stritaschool@gmail.com

Kaitlin Perrotti

Kaitlin Perrotti
Grade 3 kperrotti.stritaschool@gmail.com

Eileen Riley

Eileen Riley
Kindergarten eriley.stritaschool@gmail.com

Marie Rourke

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

Steve Schmidt

Steve Schmidt
Before/After Care Instructor

Sheila Schreck

Sheila Schreck
Librarian sschreck.stritaschool@gmail.com

Donna Soliwoda

Donna Soliwoda
Grade 5 dsoliwoda.stritaschool@gmail.com

Antonietta Testa

Antonietta Testa
Pre-K 3 Aide atest.stritaschool@gmail.com