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St. Rita School
...the place to be where the love of Christ is lived and shared.
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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.

Open Positions

  • None at this time.

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

Matthew Banas

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

Angie Barnett

Angie Barnett
Administrative Assistant office.stritaschool@gmail.com

Betsy Bathrick

Betsy Bathrick
Before & After Care Coordinator bbathrick.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 4 kdelvecchio.stritaschool@gmail.com

Stephanie Dimesky

Stephanie Dimesky
Pre-Kindergarten 4 sdimesky.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
Grade 5–7 Science 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

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis
Middle School Language Arts rlewis.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 & Pre-Kindergarten 4 Teacher bmcgrath.stritaschool@gmail.com

Theresa McKeon

Theresa McKeon
Kindergarten tmckeon.stritaschool@gmail.com

Shirley Modena

Shirley Modena
Grade 1 Specialist smodena.stritaschool@gmail.com

Allessandra Paglia

Allessandra Paglia
Spanish Teacher apaglia.stritaschool@gmail.com

Tiffany Palowski

Tiffany Palowski
Gym, Athletic Director tpalowski.stritaschool@gmail.com

Kaitlin Perrotti

Kaitlin Perrotti
Grade 3 kperrotti.stritaschool@gmail.com

Marie Rourke

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

Erika Salsbury

Erika Salsbury
Grade 3 esalsbury.stritaschool@gmail.com

Steve Schmidt

Steve Schmidt
Before/After Care Instructor

Sheila Schreck

Sheila Schreck
Librarian sschreck.stritaschool@gmail.com

Kendall Shanklin

Kendall Shanklin
Art kshanklin.stritaschool@gmail.com

Antonietta Testa

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

Nicole Truhart

Nicole Truhart
Grade 1 ntruhart.stritaschool@gmail.com