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St. Rita School
...the place to be where the love of Christ is lived and shared.
Classroom decorated with dog-themed desks with protection barriers

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

St. Rita School has an opening for a part-time middle school science teacher for sixth-grade earth science and seventh-grade life science. We prefer previous experience and certification. Please contact the school principal, Mrs. Tiezzi by email or call at (203) 248-3114.

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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

Sr. Anne D'Alessio
Vice Principal - BA in Mathematics from St. Louis University, MS in Mathematics from St. Louis University

Paula Nugent
Business Manager

Teachers & Staff

School Social Worker

Andrea Affinito
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Jenay Alvarez
Grade 1

Matthew Banas
Middle School Social Studies, Geography and History

Angie Barnett
Administrative Assistant

Betsy Bathrick
Before & After Care Coordinator

Cindy Brennan
Middle School Math

Joanne Bruno
Director of Admissions and Marketing

Erin Carmody
Hot Lunch Program Coordinator

Susan DeLucia
Pre-K 4 Aide

Kimberly Delvecchio
Grade 3

Joanna DeMilo-Robinson
Grade 8 Science, Dean of Student Life

Stephanie Dimesky
Pre-Kindergarten 3

Linda Doucette
Middle School Literature & Language Arts

Dolores Fortuna
Grade 5

Denise Gertz
Grade 2

Lori Gill
Grade 4

Elaine Grossomanides
Grade 5–7 Science

Mike Halloran
Administrative Assistant

Suzanne Hamling
Middle School Religion

Richard Lewis
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Kimberly Lewis
Pre-Kindergarten 4

Polina Mann

Megan Marottolo
Pre-K 3 Aide

Bess McGrath
Director of Early Childhood & Pre-Kindergarten 4 Teacher

Theresa McKeon

Allessandra Paglia
Spanish Teacher

Lisa Palma
School Nurse

Tiffany Palowski
Gym, Athletic Director

Marie Rourke
Middle School Religion, Literature & Language Arts

Erika Salsbury
Grade 3

Steve Schmidt
Before/After Care Instructor

Sheila Schreck

Kendall Shanklin

Grade 4

Antonietta Testa
Pre-Kindergarten 4 Aide

Nicole Truhart
Grade 1