Saint Aloysius Teachers

Early Childhood

PreSchool  3

Mrs. Niki Gormont

Mrs. Niki Gormont is eager to start her second year at Saint Aloysius. She has a Bachelor's degree from Neumann University along with a Masters in Education from University of Phoenix.  She has been involved with children of all ages for over a decade. 

Outside of school she loves spending time with her husband and four children. 

Pre-K4

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Mrs. Rebecca Shych

Mrs. Rebecca Shych graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Immaculata University.  She is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Early Childhood Education and is a master catechist.

Kindergarten

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Mrs. Sue Ann Dudek

Mrs. Sue Ann Dudek graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Science. She is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Elementary Education. Mrs. Dudek is going into her 35th year of teaching Kindergarten at Saint Aloysius! She continues to grow as an educator by attending professional development programs and workshops. She is a certified Project Lead the Way teacher. She is very excited to include STREAM in the Kindergarten curriculum.

She also teaches dance classes to the students at Saint Aloysius and is the lead choreographer for school shows and liturgies. Mrs. Dudek is a 2016 Hall of Fame Honoree recognized by the Foundation for Catholic Education and Montgomery County Catholic Schools Advisory Council.  Mrs. Dudek is also a master catechist.

Mrs. Dudek, and her husband Joe, sent all three of their children to Saint Aloysius. This year, their grandson will be attending Saint Als as well!

Elementary School 

First Grade

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Mrs. Susan Kalil

Mrs. Susan Kalil graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Millersville University.  She is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Early Childhood/Elementary Education.  She is also certified in Wilson Reading Systems and is a trained Project Lead the Way STEM teacher.  Mrs. Kalil has received her master catechist certificate and has been teaching at St. Aloysius for over 20 years.

Second Grade

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Miss Danielle Moser

Miss Danielle Moser graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education PreK thru 4th grade. She is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Early Childhood and is in the process of becoming a Master Catechist. Miss Moser is also in the process of obtaining her Masters in Education from Holy Family University. She loves teaching Second Grade at St. Aloysius and is excited for another year to begin. 

Third Grade

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Mrs. Emily Haldeman

Mrs. Emily Haldeman is a graduate of Penn State Berks University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education PreK through 4th grade.  She is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is a Google Certified Educator.  She also has experience coaching athletes at both the middle and high school levels. Mrs. Haldeman has taught Library/Technology, PreSchool 3, and now Third Grade. 

Fun Fact: She attended St. Aloysius from Kindergarten thru 8th grade, and her dream was to teach at this school. She accomplished her dream and has been a faculty member since 2014.

In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband, two children, family/friends, and watching Penn State Football. 

Fourth Grade

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Mrs. Danielle Rahill

Mrs. Danielle Rahill graduated from Holy Family University with a Bachelor of Science. She is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Elementary Education. Mrs. Rahill also holds a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. She has taught in both public and private schools. She loves teaching and always knew she wanted to be a teacher since the fourth grade!

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. She also enjoys reading and vacationing on the beach.

Middle School

Fifth Grade - Homeroom
Science (5th) - Religion (5th & 7th) -  Social Studies (5th)

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Mrs. Janell Hogan

Mrs. Janell Hogan is excited to be part of the Saint Aloysius Middle School team. She received her BA in education at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1985. She has taught for twenty years, some of those years were spent in the elementary grades and the last ten were in junior high. Fifth grade is one of her favorite grades and getting to spend the day with them is a true joy.  She is very excited to meet her new group of fifth graders for the upcoming school year!

Sixth Grade - Homeroom
Science (6th, 7th, & 8th) 

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Mr. Anthony Palmieri

Mr. Anthony Palmieri is a graduate of St. Pius X and went to high school in our building!  He is a graduate of Cabrini University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. He also has his Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Holy Family University.  He is certified to teach grades K-6 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He is also certified in Middle School Language Arts. 

Mr. Palmieri brings to Saint Aloysius several years of teaching experience in both public and private schools.  Using his training with STEM, he was the coordinator of the St. John Neumann Summer Academy, which was held over the Summer of 2018 at Saint Aloysius.  Mr. Palmieri serves his community as a local Realtor and provides in-school tutoring before and after school. 

Mr. Palmieri and his wife have two children. Outside of school, he enjoys sports, food and traveling. 

Seventh Grade - Homeroom
ELA (7th & 8th)  - Social Studies (6th & 7th)

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Miss Kathryn Weller

Miss Kathryn Weller graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Secondary English Language Arts Education. She has worked with young minds throughout her college experience as a writing center tutor, orientation leader, and cast member at Walt Disney World. She teaches 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts and 6th and 7th grade Social Studies; her favorite topic to teach is Sentence Diagramming.

When she is not teaching, she is reupholstering recycled fashion, lifting weights at her crossfit gym, or playing with her dog Daisy in the Schuylkill River.

Eighth Grade - Homeroom
Math (5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th)  -  Social Studies (8th)

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Ms. Ashley Davis

Ms. Ashley Davis joined the Saint Aloysius family at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in elementary and kindergarten education from Penn State. She also holds middle school certifications in English, Social Studies, Science and Math as well as a Master’s degree from Cabrini University in curriculum,  instruction and assessment.  She loves teaching and always knew this was her calling.  

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family including her two children who attend St Aloysius!  

Specialists

Art

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Mrs. Kathleen Lazaunikas graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and Aesthetics from Kutztown University.  She is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Art Education and Aesthetics. Along with her many years of teaching she has been awarded the honor of being one of the Who’s Who Among American’s Teachers, designed the logo for the 2005 National Catholic Education Convention and the prestigious Gold Bell Ringers Award for Design in Philadelphia. 

Mrs. Kathleen Lazaunikas

Honors Math

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Mrs. Leslie Jenschke joined the Saint Aloysius family in 2020.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Mathematics from Lock Haven State College and a Master's degree from Wilkes University in Curriculum and Instruction.  She has over 25 years of teaching experience. 

Mrs. Jenschke and her husband have two grown children and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Leslie Jenschke

Music

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Ms. Violet Mandic

Ms. Violet earned an Associates of the Arts degree in music from Bucks County Community College with honors in Summa Cum Laude and she became a part of the International Dean’s List Honor Society in 2012.

She graduated from Moravian College with a Bachelors of Music degree in Voice Performance with an honors in Summa Cum Laude and she became a part of the Delta Omicron Music Honor’s Fraternity.

She was awarded the Charlotte E. Newcombie Scholarship, the Founders Scholarship, and the Louise Moore Pine Music Scholarship.

Ms. Violet began her teaching career by teaching private lessons and then she later taught general music to Preschool and Kindergarten children at The Stages Academy in Furlong, PA.

Ms. Violet currently teaches private voice and piano lessons at The Conservatory of Music and Dance in Worcester, PA.

Ms. Violet also teaches 4th through 8th Grade music classes at Presentation BVM School. She is a Christian Contemporary Worship Leader at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Ms. Violet has taught students who have been accepted into the Lehigh Valley Performing Arts Charter School and who have competed in the Performing Arts Alliance Voice Competition.

She is currently working towards earning her certification in music education at Eastern University.

Physical  Ed

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Mrs. Carolyn Coelho graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from East Stroudsburg University. Since graduating, Mrs. Coelho has coached, mostly basketball, at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Having four children of her own, she enjoys helping them with their activities: soccer, cheerleading, field hockey, and track and field.  

Mrs. Carolyn Coelho

Resource

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Ms. Kimberly Lightcap

Ms. Kimberly Lightcap is a graduate of West Chester University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Lightcap is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Elementary Education K-6, and Secondary education, Middle Years Science 7-9.  Ms. Lightcap continues her education through Professional Developments.  She has educated students of all ages for over a decade.

Spanish

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Mrs. Faria Rota has been an educator for the past ten years. She has taught from elementary to undergraduate students, as well as corporate training.  Her expertise in curriculum writing and development in English and Spanish has allowed her to work with different organizations within the region such as: YWCA, SEIU Training and Education Fund, PA CareerLink, amongst others. 

In her earlier years in Panama, she completed her education from an all girls catholic school, Mary Immaculate High School, then completed her Bachelor's in International Business.

Her passion for education and development encouraged her to fulfill her Master Degree in Education and Training from University of Phoenix and her Lean Belt Six Sigma from Villanova University.

Mrs. Rota now teaches Spanish at St. Aloysius, St. Mary's and she is a Prevention Facilitator for Montgomery and Chester County.

Mrs. Faria Rota

Technology &  Library

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Mrs. Deanna Cunningham joined the St. Aloysius family in 2019.  She graduated from Millersville University with a degree in Elementary Education (K-8).  She has been teaching in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for over 25 years.  Mrs. Cunningham is both our Technology Teacher and Librarian! She has taught different grade levels, but her love of technology led her to become specialized in technology, which she has taught for the last 11 years. 

In her free time, Mrs. Cunningham loves spending time with her family and creating things.

Mrs. Deanna Cunningham