Faculty Friday – Ms. Victoria Frieswick!

In a time when education and technology go hand in hand, incorporating STEM learning into the curriculum is key. Thanks to MAA’s Technology teacher, Ms. Victoria Frieswick, our students are learning everything from digital citizenship to the basics of coding beginning in kindergarten. Ms. Frieswick leverages a number of age-specific tools for teaching code in…

Faculty Friday! Coach Pat Shannon

For MAA gym teacher, Coach Pat Shannon, incorporating the school’s core principles of kindness and compassion into his classes and after-school sports program is the best part of the job. “Nothing gives me more joy than watching a super competitive game and at the end seeing kids walk over and shake hands with each other,”…

Faculty Friday: Ms. Amy Santiano

At Mount Alvernia Academy (MAA), Second Grade marks an exciting chapter in students’ academic journeys. They take on new academic, spiritual, and social responsibilities. Many of our Second Graders make their First Communion and all participate in our Second Grade Liturgy, affirming their commitment to share their God-given gifts with others. Understanding and nurturing guides…

Faculty Friday: Mrs. Lena O’Connell

Mount Alvernia Academy third grade teacher, Mrs. Lena O’Connell’s close relationship with her mother not only inspired her to be the caring, patient person she is today but formed the foundation of her vocation to teaching. “I came to the U.S. when I was 10 months old. We were from Napoli, Italy — right near…

Faculty Friday Mrs. MaryEllen Ryan: A True Lifelong Learner

For Mount Alvernia Academy First, Second & Third Grade Teacher, Mrs. MaryEllen Ryan, learning is truly a lifelong passion. “I love school!” She laughed. “I could be a student forever. There is just something about it — learning new things, setting goals, and then achieving them. I just love being part of a school community.”…

Faculty Friday: Mrs. Anne Marie Kelley

All of us here at MAA are so lucky to have Mrs. Kelley as a partner and cornerstone of our community as we continue to strive to live out our school’s mission, to live not just for ourselves but for others.

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Jennifer Lawhorn!

Mount Alvernia Academy Sixth Grade Reading and Language Arts teacher, Ms. Jennifer Lawhorn, has devoted her career to helping children prepare for a bright future, shepherding them forth on the next leg of their academic and life journeys.

Farewell Mrs. Dieso

Our beloved Mrs. Joanne Dieso will be retiring at the end of this year. We wish her the best of luck!

Faculty Friday: Mrs. Sarah Moore

Music has the power to transport us. Hear a song you listened to in high school and all of the old emotions will come flooding back.