​Meet Our Faculty

Administration
FATHER BENNETT
Fr Bennett

St. Mary of the Hills Church Pastor
Seminary: North American College (Rome, Italy)
Boston University
Hometown: East Greenwich, RI
Favorite Book: ​​Bible
“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”  ~St. Augustine
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. banach
Banach

Principal
California State Fresno, Education
Fresno Pacific University, Education
Came to St. Mary's in 2015
Hometown: Reedly, CA
Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice
"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people."
  ~Eleanor Roosevelt
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. POWELL
Janice Powell

Business Manager
Burdett College, Boston College Catholic School Leadership Program
Hometown: Marshfield, MA
Favorite Book: Walk in a Relaxed Manner by Joyce Rupp
E-mail: [email protected]

 

MRS. PARIS
Mrs Paris

Administrative Assistant
Came to St. Mary's in 2004
Hometown: Charlestown and Hyde Park
Favorite Book: Mrs. Mike by Benedict & Nancy Freedman
"Follow the Golden Rule ~ Treat others they way you wish to be treated!  Life doesn't get any easier than that!"
E-mail: [email protected]

MS. COLLINS 
Ms Collins

Admissions Director/Tuition
Came to St. Mary's in 2016
Hometown: Milton, MA
Favorite Book: Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
"The first to apologize is the bravest; the first to forgive is the strongest; and the first to forget is the happiest."
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. EDDY
Mrs Eddy

Director of Advancement & Enrollment
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown: Kingston, MA
Favorite Book: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." 
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Early Childhood Center
Mrs. holt
Ms King

Director of the ECC/Assistant Principal
University of Maine, Orono; B.S in Elementary Education K-8
Came to St. Mary's in 2006
Hometown: Hingham, MA
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree
"Be someone you would be proud to know!"
E-mail: [email protected]

MS. HULME
Ms Hulme

Early Learner Teacher, EL1
Massasoit Community College
Came to St. Mary's 2016
Hometown: Weymouth, MA 
Favorite Book: What Makes a Rainbow
Email: [email protected]

 

MS. BELANGER
Mrs Belanger

Pre-School, PS1
Mt. Ida and Quincy College 
Came to St. Mary's in 2019
Hometown: North Quincy
Favorite Book: It was Make Way for Ducklings as a kid and as an adult it’s Pride and Prejudice 
"Everything happens for a reason."
Email: [email protected]

MRS. CARVALHO
Mrs Carvalho

Pre-School, PS2
Associate Degree in Early Childhood
Came to St. Mary's in 2013
Hometown: Milton, MA
Favorite Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
"Who else can chase the wind and expect to catch it? Who else reaches his tiny hands to the stars and brings back handfuls of light? Who else turns dark lonely days into ones filled with laughter and sunshine? Who else looks at us and smiles making us feel the love in its rarest form? Who else, but the child." ~
A. Brent Earls 
E-Mail: [email protected]

MRS. PETERS
Mrs Peters

Pre-School, PS3
Came to St. Mary's in 2019
Hometown: Whitman, MA
Favorite Book: Elmer by David McKee
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." ~Maya Angelou
E-mail: [email protected]

ms. gabriel
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Pre-School, PS4
Came to St. Mary's in 2021
Hometown: Randolph, MA
Favorite Book: The Rainbow Fish
"They may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel."
E-mail: [email protected]

 

mrs. grant
Mrs Grant

Pre-Kindergarten, PK1
Came to St. Mary's in 2019
Hometown: Avon
Favorite Book: Where the Crawdads Sing
"Don’t count the days, make the days count" ~Muhammad Ali
E-mail: [email protected]

 

MRS. MCLOUGHLIN
Mrs McLoughlin

Pre-Kindergarten, PK2
Came to St. Mary's in 2017
Hometown: Weymouth, MA
Favorite Book: I Knew You Could by Craig Dorfman
When it rains, look for rainbows.  When its dark, look for stars.
E-Mail: [email protected]

 

MS. BRESLIN
Ms. Breslin

Pre-Kindergarten, PK3
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown: Quincy, MA
Favorite Book: Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
"Play is the highest form of research." ~Albert Einstein 
E-mail: [email protected]

 

mrs. vasta
Mrs Vasta

ECC Religion Teacher
Bridgewater State College, BS Elementary Education
Master's Degree in Educational Leadership
Came to St. Mary's in 2002
Hometown: Medway, MA
Favorite Book: Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
"Being able to work together to accomplish a common goal for the community and in the process better the lives of everyone, particularly the children, is a sublime proof of your love of God." ~Joshua in the City, Joseph Girzone
E-mail: [email protected]

Miss scarpa
Mr Turco

Early Learner Aide
Bridgewater State, Bachelors in Sociology
Came to St. Mary's in 2022
Hometown: Braintree, MA
Favorite Book: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
“Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.”  ~ Tim Notke, basketball coach
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. WATSON
Mrs Watson

Pre-School Aide
Mother of 2 Alums
Came to St. Mary's in 2019
Hometown: Braintree, MA
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree
”There but for the grace of God go I.”
E-mail: [email protected]

Miss scarpa
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Early Learner Aide
College: Eastern Connecticut State University
Came to St. Mary's in 2022
Hometown: Braintree
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
“You are braver than believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think” ~A. A. Milne
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. BARRETT
Mra Barrett

Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Favorite Book: Any book by James Patterson
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. MCLAUGHLIN
Mrs McLaughlin

Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown: Braintree, MA
Favorite Book: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." ~Mother Teresa 
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Elementary School
Mrs. spinello
Spinello

Kindergarten, KA
M.Ed. in Education from Lesley University
Came to St. Mary's in 2022
Hometown: Westwood
Favorite Book: The Kissing Hand By: Audrey Penn
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill
E-mail: [email protected]g

MRS. CRONIN
Mrs Cronin

First Grade, 1A
Westfield State College, B.S Elementary Education
Lesley University, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy
Came to St. Mary's in 1991-2001 as Grade 1 Teacher
2013-2015 as Librarian, September 2015 came back as grade one teacher
Hometown: Marshfield, MA
Favorite Book: Medjugorie: The Message by Wayne Weible
"Learning never exhausts the mind." ~Leonardo DaVinci
E-mail: [email protected]

Miss puleio
puleio

First Grade, 1B
Fitchburg State University
Came to St. Mary's in 2022
Hometown: Weymouth
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
“Everything happens for a reason.“
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. PUNGITORE
Mrs Pungitore

Second Grade, 2A
UMass Boston B.S. in Management
Bridgewater State M.Ed. In Elementary Education
Came to St. Mary's in 1999
Hometown: Canton, MA
Favorite Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain
"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind." ~
Dr. Wayne Dyer (from the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio)
E-mail: [email protected]

MISS O'LEARY
Mrs O'Leary

Third Grade, 3A
Westfield State University
Came to St. Mary's in 2018
Hometown: Walpole, MA
Favorite Book: House Rules by Jodi Picoult
"In a world where you can choose to be anything, be kind" 
E-mail: [email protected]

MS. NEWELL
Ms Newell

Fourth Grade, 4A
Bridgewater State University
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown: Weymouth, MA 
Favorite Book: After the Fall by Dan Santat 
“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing... that it was all started by a mouse.” 
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. BLAHO
Mrs Blaho

Fifth Grade, 5A
Bridgewater State College: BA in English and Secondary Education
Curry College: M.Ed. in Elementary Education 
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown: Dedham, MA
Favorite Book: The Walk by Richard Paul Evans
"Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” ~Saint Ignatius of Loyola
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Junior High
Mrs. Ieronimo
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Grades 6 - 8 History
Came to St. Mary's in 2021
Hometown: Milton, MA
Favorite Book: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
"“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~Louisa May Alcott
Email: [email protected]

 

MR. Mcfadden
McFadden

Grades 6-8 Science
Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, IN
Came to St. Mary's in 2022
Hometown: Williamsport, PA
Favorite Book: Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen 
“As Christ has His work, we too have ours; as He rejoiced to do His work, we must rejoice in ours also.” Saint John Neumann
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. MCNALLY
Mrs McNally2

Grades 6 - 8 Spanish/Special Education Coordinator
University of New Hampshire
Came to St. Mary's in 2018
Hometown: Boston, MA
Favorite Book: Little House on the Prairie Books
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~Mother Teresa
Email: [email protected]

mr. mcdermott
Bob M

Grades 7 - 8 ELA
Graduated from Lowell University majoring in Business Administration, and Bridgewater State University majoring in Elementary and Middle School Education.
Bridgewater to Oxford University Program studying Victorian Gothic Literature before pursuing Teacher Certification.
Taught ELA at St. Mary of the Hills School, 5th Grade, from 2002 through 2008, and rejoined the staff in August 2022.
Hometown: Grew up in Brockton.
Favorite Book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”  Walter Cronkite
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. RUGGIERO
Mrs Ruggiero

Grades 6 - 8 Math
Bridgewater State College, Elementary Education
Came to St. Mary's in 1996
-Grade 6: Math and Science 1996-2004
-Grade 7 & 8: Mathematics 2004 - 2018
-Grade 6 - 8: Mathematics 2018-present
Hometown: Pembroke, MA
Favorite Book: The DaVinci Code
"An obstacle is often a stepping stone." ~
Prescott
E-mail: [email protected]

Specials
miss feeney
feeney

Art, K - 8th Grade
College: UMass Dartmouth B.F.A. Art Education 
Came to St. Mary's in 2022
Hometown: Boston
Favorite Book: The World Needs More Purple People
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas
E-mail: [email protected]

 MRS. HUGHES
Mrs Hughes

Computer, K - 5th Grade
M.Ed. in Education Cambridge College
B.S. in Early Childhood and Physical Education at Bridgewater State College
Came to St. Mary's in 2004
Hometown: Charlestown and Middleboro
Favorite Book: The Little Engine that Could
"Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey." ~Harold V. Melchert
E-mail: [email protected]

miss banach
Mrs OConnor

Music, K - 8th Grade
Northwestern University
Came to St. Mary's in 2022
Hometown: Boston, MA
Favorite Book: Jane Eyre
“The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud.” -Coco Chanel
E-mail: [email protected]

MR. FRITZ
Mr Oslyn

Physical Education, Pre-K - 8th Grade
Salem State University 
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown: Randolph, MA
Favorite Book: The Untethered Soul 
“Great things come from hard work and perseverance, no excuses.”
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. ILAcQUA
Ilacqua

Religious Education, Pre-K - 6th Grade
College:  
Came to St. Mary's in 2021
Hometown: 
Favorite Book:  
Favorite Quote: 
E-mail: [email protected]

mrs. chave
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Spanish, K - 5th Grade
Returned to St. Mary's in 2022 (started teaching career here back in 2004)
Hometown: Milton
Favorite Book: Buenas Noches Luna (Goodnight Moon)
Papa Francisco, "Dios es la luz que ilumina las tinieblas, aunque no las disuelva, y una chispa de luz divina está dentro de cada uno de nosotros."  (Pope Francis, "God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of  divine light is within each one of us.") 
E-mail: [email protected]

Academic Support Staff
MRS. FAHERTY
Mrs Faherty

Literacy Coach, Wilson Certified Practitioner
UMASS Boston, Master's Degree in Elementary Education
Suffolk University, BSBA 
Came to St. Mary's in 2002
Hometown: Milton, MA
Favorite Book: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." ~Albert Einstein
E-mail: [email protected]

 mrs. lavoie
Mrs OConnor

Literacy Coach, Wilson Certified Practitioner
M.Ed. in Elementary Education, Salem State University
B.A. in English, University of Massachusetts 
Came to St. Mary's in 2022
Hometown: Medford
Favorite Book: Charlotte's Web and Number the Stars
"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it." -Jesse Owens
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. BURNS
Mrs Burns

Math Coach, Grades 1 - 8
College: M.S. Education Simmons University, 
Came to St. Mary's in 2018
Hometown: Bristol, CT
Favorite Book: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
"Do not worry too much about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that mine are still greater." ~Albert Einstein
E-mail: [email protected]

 mrs. esposito
esposito

Math Coach, Grades 1 - 8
M.S. Education Simmons University, B.A. Elementary Education Boston College
Came to St. Mary's in 2022
Hometown: Boston, MA
Favorite Book: No Matter What by Debi Gliori
Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed, that with the sun's love in the spring becomes the rose." ~ Amanda McBroom
E-mail: [email protected]

Support Staff
MRS. CAMPBELL
Mrs Campbell

School Nurse, RN
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown:  Quincy
Favorite Book:  Anything by Jodi Picoult
"This too shall pass."
E-mail: [email protected]

 

mrs. bhalla
bhalla

Adjustment Counselor
Masters In Social Work from Boston University
Came to St. Mary's in 2022
Hometown: Needham
Favorite Book: Little Prince
"The secret to living well and longer is to eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure" - Tibetan Proverb.
E-mail: [email protected]

father andreas
Father Andreas

St. Mary of the Hills Church Parochial Vicar
Priestly Seminary in Germany and Saint John’s Seminary (Boston)
PhL in Philosophy (Regina Apostolorum University, Rome), STL (Boston College), JCL (Church Law) (Gregorian University, Rome)
Father Andreas grew up in Mexico and Germany.
Favorite Book: ​​Bible
 “Do whatever he (Jesus) tells you.” (John 2:5)
E-mail: [email protected]

 

COACH "A" ASADOORIAN
CoachA

Coach "A" Asadoorian, CYO Basketball Coach
B.S. in History, M.Ed. Education Assumption College
Taught Phys Ed from 2008-2020, Basketball Coach from 2013-2020 
Came back to St. Mary's as Basketball Coach for 2022-2023
Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
"You've got to lose to know how to win." ~Steven Tyler, Aerosmith
E-mail: [email protected]

MR. MARTINEZ
Mr Martinez

School Custodian
Came to St. Mary's in 2015
Hometown: Manzanillo, Dominican Republic​​
E-mail: [email protected]