​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. MAROTTA
Julie Marotta

Principal
Regis College BA- Mathematics, Bridgewater State MED Elementary Education
Former SMH parent, PTO Member, Academic Advisor, and 5/6th Grade Math Teacher
Hometown: Milton, MA
Favorite Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
"No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it."  - George Washington Carver
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. POWELL
Janice Powell

Business Manager
Burdette 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

Tuition/Admissions Director
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
MS. HULME
Ms Hulme

Director of the ECC
Early Learning
Massasoit Community College
Came to St. Mary's 2016
Hometown: Weymouth, MA 
Favorite Book: What Makes a Rainbow
Email: [email protected]

MRS. 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-Kingarten, PS3
Came to St. Mary's in 2019
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

mrs. grant
Mrs Grant

Pre-Kindergarten, PK1
Came to St. Mary's in 2019
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

MRS. MCLOUGHLIN
Mrs McLoughlin

Pre-Kindergarten, PK2
Came to St. Mary's in 2017
Hometown: Weymouth, MA
E-Mail: [email protected]

 

 

mrs. vasta
Mrs Vasta

Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Bridgewater State College, BS Elementary Education
Masters in Educational Leadership
Came to St. Mary's in 2002
"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]

MS. BRESLIN
Ms. Breslin

Early Learner Aide
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

MRS. BARRETT
Mra Barrett

Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

MRS. WATSON
Mrs Watson

Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Came to St. Mary's in 2019
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

MRS. MCLAUGHLIN
Mrs McLaughlin

Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

Elementary School
MISS MEEHAN
Meehan

Kindergarten, KA
College: University of Massachusetts Boston 
Came to St. Mary's in 2019
Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Favorite Book: Oh the places You’ll Go!
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
 -Benjamin Franklin
E-mail: [email protected]

 MS. KING
Ms King

Kindergarten, KB
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]

 

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]

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]

MRS. CIARDI
Mrs Ciardi

Kindergarten Aide
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

Junior High
Mrs. Ieronimo
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Sixth Grade, 6A

Came to St. Mary's in 2021
Hometown: 
Favorite Book:  
Email: 

 

MRS. CLARK
Mrs Clark

Sixth Grade, 6B
Bridgewater State College
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown: Holbrook, MA
Favorite Book: Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
"A person's a person, no matter how small." - Dr. Seuss
Email: [email protected]

 

MRS. BANACH
Mrs Banach

Sixth through Eighth Grade Social Studies, 7A
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]

MR. TURCO
Mr Turco

Sixth through Eighth Grade Literature, 7B
Emmanuel College, Boston
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown: Revere, MA
Favorite Book: Divining Venus by Mary Elizabeth Pope
"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night." -William Shakespeare
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. RUGGIERO
Mrs Ruggiero

Sixth through Eighth Grade Mathematics, 8A
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
MR. OSLYN
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. HUGHES
Mrs Hughes

Computer, K - 6th 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: Middleboro, MA
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]

MRS. O'CONNOR
Mrs OConnor

Art, K - 8th Grade
BFA UMass Amherst, MFA Boston University
Started teaching at St. Mary's in 2012 
- Giving students the opportunity to express themselves creatively and to experience many techniques and media.
- Expressive pastel artist exhibiting regularly in national juried exhibits and the south shore area. Member of several art communities and represented by the Copley Society in Boston and the South Street Gallery in Hingham. Fine Art Website: laurindaoconnor.com    
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso
E-mail: [email protected]

MRS. HURLEY
Mrs Hurley

Library, PreK - 3rd Grade
Boston State College
Came to St. Mary's in 1988 as a substitute teacher
1994-2007 as Grade 4 Teacher
2015-Present as Librarian
Hometown: Milton, MA
Favorite Book: All the Light We Cannot See
Favorite Quote:  "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
E-mail: [email protected]

mrs. guingue
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Spanish, PreK - 5th Grade
Came to St. Mary's in 2021
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

MRS. MCNALLY
Mrs McNally2

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

Academic Support Staff
MRS. FAHERTY
Mrs Faherty

Literacy Coach, Wilson Certified Practitioner
UMASS Boston,  Masters 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. BURNS
Mrs Burns

Math Coach, Grades 1 - 8
Boston College, Masters in Special Ed
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]
 

Support Staff
MRS. CAMPBELL
Mrs Campbell

School Nurse, RN
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

Mrs. Coflin
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Counselor
Came to St. Mary's in 2021
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]