​Meet Our Faculty

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]

Julie Marotta

Regis College BA-Mathematics, Bridgewater State M.Ed. Elementary Education, Lynch Leadership Academy Graduate, Emmaus Series for Catholic School Leaders Cohort 2017 Former SMH parent, PTO Member, Academic Advisor, and 5/6th Grade Math Teacher
Hometown: Weymouth, 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]

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

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

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

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

Director of the ECC/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. Breslin

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 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

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

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]

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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

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]


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Mrs Vasta

ECC Religion Teacher
Bridgewater State College, BS Elementary Education
Masters 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]

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]

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Spanish, EL - PS & PS Aide
Came to St. Mary's in 2021
Hometown: Winthrop, MA
Favorite Book: El Secreto de Los Andes (Secret of the Andes George Hunt Williamson (Brother Philip)
“Cuando el alumno está listo llega el maestro. El Maestro le mostró y enseñó un mundo de grandes y maravillosas posibilidades entonces el alumno abre sus ojos a la verdad y el conocimiento del gran Universo”.  (When the student is ready the teacher appears. The teacher showed and taught a world full of great and wonderful possibilities so the student opens his eyes to the truth and the knowledge of the great universe.)
E-mail: [email protected]

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

1st Grade Aide
Came to St. Mary's in 2020
Hometown: Brockton, MA 
Favorite Book: The People We Keep by Allison Larkin
"This too shall pass."
E-mail: [email protected]


Junior High
Mrs. Ieronimo
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Sixth Grade, 6A
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]


Mrs Clark

Sixth through Eighth Grade Science, 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 McNally2

Sixth through Eighth Grade Spanish, 7A
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 Turco

Seventh & 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

Seventh & 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." ~
E-mail: [email protected]

Mrs Banach

Seventh & Eighth Grade Social Studies, 8B
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 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

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]

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. guingue
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Spanish, PreK - 5th Grade
Came to St. Mary's in 2021
Hometown: Framingham, MA
Favorite Book: Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
"Everything happens for a reason." 
E-mail: [email protected]


Academic Support Staff
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

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

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. Coflin
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Adjustment Counselor
Came to St. Mary's in 2021
Hometown:  Hingham
Favorite Book:  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
"Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness." ~Anne Frank
E-mail: [email protected]

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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]


Mr Martinez

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