Administration

Sister Maria Rosa, pm
Position: Principal
Years at PMA: 14
Catholic Education to me is the privileged opportunity to partner with parents in shaping the hearts and minds of children to reflect the mind and heart of Jesus Christ.
Fun Fact: I was in the second grade when I was sent to the Principal’s office for chewing gum during gym class. I received office detention.

 

 

 

Lisa Toohey
Position: Assistant Principal
Years at PMA: 6
Catholic Education to me is a privilege that helps develop a strong mind, body and soul.
Fun Fact: My family LOVES baseball! Once, at a baseball game, I won a chance to run onto the field and collect dollar bills dropped from a helicopter.

 

 

 

June Nolet
Position: Admissions Director
Years at PMA: 33
Catholic Education to me is a joining of hands between the students, their families and the school all striving to build the whole child.
Fun Fact: My favorite place is the ocean and I spend lots of time with my seven grandchildren at the beach in Wells, Maine.

 

 

 

Donna DesRuisseaux
Position: Business Manager
Years at PMA: 14
Catholic Education to me is important for reinforcing our home life.
Fun Fact: I love watching my children play sports!

 

 

 

 

Melissa Angiuoni
Position: Guidance Counselor
Years at PMA: 8
Catholic Education to me is the opportunity to grow in faith and appreciation for God’s love while learning academic subjects.
Fun Fact: I absolutely love yard sales!

 

 

 

Mary McManus
Position: Extended Day Program Director
Years at PMA: 17
Catholic Education to me is the formation of genuine disciples of Jesus.
Fun Fact: I have made and slept in a snow cave overnight in the Highlands of Scotland, worked in Switzerland and taken students on field trips to Normandy, Lyon and Paris in France and the Rhine Valley in Germany.

 

 

 

Ken Belbin
Position: Athletic Director
Years at PMA: 3
Catholic Education to me is THE foundation.
Fun Fact:
 I spent a week at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. I went down with $1,200 in my pockets. I came home with a hat, some ticket stubs and about $3.50 in change. Worth every penny.

 

 

 

 

Kim Flint
Position: Administrative Assistant
Years at PMA: 9
Catholic Education to me is the best investment for the future of our children.
Fun Fact: In high school, I rear-ended the school librarian…not a good morning. 

 

 

 

 

Sister Claudette Brunelle
Position: Administrative Assistant
Years at PMA: 21
Catholic Education to me is my way of helping fulfill the mission of Christ and the Church in spirit of Blessed Anne Marie Rivier.
Fun Fact: I was a lucky fan at the famous Patriot-Raider Snow Bowl game. Also, I was a student at PMA when it was a boarding school.

 

 

 

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Position: Marketing and Development Director
Years at PMA: 7
Catholic Education to me is the blueprint for developing strong character.
Fun Fact: My family loves to take surprise road trips. Sometimes I think I’m going out for coffee and I end up at a water park!

 

 
 
 

PreK and Kindergarten

 

Debra Heitmiller
Position: PreK- Three year olds
Years at PMA: 11
Catholic Education to me is teaching the basic foundation skills in a kind, loving and compassionate way.
Fun Fact: I like to turn recyclables into art.

 

 

 

Donna Demers
Position: PreK-Four year olds
Years at PMA: 13
Catholic Education to me is a loving and nurturing program based on the teachings of the Catholic Church which allows your child to grow academically, spiritually, and emotionally.
Fun Fact: I have almost 100 frogs in my classroom. I love frogs! In the winter, I wear crazy hats and silly socks!

 

 

 

Anna Terni
Position: PreK-Four year olds
Years at PMA: 7
Catholic Education to me is a way of life. Growing up as a Catholic helped me to be a better part of the communities and places I visited and lived, respecting and helping others.
Fun Fact: Well, if you talked to me once…you know that I am Italian! My accent cannot lie! I love cooking Italian meals and feeding my guests until they cry for help.

 

 

 

Teri Pilon
Position: Kindergarten
Years at PMA: 14
Catholic Education to me is learning and growing with Jesus through every day lessons of kindness and love.
Fun Fact: I love to enjoy nature at its best whether it be hiking in the mountains, reading a good book at the ocean, zip lining through the forest, or spending quality time with my humming birds and finches.

 

 

 

Debra Scanlan
Position: Kindergarten
Years at PMA: 1
Catholic Education to me is helping all children develop academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. I feel blessed that I have the opportunity to teach kindergarten at PMA.
Fun Fact: We couldn’t decide between naming our second daughter Amy Elizabeth or Sarah Elizabeth. We named her Amy and 29 years later she and her husband named their daughter Sarah Elizabeth.

 
 
 
 

Elementary, Grades 1-5

Sarah Sigman
Position: First Grade
Years at PMA: 3
Catholic Education to me is being able to incorporate the importance of a good education, along with the importance of learning about God.
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with Harry Potter and dogs.

 

 

 

polombo-kim-ellenKim Polombo
Position: First Grade
Years at PMA: 26
Catholic Education to me is all-encompassing.
Fun Fact: I was a second degree black belt.

 

 

 

Julie Lamontagne
Position: Second Grade
Years at PMA: 21
Catholic Education to me is the foundation for my life.
Fun Fact: I grew up on a farm in Canada and I love to bake!

 

 

 

 

Julie Savoie
Position: Second Grade
Years at PMA: 13
Catholic Education to me is learning the truths of our faith to become faithful, holy witnesses for Christ in this world.
Fun Fact: I once traveled with my family across the country in a camper.

 

 

 

Lauren Hassey
Position: Third Grade
Years at PMA: 2
Catholic Education to me is:
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Angele Rockwell
Position: Third Grade
Years at PMA: 1
Catholic Education to me is happily living in a school community that treats all those around us in a Christ-like manner. It also means high expectations and great education for the students.
Fun Fact: I do Irish Step Dancing.

 

 

 

Kathleen Smith
Position: Third Grade
Years at PMA: 1
Catholic Education
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Caitlyn Dwyer
Position: Fourth Grade
Years at PMA: 1
Catholic Education to me is providing the structure and challenges students need in order to be successful. I believe my Catholic education helped shape me into who I am today.
Fun Fact: I teach horseback riding lessons and train young horses at Apple Tree Farm in Hollis, NH.

 

 

 

 

Sandra Deren
Position: Fourth Grade
Years at PMA: 10
Catholic Education to me is a spirited community embedded in rich traditions.
Fun Fact: I love to cook and to try new recipes, especially ones that are on the Food Network Channel.

 

 

 

Jennifer King
Position: Fifth Grade
Years at PMA: 4
Catholic Education to me promotes the development of confident, compassionate, faith-filled learners.
Fun Fact: I LOVE horses!  Before becoming a schoolteacher, I taught horseback riding to children, adults, and students with special needs.

 

 

 

Kevin Desaulniers
Position: Fifth Grade
Years at PMA: 21
Catholic Education to me is inspiring the hearts and minds of children to go out into the world and seek out ways to make a difference to others.
Fun Fact: The reason that I’m a Yankees fan living in New Hampshire: Bill Buckner, 1986 World Series, Game 6. I couldn’t take it anymore!

 

 

Junior High, Grades 6-8

 

Jane Carver
Position: Grades 6-8 Social Studies
Years at PMA: 18
Catholic Education to me was a very important gift my parents gave to me. It has blessed and enriched my life in many ways. I hope to pass the love of Christ and education on to my students.
Fun Fact: I am originally from the Middle colonies, moved up to the New England colonies when I got married and love to visit the Southern colonies and the rest of this beautiful country.

 

 

 

Ana Godbout
Position: Grades 6-8 Spanish
Years at PMA: 10
Catholic Education to me is the greatest nourishment for the mind and the soul.
Fun Fact: I enjoy arts and crafts, gardening, and dancing.

 

 

 

 

Sister Cecile Leclerc, pm
Position: Grades 7-8 Science, Grade 8 Religion
Years at PMA: 23
Catholic Education to me is an incredibly, awesome investment in the future of our children.
Fun Fact: When not in the Science lab, you’ll find me in the garden, on my bike or in the pool.

 

 

 

 

Mary McManus
Position: Grade 7 Religion
Years at PMA: 17
Catholic Education to me is formation of genuine disciples of Jesus.
Fun Fact: I have made and slept in a snow cave overnight in the Highlands of Scotland. I also worked in Switzerland and taken students on field trips to Normandy, Lyon and Paris in France and the Rhine Valley in Germany.

 

 

 

Emily Kert
Position: Grade 7-8 English/Literature
Years at PMA: 2
Catholic Education to me is educating the whole person including our intellect, our desires to give back to our communities, and our commitment to living a life of high morality.
Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Australia.

 

 

 

 

Marybeth Noyes
Position: Grade 6 Science, Grade 6-7 Religion
Years at PMA: 1
Catholic Education to me is not only teaching our Faith but being able to live it everyday in our schools.
Fun Fact: I kissed the Blarney stone even though I’m afraid of heights! You have to lean out the window of a castle 90 feet high.

 

 

 

Adam Shaw
Position: Grades 6-8 Math
Years at PMA: 8
Catholic Education to me is a way to not only educate the mind, but to educate the body and soul, using Jesus’ teachings in the gospel as the foundation for this education.
Fun Fact: I am a musician and have music on iTunesYouTubeSpotify and Amazon!

 

 

 

Missy Zavalick
Position: Grade 6 English/Literature, Grade 7 Religion
Years at PMA: 17
Catholic Education to me allows God to permeate our daily lives.
Fun Fact: I love to sing, can’t, but I do anyways!

 

 

 

Specialists

Melissa Angiuoni
Position: Physical Education
Years at PMA: 8
Catholic Education to me is the opportunity to grow in faith and appreciation for God’s love while learning academic subjects.
Fun Fact: I absolutely love yard sales!

 

 

 

Mike Barnart
Position: Physical Education
Years at PMA: 11
Fun Fact: I like to coach and volunteer where ever I’m needed.

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Glasheen
Position: Librarian
Years at PMA: 3
Catholic Education to me pours the foundation upon which a student can build a life of loving service to Jesus, our Brother.
Fun Fact: I once accidentally ingested my dog’s prescription medication.  Ever since, I have had an insatiable craving for Milk Bones!

 

 
 
 
 
Maria Leticia Gonzalez Lozada
Position: Music
Years at PMA: 5
Catholic Education to me is the way kids can learn to trust all persons as brothers and sisters created by God and redeemed by Christ.
Fun Fact: I have traveled around the world singing with choirs!!!

 

 

 

Joan Metropolis
Position: Computer Technology
Years at PMA: 19
Catholic Education to me is a place where God is always in the conversation.
Fun Fact: I was the Captain of the Cheerleaders in high school.

 

 

 

 

Alexa Porembski
Position: Art
Years at PMA: 6
Catholic Education to me is the art of combining respect and discipline to the students.
Fun Fact: I love adventures! I have hiked Mount Washington and scuba dived with a shiver of Hammerhead sharks.

 

 

 

 

J. Helene Wherry
Position: Spanish, Pre-K through Grade 5
Years at PMA: 6
Catholic Education to me is about being free to be who God called us to be. We can live out our faith, share our faith and recognize that it is all because of Him.
Fun Fact: I love to learn! I learned how to build a chicken coop to house my 12 hens, am learning to fly small airplanes and just completed a swimming class.

 
 
 
 

Support Staff

Barbara Holt
Position: Kindergarten Aide
Years at PMA: 7
Catholic Education to me is a gift beyond price.
Fun Fact: I am the mother of two sets of twins!

 

 

 

 

Aileen Urbach
Position: PreK-Four year olds Aide
Years at PMA: 10
Catholic Education to me is about learning strong values.
Fun Fact: I jumped out of an airplane for my 35th birthday.

 

 

 

 

Lauren Marinis
Position: PreK-Four year olds Aide
Years at PMA: 3
Catholic Education to me is
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Jane DeBenedictis
Position: PreK three year olds Aide
Years at PMA: 2
Catholic Education to me is
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Darja Stekl
Position: PreK-Four year olds Aide/After School Program
Years at PMA: 3
Catholic Education to me is helping kids grow up with Jesus in their hearts.
Fun Fact: I like animals, especially dogs. I have two at home.

 

 

 

 

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Position: PreK three year olds Aide
Years at PMA: 13
Catholic Education to me is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children.
Fun Fact: When I was young, I lived in Alaska! There was snow on the ground even in the summer.

 

 

 

 

Melissa Fraser
Position: Tutorial Services
Years at PMA: 5
Catholic Education to me is creating a supportive community for students where they learn Christian values alongside the academic skills needed to become the next successful members of society, using their faith and intelligence to make the world a better place.
Fun Fact: When I was 7 or 8, I was in a TV commercial with local celebrity channel 5 meteorologist, Dick Albert, after reading lots of book to raise money for MS.  

 

 

Sister Claudette Lavoie
Position: Tutorial Services
Years at PMA: 7
Catholic Education to me is spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.
Fun Fact: I like Spiderman as well as hiking and reading.

 

 

 

 

Sister Rita Garneau
Position: Tutorial Services
Years at PMA: 4
Catholic Education to me is the richest education someone can receive. Fun Fact: I like to make puzzles.

 

 

 

 

Sister Sue Picard
Position: Business Office
Years at PMA: 3
Catholic Education to me is such a precious way of introducing or encouraging children in their journey of faith in God. It is a place where faith in God is spoken and permeates the atmosphere to make our staff and students a faith family where all care about each other. As a Sister of the Presentation of Mary, it is a way to “make Jesus Christ known and loved.”
Fun Fact:  I like sports and enjoy producing graphic arts on my computer.

 

 

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Position: Piano
Years at PMA: 3
Catholic Education to me is finding and nurturing the gifts each child has received from God.
Fun Fact: I thought I would NEVER learn my multiplication tables in 4th grade!

 

Robert Buckley
Position: Custodian/Media Technician
Years at PMA: 8
Catholic Education to me is the beginning of a student’s education in the morals and values of good men and women.
Fun Fact: I like to read because it opens a world that only the mind’s eye can create.

 

 

 

Jim Koutroubas
Position: Maintenance
Years at PMA: 3
Catholic Education to me is
Fun Fact: My granddaughter is a student at PMA.

 

 

 

 

 

Rose McPhee
Position: Before School & Cafeteria
Years at PMA: 7
Catholic Education to me is a great foundation of moral and academic strength that will support a lifetime of future challenges from both within and outside of ourselves as individuals.
Fun Fact: I enjoy days at the beach playing paddle ball and bean bag toss with my family.

 

 

 

Christina Thompson
Position: Parent Group Chair
Years at PMA: 16
Catholic Education to me is giving children a good solid foundation not only in education, but in life with Christian morals and respect for everyone.
Fun Fact: My children have graduated from PMA and I still enjoy volunteering for all the children! I also love panda bears!