Staff and Administration

NDV has a highly talented, creative and dedicated faculty. The staff includes head teachers, classroom aides, a full-time vice principal/religion coordinator, a music teacher, an art teacher, technology teacher, technology integration specialist, P.E. instructor/athletic director, school counselor, a kindergarten to second grade librarian, grades 3-8 librarian and playground supervisors. Below is a list of the faculty and staff and their e-mails:

Rev. Juan J. Gonzalez, S.M., Pastor

Mrs. Mary Ghisolfo, Principal

Ms. Michelle Astabie, School Secretary

Mrs. Desiree Almendares, Admission Director

Mrs. Valerie Meehan, Alumni Coordinator

Ms. Stephanie Bergland, Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Alexandra Rynes, 1st Grade Teacher

Mr. Charles Cecilia, 2nd Grade Teacher

Ms. Zoe Zabarte, 3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Kaytlyn Frumerman, 4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Jackie Emmerich, 5th Grade Teacher

Ms. Alicia Scofield, 6th Grade Homeroom/6th-8th Math

Mrs. Aileen Albertson, 7th Grade Homeroom/8th Religion; 6th-8th History

Mrs. Judith Shilstone, 8th Grade Homeroom/6th-8th Language Arts

Ms. Jessica Yates, 6th-8th Science Teacher

Ms. Angela Hayes, Music Teacher

Mr. Dimitrios Tsokas, PE Teacher/Athletic Director

Ms. Jenifer Lake, Art Teacher

Mrs. Connie Buford, Librarian/ 7th Grade Religion

Ms. Jennifer Carr, Primary Librarian K-2

Mrs. Jeanine Wiater, School Counselor

Ms. Sharon Hupf, Resource Teacher

Mme Valerie Genc, French K-3 Teacher

M. Cyril Palomo, French 4-8 Teacher

Mrs. Michelle Bisson, K-5 Computer Teacher

Mr. Ryan Keeshan, 6th–8th Computer Teacher/Technology Integration Specialist


Ms. Morgan Novy, Kindergarten Aide
Ms. Morgan Novy, Kindergarten Aide
Ms. Mariah Kelly, 1st Grade Aide
Ms. Jennifer Jung, 2nd Grade Aide
Ms. Emily Froug, 3rd Grade Aide
Mr. Timothy Dixon, 4th & 5th Grade Aide

Mrs. Maria Hoyt, Coordinator

Mrs. Julia Villasenor, Teacher

Ms. Jennifer Carr, Aide
Ms. Jennifer Murray, Aide
Ms. Jessie Rosales, Aide
Ms. Karen Santana, Aide

Rev. Juan J. Gonzalez , S.M., Pastor

Rev. Roland Lajoie , S.M., Parochial Vicar

Mrs. Mertenesh Asrat, Parish Secretary

Mrs. Marilyn Fischer, Controller

Mrs. Lynn Oakley, Violin Teacher

Mr. Omid Assadi, Violin Teacher

Ms. Carol Rice, Cello Teacher

Ms. Angela Hayes, Piano Teacher

Ms. Luba Kravchenko, Piano Teacher

Francisco Saldana
Antonio Velazquez


Continued Education for Teachers

Ten full-time teachers hold teaching credentials and Masters degrees. The average teaching experience for full-time and part-time teaching staff is 13.5 years with an average of eight years at NDV. Teachers attend in-services and workshops on a regular basis to keep current on educational research and methods.

Teacher Appreciation

Every year, the NDV Parents’ Association recognizes the hard work our teachers give by preparing a delightful feast and gift bags. Separately, parents and students have also gifted generously.