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Building Faith, Values, Service, and Academic Excellence since 1962
14710 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20715 | (301) 262-0203 | (301) 805-8875

Faculty

Administration

Reverend Michael Jones: Pastoral Administrator
Reverend Michael Jones: Pastoral Administrator
Mrs. Janet Schrom, BA, MEd: Principal
Mrs. Janet Schrom, BA, MEd: Principal

Administrative Staff

Mrs. Therese McKee-Hungate, BS: Bursar
Mrs. Therese McKee-Hungate, BS: Bursar

thungate@stpiusbowie.org

I have lived my entire life in the MD/DC area.  I attended Catholic school for 12 years and later earned my degree in accounting and paralegal studies at University of Maryland.  Working at St. Pius X Regional School is a pleasure and very rewarding.

Mrs. Kathy Vassallo: Registrar
Mrs. Kathy Vassallo: Registrar

kvassallo@stpiusbowie.org

This is my 29th year working in Catholic Schools and my 9th year here at SPX. I really enjoy seeing the children’s happy faces. My home life involves my husband, two daughters and their husbands my grandson Stewart and yellow lab, Danny Bouy. My family is also very active in the Maryland State Council Knights of Columbus and has been for 30 years.

Mrs. Joni MacDonald, BA: Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Joni MacDonald, BA: Administrative Assistant

jmacdonald@stpiusbowie.org

Joni Perret MacDonald grew up in Bowie and went to St. Pius X as a child with her 7 siblings.  Together they represent the classes of '73, '74, '75, '78, '80, '82, and '87.  Her favorite memory at St. Pius was going to baseball game with the Safety Patrols and watching the Washington Senators play the Baltimore Orioles.  Her mother, Joan Perret, also taught Art at St. Pius for almost 20 years.

Mrs. Patricia Bechtel: Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Patricia Bechtel: Administrative Assistant

pbechtel@stpiusbowie.org

I have worked at St. Pius at the front desk for four years. My three boys attended St. Pius so I was a parent first for 16 years. I enjoy every day assisting the parents and their children. I love people so this has been the most rewarding job I have ever had.

Mrs. Lauren Venturella, BA, MA, NCC: Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Lauren Venturella, BA, MA, NCC: Guidance Counselor

lventurella@stpiusbowie.org

I have obtained a BA in Sociology from UMBC and I have my masters degree in School Counseling from Loyola University MD. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I provide individual and group counseling to students at our school and I teach lessons on personal, social, academic, and career development.

Mrs. Meghan Benson, RN: Nurse
Mrs. Meghan Benson, RN: Nurse

mbenson@stpiusbowie.org

I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Widener University and commissioned into the US Army as a 2LT. I served four years as nurse on Active Duty and promoted to Captain before transitioning to the Army Reserves. After years serving children in the hospital, I took the exam to certify as a Pediatric Nurse. I worked at Eleanor Roosevelt High school for 3 years and it made my transition to working at St. Pius X seamless.

Mrs. Patti Fay: Director of Extended School Program
Mrs. Patti Fay: Director of Extended School Program

Faculty

Mrs. Kathleen Bryant, BS: Pre-K
Mrs. Kathleen Bryant, BS: Pre-K

kbryant@stpiusbowie.org

This is my 15th year at St. Pius X, with a total of 20 years of teaching experience. I created and implemented the Pre-K program which is currently in its 9th year. For the 2014/2015 school year, I was chosen to represent St. Pius as the Golden Apple nominee for the Archdiocese of Washington and named Teacher of the Year at SPX.

Mrs. Jean Allman, BA: KA
Mrs. Jean Allman, BA: KA

jallman@stpiusbowie.org

I am a proud 30 year veteran teacher to generations of St. Pius students. After experience in grades 8,7,4 and 1, I established the St. Pius Kindergarten program in 2001. I love coming to school every day.

Mrs. Deborah Kucevich, BS: KB
Mrs. Deborah Kucevich, BS: KB

dkucevich@stpiusbowie.org

I was born and raised in Bowie and have been here to most of my life. I began teaching at St. Pius X with the start of the kindergarten program and am now in my 17th year. Working with kindergarten students is very special. I love to be able to teach children how to read and share with them all about our faith in Jesus.

Mrs. Margaret Cavanaugh, BS: 1A
Mrs. Margaret Cavanaugh, BS: 1A

mcavanaugh@stpiusbowie.org

I've been working at St. Pius 36 years, 10 as a sub and 26 as a 1st grade teacher.  I've been a parishioner here at St. Pius since 1970. I have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. I LOVE my job and have always been blessed with great grade partners.

Mrs. Tamra Price, BS: 1B
Mrs. Tamra Price, BS: 1B

tprice@stpiusbowie.org

I am married and have 2 grown children. I love camping. I am passionate about reading in our classroom and hope to instill that same love of reading with my first graders!

Mrs. Paula McCarthy, BA: 2A
Mrs. Paula McCarthy, BA: 2A

pmccarthy@stpiusbowie.org

I am originally from Pennsylvania it have lived in the Bowie area since graduating from college.   I have been teaching 2nd grade for the past 18 years.

Mrs. Leigh Hampton, BS: 2B
Mrs. Leigh Hampton, BS: 2B

lhampton@stpiusbowie.org

I have been teaching for 20 years - 16 at St. Pius and 4 in Baltimore City.  I am a Maryland native but have lived all over the world and US until moving back to Maryland in 1985.  I have 2 awesome kids who are/were St. Pius students.  I attended UMCP and earned a BS in Education.  My heart, however, lies with LSU!  Geaux Tigers!

Mrs. Sheila Graham, BA, MA: 3A
Mrs. Sheila Graham, BA, MA: 3A

sgraham@stpiusbowie.org

I have been teaching in the ADW Catholic Schools my entire adult life. This is my twenty-first year teaching third grade at St. Pius X. I hold an M.A. in counseling psychology, and was chosen as the Bowie Teacher of Excellence from St. Pius in 2015. I live in Bowie with her family and am a parishioner at Ascension Catholic Church.

Ms. Caitlin Cavanagh, BA: 3B
Ms. Caitlin Cavanagh, BA: 3B

ccavanagh@stpiusbowie.org

I joke that even when I'm not at St. Pius, I'm still here since I am one of the leaders of the high school ministry and in the 5 pm church choir. When I'm in the classroom, I'm constantly having fun and laughing at the crazy and awesome things that my students say and do. Outside of school, I enjoy hanging out with my sisters, brother, and cousins.

Mrs. Diane McLane, BA, JD: 4A
Mrs. Diane McLane, BA, JD: 4A

dmclane@stpiusbowie.org

I am in my 12th year of teaching 4th Grade at St. Pius. Last year, I  was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award from the City of Bowie. I am not only a teacher at St. Pius, but also a parent.  My oldest son Tripp is in 2nd Grade and my daughter Fiona is in Kindergarten.

Ms. Theresa Kucevich, BS: 4B
Ms. Theresa Kucevich, BS: 4B

tkucevich@stpiusbowie.org

I attended St. Pius X for elementary school as a child and knew that one day I wanted to come back and teach at this school as an adult.  My goal, as a teacher, is to foster a classroom environment rooted in Gospel values. I look forward to seeing the unique learning experiences each one of my 4th graders achieves every single day!

Mrs. Bernadette McDonnell, BS, MEd: 5A (Social Studies and Religion)
Mrs. Bernadette McDonnell, BS, MEd: 5A (Social Studies and Religion)

bmcdonnell@stpiusbowie.org

I have been a teacher at St. Pius for 32 years. I was selected as the "Catholic School Teacher of the Year" in 2015. My undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education from Salisbury State University and I have a Master's of Education from Bowie State University.

Mrs. Margaret Thomas, BA: 5B (Science and Math)
Mrs. Margaret Thomas, BA: 5B (Science and Math)

mthomas@stpiusbowie.org

I am currently in my 22nd year of teaching. I have previously taught at St. Jerome in Hyattsville and Holy Cross Elementary in Garrett Park. I have taught every subject at some point and enjoy teaching grades 5-8. I have been married for 21 years. and have three wonderful children.

Mrs. Jennifer Hinckley, BS: 6A, 6th Grade to 8th Grade Math
Mrs. Jennifer Hinckley, BS: 6A, 6th Grade to 8th Grade Math
Mr. Mark Hammett, Rel. Ed. Cert., BS, MEd: 6B, 6th Grade to 8th Grade Religion
Mr. Mark Hammett, Rel. Ed. Cert., BS, MEd: 6B, 6th Grade to 8th Grade Religion
Mrs. Sarah Norris, BS, MA: 7A, 6th Grade to 8th Grade Science
Mrs. Sarah Norris, BS, MA: 7A, 6th Grade to 8th Grade Science

snorris@stpiusbowie.org

I have been teaching at SPX for 3 years now and I have been teaching in ADW for four years. I have my Bachelors of Science in Geosciences from Eckerd College and my Masters of Arts in Teaching for Secondary Earth/Space Science. I was awarded STEM Educator of the Year for 2017 and have been running the Science Fair program from two years now. 

Ms. Erin Feronti, BS: 7B, 6th Grade and 7th Grade English Language Arts
Ms. Erin Feronti, BS: 7B, 6th Grade and 7th Grade English Language Arts

eferonti@stpiusbowie.org

I have taught 6th grade through 12th grade. I've been teaching middle school for 13 years. I have a BS in Secondary English Education from Clarion University of PA. I'm currently working on a Masters in Gifted and Talented Education from Notre Dame of Maryland.

 

Mrs. Kathleen McGinnis, BA, MA: 8A, 6th Grade to 8th Grade Social Studies
Mrs. Kathleen McGinnis, BA, MA: 8A, 6th Grade to 8th Grade Social Studies

kmcginnis@stpiusbowie.org

Social Studies is my passion! I have been teaching for 20years as a second career.  My education at the University of Maryland (BA, government, BA, languages) and Bowie State University (MA teaching) as well as my government work have enriched my background to share with my students.  I uniquely treasure the opportunity to teach at St. Pius as I am an alumna, my 5 adult children attended the school and now my grandson is a student here!

Mrs. Erin Couture, BA: 8B, 6th Grade and 8th Grade English Language Arts
Mrs. Erin Couture, BA: 8B, 6th Grade and 8th Grade English Language Arts
Mrs. Judith Prendergast, BA: 6th Grade to 8th Grade Spanish
Mrs. Judith Prendergast, BA: 6th Grade to 8th Grade Spanish

jprendergast@stpiusbowie.org

I was born and raised in Bowie and attended Loyola College in Baltimore. I have been teaching at St. Pius for 18 years. Previous to that I taught at Elizabeth Seton High School.

Mr. Adam Holt, BA, MA: 6th Grade to 8th Grade Math
Mr. Adam Holt, BA, MA: 6th Grade to 8th Grade Math

aholt@stpiusbowie.org

I am in my 6th year teaching at St. Pius and 14th year teaching in the Archdiocese of Washington.  I have my BA from Lafayette College and my MA from Notre Dame Univeristy of Maryland.  My children attend St. Pius and my family loves being apart of the St. Pius community.

Mrs. Debbie Corradini, BS MEd: Educational Specialist
Mrs. Debbie Corradini, BS MEd: Educational Specialist

dcorradini@stpiusbowie.org

I grew up in Hyattsville and attended the University of Maryland for undergrad and graduate school. I have 4 children - two boys and two girls. I have 11 wonderful grandchildren. In my spare time I love to spend it with my family and friends at the beach, on the boat, or at home relaxing.

Mrs. Christine Bliss, B.A., MEd: SSC
Mrs. Christine Bliss, B.A., MEd: SSC

cbliss@stpiusbowie.org

I have been a Catholic educator for more than twenty years, serving in a variety of positions including math teacher, learning specialist, high school counselor, preschool teacher, and coach. I grew up in Massachusetts with four brothers and two sisters. I am a mother of twin sons, who are both teachers, and a daughter who is in her first year of college. My husband is retired from a lifetime career as the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. I am once again a student, finishing my last two classes for my Masters in Special Education from The Catholic University of America. In my free time I run, read fiction, and travel to New England where my family owns an apple orchard.

Mrs. Darrah Baden, BFA: Pre-K to 8th Grade Art
Mrs. Darrah Baden, BFA: Pre-K to 8th Grade Art

dbaden@stpiusbowie.org

I graduated from The Corcoran School of Art. I teach Pre- K to 8th grade. I want all children to understand that art tells our story as a society, and as a culture. Plus I want them to go to art museums.

Mrs. Mary Ann Sikorsky, BS: Pre-K to 5th Grade Physical Education
Mrs. Mary Ann Sikorsky, BS: Pre-K to 5th Grade Physical Education

msikorsky@stpiusbowie.org

I have taught PE at St. Pius for twenty two years.  I teach preK thru 5th grades.  I love what I do.  Most kids love PE and I get to be outside on beautiful days.  I am the Coordinator for the Patrol Squad and the Equipment crew.  I enjoy being active and try to live a healthy lifestyle.   I teach water exercise classes all year long.  I walk my dogs, ride my bike and do yoga.  I have two adult children, a son and a daughter.  Both of my children went thru St. Pius for 8 years and now have successful careers.  I love my friends and co-workers....it is a great place to work.

Mrs. Kathleen Sullivan, BA: 6th Grade to 8th GradePhysical Education
Mrs.  Kathleen Sullivan, BA: 6th Grade to 8th GradePhysical Education
Mrs. Bridget Snyder, BS: Pre-K to 8th Grade Computer Lab
Mrs. Bridget Snyder, BS: Pre-K to 8th Grade Computer Lab
Mrs. Marjorie Sparks, BS: Pre-K to 8th Grade Science Lab
Mrs. Marjorie Sparks, BS: Pre-K to 8th Grade Science Lab

msparks@stpiusbowie.org

This is my 33rd year of teaching in the Archdiocese of Washington and my 10th year at SPX. 1998 Advisory Committee on Education Educator’s Award from the City of Greenbelt. 2002-2003 JASON Project From Shore to Sea Teacher Argonaut - traveled on expedition to study the California Channel Islands. 2003-2004 NASA Goddard Remote Sensing Earth Science Teacher Program (RSESTeP) teacher – completed a remote sensing field mission with students monitoring the diverse ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay. 2006 Knights of Columbus Maryland State Council Catholic Teacher of the Year. 2005-2006 Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools Office Teacher of the Year

Ms. Paula Farina, BA, MA: 2nd Grade to 8th Grade Music
Ms. Paula Farina, BA, MA: 2nd Grade to 8th Grade Music

pfarina@stpiusbowie.org

In Music classes, we spend a lot of time learning the songs for mass -- not just the melodies, but also what the lyrics mean. Our masses are wonderful and powerful because the children understand and own the music they sing. When not working on the music for mass, we run the gamut of musical tasks in various classes: we study music history, we play Orff instruments, we square dance, we do musical plays, we play music games, we sing some more ...  the Music Room is rarely quiet and is never dull.

Mrs. Karen Seppi, BA: Pre-K to 1st Grade Music
Mrs. Karen Seppi, BA: Pre-K to 1st Grade Music

kaseppi@gmail.com

I have a BA Music /25 yrs teaching. I teach PreK-1st grade here at Pius. I travel to 5 different schools a week. I teach about 250 kids per week // infants to first grade . I Zumba 7 days a week ???????? ????????.. my wish is for all to have an  unconditional love of Music????????????

Mrs. Karen Neitzey, BS: Librarian
Mrs. Karen Neitzey, BS: Librarian

kneitzey@stpiusbowie.org

I've always had a passion for the library. As a young girl, I created a library of my own books, complete with pockets and sign out library cards. Any friends who borrowed books had to "check them out" with me. But my love of books didn't start until I was much older. My parents and sisters were never readers, but after marrying into a family of avid readers and having children who love to read, I finally found the genres that sparked me- realistic fiction and historical fiction. That was the key! Find YOUR reading spark!

Mrs. Rebecca Estrada, BA: 1st to 5th Grade Spanish
Mrs. Rebecca Estrada, BA: 1st to 5th Grade Spanish

restrada@stpiusbowie.org

After studying at the University of Madrid in Spain, completing my language studies at JMU, and working for an NGO helping to save the rainforests of Latin America, I found my ultimate calling as a Spanish teacher. I am in my 6th year at St. Pius X helping to open up the exciting door toward learning a second language. While exploring thematic units with the 1st - 5th graders, a cultural infusion is presented about the various Spanish-speaking countries that are being studied.

Mrs. Tami Liberati, BS: 1st Grade Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Tami Liberati, BS: 1st Grade Small Group Teacher

tliberati@stpiusbowie.org

I have been teaching First Grade and loving my job for 14 years. I’m married with two grown children and have a big bad chocolate lab named, Halle. I am the author of the novel, First Creatures: A Journey Through Grief, and am very proud of its reviews! Check it out on Amazon.

Mrs. Margaret Klimczak, AA: KA Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Margaret Klimczak, AA: KA Small Group Teacher

mklimczak@stpiusbowie.org

I attended El Camino Community College in Redondo Beach, California - Early Childhood Education. This is my 17 year working in the Kindergarten with Mrs. Allman. I have 3 children who attended St. Pius X and Bishop McNamara High School

Mrs. Mary Patricia Connolly, BA: 5th Grade Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Mary Patricia Connolly, BA: 5th Grade Small Group Teacher

pconnolly@stpiusbowie.org

I was hired as a 4th grade teacher in 1996 where I taught for 16 years. I am now currently working with the 5th grade. My two children graduated from St. Pius. While they were here, I volunteered as a French teacher with the 4th and 5th grades for several years.

 

Mrs. Michelle Pickering: Pre-K Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Michelle Pickering: Pre-K Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Margaret Grogan, BS: 2nd Grade Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Margaret Grogan, BS: 2nd Grade Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Lisa Manley: 3rd Grade Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Lisa Manley: 3rd Grade Small Group Teacher

lmanley@stpiusbowie.org

I came from St. Matthews Early Education Center where I was in charge of childcare. I worked there for 8 years. I am the Small Group Teacher for third grade at St. Pius. I have been here since 2005. I love working with children!!

Mrs. Kelley Seidleck, AA: KB Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Kelley Seidleck, AA: KB Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Mary Lynn Schwartzmeyer, BA: 4th Grade Small Group Teacher
Mrs. Mary Lynn Schwartzmeyer, BA: 4th Grade Small Group Teacher

mschwartzmeyer@stpiusbowie.org

I'm a native of Buffalo, New York (Go Bills!) but moved to Maryland in 1979. In 1987, I became part of the St. Pius School community when my oldest child enrolled in first grade. In 1995, I joined the staff and have spent the past 22 years as a Third Grade classroom teacher and small group teacher. I'm the proud Gigi of six grandchildren.

Mark Hammett - Golden Apple Winner 2016
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