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Our Faculty & Staff

Rutherford Hayes, our country's nineteenth president once said: “Personally I do not resort to force—not even the force of law— to advance moral reforms. I prefer education, argument, persuasion, and above all, the influence of example.” Our teachers and staff agree; to lead by example sets the right tone for learning and much more. 

We are rooted in the teachings of the Church and are committed to a quality Catholic education. We address the spiritual, academic, social, and physical needs of our students in a caring atmosphere. Certified teachers and qualified staff teach by example, as much as they do by the presentation of material, to best prepare students for the larger world about them.

We have an excellent contingent of certified teachers and staff devoted to what they do every day. We seek excellence in your students only after we require excellence in our teachers.

Administration

Fr. Riley J. Williams
Pastor/School Director
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Mr. David J. Flanagan
Principal
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Jayme Chippendale
Administrative Assistant
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Michelle Krauzyk
Administrative Assistant
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Teachers

Samantha Barreira
Pre-Kindergarten
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Nancy Boardman
Art Teacher
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Robert Deschenes
7th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Religion/History
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Michael Donato
6th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Math/Science
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Michelle Krauzyk
Computer Technology Teacher
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Stephanie Morrison
5th Grade
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Cynthia Piques
Kindergarten
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Cindi Piques has been married to her husband Gabriel for 30 years. They have a daughter, Samantha, who is 23 and is starting her own photography business. Their son, Nicholas, 18, is a student at Durfee High School. They all live happily in the north end of Fall River with their dog, Patch. Mrs. Piques is in her third year teaching kindergarten at Holy Name School but was the assistant in the classroom for 8 years. She previously taught pre-kindergarten at Notre Dame School. She loves to cook, read, and garden. She enjoys teaching kindergarten and believes she learns as much from her students as they learn from her.
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Megan Remmes
3rd Grade
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Pamela Rogers
4th Grade
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My name is Pamela Rogers and I have been teaching at Holy Name School since 2008. I graduated from Bridgewater State College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I grew up in Swansea, MA and attended Joseph Case High School. I am married to my husband, David, and we have two children. My daughter graduated from Holy Name School and my son is presently a student here. My family is very important to me and I spend as much time with them as I can. This is one of the reasons why Holy Name School is the place for me. The family atmosphere at the school makes it inviting and where I want to be teaching. I am devoted to my students and try to do what I can to help them achieve their goals.
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Nancy Sardinha
Middle School Spanish
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Lisa Smaldone
1st Grade
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My name is Lisa Smaldone. I am a proud graduate of Rhode Island College earning a bachelor of science degree, majoring in elementary, early childhood, and special education. I also earned a master’s degree in education, continuing my graduate studies at Rhode Island College. I have several years of teaching experience encompassing the early childhood and elementary grades. In addition to classroom teaching, I dedicate my time volunteering, and, also enjoy teaching faith formation within my parish as a children's liturgy leader and sacramental preparation teacher. It is both an honor and privilege teaching and preparing children both sacramentally within the Catholic faith, and, developing my students’ gifts and talents as learners and leaders in their educational paths within my classrooms. I am happily married to my husband and best friend. As a dedicated wife and mother, I passionately love and enjoy spending time with my family.
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Meghan Sullivan
2nd Grade
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Carol Tapis
Resource
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My name is Carol Tapis and I am pleased to become a member of the Holy Name School family. I have been appointed to be the resource teacher for grades K-8. I received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a concentration in mathematics and a master’s degree in education in teaching elementary school mathematics. Both degrees are from Bridgewater State University. I am certified to teach kindergarten through eighth grade in Massachusetts. My teaching experience began with teaching grade six in the public schools. I then spent several years as a stay-at-home mom. I reentered the teaching profession working in inclusion classrooms. For the past twenty years I have been a teacher in the Diocese of Fall River. My husband and I are the parents of two boys. Gregory is a college professor and Stephen is a Massachusetts State Trooper. Reading, traveling, and cooking are some of my hobbies.
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Sandra Tavares
Music Teacher
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Lynne Weldon
8th Grade Homeroom, Middle School ELA
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Support Staff

Alicia Coelho
Pre-Kindergarten Assistant
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My name is Alicia Coelho. I live in the city with my husband and two children. When I’m home, I enjoy spending time with my family and love reading in my spare time. I have worked at Holy Name School for ten years as the pre-kindergarten assistant, and I truly enjoy my job. I believe the greatest gift I can give the students is a love of learning. I love seeing the children’s expressions when they are playing, or finally understand a new concept. I’m passionate about my job and enjoy listening to the children when they are sharing stories about their families. I believe this job was made for me, and I’m thankful for it!
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Suzanne Lefevre
Grade 1 Assistant
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Mrs. Lefevre teaches Grade 3 at Holy Name School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University and later, a master’s degree from Cambridge College. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Lefevre serves on the diocesan Social Studies committee and is a co-chair for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation process. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, bike riding, swimming and camping.
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Arianna Oliver
Kindergarten Assistant
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Jim Sears
Custodian
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