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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

Rev. Jay Maddock
Pastor/School Director
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Dr. Patricia Wardell
Principal
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Sr. Timothea Riley
School Assistant
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Jayme Chippendale
Administrative Assistant
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Teachers

Maxine Bonneau
Art and Computers
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About Maxine Bonneau

After graduating from Stonehill College with a degree in art history, I began working as a part of the advertising staff for a discount department store. I continued to work there while raising my son, Peter, and my daughter, Danielle. I started teaching when my children began attending St. Mary’s School in New Bedford. By volunteering to teach art to all of the grades, I realized that a long time dream had become real. I went back to college at UMass-Dartmouth to take the elementary education courses needed, as well as the testing, to be granted a provisional license with advanced standing. This is “certified” in the mass department of education and I received my license in December of 2000. I began teaching fourth grade at Holy Name School in the fall of 2001. Four years ago, Dr. Wardell offered me the position of art and computer teacher, which better fits my teaching abilities. When the new computer lab was donated to the school, I had to learn more about networks and servers, but I follow the diocesan technology outcomes curriculum. My husband, Deacon Bruce Bonneau, was ordained for the permanent deaconate in 1993. He soon became the assistant director of religious education for the Diocese of Fall River. Three years ago, he was appointed assistant director of adult faith formation for the diocese. He is also assigned to St. Mary’s Parish in Fairhaven. My son, Peter (married to Heather Shepard), and my daughter, (married to Reinaldo Ferreira), had their weddings in the same year, four months apart, in 2005. My grandson, Jacob, was born the next year. He began attending pre-k class at Holy Name School when he turned four. Presently, my husband and I take care of Jacob during the school week, and he sees his parents on weekends and holidays. Among all of this active living, my faith emerged like an opening rose, layers of understanding growing constantly. Yearly retreats and daily prayer bring me an awareness to seek out the joy and grace in the moment.
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Charles Dacey
8th Grade (Language Arts, Social Studies 6, 7, 8)
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About Charles Dacey

I am a spry, energetic survivor of thirty-four years of public schools. Retirement was not for me. Fortunately, I was able to find a second life in Catholic schools. Thus far, I have very much enjoyed the experience as the caliber of student has surpassed that which I was familiar with. I also bring an extensive coaching background to my classroom. This captures my educational philosophy as I feel that we must find different ways to challenge a student, bring him or her to a higher level, and create a confidence that allows the individual to grow and accept greater challenges.
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Jennifer Goncalo
Pre-Kindergarten
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About Jennifer Goncalo

Jennifer Goncalo is a graduate of Salve Regina University with a B.A. in elementary education and special education. She has been teaching at Holy Name for 13 years; her first two years as the kindergarten teaching assistant followed by her current position as lead pre-kindergarten teacher. With her love for young children and creative energy, she has committed herself to making learning fun and engaging for the children at Holy Name. When she is not busy planning and implementing her ideas, she stays busy at home or on the go with her husband, Bill, and their four children, Evan, Nate, John, and Katie. Both John and Katie are active high school athletes. Evan and Nate are college students, and Nate is a drummer in his Crash Land Band.
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Emily Grace
Music/Instrumental Music
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About Emily Grace

Ms. Grace is a graduate of Rode Island College with a bachelor's degree in music education; she joined the Holy Name School Family this past Friday, September 16th. Ms. Grace began playing the violin in the 5th grade while in the Fall River Public Schools system. She has been teaching private and group string lessons for approximately five years in Providence and Massachusetts. Ms. Grace has diverse teaching background and has studied multiple music methods, leaving her a well-versed instructor.
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Brittany Juszkiewicz
6th Grade (Math/Reading 6-7-8)
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About Brittany Juszkiewicz

Brittany Juszkiewicz is a 2011 graduate of Bridgewater State University where she studied mathematics and secondary education. Miss Juszkiewicz is also an alumna of Phi Pi Delta fraternity where she served as treasurer. She was inducted into the Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honorary Society in 2010. Miss Juszkiewicz holds two Massachusetts educator’s licenses, one in mathematics 5-8, and another in mathematics 8-12. Having worked at Holy Name as a long term substitute in 2012 and a full time teacher in the 2012-2013 school year, Miss Juszkiewicz is looking forward to her second year as a full time teacher.
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Catherine Lavallee
5th Grade
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About Catherine Lavallee

Hi! I am Catherine Lavallee—I am new to Holy Name and to teaching! I just received my teaching certification this past December of 2016 from Providence College in Rhode Island. (I live in Lincoln, RI with my parents and one of my five siblings.) I am excited to join the Holy Name School family, since I am very passionate about Catholic education. God and my Catholic faith, my family and my boyfriend, friends, and parish, as a part of the full Body of Christ, are the most important things in my life. I am a daily Mass communicant, which brings me much joy and peace throughout my day. This summer I was hired to be a teacher in Cumberland, RI (my home state), where I am working with six special education students. Thus far, this experience has been extremely enriching—I am being indoctrinated into the idea of differentiation, which basically means creating lessons that meet the unique needs and strengths of every child. I feel my experience this summer is preparing me well for the upcoming school year. While extremely challenging, it will be my goal this academic year to help each student in my class grow intellectually, emotionally, and, most importantly, spiritually. To do this, I will be depending on God to be my guide and strength every step of the way.
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Suzanne Lefevre
3rd Grade
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About Suzanne Lefevre

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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Patrick McNabb
Religion 6, 7, 8/Faith Formation Director
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About Patrick McNabb

Mr. McNabb joins the Holy Name family after eleven years in public and charter schools in Mississippi and Washington, D.C., where he taught English, science, and social studies and served as a vice principal at the middle school and high school levels. He is excited to be returning full-time to his roots in the Church and to be closer to family in Rhode Island where he is living with his wife and daughter. Please stop by the faith formation office and say hi!
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Cynthia Piques
Kindergarten
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About Cynthia Piques

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
2nd Grade
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Pamela Rogers
4th Grade
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About Pamela Rogers

My name is Pamela Rogers and I have been teaching at Holy Name School for ten years. 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 is in seventh grade and my son is in kindergarten. They both attend Holy Name School. We reside in Westport, MA. 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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Amanda Sampson
Spanish - Pre-K - Gr. 8
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About Amanda Sampson

Miss Amanda Sampson is very excited to join the Holy Name School team as the new Spanish teacher for pre-k through grade 8! She earned her B.A. in Latin American Studies and Political Science from Boston University in 2012. She has been teaching in the diocesan schools for the past two years and is looking forward to continuing her career in Catholic education. She is currently pursuing her license to teach Spanish and hopes to obtain an additional license to teach students with moderate disabilities.
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Lisa Smaldone
1st Grade
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About Lisa Smaldone

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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Carol Tapis
Resource
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About Carol Tapis

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. I am looking forward to meeting the Holy Name Families.
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Lynne Weldon
7th Grade (Language Arts)
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About Lynne Weldon

Mrs. Weldon has enjoyed teaching in the Fall River Diocese for over twenty-five years, where she has taught language arts, Spanish, religion, and more. She attended Westfield State College and is certified in English for grades 5-9. Mrs. Weldon and her husband have raised two lovely daughters; one who is in college and the other is in law school. Mrs. Weldon enjoys camping, going to the beach, and reading. She is delighted to join the Holy Name community.
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Support Staff

Mary Arruda
2nd Grade Part Time Assistant
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Patricia Arruda
Extended Care
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Samantha Barreira
Kindergarten Assistant
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Alicia Coelho
Pre-Kindergarten Assistant
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About Alicia Coelho

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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Michelle Krauzyk
Lunch Coordinator/Morning-Afternoon Extended Care
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Donna Masterson
1st and 2nd Grade Assistant
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About Donna Masterson

I have been a teacher assistant at Holy Name School for the past 11 years and a member of Holy Name parish for many years. I have two grown children and two grandchildren. In my free time, I enjoy knitting and reading, and my favorite place to be is the beach. I am looking forward to an exciting year in first grade.
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Nancy Sardinha
Volunteer Librarian
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Jim Sears
Custodian
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