Our Staff

All of our faculty/staff are CPR/AED and First Aide Certified.

41% of our Faculty/Staf have their Master's Degree

76% of our Faculty/Staff have multiple degrees/certificates

On average, our Faculty/Staff have been at MMS for 10 year!

Dr Becca Torregrossa

Principal

Dr. Torregrossa has taught at MMS for 14 years and became principal in March 2018. She has her Bachelor in Psychology and Elementary Education Certification, a Masters in Education(curriculum & instruction), and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. T has 2 children which both attended and graduated from MMS. Her hobbies are traveling with family, spending time with her nieces, and spending time at the beach with her college roommates.

Mrs. Denise Brosnan

Business Office

Mrs. Brosnan has been with MMS for 17 years. She has her Bachelor's of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and her Associate of Applied Science with a concentration in Accounting. Mrs. Brosnan has 2 daughters who both graduated from MMS and Notre Dame. She has been a Religious Education teacher for 25 years at Our Lady of Victory Church where she also chairs their Annual Homecoming Bazaar. Mrs. Brosnan enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Patricia Baker

Administrative Assistant

Mrs Baker has been apart of MMS for 7 years. Starting out as our Extended Care Director, then classroom aide, and now the Administrative Assistant. Mrs. Baker is well rounded within the community as she serves on the Board of Tobyhanna Little League and an Associate member of Coolbaugh Township Volunteer Fire Company. She has 3 children, one of which attends MMS. Mrs. Baker loves her horses, spending time with her family,  and going camping!

Mrs. Jeanine Queralt

PreK Teacher

Mrs. Queralt has been teaching for MMS for 20 years. She has her Bachelor of Science with dual Certification in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Development. Mrs. Queralt has 3 children who have attended MMS since PreK, she enjoys reading, painting and yoga!

Mrs. Ashley Nat

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs Nat  has been teaching at MMS for 5 years. She has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood and Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Nat has 2 children, Addison and Mason, and loves spending time at the beach and enjoys crafting!

Ms. Melissa Dusovic

1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Dusovic has been teaching at MMS for 8 years and 5 years at Notre Dame. She has her Associate's Degree in Bus.Admin/Customer Service, BA in Liberal Arts, Masters in Early Childhood Elementary Education/ Montessori, NYS Permanent Certification Pre K-6th grade, PA Permanent Certification Pre K-6th grade, and Montessori Certification 3-6 year olds. Mrs. Dusovic has 2 children who both attended MMS/ND. She enjoys reading, family time, walking, and quilting!

Mrs. Kate Johnson

2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Johnson has been teaching at MMS for 8 years. She has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University. Mrs. Johnson is a former student of MMS!

Mrs. Wanda Malave

3rd Grade & Spanish Teacher

Mrs. Malave has been teaching at MMS for 3 years. She has her Bachelors in Elementary Education and Associates in Business Administration. Mrs. Malave has 3 sons, 2 of which are serving in the military.

Miss. Regina Matarazzo

4th & 5th Grade Teacher

Miss. Matarazzo has been teaching at MMS for 3 years. She attended ESU and King's College. She has her Bachelors in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education. Miss. Matarazzo also has her Instructional Certification (PreK-4th) and English as a Second Language. She is currently in process of obtaining her Reading Specialist Certification. Miss. Matarazzo loves photography, traveling, reading, writing, baking, and gardening.

Ms. Daisy Colon

4th & 5th Grade Teacher

Ms. Colon has been teaching at MMS for 5 years. She has her Master Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Colon has 2 daughters that are graduates of MMS.

Mrs. Sally Wachowski

6th/7th/8th Math Teacher

Mrs. Wachowski has been teaching at MMS for 25+ years. She has her Bachelors in Education and her Permanent Certification. Mrs. Wachowski taught in NY for 4 years before coming to MMS. She has 2 children who attended MMS. She likes to read, take walks, visit with her daughter in New York, and attend Broadway shows.

Mrs. Lisa Breen

6th/7th/8th Science & Social Studies Teacher

Mrs. Breen has been teaching at MMS for 10 years and with the Notre Dame system for 15 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Science from ESU, Teachers Certification Western Governors University, Level II PA Teaching Certification, and Middle School Science Certification. Mrs. Breen loves swimming, hiking, golfing, reading and attending concerts!

Miss. Breana Malsch

6th/7th/8th English & Literature Long-Term Sub

Miss. Malsch has just started teaching with us at MMS. She has her Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education from ESU and Certification PreK through 4th Grade. Miss. Malsch is a softball coach for the Varsity team at Notre Dame. In her free time she enjoys reading, yoga, hiking with her dog Rosie, and spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Michelle Albanese

Health/PE Teacher & STREAM Coordinator

Mrs. Albanese has been teaching at MMS for 6 years. She has her Bachelors in Health Education and Health and Physical Education from ESU, along with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Scranton. Mrs. Albanese has been a softball coach for about 10 years with local Little League, Travel teams, Middle school, and high school teams.

Mrs. Elizabeth DeRoo

Information Resources & 6th/7th/8th Religion Teacher

Mrs. DeRoo has been teaching at MMS for 12 years and been teachng within the Diocese for 25+ years. She has her PA Elementary Education Certification Level II, graduated from Wilkes College with Bachelor in Psychology. Mrs. DeRoo attended MMS/PCC from 5th grade until she graduated in 12th grade. She has 2 grown children who attended the Notre Dame system and 3 grandchildren, one of which attends MMS. Mrs. DeRoo enjoys antique/classic car shows, hand-making greeting cards, scrap booking, traveling, reading, cooking/baking, and spending time with family and friends!

Mrs. Rebecca Erhardt

Music Teacher

Mrs. Erhardt has been teaching at MMS for 5 years. She has her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance, Minor in Music History from West Chester University, and her Masters in Vocal Performance from University of Utah. Mrs. Erhardt has 2 children and 4 cats.

Mrs. Sharon Ryan

Art Teacher

This is Mrs. Ryan's second job teaching art to children and has described her experiences as “wonderful, humbling, and exciting.” Mrs. Ryan has been an artist her entire life, however her parents might not have considered finger painting on her bedroom wall as great talent! She has a knack for seeing a student’s natural talent, guiding their artistic curiosity and expression, and helping them to create their own masterpieces. Mrs. Ryan has taken some art classes, but is mostly self taught. She has worked in the art field since her teenage years creating party and event props and designing logos.


When Mrs. Ryan is not teaching or planning her lessons, you can find her on a yoga mat, meditation cushion, or in the garden. The deer and squirrels eat the vegetables she plants but she’s generous and good-natured so she just plants extra! She also has experience working as a massage therapist and yoga teacher, but if you ask her what her most important job has been she will tell you that it has been raising her two daughters. Mrs. Ryan has a passion for nurturing the strengths and talents of young people and encouraging them to be and feel their best. She believes strongly in each child’s innate ability to be creative and think outside the box and is able to utilize all of her own skills, talents, and experience to help bring this out in each student she works with.

 

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