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Administration

Mr. Scott M.Farren

Mr. Scott M. Farren
Principal
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Mrs. BunnyGwiazda

Mrs. Bunny Gwiazda
Assistant to the Principal
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LoriPavkov

Lori Pavkov
Administrative Assistant
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Miss LynsieReavis

Miss Lynsie Reavis
Assistant Principal
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Teachers

Mrs. LeslieTrue

Mrs. Leslie True
Pre-K
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MadeleineHawkins

Madeleine Hawkins
Kindergarten
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Mrs. KathleenWeslowski

Mrs. Kathleen Weslowski
2nd Grade
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Mrs. KeemaJohnson

Mrs. Keema Johnson
3rd Grade
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Miss NatalieAlonso

Miss Natalie Alonso
4th Grade
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Mrs. SamanthaBurek

Mrs. Samantha Burek
5th Grade
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Mr. JoelSweda

Mr. Joel Sweda
6th Grade
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Ms. TomukeEbuwei

Ms. Tomuke Ebuwei
7th Grade
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Ms. WandaLovette

Ms. Wanda Lovette
8th Grade
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Miss GeriannaMassimini

Miss Gerianna Massimini
Band
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Ms. KathrynAndrews

Ms. Kathryn Andrews
Music
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Mrs. TinaGormley

Mrs. Tina Gormley
Resource Teacher
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Mrs. VanessaConine

Mrs. Vanessa Conine
Spanish
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Miss AnnelleHolk

Miss Annelle Holk
Coordinator of Faith Formation
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Support

Mrs. DebbieTaylor

Mrs. Debbie Taylor
Before After Care Director
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Mrs. TheresaGwiazda

Mrs. Theresa Gwiazda
Resource Aide/Lunch Coordinator
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Ms. PatriceBlackman

Ms. Patrice Blackman
Pre-K Teaching Assistant
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Mrs. MariaBirmingham

Mrs. Maria Birmingham
After Care Aide
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Ms. AdriaHarris

Ms. Adria Harris
After Care Aide
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Mrs. LauraKallas

Mrs. Laura Kallas
K-3 Teaching Assistant
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ArleneMunar

Arlene Munar
PE/Volunteer
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MichaelWhite

Michael White
PE/Volunteer
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Parish

Rev. Timothy K.Baer

Rev. Timothy K. Baer
Pastor
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Deacon GeorgeAmes

Deacon George Ames
Permanent Deacon
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Deacon StephenMcKimmie

Deacon Stephen McKimmie
Permanent Deacon
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Miss AnnelleHolk

Miss Annelle Holk
Director Child Faith Formation
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MicheleFulk

Michele Fulk
Parish Secretary
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Mr. Farren grew up in North Huntington, PA where he attended St. Agnes Catholic School. He moved to Maryland in 1998 and began his teaching career at Westlake High School in Waldorf. Mr. Farren has a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Penn State University, an advanced professional certificate in physical education, k-12, and a master's degree in administration and supervision, Catholic Schools Leadership Program, from Marymount University. Mr. Farren enjoys coaching, working on the farm, and spending time with his wife, Mandie, and children, Emmie, Casey, and Jay.

 Mrs. Bunny Gwiazda

Mrs. Bunny Gwiazda

Assistant to the Principal

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 Lori Pavkov

Lori Pavkov

Administrative Assistant

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 Miss Lynsie Reavis

Miss Lynsie Reavis

Assistant Principal

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Miss Reavis is a product of the Catholic system in the Maryland/DC area. She has a B.S. in elementary education (with a concentration in math) from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master of science in administration from Trinity DC University. This is her eighth year teaching at St. Mary's. and her first year as assistant principal. In her free time Miss Reavis enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and knitting.

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Mrs. True attended St. Mary's School of Piscataway. She received her bachelors degree from Towson University and continued her education at the University of Maryland, Catholic University of America and Trinity University in Washington, D.C. She holds an advanced professional certificate in the state of Maryland and is certified in early childhood education and elementary education. This is her 19th year with St. Mary's.

Mrs. True and her husband Joe were married in our Lady's Chapel and are active parishioners of St. Mary’s Church. They have three children (also graduates of St. Mary's) and one granddaughter.   

 Madeleine Hawkins

Madeleine Hawkins

Kindergarten

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Mrs. Weslowski attended St. Mary’s as a student and has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master’s degree in elementary education from Trinity College in Washington DC. She also serves as the director of admissions and the department head for the primary grades, and this is her 17th year at St. Mary’s. She has her husband Brian have a 15 year old son who attends Bishop McNamara and a 12 year old daughter who is in 7th grade at St. Mary’s.

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Mrs. Johnson graduated from Bowie State University with a BA in art education and computer graphics and from East Carolina University with a MaED in education. Mrs. Johnson holds dual certifications to teach pre-k-12 visual art and early childhood pre-k through 3rd grades. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Thomas Jr. and has five precious children, four that attend St. Mary’s. Mrs. Johnson loves art, anything messy, but not gross, and laughing a lot, especially with children.

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Mrs. Alonso earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education (with concentrations in math and reading) from Central Michigan University. She is currently working on her master's degree (in reading education) through the University of Virginia. In her free time Mrs. Alonso enjoys traveling, running, reading, and cooking. 

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Mrs. Burek studied elementary education at the University of Maryland where she obtained her bachelor of science degree. This is her 5th year at St. Mary’s. She also teaches 5th grade eeligion as well as 4th, 5th, and 6th grade math. Mrs. Burek and her husband live in Calvert County, Maryland. In her free time she enjoys baking treats, trying new recipes, and spending time with her family and friends.

 Mr. Joel Sweda

Mr. Joel Sweda

6th Grade

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An educator for over 20 years, Mr. Sweda holds a bachelor of arts degree from Denison University with a background in history. He also earned a master of arts in teaching degree in elementary education from Kent State University. Mr. Sweda also teaches grades 3-8 social studies. He enjoys sports, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Amanda, and two children in 2nd grade and kindergarten.

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Ms. Ebuwei earned my bachelor’s degree at Penn State where she also played volleyball. She got her masters at Penn State and Catholic University. Currently, she attends Hofstra University when she's not at St. Mary’s to finish her PhD. She also teaches science to 4th-8th graders and oversees the discipline side of the administration. She has a daughter in the 8th grade and two furry friends at home, Kori and BW. She enjoys cooking, baking, reading, and listening to music.

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Ms. Lovette is a native New Yorker. She is an alumna of St. John’s University. Maryland has been her home for several years now. She likes living in this area because it offers many social and cultural events. Two of her favorite things to do are traveling and listening to music.

 Ms. Kathryn Andrews

Ms. Kathryn Andrews

Music

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Mrs. Andrews teaches elementary music education at St. Mary’s Piscataway and St. Mary’s Landover Hills, in addition to being the musical director and vocal instructor for the Junior Academy of Performing Arts through Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation. A veteran of the operatic stage and the recital hall, Mrs. Andrews earned her bachelor of music in vocal performance and her master of music in vocal performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mrs. Andrews is a frequent cantor at several churches in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. and enjoys knitting, cooking, and spending time with her family.

 Mrs. Tina Gormley

Mrs. Tina Gormley

Resource Teacher

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Mrs. Tina Gormley is an honors graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in special education. Her love of Catholic education prompted her to pursue employment within the Archdiocese of Washington schools. She is happy and proud to be teaching at St. Mary’s as a resource teacher for eight years. Besides spending time with her husband and three children, her favorite pastimes are horseback riding, reading, and enjoying her dogs and horses.

 Mrs. Vanessa Conine

Mrs. Vanessa Conine

Spanish

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 Miss Annelle Holk

Miss Annelle Holk

Coordinator of Faith Formation

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 Mrs. Debbie Taylor

Mrs. Debbie Taylor

Before After Care Director

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 Mrs. Theresa Gwiazda

Mrs. Theresa Gwiazda

Resource Aide/Lunch Coordinator

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 Ms. Patrice Blackman

Ms. Patrice Blackman

Pre-K Teaching Assistant

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Mrs. Blackman is a native Washingtonian. She earned an associate of arts degree in English from Prince Georges Community College, a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, and a master of science degree in management/development of human resources from National-Louis University. She retired from the federal government several years ago. For the past two years she has worked at St. Mary's Piscataway as a substitute teacher and pre-k aide. Her hobbies include music, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.  

 Mrs. Maria Birmingham

Mrs. Maria Birmingham

After Care Aide

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 Ms. Adria Harris

Ms. Adria Harris

After Care Aide

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 Mrs. Laura Kallas

Mrs. Laura Kallas

K-3 Teaching Assistant

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Mrs. Kallas is a lifelong resident of Prince George’s County and has worked 11 years at St. Mary’s. Her daughter is a graduate of St. Mary’s and is currently a high school senior. She loves reading and enjoys sharing books with students. One of her favorite things is craft time with the pre-k class.

 Arlene Munar

Arlene Munar

PE/Volunteer

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 Michael White

Michael White

PE/Volunteer

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 Rev. Timothy K. Baer

Rev. Timothy K. Baer

Pastor

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As a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Washington, Father Baer entered Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in 1991. He was ordained a Deacon at St. Patrick’s Church in Washington, DC, in 1995, and a Priest to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on June 15, 1996. James Cardinal Hickey, Archbishop of Washington, conferred these ordinations. Father Baer has been St. Mary’s Pastor for six years. He is an avid history buff, a runner, and an authentic Washington Redskins fan.

 Deacon George Ames

Deacon George Ames

Permanent Deacon

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 Deacon Stephen McKimmie

Deacon Stephen McKimmie

Permanent Deacon

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 Miss Annelle Holk

Miss Annelle Holk

Director Child Faith Formation

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 Michele Fulk

Michele Fulk

Parish Secretary

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