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Administration

Mr. Scott M.Farren

Mr. Scott M. Farren
Principal
sfarren@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Miss LynsieReavis

Miss Lynsie Reavis
Assistant Principal
lreavis@stmaryspiscataway.org
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LoriPavkov

Lori Pavkov
Administrative Assistant
school@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Teachers

Mrs. LeslieTrue

Mrs. Leslie True
Pre-K
true@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Mrs. SophieKay

Mrs. Sophie Kay
Kindergarten
skay@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Ms. MariaMercer

Ms. Maria Mercer
1st Grade
mmercer@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Mrs. KathleenWeslowski

Mrs. Kathleen Weslowski
2nd Grade
weslowski@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Mrs. KellyHare

Mrs. Kelly Hare
3rd Grade
khare@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Mrs. EllenHoffmaster

Mrs. Ellen Hoffmaster
4th Grade
ehoffmaster@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Miss AnnelleHolk

Miss Annelle Holk
5th Grade
aholk@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Mr. JoelSweda

Mr. Joel Sweda
6th Grade
jsweda@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Ms. TomukeEbuwei

Ms. Tomuke Ebuwei
7th Grade
tebuwei@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Ms. WandaLovette

Ms. Wanda Lovette
8th Grade / Middle School Religion
wlovette@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Ms. KateSuuberg

Ms. Kate Suuberg
Band
kate.suuberg@gmail.com
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Mr. BenjaminHardwick

Mr. Benjamin Hardwick
Music
bhardwick@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Mrs. LauraKallas

Mrs. Laura Kallas
Art
lkallas@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Mrs. TinaGormley

Mrs. Tina Gormley
Resource Teacher
tgormley@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Mrs. DebborahCollins

Mrs. Debborah Collins
Spanish
dcollins@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Rev. Timothy K.Baer

Rev. Timothy K. Baer
Middle School Religion
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Support

Mrs. DebbieTaylor

Mrs. Debbie Taylor
Before After Care Director
school@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Ms. PatriceBlackman

Ms. Patrice Blackman
Pre-K Teaching Assistant
pblackman@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Mrs. MariaBirmingham

Mrs. Maria Birmingham
After Care Aide
mbirmingham@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Ms. AdriaHarris

Ms. Adria Harris
After Care Aide
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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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MicheleFulk

Michele Fulk
Parish Secretary
parish@stmaryspiscataway.org
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Miss AnnelleHolk

Miss Annelle Holk
Coordinator of Children's Faith Formation
aholk@stmaryspiscataway.org
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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.

 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 ninth year teaching at St. Mary's and her second year as assistant principal. In her free time Miss Reavis enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and knitting.

 Lori Pavkov

Lori Pavkov

Administrative Assistant

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Mrs. True attended St. Mary's School of Piscataway. She received her bachelor's 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 20th 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. 

 Mrs. Sophie Kay

Mrs. Sophie Kay

Kindergarten

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Mrs. Kay is a recent graduate of Franciscan University of Stuebenville. Over the summer she got married, went on her honeymoon, moved to southern Maryland, and then was hired by St. Mary's.

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Ms. Maria Mercer graduated from Trinity Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational administration. She has three grandchildren: Gabrielle, Charles Jr., and Nichelle. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, sewing, crocheting, decorating, painting, reading, and coloring.

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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 second grade teacher, director of admissions, and department head for the primary grades. This is her 18th year at St. Mary’s. She and her husband Brian are parishioners of St. Mary’s Church and were married in Our Lady’s Chapel 17 years ago. They have a 16 year old son who attends Bishop McNamara and a 13 year old daughter who is in 8th grade at St. Mary’s.  

 Mrs. Kelly Hare

Mrs. Kelly Hare

3rd Grade

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Mrs. Hare started her teaching career here at St. Mary's in 2011, working as a classroom assistant. She taught 3rd grade last year at St. John's in Clinton, and she is currently working on her master's degree.

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Mrs. Hoffmaster is a member of St. Joseph's Church in Pomfret and is involved with religious education and the church choir. She has been involved in education since 2007, and has taught 4th grade at Diggs Elementary for the past three years. Mrs. Hoffmaster is very excited to incorporate her faith into her teaching and immerse herself in the St. Mary's Piscataway family.

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Miss Holk grew up in Prince George's County and graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School. She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a BS in early childhood education and a k-12 reading endorsement. She is a certified educator in the state of Maryland and a certified catechist through the Archdiocese of Washington. Miss Holk is the coordinator of children's faith formation for St. Mary's School and Church.

Miss Holk is starting her 13th year teaching at St. Mary's and is a registered parishioner here, too. She recently became a first-time home owner in Franconia. In her free time she enjoys reading and cuddling with her cats, Calvin and Hobbs.

 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 elementary education from Kent State University. Mr. Sweda also teaches grades 2 and 4-8 social studies. He enjoys sports, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Amanda, and two children in 3rd grade and 1st grade.

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Ms. Ebuwei earned her bachelor’s degree at Penn State where she also played varsity volleyball. She got her master’s degree s 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 6th-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.

 Ms. Wanda Lovette

Ms. Wanda Lovette

8th Grade / Middle School Religion

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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.

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Mrs. Kallas is a lifelong resident of Prince George’s County and has worked 12 years at St. Mary’s. She currently teaches art to grades pre-k to 3 and is an teacher’s aide in grades k-2. Her daughter is a graduate of St. Mary’s and is currently a college freshman. She loves reading and enjoys sharing books with students. One of her favorite things is craft time with the pre-k class.

 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 nine years. Besides spending time with her husband and three children, her favorite pastimes are horseback riding, reading, and enjoying her dogs and horses.

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Mrs. Collins taught Spanish I and II in Prince George's County Public Schools. We are very fortunate that she will be sharing her experience and talents with our students. Mrs. Collins has a 7th grade daughter, Janiya, at St. Mary's. 

 Rev. Timothy K. Baer

Rev. Timothy K. Baer

Middle School Religion

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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.

 Mrs. Debbie Taylor

Mrs. Debbie Taylor

Before After Care Director

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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 George’s 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 three 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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 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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 Michele Fulk

Michele Fulk

Parish Secretary

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 Miss Annelle Holk

Miss Annelle Holk

Coordinator of Children's Faith Formation

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Miss Holk grew up in Prince George's County and graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School. She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a BS in early childhood education and a k-12 reading endorsement. She is a certified educator in the state of Maryland and a certified catechist through the Archdiocese of Washington. Miss Holk is the coordinator of children's faith formation for St. Mary's School and Church.

Miss Holk is starting her 13th year teaching at St. Mary's and is a registered parishioner here, too. She recently became a first-time home owner in Franconia. In her free time she enjoys reading and cuddling with her cats, Calvin and Hobbs.