Ms. Jessica Grande is a new Assistant Teacher in the 3rd grade, she will be working with Ms. Breen. Jessica was an intern at Epiphany for the 2012-2013 academic school year where she worked in the Nursery with Ms. Crimmins. Jessica studied early and childhood education at St. Joseph’s College and graduated from St. Joseph’s College in May 2018 with a BA in Early/Childhood General and Special Education and a minor in Mathematics. She will continue her studies at St. Joseph’s College to earn her Masters Degree in Literacy and Cognition. After six years Jessica is back at The Epiphany School and is excited to work/plan with Ms. Breen and to engage with all the students! Jessica is thrilled to be part of the community at Epiphany and is looking forward to an amazing school year!”
Ms. Nancy Joyce is a new Assistant Teacher in the Nursery program; she will be working with Ms. Crimmins and Ms. McCleskey. Nancy recently moved here from Connecticut where she worked at an elementary school for 12 years. She has a BA from the University of Michigan. Nancy has two daughters; Molly is a teacher at a middle school in NYC, and Megan is an academic adviser in Philadelphia. She also has an adorable dog named Buddy! Nancy is excited about starting a new school year at Epiphany!
Ms. Kiernan LaGuardia is now the Vice Principal for the Upper School. Ms. LaGuardia will be working with all of the Upper School teachers to provide an educational environment that inspires academic achievement, fosters spiritual growth, and celebrates the individual. Ms. LaGuardia will also be teaching 7th Grade English Language Arts.
Ms. Kathleen O’Connell is now the Early Childhood Center Administrator. In addition to teaching her First Grade class Ms. O’Connell will be working with the teachers in our Early Childhood Center to enhance the experience of our youngest students.
We all wish them the best of luck in their new positions.