Meet the Team that Makes St. John School Great

St. John the Evangelist School is staffed by a dedicated team of educators and professionals whose goal is to reach and teach each child to prepare them to thrive in the diverse and changing world that awaits them.

Meet the Team


St. John Reverend Anthony J. Smith

Reverend Anthony J. Smith


St. John principal Marylou Lannone

Marylou Iannone



St. John grade 8 teacher Anna Marie Altieri

Anna-Marie Altieri

Grade 8


James Gambardella

Grade 7

St. John grade 6 teacher Annette Whidden

Annette Whidden

Grade 6

St. John grade 5 teacher Jillian Bright

Jillian Bright

Grade 5

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Leslie Biggins

Grade 4

St. John grade 4 teacher Megan Lefevre

Megan Lefevre

Grade 3

St. John pre-kindergarten teacher helping student

Elaine Cieslewski

Grade 2

St. John grade 1 teacher Sally Torrence

Sally Torrence

Grade 1

St. John Kindergarten teacher Diana Robert helping students

Diana Robert

Kindergarten Teacher

St. John kindergarten aide Kathy Nolan

Kathy Nolan

Kindergarten Aide

St. John pre-kindergarten teacher Donna Olivieiri

Donna Olivieri

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

 St. John pre-kindergarten aide Jodi Paulin with student

Jodi Paulin

Pre-Kindergarten Aide


Michael Petruzzi

World Language

St. John art teacher Terry Wade

Terry Wade


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Spencer Malley


St. John extended care Rachel Downey

Rachel Downey

Physical Education

St. John campus ministry teacher Mary Hamor

Mary Hamor

Campus Ministry / Instructional Coach

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Cathy Tamowski

Instructional Coach


Matthew Gambardella

Band Teacher - CT Future Musicians

Extended Care

St. John grade 5 teacher Jillian Bright

Jill Bright

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Moira McSweeney

St. John extended care Rachel Downey

Rachel Downey

St. John pre-kindergarten teacher Donna Olivieiri

Donna Olivieri

School Office Staff

St. John office staff Mrs. Piccolo

Mrs. Piccolo

Receptionist/Assistant to the Principal

St. John office staff Mrs. Therrien

Mrs. Therrien

Marketing/Enrollment Support Specialist

St. John school office staff Jackie Cassidy

Mrs. Cassidy

Business Manager

School Board

Nancy Kinsella, Chairperson

Diana Dane

Lisa Jones

Karen Prevalla

Veronica Summerfield

Steve Zarella

Additional St. John Resources

St. John student reading her paper in the classroom

Application Process

If you're ready to have your child apply to St. John, learn more about the application process and get in touch.

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For Families

From before- and after-care to volunteer opportunities, access all of the resources you may need as you navigate the school year.

St. John students learning in the classroom

Schedule a Tour

If you're not quite ready to apply, consider scheduling a personal tour or shadow date for your child to see if St. John is the right fit.