Team Members

Amy Fry

Amy Fry

Principal

While this is Mrs. Fry’s first year as Principal at St. Anthony of Padua, she isn’t exactly new to our school. From 2006-2009, Mrs. Fry served as the Director of the St. Philip’s campus of what was then Corpus Christi School. In that role, she enjoyed great working relationships with many members of the St. Anthony staff and parish (some of whom remain). She is confident that the lessons learned in her previous administrative roles can reap great rewards for St. Anthony School with time, effort and an openness to change. You will learn more about her personally and professionally as the school year progresses.

Carmela Alcoseba

Carmela Alcoseba

Junior K Aide

Mrs. Alcoseba has been in education for 7 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of San Carlos in the Philippines. Mrs. Alcoseba has been married for 31 years and is blessed with a son. She loves to bake and do crafts in her free time.

Kathrina Weilbacher

Kathrina Weilbacher

Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Weilbacher is beginning her 12th year as a teacher. She has a BA in Elementary Education and her Virginia Teacher Certification. She was born and raised in Guam and married her high school sweetheart (18 years). Virginia is their 9th duty station in the past 18 years.

Kim Madden

Kim Madden

Fifth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Madden has been in education for 5 years. Mrs. Madden has earned her Masters in International Education from Endicott College, Master of Business Administration from National University, and a Bachelor’s degree in History from Suffolk University. She holds a Florida teaching license in Elementary Education and Middle and High School Social Studies and VCEA Certification. She has two daughters; Abigail is a sophomore at Bishop Ireton and Madeline is an eighth grader at St. Anthony’s School of Padua. Mrs. Madden enjoys spending time kayaking and hiking with her family and her 2 dogs.

Sharon Miller

Sharon Miller

8th Grade Homeroom/Middle School Science & Math

Mrs. Miller is in her 17th year of teaching. She has a Master’s in Geoscience from Mississippi University. She enjoys hiking, birding, gardening, & reading.

Mary Kate Wiedemer

Mary Kate Wiedemer

Special Education Teacher

Ms. Wiedemer is beginning her 6th year as a teacher in the Diocese, she is coming from the Options program at PVI. She has her Elementary Education degree from Longwood University and completed all her Special Education courses at Marymount University. She has been a member of the Diocese of Arlington her entire life. She loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family.

Karina Lee

Karina Lee

Music & Art Teacher

Mrs. Lee is beginning her sixth year in education. She has her B.A. in Music Education from Adelphi University. Mrs. Lee loves being creative from singing, painting, cooking and dancing.

Katie Nowakowski

Katie Nowakowski

Nurse

This is Nurse Katie’s second year at our school. She has her Bachelor’s of Nursing from Chamberlain University. Nurse Katie was an Air Force Medic for 5 years before going to Nursing School.

Kelly Martinez

Kelly Martinez

PreK3 Co-Teacher

Ms. Martinez is starting her third year in education. She has a BA from George Mason University. She recently discovered that she is pretty good at kayaking and wonders where it has been her whole life!

Lendy Hernandez

Lendy Hernandez

PreK4 Co-Teacher

Mrs. Hernandez has been in education for 22 years. She has her Associates in Early Childhood. Mrs. Hernandez loves cooking and reading at Church.

Elizabeth Held

Elizabeth Held

1st Grade Teacher

Julia Snyder

Julia Snyder

Assistant Principal

This is Mrs. Snyder’s third year as Assistant Principal at St. Anthony of Padua School. Prior to coming to St. Anthony, she was a first grade teacher for five years in the Diocese. Mrs. Snyder is also a product of the Arlington Diocese schools. Mrs. Snyder and her husband welcomed a son, James, last November. They love watching him grow each day and enjoy cheering on all Washington sports teams, especially the Capitals in their free time.

Rachael Barham

Rachael Barham

Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Barham has been teaching kindergarten for 3 years. She has her Master’s in Education from Marymount University and has her VCEA certification for the Diocese. Ms. Barham is a Corpus Chrisi Alumni and graduated from this school in 2006 - having attended 1st through 8th grade here.

Ingrid Chavez Kiema

Ingrid Chavez Kiema

Third Grade Teacher

Mrs. Kiema has been in education for 14 years. She has her Masters in Education from Marymount University. She lived on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro for 6 years!

Jeidy Luperon

Jeidy Luperon

6th Grade Homeroom/Middle School English & Literature

Ms. Luperon is beginning her second year as a teacher in the Diocese. She graduated from Marymount with a Master degree in Education. She has her Virginia Certification. She was born left-handed but was forced to use her right at school, she continued to use her left at home so now she is ambidextrous.

Sean Laane

Sean Laane

Middle School Social Studies

Mr. Laane is in his third year of teaching. He is a retired lawyer. He completed the career switcher program from Shenandoah University and has his Virginia Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement in History and Social Sciences. He is a longtime Boy Scout Leader and enjoys hiking and camping.

Katie McNerney

Katie McNerney

Library/Part Time Resource

Mrs. McNerney is beginning her 25th year of teaching, 24 in this Diocese. She has her Masters from American University and her graduate certificate in literacy from George Mason University. She is currently enrolled in the Program for Inclusive Education - a graduate certificate program through the University of Notre Dame. She read over 200 books last year!

Helen Mendez

Helen Mendez

Spanish Teacher

Sra. Mendez is beginning her eighteenth year in education. She has a Master’s of Education in Administration and Supervision and her VCEA certification from the Diocese of Arlington. Sra. Mendez loves to dance, but has two left feet!

Azalea Vargas

Azalea Vargas

Administrative Assistant

This is Ms. Vargas's fourth year at St. Anthony of Padua. She has her degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. She could be an opera singer if she had the proper training for it haha!

Gema Vindel-Santos

Gema Vindel-Santos

PreK3&4 Aide/Extended Day

Mrs. Gema Vindel-Santos has been in education for 7 years as an aide and in extended day. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. She is number 10 of 11 siblings.

Emmanuel Dike

Emmanuel Dike

Computer Teacher

Mr. Dike has been in education for 3 years. He has his Masters in Information Technology. He loves to dance - especially the Salsa.

Fiona Lewsley

Fiona Lewsley

PreK Director/Junior K Teacher

Mrs.Lewsley has been in education for 24 years. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance in London with a Bachelor of Art in Dance. She also has her N.A.M.L International Early Childhood Montessori Diploma and her CDA. Mrs. Lewsley grew up in Ireland and loves to share about her Homeland. She has one son, a senior at O’Connell and loved school so much that she never missed a day!

Karen Ramirez

Karen Ramirez

Kindergarten Aide

Mrs. Ramirez has been in education for one year. She has her high school diploma and loves to watch sports with her family.

Lynn Schab

Lynn Schab

Fourth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Schab has been in education for 24 years. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Mt. St. Mary’s and her VCEA certification for the Diocese. All 3 of her girls graduated from this school, and she will be a first time grandmother in November.

Liza Maggio

Liza Maggio

7th Grade Homeroom/Middle School Religion & English

Mrs. Maggio is beginning her fifth year as a teacher. She has her Masters from the University of Delaware. She has a goal to walk 1,200 miles this year!

Robert Davis

Robert Davis

Middle School Math

Mr. Davis is beginning his second year teaching. He has a MBA from Georgetown University and has his VCEA certification for the Diocese. Mr. Davis enjoys cycling in his free time.

Maureen Cairns

Maureen Cairns

PE Teacher

Ms. Cairns is beginning her 10th year teaching. She has a BS in Library and Information Science and her VCEA licensure for the Diocese. She is a certified Personal Trainer and the oldest Spin Instructor at her gym.

Yamile Caballero

Yamile Caballero

Extended Day

Ms. Caballero has been teaching for 25 years. She has her PreK certifications. She loves to dance and paint as well as travel and read.

Johanna Gaviria

Johanna Gaviria

PreK3 Co-Teacher

Mrs. Johanna Gaviria has been in education for 13 years. She graduated with a degree in Marine Biology and has her Early Childhood Development Certificate (CDA) and Virginia Catholic Education Association certification as well. Mrs. Gaviria went diving once and three large sharks came in front of her - she was very scared but happy to have had that experience.

Martha Benitez

Martha Benitez

PreK4 Co-Teacher

Mrs. Benetiz has been in education for over 16 years. She has her Masters in Education. Last year, she has a special memory of a student giving her a present with the card saying Mrs. Benetiz has been in education for over 16 years. She has her Masters in Education. Last year, she has a special memory of a student giving her a present with the card saying
To: Mrs. Vanetis!

Dominick Gilbert

Dominick Gilbert

Teacher Assistant

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