Faculty and Staff Directory

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.

Megan McNamara

Megan McNamara

Communications Director

Carmela Alcoseba

Carmela Alcoseba

Junior Kindergarten 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.

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!

Katherine Chiari

Katherine Chiari

Pre-K2 Assistant

We are pleased to welcome Katherine Chiari to the St. Anthony's team

Dominick Gilbert

Dominick Gilbert

1st Grade Teacher

Elizabeth Held

Elizabeth Held

3rd Grade Teacher

Teresa Judge

Teresa Judge

Intermediate Grades Assistant

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.

James Castro

James Castro

Religion & Extended Day Director

We are pleased to welcome James Castro to the St. Anthony's team

Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds

Special Education Teacher

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Reynolds to the 2022-2023 school year.

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.

Estelí Isaias

Estelí Isaias

Administrative Assistant

Estelí Isaias, is an Administrative Assistant in the school office.
After working as a Partner for a law firm, Estelí made the significant decision to focus on her family once her son was born. Now she and her son have joined the St. Anthony´s community and we couldn´t be happier!
Estelí immigrated to the USA from Venezuela y, sí, ella habla español.

Shannon Hames

Shannon Hames

Pre-K4 Teacher

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.

Kathrina Weilbacher

Kathrina Weilbacher

Kindergarten 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.

Martha Benitez

Martha Benitez

2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Benitez has been in education for over 16 years. She has her Masters in Education.

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.

TBA

TBA

6th Grade Teacher

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.

Amy Schiaffino

Amy Schiaffino

Nurse

Amy Schiaffino is happy to join the St Anthony's staff for the 2022-2023 school year.

Jessica Schmaler

Jessica Schmaler

School Counsellor

Jessica Schmaler our school counselor grew up in Alexandria Virginia, with her home parish being Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marymount University, and later earned a double Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Forensic and Legal Psychology. Her previous work experience includes teaching, social coaching and school counseling. She strives to offer the best support possible to our St Anthony's students!

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!

Regina Incer-Nunez

Regina Incer-Nunez

Administrative Assistant

Gema Vindel-Santos

Gema Vindel-Santos

Pre-K4 Assistant & 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.

Katie Berges

Katie Berges

Pre-K2 Teacher

We are pleased to welcome Katie Berges to the St. Anthony's team

Karen Ramirez

Karen Ramirez

Kindergarten Assistant & Extended Day

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

Rose Tadros

Rose Tadros

Primary Grades Assistant

Mark Burtschi

Mark Burtschi

5th Grade Teacher

We are pleased to welcome Mark Burtschi as our new 5th Grade Teacher. Mark is an active Parishioner at Saint Anthony of Padua Church. He serves as a member of the Knights of Columbus council and is an avid supporter and organizer of the Spirit of Saint Anthony Scholarship Gala.

Jeidy Luperon

Jeidy Luperon

7th Grade Homeroom / Middle English and 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.

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!

St Anthony Logo FINAL.jpg