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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!