Faculty and Staff Directory
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.