Co-Curricular Teachers

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MRS. SANDRA MCDEVITT – HONORS MATHEMATICS
mrsmcdevitt@skdschool.org

Mrs. McDevitt holds dual B.S. degrees in mathematics and accounting with a minor in economics.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education.  She returned to graduate school recently to study technology and special education.   Mrs. McDevitt is PA certified in elementary and special education and highly qualified in high school mathematics. Mrs. McDevitt has been teaching for over 10 years.  She also worked for fourteen years in the field of actuarial consulting in Philadelphia.  She has been tutoring in the Council Rock District in math for the past 25 years.  She has had experience with all learning differences and has worked with children with autism.   Mrs. McDevitt uses various strategies to support differentiation in her classroom so that all of her students will feel comfortable and succeed.  She loves teaching math.  She is honored to be a part of SKD and to have a role in developing good Catholic Leaders.  She always tells her students to be happy and to go on and do great things when they graduate!  Mrs. McDevitt is a member of St. Bede Parish.  She loves music (organist), cooking, gardening and travel.   Click here to access the Honors Math Website

 

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MRS. ANN PARISAN
aparisian@skdschool.org

Mrs. Parisian holds a BFA in Design Graphics and has worked for over twelve years as a Graphic Artist in New York City. As a Young Rembrandt’s Teacher of five years, she has taught budding artists throughout several elementary schools in Bucks County how to draw. Currently, she is the Art Teacher at St. Ignatius of Antioch in Yardley and prior to that taught art for two years at Queen of Angels in Willow Grove.  Mrs. Parisian believes that nurturing self-expression through the arts is an essential part of a child’s education.  Being able to pass on her love of art and seeing the joy it brings to her students, has been most rewarding and something she looks forward to everyday. Click here to access the Art Class Website.

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MRS. LISA QUARANTO- MUSIC
lquaranto@skdschool.org

Mrs. Quaranto has been a music teacher in the Archdiocese for 14 years.  In addition to her 14 years as a classroom music teacher she has also directed elementary school choirs, plays and talent shows.  Mrs. Quaranto is also the music director at St. John Bosco parish in Hatboro, PA.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, singing and teaching spin class.  Click here to access the SKD Music website.

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MR. TIMOTHY MCWILLIAMS – DIGITAL LITERACY & MEDIA
tmcwilliams@skdschool.org

Mr McWilliams has a diverse teaching background in his thirteen years with various schools in the Archdiocese.  He has taught many subjects in different Catholic schools in Philadelphia including Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and even the occasional Art class.  He arrives here after some time at the Depaul Catholic school in Germantown where he filled the dual roles of Technology and Physical Education Teacher.  His life experiences include living overseas in England and Bahrain as his wife performed her duties as a civilian contract negotiator for the US Navy. He is looking forward to shaping the direction of the New Media Center and using his time with students there to supplement their endeavors in other subjects while exploring new tools and developing their talents in technology.  His goal is to be a helpful influence on the students as they prepare for their future. Click here to access Mr McWilliam’s Class Webpage

 

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MR. BILL LAROSA – PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER
mrlarosa@skdschool.org

Mr. LaRosa has been a catholic school kid his whole life. He attended St.Mark’s in Bristol, PA and then Bishop Egan HS.  Bill has taught in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for over thirteen years. His passion for the area of Physical Education started with St.Bede’s and has now continued to grow with the privilege of working here at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School!  He enjoys the opportunity of interacting with the students on a daily basis.  The two best things about working at SKD for Mr. LaRosa are the faculty and staff that he gets to work with on a daily basis, and the students.  Bill is an avid lover of all things sports.  He grew up with a huge admiration for the Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers, Sixers and Dallas Cowboys.  Bill says that sometimes the “cowboys thing” doesn’t go over to well with the kids, but they can find common ground by sharing a love for the sport of football as a whole.  Mr. LaRosa loves to travel, especially when it comes to following his favorite teams.  He has a special appreciation for amusement parks and says that there’s not a ride that he won’t go on.  These hobbies and more are quite fun, but for Bill the highlight of them all is doing them with his close friends and family. Click here to access the Physical Education Class Webpage

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SENORA GUTIERREZ – SECONDARY LANGUAGE SPANISH TEACHER
msgutierrez@skdschool.org

Señora Rosalyn earned her B.S. in Health Science from Stony Brook University of New York.  This is her second year teaching our students at SKD from Pre K-3 through the 8th grade level.  Señora Rosalyn has also studied at Long Island University in the TESOL graduate program.  Senora also belongs to the World Language Committee of Philadelphia.  She is passionate about language and the value of being a bilingual individual.  She tries to make her lessons interactive and engaging and get the students moving!  She loves teaching in a Catholic school, where it is possible to focus on religion as another important aspect of life.  In her free time, Señora Rosalyn loves to go site seeing, kayaking, running and joining her children for family fun activities. Click here to access Mrs Gutierrez’s Spanish Class Webpage.

 

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Mr. SONNY FACENDA – MUSIC & BAND TEACHER
mrfacenda@skdschool.org

Mr. Facenda has been teaching for over 35 years.  During this time he has directed many bands, including concert bands, jazz bands, and drumline bands.  Mr. Facenda is the band director here at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School and also at Villa Joseph Marie High School.  He enjoys teaching students and watching their musical talents progress over the year! Click here to access Mr. Facenda’s webpage.