Faculty & Staff

All of our classroom teachers at the Academy are Massachusetts State certified and further their knowledge and skills each year through continuing education courses. To reach any faculty or staff please call 413-567-0907 or click email link in Bio.

Prior to stepping into role the role of principal in June of 2022 Mrs. Kane taught Kindergarten/PreK  for over 20 years. She resides in Agawam with her husband and two children. To contact Mrs. Kane email .

Pre-Kindergarten 3
Prior to SMA, Mrs. Nicholson taught Kindergarten and Pre-K in the Springfield Public School system. She graduated from Elms College and has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood from Westfield State University. She has two grown children and lives in Longmeadow with her husband Paul. To contact Mrs. Nicholson email

Pre-Kindergarten 3 Aide:
Mrs. Shumway.  Welcoming Mrs. Shumway in the fall of 2023.

Pre-Kindergarten 4 (5 day)
Mrs. Griffin received holds a masters degree in Elementary Education. Prior to joining our team she taught preschool in East Longmeadow.  She resides in East Longmeadow with her husband and 3 grown children. To contact Mrs. Griffin email .

Pre-Kindergarten Aide: Ms. Chapdelaine loves spending time with the children.  She has had the opportunity while at St. Mary’s to be in both the PreK 4 and Kindergarten rooms and truly loves her job.

Pre-Kindergarten 4 (3 day) 
Mrs. Fitzgerald-Mrs. Fitzgerald is an experienced elementary school teacher with 14 years teaching in Massachusetts public schools prior to arriving at SMA in the fall of 2022. She studied at Assumption College for both undergraduate and graduate school. Mrs. Fitzgerald lives in Longmeadow with her husband and two young children. To contact Mrs. Fitzgerald email .

Pre-Kindergarten Aide: Mrs. Barnhart holds a degree in Mass Communications from Westfield State University and has worked as a teachers aide for many years.  Mrs. Barnhart resides in Longmeadow with her husband and two sons.

Ms. Wasiuk graduated from Assumption College. She has over 19 years of teaching experience and loves teaching at the PreK level. To contact Ms. Wasiuk email.

Kindergarten Aide: Mrs. Hussey graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She has been teaching at the Academy for over 14 years!

First Grade
Ms. Landry received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Mathematics from Stonehill College. Ms. Landry also has her Masters in the Art of Teaching Mathematics from Western New England University. To contact Ms. Landry email .

First Grade Aide: Ms. Sawyer received her Para Professional Certificate from STCC.  She is a fantastic addition to the first grade class and brings lots of energy and creativity to the room.

Second Grade
Mrs. Widmer has her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a reading concentration from Westfield State University. Mrs. Widmer has been teaching at St. Mary’s Academy for over 15 years! To contact Mrs. Widmer email .

Third Grade
 Ms.Macero- We welcome Ms. Macero in the fall of 2023 to SMA. email .

Fourth Grade
Mrs. Matte graduated from Westfield State University with a Bachelor’s in Education and a concentration in Social Studies. Mrs. Matte has been teaching at the Academy for over 25 years! To contact Mrs. Matte email .

Fifth Grade
Mrs. Gonzalez received her degree in Elementary Education in 2000 and has been in Catholic Education since. She brings excitement and fun to each of her lessons. To contact Mrs. Gonzalez, email .

Sixth Grade Homeroom (JR High Religion and History)
Mrs. Kelley received her degrees from Bay Path and American Public University.  She had worked in the Longmeadow Public Schools prior to joining us.  Mrs. Kelley is looking forward to an exciting school year.  To contact Ms. Kelley email .

Seventh Grade Homeroom (JR High English and Language Arts)
Mrs. Cannon received her BA in English and Music from UMass Amherst as well as a MA in English with a Certificate in Secondary Education, Musical Theater and Choral Studies. She has worked at the Community Music School of Springfield with the Vivace Chorus and Mater Dolorosa School in Holyoke. To contact Mrs. Cannon email .

Eighth Grade Homeroom (JR High Math and Science)
Mrs. Brodeur has been teaching Junior High Math and Science for over thirty years, obtaining her degree from Westfield State University. Mrs. Brodeur enjoys running our theater department. To contact Mrs. Brodeur email .

Ms. Smith is excited for another fun year. She enjoys getting creative with the students and letting them express themselves through Art. To contact Ms. Smith email by clicking on the link.

Mr. Barrows graduated from Lowell Technological Institute (now known as UMASS Lowell). He truly enjoys technology and sharing his knowledge with the students in grades K – 6. To contact Mr. Barrows, email by clicking on the link.

Mrs. McDonald has been the Librarian at St. Mary’s Academy since 1991. Mrs. McDonald received her degree from AIC in 1967, and her Master’s in Education from Westfield State in 1975. To contact Mrs. McDonald, email by clicking on the link.

Sr. Christine Lavoie is our reading enrichment teacher. Sister Chris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the Elms College and a Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Reading from Westfield State University.

Mr. Gurt received his degree in Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis from the University of Hartford. To contact Mr. Gurt, email by clicking on the link.

Ms. Vazquez joined us in the fall of 2022.  Her love for teaching shows through in her fun and interactive lessons.  To contact Ms.Vazquez, email by clicking on the link.

Physical Education/Health
Mr. Conway joined SMA in the Fall of 2022.  His love for fitness is shows through in his lessons. To contact Mr. Conway email by clicking on the link.

School Secretary
Janice Barrows – Mrs. Barrows joined St. Mary’s Academy in 2010 and continues to be the smiling face that greets our families each morning in the front office. She has worked in Catholic education since 1992. To contact Mrs. Barrows, email .

School Nurse
Wendy Goulet, RN – Nurse Wendy loves what she does and it shows! She is looking forward to keeping everyone healthy and safe this year.  To contact Nurse Wendy email

Development Coordinator
Amy Mendrala – Mrs. Mendrala is looking forward to another great year at SMA.  She joined SMA in October of 2020.  To contact Mrs. Mendrala, email .