Alert ***CLOSED through 4/24*** At the direction of Archbishop Lori and the state of Maryland, St. Francis of Assisi School will be closed through April 24, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Faculty & Staff

It's the ministry of Catholic educators to embody the faith in everything they do. They model and teach children how to form a personal relationship with Jesus and build a foundation for lifelong learning and discipleship.


John D'Adamo
MS.Ed., Johns Hopkins Univ.: Admin. & Supervision of Schools 
MA, Loyola University MD: Liberal Studies 
BA, Mount St. Mary's Univ.: English-Education
Level III Certified Youth Minister & Catechist
Principals' Leadership Institute for Adv. Study

Mary Carol Lidinsky

Assistant Principal
IB & Middle School Coordinator

M.Ed. Loyola University MD: Special Education 
BA, Loyola University MD: Education 
C.A.S.E.: Loyola University MD

Carol Will
Director of Admissions & Student Support

Certification in Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction
Certified Medication Technician

Brianne Genter
Preschool Director & School Registrar
Pre-K 3/4's

M.Ed, Towson University: Early Childhood Education
BA, Albright College: Child and Family Studies
MSDE Level VI Child Care Credential


Lisa Bradford

Pre-K 2's
99 Hour Child Care Certification
MSDE Level IV Child Care Credential

Christina Hill

Pre-K 2's
AA, BCCC: Early Childhood Education
90 Hour Child Care Certification
MSDE Level II Child Care Credential

Shamia Hodge

Pre-K 3's
90 Hour Child Care Certification
MSDE Level III Child Care Credential

Melissa Flora
Pre-K 3's
BA, College of Notre Dame of MD: Mass Communications
90 Hour Child Care Certification
MSDE Level II Child Care Credential

Michelle Hoehn
Pre-K 3/4's

90 Hour Child Care Certification
MSDE Level III Child Care Credential

Chelsea Griffin
Pre-K Aide
BS, Morgan State University: Family & Consumer Sciences

Halle Higgins
Pre-K 4's
BA, King's College: Elementary Education

Katelyn Smith
Pre-K 4's

90 Hour Child Care Certification
MSDE Level II Child Care Credential

Nicole Branham
Kindergarten Lead Teacher
BS, Stevenson University: Early Childhood Education
Registered Behavior Therapist
MSDE Level VI Child Care Credential

Angela Pinto  
Kindergarten Aide

BA, Bombay University: Economics & Psychology
99 Hour Childcare Certification
MSDE Level IV Child Care Credential

Susan Smith

1st Grade
M.Ed., Towson University: Elementary Education
BS, Towson University: Elementary Education

Amy Walsh
2nd Grade
Elementary Coordinator
BS, Villa Julie College: Liberal Arts; Tech. & Elementary Education

Lana Howell 
Primary Aide

AA, Harrisburg Area Community College: Liberal Arts
99 Hour Child Care Certification

Catherine Thibault
3rd Grade

BA, University of Dayton: Early Childhood Education
OperationTEACH, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Kara Sherman
4th Grade

BA, Towson University: Elementary Education

Rosita Jackson
5th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Music 
Faith Formation & Academic Resource

JD, University of Maryland: History and Law
BA, UMBC: History

Kris Tidball
6th Grade Homeroom
Math, Science, & Design
BS, Indiana Univ. of PA: Multi-cultural/Urban Education

Clare Banks
7th Grade Homeroom
ELA & Social Studies

MFA, University of Maryland: Creative Writing
BA, Rhodes College: English

Mary Jo Broderick
8th Grade Homeroom
Math & Science

BS, The University of Scranton:Chemistry Education 

Allison DiPietro
Learning Specialist

M.Ed., Fairmont State University: K-12 Education
BA, West Virginia Wesleyan College: Elementary-Education

Mariya Mohre
Music & Technology (K-5)
Educational Technology Coordinator
BA, Sofia University: Music Education
90 Hour Child Care Certification

Bobbi Beers 
Physical Education (K-8)

BS, Salisbury University: Exercise Science
NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer

Emily Moeller
Art (K-5)

MS, Lesley University: Ecological Teaching & Learning
BS, University of Maryland: Elementary Education

Doreen Williams

Librarian & Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Aftercare Coordinator
Certificates in Level 1 & 2 of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Jessica Crum
Spanish (PK-3)
Elementary Classroom Aide  

Angela Wolfe, Ph.D.
Spanish (4-8) 
Ph.D., Univ. of Delaware, Pol. Science & International Relations
M.S., Univ. of Delaware, Pol. Science & International Relations 
B.S., West Virginia Univ., International Studies & Spanish

Jackie King
Mercy Corps Volunteer

Jean Kelley
Liturgy Coordinator

Member, National Association of Pastoral Musicians
Lossie Hairston
Samantha Huettner
Imani Johnson
Maggie Lindgren
Dina Voos
Olivia Walker
Sheryl Young

Adjunct Faculty

Andy Bopp
Middle School Drama Director & Instructor
BS, Towson University: Fine Arts

Mike Ricigliano
Middle School Cartooning Instructor

Katie Weaver
Band Director

BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Music Education
Staffing c/o The Instrumental Music Program

Colleen Condon
Middle School Art Instructor
BA, University of Delaware: Fine Arts

Support Staff

Lauren Duggins

Certified Medication Technician

Sharon Foley

Administrative Associate
MA, Notre Dame MD Univ.: Leadership in Teaching
BA, UMBC: Sociology & Early Childhood Education  

Paul Joseph, CPA, CGMA, CFE, CFS
Business Manager
MCom, Kentucky State University: Accounting/Banking
MPA, Kentucky State University: Public Administration
Certified Public Accountant
Chartered Global Management Accountant
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Fraud Specialist

Kathie Nichols

Jennifer Yukna
Director of Marketing & Outreach

BA, Towson Univ.: Spanish Lit., Sociology/Anthropology

Cindy Crown, LCSW-C 
School Counselor

MSW, University of Maryland: Social Work
BA, Western Maryland College: Social Work

Darnell Nathaniel 
Information Technology

Katie Stricker Gilligan, R.N.
Delegating Nurse Consultant

AS, CCBC: Nursing
Certified in CPR & NRP

Robert Kirner   


Christopher Martin

Dave Pugh 
Photographer & Graphic Design