Meet the SPS Staff
Pre-K - Mrs. Margaret Liotta
Mrs. Liotta is a second-year teacher here at SPS. She received her bachelor's degree from Salem State University and her master's from Leslie University. Her core of studies concentration was in Curriculum and Instruction through the Arts.
Kindergarten - Ms. Carolyn McNeil
A third-year teacher at SPS, Carolyn McNeil brings experience with her from St. Margaret's in Lowell, MA, where she taught for one year. She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Elementary Education and American Studies from Franklin Pierce University.
Grade 1 - Mrs. Mary Littig
A fifth-year teacher at SPS, Mrs. Littig has brought a great deal of experience to our first-grade classroom. She began teaching after graduating from Salem State College with a bachelor's degree in Education. She soon earned her master's degree and continued to teach in elementary schools in several Massachusetts communities, including Beverly, Westford, Tyngsboro, and Bedford.
Grade 2 - Mrs. Holly Donovan
Holly Donovan, a sixth-year teacher at SPS, earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Human Development from Rivier College, earning Dean's List honors. She also holds a master's of Education in the area of Curriculum and Development.
Grade 3 / Athletic Director - Ms. Gael Ouellette
Gael Ouellette joined the SPS staff in 1999. She earned her degree from Bridgewater State College, with a double major in Elementary Education and Special Education and a minor in Psychology. Her main role is third-grade teacher, but she also serves as the school's Athletic Director and Secretary of PTO. She is also in charge of the school Before-Care and After-Care program. Prior to coming to Saint Patrick School, she worked in Salem, MA, as a resource room teacher and then in North Andover, MA, as a grade 8 Math, Social Studies, and Reading teacher for 11 years. As well as being an athlete, she has coached basketball, soccer, cheerleading, and softball.
Grade 4 - Mr. Brian Clark
Grade 5 - Mr. Charles Curfman
Grade 6 - Mrs. Mary Martin (Assistant Principal)
Math, Science Grades 6 - 8
Religion Grade 6
Martin has been a member of the SPS community for 28 years, winning the Teacher of the Year award from the Wattanick Grange
in Hudson, NH, in 2003. She has earned Highly Qualified Teacher status from the state of New Hampshire in the area of middle
school mathematics. During her tenure at St. Pat's, she has served on three NEASC committees. She earned a bachelor's
degree from Lowell State College, majoring in Elementary Education, and is certified to teach through the state of New Hampshire.
Grade 7 - Mrs. Lynne Stader
Literature and Writing Grades 6-8
Religion Grade 7
Lynne Stader has been teaching for 37 years, the last 26 years at SPS. She attended Bowling Green State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Education and Music. Her vast teaching experience includes teaching Kindergarten at St. Joseph School in Lowell, MA, teaching Music at St. John the Baptist in Michigan, and teaching Language Arts and Social Studies at a public middle school in Ohio. She was the recipient of the NH Society for Technology in Education's Technology Educator Award in 2000, and is a multi-year honoree in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Mrs. Stader was also recognized in 2012 as New Hampshire VFW Teacher of the Year, acknowledging her efforts in citizenship education, fostering patriotism, and student leadership.
Grade 8 - Mrs. Mary Tryon
Language Arts, Social Studies Grades 6 - 8
Religion Grade 8
Mary Tryon is the senior member of the staff at SPS, having served for 32 years. She earned her bachelor's degree in History and Education from the University of Lowell. She was an integral part of the school's recent successful accreditation preparation. She is certified to teach social studies by the state of New Hampshire.
Computers / Grades 7 & 8 Math - Mrs. Lori McDermott
Information Technology Coordinator
A teacher at SPS since 2002, Lori McDermott earned her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a master's degree in Computer/Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mrs. McDermott has her teacher certification from the state of New Hampshire.
French - Mrs. Denise Montminy
Denise Montminy, a 22-year veteran at SPS, earned her degree in Business from Rivier College. A combination of her family's French Canadian background and courses that she has taken at Rivier College have provided this French teacher with extensive knowledge of the French language. Madame is currenlty pursuing a master's in Educational Studies at Southern New Hampshire University. While at SPS, she also has served as coordinator of the school's ski program. She is certified to teach elementary education through the Diocese of Manchester.
Physical Education - Mr. Aaron Dumont
Art - Mrs. Marianne Lipari
A graduate of St. Mary's College, Marianne Lipari was an art teacher in the Lincoln public schools, Hudson public schools, and Hollis public schools. Mrs. Lipari has completed graduate course work at both Lesley College and Rivier College. A teacher at SPS since 1998, Mrs. Lipari is certified in both New Hampshire and Indiana in Art Education.
Mrs. Andrea Grande
Kindergarten - Grade 3 music
Mrs. Grande comes from the Dracut Public Schools, where she served as a music teacher. She also taught in the Tyngsboro Public Schools, St. Margaret School in Lowell, and the Billerica Public Schools. She brings thirty-five years of music education experience to St. Patrick School.
Mr. Leon Grande
Grades 4 - 8 music
Mr. Grande served as a music teacher and Supervisor of the Fine and Performing Arts in the Dracut Public School System. He was also the Director of the Marching Band, the Chorus, and is still the Director of the Dracut Town Choral Group. He brings thirty-five years of music education experience to St. Patrick School.
Librarian - Mrs. Tracy Gamble
Instructional Aid - Mrs. Kimberly Michel
School Nurse - Halina Tarczon
Mrs. Tarczon comes to Saint Patrick with a wealth of experience. She is a Registered Nurse and is licensed in the State of NH. Her past experiences include being a Medical-Surgical Unit Nurse and Intensive Care Nurse. She has also worked for the Hampstead Homecare, and Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. "Miss Halina" (as the kids call her) is also a mother of two.
Guidance Counselor- Blaire McCarthy
Mrs. McCarthy comes to St. Pats with a wealth of experience in the areas of Psychology and Sociology. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Merrimack College, and earned her master's in Counseling and Psychotherapy from Rivier College. In addition to being Guidance Counselor at St. Joseph Regional School in Salem, NH for the past 10 years, Blaire has also performed Per Diem work at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. Being no stranger to parenting, Mrs. McCarthy is the mother of 3 boys. She holds her New Hampshire state certification in Guidance Counseling.