Meet the SPCS 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. Stephanie Finn

A first-year teacher at SPS, Mrs. Finn is no stranger to first grade. 

Grade 2 - Mrs. Carolyn Jedraszek

Mrs. Jedraszek, a veteran teacher, has been the SPCS "designated" substitute teacher for all grades over the past several years.

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

Mr. Clark is a fourth-year teacher at SPS, and has been a parishioner at St. Pat’s for 30 years.  Mr. Clark holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Education, and a master’s degree in Education from Cambridge College.  He is certified to teach elementary education in the state of New Hampshire.

Grade 5 - Mr. Charles Curfman

Charles Curfman has been at Saint Patrick School for thirteen years. His impressive resume includes a bachelor's degree from Plymouth State College in Business Administratioin and Accounting, where he received the Myrtle L. Grover Endowed Scholarship, the Scott Descoteaux Memorial Scholarship, and the Outstanding Senior Accounting Major Award. He went on to Boston College, where he received his master's degree in Business Administration and Finance. He earned a second master's degree in Elementary and General Special Education from Rivier College. Mr. Curfman is certified in Elementary and General Special Education by New Hampshire.

Grade 6 - Mrs. Mary Martin (Assistant Principal)
Math, Science Grades 6 - 8
Religion Grade 6

Mary 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

Aaron Dumont is in his ninth year as physical education teacher at SPS. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami and has completed graduate course work at Cambridge College and Northeastern University, and is currently working on his master's degree. He was formerly employed by Disney Studios and Flying Tiger Films as a movie videographer.

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

Tracy Gamble earned her degree in Communications from Regis College. She spent a year abroad, studying at Siena Di Lingua in Siena, Italy, and Richmond College in Florence, Italy. Mrs. Gamble also completed the Elementary Education Certification program at Cameron University.

Instructional Aid - Mrs. Kimberly Michel

Kim Michel, a graduate of Saint Patrick School, is a third-year Instructional Aid supporting grades Pre-K, 1 & 2. Mrs. Michel is also a St. Patrick's parent with 2 sons, Ryan, her oldest son, also an alumni of SPS, and Cameron, a current student in grade 7. With her constant benevolent attitude, it's no surprise that Kim has recently joined our After Care team as a co-care provider for the primary grades program.

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.