St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of its new faculty members.
Mr. Raffaele Malafronte - Grades 6 – 8 ELA
Mr. Malafronte has many years of experience at St. Edmund’s High School teaching English. He was also the school’s first Academic Dean and worked in a variety of other academic capacities such as curriculum development and advanced placement.
Ms. Michelle Podd – Grades 6 – 8 Social Studies
A graduate of Brooklyn College, Ms. Podd comes to us most recently from Leif Ericson Day School where she taught 6th , 7th and 8th grade Social Studies.
Ms. Dessa Shepherd – 5th Grade
A recipient of the Zankel Fellowship from Columbia Teacher’s College, Ms. Shepherd worked at the Harriet Tubman School in New York City. For the past 2 years, she has been working at Barnard College in curriculum development. She has also worked with students at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the Wyckoff Museum. A graduate of Chatham College, Ms. Shepherd worked as a research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh before coming to New York.
Ms. Maria Suarez – Spanish Language
Ms. Suarez is a veteran Spanish language teacher in the Brooklyn Diocese, having taught Spanish at a number of other schools on a part-time basis. Ms. Suarez will be joining us 3 days a week.
Mr. Keith O’Hare – Physical Education
Mr. O’Hare is a graduate of Queens College. He has previously worked at Stepping Stone Day School in Queens. He has also been a counselor at the Marist Brothers Esopus Camp for the past 10 years.
Re-registration is still ongoing.
Re-registration fee after March 31st: $250
Please remember: Girls should not be wearing bright nail polish.
Only light colors, if necessary, are acceptable.
Long sleeve undershirts and zip up sweatshirts are not to be worn in school. Visit the Flynn and O'Hara website below to purchase winter/spring uniform pieces.
Detention will be given if a student is continuously out of uniform.
All students should be in full school uniform including a dress shoe.
Sneakers are only to be worn on gym days.
If boots are worn to school, students must change into the school shoe.