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Fr. James Ruggieri, Pastor

Fr. James has been the Pastor of St. Patrick Parish since 2003 and St. Michael's Parish since 2020. He received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Providence College and an MA in Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. He was ordained a priest in 1995 by Bishop Louis E. Gelineau. Before coming to St. Patrick’s, Fr. James was an Assistant Pastor at St. Matthew’s Church in Cranston, All Saints Parish in Woonsocket, and Holy Spirit Parish in Central Falls.

Mr. E. Christopher Myron, Principal

Mr. Myron received his B.A. in English from Framingham State University, and his M.Ed. from Boston College. He has served as Principal and then President of Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, MA for the past 11 years, where he had previously served as Development Director. He was a teacher, Admissions Director, and then Vice Principal for Academics at Coyle & Cassidy High School in Taunton, MA, and also served as principal of Notre Dame de Lourdes Elementary School in Fall River. 

Ms. Robin Tagliaferri, Development Director

Ms. Tagliaferri joined our school community in February 2020, bringing with her the many years of experience in the field of development. Most recently, she worked as the Advancement Coordinator at the Catholic School Office, Diocese of Providence, assisting schools in establishing development programs.  She has worked as a Development Director at AS220 and the Remick Museum and Farm in New Hampshire. Ms. Tagliaferri has also worked in Community Relations, Admissions, and as Executive Director of Forbes House Museum in Massachusetts

Deacon Stephen Raymond, Director of Operations

Deacon Raymond began teaching math at St. Patrick School in 1975 before becoming Principal in 1985, a position he faithfully discharged for 26 years.  He earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Providence College and an M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Rhode Island College.  In 2011, he became Operations Director at St. Patrick Academy.  He was ordained a permanent deacon by Bishop Thomas Tobin in January 2013.  Mr. Raymond also earned his Master of Theological Studies from Providence College in 2014.

Mrs. Ashley Proulx, Dean of Academic Affairs & Admissions Director

Mrs. Proulx began her tenure at St. Patrick Academy in 2016 as a Social Studies teacher, becoming the Director of Admissions, PR, & Marketing in 2020 and the Dean of Student Life in 2022.  She is the founder of the SPARK (St. Pat's Acts of Random Kindness) and Peer Mentoring programs, as well as the adviser for the Ambassadors' Club.  She earned her B.A. in History and her M.T. in Secondary Education for Social Studies at the University of South Carolina. She has taught social studies at high schools in South Carolina and Rhode Island.  Mrs. Proulx is also an adjunct instructor in the Social Sciences & Humanities Department at New England Institute of Technology.  She also teaches AP Psychology.

Mrs. Kara Akey, Dean of Student Life & Athletic Director

Mrs. Akey joined the faculty at St. Patrick Academy in 2017.  She earned her B.S. in Social Studies & ELA Education from Champlain College and taught for two years as a history teacher in another RI high school.  Mrs. Akey is also the Student Council adviser at the Academy.

Mr. Mark Luzzi, Information Technology Director & Technology Teacher 

Mr. Luzzi began working at St. Patrick Academy in 2016. He has a B.S. in Cinema and Photography from Ithaca College, New York. He worked for several years in technical support for the R.I. International Film Festival, the Jim Henson Company, and Activision Blizzard. He has extensive experience in school technology, having worked as an IT assistant at Mount St. Charles Academy for several years.  He is also the adviser for the Yearbook.


Mrs. Krystal Alves Amoroso, School Social Worker

Mrs. Amoroso joined the staff in 2022.  She earned her B.A. in Social Work from Providence College and her Master of Social Work from New York University.  Mrs. Amoroso specializes in pediatric social work and has worked with children, teens, and their families for more than 15 years.  Mrs. Amoroso maintained a private practice for many years and has experience working in urban, rural, and therapeutic settings.  Prior to joining the staff at St. Patrick Academy she worked as a Student Assistance Counselor with RI Student Assistance Services, promoting mental health and focusing on substance use prevention and early intervention.

Mrs. Robin Bent, World Language Teacher

Mrs. Bent has spent 30 years teaching foreign languages at Bishop Keough High School before becoming a faculty member at St. Patrick Academy in 2015. She holds a B.A. in Foreign Languages from Assumption College and has done a graduate-level study at Providence College.  She is fluent in Spanish and French and proficient in Italian and German.

Ms. Kristin Scribner, Math Teacher

Ms. Scribner joins our faculty in 2022 after teaching at the Greene School.  Prior to that, she worked in the East Greenwich school system in Special Education before raising and homeschooling her children.  She earned her B.A. in Secondary Mathematics and a B.S. in Special Education, both from Rhode Island College.

Mrs. Christine Stimson, Religion Teacher

Christine Stimson joined the faculty at St. Patrick Academy in 2021.  She earned a BS in Education from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1994.  Before taking time to raise her six children, she taught at a few Catholic schools in Rhode Island, including at St. Patrick's Elementary School.  In the intervening time, she has been active in Religious Education spanning the age spectrum from preschoolers to high schoolers as well as adults preparing for marriage.

Ms. Amy Thomas, School Nurse

Ms. Thomas earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and has been a Registered Nurse for more than thirteen years, with most of her career spent caring for abdominal organ transplant patients.  She is excited to bring her experience to St. Patrick Academy starting in the 2022-2023 school year.  She lives in Providence with her husband, their two daughters, and their Poodle, Dolly.  In her free time, Mrs. Thomas enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, and crafting.


Administrative Staff

Mr. Michael Cote, IVC, Student Service Program Coordinator

Mr. Cote joins us this year as a member of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps to serve in the role of Student Service Program Coordinator for St. Patrick Academy. In this capacity, he will assist students in identifying meaningful and appropriate service opportunities and placements for the upcoming 2023-24 school year. Mr. Cote holds a B.A. from UMASS Dartmouth and M.A. from Providence College. Prior to joining St. Patrick Academy, he taught and directed Christian/Community Service Programs at both Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton, MA and most recently, Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, MA. In addition to his IVC placement here at St. Patrick Academy, Mr. Cote will be team teaching Essays on Social Justice with service practicum on the sophomore level. He hopes to assist students, families, community partners, and faculty/staff to live the service mission of St. Patrick Academy.

Ms. Veronica Seda, Head Administrative Assistant

Ms. Seda is the Head Administrative Assistant for the Academy and has been a long-time parishioner at St. Patrick Parish where she serves as a Sacristan, Lector, and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, at Mary House assisting with clerical work and client support, and has served as the pastoral assistant in the Confirmation program. 

Ms. Deborah Stamatakos, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Stamatakos began working at St. Patrick Academy in 2012. She has worked in data entry and administrative services for many years, most recently at Rhode Island Right to Life.