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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 Student Life & Director of Admissions
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. Kimberly Adam, Guidance Director
Mrs. Adam joined St. Patrick Academy in 2019. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Boston College and Masters' Degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Alabama and School Counseling from Assumption College. She worked for many years in the Diocese of Worcester in Massachusetts, teaching middle school English before becoming a guidance counselor. She has extensive experience as a guidance counselor in two Massachusetts Catholic high schools. She also holds a certification for ESL Specialist as well as a Career Development Specialist. She is also the adviser for the Peer Mentoring Program and Sisterhood Club and teaches Freshman Exploration.
Mrs. Kara Akey, Athletic Director & Social Studies Teacher
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.
Ms. Sarah Mulholland, Campus Minister & Fine Arts Teacher
Ms. Mulholland was named Campus Minister for the Academy in 2021 and also currently serves as the director of Youth Ministry at St. Patrick Parish. In addition, she leads the school's music ministry, The Jesus Band, and performs with them as a pianist and vocalist, and she is the adviser for Club 3107. She is pursuing her B.A. in Christian Ministry at Regent University.
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.
Mr. Michael Cote, IVC, Student Service Program Coordinator/Teacher
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.
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. Kelly Andreoni, English Teacher
Mrs. Andreoni joined the staff at St. Patrick Academy in 2019 and holds a B.A. in English/Composition from the University of Massachusetts–Lowell and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Boston University. She earned her National Board Certification in 2007. She has taught English at Revere High School in Massachusetts for twelve years before she and her family moved to Rhode Island. Mrs. Andreoni is also the adviser for the National Honor Society.
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.
Mrs. Mary Cipriano, Theology Teacher
Mrs. Cipriano taught at St. Patrick Elementary School from 1999-2001 and again from 2002-2009. She earned her BA in Psychology & Secondary Education from Worcester State University and joined the faculty when the school reopened as St. Patrick Academy. Mrs. Cipriano became Campus Minister while also teaching Psychology and Theology until she retired in 2019. Mrs. Cipriano was chosen to be the Commencement Speaker at the Class of 2021 and Class of 2022 graduation ceremonies, and during her 2021 speech she announced her return to the classroom as a Religion teacher.
Mr. Stephen Esau, Math Teacher
Mr. Esau began teaching at the Academy in 2016. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA in Management, both from Bryant University. After 23 years in the information technology field, Mr. Esau went back to college in 2002 for his teaching certification in Secondary Education/Mathematics from Providence College. He has taught for the past 20 years in public and private high schools, as well as at the college level.
Ms. Ellen Rogers, Math Teacher
Ms. Rogers began teaching mathematics at St. Patrick Academy in 2010. She received her B.A. from Rhode Island College and previously taught in the East Providence School System and at Caritas House for many years. Ms. Rogers has also worked for BES Education in their after-school tutoring program for middle school students. This year, she is teaching Algebra I and Algebra II Honors.
Ms. Kristin Scribner, Math & STEAM 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. Brett Summers, English Teacher
Mrs. Summers began teaching at the Academy in 2016. She earned her B.A. in Art History at Swarthmore College and her M.Ed. at Wake Forest University. She has taught in public schools in North Carolina, Massachusetts, and at the Wheeler School in Rhode Island. She has also done work in educational research and education coordination.
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.
Ms. Rebecca Page Perez, Development Associate & Public Relations
Ms. Page Perez joined our school community in the fall of 2023. Prior to joining the Development Office at St. Patrick Academy, she directed many programs with Catholic school alumni through the Catholic School Office and Office of Pastoral Planning for the Diocese of Providence. She holds her B.A. in Sociology from Wheaton College and a J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. She will assist the community of St. Patrick Academy within the areas of public relations and marketing.
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.