2017-2018 Staff Updates

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, please join us in welcoming the following new staff members:

Mrs. Lisa Anderson – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Lisa Anderson has joined the Saint James School staff in the role of Assistant Principal. Mrs. Anderson most recently served as Principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel school in Meriden, CT, and has over 15 years of middle school teaching experience (at Corpus Christi School in Wethersfield, CT). Mrs. Anderson has a degree in Business Management, a Master’s Degree in Education, and also has her Professional Educator License from the State of Connecticut.  Mrs. Anderson’s office will be located on the Middle School floor.

Mrs. Jennifer LaMarche – 2nd grade teacher
With Mrs. Zorger moving into the Principal position, we are pleased to announce the addition of Mrs. Jennifer LaMarche in the role of 2nd grade teacher.  Mrs. LaMarche comes to us from Saint Joseph School in Baltic, CT, where she taught 1st and 2nd grade for over 10 years as well as serving as the school’s Assistant Principal during the past year.  In addition to having her Professional Elementary Educator License from the State of Connecticut, Mrs. LaMarche has a BA in History and Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Education.

Mr. Robert W. Viara – Technology and Middle School STREAM Teacher
Mr. Robert Viara will be taking over for Mrs. McNamara, who has decided to pursue another opportunity outside of SJS.  Mr. Viara comes to us from EO Smith High School in Storrs, CT, where he taught Technology and Engineering.  A Manchester native, Mr. Viara has been involved in Manchester youth sports for many years. He has a Master’s Degree in Education and is certified through the State of Connecticut to teach technology to Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade (with experience teaching technology to grades 5-12).  Prior to his teaching career Mr. Viara worked as a manufacturing engineer at Pratt and Whitney.

(STREAM is an acronym for practical learning applications that combine Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math and is part of our middle school course schedule).

We are excited to have these three new educators joining our school staff! Please join us in welcoming them to the Saint James School community!

In addition to Mrs. McNamara, Mrs. Reilly (part-time, middle school math teacher) has also decided to pursue other opportunities outside of SJS.  Mrs. Zorger is currently interviewing candidates and plans to make an offer to fill the position by the end of next week.