The Schools of St. Mary Welcome New Faculty

The Schools of St. Mary Welcome New Faculty

The Schools of St. Mary are proud to welcome six new faculty members! These educators use their God-given talents every day to lead the elementary and high school students into a richer academic and spiritual life, forming them into the adults they will one day become. We are grateful to have them.

Anthony Calzetta (second from the right) returns this year to St. Mary’s Elementary School. A former faculty member and devoted coach, Mr. Calzetta has found his home with the Gaels once more. This will be his sixth non-consecutive year at St. Mary’s, where he teaches middle school math. He pursued teaching with a mission to make a difference and to “make math a more enjoyable subject.” You can also find him on the field: he coaches lacrosse, volleyball, and girls’ basketball. An avid skier and hiker, he remains active outside of work as well!

Anna Green (second from the left) is starting at St. Mary’s High School as a theology teacher after years of working as a catechist in local parishes and with homeschooling groups. Anna graduated from Hofstra University with degrees in creative writing and religious studies and a minor in Latin. She teaches 9th, 11th, and 12th grade religion covering topics ranging from morality to apologetics. Ms. Green’s foremost passion is her Catholic faith, and she is overjoyed to be instilling a love for the Lord and a strong understanding of Catholic doctrine. Currently completing her graduate degree in theology, Ms. Green also manages the high school’s social media and website presence, where she employs her previous experience in both writing and graphic design.

Maria Hoyle (third from the right) works with some of our youngest pupils; she teaches Nursery and AIS at St. Mary’s Elementary School. She has “found a new home at St. Mary’s”; she taught for ten years at Portledge School before staying home to raise her children. She is “thrilled” to return to the field, remarking that her favorite part is helping students feel confident about themselves. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and always learning new things.

Mary Meed (third from the left) last year accepted a leave replacement position at St. Mary’s Elementary School and begins this year as a permanent 5th grade math/science and 3rd grade ELA teacher. A former charter school teacher, she loves the “ah-ha” moments that come when knowledge “clicks” for a student, and she looks forward to helping the children of St. Mary’s “grow as individuals.” While Ms. Meed is a lover of travel, she also enjoys spending time with family, friends, and the joyful quiet of the beach.

Damien Quinn (first from the right) looks forward to “the opportunity to change kids’ lives” as he begins teaching 6th-8th grade history at St. Mary’s Elementary School. A graduate of Fairfield University, Mr. Quinn also studied abroad at the University of the Arts in Florence, Italy. An Eagle Scout and an avid student of history, Mr. Quinn finds that conveying his enthusiasm and knowledge to his students is immensely rewarding. Damien spent the last school year working closely with Mr. Griffin and is delighted to be conducting classes of his own this year.  Mr. Quinn is as much a bibliophile as he is an outdoorsman: he enjoys reading, travel, and fishing.

Kevin White (first from the left), a magna cum laude graduate of Stony Brook University with degrees in economics and philosophy, joins the St. Mary’s High School faculty as a 9th and 12th grade theology teacher. While at the university, Kevin also minored in applied mathematics and jazz studies. He wrote his senior thesis on the history of the scientific revolution from the perspective of the Catholic Thomistic tradition. Mr. White wants to use his skills, gifts, and talents in a way that would help build the Kingdom of God. “I have a great desire to be engaged with the intellectual and moral formation of young people,” he says, and is delighted to be doing so in such a welcoming and community, where he can help students find their vocation and purpose in life. At Stonybrook, Kevin held leadership roles in the Catholic campus ministry and the Newman Club. Now Mr. White assists in the St. Mary’s campus ministry program and will be assuming a larger role next year.

We are blessed to have such dedicated and enthusiastic new teachers as part of our St. Mary’s family!