Ms. Roselee Maddaloni, Principal
Ms. Maddaloni has been teaching for almost 35 years spending 9 years as Principal of Nativity. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s from La Salle University and pursued Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership. Ms. Maddaloni received her Principal’s certificate and religion certification from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Prior to Nativity, Ms. Maddaloni was Principal at Holy Family School in Manayunk which became Holy Child Catholic School. She was appointed Principal of the new regional school. She served as Director of Elementary Education for the Office of Catholic Education prior to her appointment as Principal of Nativity of Our Lord School. Ms. Maddaloni has served as an adjunct professor at Immaculata University since 1992. After teaching eighth grade for 19 years, she left to pursue a career in the business world. She oversaw mental health programs in several base service units in Philadelphia and Chester County. Ms. Maddaloni also oversaw mental health programs for the elderly in a group of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Delaware County and was Vice-President of Operations for the organization. After 9/11, she felt she needed to return to Catholic education. Ms. Maddaloni is a member of Nativity parish. She was recently inducted into her elementary school’s Hall of Fame.
Mr. Kyle McDonough, Vice Principal
Mr. McDonough joined the Nativity family four years ago teaching PreK 4, then first grade. He attended Temple University for undergraduate and Gwynedd Mercy for graduate studies. When not at school, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Kelso.
Mrs. Mitzi Chirillo,School Finance Officer and Database Administrator
Mrs. Chirillo, a parishioner of Nativity, has been employed at the school for 20 years serving as Administrative Assistant to the Principal and most recently as Enrollment and Marketing Director until October, 2018 when she began working part time as School Finance Director and Database Adminsitarator. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business and Economics from St Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Mrs. Chirillo was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and attended Catholic school through college. She and her husband Joe have been married for 44 years and raised 4 children who all graduated from Nativity and Archbishop Wood High School. After being a stay at home mom for 20 years, Mrs Chirillo began working at Nativity as Office Manager/Administrative Assistant to the Principal until being asked to assume the position of Enrollment and Marketing Director. Mrs. Chirillo enjoys music, marching bands and spending lots of time with 6 grandchildren.
Mrs. Trish Johnson, Office Manager
Mrs. Johnson began volunteering at Nativity 19 years ago when her girls were young students. In 2003, she started working part-time as the Office Assistant and assumed the position of full-time Office Manager in 2011. Mrs. Johnson served on the Home & School Board for 4 years, the last as Vice President.
Mrs. Johnson enjoys spending time with her family, reading, baking and quiet time on the beach. She and her husband, Bill, have been married for 38 years and have two daughters who are Nativity graduates. She is a parishioner of St Cyril of Jerusalem.
Ms Christine MacDougall, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. MacDougall has worked at Nativity parish and school since 2004. She is mom to Nativity alum, William, and a furry four-legged fellow named Benji. Mrs. MacDougall is a Nativity parishioner and a proud board member of Nativity’s Saint Gianna Society.
In her spare time, Mrs. MacDougall enjoys listening to classical music (favorites include Debussy and Vivaldi), sewing, crocheting, watching comedies and attempting to try new recipes. She enjoys chatting daily with the students.
Mrs. Karen Pressler, Nurse
Mrs. Pressler has been in the nursing profession for 17 years. She has been the certified school nurse at Nativity for five years. Mrs. Pressler graduated from the Frankford Hospital School of Nursing and received her Bachelors in Nursing from The New York State University. She has an Education Specialist Level 2 certification.
Mrs. Pressler loves the staff, students, and all who work here at Nativity. It is truly a special community which she is grateful to be a part of. Mrs. Pressler is also the Nursing Coordinator for Centennial School District and spends time in all of their schools. She lives locally and has two children. The beach is her happy place when she is not in the schools during the school year.
Mrs. Sharon Silvestri, Development Director
Mrs Silvestri has been the Development Director at Nativity for 4 years. After graduating Archbishop Wood, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Computers and Information Systems from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Mrs. Silvestri and her husband, Leo have three children who graduated from Catholic schools. As a stay at home mom for 18 years, she was active at her children’s grade school where she was the President of the Parent’s Association for six years and then the President of the Mother’s Club at her sons’ high school. She has brought her experience in fundraising to Nativity. Mrs. Silvestri enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her Cavapoo dog plus relaxing by the pool and traveling. She is a member of St Martin of Tours parish in New Hope.
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Mrs. Karen MacLeod - PK3 (Room 107)
Mrs. MacLeod has been teaching for 26 years with 12 of those years at Nativity. She is a Temple graduate with certifications in Early Childhood Education, Level II Teaching and Religion.
She is a member of St Cyril’s parish and has been married to her husband, Bud for 30 years with one daughter, Emily. When not teaching, she loves spending time at the gym, reading and vacationing with friends and family.
Mrs. Theresa Boorse - PK 4 (Room 106)
Mrs. Boorse returns to teaching at Nativity this year having taught here one year before during her 7 years of educating students. A graduate of Cabrini College with a BS in Education, she is working on her Religion certification.
Mrs. Boorse is a product of Catholic education. She has taught various grade levels from PreK to 5th grade. She took a break from teaching for awhile to raise two children, who are students at Nativity, Julianna (8th) and Jeffrey (6th). She is a member of Nativity of Our Lord parish and lives in Warminster with her children, husband, 2 dogs, 2 turtles, fish and a Conure Parrot named Pickles. Her hobbies include boating (licensed boater), gardening, spending time with family, reading, being outdoors and the beach.
Mrs. Megan DiToro - PK4 (Room 110)
Mrs. DiToro has been teaching at Nativity for 19 years. As a graduate of Shippensburg University, Mrs. DiToro has her certification in Early Childhood Education. She is a member of St Cyril’s parish and loves teaching at Nativity. Mrs. DiToro started the PK4 program at our school.
Mrs. DiToro is the daughter of a retired Army Colonel. She was able to live and see many different parts of our country. After getting married, Mrs. DiToro settled in the Warrington area. When not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband, David and her daughter, Nichole, a student at Nativity. She also enjoys reading, spending time outdoors and being with friends.
Mrs. Amanda Grill - K (Room 108)
Mrs. Grill has eight years of teaching experience and has taught at Nativity for five years. She is a graduate of Cabrini University with her certification in Elementary Education.
Mrs. Grill is a parishioner of Nativity along with her husband and two sons who are students at our school. She and her husband are having a great experience watching their sons flourish.
Mrs. Karen Crossen - K (Room 109)
Mrs. Crossen is a member of Nativity parish and started her third year at our school after 12 years teaching students at other schools. She is a graduate of Neumann University where she received her teaching certification in Elementary and Early Childhood education. She received her Master’s from Cabrini University.
Mrs. Crossen is married to her husband, Kevin and they have a 4 year old daughter, Rachel and a dog named Mindy. In her spare time, she loves to bake, garden and spend time with her family. Mrs. Crossen is glad to be a member of such a wonderful parish and to have the opportunity to be part of such an amazing school.
Mrs. Mary Beth Conricode - Grade 1 (Room 203)
Mrs. Conricode has been teaching for over 12 years with 11 years at Nativity. She is a graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University where she received her Elementary and Early Education Certification.
Mrs. Conricode, a parishioner of Nativity, has 4 children, 3 are graduates of Nativity and one is a current student. She is a Home and School Board Member and was the former Director of the CARES program.
Mrs. Katherine Arrow - Grade 1 (Room 202)
Mrs. Arrow began her teaching career at Nativity in 2007. She has been an educator for thirteen years. She is a graduate of West Chester University and has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
In her free time, Mrs. Arrow enjoys DIY projects and she loves spending time with her husband and her six nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Judy Manning - Grade 2 (Room 204)
Mrs. Manning has been teaching at Nativity for over 30 years. She graduated from Gwynedd Mercy University with Education and Business degrees. She is certified in Elementary Education.
As a parishioner of Nativity parish, Mrs Manning has 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter who is the “Light of Her Life”. In her spare time, she is a certified Yoga Instructor.
Ms. Ashley Bontempo - Grade 2 (Room 205)
Ms. Bontempo has been teaching at Nativity for almost 10 years. She is a graduate of Holy Family University with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. She is a member of the Leadership Team at Nativity and the Director of PAWS.
Mrs. Tina Pozesky - Grade 3 (Room 206)
Mrs. Pozesky has been teaching for 13 years, spending 9 years at Nativity. She is a graduate of Rider University with certifications in Level 1 Elementary Education for both the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Pozesky has been married for 16 years to her husband, Gregory, her high school sweetheart. They are members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish and have a daughter who attends Nativity. When she is not in the classroom, Mrs. Pozesky enjoys time with her family, playing golf and spending time at the shore.
Mrs. Kathleen Anderson - Grade 3 (Room 208)
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Mrs. Anderson has been teaching for over 20 years with 15 years spent at Nativity. As a graduate of Gwynedd Mercy College, she is certified in Elementary Eduacation and Early Childhood Educations.
Mrs. Anderson is a cantor at her parish, St Catherine of Siena in Horsham. She loves to read and to spend time with family and friends, especially at the shore.
Mrs. Lauren Affleck - Grade 3 (Room 209)
Mrs. Affleck joined the Nativity school community two years ago. She has been teaching for five years since receiving her Bachelors degree from LaSalle University. Mrs. Affleck is certified in Grades PreK-4th Instructional I. She is a member of St Stanislaus parish.
Mrs. Patricia Morris - Grade 4 (Room 103)
Mrs. Morris has been teaching at Nativity for 27 years. A graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University, she is certified in Elementary Education and is a Google certified educator. Mrs. Morris was named a 2019 Archdiocese of Philadelphia Tech Influencer and an Archdiocese of Philadelphia Tech Ambassador.
Mrs. Morris is a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish. She is a member of our school’s Leadership Team and Advisory Board. Her hobbies include photography and traveling with family.
Mrs. Amy Tenaglia - Grade 4 (Room 105)
This is Mrs. Tenaglia’s first year teaching at Nativity even though she has been teaching for 11 years. She holds a BA in Elementary Education from Holy Family University.
Mrs. Tenaglia has been a parishioner of Nativity since she was in the second grade. Sister Madeline and Sister Peg were the ones who told her she should be a teacher. Mrs. Tenaglia has helped with the Prep Program all through high school and then college! She has a three-year old son who keeps her and her husband busy. They love playing outside, especially on the beach! Mrs. Tenaglia loves to read and she always has a book with her just in case.
Mrs. Mary O'Driscoll - Grade 5 (Room 210)
Mrs. O’Driscoll is very happy to be in her second year at Nativity. She has been teaching in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for over 20 years. She has a wealth of experience in many subject areas and levels, ranging from PreK-3 to Grade 8, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from The Catholic University of America. Her certifications include PA Elementary, Catechist for the Archdiocese, and Google Certified Educator.
Mrs. O’Driscoll enjoys blending creativity into her classes. She is passionate about her Catholic Faith, and is a liturgical musician as well as a former Youth Group Core leader. She loves to read, travel, spend time with her husband and daughters, hang out at any beach she can find, and learn all things historical or scientific.
Mrs. Christina Becker - Grade 5 (Room 211)
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Mrs. Becker has been teaching at Nativity for 13 years of her 16 years in education. She is a graduate of Temple University and Gwynedd Mercy University with certifications in General Education and Special Education.
Mrs. Becker is a graduate of Nativity school herself and of Archbishop Wood. In addition to her education degree, she has a BA in Communication Sciences specializing in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology along with a minor in Psychology. Mrs. Becker spent two years writing her Master’s Thesis conducting mass studies and research which focused on engaging students through manipulatives in correlation to education standards for all academic subjects. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the international Honor Society in Education. Mrs. Becker is a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish and has a son who attends Nativity.
Mrs. Kathryn Lambert - Grade 6 (Room 212)
Mrs. Dianne McGeer - Grade 6 (Room 213)
With almost 20 years of teaching, Mrs. McGeer is in her third year at Nativity. She is a Temple graduate with certification in Instructional 1 Elementary Education.
As a parishioner of Nativity, Mrs. McGeer is thrilled to be teaching at Nativity and continuing her teaching of 6th graders. When traveling through Grade 6, we often need a passport because our journey takes us from the Old Testament in Religion to Europe, Africa and Asia with Social Studies and to many other places throughout Math and Language Arts. Mrs. McGeer enjoys spending time with her family and has a son, Aidan, a student at Archbishop Wood.
Mrs. Jennifer Boag - Grade 7 (Room 117)
This year is Mrs. Boag’s 7th year of teaching at our school. She returned to the Nativity classroom last year. Between classroom teaching assignments, she was the Director of Religious Education for Nativity of Our Lord Parish, where she was blessed to coordinate the PREP program and the sacraments for all the parish children.
Mrs. Boag has been teaching for 12 years after receiving her BSED in Elementary Education/English from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She is listed in the Who’s Who Among American College and University Students and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honor Society. Mrs. Boag has her religion certification from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and is a certified ALICE instructor.
Mrs. Boag volunteers with the parish children’s choir and is a member of the adult choir at Nativity. She also plays the flute for our school Masses. She has two children who currently and happily attend Nativity of Our Lord School. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, listening to music, and staying busy attending her children’s various games and activities.
Mr. Chris Rafferty - Grade 7 (Room 215)
Mr. Rafferty has been teaching for 30 years, with 20 years at St Jerome in Philadelphia. At Nativity, he taught for 8 years in the Computer Lab and is back in the classroom for grades 6, 7, and 8th grade Social Studies. Mr. Rafferty is a current and active member of PA Education in Technology; PETE&C. He also has a certification in Code Development.
Mr. Rafferty is an active member of Our Lady of Calvary in Philadelphia. He has been married for 32 years and has two sons, Christopher and Matthew.
Mrs. Nicole Ferruzzi - Grade 8 (Room 115)
Mrs. Ferruzzi is currently on maternity leave. Mrs. Laura Lasky is teaching until December when Mrs. Ferruzzi returns.
Mrs. Ferruzzi has been teaching for 7 years with 4 of those years at Nativity. Mrs. Ferruzzi received her Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and her Master’s Degree from Holy Family University. She possesses an Instructional 1 certification in Education.
Mrs. Ferruzzi is a member of St David’s parish and lives in Hatboro with her husband, newborn baby daughter Izzy and two dogs, Cliff and Penny. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading books, listening to music, cooking and watching sports. She loves to travel and experience new places.
Mr. Rick Adamsky - Grade 8 (Room 217)
Mr. Adamsky has been teaching at Nativity for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Temple University for both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He is certified by the Archdiocese for Religion and has been listed in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and was honored as an Outstanding American Teacher. Mr. Adamsky was a finalist for the Leadership in Catholic Youth Sports Award, nominated for Disney Teacher Award and the winner of the Bill O’Neill “For God and Your Award”.
Mr. Adamsky is a member of Nativity parish and the coach of many sports, football, softball, basketball and track & field for not only Nativity school but also Archbishop Wood, Warrington Athletic Association, Lenape Middle School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Mrs. Melanie Branchide - Art
Mrs. Branchide has taught for 10 years but this is her second year at Nativity. She is teaching art to students in grades 2 through 8. Mrs. Branchide is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design.
Ms. Denise DiNardo -- Art
Ms. DiNardo has been teaching for 11 years but this is her first year teaching at Nativity. She will be teaching Art to students in PreK through Grade 1. She has her Bachelors of Arts degree from Chestnut Hill College with certifications in Faux Painting and Art For Mentally Impared.
In addition to teaching art, Ms. DiNardo is a muralist artist and senior art teacher at Ann’s Choice and other Senior Living Facilities. She is a member of Queen of Peace parish.
Mrs. Amparo Viscounte — Spanish
Senora Viscounte has taught five years at Nativity. She is a graduate of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the City College of New York. She is certified in Teaching Languages with Comprehensible Input.
Senora Viscounte loves spending time with her husband and family, traveling to new places, creating arts and crafts, cheering on the Eagles, attending kickboxing classes and collecting seashells at her favorite spot, Cape May. She has so much fun directing the Tiger Prints Art Club and loves seeing her students create beautiful artwork.
Mrs. Kim Higginson - STEAM Coordinator
Mrs. Higginson has been teaching for 12 years with six of those years at Nativity. She has her Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University and her Master’s from Cabrini University. She is certified in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.
Mrs. Higginson has a young daughter, Charlotte, and is a member of Nativity parish. She is an assistant swim coach at Archbishop Wood High School and is a certified instructor of life guarding and CPR by the American Red Cross.
Mrs. Cecelia Harris — Music 118
Mrs. Harris is in her third year at Nativity following 12 years of teaching experience at other schools. She is a graduate of Anna Maria College. Mrs. Harris has taught music in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Archdiocese of Allentown.
Mrs. Michelle Scanlon — Resource 200
Mrs. Scanlon in her third year at Nativity as our Wilson Reading Specialist and has been teaching for 13 years. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Saint Joseph’s University. She is certified in Elementary and Special Education as well as Wilson Reading.
Mrs. Scanlon has four daughters, three of whom attend Nativity with the fourth waiting to join her sisters. She enjoys coaching soccer and lacrosse. She was a member of the first Dutch National Lacrosse Team in 2009 and played in the World Cup in 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic. Mrs. Scanlon is a member of Nativity parish.
Mrs. Dawn Lally — Honors Math 216
Mrs. Lally has been teaching for over 35 years at Nativity. She has her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Bloomsburg University in Elementary Education, along with a minor in Special Education. Mrs. Lally has Permanent Certification from the State of PA along with Religion and Principal Certificates from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She has taught various grades including 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 8 in addition to Honors Math.
Mrs. Lally enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, exercising and relaxing by the pool. She is a parishioner of Nativity.