Meet Our Academic Faculty

Professional Bios

We are happy to share more about ourselves with you. Please take a moment to preview our brief bios and feel free to reach out to us directly as we encourage an active, open door policy. All emails will receive a reply within 24 hours. Scheduling of parent/teacher conferences can be done directly with your child’s teacher(s) by contacting them via email or calling our main office at (407) 841-4432.


 

Caroline Cail – Pre-K 4

Caroline.Cail@stjcs.com Mrs. Cail completed her undergraduate work at the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. She is certified in Elementary Education (grades K-5,) a certified Clinical Educator, and ESOL Endorsed (K-12.) Mrs. Cail comes to us from OCPS where she taught elementary aged children for 10 years. This will be her first year serving St. James Cathedral School.

Nicole DiLoreto – Kindergarten

Nicole.DiLoreto@stjcs.com Ms. DiLoreto completed her undergraduate work at the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Ms. DiLoreto is certified in Elementary Education grades K-6. She has served St. James Cathedral School since 2014.

Ann Marie Bridges – 1st Grade

AnnMarie.Bridges@stjcs.com Ms. Bridges completed her undergraduate work at the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Ms. Bridges is certified in Elementary Education grades K–2, and is a Master Teacher. She has served St. James Cathedral School since 2004.

Charlotte Becker – 3rd Grade English/Language Arts

Charlotte.Becker@stjcs.com Ms. Becker completed her undergraduate work at the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She is certified in Elementary Education (grades K-6) and Montessori Method for ages 3-5 from the Northeast Montessori Institute. Ms. Becker has been serving St. James Cathedral School since 1992.

Mark Bruno, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Social Studies

Mark.Bruno@stjcs.com Mr. Bruno completed his undergraduate work at Slippery Rock University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is certified in Social Studies (grades 5-9.) Mr. Bruno has been serving St. James Cathedral School since 2006.

Mark Danner – 4th & 5th Grade Social Studies and Religion 

Mark.Danner@stjcs.com

We are excited to welcome back Mr. Danner to our teaching staff! Mr. Danner is a St. James Cathedral School graduate who taught 5th and 6th grades here before for 8 years. After departing to teach in New York for a year, Mr. Danner relocated back to Florida. Mr. Danner graduated from Florida State University.

Cassandra Henry – 6th-8th Mathematics

Cassandra.Henry@stjcs.com Mrs. Henry completed her undergraduate work at Miami Dade College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education. She is certified in Mathematics (Grades 6-12,) ESE (K-12,) ESOL Endorsed (K-12,) and Reading Endorsed (K-12.) Mrs. Henry comes to us from OCPS where she taught middle school Mathematics, Intensive Reading, and ESE Learning Strategies. This will be her first year serving St. James Cathedral School.

Erin Kelly – 3rd  Grade Math, Science, & Social Studies

Erin.Kelly@stjcs.com Ms. Kelly is a product of local Catholic Education. She attended St. Mary Magdalen and then graduated from Bishop Moore High School. She graduated from the University of Central Florida and brings a wealth of fresh knowledge and energy.  Ms. Kelly did her undergraduate work at the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Kelly is certified in Elementary Education grades K–2. This is Ms. Kelly’s first year serving at St. James Cathedral School.

Alyssa Lutz – 6th -8th Grade Mathematics

Alyssa.Lutz@stjcs.com Ms. Lutz completed her undergraduate work at Rider University (New Jersey) where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Economics. She is certified in Mathematics (grades 5-9.) Ms. Lutz has been serving St. James Cathedral School since 2014.

Rachel Gutierrez – 7th & 8th Grade Language Arts

Rachel.Gutierrez@stjcs.com Mrs. Gutierrez did her undergraduate work at the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is certified in Elementary Education (Pre-K – 6,) ESE K-12, and ESOL. Mrs. Gutierrez has been serving St. James Cathedral School since 2013.

Marcia Ochinero – 7th & 8th Grade Science

Marcia.Ochinero@stjcs.com Ms. Ochinero completed her undergraduate work at the University of Maryland where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is certified in Science (grades 5-9,) Social Studies and English (grades 6-12.) Ms. Ochinero has been serving St. James Cathedral School since 2012.

Kristana Reitz – 4th & 5th Grade Science

Kristana.Reitz@stjcs.com  Ms. Reitz finished her undergraduate work at Florida State where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is certified in Elementary Education (grades 1-6.) Ms. Reitz has been serving St. James Cathedral School since 2013.

Mahassan Rusnak – Kindergarten

Mahassan.Rusnak@stjcs.com Mrs. Rusnak was born and raised in Orlando where she graduated from Bishop Moore High School and then attended the University of Central Florida, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education (K-6). She comes from OCPS where she taught first grade for 5 years. Mrs. Rusnak brings her personal experiences of Catholic education forward to help establish the same foundation for our students. Having children of her own, she understands the importance of building solid academic and spiritual roots for our Kindergartners at St. James Cathedral School. Mrs. Rusnak is currently taking classes toward her Master degree in Educational Leadership.

Elizabeth Sayers-O’Neill – 7th & 8th Grade Mathematics

Elizabeth.SayersONeill@stjcs.com Mrs. Sayers- O’Neill completed her undergraduate work at Rollins College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History.  She is certified in History (grades 6-12) and Mathematics (grades 5-9.) She has been serving St. James Cathedral School since 1981.

Marisol Searles – Art

Marisol.Searles@stjcs.com  Mrs. Searles has taught for the Diocese for over 10 years where she has been a team leader in cross-curricular projects with Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts. As a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Mrs. Searles graduated with a Bachelor of Arts where she majored in Fine Arts and Interior Design with a Minor in Business. She holds a Professional Educator’s Certificate (K-12) through the State of Florida Department of Education.

Robin Urena – 2nd Grade

Robin.Urena@stjcs.com Mrs. Urena completed her undergraduate work at Syracuse University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Mrs. Urena has a Temporary Certificate in Elementary Education grades K-3. She has served St. James Cathedral School since 2015.

Juan Valentin – 2nd Grade

juan.valentin@stjcs.com  

Amy Ward – 6th Grade Science

Amy.Ward@stjcs.com Mrs. Ward finished her undergraduate work at Miami University (Ohio) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Madonna University, and a Master’s Degree in Laboratory Animal Science from MCP Hahnemann University (Philadelphia, PA.) She is certified in Biology (Grades 6-12) and General Science (Grades 5-9.) Mrs. Ward comes to us from OCPS where she taught 6th-grade science for 8 years. This will be her first year serving St. James Cathedral School.

Kelly Zimmerman – 4th & 5th Grade Language Arts

Kelly.Zimmerman@stjcs.com  Ms. Zimmerman brings over 6 years of experience in teaching with a focus on utilizing digital technology in designing detailed curriculum. As a facilitator of learning, she fostered learning environments that consisted of small groups, hands-on activities and personalized experiences for her students. Ms. Zimmerman completed her undergraduate work at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration, with a minor in Psychology. She is certified in Elementary Education (grades K – 6).