Faculty & Staff

Meet our Staff

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Ms. Christina Brousseau

Preschool Teacher

 

  • Ms. Brousseau graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor degree in Sociology and Special Education. She recently completed her coursework for her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with and without moderate to severe Disabilities. She spent five years working for Wareham Public Schools in various classrooms, including but not limited to, ASD, SPED, Behavioral. She is excited to be teaching at Saint Margaret Regional School!

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Mrs. Jo-Anne Boulay

Preschool Assistant

 

  • Jo-Anne Boulay is the proud Mom of an amazing daughter who is currently attending St. Margaret Regional School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Salem State College. For 10 years she worked as a Case Manager in both residential and day programs for adults with Developmental Disabilities. Before coming to St. Margaret’s she worked as a substitute Teacher’s Aide for the Pilgrim Area collaborative. She is beyond happy to be the Teacher’s Aide in Preschool.

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Ms. Tina Larson

Kindergarten Teacher

 

  • Ms. Larson has been teaching for 34 years. She earned a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Wheelock College in Boston. Her teaching experience includes 15 years of varying grades and subjects.  Ms. Larson has been at St. Margaret Regional School since it opened in 1994 as the Kindergarten teacher and loves her job! An early riser, Ms. Larson is here each morning at 6:30 am for our Morning Care Program and also collaborates on the Kindergarten “buddies” program. During the summer, Ms. Larson operates and is head teacher at a summer science program for children ages 3-6 at Woods Hole. Her love of science, animals and travel (especially to Arctic regions) is evident in her classroom where students enjoy a wonderful balance of academics and play.

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Mrs. Kathy Burek

Kindergarten Assistant

 

  • Kathy has been with the St. Margaret Family for many years as her daughter attended here.  We have been blessed to have Kathy Burek here for the past 4 years as our secretary, and now supporting in the Kindergarten classroom alongside Ms. Larson.

     

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Mrs. Anne Marie Carr

Second Grade

 

  • Mrs. Carr has been teaching second grade at St. Margaret Regional School for 7 years.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University and taught for 5 years in New York in the 3rd and 5th grades. She recently retired as Director of Religious Education for grades 1-4 in her home parish after 13 years. All three of her children graduated from Bishop Stang High School; she is committed to Catholic education.

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Mrs. Kathleen Bettencourt

Grade Three

 

  • Mrs. Bettencourt graduated from Southeastern Massachusetts University with a Bachelor degree in Sociology and Elementary Education (K-8). She worked for the Department of Mental Health and Department of Education for 8 years prior to staying home to raise her three children. Mrs. Bettencourt began working at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Taunton in 1998 and taught third grade for 17 years. She has moved to the Cape and is very excited to be teaching third grade at St. Margaret’s.

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Mrs. Karen Colwell

Grade Four

 

  • This is Mrs. Colwell’s third year at St. Margaret Regional. Prior to teaching at SMRS, she was a Long Term Substitute at Rochester Memorial School for almost 12 years.  During this time, she obtained my MEd. and Special Ed. Certification, with a passion for Science.  Mrs. Colwell has been married for over 24 years, and she currently lives in Rochester with her two daughters, who are in college, and her dog, Daisy Mae. Mrs. Colwell loves inspiring students to observe the world around them and discover the wonders with which God has provided us.

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Ms. Kendra D’Angora

Visual Arts Teacher

 

  • Ms. D’Angora graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. She also attended Aquinas College and obtained her teaching certification. For many years, Ms. D’Angora taught children in Brookline, Massachusetts, and has also taught many art classes and workshops for adults as well as children. In addition, she taught college level drawing courses at Quincy College.  For years, Ms. D’Angora was the assistant to the Clay Technician at MassArt. She has participated in a large number of regional shows, auctions, and fairs throughout her years as a professional artist. Ms. D’Angora has won numerous awards, and her sculptural clay work and pencil drawings have been exhibited in galleries as far away as California. She continues to participate in many shows and exhibits.
    Ms. D’Angora loves creating many types of art in her studio, such as drawing portraits, landscapes, figures, illustrations, abstract art, throwing pots on the wheel, and sculpting with clay.  Ms. D’Angora loves working with children because they inspire her and make her smile each day.

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Mrs. Karen Hoffmeister

Physical Education

 

  • Mrs. Hoffmeister has been the Physical Education teacher at St. Margaret Regional School for 18 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Bridgewater State College and has long enjoyed working with children in the sports, recreation and physical education fields. A favorite day for the entire school, Field Day, is planned and directed by Mrs. Hoffmeister, and it keeps getting better every year! She excels at offering age-appropriate activities that engage minds as well as muscles in her classes from PreK through 4th grade.

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  • Mrs. Mihalovich was born and raised in North Haven, Connecticut where she was in the top ten of her graduating class. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Spanish at the University of Connecticut and spent her junior year abroad in Granada, Spain. Upon graduation, she returned to Granada where she taught English as a Second Language and worked running a small real estate agency for almost two years.
    When she returned to the U.S., she earned an MBA in International Business at Quinnipiac University while working in international shipping and marketing as well as teaching dance. Subsequently, she moved to Newburyport, Massachusetts where she was an
    International Relocation Specialist with Moving Systems International working with such clients as Reuters, McKinsey & Co., Chemical Bank, Goodyear and Goldman Sachs. In 1996, she moved to Bourne to marry her husband Len, and began working as a Spanish teacher at Barnstable High School, where she taught all grade levels and abilities. In 2000, Mrs. Mihalovich took a leave to raise her two children and began working at St. Margaret Regional School in 2006.

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Mrs. Mandy Teehan

Media Center

 

  • Mrs. Teehan graduated from Bridgewater State College with a Bachelors Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. She taught first grade for two years and worked in a resource room for one year before staying home for 15 years to raise her seven children. Mrs. Teehan returned to teaching in 1994 when St. Margaret Regional School opened. At SMRS she has taught Kindergarten, first and second grade.
    Mrs. Teehan coordinates the well-regarded After Care Program and is here until the last student is picked up every night. Her dedication to St. Margaret Regional School is solid.

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Mrs. Laureen Fish

PreK & K Music Teacher, Website Administrator

 

  • Mrs. Fish graduated Salem State College and holds a degree in Business Management, with a minor in music.  She is mom to three active children, two of whom attend SMRS.  She has worked as a visual merchandiser for The Paper Store for over fourteen years and enjoys playing guitar and violin.  She is the President of the Sandwich Mothers Club and has organized many children’s activities and fundraisers to support several causes.
    In addition to teaching music for preschool and kindergarten, Mrs. Fish helps her husband Mr. Fish with running drama rehearsal after school.  She is the website administrator and social media manager.  Mrs. Fish is excited to be at SMRS for her second year, as are her children!

     

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Mr. Richard Fish

Director of Performing Arts

 

  • Richard Fish, Jr. is the Director of Performing Arts at St. John Paul II High School, St. Francis Xavier & St. Margaret Regional School, where he has held this post since 2011.  Prior to that, Mr. Fish was the Director of Performing Arts at Landmark School from 1995-2011, where he toured annually with the Landmark Chorus, throughout the United States.  Over the past six years at St. John Paul II, he has led tours to Broadway, and, in 2017 Mr. Fish took the Concert Choir of nearly 70 students to The Vatican, where the choir sang for two Masses at the Chair of St. Peter, as well as other locales, such as the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles and U.S. Naval Support, in Naples.  Mr. Fish holds a Bachelor of Music Degree (Performance) from Ithaca College, an M.Div. and S.T.B. from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, and a M.S.,Ed. from Simmons College.  He is licensed to teach both Music and Moderate Special Needs Education in Massachusetts. Mr. Fish performs professionally on a regular basis as a percussionist with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, which annually performs for tens of thousands on the North Shore of Massachusetts.  Mr. Fish has also served as the Director of Music for St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Beverly, MA, for a number of years.

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  • Ms. Mahoney earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Notre Dame College and a Master of Arts in Theology from Boston College. She was named “Woman of the Year” in 2011 and 2012 by the National Association of Professional Women and the International Women’s Leadership Association, respectively. Ms. Mahoney has authored two books: Grant Us Peace and Pray with Me Still.  Formally the vice principal of Holy Family-Holy Name School in New Bedford, she joins us in 2018.   She held the position of assistant head of school at Colegio Nuestra Senora de Andacollo in Santiago, Chile. In these positions, Ms. Mahoney supervised and evaluated teachers, developed curriculum, and worked closely with students and families. Additionally, she has extensive pastoral experience in ministries such as St. Joseph’s Church (Taunton) and Holy Cross Ministries (North Easton).

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Diana M. L. Newman, EDDRN

School Nurse

 

  • Diana Newman brings along vast expertise from her medical background.  She has been with St. Margaret Regional School for the past four years.  When Ms. Newman is not taking care of the children of St. Margaret Regional School, she is donating her time at BIDM in Plymouth and St. Bonaventure Parish in Plymouth.  Ms. Newman’s pastimes include kayaking, crocheting, knitting, reading, and taking care of her pets.