Administration and Faculty

Father Thomas G. Barrett
Pastor

Mr. Philip Gorrasi
Principal

Manhattan College - BA

St. Joseph's Seminary - MA

Iona College, PD

Mr. Gorrasi worked with the Archdiocese of New York for over 30 years.  He began his teaching career at Holy Family School in the Bronx, subsequently he taught Theology at Cardinal Spellman High School.  He has served as Administrator of Schools for the Archdiocese serving the Bronx, Westchester, and Rockland counties. He became District Superintendent for Westchester/Putman counties in 2003 overseeing 54 elementary schools.  In 2010 Mr. Gorrasi was named Associate Superintendent for Mission Effectiveness. 

Mrs. Marilyn Stack
School Office Administration

Daytona State College, AA
Mrs. Stack has been the administrator of the St. Brendan School office for the past 29 years.

 

Mrs. Kathleen Zimmerer
Pre-Kindergarten

Child Development Associate (CDA),
VPK Director Credentials
Mrs. Zimmerer has worked in the Pre-K at St. Brendan for the last 14 years, after 6 years in  Hillsborough County School District, Tampa.

Mrs. Kathleen Gawronski
Kindergarten

Immaculate University, BA English, BA Education
Mrs. Gawronski joined St. Brendan in 2007.

Mrs. Karen Lapointe
First Grade

Bowling Green State University, BS, Elementary Ed.
State of Florida Elementary Education Certification Grades 1-6
Mrs. Lapointe is published in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Nominated for the Miriam Joseph Farrell Award For Distinguished Teaching. Achieved "Master Catechist" standing for Religious Education in the Diocese of Orlando.

Mrs. Maria Bonazzoli
Second Grade Mrs Bonazzoli graduated a Dean Scholar from Georgian Court University with a BA in Elementary Education and Sociology.  A recipient of both The National Collegiate Education Award and The National Achievement Award, she holds dual Elementary Teacher certification in New Jersey and Florida.

Mrs. Philomena Bannon
3rd Grade University of Central Florida, BA, English
Florida DOE Certified K-6

Mrs. Rhonda Shewmaker
Fourth Grade BA- Accounting - Illinois State University
Masters - Elementary Education - National-Louis University, Evanston, IL
14 years experience in Teaching

Ms. Monica Dole
Fifth Grade College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY- BS Childhood Education/Special Education, MA - Literacy , Early Childhood
Ms. St. Gelais tuaght 2nd Grade for six years in upstate New York, We are delighted to have Ms. St. Gelais join our family.

Mrs. Christine Goebel
Fifth Grade

University of Central Florida, BS, Elementary Education
Eastern Illinois University, MS, Elementary Educational
Mrs. Goebel is a graduate of both St. Brendan School and Father Lopez High School.

Mrs. Monica Vega
Seventh Grade Homeroom,Middle School English/Language Arts

Mrs. Amy Waldhauer
Sixth Grade Homeroom, Middle School Math

Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Swaringen
Eighth Grade Homeroom, Middle School Religion & Social Studies

California State University, Northridge, BA Liberal Studies/Education
Additional certifications include: Middle School Integrated Subject Cert. & Middle School Social Studies Cert. Mrs. Swaringen has taught in catholic education for 25 years, 13 years in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and 12 years at St. Brendan.

Mrs. Michele Rudinski
Comprehensive Science Middle School

Rutger University, BA Zoology, 2nd degree in Medical Technology
Additional certifications include: Daytona State College, Educator Preparatory Institute Certified in K - 6 and Biology in 6 - 12.

Mrs. Linda King
Art Grades Pre-K thru 8

Carnegie Mellon University, BFA .
Advanced courses include: UCF and DSC Education Courses, Florida K - 12 Art Teacher Certification. Mrs. King has been a graphic designer since 1971, and has been employed as a local art teacher since 1999 (Pre-K grade 8).

Mr. Vincent Ganz
Physical Education & Athletic Director

Mrs. Diane Olbrys
Performing Arts & Latin Grades 4 thru 8

Wake Forrest University, BA Towson State University, M. Education 
Mrs. Olbrys has served in education for 34 years, in Baltimore, MD as a Department Chair in English, in Wilmington, DE, and  in Newtown, CT as a Department Chair in English.

Mrs. Angelia Delesdernier
Music BA in Music from Rollins College.
Mrs. D. has been teaching Music both privately and for Flagler County Schools since 2010

Mrs. Maria del Carmen Warnick
Spanish Native Spanish speaker and Florida Certified Teacher.  Licentiate in Educacion, Major in Permanent Learning from Universidad Simon Rodriguez, Caracas, Venezuela.  Graduate of the Educator Prep Institute, DSC. Extensive experience in various areas of education including publishing.  Member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Mrs. Donna Waldron
Librarian and Technology Coordinator

NCC-SUNY A.A. Liberal Arts Additional credentials include: Katherine Gibbs School Advanced Secretarial Certification, Child Development Associate Credential, AMF Educational Technology Institute -Technology Specialist Certification and the Advancement Council National Development Conference for Catholic Schools. 

Mrs. Sara Velie
Resource Teacher

Undergraduate degree from Florida State University, Graduate degree from Stetson University

Ms. Sandra Lynch-Bass
Guidance Bachelors - UCF
Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy - Stetson University
We share Ms. Bass with Sacred Heart Catholic School in New Smyrna Beach!
Ms. Bass also has a private counseling practice in Daytona Beach.