Joan Kane, Principal
Mrs. Kane has served the families of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School since 1998. She holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in School Building Leadership. Mrs. Kane and her dedicated faculty and staff foster an excellent educational and spiritual environment to make Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School a true home away from home. She is a proud wife and mother of two children.
Josephine Banome, Para-Professional
Josephine Banome has been a Kindergarten para professional since 1999, a job she truly enjoys. A mother of two Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament graduates, she has been involved with the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament community for over fifteen years.
Diane Carbone, Teacher
Ms. Carbone is a life-long resident of Bayside and a fairly new parishioner of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (after transferring from Sacred Heart Parish). Ms. Carbone has been teaching at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School for many years and has taught several different grade levels. She continues to take pride in her students’ accomplishments and looks forward to educating many students in the future. To best accomplish this task, Ms. Carbone consistently attends workshops that allow her to learn and practice the newest and most helpful trends in education.
Jennifer Chorny, Teacher
Jennifer Chorny is the Technology/ELA Support teacher for students in Nursery through Grade Eight at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School. She earned a B.A. from Queens College and an M.A. from St. John’s University. As a former Catholic school student herself, she enthusiastically joined the faculty at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School in 2006 after teaching several years at Queen of Peace School. Ms. Chorny has a love for being in the classroom and strives to program her students for success one day at a time.
Joan Cronan, Para-Professional
A graduate of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School, Joan has been working as a Para-Professional for eleven years and is enjoying it. She is married and has two daughters who also attended Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School. Her family have been parishioners from the beginning when her grandfather helped build the church.
Colleen Cronin, Teacher
Colleen Cronin joined Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament staff in 2011. She graduated from Adelphi University, receiving her Bachelor’s in Sociology and her Master’s in Childhood Education. Colleen enjoys implementing creative lessons that are aligned to the Pre-Kindergarten Common Core Standards. She feels blessed to introduce her children to the school experience and foster their love for learning.
Marina D’Andrea, Teacher
Marina D’Andrea feels at home being a teacher in her parish. In 2006, Ms. D’Andrea created the art program for grades K-8 here at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School. It is through her passion for art appreciation combined with her love for teaching that she is able to develop a masterpiece within each of her students.
Julie Williams, Teacher
Julie Williams is an Alumnus of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School and is thrilled to be back as a teacher. She holds a degree in both Elementary Education and Psychology from Queens College. She is currently in the process of earning her master’s degree in Special Education. Julie’s accomplishments include leading various programs and working as an AmeriCorps representative. During her time at AmeriCorps, she donated her time to fundraising for training in career readiness and hunger relief. In her spare time, Mrs. Williams embraces her creative side by oil painting and enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She is honored to be able to inspire her students with the same values and beliefs that were instilled upon her here at OLBS.
Liliana Gomez, Teacher
Liliana has been the foreign language teacher at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School since 2001. As an alumna of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School, she loves the opportunity to open the world of foreign languages to all students from Pre-K through 8th grade. Liliana is a graduate of Pace University and before becoming a teacher worked for the Colombian Consulate in New York for nine years. She is the proud mother of two children.
Debbie Isaacson, Teacher
As a former student of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School, Debbie Isaacson feels right at home as the sixth grade teacher here. After she graduated from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School, she attended St. Francis Prep. In 2005, she graduated from Mount Saint Mary College, where she double-majored in English and Elementary/Special Education.
Kathryn Kane, Teacher
Kathryn Kane earned her undergraduate degree in English and her graduate degree in Elementary Education from Queens College. She has two daughters, and enjoys spending her free time shopping, skiing and going on trips with her family. She fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher several years ago. She loves reading to and with her students. She enjoys watching her young third graders grow into independent learners throughout the year. She strives to make learning fun.
Carol Kupferschmidt, Teacher
Carol has been an educator for twenty-nine years. She is a New York State Certified teacher who earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from St. John’s University and her master’s degree in Elementary Education from Queens College. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, attending professional development workshops, professional conferences and visiting various cultural sites.
Linda Mazzarelli, Bookkeeper
Linda Mazzarelli has been working for the R.C. Diocese for 16 years, first at Queen of Peace School and for the last four years at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School as the bookkeeper. She attended Catholic school and her two daughters are graduates of Catholic schools.
Karyn Medea, Teacher
Mrs. Karyn Medea is a product of Catholic education. She graduated from St. Kevin and St. Francis Preparatory Schools. Karyn attended St. John’s University for her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and her master’s degree in Early Childhood and Literacy Birth-Grade 6. Karyn also earned a certification in working with children with special needs. While creating a challenging and fun learning environment for the students, it is Karyn’s goal to combine her professional experience with her ability to be a compassionate and enthusiastic teacher who will make a positive contribution to each child’s education.
Brenda Molloy, Teacher
After completing her graduate study in Early Childhood Education, Mrs. Molloy has dedicated over twenty-five years to teaching pre-school children (18 years at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School). She grew up in a neighboring parish where she and her husband raised three children. She feels peacefully at home in her nursery/pre-k classroom and thoroughly enjoys introducing children and their parents to the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School experience.
Connie Niewdach, Para-Professional
Connie Niewdach, a mother of three, has worked at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School since 1993. She loves being a part of a child’s first school experience and watching them grow.
Denise O’Leary, Teacher
Denise is NYS Certified in both Early Childhood and Childhood Education. She has her Master’s Degree in Education and her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. She is the mother of three active boys and enjoys every minute of it. Denise has a passion for literature and is determined to pass this on to her students. As an educator, she hopes to ignite imaginations, inspire confidence and instill a love of learning within all her students.
Kathryn Randazzo, Teacher
Mrs. Kathryn Randazzo completed her Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Psychology and Childhood Education at Molloy College. She later completed her graduate degree in Early Childhood Education at Adelphi University. Mrs. Randazzo loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, and cooking. Her lifelong dream of being an educator is being fulfilled at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School where she has taught first and second grade.
Gail Rodriguez, Teacher
Originally from the Cleveland area, Gail has lived in New York since 1980. Gail is a New York State certified teacher and holds a Master’s degree in music with an emphasis on Music Education. The proud mother of two Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament graduates, Gail has been a music teacher at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament since 1990. During this time Gail has expanded the music program to include recorder classes, string instrument classes, the Music Together Preschool Program, Show Choir and participation in such events as The National Anthem Project and the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Beginnings Program.
Ramon Urena, Custodian
Ramon has served the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish and School since 1981. His jobs include Custodian, Fire Guard, Fire Drill Conductor, City Main Sprinkler System Operator, et al. His dedication and skills are unmatched. He is the proud father of four sons, one of whom graduated from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in June 2010.