We are pleased to announce the hiring of new faculty and staff members and staff members who have assumed new roles for this fall.
As previously announced, Dr. Lisa Grillo ‘89 assumes the role of Interim President. Dr. Grillo most recently served as an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University’s School of Education. Dr. Grillo earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Teaching degrees from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration and Policy from Howard University.
Mrs. Elise O’Meara ‘10 rejoins the Admissions Office team as the Director of Recruitment. Mrs. Diane Billingsley ‘04 joins the Business Office as our new Student Accounts Manager. Mrs. Julia Clarke returns to the English Department and will be teaching AP and Honors levels of English.
Having served as a Religion teacher and Guidance Counselor at Elizabeth Seton for more than 30 years, Ms. Vanessa Cooke will assume the position of Interim Principal. Mrs. Dana Cunningham ‘05 will be supporting faculty and students as the Interim Dean of Academics.
Mr. Eddie Cromwell, who has been leading our Gospel Choir at Seton for many years will be our new Choral Director. He also serves as Musical Director for the St. Augustine Catholic Church Chorale and Gospel Choir.
After spending a year with us virtually, Mrs. Erika Nizborski (photography), Ms. Tahseen Rasheed (social studies), Mr. Eamon O’Connor (social studies), Mrs. Laurel Blair (Math), Mrs. Melanie Ness (math), and Ms. Keva (art) are all excited to be on campus with our students this year!
Sister Maureen McGuire, D.C. will assume the position of Director of Mission Integration. Sister Maureen comes to Seton having spent the last 25 years in Catholic health care, including as a system-wide senior leader in Mission Integration at Ascension. As a member of the Ascension Executive team, she provided strategic leadership to advance the commitments which make evident Ascension’s identity as a Ministry of the Catholic Church, with special attention to persons living in poverty. During this time, Sister Maureen also facilitated the implementation of an Ascension-wide initiative to address the tragedy of human trafficking. She has been a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul since 1967, and holds an MSW from Temple University.
New faces in our administrative support team include Ms. Christie Graham who will be the Administrative Assistant in the Attendance Office and Mrs. Katherine Neal who will be our new Bookstore Manager. Mrs. Neal is the mother of recent graduate Rachel ‘20.
In the Guidance Department, Mrs. Mary Clare Roeder will serve as the Interim College Counselor and Mrs. Sylvia Cason ‘01 will be the Guidance Department Chair. Mrs. Anne Wroblewski ‘04 also joins the Guidance team and will be supporting the class of 2024. Mrs. Wroblewski is a Licensed Certified Social Worker. She received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Sociology from Frostburg State University and her MSW from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work.
Ms. Tamya Anderson ‘17 will serve as our new Diversity Program Coordinator. Ms. Anderson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.
In the World Languages Department, Mrs. Raquel Bonilla will be teaching Spanish I. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology from the Catholic University of Ecuador and a Master’s degree in Educational Management from Simón Bolívar Andean University, Ecuador.
Ms. Joanna Edwards will be our new Technology Teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Rutgers University and a Master of Education in Educational Technology from Loyola University, Maryland. She has an extensive career in both music instruction and as a technology coordinator for schools.
Mr. Todd Johnson comes to us most recently from the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington and will be our new Physical Education teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Finally, Mr. Geovanny Serrano (Bishop McNamara ‘11) will be the Head Junior Varsity Soccer Coach. He has been the summer soccer camps head coach/organizer at San Miguel Middle school and has extensive experience as a coach for DeMatha Soccer Academy.
These dynamic teachers and staff members are excited to become a part of our community and work with our students. We are delighted to have them as part of the Elizabeth Seton High School community!