Discovering personal greatness in pre-school through grade 8 students - Burlington, Vermont

Faculty & Staff

M.C. Baker

Art Teacher

I grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and attended Catholic schools through 12th grade. I received my Masters of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1993. I enjoy traveling and have spent years living and working abroad. Read more...

Glenda Bedard

4th & 5th Grade Social Studies and LANGUAGE ARTS Teacher

I am originally from East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, where I grew up the middle of three children. Attending the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, I met my future husband, John. Read more...

Hilary Bickford

Prekindergarten Teacher

Hilary Bickford is originally from Florida but has spent most of her life in Vermont. She was an Elementary Education major from Franklin Pierce University.
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Noel Boucher

Property Maintenance

I grew up in Burlington, Vermont and graduated Burlington High School a year early. After high school, I began working in the construction business for 5 years. I began working at Mater Christi School in 1989. Back in 1995, I bought a house with my parents in Milton where we reside with my Beagle, Oliver and cat, Angel. I enjoy spending time with my family, my nephews and my animals. Read more...

Grace Callahan

Teaching Assitant

Grace grew up in the small town of Wenham, Massachusetts where she attended public school from kindergarten up until High School. Grace graduated from the University of Vermont in 2020 where she double majored in both Theatre and Studio Art. Read more...

Jaclyn Cline

Spanish Teacher - Grades 5-7

Jaclyn Cline grew up nearby in Colchester, Vermont and attended the Colchester School District kindergarten through twelfth grade. She played field hockey, tennis, and was on the ski team. Additionally, as a junior in high school, Jaclyn served as Senate Page in Washington D.C. representing Vermont on behalf of Senator Leahy. Read more...

Jennifer Coulter

3rd Grade Teacher

Jennifer grew up in Essex Junction, Vermont and then attended Loyola University in Baltimore. She graduated in 1990 with a BA in Elementary Education. Read more...

Michael Early

Technology Director

I grew up in Connecticut and went to college in New Hampshire. In 1988 I moved to Vermont with my wife Beth. I worked as a cartographer for 5 years and started taking computer classes. Read more...

Mary Farley

Music Teacher

Mary Farley grew up on Long Island in New York and, according to her mother, began singing and acting before she could walk!
She was blessed to have the Sisters of Mercy as her teachers from elementary through middle school and their guiding light has always been a positive influence. Mary has served as both a cantor and parish music director at varying locations since she was a teenager and has extensive experience in planning liturgical music. She has performed in musicals, dramas, comedies, and choirs in New York, New England, and Internationally. Read more...

Tricia Finkle

Makerspace Teacher

Tricia is a Licensed Middle School Science, Social Studies and Math teacher. She brings to the classroom industrial experience as a Development Chemist. Read more...

Heather Jarvis

Guidance Assistant

Heather is a native Vermonter and obtained her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013. Heather has a wide variety of work experiences, to include school-based clinical work and alternative therapeutic programs Read more...

Margaret Knows the Ground

Support Services Teacher

Margaret grew up in Manhattan Beach, California and attended Catholic schools for twelve years. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, she moved to Montana, where she taught on the Crow Reservation Read more...

Kate Lafferty

Finance Manager

Kate Lafferty came to Mater Christi with 20 years of experience in business and finance management.  She’s been a Bookkeeper, Director, Manager, Trainer, or support staff in various nonprofits and religious organizations. Read more...

Patricia LaMothe

Kindergarten Teacher

Patty grew up on a farm in Ohio where she played and worked in cooperation with others and alone. Her childhood was full of life outside, school, church, and family. As an adult, she has traveled extensively in North America and South/Southeast Asia Read more...

Kristen Lee

1st Grade Teacher

Kristen was born and raised in South Burlington, VT and graduated from UVM with a B.A in Child Psychology. After graduation, she moved to Manhattan for eight years and earned her M.S. in Elementary Education from CUNY-Hunter and became a licensed teacher in NYC. Read more...

Kristen Littlefield

Grades 4 & 5 Literature Teacher

Kristen is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she received a B.A. degree in Psychology. Read more...

Tim Loescher

PRESIDENT/HEAD OF SCHOOL

I grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts as the youngest of four children. My home was one filled with faith, work, service and adventure. During my first teaching assignment, I made a best friend and then married her. Christa and I have four children, Peter (16), Elise (13), Teddy (11) and John (4), each of whom were born in different states and one in a different country. But despite our moving around, we have sought to fill our home and lives with the same consistent sort of faith, work, life and joy. Read more...

Taylor Losier

Athletic Director & Physical Education Teacher

Taylor grew up in nearby Colchester, Vermont. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2020 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education for majoring in Physical Education and minoring in Coaching. Read more...

Seana Mancini

Middle School English Teacher

Seana Coughlin Mancini grew up in Buffalo, NY and is a graduate of Catholic elementary and middle schools.  Ms. Mancini earned her Bachelor's degree in English Writing and Political Science from SUNY Potsdam where she met Mr. Mancini who was a Clarkson University grad.  After she earned an M.Ed. with a concentration on Middle School English from Canisius College in Buffalo, she married then US Army Captain Mancini, who’s obligation once met, retired and then began her 23 year teaching career in both public and parochial schools in North Carolina, Georgia, and New York.  Read more...

Miranda McClellan

2nd Grade Teacher

I grew up in Essex Junction, Vermont and attended public school from Kindergarten until high school graduation. After earning a BA from Castleton State College, I moved back to the Burlington area to be close to my family. Shortly after returning home I accepted a teaching position at Mater Christi School. Read more...

Matt McKinnon

Building Substitute

Matt McKinnon was born and raised in Little Compton, RI, a small seaside town an hour south of Boston.  He attended Bishop Stang High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society, and was a letter winner in football, indoor track, baseball, and rowing. Read more...

Carole McLenithan

Director of Support Services K-8

Mercy Education has been an integral part of Carole’s life from childhood to the present day. She attended Catholic school through Grade 8, and later attended Trinity College in Burlington. Read more...

Julia Melloni

Middle School Religion Teacher

Julia Melloni is in her sixth year of teaching Religion at Mater Christi Middle School. Her degrees include a Spiritual Director certification from the Silver Dove Institute, a Bachelor of Art in Mass Communication from the University of Vermont, Master of Arts in Teaching from UVM with a dual endorsement in Middle Level Education in Social Studies and Language Arts. Read more...

Jason Moore

Assistant Head of School for Spiritual, Religious and Community Life

I was born in Boston and grew up in a loving, caring, supportive family on Boston's South Shore.  I attended a grade Catholic school through 8th grade, Boston College High School, a Jesuit high school in Dorchester, MA and St. Michael's College for my undergraduate degree in History and Secondary Education, and my graduate degree in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. Read more...

Jonnifer Moorhead

MATH SPECIALIST

Now entering my 17th year as an educator, I am thrilled to return to the Mater Christi community! I was born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the middle of three siblings. Growing up, I enjoyed long-distance running, skiing, classical oboe performance, and I truly loved school.

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Eric “Pronto” Parenteau

Leadership Development Director

Pronto grew up in Fairfax Vermont where he attended Bellows Free Academy and later Lyndon State College in the Northeast Kingdom where he studied Radio Broadcasting and Production. While at LSC he served as a student senator, actor and director in the theater company and ran cross-country. Read more...

Mark Pendergrass

Middle School Science Teacher

Mark Pendergrass grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and attended a Private Day/Boarding School called The Baylor School. While there he ran cross-country and participated in the outdoor program called Walkabout. He attended Appalachian State University, where he spent a great deal of time climbing in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Read more...

Nicole Pinard Berry

Pre-School Teacher

Nicole grew up in Vermont and graduated from Nyack College in 2011 with her B.S. in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, she returned to Vermont and taught Preschool for five years while completing her Master of Education from California University of Pennsylvania. Read more...

Jean Rock

Office Manager

Jean grew up on beautiful Mt. Desert Island in the State of Maine where she lived until her marriage in 1972.  Read more...

Maura Sanborn

Grade 3 Teacher

Maura Sanborn grew up in Wilmette, Illinois about 30 minutes north of Chicago where she attended Catholic school from kindergarten through high school. After high school she went to Boston College where she majored in Communications and General Education. Read more...

Leslie Sem

4TH-5TH GRADE MATH & SCIENCE TEACHER

Mrs. Sem has taught first grade at Mater Christi since 2004.  She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts and her M.A. in Teaching Mathematics Grades K-12 from UVM.  Her two children have attended Mater Christi School.  Matthew was a graduate of the MCS class of 2010. Sarah was a graduate of the class of 2012. They both attended and graduated from  Rice Memorial High School, where Mrs. Sem volunteered as a Stunt Night Coach for many years. Read more...

Melissa Senesac

ADVANCEMENT, ENROLLMENT & MARKETING MANAGER

Melissa was born and raised in Lima Peru in a devout Catholic family and was very active member in her local church.  Read more...

Megan Shields

PERMANENT SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Megan Shields grew up in multiple states across the east coast. She rode horses, played violin, and participated in theater, drama, and library councils as a student. Megan attended the University of Vermont as an Education major and also discovered a love of writing, American sign language, and Brazilian JiuJitsu Read more...

Kayla Slide

Middle School Math Teacher

Kayla Slide grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire, where she attended public school and enjoyed visiting the mountains, beaches, and the city of Boston with friends. Growing up Kayla danced, played soccer, and was the treasurer of the Big Buddies program at her high school. Read more...

Brent Tremblay

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Tremblay grew up in Williston, Vermont and attended Rice Memorial High School. He was a three-sport athlete (Inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999), and earned the Campus Ministry Service and Edmundite Leadership Awards while at Rice. Read more...

Allan Whayland

Middle School Literature Teacher

Grew up in West Chester Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. Attended West Chester University and earned a BA in History. Read more...

Barbara Worgan

APRN, School Nurse

Mrs. Worgan grew up in Pennsylvania, while enjoying her summers waterskiing and soaking up the sun on the white sand beaches of South Jersey. After completing her higher education in Philadelphia, she pursued travel nursing to explore the opportunity where she and her husband thought best to raise children. They chose to stay in Vermont after completing several assignments. And chose Mater Christi School for the family. Read more...