Faculty and Staff

2020-2021

Mr. Gus Adams

Theology

Mr. Gus Adams

Theology

Mr. Adams holds a degree in Business Administration from Salem State University and a Masters in Ministry from St. John's Seminary.  He is our varsity girls basketball coach and a personal trainer.  Mr. Adams has been blessed with three children and is a parishioner at St. Anthony's Church in East Falmouth with his wife.

Mrs. Maureen Bresnahan

Health Clinic

Mrs. Maureen Bresnahan

Health Clinic

Mrs. Bresnahan holds a BS from UMass Amherst in Equestrian, AD Cape Cod Community College for nursing, and a BSN from Curry College.  Her three children have all attended JPII.  Prior to becoming a full-time mom and school nurse, Mrs. Bresnahan worked at Cape Cod Hospital for 20 years.  Outside of the school, Mrs. Bresnahan enjoys the equestrian life, while managing her barn at home.  She is very involved with the swim team and chaperoning several Performing Arts trips.  Mrs. Bresnahan is a parishioner at Our Lady of Victory.

Mrs. Jennifer Canzano

Mrs. Jennifer Canzano

Advancement & Admissions Director

Mrs. Jennifer Canzano

Advancement & Admissions Director

Mrs. Jennifer Canzano

Advancement & Admissions Director

Mrs. Canzano holds a B.A. from St. Anselm College and a M. Ed. from Providence College. Mrs. Canzano serves as Director of Admissions and Advancement for St. John Paul II High School and St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School. She is a member of the school advancement and strategic planning committee.

Mrs. Claudette Cardy

Mathematics

Mrs. Claudette Cardy

Mathematics

Mrs. Cardy serves in the Mathematics Department.  She received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University and holds a DH-MA in Humanities with a specialty in History and Distance Learning from California State University.  Mrs. Cardy is our moderator for the National Honor Society.  She attends St. Peter's Church in Plymouth.

Mr. Ernie Christian

Maintenance

Mr. Ernie Christian

Maintenance

BIO coming soon!

Mr. Nick Christian

English

Mr. Nick Christian

English

Mr. Christian teaches English and Creative Writing at St. John Paul II High School.  He came to JPII with degrees in Liberal Arts (A.A., Central New Mexico Community College), English and Creative Writing, (B.A., Southern New Hampshire University), and English and Creative Writing with a Screenwriting concentration (M.A., Southern New Hampshire University).  He serves as an advisor to the Quiz Bowl, Chess Club,  JPIITV, and Esports activities.  Mr. Christian is also the Sophomore Class Moderator and is an Accredited Interscholastic Coach who has coached Football, overseen strength training, and hosted “Manuary” in his career at JPII.   Mr. Christian is a member of Saint Pius X Parish in South Yarmouth.

Mr. Richard Fazzi

Mr. Richard Fazzi

Athletic Director

Mr. Richard Fazzi

Athletic Director

Mr. Richard Fazzi

Athletic Director

Mr. Fazzi is the Athletics Director at St. John Paul II High School and St. Francis Xavier Prep Hyannis.  He has a degree in Business Management from Becker College and a Masters in Sports Leadership from Lasell College.  Mr. Fazzi is father to three small children, where they attend St. Francis Xavier Parish in Weymouth.  Outside of the classroom, Mr. Fazzi also serves as the boys' basketball coach.

Mrs. Laureen Fish

Mrs. Laureen Fish

Dir. of Social Media

Mrs. Laureen Fish

Dir. of Social Media

Mrs. Laureen Fish

Dir. of Social Media

Mrs. Laureen Fish will be serving as our Director of Social Media and Web.  Most recently, she was the office manager, Pre-K and Kindergarten music teacher and Makerspace Moderator at St. Margaret Primary School.  Mrs. Fish earned her B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Music from Salem State College.  Mrs. Fish is a member of Christ the King parish.

Mr. Richard Fish

Mr. Richard Fish

Dir. of Performing Arts

Mr. Richard Fish

Dir. of Performing Arts

Mr. Richard Fish

Dir. of Performing Arts

Mr. Fish holds a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology, a Master of Divinity from St. Joseph’s Seminary, and a M.S. Ed. from Simmons College. Mr. Fish was the former founding Director of Performing Arts at Landmark School (1995-2011). He holds Massachusetts Professional Teacher Licenses in Music and Special Education. Mr. Fish performs professionally with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra.  He is a parishioner at Christ the King in Mashpee, with his wife and three little children.

Mr. Greg Folino

Mr. Greg Folino

Athletic Trainer

Mr. Greg Folino

Athletic Trainer

Mr. Greg Folino

Athletic Trainer

Mr. Greg Folino, who was Head Athletic Trainer at MMA for 32 years, serves as our athletic trainer at JPII.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tampa, and a Master's in Education from Cambridge College, and is a certified and licensed athletic trainer in Massachusetts.  He is the proud father of four grown children and is a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist in Pocasset.  Mr. Folino is also an elected official with the town of Bourne and is a founding father of the Bourne Braves, Cape Cod Baseball League.

Ms. Lucy Foran

Ms. Lucy Foran

Special Education

Ms. Lucy Foran

Special Education

Ms. Lucy Foran

Special Education

Ms. Lucy Foran will be our first direct services special education coordinator, effective with the 2020-2021 school year. Ms. Foran returns to the Cape from Florida, where she served as Principal of Academie da Vinci Charter School (Dunedin, FL). Previously, she held the positions of Program Director and Director of Education at Latham Centers (Brewster, MA). She is a graduate of Bridgewater State University (M.A., Clinical Psychology), Lesley University (M.Ed), and Stonehill College (B.A., Psychology), and has completed advanced coursework in Special Education Administration at American International College. Ms. Foran holds Massachusetts certifications in Special Education Administration and Moderate Special Needs (5-12).

Mrs. Stephanie Fox

Mrs. Stephanie Fox

Administrative Asst.

Mrs. Stephanie Fox

Administrative Asst.

Mrs. Stephanie Fox

Administrative Asst.

Mrs. Fox holds a Bachelor's Degree from Salve Regina University. She runs the main office like a well-oiled machine. Mrs. Fox is a member of the Our Lady of Victory Choir, and attends Our Lady of Assumption Parish.  Mrs. Fox is moderator of the school yearbook.

Mr. Joe Gaudet

Mr. Joe Gaudet

Mathematics, chair

Mr. Joe Gaudet

Mathematics, chair

Mr. Joe Gaudet

Mathematics, chair

Mr. Joe Gaudet hold a B.S. Ed in Mathematics and M.S. Ed both from Fitchburg State College.  Mr. Gaudet worked as a math teacher and department head at Canton High for 30 years before coming to us at St. John Paul II High School.  He is the Mathematics Department Head and serves as a Math Team moderator.  Mr. Gaudet is a parishioner at St. Anthony's in Falmouth.

Mrs. Karen Godfrey

Mrs. Karen Godfrey

Leadership Studies

Mrs. Karen Godfrey

Leadership Studies

Mrs. Karen Godfrey

Leadership Studies

Mrs. Karen Godfrey holds a M.Ed. from Boston College in School Leadership.  She holds extensive post-graduate coursework at Boston University, Endicott College, Salem State and SUNY in Leadership, Counseling, and Adolescent Health.  Mrs. Godfrey is a proud parent of two children and five grandchildren.  She is moderator of the Junior/Senior Girl's Group and the Freshman Class Advisor.  Mrs. Godfrey is a parishioner of Our Lady of Victory.

Mr. Chris Haugh

Mr. Chris Haugh

Full Time Substitute

Mr. Chris Haugh

Full Time Substitute

Mr. Chris Haugh

Full Time Substitute

BIO coming soon!

Mrs. Margaret Keras

Mrs. Margaret Keras

Business Manager

Mrs. Margaret Keras

Business Manager

Mrs. Margaret Keras

Business Manager

Mrs. Keras serves as Business Manager and Student Accounts Coordinator for St. John Paul II High School and St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School.  She holds a B.A. from St. Anselm College and has served in Catholic schools on Cape Cod since 2004.  Her children (Julia '16 and Jack '17) are graduates of St. John Paul II High School.
Mrs. Keras is a parishioner at St. Pius X Parish in South Yarmouth.

Mr. George Killian

Science

Mr. George Killian

Science

Mr. Killian serves as one of our science teachers at JPII.  He has a BA, M. Ed from Providence College, and attends St. Francis Xavier Parish, in Hyannis.  He is the coach for Varsity Boys Soccer and Girls Ice Hockey.  Mr. Killiam is also our senior class moderator.

Mr. Alan Lynch

Mr. Alan Lynch

Theology, chair

Mr. Alan Lynch

Theology, chair

Mr. Alan Lynch

Theology, chair

BIO coming soon!

Ms. Liz McDonough

Ms. Liz McDonough

Graphic Designer

Ms. Liz McDonough

Graphic Designer

Ms. Liz McDonough

Graphic Designer

Ms. McDonough is a graduate of Bridgewater State University. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skill in technology. She is a skilled photographer and graphic designer. Ms. McDonough is a parishioner at Our Lady of Victory.

Ms. Caitlin McPherson

Mathematics

Ms. Caitlin McPherson

Mathematics

Ms. McPherson earned her degree in Secondary Education Mathematics from Olivet Nazarene University and is pursuing a mater's degree from Stonehill College in Inclusive Education.  She is a member of St. Pius X parish. Ms. McPherson is on the Math Leadership Team for the Diocese of Fall River, and a student council co-leader and girls soccer assistant coach.

Mr. Nathan Pluta

Visual Arts

Mr. Nathan Pluta

Visual Arts

Mr. Pluta holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts (Concentration in Animation), a Bachelor of History both from UMass Amherst, and a Masters in Education from Westfield State University.   He runs our JPII art club, mock trials, and serves as our junior class moderator.

Ms. Anne Poirier

Science

Ms. Anne Poirier

Science

Ms. Poirier comes to us with a BS in Biology from Wheaton College (IL) and an MS in Biology from UMass Dartmouth.  She is our freshman class moderator and the science fair coordinator.  Ms. Poirier attends Cape Cod Covenant Church when she is a worship leader and youth minister.

Mr. James Remillard

Mr. James Remillard

Science, chair

Mr. James Remillard

Science, chair

Mr. James Remillard

Science, chair

Mr. Remillard holds a BS from Framingham State and an MS from UMass.  He is certified by the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Health Care Bioethics.  Mr. Remillard is also our technical coordinator.  He once ran a marathon with Paul Ryan in under 3 hours.  He is a member of Christ the King Parish with his wife.

Mrs. Maureen Remillard

Health Clinic

Mrs. Maureen Remillard

Health Clinic

BIO coming soon!

Mr. Christopher Rohrer

Social Studies

Mr. Christopher Rohrer

Social Studies

Mr. Rohrer joins us with a BA in History from Boston University, a Post-Bac MA from Bridgewater State University, and completed the Teaching Licensure Program.  Mr. Rohrer helps with boys soccer and tennis and runs student council.  He is a parishioner at St. Joseph's in Kingston with his wife and three small children.

Ms. Annie Smith

English

Ms. Annie Smith

English

Ms. Smith holds a B.A. in English Education and an M.A. in English Literature & Film from Bridgewater State University.  She completed the Bridgewater-at-Oxford program in 2018.  Ms. Smith is a parishioner of St. Anthony's in Mattapoisett.  She is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Sigma Tau, and Order of Omega honor societies.  Ms. Smith holds a Massachusetts teaching license for English, grades 8-12. She has been an AP Reader since 2019.  Outside of the classroom, Ms. Smith serves as the JPII Textbook Coordinator, coaches the policy debate team, and co-advises the National Honor Society chapter.

Dr. Marie Spadaro

Dr. Marie Spadaro

English, chair

Dr. Marie Spadaro

English, chair

Dr. Marie Spadaro

English, chair

BIO coming soon!

Ms. Nathalie St. Andre

World Languages

Ms. Nathalie St. Andre

World Languages

Ms. St. Andre was born in Bordeaux, France, and immigrated to the US while in the fifth grade.  She holds a BA in French from the University of New Hampshire and an MA in French from Central Connecticut State University.  Outside the classroom, Ms. St. Andre attends church at Holy Trinity in Harwich.  She has previously taught at The Canterbury School (CT), Woodland Regional High (CT), and Holliston High (MA).

Mr. Mark Tanguay

Mr. Mark Tanguay

Guidance Director

Mr. Mark Tanguay

Guidance Director

Mr. Mark Tanguay

Guidance Director

BIO coming soon!

Mr. John Vazquez

Spanish

Mr. John Vazquez

Spanish

Mr. Vazquez joins us with a Masters in Education from Cambridge College.  We are thrilled to have him on board teaching Spanish.

Ms. Nicole Voci

Ms. Nicole Voci

Social Studies

Ms. Nicole Voci

Social Studies

Ms. Nicole Voci

Social Studies

Ms. Voci holds a Bachelor's in Secondary Education & American History from Salve Regina University and a Master's in Modern European History from Providence College.  Outside the classroom, Ms. Voci runs co-moderates our Campus Ministry and she attends St. Anthony's Parish in Falmouth.  Ms. Voci has a Certificate from AP Summer Institute at St. Johnsbury Academy (2017).

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