- Mrs. Dorothy Amorella is our Head of School. She studied at DePaul University, and later for five years under the Servant of God, Fr. John Hardon, SJ. She was the coordinator of religious education at a Chicago parish for 20 years, in addition to serving as a First Holy Communion catechist. A speaker on childhood character development, Mrs. Amorella has been a consultant to the Archdiocese of Chicago on content review for new catechetical textbooks, a delegate to the Archdiocese’s Women’s Commission and Pastoral Committee, and a field advocate for the metropolitan tribunal. Mrs. Amorella also brings teaching experience to Neumann, having taught a combined kindergarten/first grade class at an independent Catholic school in Park Ridge, Illinois and having homeschooled her nine children from 1985 to 2012.
- Mrs. Jacqueline Bohan is our lead teacher. A veteran educator with a master’s degree in education from Iona College and a bachelor’s in American Civilization from Lafayette College, Mrs. Bohan comes to us after a career at the Marymount School, Butler Nursery, and Liberty Montessori School. She brings Neumann deep knowledge of Early Childhood education and a rare breadth of experience in different methodologies. Mrs. Bohan’s maturity and deeply felt devotion to Catholic education are a great asset to the Neumann School. A lifelong resident of Westchester, she currently resides in Yonkers with her husband and two children.
- Mrs. Nancy Tackett is our assistant teacher, focusing especially in mathematics and phonics instruction. Mrs. Tackett attended The George Washington University, where she received a bachelor’s in elementary education. After a 25-year career in various senior staff positions at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ central office in Washington, D.C., she retired from Federal service and took a teaching position at Annunciation Academy, an independent classical Catholic school in Vienna, Virginia. There she taught English, history, mathematics, and Latin to the 7th & 8th grades. Mrs. Tackett was the head teacher for our Little Oaks program in 2015-2016, and has been instrumental in Neumann School’s curriculum development. She and her husband reside in Bronxville.
- Ms. Anna Thomas is our French instructor. She has a bachelor’s in languages and education from Swarthmore College and has been a student of the French Language since 2003. She spent a year in Rennes, France as an exchange student and has since spent part of every summer in France, spending time with family. In addition to teaching French three days per week, Ms. Thomas will teach a hands-on arts and crafts class one afternoon per week. Ms. Thomas converted to Catholicism four years ago and has been a supporter of Neumann from its inception. She is a native of New Jersey and has recently relocated to Tuckahoe.
- Mrs. Monica McDaniel will lead a catechesis program once per week, as a supplement to the students’ daily religious education. Mrs. McDaniel holds a bachelor’s in history and master’s in theology with a focus in catechesis from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a J.D. from Fordham Law. She served as a full-time coordinator of children’s Religious Education and RCIA instructor at two parishes while completing her theology degree. She completed Part 1 of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (level I) training in Summer 2016. She is a member of Neumann’s Board of Directors and resides in Crestwood with her husband and 3 children.
Neumann Classical School has completed hiring for 2016. We will likely have openings next year!
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