Meet Our Staff!
Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges
Dawn Florino, Ed.D Candidate, Principal
Mrs. Florino has been an educator for more than 20 years, many of which in NH Catholic schools. She loves working with this age group, a critical time of personal and academic development. She has been an educational consultant and leader with a diverse and rich background in special services.
Mrs. Pauline Martineau, Assistant Principal, Social Sciences
Mrs. Martineau has been an educator for more than 37 years at St. Joseph's Regional Jr. High School. She is also the Athletic Director, U.S. History and World Georgraphy teacher. Mrs. Martineau's care for the students is endless as she supports the development of their independence and strong faith and character.
Mrs. Nicole de Barros, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. de Barros joined the St. Joseph staff last year. As Administrative Assistant, she is the first contact for incoming calls, absent forms, lunch orders, and other duties, including nurse for CLA (the elementary school below St. Joe's). An amazing organizer, Mrs. de Barros will be sure all messages and information will get to where they should be.
Mrs. Amanda Kane, Director of Admissions
Mrs. Kane guides families through the admissions process from the first inquiring call to walking through the door the first day of school. Mrs. Kane schedules and gives tours of St. Joe's as she knows everything STJ. She schedules shadow days (be a Bear for the day) for prospective students and walks families through the completion of admissions documentation.
Mr. Stephen Rosa, Grades 7 & 8 Science Teacher
Mr. Rosa is a scientist with a passion for inquiry and knowledge. In life science and earth science, students learn to ask questions, conduct research, collect and evaluate information from a variety of sources, communicate about observations and findings, and work collaboratively to draw intelligent conclusions.
Mrs. Catherine Goodwin, Math Teacher, Gr. 7 & 8
Mrs. Goodwin is a mathematician with a mind for creative problem-solving and logic. Mrs. Goodwin encourages students to "think-out-of-the-box" while applying sound mathematical practices. She is highly accessible and stretches students' thinking, offering after-school supplemental instruction if necessary.
Mrs. Hinds, Foreign Language Teacher
Mrs. Hinds teaches both Spanish and French, all levels. She has many years of experience in bringing language to life. She uses a wide-variety of interactive strategies to assure that students understand and can produce language for many contexts. She believes that a multi-sensory approach to language instruction is a richer and more lasting experience.
Mrs. Lucy Jones, Religious Education, Art Teacher
Mrs. Jones is a Certified Catechist and artist. She is invested in the formation of adolescents as they learn to navigate complicated lives. In addition, as the St. Joseph Art Teacher, she teaches authentic artistic techniques and inspires appreciation of artistic pieces. Mrs. Jones individualizes instruction because she comes to know her students deeply.
Mr. Rodrigues, English Teacher, Gr. 7 & 8
Mr. Rodrigues has invested the last several years of his career in educating students of all learning abilities and loves helping each student reach his or her individual potential. A lifelong lover of language and literature, he is astutely aware of the meaning and value that can be derived from carefully mining written works of art.
Mr. Jeff Jenkins, Band Instructor, Gr. 7 & 8
Mr. Jenkins is our band insructor. He teaches at St. Joseph Regional Jr. High four days each week. He encourages students to try new instruments and explore talent they may not know they have. He grows the band as a team, as their music is always made better together.
Mrs. Julie O'Brien, Learning Support, Gr. 7 & 8
Prior to joining the staff at St. Joe’s, Mrs. O’Brien has worked with middle school aged children for the last several years of her career. She is a life-long learner who is dedicated to the mission of encouraging her students to both recognize their strengths and develop the skills to overcome their challenges. Mrs. O'Brien is excited to join the St. Joe's community and looks forward to the new experiences she will encounter.
It is our hope that students will take responsibility for emailing teachers with questions after they have asked a friend, consulted their agenda books and used resources teachers have given them to do each assignment. Students should email teachers if they know they have been or will be out for an extended period if they would like to make an appointment to stay after school for additional help.
What Our Teachers Are Saying...
"I love teaching at a Catholic school because the students have a love for learning and are amazing students."
"The best part about my job is having great connections with the students over their two years and seeing their growth as individuals."
"The smaller class sizes at St. Joe's allow me to focus on each student more, so if they struggle I can help them understand the subject matter and develop their scientific lab skills."