Staff and Board of Directors

Charles F. Chiusano, Chairman
Michael LaBella, Vice Chairman
Elizabeth Browne
Dr. Steven Cheeseman
Stephen Donahue
Cece Donoghue
Jerry Hemenway, MD
Edward Lenard, MD
Anthony Minopoli
Joseph Pagliaro
Michelle Rivelli, MD
Joseph Sindelar
Thomas Vita
Monsignor Robert Weiss
Kelleen Luff Weldon
Sara Zagrodzky
Helen Burland, Executive Director

Helen Burland, Executive Director
“This is a remarkable school that offers students a wonderful alternative to thrive.” 

Brian Farrell, Director of Education/Principal
“I have a deep appreciation of the wonderful students, staff and programs that make up St. Catherine Academy and I appreciate the trust given me to lead this exemplary academy and help shape its future.” 

Sr. Cheryl Driscoll, RSM, teacher
“Each student receives the individual attention needed to reach his or her fullest potential.” 

Joanne LaPorta, teacher
“The small classes and the facility help the students develop important life and job skills.” 

Sr. Maureen Ulatowski, SSND
I love coming to work because the students bring me such joy. This school provides a happy atmosphere that allows the students to grow spiritually, socially and academically.” 

Darlene Jacabacci
We see potential in our students to pursue their goals and dreams through our academic, life skills and vocational job sites along with our close knit and collaborative community” 

Sonia Vielot
“This is not a work place. It is a home surrounded by love. Each person brings me joy and happiness.” 

Gina Barber, Art Teacher
“This is an incredible place, where the value of each individual is celebrated with joy and hope. “ 

Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy are provided through Rehabilitation Associates of Fairfield. Therapists work with teachers to meet the individual education goals of each student.