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Stepinac Increases Staff, Adds New Teachers

Archbishop Stepinac High School added 12 new teachers, and expanded its staff by nine positions, according to a release distributed Tuesday.

Stepinac Increases Staff, Adds New Teachers

Stepinac High School in White Plains added 12 new members to its staff this year, according to a release from the school.

The new additions fill three spots vacated from last year and add nine new positions to the staff as a whole. New teachers will join the high school's math, history, foreign language, religion, science and art departments, the release said.

“We have been fortunate to be able to add a combination of new and experienced faculty members who enable us to continue our efforts to broaden and raise academic standards,” said Stepinac Principal Paul Carty. “In a difficult job market for teachers, Stepinac has not only been able to fill vacancies, but add positions.”

Three of the new teachers graduated from Stepinac, bringing the number of alumni on the staff to 21.

“Stepinac is proud of its accomplished alumni and we are honored that 21 alumni are on board for the start of the 2012-2013 school year,” said Father Thomas Collins. “These individuals share great passion for Stepinac’s loyalty, dedication and spirit, and want today’s students to have the same experience that they had.”

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The new teachers by department:

 Math Department: 

  • Thomas Kelly of Peekskill. Kelly is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta and currently enrolled at CUNY.
  • Michele Bendlin of Briarcliff Manor. Bendlin is a graduate of Keene State College and Mercy College.

Foreign Language Department: 

  • Cheryl Fialkovic of Yonkers. Fialkovic is a graduate of Iona College. 
  • Lisbeth Furke of New Rochelle. She is a graduate of Fordham University and has a graduate degree from University of Navarre in Spain, Iona College and was a New York City teaching fellow.

Religion Department: 

  • Amanda Iles of Scarsdale. Iles is a graduate of Boston College.

Science Department: 

  • Elliot Lippner of Ossining is a graduate of Binghamton College and currently enrolled at CUNY.
  • Ines Silva of Ossining is a graduate of Iona College. 
  • Ron Schoenherr of White Plains. Schoenherr is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and CUNY College.

Art Department: 

  • Alumnus, Joe Lore of Yonkers. Lore is a graduate of Roger Williams College.

History Department: 

  • Alumnus Patrick Massaroni of White Plains. Massaroni is a graduate of Marist College and James Madison University. 
  • Alumnus, Joe Palatucci of White Plains, who is a graduate of PACE University. 
  • Alumnus, Robert Yapchanyk of Yonkers, who is a graduate of Iona College and currently attending Manhattanville College.

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