Academic Administration and Faculty

All Maryvale faculty members hold Bachelor’s degrees; roughly 40 hold master’s degrees or are enrolled in master’s programs; and two have Ph.Ds.

Academic Administration 

Tracey H. Ford
President 
M.A.S., Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Classical Rhetoric and English, University of Virginia 

Victor Shin 
Upper School Head
M.P.A., University of Baltimore
B.A., Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park Scholars' Program
M.S.D.E. Administrator Certification, University of Maryland, College Park 

Amy Belz 
Middle School Head
M.Ed., Administration, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Spanish, Notre Dame of Maryland University/Middlebury College
Advanced Certification, Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Baltimore

Jessica Vitrano Randisi '01 
Dean of Students
M.A., Teaching Secondary English, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.A., Theatre, Salisbury University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate in English 

Catherine Cunnane

Director of Counseling 
M.Ed., Guidance and Counseling, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Biology, LaSalle University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Certificate in Guidance and Counseling 

Monica Graham  
Director of College Counseling
M.B.A., Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Business, Loyola University Maryland

Melissa Beljous

Assistant Division Head/ Director of Multicultural Affairs    
M.A., Literacy K-12, Touro College, Manhattan
B.A., English, State University of New York at Old Westbury

 

Faculty

English Department

Mark Lund , Department Chair
M.A., English, Duke University
B.A., English, Miami University

Brian Boston 

M.Ed., Guidance and Counseling, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., English Education, Wilkes College

Betty Coyle

M.Ed., Administration, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Education, Stratford College 

Rance Denton
B.S., English, Towson University 

Ellen Manuel 
M.A., Teaching and Secondary English Certification, Notre Dame of
Maryland University
B.A., English, Notre Dame of Maryland University   

Erin Peer
M.A.T., Secondary English Education, University of Maryland University College
B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Maryland 



Fine Arts Department

Sarah Butcher, Department Chair
B.F.A., Notre Dame of Maryland University

Kim Kozak
 
B.A., Art and Art History, McDaniel College

Marissa Malloy
B.M., Music Education, Westminster Choir College of Rider University 

Jessica Vitrano Randisi '01, Theatre Director
 
M.A., Teaching Secondary English, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.A., Theatre, Salisbury University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate in English


Leadership Institute 

Mary Ellen Rector Fise '74, Director of Maryvale Leadership Institute
M.A., Church Ministry, Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University 
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law 
B.S., Consumer Economics, University of Maryland 

Learning Services 

Jennifer Morris Nicholas, Director of the St. Julie Billiart Program  
M.A., Leadership in Teaching, Notre Dame of Maryland University 
B.S., Secondary Education, Villanova University   

 

Courtney Fitzgibbon, Learning Specialist  
M.A., English, Washington College 
B.A., Art/English, Washington College  

 

Kathleen Donohue Lopez, Learning Specialist 
Master's in Modern Studies (With Honor), Loyola University Maryland
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), Notre Dame of Maryland University

Mary Trompeter, Learning Specialist 
B.A., Elementary Education, Loyola University Maryland

Library

Barbara Lipsky,  Library Director 
M.S., Library Science, Catholic University of America 
B.S., Computer Information Systems, York College of Pennsylvania

Bridget Mather
M.S., Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
B.S., Education, Towson University

 

Mathematics Department

Jeanie Grant, Department Chair
Masters Equiv., Loyola College, Goucher College, Towson University,
Central Michigan University and Texas Instruments
B.S. in Math/Education, Towson University 
Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate in Mathematics

Michael A. Brown, Sr.
M.Ed., School Leadership, Goucher College
B.S., Business Administration, Morgan State University

Nataliya Goodman
M.Sc., Engineering Physics, Nizhny Nogorod State University, Nizhny Novgorod Russia 
B.A., Engineering Physics, Nizhny Novgorod State University Nizhny Novgorod Russia

 

Laura Hanna
Masters Equiv., Towson University
B.S. in Mathematics, Towson University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate in Mathematics

Karen Reisdorf 
M.Ed., Education, Coppin State College 
B.S., Secondary Education, Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh 
M.S.D.E. Advance Professional Teaching Certificate in Mathematics

Maggie Sprinkle
M.S., Educational Technology, Johns Hopkins University
B.S., Business Administration, Lynchburg College

 

Physical Education & Athletics Department

Theresa Moeser, RAA Director of Athletics
M.A., Exercise Science & Physical Education, McDaniel College
B.S., Physical Education, Towson University

Marce Fackler Hughes '88, Department Chair, Assistant Athletic Director  
B.A., Health/Physical Education, Roanoke College

Tricia Giuffrida
M.S., Applied Health and Physiology, Salisbury University
B.S., Biology, Salisbury University


Science Department

Dr. Karen E. O'Neil, Department Chair
Ph.D., Biological Anthropology, University of Illinois
M.A., Biological Anthropology, University of Illinois
B.A., Anthropology & Russian, State University of New York at Oswego

Melissa Conaway '96
M.S., Environmental Biology, Hood College
B.S., Biology, Muhlenberg College


Betty Coyle
M.Ed., Administration, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Education, Stratford College 

Carole R. M. Gonzalez 
M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
B.S., Biological Sciences, Mount St. Mary's University 
 

Veronica Sok
B.A., Chemistry, Denison University

Emily Vitrano Waugh '03 
M.A.T., Secondary Education, Notre Dame of Maryland University
B.S., Kinesiology, College of William & Mary 
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate in Biology 


Social Studies Department

Sarah Read, Department Chair
M.A., History, State University of New York at Buffalo
B.A., History & Spanish, Canisius College 

Richard D. Englar 
M.A.T., Secondary Social Studies, Temple University
B.A., History (Honors), Wake Forest University

Andrea Jacobs
M.S., Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles

Julie M. Matthews
B.A., History, Loyola College


Technology Department

Lisa A. Cohen, Director of Academic Technology, Director of Faculty Professional Development
M.Ed., Education, Towson University
B.S., Elementary Education, Towson University
M.S.D.E. Advanced Professional Certification

Sarah Butcher
B.F.A., University of Notre Dame of Maryland


Theology Department

Melissa Boyle, Department Chair 
B.A., American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Advanced Certification, Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Baltimore

Katie Burke
M.Ed., Elementary Education, University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN) 
B.S., Accountancy; B.A., Liberal Studies (Honors Program), Villanova University 

Glenda Snavely 
Ph.D., Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S.W., Social Work, Indiana State University 


Mary Pat Tilghman
B.A., Education, Loyola University Maryland 
Advanced Certification, Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Baltimore
 

Michael Vogrin
B.A., Psychology, Loyola College in Maryland

World Languages Department

Jillian Bentley, Department Chair 

B.A., French, Lee University

Samantha Kymmell
M.Sc., Medieval Studies: French Medieval Literature, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
B.A., French Language, College of William & Mary

Amy Belz 
M.Ed., AdministrationLoyola University of Maryland
B.A., Spanish, Notre Dame of Maryland University/Middlebury College
Advanced Certification, Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Baltimore

Jessica Nusbaum

B.A., Spanish and Secondary Education, Salisbury University

Victoria Matter

B.A., Spanish, Sweet Briar College

Yoani Rios 
Master Equivalent, General Education, Central University of Las Villas
B.S., Spanish Literature, Central University of Las Villas

Glenda Snavely 
Ph.D., Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S.W., Social Work, Indiana State University 

 

All Maryvale faculty members hold bachelor’s degrees; many have earned master’s degrees or are enrolled in master’s programs. A handful have doctoral degrees or are pursuing Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs, including new Upper School Head Victor Shin.