Mr. Allen Bidwell brings many years of experience in public education, including teaching, mentoring, and administration. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in philosophy, followed by a graduate degree in teaching. He also earned a certificate of advanced study in building and district leadership, all completed at Le Moyne College. Mr. Bidwell started his career as a high school biology/special education teacher working with struggling students to create a more inclusive learning environment. And, he collaborated with several teachers to mentor them in their teaching craft.
Mr. Bidwell resides in Liverpool with his wife Kathy and their two children Gabrielle and Dominic. In his free time, he enjoys exploring unfamiliar places with his family while volunteering in his community. He is a communicate of Pope John the XXIII Catholic Church in Liverpool. He is an avid Syracuse Orange and Buffalo Bills Football fan.
BA, Political Science, The College of Saint Rose
A graduate of Bishop Ludden himself, Mr. Gallagher Driscoll now serves as the Dean of Students and Director of Athletics.
Before returning to Ludden, Mr. Driscoll spent time coaching basketball at the University at Albany, Loyola College and Le Moyne College.
A firm believer of his Alma Mater, Mr. Driscoll returned to Bishop Ludden to instill in students the value of a Catholic education.
Mr. Driscoll is trained in school violence prevention and intervention, as well as child abuse recognition and reporting.
He’s a 2007 inductee of the College of Saint Rose Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mr. Driscoll also enjoys watching sports, exercising and reading.
Mr. McAuliff comes to Bishop Ludden from St. Margaret’s School in Mattydale, where he served as Principal since 2018. Over Michaels 35 years in education, he has held various roles, such as Assistant Middle School Principal, Assistant High School Principal, and Elementary Principal. He served as Parish Elementary School Principal in the A.P.W School District from 2000 until he retired in 2016.
A native of the Rochester, NY area Michael attended East Rochester High School, and continued on to SUNY Cortland. While there he received his B.S in Physical Education, M.S in Education, and C.A.S in Educational Administration. Additionally Mr. McAuliff serves as the President for the Board of Education in the Marcellus Central School District. Michael resides in Marcellus with his wife Kim, who is the Sr. Director of Advancement at Le Moyne, and two sons, Max a senior at St. Bonaventure, and Jack a sophomore at the University of Hartford.
Mrs. Babcock has been teaching at Bishop Ludden since 2008. Certified in Social Studies 7-12 and English 7-12, she has taught every grade from 7-12 since starting at Thousand Islands High School in 1985. She coached JV Soccer, JV Basketball, and Varsity Basketball at TI. She currently teaches Computers 8, Food Science, Natural Hazards and Disasters, and Forensic Science. She previously taught English 8, 9,10, and 11 for six years at Bishop Ludden before becoming the Library Director for eight years. Before joining the Science Department. She graduated from Alma College in Michigan with undergraduate degrees in both History and English. She was Alma College’s Field Hockey MVP in 1982 and was named to the All-MIAA team that year. Her Master of Science degree came from Syracuse University in Social Studies 7-12. She is currently employed by ESM Central School District as a Homebound Tutor and BOCES as a summer school teacher in Social Studies and English.
Mrs. Babcock founded the Bishop Ludden STEM program with Dr. Linda Mandanas in 2009. She has coached Science Olympiad since 2009, taking the team to the State Championship in 2011,2022, and 2023.All three of her children competed for Bishop Ludden’s Science Olympiad squad. She coached the MasterMinds, NY team to the state championship in 2021, and to the seventh place trophy in the Small School National Championship Tournament, Open Division in 2021. Her team also won the DoubleDown championship in 2019. She is the Head Quiz Bowl coach, with teams qualified for the SSNCT since 2019. She also coaches the CNY Rocket Team Challenge Teams, The Innovation Challenge Teams, and previously coached the First Lego League Teams and Vex Robotics Teams. She switched from Robotics and MasterMinds to eSports in 2021. Mrs. Babcock founded the Bishop Ludden eSports program, a varsity sport, in 2021, starting with Rocket League. The program currently has a Rocket League squad, two Super Smash Bros teams, and a Mario Kart squad.
In her free time, she enjoys her cat, trying to find time to travel with her husband, working out at Elevate Fitness and Trillium Fitness classes and reading mysteries.
- Computers 8
- Food Science
- Natural Hazards and Disasters
- Forensic Science
Hola! I am a 2021 graduate of SUNY Oneonta and was born and raised in Camillus, New York. I am one of four siblings whom I adore and enjoy spending time with. I am also a yoga teacher at Mandala Moon Yoga in Marcellus, New York. I enjoy teaching and practicing yoga as well as spending time outdoors and spending time with my miniature poodle, Bertie.
- Spanish IA
- Spanish I
- Spanish II
Miss Hanson was born and raised in Syracuse, NY with her parents and four siblings. She graduated from Le Moyne College in 2018 with her Bachelor’s in Biology and Secondary Education. She earned her MSEd in Biology from SUNY Brockport in 2021. Miss Hanson has taught Living Environment and 7th Grade Science for five years at Bishop Ludden, but has since switched roles to be the IB Biology Teacher and Campus Minister!
Miss Hanson is the JV/Modified Softball Coach at Ludden and in her free time loves to play recreational softball and volleyball. She is also a competitive a cappella singer for the Spirit of Syracuse Chorus and cantors at St. Cecilia’s Church.
Miss Hanson loves the outdoors, collecting rubber ducks, spending time with her family, and going on adventures with her dog, Potato!
- IB Biology
Associates in Studio Art from Cazenovia College, Bachelors degree in Art Education from Syracuse University, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from SUNY Oswego
Head of the art department, Mrs. Rhonda Henderson has been teaching at Bishop Ludden since 1996. She’s also a professional wildlife artist and has won many state-wide ribbons.
Mrs. Henderson is also the advisor for the yearbook, as well as the senior class moderator and chairperson for the Gala.
Mrs. Henderson will tell you that she “grew up” as part of the Ludden family. Since she began teaching, Mrs. Henderson has been married by fellow teacher and Bishop Ludden chaplain, Fr. Dan Muscalino. Fr. Dan has also baptised Mrs. Henderson’s oldest son and is the Godfather of her youngest.
Outside of Bishop Ludden, Mrs. Henderson has recently begun painting religious murals at St. Patrick’s Church in Jordan. The mural of the summer of 2016 was featured in the Catholic Sun.
When she’s not working on her art, Mrs. Henderson enjoys boating and snowmobiling.
BA with honors, Music, Kenyon College; MM, Choral Conducting, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MM, Music Education, Syracuse University
Anne Jamison has been teaching at Bishop Ludden since 2013. Before Ludden, Ms. Jamison taught at Guerin High School in Chicago, Holy Cross Elementary School in DeWitt and in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District.
Ms. Jamison is the music director for the spring musical at Bishop Ludden. An active musician herself, Ms. Jamison also serves on the board of the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, of which she is a member. With a degree specializing in choral conducting, voice and piano, Ms. Jamison has conducted the Syracuse Children’s Chorus, as well as ensembles at Trinity College of Vermont and Beloit College.
Ms. Jamison enjoys teaching at Bishop Ludden because of the fantastic students, faculty, staff and parents, all of whom create a strong sense of community here. Hobbies of Ms. J.’s include running, hiking, cooking and choral singing.
Ms. Jamison lives in Syracuse, with her husband and two sons.
Bachelor of Arts, Catholic University of America; Master of Education, Boston College
Ms. Marguerite Kolinski has been teaching at Bishop Ludden for 31 years!
Outside the classroom, Ms. Kolinski likes to golf and write. Ms. Kolinski is also an avid SU sports fan and enjoys photography.
Her favorite thing about the school is the values-centered atmosphere, and she loves working with Bishop Ludden’s loyal, dedicated families.
I was an Arabic linguist and intelligence analyst for the US Army. Upon my retirement from service, I obtained my Bachelor’s from Syracuse University in English and Creative Writing. I am one semester and one summer away from my master’s in comparative literature and rhetoric from Harvard University, and I am planning on continuing into a PhD through them. I will soon be certified and have a Master’s in Special Education and Literacy from SUNY Potsdam as well. I am a northern New York native who is a wife and mother of five beautiful children. My hobbies are hiking, reading, spending time with my family, learning new languages and writing poetry.
- English 8
- English 11
- English 12
Hailing from the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, guitarist/composer/educator Dave Majerus began studying classical guitar and writing music early in high school. Majerus holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from MSU under the direction of renowned Denver jazz guitarist Dave Devine, and his classical guitar studies with Alex Komodore. Majerus holds a Master of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Denver. He has been a music educator for over 10 years to a wide range of students and began his pathway to pedagogy as a K-8 music instructor at Graland Country Day School in Denver. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and photography.
- Jr. High Band
- HS Band
I have over 20 years of teaching experience in both New York and Michigan. I graduated from Cornell University and Teachers College of Columbia University. My husband and I have three grown sons. We enjoy traveling and outdoor activities in our free time.
- 7th Grade Life Science
- 9th Grade Living Environment
Shaun Smith comes to Bishop Ludden with more than 30 years of experience in education and coaching. He graduated from SUNY Cortland with a degree in physical education and earned his master’s in special education from Syracuse University. Shaun was a longtime physical education teacher at Corcoran High School. Since retiring from the Syracuse City School District in 2020, he has been subbing on a regular basis at Bishop Ludden. Throughout his teaching career, Shaun coached high school football, basketball, and lacrosse. Currently, he is the Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach at Jordan Elbridge where he helped to facilitate the opportunity for players from Bishop Ludden to play lacrosse there. Shaun is also coaching Modified Football for Bishop Ludden. Shaun lives in Syracuse with his wife Kristin, a teacher at Liverpool High School, and their son Ryan, a recent college graduate. Their daughter, Brianna, is an elementary school teacher in the Guilderland School District in Albany. An avid sports fan, he can usually be found on the golf course or cheering on his favorite football teams on weekends.
- Physical Education
Mr. Jay Snyder teaches AP English and IB English and comes to us with over 12 years of teaching experience. He has a BA in English from Otterbein University, an MA in Education from Nova South- eastern University, and an MA in English from Morehead State University. Mr. Snyder is originally from Central Ohio. He plays saxophone and is a novice bagpiper with the Syracuse Highland Pipe Band. He also crochets and continuous strand weaves. He is married and has two college-aged daughters.
- IB English I
- IB English II
- AP English
Ms. Sudol earned her Bachelor’s degree from York College of PA in Secondary Education: General Sciences. She earned her Master’s degree from Mississippi State in Teaching in Geosciences. Ms. Sudol has been working at Bishop Ludden since 2017, before that she taught for four years at York Catholic High School in York, PA. Ms. Sudol is passionate about the natural sciences, finding nature to be both fascinating and a beautiful gift from God. She currently resides in North Syracuse as a St. Rose parishioner. She loves hiking with her dog, Murphy, and exploring the world that God has created. Her goal is to visit all 50 states. She loves rock and Christian music, Swedish fish, and M&Ms.
- Regents Earth Science
- IB Environmental Systems and Societies
- Science 8
Miss Madelynn Tibbetts graduated from St. John Fisher University with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies. Miss Tibbetts is passionate about sharing her Catholic faith, especially with younger generations. She has volunteered and worked in numerous ministry positions, including being a Lifeteen Missionary for high school students in Tiger, Georgia at Camp Covecrest. She resides in Camillus with her family and her German shepherd, Sadie. Miss Tibbetts loves to hike and is an aspiring ADK High Peak 46-er. She loves to hang out with her family and friends, roots for the Buffalo Bills, and enjoys all country music.
- Religion 11
- Religion 12
Cole Wilson graduated in 2023 from the University of Rochester with a B.A. in philosophy with a minor in Italian. He spent a semester abroad in Rome, Italy studying Trinitarian Theology under the Rector Magnificus at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The
Angelicum). Cole lives in Brewerton and graduated from Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square. In his free time, Cole enjoys reading, particularly Dr. Edward Fesser’s works, playing chess, listening to and playing classical music, watching Manchester United games and continuing to learn about Thomism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
- Religion 9
- Religion 10
Ms. Chelsea Doyle, a native of Baldwinsville, completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Development at Binghamton University and moved to Orlando to participate in the Disney College Program and attend the University of Central Florida for graduate school. Ms. Doyle worked at Walt Disney World for 3 years in multiple roles. She graduated with her Master of Arts in Counselor Education- School Counseling and a Graduate Certificate in Career Counseling from UCF.
Alexa Kulak was born and raised in Cicero, NY, by her Bishop Ludden alum parents Gina (class of ’90) and Jim (class of ’89) Kulak. She graduated from Le Moyne College with a B.A. in English concentrating in creative writing and is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Library Science at Syracuse University. She enjoys reading, drinking hot chocolate, and cuddling with her two Beagles. She is grateful to be welcomed into the Bishop Ludden community and for the opportunity to educate your students in the pursuit of lifelong learning in the Catholic tradition.
Mr. Ryan comes to Bishop Ludden from the Manlius Pebble Hill School, where he spent the last five years there as the schools Director of Athletics. Mr. Ryan has has spent over twenty years in various roles in the world of education. Mr. Ryan brings six years of enrollment management at the independent school and college settings to Bishop Ludden. In addition to admissions experience, Mr. Ryan was a classroom teacher for nine years, and collegiate coach for ten. Mr. Ryan spent several years recruiting high schools from around the North East as a coach and as the Associate Director of Admissions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Having recruited Central New York and many other prep, and private schools, Mr. Ryan understands the value of a Bishop Ludden education.
I am thrilled to be part of the Bishop Ludden community. As a resident of Central New York for over twenty years, I know the importance of having an option for faith based education. Ludden showcases everyday, character, commitment and community coming together as one, and I am blessed to be part of it.
Mr. Ryan is a native of the Rochester, NY area and received his B.A in History and Education from St. John Fisher College, and his M.A.A from the School of Business at Ohio University. Mr. Ryan lives in Camillus, with his wife Elizabeth and is a father to four awesome children, Mikaila, Zachary, James, and Payton.
BA, Psychology, SUNY Buffalo; MS, School Counseling, Syracuse University, NYS Permanently Certified School Counselor
Mrs. Kristin Schoeneck has been a school counselor for 18 years, joining the staff at Bishop Ludden in 2013. She is the director of counseling and is the school counselor for students in grades 10 through 12.
Outside of school, Mrs. Kristin Schoeneck is an avid runner and proudly displays her medals in her office.
Mrs. Schoeneck also likes to travel to different cities and states, especially with three of her cousins who also do half marathons.
Outside of running, Mrs. Schoeneck’s biggest accomplishment are her children. She enjoys spending time with them and her husband.
Hello, as an alum of the class of 2021, I’m already familiar with the school and am excited to be a part of the administrative staff! I graduated last May from Onondaga Community College with an AA in Communications. I’ve lived in the Syracuse area my whole life, along with the rest of my family, which includes my brother and five sisters, one of whom is also a Bishop Ludden alum. In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, and doing puzzles.