Staff Directory

Photo of Leo Cosgrove Leo Cosgrove Principal
Photo of Gallagher Driscoll Gallagher Driscoll Athletic Director, Dean of Students
(315) 468-2591

Gallagher Driscoll

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.

Photo of Jim Avery Jim Avery Health Teacher
Photo of Maxine Babcock Maxine Babcock Librarian & STEM Club Moderator
(315) 468-2591
Sam Colabufo English Teacher
Photo of Ann Day Ann Day Science Teacher, IB Coordinator
Robyn DeGaetano Spanish Teacher
Photo of Beth Ann Dillon DSMP Beth Ann Dillon DSMP Campus Minister, Religion Teacher

Beth Ann Dillon DSMP

Campus Minister at Bishop Ludden, Sr. Beth Ann Dillon also teaches Religion to students in grades 9 and 10.

Fluent in Italian, Sr. Beth Ann has attended school in Rome, as well as in Eastern Michigan and California. She’s earned degrees in education and special education and has obtained a principal certification (K-12), aside from certifications in teaching (K-12), reading and theology.

Before joining the Bishop Ludden staff in 2017, Sr. Beth Ann taught at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Ann Arbor, Michigan and was principal at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Milbank, South Dakota.

Sr. Beth Ann loves how vibrant the school spirit is at Bishop Ludden. Outside of school, she also plays guitar and loves to cook.

Sr. Beth Ann was also featured in two episodes of the reality TV show “Sisterhood: becoming nuns”.

Bethanie Fink Math Teacher
Photo of Monica Hanson Monica Hanson Science Teacher
Mike Heins Math Teacher
Photo of Rhonda Henderson Rhonda Henderson Art Teacher
(315) 468-2591

Rhonda Henderson

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.

Classes

AP Art
Art 8
Drawing & Painting I/II/III
Studio Art

Photo of Heather Hess Heather Hess Math Teacher
Photo of Anne Jamison Anne Jamison Music Teacher
(315) 468-2591

Anne Jamison

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.

Classes

Chorus 7/8
Concert Choir

Reem Kattura English Teacher
Photo of Marguerite Kolinski Marguerite Kolinski Religious Education Teacher
(315) 468-2591

Marguerite Kolinski

Bachelor of Arts, Catholic University of America; Master of Education, Boston College

Ms. Marguerite Kolinski has been teaching at Bishop Ludden for 31 years!

She’s currently teaching religious studies to students in grades 7, 8 and 10. But outside the classroom, Ms. Kolinski also 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.

Jim Marsh English Teacher
Photo of Nicole Morgan Nicole Morgan Resource Teacher
(315) 468-2591
Photo of Walt Mroczek Walt Mroczek Spanish Teacher
(315) 468-2591

Walt Mroczek

Bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude), Secondary Spanish, SUNY Geneseo; Graduate work at the University of Rochester and Syracuse University

Before coming to Bishop Ludden, Mr. Mroczek taught at Our Lady of Lourdes/All Saints, starting in 1992. While at Our Lady of Lourdes/All Saints, Mr. Mroczek taught Spanish, Religion, English and Health.

Mr. Mroczek is formerly the dean of students at Bishop Ludden, but has since passed on the role in order to focus on the Spanish language curriculum.

Mr. Mroczek teaches all levels of Spanish, including a course for those who need extra time and encouragement mastering basic Spanish. A strong believer in the Catholic church, Mr. Mroczek often integrates religion and faith into his studies and teaching. His classes regularly connect religious observances and worship into instruction.

Mr. Mroczek has taken graduate courses in English, reading and literature for middle school students, in which he’s incorporated self-esteem development and work in Spanish/Latin American culture and history.

Mr. Mroczek is a native of Rochester, where he attended Bishop Kearney High School and worked for 18 years in retail sales and management. Growing up, Mr. Mroczek’s family ran a small farm, instilling in him a love for gardening and forestry.

Mr. Mroczek also enjoys his cottage on Port Bay in Wolcott. Other interests include reading and local travel.

Classes

Spanish IA
Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV

Photo of Reverend Dan Muscalino Reverend Dan Muscalino Religious Studies/Foreign Language Teacher
(315) 468-2591

Rev. Dan Muscalino

B.A in Philosophy: M.Div.

Ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in 1978, Fr. Dan Muscalino started teaching at Bishop Ludden in 1989.

He teaches Junior Religion: Morality and Social Justice, Senior Religion: Intro to Philosophy and Comparative Religions, as well as Latin and Gree. Fr. Dan values the strong Catholic identity of Bishop Ludden and its students.

The Chapel at Bishop Ludden was dedicated to Fr. Dan on the occasion of his 25th anniversary of his Ordination.

Fr. Dan is currently the pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Marcellus.

He also enjoys reading and wine making.

Classes

Greek
Latin I/II/III
Religious Studies 11
Religious Studies 12

Photo of Dr. Robert Ostrander Dr. Robert Ostrander Science Teacher
(315) 468-2591

Dr. Robert Ostrander

BS, Chemistry, Houghton College (minor in education); Masters of Philosophy, Syracuse University; PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Syracuse University, NYS teaching certificate, chemistry and general science, 7-12

Dr. Robert Ostrander has been teaching since 1978, joining the Bishop Ludden staff in 2012.

He values Bishop Ludden for it’s faith-based education that also focuses on the overall well-being of students.

Outside of class, Dr. O enjoys astronomy and woodworking.

Classes

Chemistry
Financial Algebra

Photo of Carm Petrera Carm Petrera Phys Ed Teacher, Girls Varsity Basketball Coach
Photo of Suzanne Pietropaolo Suzanne Pietropaolo French/German/Italian Teacher; Ad-Hoc Member of the Board of Trustees
Mary Kate Sager English Teacher
Photo of Zach Servidone Zach Servidone Physical Education Teacher

Zach Servidone

Bachelor of Science in Education, SUNY Cortland; Masters in Health, Coaching & Physical Education; Minor in Adaptive Physical Education

Aside from teaching Physical Education at Bishop Ludden, Mr. Zach Servidone also teaches the senior elective “Wellness/Life Skills.”

Mr. Servidone is also the assistant varsity baseball coach, the modified soccer coach as well as the boys’ basketball coach.

His favorite thing about Bishop Ludden is the camaraderie of the students, faculty & staff.

Outside of school, Mr. Servidone likes to golf and spend time with his wife and dog.

Classes

Physical Education 7/8
Physical Education 9-12

Photo of Jacqueline Sudol Jacqueline Sudol Science Teacher

Jacquline Sudol

Classes

Earth Science
Geology
Meteorology

Photo of Alan Thomson Alan Thomson Music Teacher
(315) 468-2591

Alan Thomson

BM, SUNY Fredonia, MM, Kansas City Conservatory of Music

Mr. Al Thomson founded the instrumental music program at Bishop Ludden over 20 years ago. He is currently the director of bands.

Mr. Thomson is also a very active professional performer himself, both regionally and nationally. He’s played with the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, Skaneateles Brass and the O.C.M.E.A. Wind Ensemble. He’s also a member of brass quintets for S.U., Le Moyne College and Cortland State University.

Additionally, Mr. Thomson performs Civil War period music on an original 1853 bass saxhorn with the Excelsior Cornet Band – a nationally recognized brass band and Syracuse’s only authentic Civil War brass band.

In 2013, Mr. Thomson was appointed to a principal position with President Lincoln’s Own Band – the nation’s top civil war band – and the band that was featured in Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln”.

Classes

General Music
Jr. High Band
Music Theory
Music in Our Lives
Sr. High Band

Photo of Joe Aldrous Joe Aldrous Facilities & Custodial Manager
Geoff Baer ADA-PEP Counselor
Bridget Buttner Counseling Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Buttner is a Class of 1978 alumni!

Mrs. Buttner is happy to be back at home and says that “It is a blessing to be a part of the Bishop Ludden Staff. The Ludden community offers a Christ-centered academically challenging environment where students, faculty and staff form a supportive family that believes in respect for God, respect for self and respect for others.”

Photo of Courtnee Corcoran Courtnee Corcoran Director of Enrollment & Advancement
Photo of Carissa Gilbert Carissa Gilbert Counselor for Grades 7-9
(315) 488-3237

Carissa Gilbert

BA, Liberal Arts, Xavior University; MS, School Counseling, Xavier University; NYS Certified School Counselor

A native of Central New York, Ms. Carissa Gilbert earned a degree in School Counseling from Xavier University, a Jesuit, Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio. She returned to the area and joined the Bishop Ludden staff in 2016.

Ms. Gilbert is the counselor for students in grades 7 through 9. She also coaches girls modified soccer.

Photo of Kathleen Gilheney Kathleen Gilheney Controller
(315) 579-0061
Photo of Nicky Jack Nicky Jack School Nurse
(315) 459-7160
Photo of Tom Liggett Tom Liggett Facilities & Custodial Coordinator
Photo of Mavourneen McAuliffe Mavourneen McAuliffe Director of Food Services & Planning
Photo of Sara Rounds Sara Rounds Tuition Counselor
(315) 459-7175

Sara Rounds

Before coming to Bishop Ludden, Sara Rounds worked at the Syracuse Academy of Science and at Upstate University Hospital.

Mrs. Rounds values the identity of Bishop Ludden, where faculty and staff are committed to the success of students.

Outside of Bishop Ludden, Mrs. Rounds can be found golfing, reading, or spending time with her children and dogs!

Photo of Kristin Schoeneck Kristin Schoeneck Director of Counseling, Counselor for Grades 10-12
(315) 488-3237

Kristin Schoeneck

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.

Tami Scott Secretary
Photo of Emily Wheeler Emily Wheeler Assistant Director of Development
(315) 459-7201