Staff Directory

- Staff Directory 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.

- Staff Directory Michael McAuliff Principal

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.

- Staff Directory David Ringwood Vice Principal
- Staff Directory Maxine Babcock Librarian & STEM Club Moderator
(315) 468-2591
- Staff Directory Heidi Busa IB Coordinator
Nick Calaprico Religion Teacher
- Staff Directory Sam Colabufo English Teacher
- Staff Directory Susie Davis Science Teacher
- Staff Directory Robyn DeGaetano Spanish Teacher
- Staff Directory 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”.

- Staff Directory Bethanie Fink Math Teacher
- Staff Directory Monica Hanson Science Teacher
- Staff Directory Rhonda Henderson Art Teacher
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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

- Staff Directory Heather Hess Math Teacher
- Staff Directory Anne Jamison Music Teacher
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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

- Staff Directory Marguerite Kolinski Religious Education Teacher
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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.

- Staff Directory Jim Marsh English Teacher
- Staff Directory Mark Mirabito IB Psychology Teacher
- Staff Directory Zach Peelman Special Education
- Staff Directory Carm Petrera Phys Ed Teacher, Girls Varsity Basketball Coach
- Staff Directory Suzanne Pietropaolo French/German/Italian Teacher; Ad-Hoc Member of the Board of Trustees
Christine Primrose Health Teacher
- Staff Directory Mary Kate Sager English Teacher
- Staff Directory Reem Salamy Math Teacher
Laura Sandroni English Teacher
- Staff Directory 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

- Staff Directory Jacqueline Sudol Science Teacher
- Staff Directory Alan Thomson Music Teacher
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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

- Staff Directory Joe Aldrous Facilities & Custodial Manager
- Staff Directory Geoff Baer Counselor

Mr. Baer comes to us with over 30 years as a School Counselor and Mental Health professional.  He has always had a deep and sincere connection to his Church and Parish life and loves his role with us as a Support Counselor working closely with Mrs. Schoeneck and Ms. Doyle, staff and administration.

Mr. Baer loves the ocean, surfing and boogie boarding.  He loves the outdoors and is a Shifu in Chen style Taiji & Qigong, as well as a TA for Dr. Yang Yang, a world renowned Grand Master known as one of the “4 Tigers of Chen”.

Mr. Baer’s demeanor and soft approachability gives people a sense of calm, trust and hope.  Mr. Baer is highly skilled in anxiety reduction, neuroscience approach’s to fear and panic and practices as a holistic counselor;  serving the whole person.

- Staff Directory 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.”

- Staff Directory Chelsea Doyle Counselor, Grades 7-12 Last Names M-Z

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.

- Staff Directory Kathleen Gilheney Director of Development
(315) 579-0061
- Staff Directory Nicky Jack School Nurse
(315) 459-7160
- Staff Directory Tom Liggett Facilities & Custodial Coordinator
Laura Richards Substitute Nurse
- Staff Directory Jim Ryan Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management
315-579-0086

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.

 

 

- Staff Directory 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.