2004-03-19 / Community

Kearney Faculty Honored

Kearney Faculty Honored

Sister Thomasine Stagnitta CSJ, Kearney’s principal is pictured with Father Lou DeGaetano after Mass.Sister Thomasine Stagnitta CSJ, Kearney’s principal is pictured with Father Lou DeGaetano after Mass.

Eight members of Bishop Kearney High School’s faculty were honored re cently for their years of service and dedication to the school. Father Lou DeGaetano, associate pastor of St. Francis de Sales, was among those honored. Father Lou has assisted mem bers of the Catholic Studies department by preparing students for the sacraments and saying Mass for the school community, when possible.

Patricia Berardi, a member of the math department and director of computer services, was honored for giving forty years of service to Kearney. Jerry Franza, a teacher in the Catholic studies department and director of Kear ney’s drivers education program, was honored for thirty-five years of service, along with Sister Anita Rosaire CSJ, longtime science teacher and more re cently, proprietor of Kearney’s bookstore. Christine Nuzio-Wisniewski, chair erson of the foreign language de part ment and Spanish teacher was commended for having served Kearney for thirty years.

Two members of the fine arts department, Mary Greene and Sister Mary Patricia Hurley CSJ, were honored for having taught at Kearney for twenty-five years. Greene teaches instrumental music and directs the marching and performing bands, as well as the flag team. She has conducted the orchestra for musicals performed at Kearney the past few years. Sister Mary Patricia Hurley is chairperson of the department and teaches oils, watercolors and mixed media. Michael Sheridan, a member of the Catholic studies department, was commended for twenty years at Kearney.

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