Administration and Faculty

Father Thomas G. Barrett

Mr. Philip Gorrasi

Manhattan College - BA
St. Joseph's Seminary - MA
Iona College, PD

Mr. Gorrasi worked with the Archdiocese of New York for over 30 years.  He began his teaching career at Holy Family School in the Bronx, subsequently he taught Theology at Cardinal Spellman High School.  He has served as Administrator of Schools for the Archdiocese serving the Bronx, Westchester, and Rockland counties. He became District Superintendent for Westchester/Putman counties in 2003 overseeing 54 elementary schools.  In 2010 Mr. Gorrasi was named Associate Superintendent for Mission Effectiveness. 

Mrs. Julie Spadea
School Office Administration

Daytona State College, AA degree

Mrs. Spadea has been  with St. Brendan’s for 17 years as a teacher assistant PK-8th grade. Substituted in all grades. She is now working in the front officein colaboration with the church office

Mr. Cameron Kindred
PE Coach, Athletic Director

Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education
Minor in Sports Coaching Education
Graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio 

PreK-8 Health and Physical Education
Athletic Director
CPR & First Aid Certified
Certified in NASP: National Archery in the Schools Program 


Mrs. Kathleen Zimmerer
Pre-Kindergarten  Child  Development  Associate (CDA),
VPK Director Credentials

Mrs. Zimmerer has worked in the Pre-K at St. Brendan for the last 20 years, after 6 years in  Hillsborough County School District, Tampa




Mrs. Doreen Dunn

B.A. in Psychology from LaSalle University
B.A. in English from Caldwell College 

New Jersey/Florida State certified in Elementary Education K - 6






Mrs. Kathryn Watson
First Grade

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from University of Florida
Masters of Education from University of Florida
Florida Professional Teaching Certificate with ESOL Endorsement, and  Gifted Endorsement

Mrs. Tara Cawley
Second Grade

BA in Elementary Education-Holy Family University
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership-Cabrini College

Certification in Elementary Education, K-6

Mrs. Philomena Bannon
3rd Grade

University of Central Florida, BA, English

Florida DOE Certified K-6

Mrs. Monica Dole
Fourth Grade

BA of Science in Education -The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
Masters of Science in Education -The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

Certified in childhood education grades K-6 and special education grades K-12
Certified in Literacy K-12

Mrs. Christine Goebel
Fifth Grade

University of Central Florida, BS, Elementary Education
Eastern Illinois University, MS, Elementary Educational

Mrs. Goebel is a graduate of both St. Brendan School and Father Lopez High School.

Mr. David Oniffrey
Eighth Grade Homeroom, Middle School Religion

Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh NY - BS Business Management and Administration
St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie NY - MA Religious Studies/Concentration in Sacred Scripture

Theology Teacher for 13 years at Cardinal Spellman HS, Bronx NY and 1 year at Lowell Catholic HS, Lowell MA

Mrs. Amy Waldhauer
7th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Math

B.A. Elementary Education-UCF

Mr. Ryan Hand
8th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Social Studies

BA from the University of Central Florida in Marketing/Business Management.

Florida DOE Certified Social Studies in 5-9 and 6-12

Ms. Jessica Hernandez
7th Grade Homeroom, Middle School ELA

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from FIU
AA in Elementary Education from MDC

Florida Teaching Certification in English 5-9; English 6-12

Mrs. Linda King
Art Grades Pre-K thru 8


Undergraduate: Carnegie Mellon University, BF
Advanced Courses/Certificates: UCF and DSC Education Courses

Associated with the Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardends


Ms. Stephanie Shoemaker
6th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Science

Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida
Master of Science in Biomedical Science and Organizational Developmental Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Mrs. Theresa Moreno
Music Pre-K thru 8

BS degree – LIU, C. W. Post & Master’s in Education-Dowling College, NY 

Choral singer, trained in Music Together, an early childhood music education program
Sub for Dioceses of Orlando & St. Augustine, K-12
5 years @ Calvary Christian Academy, Ormond Beach:  Spanish K-12, Int’l Student Advisor
3 years @ Kinder Works-Doylestown, PA:  1–6 years old
6 years volunteer teaching Pre-K - 3rd grade – Catholic school, Rota
6 years teaching/managing ESL program in Rota, (Cadiz), Spain 

Mrs. Maria del Carmen Warnick
Spanish Licentiate in Educacion, Major in Permanent Learning from Universidad Simon Rodriguez, Caracas, Venezuela. 

Graduate of the Educator Prep Institute, DSC. Extensive experience in various areas of education including publishing.  Member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Native Spanish speaker and Florida Certified Teacher.

Dr. Peg Harding
Technology Coordinator/STEM West Chester University, BS Mathematics and Computer Programming
Temple University, MEd, Mathematics Education
American College of Education, Ed.D, Leadership Education with a focus on STEM

Additional credentials include: Florida K - 12 Teacher Certification : Mathematics Education
Certification: Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), Apple Teacher, Swift Coding

Mrs. Elizabeth Wigle, LMHC

Master of Science, Counseling and Psychology from Troy University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology from University of Central Florida

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Mrs. Ellen Bayuk
Resource Teacher BA in History, Political Science - Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Elementary Ed : Daytona State
MEd in Acceptional Student Education - University of Central Florida

Certified in Exceptional Education K-12, Elementary K-5, Certified in History 6-12