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 18 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. Tara Cawley

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

Certification in Elementary Education, K-6



Mrs. Doreen Ritsema

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. Colleen Fogarty
First Grade

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
University of Central Florida 

Certified in Elementary Education K-6th
Reading Endorsement
ESOL Endorsement   

Graduate of St. Brendan School 

Mrs. Monica Dole
Second 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. Philomena Bannon
3rd Grade

University of Central Florida, BA, English

Florida DOE Certified K-6

Rebecca Goeke
Fourth Grade

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.

Mrs. Imogen Rex
6th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Science

Sweet Briar College - Amherst, VA
BA Biology, minor-English


Mra. Kathy Voorhees
6th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Religion William Paterson University, Wayne NJ - BA Physical Education and Elementary Education. 

University of Dayton Ohio and Diocese of Metuchen, Parish Catechetical Leader Certification

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 University of Central Florida in Marketing/ Business Management.

Florida DOE Certified Social Studies: 5-9 / 6-12

Ms. Jessica Hernandez
8th 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


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

DOE Certified: Mathematics K-12; Computer Programming; Certification: Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), Apple Teacher, Swift Coding

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

Ginger Alansky