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Teresa Bunting, Finance Manager

My name is Teresa Bunting and I am Saint Mary's Finance Manager. My career started more than 30 years ago at my family's seafood business. This is my eleventh year at Saint Mary's. I have enjoyed all this time very much and I am looking forward to serving our families for a few more years before retiring. As bookeeper, I oversee all the financial transactions for the school, including the annual budget, accounts payables, expenditures and receipts, as well as track all income and and the financial assistance process for families seeking scholarship funding. I also handle the school's human resources processes and responsibilities.

Teri Smith, Office Manager

My name is Teri Smith and I am the Office Manager. I handle a wide range of administrative responsibilities, including providing administrative support to our school principal and our teachers. I most enjoy talking with students and their families, and I am always very excited to meet with new families and help them with the registration process.

Barbara Flores, Counselor

My name is Barbara Flores and I have been with Saint Mary Star of the Sea School for seven years. I am contracted through Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia under the SAP (School Assistance Program) Program. As the SAP Counselor, I provide brief, solution focused sessions to help students resolve problems that may be hindering their ability to perform well in school, such as an argument with a peer or other relationship issues, a behavioral issue, or dealing with gossip or bullying.

My previous work experiences have been as a Case Worker for the Rhode Island Dept. of Human Services, Hampton- Newport News Community Service Board and Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents in New Kent County. From each experience I learned that gratitude and kindness helps more than we can ever imagine.

I was born and raised in Newport News and attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University.

Margaret Jerasa, Receptionist

My name is Margaret Jerasa and I am the school receptionist. This is my third year working in the office at the front desk, so I do a little bit of everything! I thoroughly enjoy meeting parents who stop by and interacting with the students. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the Saint Mary's family. Both of my young children attend school here and are happy to be at school "where mommy works!"

Maritza Davila, Marketing & Recruitment

My name is Maritza Davila and I oversee the marketing and recruitment activities for Saint Mary Star of the Sea School. I have been part of the Saint Mary's family for the last four years. I have thoroughly enjoyed promoting the excellent academic program that Saint Mary's offers to our community. I brought more than 12 years of experience working in the Public Relations Department at Thomas Nelson Community College. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication and a Master of Science degree in Corporate and Professional Communication. Families who are interested in receiving more information about our school, or setting up at time to tour Saint Mary's, please e-mail me at

Shawn Lazar, Facilities Maintenance

My name is Shawn Lazar and I oversee the maintenance of the Saint Mary's facilities.

Noelle Pincus, Development Assistant