Michael Brown, Finance Manager
Teri Smith, Office Manager/Admissions
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 fourth year working in the office, 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shawn Lazar, Facilities Maintenance
My name is Shawn Lazar and I oversee the maintenance of the Saint Mary's facilities.