Dr. Virginia O Brien, SU
President, Anne's Leaders Moderator
Dr. O'Brien, known at Chez Nous as Sister Virginia, has been at Notre Dame School in various roles as a teacher, school counselor, psychologist and president for a combined total of almost thirty years. In addition, she has also taught in grammar school, college and graduate school. For several years she has had a private practice in psychology on the Upper West Side. Dr. O'Brien received her BA in English from the College of Mt. St. Vincent, MA in Religious Counseling from Fairfield University and PhD in Psychology from Fordham University.
Ms. Jaclyn Brilliant
Principal, English Department, Running Club Moderator
Jaclyn Brilliant holds a BA with Honors in English from Wesleyan University, an MA in English and American Literature from New York University, and an MS in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College. She is delighted to serve as principal of Notre Dame School with its enthusiastic, talented, and beautifully diverse students and its committed, compassionate, and innovative faculty and staff. She is also very pleased to teach A.P. English and Composition at the school.
Ms. Karina Vargas
Vice Principal, Anne's Leaders
Ms. Karina Vargas received her undergraduate degree in Economics and Sociology with a minor in Latin American/Latino Studies from Fordham University. "It is truly a pleasure to be back home. It is wonderful to work with such a loving and devoted faculty and staff. The girls are the light of the school. They are talented and gifted young women and the reason why I decided to go back to Fordham University where I received my Masters of Science in Education degree. I want to thank Notre Dame for the amazing years I had as a student and now as an administrator."
Ms. Victoria Abad
Science Department Chair, Tennis Club, JV Basketball, 9th Grade Homeroom
Victoria Abad attended Skidmore College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience with a minor in French. After graduation she completed a Post Baccalaureate pre-medical program at the University of Vermont.
"As an alumna of Notre Dame, I have been fortunate enough to experience the dedication and caring teaching of the faculty. I feel I was educated by the very best at ND and now as a teacher I only hope to contribute to the knowledge and growth of these young women."
Ms. Skye Angioletti
Religion Department, 11th Grade Homeroom, Liturgy Coordinator
Department: Religious Studies
Skye Angioletti is very excited to be a part of the Religion Department at Chez Nous. Skye was born and raised in Los Angeles but absolutely loves New York City. She is just finishing up her Masters in Christian Spirituality at Fordham University and intends to pursue a PhD in Theology.
Social Studies Department, 11th Grade Homeroom
Department: Social Studies
Steve Haller graduated from St Joseph's University with a B.A. in History and Faith-Justice Studies, and holds a Masters in World History from St. John's University. He enjoys reading, traveling, and looking for his next great historical interest..
Ms. Stephanie Becker
Math Department, 9th Grade Homeroom, Student Council Moderator
Stephanie Becker teaches the freshman year mathematics course entitled Integrated Algebra, as well as a senior year elective, college preparatory course, entitled College Algebra. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree from St. John's University, and is completing a Master's degree in adolescent education with a focus on Mathematics at the university as well. She serves as the moderator for both Notre Dame's Math Club and Math League.
Visit Ms. Becker's class website at: NDBeckerMath
Sr. Patricia Ann Bruck, SU
Mathematics Department Chair, Chorus, Liturgy Schola, 9th Grade Homeroom
Sr. Patricia A. Bruck. SU has been a member of the ND Math Department for over 20 years. She received her undergraduate diploma in education from Fordham University and received a graduate diploma from Villanova University.
Ms. Danielle Paccione
Counseling Department, College Admissions
Danielle Paccione received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado and an M.A. in School Counseling from Fairfield University. Prior to joining the Notre Dame community, Danielle worked as a college advisor at a high school in New York City and as a school counselor at a high school in Connecticut where she helped students with academic, personal, and college counseling. Danielle is a National Certified Counselor and a New York State Certified School Counselor and is also a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Ms. Taylor Minervini
Director of Alumnae Relations and Special Projects, National Honor Society
Taylor (Calderone) Minervini received her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland) and her Master of Arts in English from Lehigh University. She serves on the Board of Directors of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society. As Director of Alumnae Relations and Special Projects, she organizes the annual Benefit and coordinates alumnae outreach strategies.