Faculty and Staff

We, the faculty and staff of Sacred Heart Academy, as devoted disciples of Christ, commit ourselves to the educational ministry of the Church.  Guided by the Spirit, we exist primarily to provide a Christ-centered atmosphere in which students may grow in knowledge and in love of God and neighbor.

Erica Palaza

Principal

epalaza@sacredheartva.org

Education

  • B.A. Boston College School of Education
  • Elementary Education / Mod Special Needs / Child in Society
  • M.A. Administration and Supervision, Kean University
  • New Jersey certification for elementary school teacher, teacher of the handicapped, supervisor
  • Master Catechist Certification, Diocese of Arlington

Lisa Anthony-Price

Director of Business and Development

lanthonyprice@sacredheartva.org

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Georgetown University
    • Concentration: Marketing
  • Master Catechist Certification, Diocese of Arlington

Monica Lapsley

Kindergarten

mlapsley@sacredheartva.org
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Education

  • B.S. Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Virginia Collegiate Professional License
  • Early / Primary Education PreK-3 Endorsement
  • Elementary Education 3-6 Endorsement
  • Advanced Religion Certification

Shelby Pastora

First Grade Teacher

spastora@sacredheartva.org

Teresa Koch

Second Grade Teacher

tkoch@sacredheartheartva.org

Lauren Shearer

Second Grade Teacher

lshearer@sacredheartva.org

Education

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Special Education, Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Masters Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with Concentration in Literacy, George Mason University
  • Virginia State Teaching License
  • Advance Catechist Certification

Laurie Bosshard

Third Grade Teacher

lbosshard@sacredheartva.org
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Education

  • B.S. Child Development and Family Studies, Auburn University
  • M.Ed University of South Alabama
  • Elementary Education PreK-6 License

Kimberly daSilva

Third Grade Teacher

kdasilva@sacredheartva.org

Mary-Faith Tantillo

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

mtantillo@sacredheartva.org

Education

  • B.A. History, St. John’s University
  • M.A. History, St. John’s University
  • M.Ed. Special Education, George Mason University
    • Post Graduate License & Endorsement
    • Special Education: K-12
    • Social Studies: K-12

Miranda (Stormie) Keating

Fourth Grade Teacher

skeating@sacredheartva.org

Concetta Kimbro

Enhancement/Language Arts

ckimbro@sacredheartva.org

Michael Konopa

Fifth Grade Teacher, Middle School Social Studies

mkonopa@sacredheartva.org

Education

  • B.A, Business Administration, Bridgewater College, VA
  • Masters of Education, Special Education, Old Dominion University
  • Virginia Collegiate Professional License
  • Basic Catechist Certification, Diocese of Arlington
  • Endorsements in Basic Business and Special Education K-12

Tom Marino

Sixth Grade Homeroom, Middle School Math Teacher, Technology Teacher

tmarino@shasaints.org

Education

  • B.A. Mathematics, University of Richmond
  • M.Ed. Shenandoah University
    • VCEA Certification
    • Virginia Postgraduate Professional License Mathematics
    • Master Catechist Certification, Arlington Diocese

Kim Dooley

7th Grade Homeroom/Science Teacher (5th-8th Grade)

kdooley@sacredheartva.org
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Education

  • B.S. Animal Science with minor in Biology, Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Collegiate Professional License
  • Biology Endorsement

Julia Moss

8th Grade Homeroom/Middle School Language Arts

jmoss@sacredheartva.org
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Education

  • B.S. Interior Design, University of Maryland
  • Collegiate Professional License
  • Middle Education 6-8 English
  • Visual Arts PreK-12

Lorenzo Lara

Physical Education / Athletic Director

llara@sacredheartva.org
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Education

  • B.S. Shenandoah University
  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Minor: Coaching
  • VCEA Professional Certification
  • Pursuing Masters in education and  organizational leadership at Shenandoah University

Dave Mayberry

Assistant Athletic Director

dmayberry@sacredheartva.org

Ute Mikus

Resource Teacher/Reading Specialist

umikus@sacredheartva.org
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Education

  • B.A. Government, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Elementary Education Certification, Millersville University
  • M.Ed. Shenandoah University, Reading Specialist (K-12)
  • Virginia Postgraduate Professional License, early / primary education PreK-12
  • Reading Specialist
  • Master Catechist Certification, Diocese of Arlington

Katelyn Shell

Pre-Kindergarten, 4 year old (Full Day) Teacher

kshell@sacredheartva.org

Education

  • Associates in Early Childhood Education, Potomac State
  • B.S. in Child Development and Family Studies, West Virginia University
  • VCEA Professional Certification
  • Basic Catechist Certification

Victoria Toomey

Pre-Kindergarten three-year old program

ttoomey@sacredheartva.org

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work – Radford University
  • Master of Social Work – Virginia Commonwealth University
  • VCEA Professional Certification

Izabela DiNapoli

Pre-Kindergarten Infant and Two-year old classroom

idinapoli@sacredheartva.org

Education

  • 2000 – 2003 Warsaw, Poland University – Undergraduate studies of foreign languages
  • 2021 Child Development Associate
  • 2021 Child Care Administration Certification
  • 2021 Advanced Catechist Certification