At Nativity Preparatory Academy, every faculty and staff member is fully committed to creating an environment that prepares students intellectually, morally, and spiritually to succeed at high school and beyond.

With experience in both their chosen subject areas and inner-city education, our teachers bring a unique perspective to their positions that allow them to genuinely “connect” with our students. We also have two teacher’s assistants who add to the learning environment and oversee after-school programs, tutoring sessions, and Saturday activities.

The overall student-faculty ratio at Nativity Preparatory Academy is seven students to each faculty member. This small class size ensures that each student receives the attention he or she deserves.

Meet Our Team

John Mattia


Maria Cahill


Amanda Adams

Science Teacher

Karen Anvelt

Administrative Assistant

Susan DiFabio

5th Grade Teacher

Sr. Mary Lisa Dwyer, SSJ

Academic Intervention ELA

Irelle Green

Teacher's Assistant

Jon Matt

Physical Education Teacher

Sharnell Mckelvey

Teacher's Assistant

Meredith Smith

Director of Student Support Services and Programs

Sr. Jean Reichart, RSM

Latin Teacher

Denise Smith

Math Teacher

Catherine Steadman

ELA Teacher

Amy Stell

Social Studies

Roxanne VanDeWalker

Food Service Coordinator

David Bergeron

Facility Custodian