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 staff takes great pride in drawing upon their collective experiences and talents to develop Nativity students to be leaders of the future.  Beyond their academic expertise, our faculty applies a wealth of music, art and other talents to broaden the scope of learning available to our student body within our holistic educational mission.

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

James C. Smith


Jennifer Kremer


Meredith Smith

Director, Student Support Services and Programs

Paula Dolan

Director, Special Projects

Amanda Adams


Joe Appleby


Susan DiFabio

5th Grade

Sr. Mary Lisa Dwyer, SSJ

Academic Intervention ELA

Sara Jenks

Sisters of St. Joseph Americorp Fellow

Jon Matt

Physical Education

Denise Smith


Amy Stell

Social Studies

Shannon Yawman


Karen Anvelt

Office Manager

David Bergeron


Roxanne VanDeWalker

Cafeteria Supervisor