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Jillian Beaman

Nativity Preparatory Academy Welcomes New Student Activities Manager and Rochester Youth Year VISTA

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Nativity Preparatory Academy, Rochester’s only tuition-free private middle school for underserved students in grades 5-8, is welcoming two new staff members: Robert Bonfiglio as the new Student Activities Manager and Tatiana Colon as the Rochester Youth Year VISTA.

Bonfiglio, who also serves as Nativity Prep’s Academic Intervention Teacher for Math, is expanding his work to include his new role as Student Activities Manager. Starting his second year at the school, his new responsibilities include outreach efforts to build community partnerships and increase parent engagement.

As Rochester Youth Year VISTA, Colon will focus on projects related to after-school enrichment programs and community engagement.

“We are grateful to have Robert and Tatiana on the team! Their expertise, passion and heart for the Nativity mission will only deepen the loving programming we have in place.” says James C. Smith, President of Nativity Preparatory …

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Nativity Preparatory Academy Welcomes New Director of Student Support Services

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Nativity Preparatory Academy, Rochester’s only tuition-free private middle school for low-income students in grades 5-8, welcomes Anna Josephine Doerr as its Director of Student Support Services. Doerr brings her background of social work and passion for mental health advocacy to her new position.

In her most recent role as a clinical social worker at the Rochester Psychiatric Center, Doerr successfully assisted patients on the forensics and civil side of the hospital while determining their mental health status and needs through psychosocial assessments. She worked directly with patients and families in a clinical setting to support them with any additional resources and services as needed in Rochester.

Previously, she served as a relief staff counselor at East House, where she provided support to clients by keeping up with patient records, responding to emergencies, and ensuring that the environment was safe and …

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Graduation 2021: 8th Grade Class of Saint Oscar Romero

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On June 22nd, 2021, Nativity’s 8th grade class of Saint Oscar Romero received their diplomas! The graduation ceremony took place at St. Boniface Church with the graduates, their families, teachers, staff, Nativity Board of Trustees members, and supporters of the school in attendance. We are so proud of the accomplishments and the tremendous resilience the students displayed throughout this challenging year!

Here is where they are heading next:

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women (7)

McQuaid Jesuit (4)

The Aquinas Institute (3)

Bishop Kearney (1)

Hope Hall (1)

Greece Central Schools (1)

Vertus Charter School (1)

Norman Howard School (1)

Special Awards:

Presidential Award for Academic Achievement (4.0 GPA):  Romina Khatri

Cheryl Speranza Leadership Institute Scholarship Award for Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women:  Jocelyn Kirkland and Anishma Rai

Billy D’Antonio “Livin’ the Dream” Scholarship Award …

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15 Whalin Street
Rochester, NY 14620