Lower School Faculty


Fr. Leon Olszamowski, s.m.
(Corporate President)
B.A. English, Educ., Philosophy, Boston College
M.A.  Education, University of Notre Dame
M.Div. Theology,  Weston School of Theology
M.A. Educational Admin, The Catholic Univ. of America
Ph.D. Theology, The Catholic University of America

Andrew J. Guest (Head of School)
aguest@ndpma.org
B.A. Communication, Cognate in Economics, University of Michigan

Diana Atkins (Principal)
B.A. Elementary Education, Wayne State University
M.P.A. Public Administration, University of Michigan

Robert Patterson (Assistant Principal, Grade 3)
B.S. Elementary Ed/Language Arts, Health, Eastern Michigan University
M.A.T. Teaching, Marygrove College

Patrick Battani (Physical Education)
B.S. Education, Wayne State University
M.A. Reading / Language Arts, Wayne State University

Kelly Bicknell (Jr. Kindergarten – JK4)           
B.S. Child Development/Early Childhood, Central Michigan University
MEd. Early Childhood Education, Oakland University (2013)

Katrina Caldwell (Kindergarten)
B.A. Psychology, Bowling Green University


Olivia Daye (Toddler)
B.A. Child Development, Central Michigan University


Katharine Dugan (Grade 4)
B.S. Dietetics, Michigan State University
M.Ed. Education /Math, Marygrove College

Paul Frank (Math Specialist, IB-PYP Coordinator)
B.S. Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin
Med. Curriculum, Marygrove College

Rachel Fruchey (Jr. Kindergarten – JK3) 
B.S. Elementary Education, Oakland University
MEd. Early Childhood Education, Oakland University (2017)

Patricia Hall (Music/Band)
M.M. Music Education, Oakland University
B.A. Fine Arts, Wayne State University

Andy Hopkins (Technology)
B.S. Education
M.S. Administration
Ed.S. Instructional Technology

Denise Kelly-Kirk (Reading Specialist)
B.S. Elementary Education, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
B.S. Early Childhood Education, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
M.A. Reading Specialist, University of Nebraska – Omaha

Kimberly Kriesel (Grade 1)
B.S. Elementary Education, Social Studies/Science, Oakland University
M.A.T. Reading & Literacy, Marygrove College

Timothy Madej (Media Specialist)
B.S. Elementary Education, Oakland University
Master of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University


Meredith (Gifford) Scott (Theatre Program Director)
B.F.A Music Theatre, Viterbo University
M.A. Theatre Education, Emerson College


Donna Stuk (Grade 2)
B.S. Legal Assistant, Madonna University
M.A.T. Elementary Education, Oakland University
M.Ed. Education, Oakland University

Estela Tapia (Spanish)
B.S. Early Childhood Education, Escuela Normal Particular Minerva,
San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico

Allison Winiarski (Grade 4)
B.S. Elementary Education, Language Arts,
Middle Level Ed, Math, Central Michigan University
 

Jennette Wrobel (Grade 5)
B.A. Elementary Education, Oakland University
M.A. Reading and Language Arts, Oakland University 

Patricia Wyza (Spanish)
B.A. Spanish, K-12 Education, Oakland University
ESL Endorsement

Courtney Younan (Kindergarten)
M.A.T. Teaching, Marygrove College
B.A. Elementary Education, Western Michigan University

Michelle Zimmerman (Art)
B.A. Fine Arts, Michigan State University
M.A. Elementary Education, Oakland University

KEY TO DEGREES
A.A.S. Associate in Applied Science
A.B. Bachelor of Arts
B.A. Bachelor of Arts
B.A.A. Bachelor of Applied Arts
B.B.A. Bachelor of Business Adminstration
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.Mus.  Bachelor of Music
B.R.E. Bachelor of Religious Education
B.S. Bachelor of Science
B.S.B.A. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
C.A.A. Certified Athletic Administrator
Cert. Advanced Professional Certificate
D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic
M.A. Master of Arts
M.A.T. Master of Arts in Teaching
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration
M.Div. Master of Divinity (3 year professional degree in Pastoral Ministry)
M.Ed. Master of Education
M.L.I.S. Master of Library and Information Science
M.Mus. Master of Music
M.S. Master of Science
M.S.W. Master of Social Work
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy

 

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