4200 East Genesee St.
Dewitt, NY 13214

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Mrs. Burns -Pre-Kindergarten

Mrs. joinied the Holy Cross family in 2013. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Studies from Oneonta State. Mrs. Burns also earned a dual Master's Degree in Special Education and Childhood Education from LeMoyne College.  She is a proud member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education.


Ms. Cleary - Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Cleary joined the Holy Cross community in 2014.  She received her undergrad degree from St. Mary's at Notre Dame and her Master's Degree from Duquesne University.  She is certified Birth-6 and has taught in Catholic schools in Chicago and Pittsburg.






Mr. Rys - 2nd Grade Teacher

Mr. Rys joined the Holy Cross Community in December 2013.  He is returning to his Catholic School roots after retiring from a 33 year career in public education. His previous position inc luded 15 years as an elementary special education teacher in the Syracuse City Schoot District, and most recently, 13 years as a teacher in the Liverpool School District at the primary grades. He holds a BA degree in Elementary and Special Education from SUNY Buffalo and a Masters degree in Special Education from Adelphi University. He and his wife, Mary, (also a teacher) reside in Liverpool, and have two grown children. 



Mrs. DiMento 3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. DiMento joined the Holy Cross School Community in 2015. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Reading both from SUNY Oneonta. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in private education in grades K-3. She enjoys skiing and bike riding with her husband and two sons. 




Ms. Laurenzo - 4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Laurenzo joined the Holy Cross Faculty in 1993.  She is a graduate of Maria Regina College and Oswego State University.  Ms. Laurenzo previously taught kindergarten at St. Daniels.







Ms. Kolinski - 6th Grade Teacher

Ms. Kolinski has taught at Holy Cross since 1997 and also taught for 12 years in Africa (D.R.C.). A graduate of SUNY Albany (B.S. -Science, Education and French) and LeMoyne College (M.S. - Education), Ms. Kolinski is fluent in French and Portuguese.




Mr. Herron - Physical Education

Coach Herron, Graduated from SUNY Brockport in 2010 with his B.S. in Physical Education-Teacher Certification for grades K-12 and received his Masters in Health Education from SUNY Cortland. Coach is also the Athletic Director for the boys and girls 4th-6th grade basketball teams.





Mrs. Doby 

Mrs. Doby taught art at, and retired from, the Liverpool Central School District before beginning at Holy Cross School in the spring of 2015. She attended St. Mary's Acedemy in Glens Falls. She holds a degree in Art Education from Nazareth College and an MS in Art Education from Syracuse University. She is a member of the Syracuse Pastel Artists group and a previous judge for the NY State Fair Exhibit.  Her daughter attended Holy Cross School and her grandson is currently a student here as well!



Ms. Russell - Music

Mrs. Russell has been an early childhood music education specialist her entire career. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ohio University and post-graduate training as an Orff Specialist from the Eastman School of Music at The University of Rochester. She has served on the YArts Board of Directors and teaches children as young as 6 months old at the Fayetteville YMCA. She also sings over 40 concerts a year with The Sentimental Serenade. Mrs.Russell is married with two grown children an avid skier and lover of everything Adirondack.


Mrs. Poppe - Resource Specialist

Mrs. Poppe has been a resource teacher at Holy Cross School since 1996.  She works with students in a small group setting to assist them with their academic studies in all subjects.  She received her bachelor's degree in Special Education at Syracuse University. She and her husband Joe have two children and five dogs!  They love camping, boating, jet skiis and especially rollerblading.  Mrs. Poppe considers Holy Cross her second home and family and can't imagine being anywhere else.



Mrs. DeLorenzo
Technology Integration Specialist-

Teacher, Library Media Center

Mrs. DeLorenzo has been working at Holy Cross School since 2007.   She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Buffalo. All three of her children  and her husband are graduates of Holy Cross School.  




Ms. Kate Vaeth - AIS Teacher

Ms. Vaeth has been working at Holy Cross for
the last three years as a short and long term sub.
She has a Master's of Reading Degree from
Syracuse University and is certified K-12 in reading.
She taught in the Syracuse School District for 22
years and catholic schools for 14 years. Presently
she is a support reading teacher in grades 3-6.
She has one daughter. Ms. Vaeth is delighted to be
working at Holy Cross with a very supportive faculty
and staff.                













         Mrs. Karen Miller - Spanish

Mrs. Miller joined Holy Cross in 2016.  She earned
her  Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and
Literature  from SUNY Geneseo in 2003 and her
Master's degree  in Secondary Education from
LeMoyne College in 2007.   She has previously
taught in the West Genesee school  district and has
also taught Spanish in after school programs at
several local elementary schools.