Ann Landstrom – Pre-K Teacher

Mrs. Landstrom received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from SUNY College of Technology in Utica.  She received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from LeMoyne College here in Syracuse.  Mrs. Landstrom is certified birth-2nd Grade and  taught at a Catholic School in Auburn, NY.

Alandstrom@syrdiocese.org


Mrs. Cleary – Kindergarten

Mrs. 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 Pittsburgh.

hcleary@syrdiocese.org


Mrs. Burns – 1st Grade

Mrs.Burns joined 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 Le Moyne College. She is a proud member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. 1st Grade

kburns@syrdiocese.org


 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.

drys@syrdiocese.org


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.

mjdimento@syrdiocese.org


Ms. Laurenzo4th 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.

klaurenzo@syrdiocese.org


Mrs. Cadaret – 5th Grade Teacher                                                                                  

Mrs. Cadaret joined the Holy Cross Family in 2017. Mrs. Cadaret has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from St. John Fisher College and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Lemoyne College. She is certified in Elementary Education PreK-6 and Special Education PreK-12. Prior to teaching at Holy Cross, Mrs. Cadaret, taught in the Syracuse City School District as well as St. Margaret’s School in Mattydale.

lcadaret@syrdiocese.org 


Ms. Kolinski – 6th Grade Teacher

Ms. Kolinski has taught at Holy Cross School since 1997. Her previous positions include: 12 years teaching in Africa, 2 years in hotel administration, and 5 years at St. Patrick’s School on Tippery Hill. She is a graduate of SUNY Albany (B.S. -Science, Education and French) and LeMoyne College (M.S. – Education). Ms. Kolinkski and her husband, Manuel, reside in Manlius and have three grown children of whom two graduated from Holy Cross. Ms. Kolinski enjoys cultural exchanges and speaking French and Portuguese.

mkolinski@syrdiocese.org


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.

pherron@syrdiocese.org


Mrs. Doby – Art

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 Academy 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!

ddoby@syrdiocese.org


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.

rrussell@syrdiocese.org


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.

lpoppe@syrdiocese.org


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. Library Media Center

jdelorenzo@syrdiocese.org


Ms. Kate Vaeth – AIS Teacher

Ms. Vaeth 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 1-6. She has one daughter. Ms. Vaeth is delighted to be working at Holy Cross with a very supportive faculty and staff.

kvaeth@syrdiocese.org


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.

kmillerhc@syrdiocese.org