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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 – 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!
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 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.
Mrs. Natalia Kang – Spanish
Mrs. Kang joined Holy Cross in 2018. Mrs. Kang is a native Spanish speaker who grew up in Peru, Mexico, and Long Island. She earned her B.A. with a double major in Economics and French Language & Literature from Stony Brook University, and M.B.A. from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. She studied abroad in France and Japan. Mrs. Kang is happy to use her experience learning foreign languages to teach Spanish at Holy Cross. In her free time, she enjoys skiing with her husband and two children, reading, and baking with her daughter.