Rev. David M. Vidal, Ph.D.

Pastor of Ave Maria Parish

Father David Mariano Vidal was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 13, 1973, the fifth of seven siblings. His parents, Alicia and Julio, live in Buenos Aires. He attended public primary schools and a private Catholic secondary school. In 1993, he began studies for the priesthood, and he was ordained in La Plata, Buenos Aires, on August 9, 2001. Father Vidal’s two brothers are missionary priests, and three of his sisters are nuns. After some years of missionary work in the United States, Fr. Vidal entered the graduate program in the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America in the fall 2009. He received the Licentiate degree in Philosophy in 2012, with a thesis on “Nature and Suppositum in the Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas” under the direction of Msgr. John F. Wippel. He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 2020, with a dissertation on “Res as Transcendental in the Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas” under the direction of Gregory T. Doolan. He has been a lecturer at Saint John Vianney College Seminary, in Miami. In the Diocese of Venice, Father Vidal was assigned as Parochial Vicar of Ave Maria Parish, Ave Maria, in August 2017, Administrator of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish, LaBelle, in May 2018, and Pastor of Ave Maria Parish in February 2021.


Dr. Dan Guernsey, Ed.D.

Principal; Rhetoric 9

Dr. Guernsey holds a B.A. in English  from University of San Francisco; a M.A. in English from University of California Berkeley; a M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision from California State University, and an Ed.D. in Education from Eastern Michigan University.  He has worked with various entities associated with Tom Monaghan’s Ave Maria projects for more than 17 years as a consultant, and college level associate professor, department chair, dean, and President. He is the founding principal of the Donahue Academy, and an experienced principal and high school teacher. He also serves as Director of the Cardinal Newman Society’s K-12 Programs and is a Board Member of the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools.

Abril Borjon, B.A.

Art K-12, Spanish I and II

Mrs. Abril Borjon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from St. Thomas University. Her extensive experience in international law and historical fundamentals offered an opportunity to begin her diplomatic career with the U.S. Department of State in Mexico, as an Immigrant Visa Arrests and Detentions Specialist.

Blessed with a multicultural family that nurtured her love for Jesus through service and a Catholic education, Mrs. Borjon had the opportunity to serve and lead various church ministries around the world, expanding her skills in languages, folklore, and the arts. In 2006 Mrs. Borjon became the leader of SANCTUS, a Catholic Movement centered in the Eucharist and the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. She also founded VIRTUSTALENTUM, a bilingual (English-Spanish) educational enrichment program that nurtures values and virtues through a process and traditional arts.

Furthermore, being a passionate teacher and life-long learner, Mrs. Borjon feels extremely blessed to be part of Donahue Academy and the Ave Maria Community along with her husband Richo and five children.

Brady Beckerman, M.A., B.A.

Humanities 7, Latin 7, Theology 8, 10

Ms. Brady Beckerman is from St. Augustine, Florida.  She earned her B.A. in English from Florida State University and moved to Ave Maria to pursue her M.A. in Theology, which she completed in May of 2022.  It was during her graduate studies that she found her passion for Thomism, C.S. Lewis, and scripture.  In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, doing freelance editing, and studying theology and languages, preferably with a cup of coffee in hand.  She is excited to strive toward sainthood with the faculty, staff and students of Donahue.

Marie Bruce B.A.

Teacher Aide Pre-Kindergarten

Mrs. Bruce graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Early Childhood Development. She has over 25 years of experience teaching preschool age children. Mrs. Bruce has two grown children, Jack and Annemarie. Her son Jack, his wife and two children also live in Ave Maria.

Matthew J. Byrne, J.D.

Humanities 8, Logic 9, Civics 12

Mr. Byrne graduated from Manhattan College with a B.A. in Government and Politics with a minor in History, and from Pace University Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate. He also engaged in graduate course work at the Archdiocese of New York’s Institute of Religious Studies while teaching religious education in his local parish. Mr. Byrne has had a 20 plus year legal career as the managing partner in his own law firm, as a senior attorney in county government, and as a municipal attorney and prosecutor. He was an elected Judge in New York for 16 years and completed his elected public service as a Trustee in local government. For more than 16 years, Mr. Byrne was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Manhattan College, The College of Mount Saint Vincent, Iona College and Dominican College where he taught courses in American Government, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, and Business Law, among others. He also was instrumental in helping develop a new curriculum in Criminal Justice at Dominican College where he taught the first courses offered in Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Mental Health Law. He and his wife Maribet and their sons, Matt (’21) and Jack (’20) relocated to Ave Maria from New York and are thrilled to be a part of the Donahue Academy family.

Andrea Campau, M.A.

Mathematics 6, Pre-Algebra 8, Algebra II

Mrs. Campau graduated from Dowling College in New York with a Masters degree in Secondary Education.  She has been teaching for over 20 years and has taught everything from middle school math to algebra and calculus.  She has spent most of her career as a public high school teacher and is grateful for the blessing of now being able to teach at Donahue, where she can help students have a deeper understanding of math through the Catholic faith and of the Catholic faith through math.

Alexis Casterline, B.A.

Third Grade

Alexis Casterline graduated with a B.A in Elementary Education from Ave Maria University in 2019. She taught first grade for two years at Eden Park Elementary School in Immokalee. Miss Casterline grew up in Northeast Ohio and moved to Florida in 2015. She is excited to be at Donahue Academy where she gets to give and receive the goodness of Christ daily.

Linda Fox, B.A.

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Fox graduated from Ohio Dominican College Summa Cum Laude with majors in English, Theology, and Education. She has 18 years of teaching experience in Catholic high schools and grammar schools, and over 40 years of teaching experience. She and her family were among the founding families of Donahue Academy. Her three oldest children graduated from the Academy, and are now an engineer, a federal prosecutor, and a postpartum nurse. She has a passion for teaching, especially the young, and introducing them to the love of Christ and His Church.

Mary Catherine Froula, B.A.

Latin 8, Humanities 10, Theology 12

Mary Catherine grew up in Connecticut in a classically homeschooled family of ten children. She earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts at Thomas Aquinas College in California, graduating in 2019 with the equivalent of a double major in philosophy and theology and a minor in mathematics. It was there that she discovered a love for learning and Catholic education that brought her to Ave Maria University to earn a Master’s in theology and teach Latin part time. After finishing graduate studies she hopes to continue teaching full time (preferably within the subject matter of Humanities), and until then is grateful to be a part of forming the students at Donahue in the scholastic tradition. In her free time she enjoys reading novels (and attempting to write some of her own!), running, biking, and listening to Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony.

Landon Fulmer, M.Ed.

Humanities 6; Theology 6, 7

Mr. Fulmer holds B.A. degrees in Philosophy and History from Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas, and an M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia.  The son of a teacher, Mr. Fulmer was practically raised in a school building, and teaching middle schoolers is his professional vocation, his calling.  Prior to returning to the school building as a teacher, he worked in politics at both the federal and state levels with former U.S. Senator and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, first as his driver and eventually as his Chief of Staff.  While living and working in Washington, DC, he met his wife, Lidiya Zubytska, who is now Assistant Professor of Politics at Ave Maria University.  Mr. Fulmer and his wife live in Ave Maria with their four daughters, all of whom attend Donahue Academy.  The Fulmers are members of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and pray constantly for an end to war and a complete Russian withdrawal from the sovereign territory of Ukraine.

Amy Gawron, B.A.


Mrs. Amy Gawron graduated from Franciscan University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. In 2016, she moved from Rhode Island to Ave Maria along with a large family group that included her mom and two siblings! Her six children all entered Donahue Academy: the youngest in Kindergarten and the oldest as a senior in high school. Amy was happy to get involved too, first as a substitute teacher and then as co-teacher in first grade. When Donahue added a Pre-K program, she was invited to be the lead teacher and opened the Donahue Pre-K in 2017. She has since earned a Director Credential with the Florida Department of Children and Families. She finds great joy in welcoming the littlest ones into the Donahue family!

Mary Grabosky, B.S.

Second Grade

A south Florida native, Mary Grabosky grew up in Boynton Beach, Florida.  Mary received a B.S. in Mental Health and Human Resources from Franciscan University in 2003 and began her career in education just a short distance from Donahue at Royal Palm Academy, where she taught preschool for 4 years. In 2007 she moved back home and taught preschool at her home parish school, St. Vincent Ferrer, before landing a second grade teaching position at St. Mary’s School in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2008. For the next six years she taught second grade and especially loved preparing her students for the sacraments of Penance and Eucharist, but then took an 8-year break from teaching to focus on her primary vocation as a wife and mother. During this time Mary remained active in her parish leading Walking With Purpose Bible studies, preparing engaged couples for marriage, and working to bring moms together in a Mommy and Me ministry. During this time Mary also took a stab at homeschooling, which led her to develop a deep love for the classical approach in education. Her mission to have her own children enrolled in a classical school ultimately led Mary and her husband Jeff to relocate to Ave Maria.  The Grabosky family is excited to be a part of the Donahue family, where three of Mary’s four children (so far) attend, and where Mary can give life to two of her passions: being an educator and being a zealous apostle for Christ.

Cassie Graham, M.A.

Geometry 9; Pre-Calculus 10; Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry 11; Statistics 12

Mrs. Cassie Graham holds a B.A. in mathematics from Carleton College in Minnesota and a M.A. in mathematics from the University of Washington. Since 1998, when she started teaching, she has taught everything from early childhood math fundamentals to algebra to calculus to statistics in many varied settings, including a public high school, college classrooms, a boarding school, and at home with her small children.

Though Mrs. Graham cannot imagine a more exciting or fulfilling job than teaching math, she is grateful for the many other opportunities she has at Donahue to work with students, including coaching cross country and hosting formational lunches for the high school girls. She is also ecstatic that she can bring her passion for teaching to the school in which her husband teaches and at which five of her six children attend, and from which she will soon have two graduates (’22 and ’23).

Ethan Graham, M.A, M.T.S.

Humanities 9 and 12, Calculus 11

Mr. Graham graduated in 1995 from Stanford University with an honors degree in humanities; he then completed a religious studies master’s degree at Syracuse University in 1998 and a pastoral theology degree through Ave Maria University in 2010. He is currently completing a doctoral dissertation in theology of pedagogy. Mr. Graham has been a high school teacher for over 20 years and is currently Dean of the upper school academics while full-time teaching alongside his wife, Cassie, who teaches mathematics.  Mr. Graham also coaches cross country and soccer, runs the Model UN program, and assists with the Shakespeare in Performance play each year.  Mr. and Mrs. Graham currently have 5 of their 6 children attending the school from 4th to 12th grade, with one graduate (’22).

Carole Hart, B.S.N.

Teacher Aide, Second Grade

Mrs. Carole Hart graduated with a B.S. in Nursing in 1994.  After working for five years as an Air Force nurse, she got married and stayed at home for several years to raise her family.  She appreciates the classical education at Donahue Academy as well as the emphasis on all that is true, good, and beautiful.  She loves working with the second graders, getting to know them as children God, and seeing the world through their eyes.

William Horstmann, B.A.

Latin III

Born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Mr. Horstmann earned his B.A. in History from West Chester University before moving to Florida. He is currently completing a master’s degree in theology from Ave Maria University and is very passionate about ancient history, theology, and ancient languages. He is very happy and grateful to be able to share his interests with his students through an authentically Catholic and classical setting!


Mark Jahnke, M.A.

Humanities 11, Latin II and IV

Mr. Jahnke graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota with a B.A. in Philosophy and in Catholic Studies as well as an M.A. in Catholic Studies. He has taught humanities, Latin, algebra and held various administrative positions. He is grateful for the blessing of leading such an excellent school where students joyfully pursue Truth, Beauty and Goodness through Catholic classical education. Mr. Jahnke, his wife, and seven children reside in Ave Maria and are blessed to send the eldest five to Donahue Academy.

Dcn. Thomas Kinnick, S.T.L.

Athletic Director; Youth Ministry; Theology 9, 11

Deacon Kinnick graduated from St. Norbert College with a B.A. in Psychology and later earned a M.A. in Theology from St. Mary’s College of Ave Maria University and a S.T.L. from Mundelein Seminary-University of St. Mary of the Lake. In 2007, he was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin. He has spent the last 35 years in education—working as teacher, administrator, campus minister, and coach. He also has extensive experience working for the Catholic Church: as full-time permanent deacon, Director of Faith Formation, and spiritual director; as instructor of both the Lay Formation Institute and the Formation Program for the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of La Crosse; as speaker/presenter conducting parish missions, delivering motivational and catechetical speeches for men’s and women’s conferences and youth, parish, and school events and diocesan staff, school, and clergy training as well as appearing as guest apologist for Relevant Radio and Spirit Radio; and as theological consultant for the USCCB, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and the Dioceses of La Crosse and Madison. In conjunction with the North American Lourdes Volunteers organization, Deacon Kinnick also has led 6 youth/adult service pilgrimages to Lourdes, France, a place he describes as the intersection of the Cross, the vertical with the horizontal—where we offer perfect glory, honor, and praise to God through our service of the disabled, the sick, and the dying of the world.

Deacon Kinnick, his wife of 36 years, Yvette, and two younger children, one a current Donahue student and one a graduate (’22), moved to Ave Maria in the summer of 2017 to be close to his two older children (graduates of AMU) and grandchildren.  The move fulfilled a promise Deacon Kinnick had made to himself in 2010, after his initial visit to Ave Maria:  to move his family to Florida and to be part of this community of Our Lady dedicated not only to the search for goodness and truth and beauty but also to developing young people of virtue eager to take part in JP II’s call for the New Evangelization.

Jennifer Klucinec, B.A.

Fourth Grade

Ms. Klucinec has taught 4th grade at Donahue Academy for 13 years and counting. She has previously taught at other Catholic schools in Illinois and Wisconsin, totaling a 28-year career thus far. She has also enjoyed being a teacher-author for companies such as St. Benedict Press and Teachers Pay Teachers, Inc. She enjoys golf, cooking, softball, composing music, and watching the Steelers! The best part of teaching is seeing her former 4th graders graduate from high school, and then come back and visit their old classroom!

B.A. Liberal Arts, Magdalen College; State of Florida K-6 Elementary Educator Certification; Diocese of Venice Intermediate Catechetical Degree.

Clarita Long

Teacher Assistant

Clarita comes to Donahue Academy from Brazil, where she studied Social Science for four years and Education for two years at the State University of Londrina. She lives in Ave Maria with her husband and children.

Conner McCormick, B.S.

Science 6, 7, 8; Calculus 12

Mr. McCormick graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a B.S. in Forensic Science. While attending college, he also served as a Life-teen Missionary, where he served middle school aged youth in Georgia. He also volunteered with the youth ministry group at Ave Maria Parish. Teaching at Donahue provides an even better opportunity to serve and minister, as well as to share a deep appreciation for the sciences and the pursuit of all that is True, Good, and Beautiful. Mr. McCormick married his wife, Jasmine, in July 2015 and they have four children.

Jasmine McCormick, B.A.

Chemistry 10; Anatomy and Advanced Scientific Topics 11; Physics 12

Mrs. Jasmine McCormick holds a B.A. in Biology from Ave Maria University and a M.A. in Bioethics from Creighton University in Nebraska. While studying at AMU, she also worked as the Director of Youth Ministries for Ave Maria Parish where she discovered her love of working with teens. Teaching the rhetoric level sciences allows her to continue to minister to teens while also sharing her deep love of science and passion for bioethics. The profoundly Catholic and classical environment of Donahue Academy offers a truly unique environment in which the science courses can be fully integrated with philosophical, theological, and ethical inquiries, as the students are taught that “the scientist loves truth wherever he find it” (Langford). It is this unique educational environment that convinced her and her husband, Conner, that Ave Maria needed to be their home. They feel abundantly blessed to work at Donahue and raise their four children in such a supportive and faithful community.

Theresa O’Hern, M.S.

Assistant Athletic Director; Physical Education K-12

Miss O’Hern holds a B.S. in Communications from the State University of New York at Fredonia and a M.S. in Exercise Science from Georgia State University. She transitioned into education after working in the health and wellness industry as she felt God calling her to serve Him through teaching. Originally from New York, Miss O’Hern worked for the Diocese of St. Petersburg as a PE and Religion teacher prior to joining Donahue Academy. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, cooking, baking, reading, and learning about the richness of our faith. She is grateful to be part of the Donahue Academy family and hopes to instill virtue and a love of Christ in her students.

Trenton Phillips O’Neil

Music K-12, Choir Director

Trenton Phillips O’Neil studied Music at Ave Maria University where he trained in vocal performance, organ performance, and choral conducting. His passion for sacred choral music drove him to conduct multiple liturgical and performance choirs while at AMU in addition to his efforts as a church organist. Until recently a public Elementary Music teacher in Immokalee, he is now overjoyed to be teaching and doing what he loves in a Catholic and classical setting.

Anita O'Sullivan, B.A.


Anita O’Sullivan graduated from Florida Atlantic University cum laude in 2008. Her certification includes endorsements in ESOL and Gifted Education.  She has been an elementary school teacher for 15 years and a catechist for 13 years.  She enjoys working with children, especially teaching them about the Love of Christ.  Mrs. O’Sullivan has been happily married for 26 years and has two adult children.  The oldest is a multilingual computer engineer and the youngest is a combat veteran and engineering student.  Mrs. O’Sullivan feels very blessed to be part of the Donahue Academy Family.

Margaret Sadasivan, M.Ed

First Grade

Mrs. Sadasivan earned a B. A. in Elementary Education in 2016 and an M.Ed in Special Education in 2017, both from the University of Florida. While finishing her graduate studies, Mrs. Sadasivan began working as a Resource Teacher for grades K-2 in a rural public school. She feels very blessed to extend her vocation as a teacher by sharing the Catholic faith with her students and to be a part of the Donahue family!

Marc Snyder, Ed.D

Assistant Principal, Biology 9

Dr. Marc Snyder is one of the founding faculty members of Donahue, where he taught and was Assistant Head of School from 2007 to 2013. From 2013-2015, he was the founding Upper School Principal of Aquinas American School in Madrid, Spain, before returning to Miami, Florida, to be the founding Headmaster (2015-2020) of True North Classical Academy in Miami. While at True North, he grew the school from a single school of 180 students into a network of five schools of over 1,700 students that have consistently ranked in the top 1% of academic schools in Florida. He also served as the Executive Director of True North‘s Foundation (2020-2022), where he helped raise millions of dollars for the schools’ growth and development. Dr. Snyder has several degrees including a Bachelor’s in Biology from FAU, a Bachelor’s of Philosophy from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, a Master’s in K-12 Educational Leadership and a Doctorate in Higher Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is currently pursuing a second Master’s in Character Education from the University of Birmingham’s Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in London. He is married to his beautiful wife, Cynthia, and has two children, Isabela and Michael, who attend Donahue.

Wendy Thong, B.A.

Teacher Aide

Mrs. Thong moved to Ave Maria from Michigan in August 2018 with her husband Stephen. She received a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University and a certificate in elementary education from Northeastern Illinois University. Mrs. Thong taught second grade at a Catholic school in Chicago until her first child was born. She was blessed to be able to stay home with her children. Now that her children are all grown, she is happy to be working in a Catholic school again and loves sharing her faith with the little ones.


Dr. Dianne Fabii, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, MCC

School Counselor

Dr. Fabii comes to the diocese with an extensive background in education and counseling services. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in special education from LaSalle University and Master’s degree in education from St. Joseph’s University. After teaching both in Philadelphia and in England, she moved to New Jersey and completed requirements to obtain several certifications and licensure in counseling. She conducted a private counseling practice there for over fifteen years. Dianne has worked in K-12 schools, colleges and the non-profit sector providing school counseling and career development services. A committed life-long learner, Dianne completed her Ph.D. at Rutgers University in 2017 in the field of Childhood Studies, the first program of its kind in the United States. She relocated to southwest Florida in 2015.

Passionate about helping children reach their greatest potential, Dianne has traveled extensively throughout southern India on many mission trips. She has lectured there on mental health topics, as well as raised funds for a variety of schools and programs, both locally and abroad.

Lacey Fairchild, B.S.


Mrs. Fairchild graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from the Florida State University College of Business. After college, she worked in the sales industry as a pharmaceutical sales representative. A native Floridian, she grew up in Fort Myers and has lived in Florida her entire life. She moved to Ave Maria in 2016 with her husband, Quentin, and their 4 children so that her children could attend Donahue. She is so excited to be a part of Donahue Academy!

Lisa Guernsey, B.S.N, R.N.


Mrs. Guernsey graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Philosophy and BSN in Nursing. She moved from Ann Arbor, MI to Ave Maria in 2007 with her 6 children and husband Dan who started up the Donahue Academy. In addition to her time here as a school nurse, she has experience in medical/surgical nursing, wound care. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and sports.

Craig Kadlec, B.S.

Business Manager

Mr. Kadlec graduated with a B.S in Accounting from West Chester University. After college, he became a small business owner, operating his own copy, print and shipping business. In addition to owning and operating that business, he also became the V.P. of Finance for a warehousing & fulfillment company.  He, his wife, Beth, and their 4 children moved to Ave Maria in 2014. All of their children attend the Donahue Academy and Mr. Kadlec is extremely excited to be a part of the Donahue Academy staff and to be working in the school his children attend!

Veronica Lendman

Admissions Coordinator

Born and raised in Ojai, California, Mrs. Lendman has an extensive background in medicine, having earned EMT and Paramedic licenses followed by a Master’s program in pediatric physical therapy at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. She and her husband, Daniel, along with their children, moved from Trumau, Austria to Ave Maria in 2016 so he could pursue and complete his doctoral studies at Ave Maria University. With three of their five children currently attending Donahue Academy, Mrs. Lendman loves being a part of such a nurturing community and is eager to welcome other students and their families into the school.

Brigid Luzarraga, J.D.

Marketing and Development Director

Brigid Luzarraga joined Donahue in 2023, bringing years of experience doing volunteer public relations, marketing, event planning, and fundraising at Catholic schools and parishes in New York and Connecticut.  After her family moved to Ave Maria in 2017, Brigid continued her volunteer work at Donahue, where she also was an advisor to the yearbook staff.  Brigid formerly worked as a middle school English teacher in the East New York section of Brooklyn and as an attorney in New York City.  She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, a J.D. from Howard University, and an M.A. in Education from City University of New York – Brooklyn College.  Brigid and her husband, Joch, have four beautiful children, one of whom currently attends Donahue and two of whom are alumni (’21 and ’22).  She is blessed to be part of the Donahue family and its vital mission.

Michael Scully

Facility Manager

Mike Scully grew up in the West of Ireland steeped in the traditions of faith, family and culture. With a background in electronics, Mike moved to the USA in 1986 and pursued opportunities in property management in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  After raising three children in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and visiting Ave Maria frequently over the years, Mike and his wife, Eileen, knew it was only a matter of time before they made a permanent move to Ave.  Mike’s youngest child now attends Donahue, and he enjoys working to keep the school at peak performance and appearance every day.  Mike is blessed to be part of its unique and wonderful environment.

Danielle Soltis, M.S>


Danielle Soltis has been a volunteer at Donahue since 2014.  For the last 7 years, she has volunteered in the Karen Laub-Novak Library and, since 2021, has been Donahue’s full-time Librarian.  Danielle loves to foster in students a love of books and of reading, and she makes sure the Library offers the best in literature, history, science and other genres.  Danielle has an “open door” policy, and students are encouraged to make new book requests any time, which she can almost always supply.  When Donahue’s recent construction required the Library to go “mobile,” Danielle made sure her book cart was loaded with well-loved favorites and new offerings for every class and level of reader.  Nothing comes between students and their library books!  Danielle holds a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Clinical Psychology.

Ana Umana, B.S.

Office Manager

Ana holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with a Major in Hospitality Management. She worked for renowned hotel chains in Venezuela, Holland and in the US (Miami), where she worked as a Catering Manager for 5 years. But something was missing and she decided to discern God’s Will for her life.  During the process, Ana started working as an assistant teacher at St. Gregory School, while pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. She served in various ministries in her Parish, worked with the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart leading mission trips to El Salvador and for the past 4 years, she was the Office Manager at St. Gregory.

Ana, her husband John Paul, and their daughter Sophia fell in love with Ave Maria on their first visit!  One year later, she joined our team, and Sophia attends 6th grade at Donahue Academy. Ana is passionate about serving our community and loves being a part of the Donahue family.

Carlos Villegas, B.S.

IT Director

Carlos brings years of experience managing business-enabling technology that helps businesses to grow faster and to become more profitable. He is eager to bring his unique expertise designing infrastructure architecture, leading large scale deployments, and managing information services to Donahue Academy.

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