Mr. Alan K. Barr


  Alan K. Barr joins Saint Gregory’s this year as Headmaster. Alan brings more than 23 years of independent school administrative and teaching experience at The O’Neal School, Trinity School of Midland and Kenston Forest School to the position. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a degree in Managerial Economics, and earned a Master’s Degree… Read more »

Mrs. Kelly Barr

Mrs. Kelly Barr comes to Saint Gregory’s with new Headmaster Alan Barr. Kelly has over 15 years experience and taught preschool, first and third grades at independent schools in Virginia, Texas, North and South Carolina. Her specialty area is working with emerging readers. Kelly has an undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of… Read more »

Ms. Rachel Apunte

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Ms. Rachel Apunte comes to Saint Gregory’s most recently from Austin, Texas where she taught Kindergarten through 8th grade music and chorus at Harmony School of Political Science. Prior to that she was invited to be an adjunct professor in the Music Department at The College of Saint Rose. She has been a professional pianist… Read more »

Mrs. Deborah Q. Connell

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Mrs. Deb Connell taught first grade at Saint Gregory’s from 1979 – 1986.  While raising her children, she held various part-time positions in the Lower School.  These included language arts, art, enrichment, and remediation.  Presently, she is teaches third grade.  She enjoys reading, sports, gardening, and cooking.   “Saint Gregory’s continues to be a truly… Read more »

Mrs. Kristen Dinkels

Mrs. Kristen Dinkels recently joined Saint Gregory’s School as our Lower School Science teacher. Mrs. Dinkels has been teaching in all boys’ independent schools since 2002, having worked in Manhattan and Greenwich, Connecticut. Her classroom experiences range from grades 1-3 with additional time spent teaching in preschool special education classrooms. Mrs. Dinkels also has extensive mentoring experience… Read more »

Mrs. Lynn D. Dollard

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Mrs. Lynn Dollard has been our 1st grade teacher since 1999 and has 15 years of elementary teaching experience. She believes strongly in the transformative power of teaching and learning for both the student and the teacher. Her personal interests revolve around time spent with her family, whether it is in the outdoors (hiking, biking,… Read more »

Mrs. Katie Helm

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Mrs. Helm teaches 5th and 6th grade English. She began teaching at Saint Gregory’s in 2010. She has worked in the field of journalism and at independent schools since 1998. Outside of school, Mrs. Helm enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.   “Teaching at Saint Gregory’s is both stimulating and rewarding. The… Read more »

Mrs. Sarah Hershey

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Mrs. Sarah Hershey has worked as an RN in a school setting since 2007.  She has also worked as an RN in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and home care since graduating from SUNY Morrisville in 1999.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as camping, reading, and crocheting.   “My husband… Read more »

Mrs. Kristen Labatt-Simon

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Mrs. Labatt-Simon teaches fifth through seventh grade math along with sixth and seventh grade religion.  She has worked professionally in IT and marketing, and teaching fifth through twelfth grade math. She loves to prepare her students for the rigors of high school by engaging them in real life application of what they have learned.  Students… Read more »

Mrs. Chieko Madura

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Mrs. Chieko Madura has taught in Japan and Rochester, NY since 1991. She joined Saint Gregory’s as a teaching assistant in 2014. She presently teaches the pre-K 4 class. She has a deep interest in American Sign Language. She loves reading, cross stitching, walking, and traveling.

Mrs. Ellen L. Marohn


Mrs. Ellen Marohn has been teaching since 1982 and she joined Saint Gregory’s as an early childhood educator in 1994. She presently teaches the nursery class. She has taught both kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. She also teaches in our summer camp. She has a deep interest in learning styles and enjoys children’s literature and music.  … Read more »

Mrs. Karen A. Mastromarchi

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Mrs. Karen Mastromarchi has taught at Saint Gregory’s since 2004, starting as a Math enrichment teacher and then a co-teacher of 3rd grade. In 2006, she took on the role of  Spanish teacher to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. She enjoys professional development through the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers and… Read more »

Mrs. Kimberly Mendick

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Ms. Barbara J. Miller

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Ms. Miller has worked as an Administrative Assistant in private and public schools for over 15 years. “Saint Gregory’s is by far my favorite place to have been blessed to work. The students, faculty and staff including the families of the students make you feel like you have been a part of the Saint Gregory’s… Read more »

Mrs. Mary G. Murphy

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Mrs. Mary Murphy has taught at Saint Gregory’s since 1988 and started her teaching career in 1984. During her time here, she has taught 3rd and 4th grade, establishing solid foundations for boys as they begin to enter the middle school years.   “Saint Gregory’s provides a sense of small town community where everyone knows… Read more »

Mrs. YungHee Risler

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Mrs. YungHee Risler began at Saint Gregory’s in 1994 teaching our Kindergarten, 5th and 6th graders until 1999. From 1999 until 2011, she taught our 2nd grade class. In September 2011, Mrs. Risler returned to teaching our Kindergarten class.   “I enjoy the positive atmosphere of the School and the small class size.“

Mr. Jeremy Zak

Mr. Jeremy Zak comes to Saint Gregory’s fresh from Wheaton College. He majored in Bio-Chemistry. Jeremy was a collegiate athlete in swimming while at Wheaton College. He taught swimming for many years to children ages 3-17. Jeremy is an avid Boston Red Sox fan.  Read more » Position: Science grades 5-8 Email: BS.: Wheaton… Read more »

Mr. Stephen Seymour

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Mr. Stephen Seymour begins his first year at the Saint Gregory’s School as Physical Education & Athletic Director. Mr. Seymour brings 23 years of teaching, coaching & administration from the collegiate level to Saint Gregory’s School.  During his time he has effectively helped basketball programs at St. Anselm College, Drexel University, Siena College, LaSalle University… Read more »

Mrs. Joan E. Shepard

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Mrs. Joan Shepard has been teaching Art since 1980 and has taught all levels from Early Childhood to Advanced Placement classes in high school. She is the editor of the Yearbook and she consistently looks for ways to connect Art to other disciplines through interdisciplinary projects. She is an artist who enjoys painting, drawing, pottery,… Read more »

Mr. John A. Shepard, Jr.


Mr. Jake Shepard serves as the Head of the Upper School and teaches 7th and 8th Grade English, 7th and 8th Grade Latin, and 5th and 6th Grade Study Skills. He has worked in independent schools and summer camps since 1980 and has held administrative and director positions. He enjoys the outdoors and skiing, hiking,… Read more »