All full-time teachers are NJ State Certified.
Preschool - Kindergarten
Mrs. Trish Collins and Ms. Sandy Parker
Our PreK and Kindergarten students are blessed to be taught by Mrs. Collins and Ms. Sandy each day. This teaching duo has one of the best faculty stories in our school's legacy. Trish Collins and Sandy Parker met right here at OLSS, when they became classmates in the third grade. They have remained life-long best friends. They have even sent their own children to Our Lady Star of the Sea School. After working many years at OLSS, they retired, then returned to the school again during the pandemic. They are patient and caring educators, who provide their students with so many wonderful learning opportunities.
Ms. Megan Romaine
Ms. Jeannie Worth
Ms. Worth holds a B.A. in psychology from Stockton University. She has been teaching at Our Lady Star of the Sea for the past 10 years, following several years teaching in the Camden Diocese. Ms. Worth loves teaching! She looks forward to getting to know this year's 4th graders and their families, and to sharing her love of math and science. Ms. Worth loves reading and singing in her spare time. She is active in her Catholic faith as a certified Catechist with the Camden Diocese, and sings at the 9:30 mass at St. James Church, Ventnor, N.J. each week.
Ms. Frannie Torres
Ms. Kathy Morris
Ms. Morris holds a B.A. in special education from Stockton University specializing in teaching history and language arts/reading. Ms. Morris was the recipient of the Ocean City Lodge Educator of the Year award recognizing her commitment to education. Ms. Morris is an enthusiastic, experienced Catholic school teacher, who believes in the intrinsic value of a Catholic school education. She believes that all students can reach their learning potential. Ms. Morris especially enjoys how kind and helpful her students are to each other, despite their learning challenges. She believes each student has a talent or skill set that helps the class progress, and achieve their academic goals.
"The entire group celebrates when one of their classmates is able to successfully overcome an obstacle and acquire a new skill." Ms. Morris. Coaching and playing basketball have been a continuous theme in Ms. Morris’s life. While teaching at the various schools in the Camden Diocese, she was coaching there as well. She has coached both boys’ and girls’ CYO varsity teams, as well as High School teams. She was honored to receive the Neumann College Leadership in Catholic Youth Sports Award. Ms. Morris is the coordinator of basketball intra-murals program at Our Lady Star of the Sea for grades 3-8.
Ms. Carol Garrett
Mr. DJ Cericola
Mrs. Francie Josephsen
Mrs. Josephsen is a part time Title 1 ESL teacher. A former Atlantic City Public Schools teacher, she retired from full time teaching in 2019, after 28 years of service. In addition to her teaching credentials, Mrs. Josephsen holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Educational Public Relations from Rowan University. She is certified PreK - Grade 8, English as a Second Language, as well as Elementary Art. During her tenure with Atlantic City Schools, Mrs. Josephsen was awarded the Governor's Teacher Recognition Award, was named Chelsea Junior High School Teacher of the Year, and was also awarded the Atlantic City MBCA Outstanding Educator Award.
Basic Skills Instruction
Miss Carissa Clark
Miss Clark was our former Instructional Coach. She started a new role in January 2023 as a Basic Skills instructor. In this new role, Miss Clark is responsible for bridging the academic gap in both Language Arts and Math, for the lucky students that get to work with her each day.
Mrs. Jenna Alcantara
Mr. Rodney Braithwaite
Ms. Kimberley Shea
Mrs. Ramona Bregatta
Ms. Amy Tyrrell
Ms. Mary Ellen McGuire