All full-time teachers are NJ State Certified.
Dr. Aileen O'Brien
Dr. Aileen O'Brien is our Interim Principal. Dr. O'Brien comes to us, with tremendous career experience and an equally impressive educational background. Dr. O'Brien began her teaching career in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1985. She has taught every grade from 1st to 11th grade. Dr. O'Brien holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, with minors in both Math and Music. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Sacred Scripture from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. She has also earned a Doctorate in Education degree in College Administration from Gwynedd Mercy University. Her thesis topic was focused on helping students with mental illnesses graduate with a Bachelor's degree in four to six years. In her spare time she plays piano and guitar and enjoys time with her husband John, a retired police officer. She loves the beach and has visited Surf City, NJ every summer of her life. Dr. O'Brien is also the mother of three adult married children: Shawn, Devin, and Corinne. She has five grandchildren: Rose, Thomas, Willa, Juniper and Asher. Dr. O'Brien is very excited to join the Our Lady Star of the Sea School community.
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. Alexis Flynn
Ms. Flynn graduated from Stockton in the fall of 2020 with degrees in Health Science and Communication Disorders. She also received her elementary teaching credentials. She is currently a graduate student, pursuing a Master’s degree in Elementary Education at Stockton University. She has always had a passion and calling for the teaching profession. Ms. Flynn grew up in Hammonton and attended K-8 Catholic school herself. She is excited to begin her teaching career in a very similar school community. When Ms. Flynn is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is a big Philly sports fan. Speaking of family, many of Ms. Flynn's family members are teachers and educators, too.
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. 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. Zachary Trigg
Mr. Trigg grew up in Kansas and graduated from Texas Christian University. Upon graduating, he served four years as an Army Officer in the U.S. Army, with stops in Georgia and New York. Upon leaving the Army, he moved to Atlantic City, where he began his first year teaching at at OLSS. Along with teaching eighth grade, Mr. Trigg is also the school's Yearbook Advisor. In his free time, Mr. Trigg enjoys surfing and playing rugby for a local club team The Jersey Shore Sharks.
ESL Teacher/Social Media Coordinator
Mrs. Francie Josephsen
Mrs. Josephsen is a part time Title 1 ESL teacher. In the afternoon, she is the school's social media contact person. 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. Mrs. Josephsen is an FAA licensed drone pilot. When she is not working, she enjoys flying drones, as well as spending time with her family, pets, and traveling.
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
Music & Physical Education
Mr. Aaron Littleton