Meet our Staff

Our educational team is committed to cultivating each student's academic potential and unique gifts.

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Jo-Ann Bettencourt

Director of Admissions

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  • Education

    • B.A., Education/Special Education, Summa Cum Laude, Salve Regina University
    • B.A., English-Writing/Journalism, Summa Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

    What I like best about BCHS

    I love that everyone becomes family the moment they walk through our doors.

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Boris Blitshteyn

Teacher - Science, Mathematics

 

  • Education

    • B.S./M.S., Science
    • M.S., Mathematics
    • Certifications: B.S./M.S., Physics

    What I like best about BCHS

    Students, teachers and culture

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Daniel Boudria

Teacher - Science

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Coach – Softball
    • Moderator – Environmental Club
    • Moderator – Food Pantry

    Education

    • B.S., Biology, Southeastern Massachusetts University
    • M.Ed., American International College
    • Biochemist with 17 years’ experience in biotech company

    What I like best about BCHS

    Teaching and coaching students in a calm, Christian atmosphere, and preparing them for college and beyond

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Kimree Cote

Teacher - English

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Special Education Liaison

    Education

    • B.A., English Literature and Curriculum Design, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    • M.Ed., Special Education, American International College, expected 2019

    What I like best about BCHS

    Connolly is my job, but I feel like I am a part of something more important than just being an employee. There is a cohesiveness here. I don’t mind doing “extra” because I know it is appreciated, and that is what makes all the difference.

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Patricia Coulombe

Teacher - Spanish

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Moderator – World Language Honor Society
    • Moderator – Sophomore Class

    Education

    • B.A., Business Administration, University Autonomous of Guadalajara

    What I like most about BCHS

    Family atmosphere, students, faculty and staff—I feel at home.

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George Creighton

Teacher - Chorus & Band

 

  • Education

    • B.M., Songwriting, Magna Cum Laude, Berklee College of Music

    What I like best about BCHS

    I enjoy the friendly atmosphere at Bishop Connolly. Bishop Connolly allows me the opportunity to share my faith. It is a great place to learn and grow.

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Marian Desrosiers

Director of Advancement

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  • Education

    • USCCB Human Life and Dignity and Project Rachel Training Seminars
    • Board of Directors, NCHLA, Washington D.C.
      Public Policy Advocacy for Life and Liberty
    • Advisory Board MCC, Braintree MA
      Public policy office of the Roman Catholic Church in the Commonwealth. Seeks to advance the legislative agenda of the Church on Beacon Hill, representing the four bishops of the four dioceses of Massachusetts: Boston, Fall River, Springfield and Worcester
    • Certified Tax Professional and Instructor

    What I like best about BCHS

    A strong, vibrant and welcoming community. The mission, tradition and core beliefs of the school foster an atmosphere of academic excellence, allowing every student the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Rooted in the truth of Jesus Christ, the dignity and sacredness of every human person, mind, body and soul is a lived experience for all students and staff.

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Michael Donly

Advancement Officer

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  • Education

    • B.A., M.Ed., Providence College
    • CAES, Boston College

    What I like best about BCHS

    BCHS is mission-driven and student-focused. As a school community, it consistently pursues its mission of forming Christian men and women in the image and likeness of Christ. It focuses on fostering an atmosphere that values each individual, while aspiring to assist them in reaching their full potential academically, spiritually, emotionally and developmentally.

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George dos Santos

Academic Dean

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Teacher – History, English
    • Coach – Debate and Mock Trial

    Education

    • B.A., New York University
    • M.A., M.Phil., Columbia University

    What I like best about BCHS

    Bishop Connolly’s dedication to providing students from working class backgrounds with a holistic education that emphasizes rigorous academic preparation and authentically Catholic spiritual formation

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Megan dos Santos

Director of Curriculum Development

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Teacher – Theology
    • Coordinator – Christian Service Program

    Education

    • B.A., Theology and Public & Community Service Studies, Providence College
    • M.Ed., Secondary Education, Providence College
    • Certification in Health Care Ethics, National Catholic Bioethics Center
    • Certification in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Georgetown University

    What I like best about BCHS

    The emphasis on holistic learning and student-centered approach; the motto “not only hearers, but doers of the Word”

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Christina Fontana

Lead Teacher - Chemistry

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Coach – Girls’ Tennis
    • Moderator – Senior Class

    Education

    • B.A., Secondary Education, Roger Williams University
    • B.S., Chemistry, Roger Williams University
    • M.S., Medical Laboratory Science, University of Rhode Island

    What I like best about BCHS

    I am able to start my day with prayer and continue throughout the day. I also enjoy the sense of community here.

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Paul Frost ’13

College Counselor

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Head Coach – Lacrosse
    • Strength Trainer

    Education

    • B.S., International Maritime Business, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

    What I like best about BCHS

    I truly enjoy the close-knit family atmosphere the school brings to its students.

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Cesar Goncalves

Academic Dean

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Teacher – French, Portuguese

    Education

    • B.A., French and Portuguese
    • M.A., Portuguese/Brazilian Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

    What I like best about BCHS

    The community

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Anna Hogenson

Teacher - Theology

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Teacher – High School Success Seminar
    • Academic Advisor

    Education

    • B.A., Psychology, Theology, Education, University of Portland
    • M.Ed., Providence College, expected June 2019

    What I like best about BCHS

    The moment you step foot onto this campus you are greeted by a sense of peacefulness, a sense of community, and a sense of belonging.

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Megan Johnson

Teacher - English

 

  • Education

    • B.A., English and Secondary Education, Providence College
    • M.Ed. in Literacy, Providence College

    What I like best about BCHS

    The emphasis on school community

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Tom Kerrigan

Director of Academic Services & Learning Resources

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  • BCHS Positions

    • Teacher – Advanced Placement Psychology
    • Coach – Track & Field

    Education

    • B.A., Psychology, Providence College
    • M.Ed., K–12 School Counseling, John Carroll University
    • M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Notre Dame

    What I like best about BCHS

    I love the fact that our students and staff have created a school culture that is Christo-centric, mission-focused and recognizes the human dignity and gifts of every member of our Catholic school community.

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John Lanctot

Teacher - Mathematics, Modern Language

 

  • Education

    • B.A., Providence College

    What I like best about BCHS

    BCHS is a place where prayer is central to what we do. Prayer empowers us to be not only hearers, but doers of the Word.

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Daniel Larkin

Teacher - Advanced Placement Calculus

 

  • Education

    • B.A., Mathematics, Providence College
    • Graduate work at Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Massachusetts
    • Twice nominated, Presidential Award for Excellence in teaching mathematics and science
    • Recipient of the The Project Sharing Award for North America, Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine

    What I like best about BCHS

    The students

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Bethany Lemieux

Certified Athletic Trainer

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  • EDUCATION

    • B.S., Athletic Training, Lasell College
    • Currently pursuing M.S. in Physical Education with Strength and Conditioning concentration, Bridgewater State University

    WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT BCHS

    All the athletes and coaches are great!

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Cecile Moniz

Administrative Assistant

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  • Education

    • BMC Durfee High School
    • Plus School of Business

    What I like best about BCHS

    I like the way the teachers, students and staff interact and help one another. It has the feeling of “one big family.”

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Nancy Moreau

Lead Teacher - Mathematics

 

  • Education

    • B.A., University of Rhode Island
    • M.Ed., Providence College

    What I like best about BCHS

    My students are awesome!

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David Mulligan

Teacher - History

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Moderator – Junior Class

    Education

    • B.A., History/Political Science, Bridgewater State University
    • M.A., American History, Providence College

    What I like best about BCHS

    The family atmosphere and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of my students

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E. Christopher Myron

President & Principal

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  • Education

    • B.A., English, Framingham State University
    • M.Ed., Educational Administration, Boston College

    What I like best about BCHS

    The opportunity to see the face of Christ every day in the students, faculty, staff and parents

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Steve Nicolan

Director of School Facilities

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  • Experience

    Over 30 years in the maintenance field

    What I like best about BCHS

    How friendly our students are, and how they are always willing to help anyone in need

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  • Education

    • A.S., Johnson & Wales University
    • Certification, Thanatology, Bristol Community College
    • Certified Grief Counselor

    What I like best about BCHS

    I love that Connolly feels like a family rather than just a school. That’s a very rare thing to find.

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  • BCHS Positions

    • Academic Advisor

    Education

    • B.A., Psychology, Rhode Island College
    • M.A., Social Psychology & Personality, Rhode Island College
    • M.Ed., Education Leadership, Providence College

    What I like best about BCHS

    Family atmosphere and good quality education

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Karen Pragana

Director of Marketing & Communications

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  • Education

    • B.A., Education/Special Education, Summa Cum Laude, Salve Regina University
    • B.A., English-Writing/Journalism, Summa Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

    What I like best about BCHS

    The generosity of spirit I encounter every day in our students, faculty and staff

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Brian Rebelo

Teacher - Mathematics

 

  • Education

    • B.A., Mathematics, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

    What I like best about BCHS

    Bishop Connolly High School is a family.

     

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  • Education

    • B.A., Psychology & Sociology, University of Massachusetts
    • M.Ed., Bridgewater State University

    What I like best about BCHS

    I have known many of our students and their families for years and enjoy watching all of our students grow, achieve their high school diplomas, and continue to work toward their life goals. I feel very blessed to be a part of this community, which really does feel like a family.

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Gregory Sampl

Teacher - Visual Arts

 

  • Education

    • B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
    • M.A.E., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

    What I like best about BCHS

    The friendly students and the freedom I have had to develop my own curriculum

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Brenna Thompson

Teacher - Science

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Coach – Swimming

    Education

    • B.A., Biology and Education, St. Edward’s University
    • M.Ed., Providence College, expected May 2020

    What I like best about BCHS

    The aspect I appreciate most about Bishop Connolly is the shared dedication everyone has to building a strong, supportive community where everyone feels welcomed.

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Leslie Ann Steeves

Teacher - Theater, Stagecraft, Film Studies

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Director – Bishop Connolly Theatre Company

    Education

    • B.A., Theater-Dramatic Literature, Suffolk University
    • M.A., Film Studies, National University

    What I like best about BCHS

    The happy, warm environment among the students and my colleagues. The ability as an artist to approach my work in theater with amazing support from parents and administration.

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Michael Vieira

Academic Dean

 

  • BCHS Positions

    • Teacher – Social Studies

    Education

    • B.A., Political Science, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    • M.A.T., Social Studies, Bridgewater State University
    • M.S., Public Affairs, MacCormack Institute of Public Affairs University of Massachusetts Boston
    • M.A., United States History, Providence College

    What I like best about BCHS

    The students—great people

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Amanda Woodman

Teacher - English

 

  • Education

    • B.A., Secondary Education, Language Arts, University of Nebraska-Omaha
    • M.Ed. in Literacy, Providence College, expected May 2020

    What I like best about BCHS

    The tight community and faith-filled environment