Very Rev. James A. Kuroly MDIV, M.A., M.S.ED

Very Rev. James A. Kuroly MDIV, M.A., M.S.ED

Rector-President

jkuroly@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 107

Very Reverend James A Kuroly MDIV, M.A., M.S.ED A graduate of Cathedral Prep’s class of 1998, Father Kuroly returns to Cathedral to serve as Rector-President. Prior to coming back to Cathedral, Father Kuroly was appointed to the faculty from 2010 - 2016, where he also served as the Assistant Principal. Father Kuroly was ordained on June 2nd 2007 by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. He studied at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington; and did post graduate work at Fordham University. He holds an MA in Theology and an MSED in School Administration. Father Kuroly is currently earning his EDD in Leadership and Innovation at Saint Thomas University, Florida.

Mr. Richie Diaz, M.A., M.S.Ed.

Mr. Richie Diaz, M.A., M.S.Ed.

Principal

rdiaz@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 136

A graduate of Cathedral Prep’s Class of 1996, Mr. Richie Diaz began his career teaching English at Cathedral Prep in 2001. Prior to assuming the role of Principal of the school in 2013, Mr. Diaz worked in the roles of English Department Chairperson, Assistant Dean, and Vice Principal. Mr. Diaz holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Hofstra University, a Master of Arts Degree in English Education from Queens College, and a Master of Science Degree in School Building Leadership from St. John’s University. In addition to his duties as Principal of the school, Mr. Diaz also teaches the English IV Honors and Skills IV courses to seniors.

Mr. Joseph Russo, B.A.

Mr. Joseph Russo, B.A.

Assistant Principal of Student Life / History

jrusso@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 119

As a graduate of Cathedral Prep Class of 1979, Mr. Russo has taught at his alma mater since the fall of 1990. Previously, he had taught at St. Anthony - St. Alphonsus Elementary School in Greenpoint. Currently he is the Assistant Principal for Student Life and teaches U.S. History to the Juniors, and courses in Government, Economics, and Public Speaking to the Seniors. He also coaches our school’s successful Forensics (Speech) team and moderates the Cathedral Prep Air and Space Association.

Mr. Louis D’Amico, M.B.A.

Mr. Louis D’Amico, M.B.A.

Business Manager

ldamico@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 109

A graduate of Cathedral Prep’s Class of 1982, Mr. Louis D‘Amico began his career teaching English and Latin at Cathedral Prep in 1986. Prior to assuming the role of Business Manager of the school in 1992, Mr. D’Amico also taught Computer/Typing, coached baseball, and was the Moderator for the Yearbook and Intramurals. In addition to his role as Business Manager, Mr. D’Amico teaches a course in Business Management.

Reverend Christopher Bethge, M.A.

Reverend Christopher Bethge, M.A.

Theology

cbethge@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 615

A Cathedral graduate from the Class of 2007, Father Bethge was Ordained a Priest on June 27, 2015. After his Ordination Father Bethge was assigned by Bishop DiMarzio to be the Parochial Vicar of Incarnation Parish in Queens Village. Father Bethge holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Saint John’s University, a Master of Divinity Degree from Saint Joseph’s Seminary and, a Master of Arts Degree in Theology. Father Bethge teaches freshmen Theology.

Deacon Philip A. Franco. Ph.D.

Deacon Philip A. Franco. Ph.D.

Assistant Principal / Director for Admissions Theology

pfranco@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 137

A graduate of Cathedral Prep’s Class of 1993, Doctor Franco was ordained a deacon in May 2015 and is assigned to the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Brooklyn. He and his wife Tara have been married for 12 years and they have three sons.
He has a Masters in Dogmatic Theology and a Doctorate from Fordham University in Religion and Religious Education. He has been a teacher and Catholic school principal for almost 20 years. He is teaching the Junior Class Moral Theology.

Mr. Larry Medina, B.A.

Mr. Larry Medina, B.A.

Athletic Director and Physical Education

lmedina@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 115

Mr. Medina comes to Cathedral Prep with fifteen years of Physical Education and Health teaching experience, and track coaching experience at Bishop Ford High School. Mr. Medina holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from St. Francis College and has pursued graduate-level coursework in Teaching at Touro College. He teaches all levels of Physical Education and Health at Cathedral Prep and serves as the Athletic Director.

Ms. Shannon Connolly, B.A.

Ms. Shannon Connolly, B.A.

Latin

sconnolly@cathedralprep.org

Ms. Connolly is a graduate of Fordham University, holding a degree in Classical Languages with a minor in Theatre. She serves as a music minister for parishes throughout the diocese of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre. As a product of Catholic school education, Ms. Connolly is dedicated to the mission of Cathedral Prep, forming men for greatness. Ms. Connolly teaches all sections of Latin I, Latin II, and Latin III.

Mr. Jeremy Reyes, MS, MBA

Mr. Jeremy Reyes, MS, MBA

Living Environment, Chemistry, and Algebra I

jreyes@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 612

Mr. Jeremy Reyes
Mr. Reyes comes to Cathedral Prep very aware of who we are as a school, having previously taught here. With over ten years of teaching experience at various Catholic schools, Mr. Reyes has also recently worked as a teacher for medically homebound students. Mr. Reyes holds a Master of Science Degree in Biology and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Adelphi University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook He will be teaching Living Environment, Chemistry, and Algebra I courses.

Ms. Angela Sammarco, M.A.

Ms. Angela Sammarco, M.A.

Math

asammarco@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 610

Ms. Sammarco comes to Cathedral Prep as no stranger to the school, as the daughter of a graduate and as the older sister of two brothers who are graduates of Cathedral. Ms. Sammarco holds a Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, both from St. John’s University. She teaches all sections of Math to the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

Mr. Rigoberto Gomez

Mr. Rigoberto Gomez

Physics and Chemistry

rgomez@cathedralprep.org

Mr. Gomez holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemistry from St. Joseph’s College. After teaching science in an afterschool program part time in the public school system while in college, Mr. Gomez is delighted to spend his first full year of teaching here at Cathedral Prep. Mr. Gomez will be teaching Chemistry and Physics.

Mr. Peter Sammarco, M.A.

Mr. Peter Sammarco, M.A.

Global Studies I and II

psammarco@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 604

Mr. Sammarco is a graduate of Cathedral Prep Class of 2010. Returning to his alma mater, he teaches Global Studies I and II, and a section of Physical Education. He holds his Bachelor‘s of Science Degree in Adolescent Education, concentrating in Social Studies, with an additional minor in Theology and Master’s Degree in United States History from Saint John’s University.

Mrs. Luisa Peluso, MS

Mrs. Luisa Peluso, MS

Coordinator of the Vianney Program, Introduction to Literature, British Literature, and Skills

lpeluso@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 603

Mrs. Luisa Peluso
Mrs. Peluso comes to Cathedral Prep with thirteen years of teaching experience at Notre Dame Catholic Academy and Northside Catholic Academy. Mrs. Peluso holds a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Touro College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Secondary Education from Queens College. She will serve as the Coordinator of the Vianney Program and will be teaching Introduction to Literature, British Literature, and Skills courses.

 Ms. Antoinette Camarda, M.A.

Ms. Antoinette Camarda, M.A.

Ms. Antoinette Camarda comes to Cathedral Prep with 23 years of teaching experience in Catholic education. Ms. Camarda graduated from Molloy College, Rockville Centre, with a B.A. in Theology. She also holds a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently studying for her Doctorate in Education/Leadership and Innovation. Ms.Camarda teaches English and Theology, and is the Coordinator of Service and Technology.

Christa Codoluto LMSW

Christa Codoluto LMSW

Social Worker

Mrs. Christa Codoluto has been working as a School Social Worker with the Diocese of Brooklyn for the past 13 years and has been working with the young men of Cathedral Prep since 2015. Mrs. Codoluto holds a Masters of Science Degree in Advanced Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from SUNY Purchase College.

Mr. Alejandro Sanchez.  B.S.

Mr. Alejandro Sanchez. B.S.

Spanish

asanchez @cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 609

As a graduate of Cathedral Prep’s class of 2014, Mr. Sanchez returns to the other side of the classroom. Having lived in Ecuador for a year after graduating Cathedral, he was immersed in the language and culture. He has taught at the American Museum of Natural History and hopes to bring his excitement of the wider world into the classroom. Mr. Sanchez holds a Bachelors of
Science in Biology from St. John’s University. He teaches all sections of Spanish.