Very Rev. Joseph G. Fonti, S.T.L.

Very Rev. Joseph G. Fonti, S.T.L.

Rector-President

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

A graduate of Cathedral Prep’s Class of 1984 (Brooklyn), Bishop DiMarzio appointed Father Fonti Cathedral’s first Rector-President in 2013. Prior to coming home to Cathedral Father Fonti has served as a parochial-vicar, a high school chaplain, a seminary spiritual director, and as a pastor. He has also held several Diocesan positions: Vicar for Pastoral Support, Director of The SS Peter & Paul Spirituality Center, Associate Director of the Sacred Heart Institute, and Director of the Office of Priestly Life & Ministry. In conjunction with the duties of Rector-President he continues to minister to the priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn as the Director of the Office of Priestly Life and Ministry. Father Fonti was ordained on June 27, 1992. He studied in Rome for the priesthood at The Pontifical North American College, and did post graduate work at the Teresianum, also in Rome. He holds an S.T.L. in Spiritual Theology.

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

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

Principal

rdiaz@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 105

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.

Joseph Russo, B.A.

Joseph Russo, B.A.

Assist. Principal of Student Life

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.

Louis D’Amico, M.B.A.

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.

Matthew Dybus, B.S.

Matthew Dybus, B.S.

Associate Development Officer

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

A graduate of Cathedral Prep’s Class of 2011, Mr. Dybus returned to his alma mater as the Associate Development Officer in July 2015. He directs the Father Troike Leadership Program and works as the Recruitment Assistant at Cathedral. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Saint Thomas Aquinas College’s School of Business with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics.

Tim McCleary, B.S.

Tim McCleary, B.S.

Development and Alumni Director

tmccleary@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 120

Mr. McCleary returned to Cathedral Prep in May 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Administration from St. John’s University. He spent 20 years in professional baseball working as an executive with Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees, and the Toronto Blue Jays, the last 13 years as an Assistant General Manager. In the Fall of 2006, Mr. McCleary joined the Cathedral Prep staff as Athletic Director, and taught Physical Education and Health. The following year, he was named the Director of Stewardship, assisting the Development and Alumni Office.

Mr. Ryan Quinn, B.A.

Mr. Ryan Quinn, B.A.

Assistant Director for Admissions and Advancement

rquinn@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 110

A graduate of Cathedral Prep’s class of 2013, Mr. Ryan Quinn assumes the role of Assistant Director of Admissions and Advancement and Director of the Father Troike Leadership Program. Before returning to Cathedral Prep, Ryan attended Fordham University, where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in History with minors in Theology and Medieval Studies. Over his college tenure, he was a member of the Concentration in American Catholic Studies honors program.

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

Theology

pfranco@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 616

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.

Kathy Gluszak, M.A.

Kathy Gluszak, M.A.

English

kgluszak@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 600

Mrs. Gluszak holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature, and has done graduate coursework in Education at St. John’s University. A teacher with over fifteen years of experience, she has taught in Catholic high schools in both Brooklyn and Queens. She is teaching English to the Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Mrs. Gluszak also currently teaches writing at St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn. She is moderator of The Current, Cathedral Prep’s school newspaper.

Reverend JunHee Lee, S.T.L.

Reverend JunHee Lee, S.T.L.

Theology

jlee@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 602

Father Lee was ordained in 2013, and is currently serving as a parochial-vicar at St. Mel’s Church in Flushing Queens while assisting at the Vocation Office as a Regional Vocation Director for Queens North. Prior to ordination, Father Lee studied and received his formation in Rome at The Pontifical North American College and holds an S.T.L in Dogmatic Theology from Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Father Lee teaches sophomore Theology.

Erin McDonough, M.A.

Erin McDonough, M.A.

English, Skills, and Resource Room

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

Ms. McDonough holds a Master’s of Education degree in Special Education and Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in English and Secondary Education, both from Providence College. Prior to teaching at Cathedral Prep, Ms. McDonough taught English for three years at Hendricken Catholic high school in Rhode Island. Ms. McDonough teaches English, Skills, and Resource Room at Cathedral Prep. She is also the Coordinator of the The Vianney Program.

Larry Medina, B.A.

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.

Mrs. Luz Miranda, M.S.Ed.

Mrs. Luz Miranda, M.S.Ed.

Spanish/Fine Arts

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

Mrs. Luz Miranda comes to Cathedral Prep with ten years of experience, having taught Spanish at various levels. Mrs. Miranda holds a Master of Science, Education Degree in Administration and Supervision from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Studies and Spanish from Hunter College. Mrs. Miranda teaches Spanish and Fine Arts.

Mr. Christopher Otis, M.S.Ed.

Mr. Christopher Otis, M.S.Ed.

Living Environment/Forensic Science/Algebra I Common Core

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

Mr. Christopher Otis comes to Cathedral Prep with five years of experience, having taught Chemistry, Earth Science, Biology, Mathematics, and other subjects at various levels. Mr. Otis holds a Master of Science, Education Degree in Adolescent Education and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Philosophy from St. John’s University. Mr. Otis teaches Living Environment, Forensic Science, and Algebra I Common Core.

Marie Rosa, B.A.

Marie Rosa, B.A.

Foreign Languages

mrosa@cathedralprep.org
(718) 592-6800 Ext: 607

Mrs. Rosa is a graduate of Hunter College holding a degree in French and dual minors, Latin and Spanish. Having first started her teaching career at Newtown, H.S., she moved on to Catholic education as a teacher of French at St. Mary’s Nativity School, Flushing, where she established a French language program for grades 4 to 8. The Holy Spirit led her to Cathedral Prep 25 years ago. Mrs. Rosa teaches all levels of Latin and will be moderating the French Club to share her love of the French language with her students.

Angela Sammarco, M.A.

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.

Peter Sammarco, M.A.

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.