Faculty & Staff

Meet Our SAS Team

Mr. Joseph Miller

Joseph is excited to serve in his third year as the principal and looks forward to collaborating with the Catholic Community of Ascension and Saint Augustine’s parish and school families. Joseph Miller has served in education as a middle school science and math teacher for over thirteen years including three years as an assistant principal. Joseph holds a Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, a Master's in STEM Leadership, and Admin certification from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Both Joseph and his son were baptized at Saint Augustine Catholic Church. Besides his work in education, he has served as the head coach for the summer swim team at Rollingwood Pool for the past twenty-one years. He is thrilled to be serving the Catholic Community of Ascension and St. Augustine as principal of St. Augustine Catholic School. 

Fr. Dale Picarella

Fr. Dale is thrilled to join and collaborate with Saint Augustine Catholic School as pastor.  Father Dale brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for ministry, evangelization, and working closely with school families.  Father Dale's hope for CCASTA is that we encounter Jesus Christ in a personal way so as to grow in being his followers with Christ at the center of our lives. In this way, we are able to share His good news with our families, our neighborhoods, the sick, the poor, the broken of heart, and the estranged.

Please visit our church website at www.ccasta.org.

Faculty and Staff

It is the ministry of Catholic educators to embody the faith in everything they do. They model and teach children how to form a personal relationship with Jesus and build a foundation for lifelong learning and discipleship. Meet our talented and dedicated faculty and staff!

Reverend Dale PicarellaPastordpicarella@archbalt.org
Joseph MillerPrincipaljmiller@staug-md.org
Laura KaplanAssistant Principal (MS Math Teacher)lkaplan@staug-md.org
Kristin TsamoutalisSchool Counselorktsamoutalis@staug-md.org
Rhonda CynkarBusiness Managerrcynkar@staug-md.org
Jennifer RossDirector of Admissionsjross@staug-md.org
Lisa Toles-FeltonAdministrative Assistant/Virtus Coordinatorlfelton@staug-md.org
Joy EmeryDirector of Advancementjemery@staug-md.org
Aida NicholsPK3 Teacheranichols@staug-md.org
Laura TullyPK3 Instructional Assistantltully@staug-md.org
Christie HannaPK4 Teacherchanna@staug-md.org
Linda SchumanPK4 Instructional Assistantlschuman@staug-md.org
Elizabeth (Betsy) KulpKindergarten Teacherbkulp@staug-md.org
Rhonda CrouseKindergarten Instructional Assistantrcrouse@staug-md.org
Sarah Gilliam1st Grade Teachersgilliam@staug-md.org
Stephanie Cramer1st Grade Instructional Assistantscramer@staug-md.org
Sue Mackay2nd Grade Teachersmackay@staug-md.org
Patricia Zaranski2nd Grade Instructional Assistantpzaranski@staug-md.org
McKenzie Oroho3rd Grade Teachermoroho@staug-md.org
Matilde Chavez4th Grade Teachermchavez@staug-md.org
Karissa Harris5th Grade Teacherkharris@staug-md.org
Ashley Krause6th Grade Homeroom (ELA Teacher)akrause@staug-md.org
Mehul Gandhi7th Grade Homeroom (Math/SS Teacher)mgandhi@staug-md.org
Shannon Benedetto8th Grade Homeroom (Religion/Sci Teacher)sbenedetto@staug-md.org
Marie MurphyTechnology Teachermmurphy@staug-md.org
Jillian RydlArt Teacherjrydl@staug-md.org
Emma MountcastleMusic Teacher (MS ELA Support)emountcastle@staug-md.org
Madison ScheimreifPE Teachermscheimreif@staug-md.org
Minerva RodriguezSpanish Teacherspanish@staug-md.org
Susan DayBand Teacherband@staug-md.org
Anne SusieResource Directorasusie@staug-md.org
Claire BroadhurstBefore/After Care Team Leadercbroadhurst@staug-md.org
Karen ShouseNursenurse@staug-md.org
Karen MunterNursenurse@staug-md.org
Brittany RoperNursenurse@staug-md.org
Sean SeymourFacilities Managersean@ccasta.org
Miguel JimenezFacilities Assistantmiguel@ccasta.org