Mr. James Simon


Mr. Jim Simon was a former associate dean and history instructor for Genesee Community College (SUNY GCC) where he earned the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

Prior to serving 15 years at GCC, Jim served over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force with assignments ranging from helicopter pilot and director of operations to squadron commander and joint staff officer. Jim is currently the elected town supervisor for the Town of Yates in northwest Orleans County (since 2016).

Jim graduated from City Honors High School in Buffalo, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Arts degree in Middle East History from the University of Utah.

Jim married his high school sweetheart, Paula, and they have eight beautiful children and one grandchild.  He is a cradle bi-ritual Catholic having been raised in the Maronite and Latin rites of the Church.  Some of Jim’s favorite past-times include hobby farming, reading, and trying, but ofttimes failing, to defeat his better half in Chinese checkers and Rummy 500.

Mrs. Lauri Hahn

Executive Director | Pre-Calculus | Chemistry

Dr. Justyna Braun, PhD

Dean of Academics | Philosophy 11 | Literature 12

Mrs. Barbara Courtney

Admissions Director

Miss Mary Kleinsmith

Administrative Assistant


Mrs. Mary Beth Cucinotta


Miss Mary Gojevic

Earth Science | Latin 11

Mr. Dennis Grady

Theology 9, 10 | Literature 9, 10 | Debate

Miss Veronica Grande

History 9-12 | Health

Sr. Lindsey Joan Martin

Physical Education | Campus Minister

Mrs. Kimberly Merkel

Algebra  2

Mr. Terry Stanton

Literature 11 | Government & Economics

Miss Tracy Snyder

Drama 9-12

Mr. Michael Zachowicz


Mother Anne Florence Leadersdorf

Art History 9-12 | Theology 11, 12

Ms. Olivia Syphan

Study Skills | Latin 9, 10 | Philosophy 9, 10

Dr. Theresa Updike


Board of Trustees

Chairman: Michael Hahn

Vice Chairman: Theresa Updike

Treasurer: Andrew Bowen

Secretary: Paul Friedman

Faculty Members

Dr. Justyna Braun, PhD

Sr. Lindsey Joan Martin

Parent Members

Dr. Paul and Mrs. Theresa Updike

Mr. Chris and Mrs. Lenore Uhrich

Mr. Jason and Mrs. Rebecca Kruszka

Mr. Michael and Mrs. Lauri Hahn