Administration


  • Dr. Paula Valenti, Principal                                               valentip@sjsusa.org

    Dr. Paula Valenti is a veteran Pre-K through grade 12 educational leader.  She brings to Saint Joseph School twenty-three (23) years of classroom experience to her new position, along with sixteen (16) years of administrative leadership as a Superintendent, Principal, and Supervisor. 

    Dr. Valenti attended Seton Hall University where she earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership.  She also earned a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with Specialization in Gifted and Talented, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with certification as a Teacher of Art from Kean College.   Dr. Valenti has been awarded a Distinguished Fellow of the Art Educators of New Jersey, three New Jersey Governor's Awards for Lifetime Achievement, and was named 2012 New Jersey Principal of the Year by the NJPSA as well as a National Eastern Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year.

    Dr. Valenti is a published author and co-founded the Hands & Minds; Discipline-Based professional development institute sponsored by the Art Educators of New Jersey. She served as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University where she taught in the Middle College program.  In addition, she introduced the Metropolitan Opera: High Definition in School program into the Language Arts curriculum while a School Principal.

    Dr. Valenti is an active member of Saint Luke's Parish in Ho Ho Kus.  In her spare time, she enjoys the beaches of the New Jersey shore, gardening, cooking, visual arts, and theater. 

  • Dr. Kathleen Treacy, Assistant principal                                                            Treacyk@sjsusa.org

    Dr. Kathleen Treacy is a veteran administrator, teacher and leader. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Language, Literacy and Learning from Fordham University. She has taught high school Math and college level courses on Mathematics and Learning and Teaching in the Early Childhood and Elementary Grades.  Dr. Treacy brings twenty-five years of experience to her new role at Saint Joseph School. 

    Dr. Treacy authored, Examining the relationship between reader miscues and text recall in adult proficient readers, Literacy Research and Instruction. She holds memberships in the: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, NJ Principals and Supervisors Association, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Association of Mathematics Teachers of NJ. 

    Dr. Treacy is the recipient of the 1993 NJ Governor's Teacher Award. She is an active member of Saint John the Evangelist Church in Leonia, NJ. Dr. Treacy enjoys reading, theater, and her grandchildren.  

  • marconil@sjsusa.orgmrs. Linda Marconi, Lower school office manager           marconil@sjsusa.org

    Mrs. Linda Marconi has a long history with Saint Joseph School.  Not only has she been the Office Manager for more than twenty (20) years, but she is also the parent of two graduates.    Prior to running the main office, Mrs. Marconi was a volunteer in the school library and was a member of the PTO.  In her spare time, Mrs. Marconi enjoys reading, hiking, visiting the beach, watching HGTV, and playing with her two grandchildren. 

  • Ms. Roselle Fauria, Upper School Office Manager                fauriar@sjsusa.org

    Ms. Fauria has been a member of the Saint Joseph School staff for twenty-six years.    In the early 90’s, Ms. Fauria was a pre-k teacher aide and ran the after-care program.   Since then, she has been holding down the Upper School as the office manager.   She is a proud former parent as all three of her children attended Saint Joseph School.   In her spare time, Ms. Fauria enjoys reading and spending quality time with her children and granddaughter.   

  • Mrs. Joan Twomey, Business Manager                        Joan.Twomey@rcan.org

    Mrs. Joan Twomey comes to St. Joseph School via the Archdioceses of Newark.  She begins her fourth year as the Business Manager and also supports St. Peter’s Academy in River Edge and St. Joseph Academy in Bogota.  Mrs. Twomey received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from The College of Staten Island with a minor in Business Management.    In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, watching sporting events, and walking/hiking.   

  • Mrs. Diane Hellriegel, Director of communications       Hellriegeld@sjcnj.org

    Mrs. Diane Hellriegel is Director of Communications for Saint Joseph School and helps children in need in the NY Metro area.    She creates The Saint Joseph School News, maintains social networking presence, and develops public relations and marketing programs for the Saint Joseph School.  A published author and editor of educational materials, Mrs. Hellriegel is also a certified catechist having taught religious education for over 20 years, 14 of them as a full-time religion teacher at Saint Joseph School.  Besides working to spread the good news of Saint Joseph School, Mrs. Hellriegel enjoys spending time with her granddaughter and family.

  • Mr. tom Meli, Director of operations                                     melit@sjcnj.org

    Mr. Tom Meli is Director of Operations for Saint Joseph School/Parish.  He has an extensive background in facilities management, corporate operations and finance. Mr. Meli is a former Vice President of Operations for A&S Department Stores and former 1st Vice President of Investments for Wells Fargo.  He has served as councilman for Hasbrouck Heights, NJ (and as finance, fire and police commissioners, president of the Chamber of Commerce, and library trustee for the borough).  Along with his wife Michele, Mr. Meli is the founder and executive director of Mickey’s Kids, a 501c3 charitable foundation that raises funds to help provide service/therapy/hospital dogs through Canine Assistants ® to Liberty and Axle, and is a Disney enthusiast.