Lower School Faculty


  • Ms. Mary Lee, Kindergarten                                                                                                                                  leem@sjsusa.org

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    Ms. Mary Lee has been teaching kindergarten for more than twenty-two (22) years. When she is not teaching, she enjoys being a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Service Ministry in her home parish. In her free time, Ms. Lee loves being with family and friends, running, and taking spin classes as well as practicing yoga and Pilates.

  • Mrs. Maureen Asaro, Grade 1                                                                                                                        asarom@sjsusa.org
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    Mrs. Maureen Asaro has been teaching for more than thirty (30) years. She attended St. Thomas Aquinas College and received a dual certification in Elementary and Special Education. In addition to teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, classical music, and musical movies. 


  • Mrs. Kelly potter, grade 2                                                                                                                            potterk@sjsusa.org

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    Mrs. Kelly Potter is an alumna of Saint Joseph School. She is very happy to be back to her home base to continue her teaching career. She has been teaching for twelve (12) years, the majority of which were at the second grade level. Mrs. Potter has her undergraduate degree from Salve Regina University and her Master's from NYU. She and her husband are the proud parents of two children, both current Saint Joseph School students.

  • Mrs. jane quigley, grade 3                                                                                                                            quigleyj@sjsusa.org

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    Mrs. Jane Quigley has both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from St. Peter’s University. She has dual certification in both Elementary Education and as a Teacher of the Handicapped. In addition, she is also a certified teacher of Orton-Gillingham and a certified Dyslexia therapist. Prior to Saint Joseph School, Mrs. Quigley taught for three years at Holy Trinity in Hackensack and was a 4th and 5th grade teacher at the Park Academy in River Edge. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. 

  • Mrs. jessica valdes, grade 4                                                                                                                          valdesj@sjsusa.org

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    Mrs. Jessica Valdes has taught in Catholic schools for more than ten (10) years. She has both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from St. John's University. In addition to her Elementary certification, Mrs. Valdes is also certified as a Middle School Math teacher. A member of St. Joseph Parish, she enjoys volunteering for a variety of church activities and spending time with her husband and three children.