Specials Faculty

  • Ms. Cara Zakian, Music                                                                                                                      zakianc@sjsusa.org

    Ms. Cara Zakian, Music Teacher, earned her Master’s Degree from Bennington College and a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Hartwick College. In addition to music passion, Ms. Zakian loves to travel and enjoys the outdoors.  

  • Ms. Hillary Brewer,   Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist                                brewerh@sjsusa.org

    Ms. Hillary Brewer earned a Bachelor's of Arts in History from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Minor in British Studies & Arabic Studies and a second Minor in Communications. Ms. Brewer participated in a five week International immersion program while enrolled in Fairleigh Dickinson University. She holds a School Library Media Specialist Certificate of Eligibility and is actively enrolled at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. Ms. Brewer brings a wealth of technology and social media experience to her position. She will also serve as the yearbook advisor.  

  • Mrs. Sheri Dennehy, Art                                                                                                                            dennehys@sjsusa.org  

    Mrs. Sheri Dennehy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University and has been an Art Teacher for more than twelve years, both at the grammar and high school levels. While this is her second year of teaching at Saint Joseph School, Mrs. Dennehy has been a part of the St. Joseph School family for four years as a parent and Lower School Representative on the PTO Board. In her spare time, she loves to read and travel with her family including her three daughters who attend Saint Joseph School. 

  • ms. dominique cutro, Physical education                                                                                              cutrod@sjsusa.org

    Ms. Dominque Cutro earned her NJ State certification in Physical Education & Health and has ten years of teaching experience, having taught at the Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School, the Eleanor Van Gelder Elementary School in Edgewater and at Academy of St. Therese in Cresskill. She is CPR/first aid-certified and a member of the National Youth Sports Coaches Association.

  • Mrs. Loretta Onorato                                                                                                                                  Onoratol@sjsusa.org

    Mrs. Loretta Oronato earned her School Nursing Certificate from Jersey City State University.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Family Child Services and has been a school nurse for more than thirty years.  Mrs. Oronato also served as a Social Worker for the State of New Jersey - Division of Youth and Family Services.  She brings an extensive background of service to the Saint Joseph School.   Mrs. Oronato is a practicing Catholic and her daughter attends Catholic High School.  

  • Mrs. Christina Viganola                                                                                                                           viganolac@sjsusa.org  

    Mrs. Cristina Viganola earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from New Jersey City University. She brings over 10 years of experience in the classroom to Saint Joseph's School. She was formerly the Spanish/Technology teacher for K-8th grade at Saint Stephen's School. Mrs. Viganola enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading, doing barre, running and walks on the beach.