Joseph Ammirati, Principal Before working at Angelus Academy, Joe Ammirati was a manager with Bradlees Department store, Blockbuster Video and a driver and Hazmat Specialist with Fedex. He has a BA in Politics from The Catholic University of America. Joe first became involved with Angelus Academy as a parent volunteer the year the school opened. He has been a teacher in Little Messengers Program, Kindergarten and Physical Education. He was the Vice Principal for four years before becoming Principal. Joe is also involved with CYO as a basketball coach and as an adult leader and coaches youth lacrosse. He is the father of four, his oldest daughter is a junior in college; his two sons are graduates of Angelus Academy; and his daughter Maureen is currently in the seventh grade. Joe and his wife Kathleen are parishioners of St. Raymond of Penafort in Springfield.
Barbara DeWolf, Mission Director As a member of the Women's Apostolate to Youth, the founding organization of Angelus Academy, Barbara DeWolf has been involved with Angelus Academy since the school's opening in 2000. She has taught first and third grades, seventh grade religion, served as Vice Principal, and is currently the Mission Director, the liaison between the Women’s Apostolate to Youth and the School. Barbara holds a Bachelor's degree from Boston State College. The DeWolf family traveled around the country and overseas as her husband served with the United States Air Force for 29 years. The DeWolf's, parents of three and grandparents of eleven, are now parishioners of St. Raymond of Penafort Parish. The couple's youngest daughter is a proud graduate of Angelus Academy.
Rebecca Cokenour, Office Administrator Rebecca’s background has been as an educator and leader in her work environment. Her experience as Director of Children’s ministry as well as Project Manager in the accounting and administration realm allows her to serve in many ways. Currently Rebecca teaches CCD at St. Raymond of Peñafort parish. Rebecca also served as vice-president of her parish’s women’s group.
Jodi Shlesinger, Librarian and Special Events Co-ordinator Jodi began at Angelus Academy when the doors opened in 2000 as the full-time librarian. She was drawn to the school because of the the strong emphasis in the Catholic faith and the rich Core Knowledge curriculum. In 2001, special events coordinator was added to her title of librarian. Jodi loves the hands-on approach to teaching and as the mother of two Angelus Academy graduates, she knows the subjects covered in each of the grades and aligns the field trips and special events to match the curriculum at each grade level. She is an avid reader, enjoys reading to the children and seeing them grow in their love of reading and literature.
Ruth Figueroa, School Nurse/Receptionist Ruth has worked at Angelus Academy since 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Juventus-Woodtli in Zurich, Switzerland and received most of her nursing experience at the ER in Schaffhausen, Switzerland . After arriving in the US, she worked several years at Virginia Medical Alliance, a group of Internists in Springfield.
Angelus Academy is a Private Catholic School affiliated with the
Diocese of Arlington.
Angelus Academy is accredited by NAPC*IS (National Association of Private Catholic* & Independent Schools). Angelus Academy is a 501(3)(c) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Angelus Academy admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.