Joan Calendrillo

Preschool Director


Mrs. Calendrillo says, “I feel blessed to teach our youngest students about Jesus and watching them grow in faith. Our environment here at St Mary’s allows each child to shine and be the very best they can be.”

The preschool was a traditional part time program for three and four year olds when it began and has since expanded many times.  She became the Director in June of 2007 as the preschool expanded to offer a Full Day Class for Four year olds while maintaining our other programs.

She is part of the St Mary’s Parish Twinning committee and has traveled to our sister parish of St Therese in Marbial Haiti three times.  She shares with all the children of St Mary School knowledge and love of the people of Marbial.  Through our service projects and activities she tries to help the children to live out our mission statement of service to others.  Shealso serves on the Visiting Committee of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  This involvement helps her to professionally investigate the programs of other private schools and broaden her personal knowledge.

She is an active parishioner of St Agnes Parish since 1983.  In her spare time,  she enjoys the company of family and friends. Book clubs, travel and museums fill her summers and time with her four grandchildren is priceless.