Our Staff

Donna Allen

Guidence Counselor

Donna Allen is a Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who has worked in public and private school systems and public/private/Child Welfare agencies as a School Social Worker, School Adjustment Counsellor, Child Advocate and Guidance Counsellor for many years. Donna started as a parent at Our Lady’s Academy when her older daughter attended Our Lady’s Academy (graduated in 2014). Donna and her husband were involved as volunteers in the school community in many different ways from being a Room Parent to Fund-raiser Coordinators at Our Lady’s Academy. In the Fall of 2013, Donna was hired as the Guidance Counselor to assist eight graders and their families with the transition from Our Lady’s Academy to high school (high school application process). Donna is grateful to be a member of the Our Lady’s Academy faculty. Donna has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College, a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College and a Certificate in Human Services Management from Boston University. Donna’s educational philosophy is that each student is unique and learns about the world in his/her own unique way. Each student has his/her own path to reach their full potential. Donna is happy to support students and their families in the process of following the path that meets each student’s unique potential and support their road to academic and personal success.

Jennifer Braverman

School Nurse

I  have been a nurse for more than 20 years and have worked in various fields of nursing all over the country.

I believe a healthy diet, exercise and adequate rest directly  impacts a child’s learning abilities and that good health encompasses not only the body, but also the mind and spirit. I endeavor to build a strong,  trusting, open relationship with our students and families so that they feel comfortable discussing whatever health concerns they may have.

As a nurse, I take very seriously my responsibility to be an advocate for my students and I hope to instill in the children the importance to advocate not only for themselves, but also for those who may not be able to do so.

I love travelling, learning new things, helping people and making them happy. My wish is to  impart some happiness to the children and families of Our Lady’s Academy while helping them become the healthiest versions of themselves.

Mary Gotgart

School Secretary

I have been the Secretary for Our Lady’s Academy since 2008 and provide the administrative support for the school and I am often the first person the families and students encounter.  I actively support all of the programs and services here at Our Lady’s that celebrate our Catholic traditions.  It has been a blessing to watch the children grow in stature and their faith.  Prior to coming to Our Lady’s Academy, I worked as an Administrative Assistant at both private schools and Catholic Schools after raising my three children.

I have spent the last 25 years in Catholic education serving in a variety of support positions.  I have always enjoyed working in various Catholic ministries including Youth Ministry at my parish and most recently Prison Ministry in Framingham.  I have been blessed with two beautiful granddaughters and my husband of 50 years who is also an educator.

Sally-Ann Limpaecher

School Nurse

I love caring for the students’ mind, body, and spirit. I went to Catholic school so it’s great to be part of this faith-filled community.

Frances Stuart

Director of Instruction

Hopes and Dreams for our students;  Strive for excellence in everything you do!  BELIEVE YOU CAN!

Director of Instruction, Acting principal at the P.J. Kennedy School in East Boston, Lead Teacher, Teacher of the Year 1997 in the Boston Public School, Science and Math Facilitator for the BPS.

UMASS Boston – BS

Lesley University – M.ED

Salem State University- CAGS

I am married and have two wonderful children and five active grandchildren who keep me on my toes!  I love it!  My life is full and I am blessed!

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