Grades 3-5 Teachers

Darci Hamann

Third Grade Teacher

I have taught 3rd grade at Our Lady’s Academy since 2002. I have my Masters in Elementary Education and love teaching here. I married my high school sweetheart, and we have a daughter and a son. I am a hockey mom for sure!! In my spare time I love to read, travel, attend my kids’ hockey games and tournaments, and spend quality time with my family and friends.

My educational philosophy is one that encourages each student to work hard, to collaborate with others, to demonstrate responsible work habits and organizational skills on a consistent basis while having a positive and respectful attitude.

My hopes and dreams for each of my students are for them to continue on the path of life-long learning. I want them to become well rounded members of society who know the importance of being charitable and respectful while living life filled with love, integrity, and faith.

Nicole Capite

Third Grade Teacher

I am a graduate of Emmanuel College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Emmanuel College and a Master of Education degree from Simmons College. I have experience teaching fourth grade at the Glenwood School in the Wachusett Regional School District. I have the passion and the desire to continue to be an excellent teacher and promises to bring all my teaching experiences to the classroom.

Alicia Druid

Fourth Grade Teacher

This is my third year teaching at Our Lady’s. I have a 4-year-old Lab named Riley. I went to Merrimack College for my Undergrad. I am in the final year of my master’s program to get my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. I spend my weekends and most of my free time coaching marching band. This is my fifth year teaching fourth grade and I absolutely love it!

I believe that all children have the capacity to learn. There are many more outlets for student growth now more than ever before. School is a place where children learn academics such as math and writing, but it is also a place for students to find their own path in life. School shapes students through different influences like social interactions with their peers that shape their emotional connections to the world.

My personal goal for my classroom is to challenge my students to grow to their fullest potential. In my classroom, I want all of my students to have the freedom that allows for expression and creativity. I want to teach my students in a way that has some straightforward instruction, but that also gives them room to grow and expand on their own.

Suzan Parisse

Fourth Grade Teacher

Suzan has her degree from Roger Williams University.  Suzan comes to us with extensive experience teaching the fourth grade.  She believes in a student-centered approach to captivate her students as they engage in meaningful and relevant learning across all disciplines.

Sarah Treacy

Fifth Grade Teacher

My name is Sarah Treacy, and I am a fifth grade teacher at Our Lady’s. After years of being a practicing attorney, I decided to follow my passion and become an educator. I left the law, completed my Masters in Education, and began my career at the school I happily call home – Our Lady’s Academy. I love being in the classroom, and am grateful for the privilege and responsibility I have each day to impact your children’s lives.

My husband and I live in Newton and we are the proud parents of two children. When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, walking my golden retriever Murphy, and scouting out new Young Adult literature for my students!

Olivia Hopkins

Fifth Grade Teacher

Olivia comes to us with very strong endorsements from Saint Jude families.  Olivia has her Undergraduate and Masters Degrees from Loyola University and holds certifications in regular and special education.  She taught grade five at Saint Jude School and is eager to become a member of our community.

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