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Meet the Faculty


Mr. Joseph

Describe Loyola in One Word: Caring

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

What do you teach at Loyola? I teach Chemistry and Forensic Science

What activities do you participate in at Loyola? I am the Boys Varsity Soccer coach and the Science Club moderator. I also help the Liturgical Singers and participate in the Senior Kairos retreat.

When did you start working at Loyola? 2006 (wow…)

What makes Loyola unique? Loyola is unique by the way it molds young men and women. Loyola not only prepares students for college, but also help them grow into better members of our society.

What are your interests outside of work? I like to listen to and play afro latin music. I am obsessed with Arsenal Football Club, the Haitian Soccer national team and the Montreal Canadians. My real hobbies are spending time with my daughters Emilie and Corinne.

What university did you attend and what did you study? I attended Concordia University in Montreal where I received a bachelor degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Music Theory. I also attended City College of New York where I received a master in Science Teaching and will be graduating in May from Fordham University in Educational Leadership.

What is one of your favorite memories at Loyola? It is difficult to choose between chaperoning my first Senior Kairos retreat and the few wins as the former JV Basketball coach.

What is your favorite part about working at Loyola? The students. I wake up every morning so I can interact with them and help them be better than they were yesterday.

What is your favorite meal from the cafeteria? Everyone knows I am addicted to the parfaits…

Fun fact: I have met two American Presidents, two Canadian Prime Ministers, 2 Haitians Presidents, and one French President.

 

Mr. Howell

Describe Loyola in One Word: Community

Hometown: West Islip, NY

What do you teach at Loyola? Physics, Engineering, Math

What activities do you participate in at Loyola? Coach Varsity Baseball and Soccer, Co-Moderate Science Club, Grade Level Retreats, Leadership Camp, Outdoors Club Trips, Camden Trips

How long have you worked at Loyola? 3 years

What makes Loyola unique? Loyola is a close-knit school with a small student body of 200. When I went to high school there were more than 2000 students so this is new to me. The small nature of the school allows students to get close to one another and work together well.

What are your interests outside of work? Playing and watching sports, reading (fiction and nonfiction), cooking, TV and movies

What university did you attend and what did you study? I attended Villanova University for Undergrad and Grad school and earned a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After that I attended The Catholic University of America and earned a Masters of Arts in Secondary Education in Math/Physics.

What is one of your favorite memories at Loyola? The championship baseball game last year and the Kairos retreat this year.

What is your favorite part about working at Loyola? Teaching is my primary focus at Loyola but being involved in clubs and sports with the students is something that stands out to me.

What is your favorite meal from the cafeteria? Chicken Parm with garlic bread and veggies

 

 

Ms. Holden

 

Describe Loyola in One Word: Welcoming

 

Hometown: Clitheroe, in the glorious Red Rose County of Lancashire. It’s a nice place to call home.

 

What do you teach at Loyola? English

 

What activities do you participate in at Loyola? I am moderating the Lit Mag for the first time this year, and last year I directed the Spring performance of Much Ado About Nothing, which was challenging but very rewarding!

 

How long have you worked at Loyola? Just over a year. It feels like a lot longer though. (In a good way!)

 

What makes Loyola unique? It’s probably clichéd, but the way it feels like a family. Everyone genuinely cares for each other – students and staff alike – so it’s a really lovely environment in which to work.

 

What are your interests outside of work? I run, read (for business and pleasure) and try to take advantage of living in the best city in the world. I also have a slightly worrying addiction to Criminal Minds.

 

What university did you attend and what did you study? My first degree was in Linguistics and Phonetics, at the University of Leeds, while my graduate degree was in Secondary English Education at the University of Cumbria. They both seem like a long time ago now, though!

 

What is one of your favorite memories at Loyola? Playing dodgeball against the junior boys during spirit week and being left in on my own. It was terrifying – they were ruthless!

 

What is your favorite part about working at Loyola? The fact that everyone smiles and says hi when you pass them on the stairs or in the corridor.

 

What is your favorite meal from the cafeteria? I’m a big fan of the chocolate milk. Does that count?

 

Fun fact about yourself: I was actually born in New York. True story. Can’t you tell by my accent?