Ms. Darci Grasso

Full Day Nursery Teacher
Employed Since: 2010

Darci has been working in the SSCA Nursery Program since it first began in 2010! Darci has also worn various hats at SSCA throughout the years including assistant teacher, lead teacher, transportation coordinator, lunch coordinator, After School teacher, After School director, and paraprofessional.

Darci graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany with a double major in psychology and sociology. She recently graduated summa cum laude from Touro College’s Graduate School of Social Work with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is currently studying to take the LMSW licensing exam. Darci plans on continuing to work with children as a social worker, and plans to focus on play therapy and expressive arts therapy interventions.

Ms. Emily Antico

Emily Antico is a Brooklyn native and is currently obtaining her B.S in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience and Children’s Studies at Brooklyn College. Prior to working at Saint Saviour Catholic Academy, Emily was an Applied Behavior Analysis Specialist for New York Center for Autism Treatment. She has also worked as an After School teacher at SSCA.

Ms. Courtney Gallagher

Ms. Courtney Gallagher
3B Teacher
Courtney Gallagher graduated SUNY College at Old Westbury with a dual certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and Special Education (Grades 1-6). While earning her degree, she worked full-time as a paraprofessional and played two sports, volleyball and lacrosse. Courtney was named captain of her lacrosse team three out of the four years she played. Working as a paraprofessional allowed Courtney to work with students with many different abilities, of all ages. She worked with students from Pre-K- Highschool. After working as a paraprofessional, Courtney worked as a substitute teacher at Smith Street Elementary in Uniondale, Long Island.
Courtney currently resides in Rockaway Beach. She loves spending her spare time listening to music, traveling, hiking and reading books.

Ms. Lauren Denninger

Lauren grew up in Windsor Terrace and is a graduate of Saint Saviour, having attended from 1st through 8th grade. She has Bachelors Degrees in Mathematics, and Elementary Education as well as a minor in Psychology from Hunter College.

Lauren is pursuing her Masters Degree in Childhood Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities at Hunter College and expects to complete it in December 2018. This year will be Lauren’s fourth year teaching 1st grade at SSCA. 

Ms. Kathleen Owens

Kathleen is currently attending Molloy College as a graduate student studying for her Masters Degree in Special Education. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Early/Elementary Childhood from Nassau Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from CUNY Queens College. Previously, Kathleen worked as a Permanent Substitute Teacher at Rhame Avenue Elementary School in East Rockaway, Long Island.
Kathleen lives in East Rockaway in Long Island, NY with her family, in which she is the youngest of 9 and the only girl. She also has 16 nieces and nephews, with one on the way. She is excited to start her career as a teacher at our academy. 

Mr. Christopher Demera

Mr. Christopher Demera
8A Teacher
Grades Taught: 7th – 8th Grade Social Studies


Mr. Nathan Lynch

Mr. Nathan Lynch
Director of Admissions and Marketing
(718)-768-8000 ext. 4

Nathan has been the Director of Admissions and Marketing since 2017. Prior to working at Saint Saviour, Nathan worked as a reporter for regional newspapers in New London, Conn. and Biddeford, Maine, where he grew up and spent many summers as a camp counselor.

He graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in English and minor in History in 2014, and speaks some Spanish. He lives in Windsor Terrace.

Four New Teachers

Please join us in welcoming our newest faculty members! They have been working hard preparing their classrooms and look forward to meeting our great students and parents/guardians as well as becoming a part of the Saint Saviour Catholic Academy community.

Ms. Lizi Moses
Half Day Nursery Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Julia Mathew
3A Teacher

Mr. Alvin Arnold
6A Teacher
Grades Taught: 6th-8th Grade Math

Ms. Lauren Rodriguez
Library/Media Specialist