Mr. Justin Eckilson
My name is Justin Eckilson, and I am the new sixth grade Reading and Language Arts teacher. I am excited to create hands-on opportunities for students to read, write, and learn collaboratively. After graduating from Saint Anselm College, I earned my Masters at Providence College while spending two years teaching at a Catholic school in Fall River as a member of the Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers. A native of Rhode Island, I like to spend time outdoors on the RI coast with family and friends, but I am looking forward to exploring all that my new home of Boston has to offer!
Ms. Janine Kayser
I love reading, and one of my favorite places to visit has always been a library—school, college, or public. A five-year volunteer position in my daughter's elementary school library witnessing excitement, increased perspective, and pride in reading achievement triggered my desire to return to school. I earned my Masters of Arts in Teaching at Regis College and hold a Massachusetts teaching license for elementary education. While at Regis, I was a Graduate Fellow at the Nelson Education Resource Center where I supervised, maintained, and organized the 12000+ volume collection in the college library that catered to children, education students, and teachers. With an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science, I enjoy encouraging students to make interdisciplinary connections in their reading. I look forward to spreading an enthusiasm for learning to the students at MAA.
Mrs. Barbara McLaughlin
I am thrilled to be here at Mt. Alvernia! An experienced business professional, I have over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting in roles ranging from general ledger accountant to controller. Prior to arriving at Mount Alvernia Academy, I was an Internal Auditor for the Archdiocese of Boston. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Bentley University and an MBA from the McCallum School of Business at Bentley University.
Believing strongly in the value of a Catholic education and the benefit it provides to the student as well as to the greater community, my husband and I chose it for our three children at the elementary and high school levels. My husband and I are residents of Waltham.
Señora Marta Rosado
Hola! I am a native of Madrid, Spain, who studied law in San Pablo CEU University of Madrid and later practiced law there. After moving to Boston, my career direction changed to education. I have taught Spanish at the following Newton elementary schools: Spaulding, John Ward, and Underwood, as well as at Framingham High School.
Providing a safe and welcoming environment, I emphasize the importance of Spanish grammar, pronunciation, reading, and writing while simultaneously introducing the students to the Spanish culture, cuisine, traditions, and history. With so many children playing soccer today, I engage them easily when teaching about the Real Madrid.