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Welcome MAA's New Faculty and Staff

Mr. Justin Eckilson, Sixth Grade Teacher, Ms. Janine Kayser, Librarian, Mrs. Barbara McLaughlin and Senora Marta Rosado, Spanish Teacher.

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.