For over 50 years Astoria Lutheran School has been rich in academic achievements

This is due in part to our fine teachers who have been with our school for years and are dedicated to helping each and every student do his and her very best. Astoria Lutheran School is fortunate to have a strong academic faculty, many of whom have been teaching for over 20 years, and have been awarded “Teacher of the Year” by the Lutheran Schools Association. In 2014, our principal/director was named “Principal of the Year” by the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association and a “National Distinguished Principal” by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Faculty and Staff

Pastor James A.Y. Klockau, Pastor
Pastor Rosalind BrathwaiteAssociate Pastor
Mary-Elaine LeakePrincipal/Director

Louisa Natale, Director’s Assistant and School Secretary
Sirpa Spyropoulos, Admin. Assistant and Church Secretary

PreK-3
Jennifer Nelson, Teacher
Matilda Talushllari, Teaching Assistant

PKA #1
Jeanette Buchanan, Head Teacher Preschool
Heddy Caussin, Teaching Assistant

PKA #2
Elena Koumoulis, Teacher
Jennifer Pomares, Teaching Assistant

Kindergarten
Mariella Efthimiades, Teacher
Francesca Pennisi, Teaching Assistant

1st Grade
Tina Rothschild, Teacher

2nd Grade
Deanna Gigler, Head Teacher Grade School  

3rd Grade
Patricia Johnson, Teacher

4th Grade
Sherry Hughes-Costanzo, Teacher

5th & 6th Grade
Robert Alovisetti, Teacher

7th & 8th Grade
Barbara Karafa, Teacher
Rita Santis, Teacher

Technology
Robert Alovisetti, Teacher

Spanish
Flora Montiel, Teacher

Music and Choir
Karen Stone, Teacher

Program Assistants
Barbara Gambarini, Program Assistant
Kamila Roady, Aide 

After School Staff
Jeanette Buchanan
Mariella Efthimiades
Rebecca Giarraputo
Francesca Pennisi
Jennifer Pomares
Tina Rothschild