Guidance Counselor: Samantha Hughes


E:  shughes@stjoseph.academy

Degree(s):  B.A. Liberal Arts and Psychology, Masters

Educational Background:  graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2016 from Rutgers University with her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Psychology.  She was an ABA therapist for young children before going back to get her Master’s in Education for Elementary and Secondary Counseling in May 2020.  She has experienced counseling at both the elementary and secondary level and is happy to have found a home here at Saint Joseph Academy.

Accomplishments / Awards: Graduated Cum Laude

Samantha  provides the students with college and career readiness counseling, as well as social and emotional support services.  She will work with students on their study skills, […]

Guidance Counselor: Samantha Hughes2021-02-08T13:59:11-05:00

Special Education: Susan Leonchuck


E:  sleonchuck@stjoseph.academy

Degree(s):  M.Ed. – Special Education, B.A. – History

Educational Background:  Annunciation Regional School, St. Mary’s Grammar School, St. Rose of Lima School, St. Joseph High School, and Saint Joseph Academy

Subjects Taught:  Elementary School:  Grade 4 – all subjects, Grades 5-8:  World History, US History I, and US History II,  Grades 5-8 – Advanced Mathematics, Grades 9-12 – Skills Support

Accomplishments / Awards:   SJHS – Teacher of the Year 2019-2020

Quote regarding teaching at SJA:  “I come to school happy everyday because I love my job as a Special Education Teacher.  I love learning along with my students and I love seeing my students succeed!”

Special Education: Susan Leonchuck2021-02-08T14:25:48-05:00

Foreign Language: Savanah Jenkins


E:  sjenkins@stjoseph.academy

Degree(s):  Bachelor of Arts Rowan University

Educational Background:  LaSalle Certificate of Translation.  Certified Translator.

Subjects Taught:  Spanish I, Spanish II, Honors Spanish III, Honors Spanish IV

Accomplishments / Awards:  Realtor of the Year 2010.  Certified HIIT Instructor. ZCom Volunteer. Zumba Representative for NJ Zincon.

Quote regarding teaching at SJA:  “I feel honored to work at an academy.  Our Principal sets high standards for the students as well as the Teachers.  I am honored to be able to pray before each class, something I was not free to do at other schools.”

Foreign Language: Savanah Jenkins2021-02-08T14:11:32-05:00

Social Studies: Samuel Curcio


E:  scurcio@stjoseph.academy

Degree(s):  B.A. History, Rowan University

Educational Background:  12 years teaching High School (St. Joseph).  Four years teaching Elementary School (Bishop Schad).

Subjects Taught:  World Cultures, US History I, Us History II, American Government, Art History, Sociology, Physical Education, Mental Health, Drivers Education, and SAT Prep.

Quote regarding teaching at SJA: “Being at S.J.A. is like going home.  St. Joseph’s has always been part of my life, and I am happy to be here!”

Social Studies: Samuel Curcio2021-02-08T14:13:17-05:00

English: Michelle Curcio


E: mccurcio@stjoseph.academy

Degree(s):  MA English Literature (Rutgers, Camden)  BA English (Montclair State University)

Educational Background:  8th year teaching high school English and experience in teaching at the college level.

Subjects Taught:  English-have taught at all levels 9 through 12, Creative Writing, SAT Prep, AP Literature and Composition.

Accomplishments / Awards:  Certified High School English.  Anticipate certification in teaching students with disabilities in December 2020.

Quote regarding teaching at SJA:  As a teacher at Saint Joseph Academy, I have the privilege of being able to build and grow a program, to be part of something special, and to work with a talented faculty, dedicated administration, and fine students each day.  Education is my […]

English: Michelle Curcio2021-02-03T03:18:11-05:00

Social Studies: Paul Rodio


E:  prodio@stjoseph.academy

Degree(s):  English and History

Educational Background:  LaSalle University and Stockton University.

Subjects Taught:  US History, Sociology, Physical Education, Drivers Education, Mental Health, American Government, First Aid.

Accomplishments / Awards: NJ.Com – Cape Atlantic League “Coach of the Year” 2015-2016, 100 wins in 5 ½ seasons, Four straight 20 Win Season.

Quote regarding teaching at SJA:  “I have never taught at a place with such positivity and togetherness!”

Social Studies: Paul Rodio2021-02-03T02:59:11-05:00

Contact Info

328 Vine Street Hammonton, New Jersey 08037

Phone: 609-666-5909

Web: St. Joseph Academy

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