Bryce Young Named Head Boy’s Lacrosse Coach

2022-05-17T12:05:29-04:00May 17th, 2022|

SJA Community,

I am pleased to welcome Mr. Bryce Young to the Saint Joseph Academy Community as Director of Communications and Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Mr. Young will be tasked with heading our communications department, a role well-suited for him as he previously served in this role at St. Augustine Prep. This position will afford SJA the opportunity to improve its external and internal communication. Mr. Young will also play a vital role in the admissions process for prospective students.

As you may or may not have heard, SJA will be launching men’s and women’s lacrosse in the Spring of 2023. If you know anything about lacrosse […]

Tim Fingerhut Named Athletic Director & Ice Hockey Coach

2022-04-08T15:13:46-04:00April 8th, 2022|

SJA Community,

I hope this email finds you well as we approach the Easter Break. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am proud to announce that Mr. Tim Fingerhut has accepted my invitation to become SJA’s Athletic Director. I am also excited to announce that SJA will be adding Ice Hockey to its athletic program in which Mr. Fingerhut will be its Head Coach. Mr. Fingerhut is stepping into this position for Mrs. Anne Marie Mercado who was recently named Dean of Student Life.

Mr. Fingerhut is a 1990 graduate of the Canterbury School (New Milford, Connecticut) where he excelled in three […]

Guidance Counselor: Samantha Hughes

2021-02-28T16:23:56-05:00February 3rd, 2021|

E: shughes@stjoseph.academy

Degree(s): B.A. Liberal Arts & MA Psychology

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 […]

Foreign Language: Savanah Jenkins

2021-02-28T16:24:56-05:00February 3rd, 2021|

E: sjenkins@stjoseph.academy

Degree(s): B.A. 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’m honored to be part of the St. Joseph Academy family. Our Principal, Mrs. Domenico, sets high standards for the students as well as the teachers. I value being able to pray before each class, which was something I was not free to do at other schools.”

Social Studies: Samuel Curcio

2021-02-28T16:25:53-05:00February 3rd, 2021|

E: scurcio@stjoseph.academy

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

Educational Background: 12 years teaching at St. Joseph High School, Four years teaching at Bishop Schad Elementary School

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 St. Joseph Academy is like going home. SJA has always been part of my life and I’m ecstatic to be here!”

Mathematics: Joan Morsa

2021-02-28T16:33:49-05:00February 3rd, 2021|

E: jmorsa@stjoseph.academy

Degree(s): B.A. Education, B.A. Psychology

Educational Background: Thomas Edison University

Subjects Taught: Algebra I, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Criminal Psychology, Theater Arts

Accomplishments / Awards: World Certified 4th degree Black Belt Taekwondo

Favorite Quote: “What we know matters greatly but who we are matters more.”  Brene Brown

Athletic Director: Anne Marie Mercado

2021-02-28T16:36:06-05:00February 2nd, 2021|

E: amercado@stjoseph.academy

Degree(s): M.A. Administrations, B.S. Communications

Educational Background: Boston College, Rowan University

Subjects Taught: Health & Physical Education, Visual Arts, Critical/Thinking, Athletic Director

Accomplishments / Awards: Teacher of the Year 2015 at Yale, 4 x Hall of Fame at Boston College, Field Hockey & Softball, South Jersey Hall of Fame, Field Hockey & Softball at Cumberland Regional, Field Hockey Coach at Schalick High School, Member of the Women’s US National Field Hockey Team

Quote regarding teaching at SJA: “They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel.”

Contact Info

328 Vine St. Hammonton, NJ

Phone: 609-561-8700

Web: St. Joseph Academy

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