Vice Principal of Academic Affairs: Michelle Curcio

2021-03-07T17:04:12-05:00March 3rd, 2021|


Degree(s): MA, English Literature – Rutgers, Camden,  B.A. English – Montclair State University

Educational Background: 8th year teaching high school English and college level teaching experience

Subjects Taught: English (9th through 12th grade), Creative Writing, SAT Prep, AP Literature & Composition

Accomplishments / Awards: Certified in high school English. Special Education Certified.

Quote regarding teaching at SJA: “As a teacher at St. 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 passion, and I am so glad to […]

SAT Prep & Honors Algebra II: Josh Aronovitch

2021-03-07T19:07:59-05:00March 2nd, 2021|


Degree(s): B.A. Political Science & Economics from George Washington University, Juris Doctor Degree from Harvard Law School

Educational Background: 1996 graduate of Washington Township High School, 2000 graduate of George Washington University, 2003 graduate of Harvard Law School

Subjects Taught: SAT/GRE/LSAT/GMAT/PRAXIS prep, Honors Algebra II, Advanced Placement Physics, Advanced Placement Honors Algebra II, Advanced Placement U.S. History, complete middle school curriculum, and many others through the Aronovitch Coaching Experience.

Accomplishments / Awards: Graduated GW Summa Cum Laude Phi, Beta Kappa & chosen to speak at graduation, helped over 1400 students increased their SAT scores an average of over 200 points, chosen for a White House Internship

Quote regarding […]

Guidance Counselor: Samantha Hughes

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


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 […]

Special Education: Susan Leonchuck

2021-02-28T16:21:30-05:00February 3rd, 2021|


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: St. Joseph High School, 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 seeing my students succeed!”

Foreign Language: Savanah Jenkins

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


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|


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!”

Social Studies: Paul Rodio

2021-02-28T16:29:18-05:00February 3rd, 2021|


Degree(s): English and History

Educational Background: LaSalle University and Stockton University

Subjects Taught: U.S. 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!”

Contact Info

328 Vine St. Hammonton, NJ

Phone: 609-561-8700

Web: St. Joseph Academy

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