Meet The Faculty

Administration and Staff
Fr. David Elias
Director
Mrs. Iskander
Principal

Preschool & Kindergarten Faculty

My name is Shannan Kelly and I have been teaching for 10 years. I love seeing children learn because it makes my life more complete. We each have a passion in us and children are mine.
Ms. Shannan
Pre-K and KG

Elementary Faculty

My name is Suzy Hampartzoumian-Pirlant and I have been teaching First Grade at St. Mary School since 2013.  Prior to St. Mary, I was employed at AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Canoga Park for 7 years where I also taught first grade.

I grew up in Glendale and La Canada Flintridge prior to moving to the San Fernando Valley where I reside with my family.

I enjoy nature and all the beauty it has to offer. Therefore, in my spare time, I look forward to spending time outdoors walking and bird watching; especially hummingbirds. My other hobbies include watching basketball, taking dance and aerobics classes.

I'm thankful to be given the opportunity to teach at St. Mary where I've met colleagues that I can call friends and students that have touched my heart.
Ms. Suzy
1st GRADE
Veronica is a New Jersey native who moved to California 4 years ago. She has a degree in Music and Psychology and used to be a Music Teacher. Before moving, she was a Music Therapist for children, adolescents and adults in hospitals and therapeutic schools. She has been in education for almost 9 years mainly side by side with Special Education Programs, focusing on behaviors.Since being in California, Veronica had a job as a Behavior Therapy in classrooms aiding students using Applied Behavior Analysis in the Santa Monica Unified School District. Along with using therapeutic ways of teaching children, she had a great mentor who helped her lesson plan and start teaching the whole class on many subjects!

Outside of school, Veronica is a wife and a mother of 2 boys TJ and Max! She loves playing her ukulele and sings in coffee shops around the area.
Ms. Veronica
2nd GRADE
Eriny Assad is the third grade teacher.  She has her multiple subject teaching credential from CSUN.  She has been teaching at St. Mary School since the elementary school first started in 2011.  She is very caring and nurturing to her students. She believes that with kindness and patients we can get all students to be better learners. With positive reinforcement we can get all students to enjoy coming to school.  She is a mother of two and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Besides being with her family, she enjoys being around all children alike and treats them fairly and with respect.
Mrs. Assad
3rd GRADE
My name is Judy Aram and I am thrilled to be a part of Saint Mary’s School.  It has been so fulfilling to believe in children and to have the privilege of being a part of their lives.  I am here to serve our families.

I graduated from Azusa Pacific University and received a life credential from Cal State University, Bakersfield.  I have taught elementary school 16 years and worked full-time in local church youth ministry for 14 years.

My husband Bill and I have two amazing sons.  Our eldest son, Brandon, works for United Health Care and is a part-time worship leader locally, at Shepherd of the Hills Church.  Our younger son, Byron, is worship leader at Southeast Christian Church, in Louisville, KY. His wife, Andrea is a 3rd Grade teacher.  I am now a grandmother.  My grandaughter’s name is Emily, born in Kentucky.

To teach and disciple young hearts brings me much joy.

A favorite Bible verse of mine is I Corinthians 13:7 TLB:

"If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost.  You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him."
Mrs. Aram
4th GRADE
​My name is Janet Bugielski and I am excited to be teaching 5th grade at St. Mary’s School.   I have been teaching for over 17 years in both public and private schools.   I hold a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and have clear credentials in California & Illinois.  I have been married over 30 years and have two grown children. I have always had a passion for children, being active in both Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts.  I love animals and the outdoors.
Mrs. Bugielski
5th GRADE