Meet Our Educators
It’s time to highlight our excellent teachers at Saint Gregory’s!
We are lucky to have an incredible and dedicated staff to work with our students from all over the Albany and Saratoga area.
As a teacher of some of the youngest students at Saint Gregory’s School, Mrs. Daggett is not facing a shortage of excitement in her day. “I love how every small thing is so exciting to preschoolers. They have so much wonder about everything,” Mrs. Daggett said.
“My class loves to have the older students come help in our classroom, the older helpers build friendships with the younger students and love to teach, help and talk with them.” From early on, we make an attempt to have all of our students feel like they are a part of our family with an experience that involves the older students working with the younger students, something that Mrs. Daggett gets to see first hand.
In her free time, Mrs. Daggett enjoys spending time with family with outside activities like paddle boarding, country music concerts and attending her children’s baseball, soccer and lacrosse games. “I love to bake, my daughters and I like to try new cookie recipes!! My son and I enjoy biking together on the Rail Trail from Bethlehem to Voorheesville.”
Mrs. Daggett added that “At Saint Gregory’s School I feel so lucky to have such supportive colleagues and families.” The feeling is mutual, we feel lucky to have you!
Mrs. Mastromarchi, our Adventure Camp Director, 4th grade teacher and a graduate of Saint Rose is another member of our Saint Gregory’s community that we are proud to highlight.
As a student in a small town in Vermont, Mrs. Mastromarchi enjoyed being a part of a smaller, close knit school community, which is something that she continues to value as a teacher.
“My favorite thing about teaching at Saint Gregory’s is that the families are so supportive,” Mrs. Mastromarchi said. “Whether it is driving for a field trip, bringing treats for a party, or assisting their young scholars with homework, the parents are always right there to lend a hand. I also appreciate how the students are always so eager to help me and each other in the classroom.”
When she’s not in the classroom, Mrs. Mastromarchi enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.
“Outside of school I like to spend time with my family, especially my two children by watching their sporting events, attending their concerts and plays, and playing board games. I also like walking my dogs on nature trails, visiting the library, and leading my Girl Scout troop.”
Upper School Math
Mr. White is next up for a spotlight on our amazing teaching staff! We are proud to present another dedicated and talented teacher on our Loudonville campus.
His title may say math teacher, but Mr. White has many other roles within our school, also fulfilling Homework Club Advisor, Cross Country Coach, Basketball Coach, Track and Field Coach and Eucharistic Minister/Master of Ceremonies.
“My favorite part of teaching at Saint Gregory’s is that is truly feels like I am part of a family,” Mr. White said.
Outside of the classroom, Mr. White is pursuing a Masters in Education Administration to go along with his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with a focus on Particle Astrophysics that he received from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also enjoys running, piano and choir, building computers and following the Boston Celtics.
Saint Gregory’s is proud to have educators like Mr. White working with our students and preparing them for success now, in high school and eventually onto college. Stay tuned for the next Teacher Feature from SGS!
Spanish: Pre-K through 8th Grade
Señora Grasso is a graduate of Siena College, right here in Loudonville (Go Saints!). When she’s not in the classroom teaching our students of all ages Spanish, she likes to teach exercise classes, watch sports, travel and spend time with her mother, daughter, Courtney, and dog, Lucy.
From first grade all the way through her college career, Señora Grasso attended Catholic school. Following her education, she continued to be a part of faith based education by working at Saint Gregory’s and teaching Spanish at all levels.
“My favorite thing about teaching at Saint Gregory’s is the school’s welcoming spirit,” Señora Grasso said. “Students, colleagues and families welcomed me from the beginning and I immediately felt a part of the SGS family.”
“Having grown up in Loudonville with friends who attended SGS, I am familiar with its long history and tradition. I am grateful to now be a member of the Saint Gregory’s community and to see the legacy continue for today’s students.”