Kennedy Catholic Theology
““Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. ” — Aristotle
The Theology Department at Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School follows The United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age. There are two theology courses per academic year.
Theology Courses Offerings
The Theology Department at Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School follows The United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age. There are two
theology courses per academic year.
Deacon Alfred Impallomeni
Vice Principal for Faculty and Student Affairs
Department Chairperson Director of Guidance
Deacon Alfred Impallomeni is the Vice Principal for Faculty and Student Affairs, Chairman of the Theology Department and Director of Guidance, presently teaches a Theology III course. Deacon has been in the Archdiocesan School System for 39 years, as an administrator and teacher of Theology, Psychology and Philosophy courses. Director of Religious Education for Public School Children for 40 years. Ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Archdiocese of New York in 1976. Certified in Religious Education in the Archdiocese of New York, and has a New York State Permanent Certification in School Administration and Supervision for Public and Private Schools. Degrees earned: Associate in Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Arts.
Fr. Mark Vaillancourt, PhD
Fr. Vaillancourt was ordained to the priesthood in 1994, following studies at St. Joseph’s Seminary where he earned a S.T.B and an M.A. in Sacred Theology. He then completed a Ph.D. in Historical Theology at Fordham University. Fr. Vaillancourt holds a B.E. in Engineering from SUNY Maritime College and an M.E. in Engineering from Manhattan College. A licensed Professional Engineer, Fr. Vaillancourt is currently the Vice-Chair of the Presbyteral Council and Chair of the Education Committee for the Archdiocese of New York. Fr. Vaillancourt is an adjunct faculty member of St. Joseph’s Seminary and Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Katonah, NY.
Catherine F. Glembotzky
Catherine F. Glembotzky is a Fine Arts Objects Conservator specializing in the care of bronze sculptures and metal finishes. She is the lead conservator for the Donald M Kendall Sculpture Garden at PepsiCo World Headquarters and cares for several private collections throughout the tristate area. She is affiliated with the American Institute of Historic Preservation and Conservation, and the National Art Educators Association. Ms. Glembotzky holds a degree in Painting and Ceramics from Pratt Institute, and is completing a certificate in Botanical Illustration through Newcastle College. She is currently enrolled as a graduate student at Holy Apostles College. Ms. Glembotzky.teaches Studio and Advanced Visual Arts, and Theology I.
Charles Junjulas holds a BA in English Literature from Marist College, and a Masters Degree in Theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary. He has been a teacher in the Archdiocese of New York for 30 years, and has traveled extensively throughout the diocese offering seminars and retreats. He is currently a Theology Teacher for Juniors and Seniors. He also teaches Scripture and Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh.
Sister Mary McCaffrey
Sister Mary McCaffrey entered the Franciscan Sisters in Hastings 74 years ago. She has been teaching in Catholic schools for 46 years in the fields of Theology, English, Creative Writing, and Psychology and has been a high school principal. For the other 26 years she has been a hospital administrator and Superior General of her religious community. Her degrees are: BS from Fordham, MA from Fordham, and MHA from Columbia
Dr. Ilaria Tedesco, PysD
Ilaria Tedesco has a PsyD in Adolescent Psychotherapy Psychodynamic, Master in clinical psychology and BA in Psychological Science. She was born and completed all of her studies in Italy. She moved to United States in 2017. She has a New York Certificate to Assistant Teacher. Throughout her career, she has had many diverse experiences working with adolescents.
Karen McKeegan is a 20-year Catholic High School veteran educator who was formally educated at Colgate University, Fordham University, and Manhattan College. She also maintains professional membership with the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Mrs. McKeegan credits her upbringing and her time spent in Spain as an international student to be critical to the development of her love for multilingual education.
Betsy Davila received a MSEd from Fordham University Graduate School of Education with a specialization in Catholic Educational Leadership. She obtained a graduate certificate in Faith Formation from Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education as well. Betsy has been a part of the Archdiocese of New York serving in Catholic Education and parish catechetical ministry for over 25 years. She is currently the Sophomore Theology II and Freshmen Spanish I teacher.