Faculty and Staff

Sister Danielle Truex, IHM, Principal

Sister Danielle studied theology and elementary education at Immaculata University and has a master's degree in educational leadership from Saint Joseph's University. Prior to becoming principal at Saint Peter the Apostle School, Sister Danielle was principal in Lancaster, PA and taught middle school in several Catholic schools in Philadelphia.

Sister Danielle's educational interests include: technology, STREAM, strengthening parent partnerships, and social-emotional learning. Sister Danielle is excited about continuing the rich history of quality Catholic education that Saint Peter the Apostle School is known to provide and furthering the school mission to "contribute to the building up of God's Kingdom here on earth."

Contact Sister Danielle at srdanielle@stpetertheapostleschool.com.

Sean McGady, Eighth Grade Teacher


Sean McGady is new here this school year at St. Peter’s the Apostle School. He is extremely excited to become part of this community. Sean graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. Originally thinking about becoming a History teacher, Sean ended up in the Special Education field. Sean worked for over two years at the Bancroft School in New Jersey working with children with Autism and other special needs. He then got a job at A Step Up Academy in Abington in early 2019. Here he also spent time teaching students with Autism and special needs, before coming to join the staff at St. Peter the Apostle School. Sean looks forward to this new opportunity and school year.


Sean is a big sports fan attending many Temple athletics, Sixers, Eagles and Phillies games. Sean also coaches a 7th and 8th grade CYO basketball team for Holy Rosary. Sean resides in Lafayette Hill, PA, just outside of the city.

Contact Sean McGady at smcgady@stpetertheapostleschool.com.

Melissa Torres, Seventh Grade Teacher

Mrs. Torres received her B.S. degree from St. Joseph’s University and has her Catechetical Certification with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia through St. Joseph’s University and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Prior to becoming the 7th Grade teacher at Saint Peter the Apostle School, Mrs. Torres taught 8th Grade at Ascension of Our Lord School in Philadelphia for 11 years.

Mrs. Torres’s educational interests include: Math, Social Studies, and Technology. Mrs. Torres is excited about helping her students to prepare for the high school application process and creating a caring classroom environment where students will gain the confidence to learn and grow.

Contact Melissa Torres at mtorres@stpetertheapostleschool.com.

Dorothy Meck, Sixth Grade Teacher

Ms. Dorothy Meck graduated from Holy Family University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences and she is qualified to teach 6th grade through High School. Ms. Meck has been teaching at St. Peter the Apostle School since 1979. Her experience is in grades 4-8. Last year, Ms. Meck received an honor last year from the Archdiocese for Technology.

Contact Dorothy Meck at dmeck@stpetertheapostleschool.com.

Lori Zimmerman, Fifth Grade Teacher


Lori Zimmerman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Temple University where she graduated with honors. She is a Pennsylvania certified music teacher and has over 16 years of full time teaching experience. Lori was acting Band and String Director at Villa Maria Academy for 4 years and currently holds the title of Vice President of Traveling Musician, a company she built in 2006 and recently retired from conducting it’s day-to-day operations.


In her spare time, Lori instructs private piano, string, woodwind, and voice students. Her greatest passion is teaching and imparting a love of learning to her students. She prides herself on her ability to relate well with students of all ages, learning differences, and personality types. She loves to read and lives in King of Prussia with her cat and two red-eyed tree frogs.

Contact Ms. Zimmerman at lzimmerman@stpetertheapostleschool.com.

Nicole Fantom, Fourth Grade Teacher


Nicole Fantom studied Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-4) and Special Education (Pre-K-8) at Neumann University. This year is her 4th year teaching at Saint Peter the Apostle School. She is also a Google Certified Educator.


Ms. Fantom enjoys incorporating technology in all areas of teaching, creating authentic learning experiences, and fostering relationships with her students and their families. She looks forward to another great school year with the Saint Peter the Apostle School family.

Contact Nicole Fantom at nfantom@stpetertheapostleschool.com.

Deborah Krysztoforski, Third Grade Teacher

Ms. Krysztoforski studied elementary school education and has a bachelor's degree in liberal arts with a major in education. She taught in the Catholic school system for several years.

Ms. Krysztorski's educational interests include building parent-teacher relationships to benefit the education of the students, differentiated instructions to meet the needs of all students, technology, and educating the students in a Christian environment. She is honored to be a part of the faculty of St. Peter the Apostle School.

Contact Deborah Krysztoforski at dkrysztoforski@stpetertheapostleschool.com.


Susan Salamone, Second Grade Teacher

Susan Salamone is the second grade teacher at Saint Peter the Apostle School. She has a Bachelor's degree from Holy Family University and has been teaching at St. Peter the Apostle School for twenty-seven years in first, third, and fourth grade. Now, she enjoy teaching, growing, and learning alongside my second grade students. Her favorite academic areas to instruct are mathematics and reading but most especially she loves reading all kinds of books aloud to her students. Mrs. Salamone feels it is very important to help to develop a love of reading in each child so they can learn and explore their own interests. She is looking forward to another wonderful and fun-filled year. Mrs. Salamone is focused on teaching the Catholic faith as her class grows, loves, learns, and works together to continue to build up the community of St. Peter the Apostle School together.

Contact Susan Salamone at ssalamone@stpetertheapostleschool.com.

Isabella Brandimarto, First Grade Teacher

Miss Brandimarto earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-4) and Special Education (Pre-K-8) from Holy Family University. This is Miss B.'s first year teaching, and she feels incredibly blessed to be a part of the St. Peter the Apostle School community!

Her favorite academic areas are social studies, language arts, and art. Miss B. is passionate about learning, creating, and her Catholic faith, and she is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to pass that passion and love along to her future students!

Contact Isabella Brandimarto at ibrandimarto@stpetertheapostleschool.com.

Francesca Formica, Kindergarten Teacher


Miss Formica has a bachelor's degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from Holy Family University. Miss Formica spent one year teaching technology before finding her home at St. Peter’s in Kindergarten.

Miss Formica enjoys teaching and shaping little minds. She enjoys teaching reading and writing to the little ones and helping them discover their love for it too! Miss Formica also enjoys STREAM projects with her kids and sharing their projects with their families and the SPA community!

Contact Francesca Formica at fformica@stpetertheapostleschool.com.


Carla Suero, PK Teacher


Mrs. Suero earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Upon graduation she went on to teach in both public and Catholic schools in the Orlando area. She moved to Philadelphia during the summer of 2019 and found her new home at St. Peter the Apostle School.


Mrs. Suero loves teaching and helping children grow socially, spiritually, emotionally, and academically. She is excited about providing a caring loving environment where children can begin to build the foundation and love for life long learning.

Contact Carla Suero at csuero@stpetertheapostleschool.com.

Gail Polselli, Virtual Teacher


Mrs. Polselli is an experienced Catholic educator at various age levels. Mrs. Polselli holds BA in history and theology and MA in theology and pastoral ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville and has background in high school and grade school Catholic education, Montessori training, youth ministry, tutoring, and social services. She brings a wealth of knowledge to learners of every age and is eager to partner with parents and the other teachers to facilitate the best virtual learning experience possible.

Contact Gail Polselli at gpolselli@stpetertheapostleschool.com.