Meet Our Teachers
Come see the PreK 2 classroom!
Mrs. Afaf has been working with Our Saviour Catholic School for seventeen years. She has two children who both attended Our Saviour Catholic school from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade. Mrs. Afaf has been involved in the Pre-Kindergarten 3 and VPK classes as well as the summer camp program. She has a Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) certificate for children from birth to 5 years old.
Mrs. Housman has been educating young minds at Our Saviour since 2013, but has been a part of the Our Saviour Parish family since 2008 when Fr. Heslin married her and her husband. She graduated from Florida State University, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minor in Child and Family Sciences. Mrs. Housman has been working in Early Childhood Education for over 17 years. Although her first love is teaching preschool, she has also taught 4th and 5th grade. Her years of experience as a preschool teacher and center director is proving to be vital addition to Our Saviour Catholic School. Mrs. Housman holds her Professional Teaching Certificate in Primary Education, DCF 40HR Certification, DCF Staff and Directors Credentials.
Mrs. Housman believes every child has the want and willingness to learn, but it’s up to her to instill a life-long love of learning.
Mrs. Gisondi has been with Our Saviour Catholic School going on nineteen years. During those years, she has been a teacher assistant in kindergarten and for the past thirteen years a co-teacher in prekindergarten. Her experience working with different teachers and grades has provided to be invaluable. She has a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College and the DCF 40HR Certification.
Mrs. Gisondi believes in the importance and the lasting impact of a Catholic education as both her daughters have graduated from Our Saviour Catholic School.
Mrs. Tracie Goodwin has been teaching as a Florida State Certified teacher for over 15 years. She has her Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Education from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in K-3. She has worked as educator with the Brevard Zoo and Orlando Science Center. Mrs. Goodwin has received the Walt Disney World Teacherrific Award in the elementary category for the program she created in her classroom. She has been invited to be a member of Who's Who in Americas Teachers and is a member of the International Reading Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, even presenting at workshops for the local chapter. She is a graduate of Brevard Counties Catholic Schools and a member of Our Saviours Parish.
Amy Westner has been an active member of Church of Our Saviour for 26 years. Mrs. Westner holds both an Associate’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from Johnson and Wales University in Providence Rhode Island. She has recently earned a K-6 teacher certification from the State of Florida as well as a Catechist Certification form the Diocese of Orlando. Mrs. Westner’s belief and dedication to Catholic Education keeps bringing her back to Our Saviour. First, in faith formation, as the director of R.C.I.A, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, then as a school parent, school board member and permanent substitute teacher. In 2011 Mrs. Westner joined the permanent staff at Our Saviours. Mrs. Westner currently serves our school as the First Grade teacher, Athletic Director and Scholarship Administrator.
Mrs. Gleeson has been teaching at Our Saviour School for 19 years. She spent 11 years teaching Pre Kindergarten and the past eight years in second grade. Mrs. Gleeson has a bachelor's degree in Education and Psychology. She also has a degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Gleeson is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Mrs. DiLoreto has been teaching at Our Saviour’s Catholic School for fifteen years. She also taught first grade in the public school system. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. DiLoreto and her family have been members of Our Saviour’s Church since 1998. All three of her children attended Our Saviours, and they continued with their catholic education at Melbourne Central Catholic High School.
Mrs. Young has 18 years of teaching experience. She has taught in the Dioceses of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lafayette, Indiana and now the Diocese of Orlando for the past 4 years where she has taught various subjects in grades 4 thru 7.
She graduated from University of Cincinnati with a BS in Elementary Education and is certified in grades 1 thru 8.
She has been an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul organizations in Ohio, Indiana, and now Florida.,
Her extensive experience also includes: Grant writer for Chapter 1 Reading Program in Cincinnati, OH, Winner of the Reflex Math grant 2016/2017 and Director of Hands on Extended Learning Program in Indianapolis - grades 4 thru 12.
Her greatest passion and joy is the time she spends in the classroom interacting with the students to support and advance their spiritual faith, personal growth, and educational experience.
Come see the fifth grade classroom!
Middle School - 6th, 7th & 8th Grade
Mrs. Rodecker is excited to be starting her sixth year at Our Saviour Catholic School. Currently, Mrs. Rodecker teaches Middle School Social Studies and Literature. Previously, she has taught various subjects in Social Studies at the high school level. Mrs. Rodecker holds a Master of Science degree in Education and a Master of Arts in Labor Relations. Mrs. Rodecker possesses Florida State Certification in Social Studies Grades 5-9 and Grades 6-12 as well as Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum Grades 5-9. In addition, she possesses certification for New York State Social Studies Grades 5-6 and 6-12. Prior to pursuing her love of history, Mrs. Rodecker worked within the field of Human Resources for many years. Mrs. Rodecker believes that education is the key to success for young students. She looks forward to working with her students to help them reach their inner strengths and abilities and discover what truly inspires them.
Mr. Herrman joins the team here at Our Saviour Catholic School as the Middle School Science and Math teacher.
He has been teaching math and science to grades 7-12 since 2007. He holds certifications in Math 5-9, Earth-Space Science 6-12, Exceptional Student Education k-12, and an English Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement.
He is excited to begin this chapter of his career at Our Saviour Catholic School. His lovely family has been at OSCS for a while, so he figured he would join them.
He also coaches middle school boys soccer.
Mr. Gray is an award winning song writer, composer and local musician. He has been composing and teaching private music lessons for over 35 years in Southern California and Central Florida, has taught students of all ages.
He received a certificate in film scoring (equivalent to the Master degree in music) in 2004 from The University of California Los Angles. String consulate at Cocoa Beach Jr Sr H.S. and Edgewood Jr. Sr. H.S.
He is looking forward to inspiring his students musically and spiritually thought out the school year.
Mrs. McLaughlin was born and raised in New Orleans and attended an all-girls catholic high school and college before graduating from LSU physical therapy school. She has been a member of Our Saviour's parish since 1990 and has been actively involved ever since. All 4 of her children graduated from Our Saviour Catholic School and Melbourne Central Catholic.
Library & French
Come see the media center!