We would like to introduce you to several new employees that are joining our team this Fall!.
Nicole Lian ‘92 will be joining the Notre Dame Academy Arts Department as the Theatre Arts Director. After receiving a scholarship to study in the International Summer program at the University of Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany, Mrs. Lian graduated from The College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Arts. She went on to complete graduate studies in vocal performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. Mrs. Lian has worked for TAC Worldwide companies as a training coordinator, and was a Physician Recruiting Manager at Fallon Clinic in Worcester, MA. She was also a Provider Relations Representative for Fallon Community Health Plan in Worcester. Since 2015 Mrs. Lian has worked as the Drama teacher at Venerini Academy where she ran the Drama Club as well as directed the Christmas pageant and Stations of the Cross. She performs at numerous theaters throughout New England as is on the Board of Directors for Studio Theatre Worcester. Mrs. Lian will teach 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade theatre arts and will direct our school productions.
Dr. Martha Fam attended Long Island University College of Pharmacy where she majored in Pharmacy, and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, where she also received her PharmD degree (doctor in Pharmacy). For the past 20 years Dr. Fam has worked on the frontline in the healthcare industry counseling patients about prescription and over the counter medications, and has also coordinated awareness clinics for patients and community members concerned about blood pressure and other diseases. With her knowledge of pharmaceuticals, she has conducted and presented research in Rene, France. For over thirty years Dr. Fam has also been a Sunday school teacher and she has also tutored in both Biology and Religion. “My philosophy is that we are required to help raise children up so that they can meet their highest potential. This is my true calling.” Dr. Fam will be teaching Biology 1, and one section of Biology 2.
Melissa Kenerson graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Legal studies. While studying at UMass Lowell she also took advanced courses in Chemical and Environmental engineering. Since 1998 Mrs. Kenerson has been an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Regulatory Compliance Specialist in many locations and capacities including Technic Inc. in Woonsocket,RI, Geologic Services Corp. in Hudson, MA, and most recently as the Senior Project Manager at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. in Norwood, MA. Through these jobs Mrs. Kennerson would develop spill prevention plans for oil and hazardous materials storage facilities, design systems to clean up contamination sites, and prepare and present safety training for emergency preparedness and response teams. She has also been an Academic tutor for the past 3 years where she taught Physics, Chemistry, Precalculus/Trigonometry, Calculus, and Algebra 2 at the Academy Achievement Center in North Attleborough, MA. Mrs. Kenerson will be teaching Physics, Environmental Science, and 7th-8th integrated science.
Dr. Ning Zhang graduated with a B.A. in English and Literature from Renmin University, Beijing, P.R. China, and received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, and then in 2019 received her Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Bethel University. She has taught online courses in Chinese Society and Cultures, Study Abroad Courses in Transformations and Transitions in China, and was an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Bethel University where she taught Peoples and Cultures of China, Religion in East Asia, Anthropology of Tourism, and much more. “In teaching these courses on language and culture, I believe it is necessary and crucial to use the most current materials to relate to the reality and everyday life of students.” Dr. Zhang will be teaching Mandarin Studies.
Dominica Danzilio-Brown ‘05 graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and went on to receive her Masters of Art in Elementary Education. After teaching for several years Mrs. Brown explored a sales and event planning career in both Natick and Boston. She was the Event Sales Coordinator for Tavistock Restaurant Group, Event Manager at the Hynes Convention Center for Levy Restaurants, a private events coordinator for Paint Nite, LLC, and most recently she was the Inside Sales representative for Toast POS,LLC. Min is excited to be back at Notre Dame Academy as the new Development and Enrollment Assistant with Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Lubelczyk.