Peggy Prevoznik Heins


I do this work because I hope, and I love; and, I believe that the world can be a better place when every child knows that her voice matters, and when the balance of power shifts enough to allow all of us to listen. Serviam is an agent for that magnitude of transformation.

B.S. in Mathematics and Earth ScienceUniversity of Notre Dame
M.S. in Policy AnalysisThe Pennsylvania State University


Kate Lucyk


Educating, inspiring, and transforming the lives of children is incredibly rewarding. Knowing that your lesson, shared experience, and involvement in a child's life is potentially shaping their future and who they want to be is a feeling that no amount of money can provide.

B.S., Elementary Education/Spanish, Susquehanna University


Jalisa Anderson

enrichment & food services coordinator



Danielle Black

science, Religion & technology

When I first stepped into Serviam, I knew it was a special place. Since then, I get to work with scholars exploring the world around us in science. Witnessing that moment when a person finally grasps a concept is what inspires me as a teacher, as well as learning new things myself. It is my philosophy that anyone who is willing can learn anything.

B.S., Elementary Education, Theater Minor, University of Delaware
Elementary Education, Montessori Institute of Milwaukee 


Blair Borish

English Language Arts

I teach ELA to share my passion for reading and the English language with young people. It is my hope that by the time our girls finish the ELA program at SGA they view themselves as lifelong readers, writers, and thinkers.

B.A., English and Women’s Studies, University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed., Secondary English Education, Temple University
Secondary English & Social Studies Certification in PA and DE
English as a Second Language Certification


Kasmira Giles


I'm so honored to be a part of Serviam Girls Academy. My goal is for every student to enjoy mathematics and have a better understanding of real world math by the end of the year. My teaching philosophy is that all students are capable of learning and being challenged. I believe there is so much potential in the girls at Serviam and I am excited to see what the future has in store for them.

B.S., Accounting, William Paterson University
M.Ed, Elementary Education, Wilmington University


Sr. Mildred Haipt

Librarian; Chair, Board of Members

I choose to volunteer at Serviam because I believe passionately in Serviam's mission and the importance of a solid and challenging education for our girls.

PhD from the University of MD

BS & MA from Fordham University

Katie Rosch Hegedus 

Development director

I love the energy and smiles of the the girls, and the passion and dedication of the staff and leadership at Serviam Girls Academy. I am thrilled to be part of this inspiring group.

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University


Gina McKinney

Director of Graduate support & Social Studies teacher

I believe being educated is the key to success in all areas of life, and I have always wanted to be the person who motivates, inspires and helps guide students to reach their goals. Education is not limited to a classroom, textbooks and assessments . . .  learning is a lifelong process . Being a teacher is what comes natural to me; my students learn as much from me as I do them. Having the opportunity to be part of the Serviam family is an amazing opportunity for which I am grateful.

BA in Secondary Education and Social Studies, Caldwell College

MAT (Masters in the Art of Teaching), Marygrove University
K-12 Certification in Social Studies in DE, NJ


Mary Lou McMahon

Volunteer, Development Team

SGA is an exceptional school with dedicated and inspiring teachers and staff with a mission that I truly believe in.  I volunteer here to help in any way I can to further the program and goals of the school.  For the past 6 years I have seen the program in action, and for the most part, the resulting transition of the students from 5th grade through 8th grade has been outstanding.

Goldey Beacom College

Retired Manager, Relocation and Expatriate Administration, Hercules


Lee Podolsky

Business Manager

I work with Serviam because I believe strongly in their mission and that they are making a difference in children's lives and in our community. There is nothing more powerful to provide than a strong principled education and real life tools that foster productive and service oriented members of society.

B.S., Business Administration & Finance, Univ. of North Carolina – Chapel Hill


Susan Thomas

physical education, health & athletics

I teach Physical Education and Health and serve as Serviam's Athletic Director. My vision is to nurture a love of daily physical activity that translates into lifelong healthy behaviors. It is an honor and privilege to work with our scholars and our incredibly passionate and dedicated leadership team. At the heart of our work is the belief that we can guide our students to be their highest and best selves.

.A., Economics, George Mason University
M. Ed, Sports Administration & Management, Temple University
USATF Level II Certified Track & Field Coach

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Stacy Yates

Administrative officer

I am honored to be a part of the staff at Serviam Girls Academy. To watch the girls learn and grow is an amazing experience. The Serviam staff is doing an exceptional job delivering their instruction and teaching to the "whole child".

B.S., Universtiy of Delaware
M. E
d, School Counseling, Wilmington University
M. Ed, School Leadership, Wilmington University 

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Michael Arnold, Chair
Barbra Andrisani, Vice Chair
Michelle Schwandt, Vice Chair
Rachana Bhatt                      Peter Crivelli
Donna Desien, OSF
Tina DiSabatino
Bob Kirkwood                    
Robert LaMantia 
Marion Lynch, O.S.U.
Todd D. Marvin
Kristen Pearce
John J. Quinn, III
Genelle Trader
Jen Wilson

Board Of Members

Sr. Mildred Haipt, OSU, Chair
Barbra Andrisani
Michelle Hogan
Betty McAdams, OSU
Joseph Morrissey, OSFS

Advisory Board

Stacey Bacchieri
Karen Buckley
Cindy Gardner 
Michelle Granger 
Sally Gore                          Martina Hayward
Cynthia D. Hewitt
Terry Kelly
Ellen Kullman
Rosemary Lassiter
Cindy Pettinaro-Wilkinson
Sheridan Quarless-Kingsberry
Wendie Stabler

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