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World Language Department

Name
Email Address
Telephone
Maria Carroll mcarroll@mpslakers.com
824-2210
Cindy Comstock
Department Chair
ccomstock@mpslakers.com
824-2210
Angela Henao-Taylor ahenao-taylor@mpslakers.com
824-2210
Arthur Martone amartone@mpslakers.com
824-2063
Colleen Olinger colinger@mpslakers.com
824-2210
Daniela Vassileva dvassileva@mpslakers.com
824-2210

 


Cindy Comstock,

World Language Department Chair
22 years teaching experience –
20 years at MPS
  • BA from St. Bonaventure University in both French and Spanish
  • Graduate studies in curriculum and instruction at Gannon University
  • Former chairperson and current member of the Community of Scholars committee
  • Member of the MPS Technology committee
  • Member of PSMLA (Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association)
  • Served as an evaluator on a Middle States Accreditation Team
  • Former class advisor for four years
  • Organized and led several student-focused trips to France and Spain
  • Cooperating Teacher and mentor for numerous student teachers and practicum students
  • Traveled extensively in Europe and Canada
  • Former Spanish Club advisor
  • Parent of two Mercyhurst Preparatory alum

Teaching Assignment: French IV-IB/H, French III-IB/H, French III-CP,
French I-MPS PreIB/H, and Spanish I-CP

   

Maria Carroll,

29 years teaching experience –
24 years at MPS
  • Master’s in Spanish from Millersville University
  • Attended the Governor’s School for World Languages Summer 2007
  • Past adjunct professor at Penn State, the Behrend College
  • Tax Preparer for H&R Block, serving the Hispanic community
  • Spanish Interpreter for the A.C. Nielsen Company
  • Mentor for foreign exchange students, Intermediate Unit
  • Spanish Club Advisor
  • Assistant Swimming Coach 1993-1997
  • Cooperating teacher for student teachers and practicum students
  • Traveled extensively through Europe and Mexico
  • Chaperoned student groups abroad
  • Member of the PA State Modern Language Association
  • Parent of a Mercyhurst Prep alumni

Teaching Assignment: Spanish II-MPS PreIB/H, Spanish II-CP, and Spanish I-CP

   

Angela Henao-Taylor,

4 years teaching experience –
4 years at MPS

Teaching Assignment: Spanish IV-IB/H, Spanish III-IB/H, and Spanish III-CP

   

Arthur Martone,

Performing Arts Chair
30 years teaching experience –
26 years at MPS
  • Stage director/producer of the first high school production of The Phantom of the Opera in NW PA 2011
  • Music Director of the MPS Little Mary Sunshine  troupe performance at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2005
  • Music director of the first high school production of Les Miserables in NW PA 2002
  • Music Director for the 1995 MPS I.T.S. Main stage production of Nunsense in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Stage director and performing member of the Erie Opera Theatre 1983 -2010
  • Music director/performer at Erie Playhouse since 1986
  • Former assistant conductor for the Erie Chamber Orchestra
  • Has been the music director/conductor for Erie Parks and Recreation Department, the Erie Diocesan Sum­mer Musicals, and the Titusville Summer Theatre
  • Sang as a soloist with the Erie Chamber Orchestra and the Erie Philharmonic
  • Former assistant musical director and head cantor at St. Peter Cathedral
  • Sang National Anthem at numerous professional sporting events
  • 2005 MPS Outstanding Faculty Service Award recipient
  • 2009 Golden Apple Award recipient
  • 2011 MPS Distinguished Alumni Service Award recipient
  • Has traveled extensively in the world to Italy, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Canada & Mexico
Teaching Assignment: Intro to Italian

 

Colleen Olinger,
4 years teaching experience –
1st year at MPS
Teaching Assignment: Spanish I-MPS PreIB/H, Spanish I-CP,
and English Writing (ELL)
 
Daniela Vassileva,
2 years teaching experience –
2 years at MPS
Teaching Assignment: French II-MPS PreIB/H, French II-CP, and French I-CP

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