OLMC Welcomes New Teachers
After graduating from college, Rosalee Leung spent a year traveling and teaching, both in the United States and abroad in China. She joins the OLMC community teaching Latin and English in the middle school. Ms. Leung is excited to share with her students the wonderful worlds that the Classics make available and that she herself traversed as a child. By encountering beautiful Literature, Ms. Leung believes as John of Salisbury writes: “The soul is purged of its defects and is revivified even in adversity by a mysterious and serene cheerfulness.”
Classically homeschooled with her nine siblings, Ms. Leung received her B.A. in Classics and Early Christian Literature from Ave Maria University in Florida. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Classical Education from the University of Dallas. When not furiously writing papers and preparing lessons, Ms. Leung enjoys hikes, swing dances, travel, a good book and a cup of coffee, and the occasional thrilling adventure such as sky diving or scuba diving.
Mrs. Aiello joins the faculty of Our Lady of Mount Carmel teaching Medieval History to the 7th grade. She also teaches Catechism and Logic to Middle School students at Aquinas Learning Center, a Classical Catholic mentoring program. Her first experience in teaching Catholic education began almost two decades ago as a Catechist to Kindergarten and 1st grade in religious education at her home parish of St. James in Basking Ridge. It was not until Mrs. Aiello homeschooled her two boys for six years that she discovered her love for the Classical education when she came to realize that the end of education is wisdom. Out of this love of Classical education, she desires and hopes to form her students with the same ideals.
Mrs. Aiello is completing her Certificate in Catholic Philosophy and Thomistic Studies at New St. Thomas Institute. She earned a Para-Professional Certificate in Counseling Psychology with the Institute for Personalist Psychology. She completed her undergraduate studies in Industrial Psychology at the University of the Philippines.
Mrs. Aiello serves as a Lay Associate of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in Most Blessed Sacrament Friary in Newark. She is blessed to have a supportive husband and two wonderful sons. The one thing she misses most in her home country is the warm crystal-clear water and white sandy beaches. She loves nature, photography, music and traveling. Among many dreams, she hopes to one day visit all the basilicas, cathedrals, and palaces of Europe that she and the students are learning about together in class.
Gianna Wall joins the faculty of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School teaching Latin III. She has been teaching Latin for the past two years in a Classical charter school in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mrs. Wall earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in philosophy and theology and a double minor in mathematics and science, at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California, where she wrote her thesis on the nature of literature.
Mrs. Wall is also on the faculty of Sedes Sapientiae School, where she teaches literature, writing, theology, Latin, and mathematics. She enjoys directing and performing in plays, reading C. S. Lewis' Space Trilogy, landscaping, and "interior design."