Middle School Team
Father Daniel O’Mullane
Rev. Daniel O’Mullane, STL, EdS, graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 2003 with a BA in Economics and Theology. He was then sent to Rome for priestly formation at two of the world’s foremost theological institutions – the Gregorian University and the Alphonsian Academy – where he earned his STB and completed his STL in Moral Theology. Most recently, he earned a Specialist Degree in Education at Seton Hall University, graduating with commendations.
Fr. O’Mullane has served the Diocese of Paterson in a number of different roles, including Parochial Vicar in Rockaway and Montville, Chaplain and Theology Teacher at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, Adjunct Professor of Theology at Seton Hall University, and Censor Librorum for the diocese. He is currently the pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a parish of 900 families.
Ms. Rosalee Leung
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. Ann Marie Cicala
My path to teaching has been a winding road. My first career was as an engineer. I graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Engineering and worked in various manufacturing environments (such as sealants, vending machines, and artificial implants).
While working as an engineer, I volunteered for programs to train factory employees. In this program we covered subjects such as basic math, measurement devices and blueprint reading. I found myself looking forward to these classes.
My second career is ongoing. I am blessed to be raising four children. As a stay at home mom, we spent our time reading, doing arts and crafts, gardening, and playing outdoors. My children attended OLMC where I spent time on the HSA Board and helping out wherever needed. My biggest contribution may have been my 17 year tenure as a class mother.
Teaching is my third career. This started formulating as my youngest started preschool. With my new found freedom, I became a substitute teacher and substituted at OLMC, Boonton and The Craig School. I enjoyed my time in the classroom and started pursuing my alternate route teaching certificate. Over the past five years, I have taught fifth through eighth grade science as well as high school science (biology, chemistry, environmental science, earth science) in a special needs classroom. I have also spent time running STEM workshops in both summer camps and in schools.
Teaching feels like the end to a very logical progression of careers. As an engineer it’s my desire to spark my students interest in science so that they continue to study the sciences throughout high school and college.