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.
Mr. Nathaniel Torrey
Nathaniel D. Torrey is teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade history as well as first year Latin. He received his undergraduate from St. John’s College, a Great Books college in Annapolis, MD. He also assists in administrative duties.
His conviction that a liberal education illuminated by the Catholic Faith is a boon in our turbulent age motivated his switch from a financial services job in Northern Virginia to his current role at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
He enjoys reading, rigorous exercise, and playing music. He lives in Boonton with his wife and daughter.
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.
Mrs. Hazel Aiello
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.
Mrs. Gianna Wall
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."