Ms. Logan
Principal 
Mrs. Murphy 
PreK 4
Ms. Eltouny 
Kindergarten

My name is Ms. Anika Logan and I am honored to be the principal at Saint Genevieve School.  I am a strong believer and advocate for Catholic Education.  As a dedicated Catholic educator, I provide opportunities for growth and development of the whole child. Throughout my professional career, I have kept up with current educational practices earning a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Western Carolina University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership Management and Policy from Seton Hall University. I am currently completing a doctorate in K-12 School Administration at Seton Hall University.


​Hello my name is Kathy Murphy and I have been the Pre k 4 and at times the Pre k 3 teacher here at St. Genevieve’s for 17 years. I received my undergraduate degree at Seton Hall University and my teaching certification at Kean University. Before coming to St. Genevieve’s, I worked in an Early Childhood program for the Recreation department of Elizabeth. It was at this time that I discovered my  love of preschoolers. They are so full of life and have an insatiable appetite for learning. There is never a dull moment in Pre K.


Hello! My name is Dena Eltouny and I am the Kindergarten teacher here at Saint Genevieve Catholic School. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kean University. I am a certified teacher with 10 years of teaching experience. I spent several years overseas teaching English to children from all over the world. I love working with children and seeing them light up as they learn new things. I believe in keeping things fun, engaging, and always having a positive attitude.


Mrs. Szumski 
Third Grade

My name is Mrs. Szumski and I currently teach third grade. I have been teaching for over twelve years. I  graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor of Education degree. I believe that teaching at a Catholic school is my vocation. My children attend St. Genevieve School. Outside of teaching, I enjoy cooking, reading, soccer and traveling with my family.


Mrs. Almeida 
First Grade
Ms. Ritter 
Second Grade
Mrs. Chavana 
Fourth  Grade

I have been teaching at Saint Genevieve School for over twenty-five years, all in first grade except for one year, when I taught  fourth grade.  I have a degree in special education. I've been a resident of Elizabeth for almost thirty years. I am a parishioner of St. Genevieve Church. I choose to teach in a Catholic school so I can share my love of God with my students and infuse the Gospel in all subject areas.


Ms. Ritter was born and raised in NJ.  She comes from a long line of teachers including her youngest brother and sister (who are twins), her mother who was a nursing educator and her late father was a biology teacher.  She has 3 beautiful nieces that range from 6 -22!  She has been with the arch diocese for over 17 years.  She is an avid country music fan and loves the NY Giants!




Ms. Scerra
Seventh  Grade
Mr. Gambale 
Fifth Grade
Mrs.Wilkes 
Eighth  Grade
Ms. Pytlowany
Sixth  Grade

I grew up in Miami, Florida, and currently live in Central Jersey. I have been an educator now for six years. At Stockton University, I earned two degrees in Education and Accounting along with certifications in technology, special education,middle school math, social studies, and K-5. In college I played baseball for my University and love to coach baseball in my spare time. Currently, I teach 5th grade where I love to use technology, creativity and engaging environment to give students the chance to succeed in a classroom where school is fun and interesting.



I graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Science in Geology and minor in science education. I have over 3 years of experience teaching middle school and high school science in public schools. I love the world around us and enjoy inspiring young minds to explore and investigate that world everyday in my classroom. St. Genevieve's School is a family and want to continue my teachings here as part of that family for years to come.


My name is Deana Pytlowany and I am the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA/Reading teacher.  I am brand new at St. Gen's and I am excited to be here!  I graduated from Rowan University with a dual degree in Elementary Education and English.  I hope to inspire students to look at reading and writing in a new way by bringing music, pop culture, movies, and current events into the classroom to analyze.  Reading a good book, the beach, and my dog are just a few things that I love.


Mrs.Spiegel 
Art / Music
Mrs.Clarke
P.E.
My Name is Mrs Spiegel and I have  a BA degree in music education from TCNJ. I taught in Westfield public schools for 2 years before coming to St. Genevieve in 1979. While teaching at St Gen, I also taught music at Holy Spirit, Union, Holy Trinity in Westfield and St. Catherine’s in Elizabeth. In addition to  music, I  also teache art and drama at St Gens. I direct the Christmas and Spring shows and the Drama club play. When I am not doing something at the school,  I love to sing with her church worship team  and spend  time with my family,  especially my 5 grandchildren. 
World Language Technology

My Name is Liz Polo and I am the Technology/World Language teacher  I have a bachelors in Computer Science and proud to be a teacher and parent at St. Gens.