Staff

Robert H. Angeloni

President


In July 2014 Robert Angeloni set in motion the NativityMiguel School of Scranton. Together with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sisters of Christian Charity congregations, Bob believes in the NativityMiguel model which is dedicated to the economically disadvantaged and academically promising. Most recently, Bob served as Lead Project Manager of Maximus and was the President for Friendship House for over ten years. Bob earned a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from Marywood University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science & Government from the University of Scranton.

Neil A. Cronin

Principal


Prior to coming to NativityMiguel, Neil Cronin served as an administrator at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, an independent boarding school in Waltham, Massachusetts, and as an English teacher at Wyoming Seminary and Bellefonte High School. Mr. Cronin is pursuing his doctorate in the Educational Leadership Program at Penn State University. He resides in Kingston with his wife and three daughters.

Sister Maria Angeline Weiss

Director of Development


Sister Maria Angeline Weiss, SCC, is the fifth grade teacher at NativityMiguel School of Scranton. Sister Maria Angeline is fluent in Spanish and earned an Elementary Education degree from College of Saint Elizabeth and is NJ certified K-6, P-3, TSWD and PA certified in K-8. She has taught third grade at St. Elizabeth in Mendham, NJ and completed two summer mission trips to Uruguay and Argentina to catechize children in poor rural regions of Cordoba, Argentina. Sister’s goal is to teach elementary students in a faith based school setting.

Carmela M. Smith

Operations Director


Carmela Smith joined the NativityMiguel School in September 2014. Following twenty years at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center’s Department of Laboratory Medicine, Carmela now oversees various aspects of the NativityMiguel School of Scranton administration office, academic office, coordinates student transportation, arranges student meal service, and maintains the school website. Carmela has earned a Master of Arts in Communication Arts from Marywood University and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing from Wilkes University.

Nicole Polcino

Sixth and Seventh Grade Teacher


Nicole Polcino is the 6 and 7th grade English Language Arts and History teacher. Miss Polcino is a graduate of The University of Scranton with a Master of Science degree in Reading Education and a Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Teacher Education. Prior to joining the NativityMiguel family, Miguel, Miss Polcino was an English teacher at Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School.

Maria Russoniello

Development Department Associate


Maria Russoniello is an Associate in the Development Department. Maria recently retired from 30 years’ service to Penn State as the Director of Development. During her tenure she has raised over $22 million for Penn State Worthington Scranton.

Gina Spohr

Graduate Support


Gina Spohr joins the NativityMiguel staff as the Director of Graduate Support after volunteering as a teacher for the High School Seminar class for several months in early 2018. In addition to teaching the High School Seminar class, Miss Spohr is now helping NativityMiguel students and families explore and apply to college preparatory high schools in her new role. Miss Spohr holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in School Counseling at her alma mater.

Shelby Kresge

Graduate Support


Shelby Kresge is the 6th,7th,and 8th grade Math and Science teacher. Miss Kresge is a graduate of West Chester University with a Bachelors of Science in Middle Grades Education-Math, Science, and English/Language Arts and is currently furthering her education at Wilkes University to obtain a Master Degree in Special Education. She has previously taught 8th grade mathematics at Chester Community Charter School in Chester, Pennsylvania.