Department

English

Bio

Marist College: B.A. in English and Secondary Education; minors in Psychology and Theatre. 

Mrs. D’Aleo joined Our Lady of Lourdes in 2018 and has been an English teacher for eight years. She grew up in bucolic southern Vermont and relocated to the Hudson Valley to attend Marist College. Inspired by her experience living in Dublin, Ireland and galvanized by her desire to story tell, Mrs. D’Aleo penned the winning submission for the 2005 Marist College John P. Anderson Award for Playwriting. Upon graduating from Marist College in 2006, Mrs. D’Aleo began teaching English in local public schools. She took time away from teaching to stay home with her young children and later embarked on a second career in public relations and marketing.  

Mrs. D’Aleo soon heard God calling her back to the classroom—and particularly, calling her to Lourdes. With a few years of practical writing, speaking, media, and publishing skills under her belt, she felt well-suited to work with high school students in an educational landscape simultaneously rooted in tradition and focused on the future. 

She finds great joy in helping students rediscover (or discover!) a love for reading and flex their writing muscles. Most of all, she loves witnessing students mine their own hearts to empathize with characters from literature and fellow humans.  

Mrs. D’Aleo coaches the Lourdes field hockey program and co-chairs the annual Spelling Bee. She volunteers her time as a lector at St. Columba Church and with the Dutchess County Griffins Gaelic Athletic Association. Her best time is spent in the company of her family, but she also enjoys horseback riding, reading, and film.