School Advisory Board Bios

2020-2021 School Advisory Board Members

Mr. Dinis Camara
I have served as a member of the School Advisory Board since the 2015-2016 school year.  I grew up in St. Mary's Parish and graduated from St. Mary's in 1991.  I've served as a member of the Planning, Policy and Assessment committee.  I also chair the Alumni Committee which is also known as the St. Mary's School Alumni Association.  I currently have a 6th grader and a 4th grader who are excited to go to St. Mary's!

Mr. Matt Curley
Upper Grade Faculty Representative
I am the current middle school social studies teacher and 6th grade science teacher at St. Mary's school, as well as the parish's high school youth minister. I have worked at St. Mary's since 2013. I am a local boy who attended public school in Montgomery County and received my undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. I have a passion for Catholic education and integrating the Gospel message into everything we do here at St. Mary's. I currently live in Damascus, MD, with my wife and infant son.

Mr. Tim Hannan
I was appointed the non-school representative to the SAB starting in the 2018-2019 school year. I was born and raised in Washington, D.C. I attended Catholic Elementary and High Schools. After graduating from George Washington University, I moved to Rockville in 1979 and worked in commercial real estate and mortgage banking. I also became a member of St. Mary's Parish and was married in 1982. I began teaching in the late 1990s in the Archdiocese of Washington and in the Montgomery County Public Schools. I also taught CCD at St. Mary's. In 2014 my wife, Mary Elizabeth, died. I found strength with prayer and my Catholic beliefs. 

Mrs. Wairimu Mwangi
Bio coming soon.

Mr. Jesse Stahr
Jesse Stahr married into a big Catholic St. Mary's family and has has never looked back. He has three wonderful children enrolled at St. Mary’s school in 5th grade, 3rd Grade and Kindergarten, where there are thriving. Jesse is a construction manager by profession and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.

Mrs. Kelly Sweet
Lower Grade Faculty Representative
Mrs. Sweet has been a parishioner of St. Mary’s Parish since 1985. Mr. Sweet is a lifelong parishioner and K- 8th graduate of St. Mary’s School. Our 4 children attended and graduated from St. Mary’s while Mrs. Sweet taught here. Mrs. Sweet’s is starting her nineteenth-year teaching Kindergarten at St. Mary’s School. “My hope in teaching at St. Mary’s is that every child or parent walking into my classroom would immediately feel like this is a place where they belong. My vocation to my passion creates an atmosphere where children find value in the process of discovery through fellowship and community. “

Mrs. Pauline Tohotcheu
Bio coming soon.

Mrs. Caterina Watson
HSA Representative
My husband, Mike, and I have been parishioners at St. Mary's since 2001. All five of our children have attended St. Mary's preschool and grade school. Our two daughters are currently in 7th grade and 4th grade at St. Mary's. I have served on the HSA for several years in various capacities and have been a parent volunteer at St. Mary's since 2006. This is my first year on the SAB. As the oldest of eight children who all attended local Catholic elementary and high schools, I see the value in providing a Catholic education for our children. St. Mary's is truly a close-knit community and has become a second family.

Ex officio Members

Rev. Monsignor Robert G.Amey

Ms. Debra Eisel
Debby has served as the Principal of St. Mary’s School and the Director of St. Mary’ s Preschool since 2011. She holds a Master of Teaching from The American University, a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and a post-graduate certificate from The Johns Hopkins University in School Administration and Supervision. Debby taught fifth grade for 9 years at St. Mary’s School. She is a certified teacher and administrator through the State of Maryland and is a certified catechist for the Archdiocese of Washington. Debby lives in the Annapolis area with her husband, Chuck.