Female Teacher during a Math Class

2020-2021

Meet the Co-op Instructors!

Joyful Catholic faith

Mrs. Alyson Borowszyk
Teacher & Tutor
Contact Info: aly@alysonkellydesign.com

Teacher & tutor for French:  K - 12

Teacher & tutor for Spanish: K -12

Teacher & Tutor for GRADES 9 - 12:
History/Social Studies
  American History 

  European History

  History of Western Civilization
  History of Classical Antiquity, the Early Church, and Medieval Christendom

  Art History
English
Drama
Graphic Design
Web Design
Interior Design
Digital Media and Marketing
Physical Education ( Ballet Barre & Cross Training for Runners) 


Bio:  Mrs. Alyson Borowczyk is a 2012 graduate of Buffalo State College, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree (cum laude) in History, with a minors in Political Science and Art History. During her undergraduate work, Mrs. Borowczyk earned several departmental and institutionally-granted awards and scholarships, including the All College Honors Award and the Donald & Barbara J. Leopard Scholarship for Excellence in the Field of European History. She was also an active member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society. Prior to attending Buffalo State, Mrs. Borowczyk worked as an actress in several regional theater productions and commercials.  She was also a theme park performer at Six Flags Darien Lake, and received theatrical and dance training through programs at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
      Mrs. Borowczyk completed her Master's Degree in History at Buffalo State College in 2017. Her thesis entitled, "'I Am the Handmaid of the Lord': The Spiritual Development of Mary Ward Amidst English Catholic Clerical Crisis, 1585-1630" won the Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award from the Graduate School Advisory Council. During her graduate work, she was also awarded the Edward O. Smith Scholarship for Excellence in British History. Her thesis was then chosen to be presented at the 2018 American Catholic Historical Association Spring 2018 Meeting at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Her most recent presentation was at the New York State Association of European Historians Annual Conference, where she presented a paper entitled “Competing for the Hearts of the Faithful: The Jewel-Harding Controversy and the Northern Rebellion of 1569.”
    Mrs. Borowczyk is the former Debate and Current Events and Writing Composition Specialist at Chesterton Academy of Buffalo. She also formerly served as the Director of Donor Relationships at The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network. She is currently the owner and Creative Director of Alyson Kelly Design, LLC, a full-service marketing, graphic design, and web development company. She is also the host of the Saintly Women Podcast, an educational podcast that outlines the lives, thought, and spirituality of the Church’s female saints, and is a Certified Personal Trainer, Ballet Barre Instructor, and avid runner. Most importantly, though, she is wife to her loving husband, Aaron, and mommy to her two year old son, Maximilian.


Miss Maria DeSanto 

Tutor   English

Teacher Possible Theology Elective

Grades K-5/9-12
Contact Info: mariades@buffalo.edu

Availability- Anytime 

Bio:

        Miss Maria DeSanto graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 2015. She has experience substitute teaching at the high school level at Mount St. Mary’s Academy and briefly at the Health and Sciences Charter School in Buffalo. Currently, her areas of interest include learning Latin, reading (usually the lives of the saints), journaling, and gardening! She discerned a religious vocation with the Carmelite Monastery in Ada, Michigan in 2019 and has since then been devoted to helping her family, most especially her grandmother. Her favorite saints are St.Therese Lisieux and St. Teresa of Avila. 

 

Miss DeSanto will provide English instruction to any students K-5, and incorporate Catholic literature to the mix! Additionally, she can provide assistance to high school students with more advanced assignments. 

 

As one also with a great love for theological studies, she would like to offer instruction to those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, delving deeper into topics such as the lives of the saints, the beauty of devotions, the virtues, and discernment- i.e: Exploring the student’s God given talents/learning how they can best be used, and lastly, exploring religious vocations.

 


 

Mr. Alexander Gary 

P.E. - Any and all ages 

Math - Anything except Calculus 

Reading and Writing - All Ages 

Science and Science Labs - Elementary and Middle School (Could teach Biology at high school level)

Tutoring

History - Anything

 

Contact Info: alexandermgarey@gmail.com

 

Bio:

Mr. Garey graduated Suma Cum Laude from Elmira College in Elmira, NY with a Bachelors of Science Degree in History, Business, and Criminal Justice. He is currently enrolled at the University at Buffalo School of Law  and enjoys playing Hockey, Rugby, Golf, and Ultimate Frisbee in his limited spare time. Outside of sports, Mr. Garey enjoys reading, playing board games, designing logos, and spending time with his family. As a revert to the Catholic Faith, Mr. Garey is passionate about helping others and serving the Lord. He has a strong devotion to the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet and regularly asks for the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis De Sales, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Maximillian Colby, St. Fidelis, and St. Sharbel Makhluf. Mr. Garey enjoys the Traditional Latin Mass, however he should probably spend some time in Mr. Andrew Suchyna's Latin Class because his Latin could use some work. Mr. Garey is excited about the upcoming year, and looking forward to meeting all of his students and helping them grow and discern what God is calling them to in their lives.

 

"Do what you do, and do it well, in order to give glory to God the divine Artist by whom you were created."

St. Francis De Sales  

 

Athletics: 

As someone passionate about athletics, Mr. Garey wants to ensure that students at the Co-Op have the opportunity to compete in various sporting events throughout their time with the Co - Op inorder to teach the importance of teamwork, strategy, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and having fun. Mr. Garey plans to offer both a team sport and a sport for individuals each season (Fall, Winter, Spring), with the sports being determined largely by what kind of interest exists amongst individuals at the Co-Op. Sports will consist of practices, strategic planning meetings, games or competitions, and team bonding events. Depending on the interest in a particular sport and current COVID guidelines, sports will either be offered as an intramural in which students at the Co-Op compete against one another, or represent the Co-Op in competition against other Co-Ops and Schools. Mr. Garey also plans to work closely with Mr. David Suchyna to develop sport specific physical training programs designed to benefit individuals in their chosen sport and in life as a whole. If an individual has a desire to play a sport that the Co-Op is unable to offer for whatever reason, Mr. Garey will work with that individual to find a place for them to play and develop their skills and abilities as well as their love of the game.

 

 

Mrs. Karen Genovese

Art Teacher

Courses:
Studio in Art. This course includes the Fine Arts: drawing, painting, sculptures and ceramics and would be specifically modified to meet the needs of the student or students participating. 

Grades: K - 12     Students will be grouped accordingly.

NOTE: For Grades 9 - 12: Portfolio Development will be included in this course,


Ms. Madeline Greene

Contact info: greene26@my.canisius.edu

 

Ms. Madeline Greene is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Canisius College,

where she is a Dean’s List with Distinction student. She is a student representative in Canisius’s Honors College, and is the Treasurer on the Executive Board of Canisius’s Students for Life group. Madeline attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, graduating with an Honors Diploma with Mastery of Math and Science, as well as a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Outside of academics, Madeline has always been drawn to serving children, whether as an Intern at the Pediatric and Adolescent Urgent Care, volunteering as a CORE member for parish “Edge” Middle School groups, or working with children in the Dominican Republic. The principles of Catholic Social teaching will be infused in the courses, clubs, and tutoring that Madeline will offer your children, so as to always point the future of the Catholic Church to the embrace of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.



 

Mr. Anthony Kunz
Teacher - Instrument
Lessons for the following Instruments:  piano, organ, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, guitar, drums, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium
Contact Info:  anthonyjkunz@gmail.com 



 

Mrs. Cindy Peters Teacher / Tutor

Contact Info:  cindydom3@yahoo.com

 

Electives:

  • Art: Grades K-12

(Offerings: Drawing and Painting, Religious Art, Art and Nature, Unique Techniques-ink blowing, string painting, etc., Crafts)

  • Tap Class Grades K-12 (beginner through advanced)

 

Clubs or Workshops: 

  • Landscape/Garden Design (i.e. Mary Gardens, Peace Gardens, Sensory Gardens, etc.) 

Grades 6-12

  • Catholic Girls Club (i.e. Little Flowers)

Grades 4-8

  • Art and Math Workshop (see how the two subjects can merge to represent God's Truth, Beauty, and Goodness)

 

Tutoring:  

  • Math: Grades K-8


 

BIO:

Mrs. Peters is a devoted Catholic blessed with 3 wonderful children and  an amazing husband. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and a Masters degree in Art Education from Buffalo State College. For 7 years,  Mrs. Peters worked for a landscape architecture firm in Buffalo and a landscape design/build company in Orchard Park. Her love for children and encouragement from her husband led to a career change, enabling her to find the job of her dreams....a middle school art teacher.  She taught at Tonawanda City Schools for 7 years and  when the Good Lord built her family in an instant through the beautiful gift of adoption, Mrs. Peters left her job to raise and homeschool her children.  Through the privilege of homeschooling, Mrs. Peters' love for the faith has grown immensely, her commitment to guiding her children to sainthood has strengthened, and her interest in Math has been rediscovered! Currently, Mrs. Peters joyfully homeschools her youngest daughter and is thrilled to be able to share her love for her

faith, children, and teaching at the School of Two Hearts Co-op!

 


 

Mr. Andrew Thomas Melchizadek Suchyna

Tutor & Teacher                   Grades K – 12

Tutoring I am available to tutor any of the following subjects, as long as I have access to the course materials:
Latin

Math (especially Algebra, Geometry, or Trigonometry)

History

Government
Economics

Science

Theology

English/Literature
 

Teacher I am available to teach the following courses:
Biology Lab

Latin 

Math 

Medieval History 

American History 

Government/Economics 

Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics (without the labs) 

Story Writing
 

Board Game Club  
      K- 12; grouped by age/ability; All are welcome (Co-op Students / School Students)
Bio:  Andrew Suchyna graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo in 2014. He has taught at the high school level for 5 years, focusing on Latin, Math, History, Government, Economics and Physics. Andrew has written and published three adventure novels.* He has experience with board game design and amateur film production and has started several small businesses with his wife. He believes education should be tailored to each student and be as meaningful as possible to life outside the classroom. He is the proud father of three young children, ages 4 months - 4 years old.

 

*  Check out Andrew’s books on Amazon:  
  The Right Road: https://amzn.to/2lAcwKY       

   The Left Road: https://amzn.to/2jXqVRb
Contact Info: atsuchyna@gmail.com   (716 )768-1304



 

Mrs. Maria (Daigler) Sugg
Teacher - Workshop: Buttercream Basics -  4 Weeks, Meeting once per week
                Grades 7 - 12

This mini-workshop will teach you how to use different piping tips to make beautiful creations for your delectable delights using buttercream frosting! You will learn how to make stars, shells, leaves, grass, roses, other various flowers, write (without making mistakes!), and more! This workshop will also teach you how to make your cakes perfectly flat and make the right consistency of icing for your creations, along with various other baking tips.
Contact Info: msugg.caritasacademy@gmail.com 

Bio: Mrs. Maria Sugg has been teaching Theology for the past decade in various settings. However, she has always said that if she wasn't going to teach, she would bake! Maria has taken cake decorating classes in the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating. She has made creations for various special occasions including graduations, showers, birthdays, and even four weddings! When not teaching or cooking things up in the kitchen, Maria can be found reading a book or taking long walks with her husband, Joshua. They have just welcomed their baby girl into the world on August 6,2020!



 

Mr. Joshua Sugg
Teacher & Tutor for Science, Art, Gardening & Trades
Grades:  Please see below.
Contact Info: jmssugg@gmail.com
Bio: Joshua Sugg is an Eagle Scout who graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Medicinal Chemistry. He has taught a number of courses including: Biology, Earth Science, Forensics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Art at the high school level, as well as being a Chemistry Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scouts. He has an aspiration to bring people closer to Jesus and the Eucharist, and has volunteered often in both Youth Ministry and Mission work. In his spare time, Joshua can be found in Eucharistic Adoration or contemplating in nature as he strives to finish writing his book and multiple open projects.  Although Joshua nearly joined the priesthood, he ultimately discerned marriage, and he and his wife Maria have just welcomed their baby girl into the world on August 6,2020! 

Sciences:

- Earth Science--------------------------------- (all grades) *Recommended to take again in 9th

- Biology---------------------------------------- (all grades) *Recommended to take again in 10th 

- Chemistry------------------------------------- (10-12) *Ideal pre-req 9th Earth Science

- Anatomy & Physiology--------------------- (11-12) *Pre-req 10th Biology

- Forensics-------------------------------------- (10-12) *Pre-req 10th Biology and/or 9th Earth Science

- Botany/Forestry------------------------------ (7-12)   *High school level and/or upper middle school

- Marine Biology------------------------------ (8-12)    *High school level and/or upper middle school

- Independent Study Sciences--------------- (7-12)    *Sciences that students may want to learn 
                                                                                  possibly more specific to a career

 

Electives:

- Art----------------------------------------------(all grades)

- Gardening-------------------------------------(6-12)

- Woodworking ------------------------------- (10-12)
- Construction--------------------------------- (11-12)




 

Mrs. Ann E. Suchyna
Teacher

     Board Game Club  (Backgammon) with Mr. Andrew Suchyna
    Card Playing Club (Pinochle, Euchre, Spit, Nertz )
  Grades: K- 12; grouped by age/ability; All are welcome (Co-op Students / School Students)
  (Depending upon interest, Workshops for these games may be offered  2 - 5 sessions.)
Additional Workshops for students and parents may be offered after determining interest level of possible topics - available upon request.
Contact Info: annsuchyn.caritasacademy@gmail.com
Bio:

  Mrs. Ann Suchyna graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester, with a BA in psychology and earned her Master’s degree in School Psychology at Alfred University.

Soon after earning tenure as a school psychologist in a local district, she and her husband celebrated the birth of their first child. As a result, she placed her school psychology career on hold and started her own business. 

         As President of ATS Educational Services, she provided private tutoring, testing, consulting and counseling for children, adults and families.  She also offered workshops to parents and educators on a wide variety of psychological and educational topics. 

         Mrs. Suchyna created and published the Game ClubTM Programs, which includes football and baseball board games designed to motivate students of all ages and abilities to learn.  She also created the Game ClubTM Tutoring Program and the Game ClubTM Math Challenge Program; the latter assists students of all grade levels to master their basic math facts.       

         Ann has taught psychology and other related undergraduate and graduate courses at various local colleges, including Canisius College, Medaille College and Daemen College.

         Mrs. Suchyna is often contacted by the media (TV and Radio) for interviews regarding psychological and educational issues.  Ann enjoys discussing these issues, and she analyzes their effects on children and society through the lens of her Catholic faith. 

         Mrs. Suchyna is one of the co-founders of Chesterton Academy of Buffalo, which opened in 2014.  She was the Academic Dean (2014 – 2016) and then became the Headmaster/Academic Dean (2016 – 2019). Mrs. Suchyna is now focused on starting the school that she had envisioned about 10 years ago: The School of Two Hearts. As the school prepares to open in Fall 2020, Ann is excited to provide students (of all ages!) the opportunity to learn and master the games that she has loved most of her life (Pinochle, Euchre, Spit, Nertz and Backgammon) via The School of Two Hearts Co-op Clubs!