Welcome New Faculty and Staff

Communications News

Please join us in welcoming our new members to the MAHS Community!


Amber Leung

Math Department & 7th Grade Homeroom Teacher – teaching 2 sections of 9th grade geometry, 2 sections of 7th grade pre-algebra and one section of 10th grade algebra II.
Amber has a BA in Psychology from Boston University and an MA in Teaching from Simmons Colege
Ms. Leung comes to Mount Alvernia High School from the Kennedy Middle School in Waltham.  Additionally, Ms. Leung has worked as a math teacher during the summer for the Yawkey Way Boys and Girls Club in Boston.  Ms. Leung’s philosophy of teaching and learning is that to be an effective instructor you need to bring enthusiasm to the material and hare with the students a love of learning.  Teaching should not be a series of drills and monotony bur rather a place of opportunity for students to explore and be involved in the materials.  Ms. Leung is happy to be a member of a school community that aims to create a nurturing environment where students are able to reach their full potential and learn to respect themselves and others.

Erin DaCosta

Theology Department, Student Council moderator & 8th grade homeroom teacher – teaching two sections of 10th grade theology, one section of junior theology, one section of senior theology and psychology.
Erin has a BA in Sociology from Stonehill College and an MA in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College School of Theology & Ministry
Mrs. DaCosta comes to Mount Alvernia High School from The Academy at Penguin Hall in Wenham, MA where she served as a religion teacher and Director of Campus Ministry.  Prior to that Mrs. DaCosta was the Director of Campus Ministry at Lowell Catholic High School.   Mrs. DaCosta believes that teaching and ministering to young women is her life’s calling.  Journeying alongside students as tehy explore their hopes, dremas and beliefs brings her great joy – a remarkable process to bear witness to.  Mrs. DaCosta is happy to be part of the Mount Alvernia community and shares its dedication to girls’ Catholic education.

Janine Torchio

Front Office Manager
Janine has a BA in Business Management from Suffolk University
Mrs. Torchio comes to Mount Alvernia with a long history of dedication to Catholic education.  Mrs. Torchio first came to work in a Catholic school when her daughter and son were students at St. Raphael’s in Medford.  Most recently, Mrs. Torchio served as the Administrative Assistant to the Principal at St. Rose School in Chelsea.