St. Joseph the Protector School

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Administration and Other Staff

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Early Childhood Center

These people are usually found at the preschool on the Jenkintown campus. The Early Childhood Center has 2 classes each of 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and three classes of 4 year olds. Find out more about them by clicking the button.

Lower Building Faculty

The faculty that teach kindergarten to third grade are found in the lower building most of the time. Instead of looking all over the lower building for them just click the button to learn about these teachers.

Upper Building Faculty

The teachers that teach the 3rd and 4th grade students are found on the second floor of the upper building. You can find out more about them by clicking the button.

Upper Building Faculty

The 6th, 7th and 8th grade classrooms are on the top floor of the Upper Building. Click the button and find out more about them.

Other Staff

This group is scattered all over the buildings. Some of these people are from the Montgomery County IU, others take care of the place and some others promote the school and direct the "Little Joe's".

Administrative Staff

This is a small but mighty group that leads the school. They can be found in the school principal's office, the rectory, or around the school. Click the button to find out more about them.

Specialty Subject Teachers

This group teaches math, technology, physical education, library skills, music. This is a diversified group and they are all over the buildings but you can find out more about them too.

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The Administration - Pastors & Principal


    Father Brandt

    Pastor - St. Luke the Evangelist


  • A little information...

    Father Joseph Brandt was born and raised in Montgomery County. He received his education at Visitation Parish, Norristown, Bishop Kenrick High School, Norristown and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook. Ordained in 1983 after 2 years in parish work he spent 15 years teaching in Archdiocesan high schools. Returning to parish ministry as Parochial Vicar St. Luke’s 2000-2003 he was named Pastor of St. Anne’s 2003-2011. Returning to St. Luke’s as Administrator in 2011, he was named Pastor in July, 2012. The everyday contact and influence of catholic education in lives of children is of the most significant importance. Catholic education today involves commitment and sacrifice. St. Joseph the Protector School strives to root its strong academic and developmental program on the strong foundation of our catholic faith.


    Father Howarth

    Pastor -Immaculate Conception Church


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    Father Howarth was raised in the Kensington section of Philadelphia and belonged to St. Hugh of Cluny Parish where he attended school. He is a 1967 graduate of Northeast Catholic High. He furthered his education at St. Joseph’s College graduating 1971 with a B.A. in history and a minor in philosophy. Father Howarth enter the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in 1973 and was professed in 1974. He taught American History at the Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware from 1974 to 1976. He completed his priestly studies at the De Sales Hall School of Theology and was ordained on 14 June 1980 at Our lady of Ransom Church, Philadelphia.

    Upon ordination, Father Howarth was assigned to Northeast Catholic Highschool faculty. In taught theology to the seniors. He was also the moderator of the football team, wrestling team and crew. He was the weekend assistant for ten years at Our Lady of Good Council parish in Moorestown, NJ.

    In 1991, he left Northeast Catholic for his first assignment as a diocesan priest at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Andorra. He other assignment since that time have included St. Ephrem Parish, Corpus Christi Parish, St. Timothy Parish and St. Katherine of Siena Parish. In 2007, he was assigned as pastor to the Resurrection of Lord Parish in Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia and remained there for ten years. He was assigned at Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in June of 2017.

    Father Howarth enjoys gardening, classical music, cooking, walking, traveling, cross word puzzles, and historical books.

The Principal

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    Mrs. Farren

    Principal at StJP



  • A little information...

    Mrs. Alicia Farren earned a Masters of Arts degree in Education, with dual Certification in General Education K-6 and Special Education K-12 from LaSalle University. Before entering the classroom, she served as Director of Institutional Advancement at John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School.  Mrs. Farren's first few years as a classroom teacher were in the School District of Philadelphia.  Following that, she worked for 10 years in Central Bucks School District in both regular education and special education classrooms. While in CBSD, she was appointed to the Principal’s Advisory Committee and served as the Special Education Facilitator. During the past two years, her role at StJP was to create and implement an Instructional Support Team. This experience, in particular, has allowed her to see all facets of the school. Mrs. Farren believes that the breadth and depth of her experience in education, being a parent of four StJP students, and her interaction with StJP faculty and staff provide her with the necessary foundation to help the school as the Principal.

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Other Staff



    Mrs. Liz Gullotti is the director of the Early Childhood Center.


  • A little information...

    Mrs. Liz Gullotti grew up in the Glenside area and attended Bishop McDevitt High School. After graduating she went to Cabrini College to study Elementary and Early Childhood Education as well as Psychology. She began teaching in Catholic Schools right after she earned her degree. While teaching, Mrs. Gullotti began working with young children (ages 2-5) with Autism. She took courses in Special Education, specifically courses in Early Intervention. Mrs. Gullotti took a break from teaching for a couple years and continued working with children with Autism and tutoring older children using Wilson Reading System. During this time she had many experiences in different Preschools in our area and realized how much she missed teaching! Her love of teaching brought her back into the classroom and Catholic Education as she taught the Pre K Threes and Pre K Two Year Olds.

    Mrs. Gullotti now has her dream job as Director of Little Joe's! She loves being able to get to know all the children that attend our Preschool. Each one of them is very special to her. Her favorite part of the day is visiting them and seeing their love of learning and making new friends. Little Joe's is such a special Preschool because we are able to teach children about Jesus' love at such an early age. Mrs. Gullotti lives in Glenside with her husband and three children ages 12, 6 and 2. She enjoys reading and crocheting. She loves spending time with her family at the beach!


    Mr. Bauer

    Mr. David Bauer is the Business Manager of StJP School.


  • A little information...

    Mr. David Bauer is originally from the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, but later graduated from high school in the Lehigh Valley.  He graduated from LaSalle University in May 1989.  He is a certified public accountant who manages his own tax consulting firm.  His prior work experience includes KPMG Peat Marwick, an international accounting firm, and Ameriprise.

    David and his family are members of Saint Rose of Lima Parish in North Wales.  He and his wife are the pro-life ministry leaders and the Baptism preparation ministry leaders.  They also serve as extra-ordinary ministers for the parish.  He is an active member of the Knights of Columbus, including serving as grand knight.
    His daughters attended Catholic grade schools and high schools.  Catholic schools help to bring the presence of Christ to our communities and provide a sound moral base for our children to realize their true mission in life- to bring the light of Christ to all people that we encounter.

    David has been the business manager of the school since its founding in July 2012.

Outside Staff