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Growing up in Jenkintown, Jeff has always valued a strong, friendly community.  After obtaining a BS in Math from Hartwick College, located in Oneonta, NY, he worked the next 13 years as the Business Manager of Allied Associates in Mental Health.  He and his wife moved to Rockledge during that time and have two wonderful children. Jeff has a MBA from the Fox School of Business, Temple University.

Jeff was excited to learn of this opportunity, and grateful to be a part of the Saint Basil community: both here at Saint Basil Academy and with the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great.  As Director of Finance, his goal is to promote the legacy of Saint Basil Academy and the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great by working closely with all stakeholders.


With more than 18 years experience as a teacher and administrator in Catholic schools, Connie comes to SBA from Mount Saint Joseph Academy where she served as Dean of Student Affairs for the past five years. As part of the administrative team, Connie was responsible for a comprehensive student life program that included coordinating all student activities and events, handling student discipline, promoting student wellness, and creating new student leadership models. Mrs. D’Angelo also was influential in creating and teaching a Women in Leadership senior seminar course and program.

Connie spent 12 years teaching in the classroom as an 8th grade English and religion teacher at Ancillae-Assumpta Academy and also served as an adjunct English professor at Arcadia University and Bucks County Community College.

Connie earned her B.A. in English and Modern Languages from Saint Joseph’s University, her M.A. in English and Secondary Education from Arcadia University, and her Educational Leadership certificate from Cabrini College.


As assistant principal of Saint Basil Academy, Lesia Penkalskyj continues the long history with our great school since 1976. She is an SBA alumna (1980), and came back to Saint Basil’s as a full-time music teacher in 1990. Lesia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and K-12 Music Education Certification from Chestnut Hill College, and a Master of Music from West Chester University (1987). Her 37-year teaching experiences started in high school, and has included instruction in piano, children’s choirs and music groups, guitar and vocal instruction, and co-directing her parish choir. Her administrative experience began at West Chester University with the WCU Community Music School, and continued as Branch Administrative Coordinator at the Jenkintown (now Willow Grove) Branch of Settlement Music School. Now, as assistant principal, Lesia is excited to continue work in developing relationships with all SBA constituents, and to be instrumental in developing all facets of our wonderful students’ educational paths. She is also thrilled to serve as department head of the Visual and Performing Arts department, and to coordinate the growth and development of our new Music Academy.