Student Quotes

  • "St. Mary's School is phenomenal because everybody is friendly and they care about each other. St. Mary's is awesome because we learn, we play, and you have fun activities to do like research reports and go to math club and reading buddies."
    4th grade Student

  • "I love St. Mary's because Jesus is in my heart. I learn how to read. I meet new friends and the teachers care about me."
    Kindergarten Student

  • "We get one to one attention. We learn to never give up, we always try our best."
    2/3 Multiage Student


  • Knights of Columbus weekly Monday Night BINGO at 7:00PM!

Our Faculty & Staff

From Left to Right:
Deacon Todd, Pam Neal, Tom Alzo, Mike Preston, Terry Feuka, Father Doug






Rev. Father Doug Lucia





School Principal:

Pamelia Neal

Ms. Pamelia Neal grew up in Lima, New York and graduated from Honeoye Falls –Lima High School. She received her Associate’s Degree in Nursery Education from Mater Dei College in Ogdensburg and then went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursery and Elementary Education from the State University College in Geneseo, New York. After working as a third grade teacher at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School for two years in Memphis, Tennessee, Pam returned to Ogdensburg and obtained her Master’s Degree as a Reading Teacher from the State University at Potsdam, New York. She then worked at Trinity Catholic in Massena, New York as the second grade teacher.  Three years later Pam moved back to Ogdensburg, and was hired as the second grade teacher at   St. Marguerite d’Youville Academy. During the summer, Pam attended the University of Rochester and earned a certification in Catholic School Leadership. 

Pam consistently works to stayed informed and regularly attends workshops hosted by the St. Lawrence Teacher’s Center, State University College at Potsdam, the University of Rochester and the Warner School, the Diocese of Ogdensburg, and other professional conferences. 

Pam is the legal guardian of her brother and they live in Ogdensburg, New York. Ms. Neal was hired as Principal of St. Mary’s School for the 2013/2014 school year. 

Vice Principal:

Mrs. Cindy Niles



Mrs. Catherine Leggue


First Grade:

Miss Jamie Burns

Second/Third Multiage Grade:

Mr. Tom Alzo

Fourth Grade:

Mrs. Margaret Trainor

Fifth Grade:

Mrs. Cynthia Niles

Sixth Grade:

Miss Marianne Augenstein

Art Instruction:

Ms. Betsy Turner 

Music Education - Band & Orchestra:

Instructors from Crane School of Music

Physical Education:

Ms. Lauren Cruikshank


Mr. Richard Crawford

Office Staff - 

Pastoral Associate for Administration:

Mr. Paul Schrems

School Administrative Assistant:

Ms. Terry Feuka

I am happy to be the Administrative Assistant for St. Mary’s Church and School!  My husband and I have moved from Michigan and are enjoying life in the North Country.
We have 5 lovely daughters who are enjoying their independence in the adult world and continually make us proud in the process.  Our family also includes 5 cats and 1 dog.
My life has included such wonderful positions as professional librarian, grant administrator and office manager.  
I look forward to bringing my time and talents to Canton and the St. Mary Community.


Rev. Father Doug Lucia

Contact SMS

(315) 386-3572

2 Powers Street
Canton, NY 13617