Mrs. Giacalone went to Catholic elementary and high school, instilling in her strong beliefs in Catholic education, as well as Catholic identity. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Queens College, then went on to get a Masters of Science degree from Fordham University in Childhood Education. She is State Certified in Childhood Education.
She has been a teacher at Our Lady of Hope for 15 years. She has taught 7th grade ELA, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and is currently teaching Pre-K. While having the opportunity to work part time, she taught computer to many of the grades.