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, and is currently teaching 3rd grade. While having the opportunity to work part time, she taught computer to many of the grades.