Maggie Rotello Hartford: Director
This is Maggie's tenth year with the Saint Mary's Fine Arts Camp. Maggie is excited to be coming back this summer to immerse herself in the fine arts and once again have the chance to get to know the amazing campers that are joining us for the first time or back again for another fun-filled year of camp. Maggie is a ’99 graduate of Saint Mary’s with a BA in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Reading and Junior High Social Studies. She spent nearly ten years teaching in a local elementary school before choosing to stay home with her three children full time. Maggie cannot wait to drive down the Avenue this July and spend three weeks on the beautiful Saint Mary’s campus. Each summer, she looks forward to seeing what the campers create and always leaves with a sense of awe at what the ladies are able to accomplish in just one week. Maggie hopes to enroll her daughter in camp in just three short years!
Cathy Tadey: Assistant Director
Cathy Tadey can't wait to return to Saint Mary's Fine Arts Camp for her ninth summer this year. Cathy had been involved with camp as a music instructor, assistant director, and director and looks forward to seeing the campers create, laugh, and perform each year. Cathy is currently the band director at Minooka Intermediate School in Minooka, Illinois where she teaches fifth and sixth grade students. Cathy is also a teacher for the travel abroad program and will be taking a group of eighth grade students to the Eastern Europe this summer where they will experience the culture, the food, and the history of this unique country. In addition to teaching and traveling, Cathy also enjoys performing with the South Bend Chamber Singers, hiking, and visiting her family back home in Indiana.
Mary McKevitt: Night Supervisor
Mary McKevitt is so excited to return to camp for her fifth summer! She
first started as a counselor, and this will be her third year as night
supervisor. The thought of going back to her absolute favorite place
puts a huge smile on her face! Mary graduated from Saint Mary's College
in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education. Mary absolutely loves to
travel! She studied abroad in Rome, Italy her sophomore year and she
traveled to Killarney, Ireland to compete at the All-Irelands Irish
Dance Championship with the ND/SMC Irish Dance Team. She also taught in
Uganda with the Saint Mary's Uganda program, and she feels so blessed to
have had so many opportunities through her alma mater. Mary loves
working with kids, and she is finishing up her second year as a first
grade teacher. She also loves spending time with her family and friends,
reading, shopping, and being with her dogs, Pippa and Reilly. Mary
loves to run, and she is currently training to run her first half
marathon! Mary is so excited to get back to camp this July!
Victoria is happy to return for her second summer as instructor for Fine Arts. She graduated from SMC in 2012 and won the Departmental Award for Excellence in Theatre. During her time as a student, she was nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Competitions on three occasions and participated in Master classes with Lilly Tomlin, Glenn Close, Hal Prince, Sigourney Weaver and Donna Mckechnie. In past summers, she has assisted with theatre camp at Saint Mary's Summer Academy. In 2012, she appeared in the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival as Puck in A Midsummer's Night Dream.
Since last year, she has become a company member of Child's play Touring Theater in Chicago and spends her time teaching drama and writing workshops, adapting children's stories into plays and performing them on stage around the country! I can't wait to be back for the summer!
Michele received her B.S. in Education from Ball State University and her Master of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa. From 2001-2006, she was on faculty in Ball State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. In 2007, she moved to South Bend to teach at Saint Mary’s College Program in Dance and Clay High School Magnet for the Visual and Performing Arts. Michele also teaches modern and jazz at Southold Dance Theatre, and past three summers she has choreographed the Summerfly musicals Kiss Me Kate, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Cats: The Musical.