Sr. Jean Marie Humphries, osu, Ph.D. AMSU ’89


(718) 364-5353 Ext. 211

AMSU Start Date: July 2014

Extra Curricula: Bronx Catholic High School Principals, Board Member of All Hallows School, and Board Member of Ursuline Education Network

Personal Interests: Reading, spending time with friends

Bachelor of Science, College of New Rochelle – Psychology, Elementary Education (N-6 ) 
Masters of Science, College of New Rochelle – Literacy (K-12) and Special Education (K-12) 
Ph.D. Fordham University – Language, Literacy, and Learning

Sr. Jean Marie has worked in various educational settings as an elementary school teacher, curriculum developer and master teacher in Bronx Catholic Schools (St. Philip Neri and St. Ignatius), a reading specialist and English Language Arts Chairperson at Flanders Elementary School in Malone, NY, an Instructional Supervisor at the Cooke Center for Learning and Development, a school providing special education services in Manhattan. Sr. Jean Marie has taught graduate courses in literacy and special education and supervised student teachers at Fordham University. Before AMSU, she was an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Concordia College, N.Y. and involved as a literacy and special education consultant with Cooke Center for Learning and Development for the Archdiocese of New York Catholic Schools office (particularly St. Thomas Aquinas) to see how students with special needs and English Language Learners may be better served. 

Sr. Jean Marie has a deep love for her alma mater and a strong belief in the Mission of AMSU and its students. She has been a member of AMSU’s Board of Trustees and has worked with Claudia Toni-Smith (AMSU ’92) to start our Young Alumnae Committee. Sr. Jean Marie enjoys bringing her skills, dedication, and energy to AMSU.

She is very proud of AMSU’s 160+ years of academic excellence serving the young women of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Westchester. The support of AMSU’s Ursuline sisters, student families, alumnae, and benefactors allow AMSU’s young women to be leaders in our society, and women of courage and integrity. 

Prayers and Blessing to all


Carolyn Duggan

Assistant Principal for Discipline and Student Affairs

(718) 364-5353 Ext.212

AMSU Start Date: September 2002

Personal Interests: Finding a legal parking space when I get home

Bachelor of Science, Marymount College – Biology 
Master of Science, Fordham University – Administration

I began my teaching career as a science teacher and retired (after 35+ years) as Assistant Principal Organization and Security from a NYC inner-city high school in 2001. I happily served as Assistant Principal at St. Philip Neri for 1 year, but was pleased to accept the invitation to return to a high school setting – I really missed that word Regents! Born and bred in the city, I attended St. James School, Cathedral and Marymount College(B.S. biology). The NSF provided my graduate science courses and Fordham University conferred the M.S. Administration degree. AMSU is a spiritual and educational haven with capable and caring colleagues and students – a great place to be after the Major Deegan wars and daily battles with parking spaces. I thank God for a wonderful family, 3 grandchildren and good friends. Life is good.


Jasmin Abbatiello

Executive Director of Alumnae Relations and External Affairs

(718) 364-5353 Ext. 222

AMSU Start Date: May 2017

Personal Interests: Animal Lover

Extra Curricula: Marketing Club Moderator

Bachelor of Arts, Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame) – Sociology 
Yeshiva University – Certificate in Philanthropy and Fundraising

Jasmin’s most recent work experience was with Catholic Charities, where she served as Special Projects and Development Officer for the past three years. Jasmin was instrumental in developing a Junior Board (founded in 2008 by volunteer, Mario Bruschi) of young working professionals and was able to grow that Board from 24 members to over 125 members. She has over 10 years of fundraising, volunteer and donor cultivation experience, as well as event planning and a thorough understanding of various donor databases, including Raiser’s Edge, and all aspects of direct mail. Jasmin has a deep understanding and appreciation for education, specifically within an all-girls Catholic institution. AMSU is glad to have her as part of our community and Jasmin is eager to continue to build relationships with alumnae, benefactors, and friends of AMSU. She continues to looks forward to promoting our school and all the wonderful aspects of the excellent education offered at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula.


Silvia Cabreja

Director of Recruitment and Admissions

(718) 364-5353 Ext. 237

AMSU Start Date: April 2015

Extra Curricula: Ambassadors Club

Personal Interests: Sightseeing, reading, and spending time with her nephews and her dog Taz

When you first meet Silvia Cabreja, you know you have met a woman who clearly loves her job. AMSU’s Director of Recruitment and Admissions comes to us from her alma mater, Mother Cabrini High School, where she was known for her upbeat, energetic manner, and for her hard-working approach to her responsibilities. Most importantly she was recognized as a relationship builder, a person the students liked, and the parents trusted and respected. Silvia is clearly happy to be at AMSU. A true believer in the value of same sex education, she doesn’t need to work at being convincing when she speaks to any listener about the worth of investing four years in a school with a proven track record for excellence. As the daughter of parents who immigrated from the Dominican Republic, she relates quickly and naturally to a diverse population. Comfortable in both Spanish and English, she is an available, encouraging presence, approachable and positive.

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Bryan Ray

Director of Finance

(718) 364-5353 Ext. 237

AMSU Start Date: May 2019

Extra Curricula: Ambassadors Club

Personal Interests: Sports

Credentials: Bachelor of Science, Fordham University –Business

Masters of Business Administration, Pace University-Finance

Bryan previously worked at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Merrill Lynch and other financial institutions where he helped safeguard financial assets.  He has over 15 years of experience in compliance and reporting of financial assets. He looks forward to safeguarding AMSU’s finances so it can continue to fulfill its vital mission!

In his free time Bryan enjoys spending time with his family and going to his children’s sports or dance events.