E-mail and phone numbers for members of the Dean’s Office appear below. 

Clicking on the individual’s name will bring you to a short bio of the administrator or staff member.

Mr. John Morris

Dean of Students

MorrisJ@spprep.org (201) 547-2332
Mr. Anthony Locricchio

Dean of Student Life


(201) 547-6487
Mr. Juan Arteaga

Assistant Dean

ArteagaJ@spprep.org (201) 547-6442
Mr. Pat Laguerre

Assistant Dean

LaguerreP@spprep.org (201) 547-6487
Ms. Cecelia Collins

Secretary to the Deans / Attendance

CollinsC@spprep.org (201) 547-6399
Ms. Maureen Sheppard, RN


SheppardM@spprep.org (201) 547-6406


Mr. John Morris, Dean of Students:  Mr. Morris governs the disciplinary aspects of student life at Saint Peter’s Prep and is responsible for enforcing Prep’s rules and standards as they apply to dress code, punctuality and general behavior.  A graduate of Fordham University, Mr. Morris holds degrees in English, Philosophy, and Religious Education and has served in many capacities at local New York areas school, such as Xavier, Iona Prep and Marist.  Serving at Saint Peter’s Prep since 2004, Mr. Morris is also an inaugural member of the Ignatian Leadership Academy and is committed to helping to ensure that student life at Prep is reflective of the values and principles of Jesuit education.  Mr. Morris is an avid reader, former SuperLeague rugby player with Old Blue RFC, and enjoys traveling with his wife, Maria, and daughter, Emily.

Mr. Anthony Locricchio, Dean of Student Life: Mr. Locricchio provides coordination and leadership of student programming at Saint Peter’s Prep. In his role, he is chiefly responsible for developing and evaluating experiences that enhance the school community for Prep students.  A Saint Peter’s Prep alumnus, he holds a B.A. in social studies from The College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in educational leadership, with a concentration in supervision and administration, from Saint Peter’s University. From student to coach, teacher and administrator, the 2018-2019 academic year will mark his 27th year of affiliation with the school.
Mr. Juan Arteaga, Assistant Dean: Mr. Arteaga is entering his ninth year in his role as assistant dean and his 14th year at Saint Peter’s as a member of the English department. In addition to teaching, Mr. Arteaga has also coached football and baseball and is currently also the Director of the Ignatian Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship initiative that looks to motivate select freshmen into leadership and service roles during their time at Prep. Mr. Arteaga’s first experience with Jesuit education and Ignatian ideals came as a high school student at Fairfield Prep and continued at Saint Joseph’s University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. He also holds a master’s degree in English education from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education.
Ms. Cecelia Collins, Administrative Assistant: Ms. Collins is a 20-year veteran here at Saint Peter’s Prep, in various areas of school life including the principal’s office and campus ministry. She has previous experience in data entry and recording attendance records, coordinating the Ignite Retreat for incoming freshmen, and collecting and processing various information and documentation for many Campus Ministry programs. Ms. Collins had the yearbook dedicated to her by the students in 2009. As the primary contact for the attendance office, she always looks forward to interacting with and guiding the students throughout the school year.