Mrs. Frieda Cocozza


Mrs. Freida Cocozza


I have been a member of the Queen of Apostles community for over 20 years, first as a parishioner and then a member of the teaching staff. A graduate of George Mason University with a B.A. in Educations and a Master in Special Education, I worked in Fairfax County Public Schools for 9 years as a Learning Disabilities Specialist. I began my teaching in Catholic education working as a Title I teacher assigned to Queen of Apostles. In 2014, I began working as a resource teacher. I work with students, teachers and parents to ensure that students can succeed in school. My area of specialty is beginning literacy.

I am married and have two daughters who graduated from Queen of Apostles. I enjoy reading, biking and bible study classes. I feels especially blessed to be part of a wonderful community for so many years!

The Resource Program

The Resource Program at Queen of Apostles includes two designated resource teachers, Frieda Cocozza and Sara McMahon,  and our long-time volunteer Margaret Peiffer.

In the Resource Room we are always busy finding ways to make learning more accessible to our students.  In our room you will find many books at all reading levels, a reading couch, math manipulatives, games, supplies to complete projects, and anything else students will need to get the assignments done!

The program offers:

  • Individual and small group academic remediation and enrichment
  • In-classroom instructional assistance and accommodations
  • Standardized testing accommodations
  • Help with referrals to public school and private evaluations

Queen of Apostles’ principal, resource teachers, and classroom teachers work closely with local public schools and other professionals to ensure that students receive the extra attention and care they need to be successful.