About our Teachers | Dedication and Commitment

Teachers at St. Michael Catholic School understand that being a successful teacher means being able to integrate their education, work, life with faith. A St. Michael education provides our students with a comprehensive, quality education delivered within a caring environment and founded on the teachings of our Catholic faith. As a teacher at St. Michael School, it is essential that you have an understanding of, and commitment to, the Mission of the Catholic church, but that you also enjoy working with children and helping them learn and grow.

At the heart of our teacher's success is their commitment to Catholic values and the provision of quality education in a supportive and caring environment. Our staff come from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. They work in many varied roles but with the common aim of the provision of a quality, Catholic education for all our students. Below we share with your their educational background, as well as the length of time they have been a part of the St. Michael family. We look forward to meeting you!

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YVONNE SAUNDERS

Principal | started in 2019

Master of Arts in Educational Administration 

University of Notre Dame
 

Master of Arts, Religious Studies 

John Carroll University


Bachelor of Arts Secondary Education

University of Akron

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SUE MACKOVJAK

Middle School Team | started in 2013

Licensed in Mathematics (grades 7-12)

Cleveland State University

BA in Marketing

Kent State University

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ALLIE BRANCO

Middle School Team | started in 2020

BA in English 

The Ohio State University

 

M.A. in Education specializing in Integrated Language Arts

The Ohio State University

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BRIAN HORGAN

Middle School Team | started in 2020

Bachelors Degree

Kenyon College

Masters Degree

St. John's College

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LINDA NIRO

Middle School Team | started in 2012

BS in Elementary Education with Specialty in Reading (grades K-12)

University of Akron

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SUE DIGERONIMO

Middle School Team | started in 1999

MA in Education Administration

Cleveland State University

BS in Elementary Education

Franciscan University of Steubenville

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LINDA KEHL

Middle School Team | started in 1998

BS Physical Education and Health Education
(grades K-12)

Cleveland State University

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PATTY PERHAVEC

Grade 4 | started in 1997

BS in Elementary Education

University of Akron

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STACY TURK

Grade 3 | started in 2005

BS in Elementary Education

Kent State University

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JUDY LASECKI

Grade 2 | started in 1996

BA in Elementary Education

Notre Dame College

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MELISSA SCHESKE

Grade 2 | started in 2020

BS in Elementary Education
with a concentration in Math. 

Ohio State University

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TONI FITZGERALD

Grade 1 | started in 2018

BS in Early Childhood Education (grades Pk-3)
with a Reading Endorsement (grades K-8)

Ashland University

NICOLE CIOBAN

Grade 1 | started in 2020

B.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (grades Pk-3)
with a Reading Endorsement (grades K-8)

Ashland University, Ohio University

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MARLEY FAGIN

Kindergarten | started in 2020

B.S. in Early Childhood Education

Kent State University

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NANCY KNUFF

Jr Kindergarten & 4 Yr Preschool | started in 2020

BA in Early Childhood Education

John Carroll University

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AMY MOEHRING

4 Year Old Preschool | started in 2013

B.A. in Child & Family Development

University of Akron

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ALISON DABROWSKI

3 Year Old Preschool | started in 2019

Ashford University

About our Specials | Creativity and Inspiration

At St. Michael Catholic School, we see students as more than just a seat in a classroom increasingly focused on simple test-based academics. We aim to inspire both minds and spirits, both in and out of the classroom, as well as help students grow in an environment enhanced by strong moral values like kindness, generosity and hospitality. We do this by including our Catholic tradition in our everyday classes, as well as exposing our students to numerous opportunities to be creative, through art, music and physical education.

Our main goal at all times is providing students with a rigorous, well-rounded education – and everything we do is enhanced by our moral traditions, the person of Jesus and the Catholic faith.

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LINDA KEHL

Health & Physical Education | started in 1998

BS Physical Education and Health Education (grades K-12)

Cleveland State University

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BETSY MAST

Music | started in 2017

BS in Multiage Music Education

Cleveland State University

 

BS in Elementary Education (grades K-8)

Miami University

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DANIELLE KUTIS

Art | started in 2012

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
with a Reading Endorsement

Cleveland State University

BA in Art

Ursuline College

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CARLOS PEREIRA

Spanish | started in 2020

B.S. in Engineering

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6906 Chestnut Road

Independence, OH  44131

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8700 Brecksville Road

Brecksville, OH  44141

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St. Michael School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

All employees and volunteers who have contact with students undergo thorough screening, including background checks through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI&I). For complete information on screening policies, see the revised Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse, section 1.2 (p. 3).

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