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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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

Principal | started in 2019

YVONNE SAUNDERS

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Licensed in Mathematics (grades 7-12)

Cleveland State University

BA in Marketing

Kent State University

Grade 8 | started in 2013

SUE MACKOVJAK

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BS in Elementary Education

The Ohio State University

Grade 8 | started in 2017

CAROLYN HARTMAN

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BA in English & Education

Georgian Court University, NJ

 

Licensed in Language Arts & Reading (grades 4-9)

Grade 7 | started in 2013

CHRISTI VAUGHN

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MS Molecular Virology & Microbiology

Baylor College of Medicine

BS in Biotechnology

Rochester Institute of Technology

Grade 7 | started in 2018

STEPHANIE HERB

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

University of Akron

Grade 6 | started in 2012

LINDA NIRO

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BS in Education

University of Akron

Grade 6 | started in 2014

MELANIE WYPASEK

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MA in Education Administration

Cleveland State University

BS in Elementary Education

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Grade 5 | started in 1999

SUE DIGERONIMO

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BS in Elementary Education

University of Akron

Grade 4 | started in 1997

PATTY PERHAVEC

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BS in Elementary Education

Kent State University

Grade 4 | started in 2005

STACY TURK

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BS in Education

SUNY College at Buffalo

Grade 3 | started in 1998

DIANE PATTERSON

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BA in Elementary Education

Notre Dame College

Grade 2 | started in 1996

JUDY LASECKI

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BA in Early Childhood Education
& Reading Specialty

Baldwin-Wallace University

Kindergarten | started in 2012

LAURA AMBROSE

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BA in Elementary Education

Capital University

Kindergarten | started in 2002

JULIE BELLOMY

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

Ashland University

Grade 1 | started in 2018

TONI NOVICKY

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BS in Education

Baldwin-Wallace University

Grade 1 | started in 2002

DEBRA PAOLUCCI

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BS in Education

Bowling Green State University

Jr Kindergarten | started in 2016

Director of Preschool

ERIN TOTH

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B.A. in Child & Family Development

University of Akron

Preschool | started in 2013

AMY MOEHRING

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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Spanish | started in 2013

DORA HEDAYATNIA

B.S. in International Economics

Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota, Colombia

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Art | started in 2012

DANIELLE KUTIS

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
with a Reading Endorsement

Cleveland State University

BA in Art

Ursuline College

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Gym | started in 1998

LINDA KEHL

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

Cleveland State University

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Music | started in 2017

BESTY MAST

BS in Multiage Music Education

Cleveland State University

 

BS in Elementary Education (grades K-8)

Miami University

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Library | started in 2019

CARON VIGLIANCO

Masters of Library & Information Science

Kent State University

 

Masters of Arts in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 

John Carroll University

BA in Art History

John Carroll University

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Independence, OH  44131

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