Staff

Mr. Carner Principal

Mr. Carner

Principal

Education
  • University of Dayton
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Ursuline College
  • Masters Degree
Philosophy

Each fall I look forward to another great year! I am proud that at St. Mary School we are able to live our mission: As followers of Christ, we live as a Catholic community to learn and teach in ways that will help us to educate our minds and nurture our souls. I wish all of you a great school year. If you have any issues throughout the year, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Mrs. DeCore

Administrative Assistant/Accreditation

Mrs. Hennessy Business Administrator

Mrs. Hennessy

Business Administrator

Mrs. Zjaba Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Zjaba

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Sambenedetto Pre-3

Mrs. Sambenedetto

Pre-3

Presentation

Education

Associate Degree, Early Childhood Education

Philosophy

I believe play is so important. I encourage the children to use their imagination and their creativity while learning the skills that will lead them to the next level. Come and visit our wonderful facilities.

Mrs. Lake Pre-4, Pre-K

Mrs. Lake

Pre-4, Pre-K

Presentation

Education

Cuyahoga Community College
Associate Degree, Early Childhood Development

Philosophy

We provide a happy, safe, nurturing environment where your child can grow emotionally, socially, academically, and spiritually. We share experiences in all Early Learning Content Standards set by the State of Ohio. Our staff offers over 30 years of teaching experience. Visit and grow with us.

Mrs. Dober Kindergarten

Mrs. Dober

Kindergarten

Presentation

Education

Cleveland State University
BS in Early Childhood Education

Baldwin Wallace College
Graduate Courses

Philosophy

Teaching at St. Mary is a great joy and privilege for me! My Catholic faith is very important to me and I love sharing that faith with my students. I enjoy teaching young children because everything is so new and exciting to them.

I believe in encouraging them to explore and experience the world around them and to help them love learning. I think it is important to nurture all aspects of their development including physical, emotional, social, academic, and spiritual. Young children have an enormous capacity to love and I try to help them realize the great love God has for them and how they can share that love with others I believe a kindergarten classroom should be filled with questions, ideas, experiments, solutions, wonder, excitement, faith and joy.

Mrs. Schiele  Grade 1

Mrs. Schiele

Grade 1

Presentation

Education

University of Dayton
Magnum Cum Laude Honors in Early Childhood Education

Philosophy

I aim to create an atmosphere that promotes curiosity and determination. I encourage my students to ask questions, to learn from their mistakes, to be creative and to take risks. Each student’s success is celebrated, and they are inspired to be the best they can be. My classroom is a place where students feel important, are respected, and believed in. Teaching is a passion of mine and together I hope we can work collectively and communicate with one another to allow your child to reach his/her potential.

Mrs. Giblin Grade 2

Mrs. Giblin

Grade 2

Presentation

Education

Cleveland State University
B.S. in Early Childhood Education

Philosophy

I am so happy to be teaching second grade. It is a special year as your children grow closer to Jesus and prepare for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. I hope that each student will enjoy coming to school and feel loved in our classroom. Each day will be a new adventure in learning and I can’t wait to see the children grow in their Catholic faith and academic knowledge.

Ms. Aversano Grade 3

Ms. Aversano

Grade 3

Presentation

Education

UNLV
B.S. in Elementary Education
Regis University
Masters in Education

Philosophy

I believe in four key parts to a child’s education. This includes rigorous academics, social, emotional, and spiritual situations and growth. These four key parts of an education will help to lead my students to be happy, well-rounded, contributing members of society. My job and privilege, is to lead your child along this path.

Mr. Santamaria

Grade 4 Reading and Science, Grade 5 Science, Grades 6-8 Math

Mr. Blum Grades 4-5 Math, English, and Social Studies

Mr. Blum

Grades 4-5 Math, English, and Social Studies

Presentation

Education

Baldwin Wallace University

Bachelor Degree

Notre Dame

Teaching Certification

Philosophy

I believe that a teacher is morally obligated to enter the classroom with only the highest expectations for each and every student. I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom everyday so I can inspire the students to learn these traits and live their lives accordingly.

Mrs. Wilson

Grades 5-7 Reading, Grades 6-8 Science

Mrs. Patena Grade 8 Reading, Grades 4-8 Religion

Mrs. Patena

Grade 8 Reading, Grades 4-8 Religion

Presentation

Education

Kent State University
B.A. in Psychology
Notre Dame College of Ohio

Teaching Licensure

Philosophy

I strive to promote a classroom atmosphere filled with positive learning experiences. I also encourage opportunities for social growth with a loving rapport toward my students. I emphasize open and meaningful communication as a tool in the educational process. Above all, I feel that development of faith is crucial and at the root of the catholic school experience.

Mr. Jones Grades 6-8 English and Social Studies

Mr. Jones

Grades 6-8 English and Social Studies

Presentation

Education

Baldwin-Wallace College
B.S. in Social Studies and Language Arts
Cleveland State University
Master’s in Education

Philosophy

I entered St. Mary School as a student teacher fourteen years ago, and I have been here ever since. I believe that it is my calling to help every child in my class to achieve to be a learner and not a student. The difference for me is that a student attends class and listens. A learner is an active participant in their own education, never says no to a question, and attempts to think through problems before giving up.

Mrs. Morrison Physical Education, K-8

Mrs. Morrison

Physical Education, K-8

Education

Ohio University
M.S. in Recreation and Sports Science
Baldwin-Wallace -
B.A. in Physical Education and Athletic Training

Philosophy

I am so excited to be a part of St. Mary School. Physical Education gives students the opportunity to experience fun and learn how to be physically active for a lifetime. Students are able to increase skills and knowledge through a variety of activities. Physical Education teaches students more than just games and being physically active. It teaches them valuable life skills such as respect, teamwork, leadership and goal setting. I am looking forward to seeing the students progress and keep making healthy choices. “A day without laughter is a day wasted” -Charlie Chaplin

Mrs. Karla Rodriguez

Spanish, K-8

Education

University of Puerto Rico
B.S. in Education


Philosophy

Teaching Spanish is my life. My personal style of teaching brings enthusiasm, cultural elements and technology into the classroom to increase learning motivation. I teach with a contagious smile and open personality that helps me to interact with my students as I guide them through their learning process.

Mr. Klinect

Music Education, K-8; Technology Integration

Education

University of Akron

M.M. in Music Education

B.M. in Brass Performance

Mrs. Kovic Music, Instrumental, Children’s Mass Choir

Mrs. Kovic

Music, Instrumental, Children’s Mass Choir

Mr. Hickey Music, Instrumental, Band Director

Mr. Hickey

Music, Instrumental, Band Director

Mrs. Bodamer SMILES Coordinator

Mrs. Bodamer

SMILES Coordinator

Mrs. Collins

Intervention Specialist

Mrs. Duldner

Registered Nurse

Mrs. Schmitt Health Aide

Mrs. Schmitt

Health Aide

Mrs. Stepanek

Mrs. Stepanek

Cafeteria Manager

Mr. Winner

Mr. Winner

Maintenance

Mrs. Habian

Mrs. Habian

Preschool Assistant, Cafeteria Assistant

Mrs. Wetzel

Mrs. Wetzel

Classroom Volunteer

Mrs. Ruszkowski

Mrs. Ruszkowski

Classroom Volunteer

Mrs. Stafford

Mrs. Stafford

Kindergarten Aide

Mrs. Kathy Jarzen

Mrs. Kathy Jarzen

Ms. Chelsea Sambenedetto

Ms. Chelsea Sambenedetto

Mrs. Rosanne Stepanek

Mrs. Rosanne Stepanek

Mrs. Sarah Prentice

Mrs. Sarah Prentice

Mrs. Abby Zwick

Mrs. Abby Zwick