Student success is dependent upon having outstanding teachers.

Sts. Joseph and John prides itself in having highly qualified and caring teachers. Our teachers have received many awards for excellence in teaching and are consistently recognized for their outstanding teaching.

Some of our Teacher Awards:

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year From the Diocese of Cleveland
  • Teacher of the Week WKYC-TV
  • Knights of Columbus Teacher of the Year
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Professional Women
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

Student success is also dependent upon having accessibility to teachers.

All of our Kindergarten classes are staffed with a teacher and a full-time teacher’s aide.  Our Kindergarten student ratio is 12:1.  Likewise, all of our primary grades are staffed with a teacher and a full-time classroom educational aide.

We understand that good communication between parents and teachers is essential for academic success.  We strive to ensure that our parents and teachers are in constant contact.  Sts. Joseph and John School helps to enhance communication between parents and teachers through the FACTS program.  FACTS offers parents the ability to examine their child’s daily progress, verify homework assignments, and e-mail their child’s teacher with any questions or concerns. With FACTS, parents have the opportunity to monitor their children’s academic progress.

School Staff Directory

Administrative Staff

Joseph Akosi Principal
Jennifer Francis Assistant Principal
Virginia Dedrick Controller
Leah Armstrong Administrative Assistant
Wendy DePauw Administrative Assistant
Kim Gigliotti Administrative Assistant
Nikki Krawczyk Administrative Assistant
Fr. Barry Gearing President
Fr. Joe Mamich Treasurer

Preschool – Grade 8 Teachers

Angela Bosko Preschool Director
Staci Franz Preschool Teacher
Carissa Hamski Kindergarten
Sarah Hutchinson Kindergarten
Cari Driscoll Grade 1
Kristine McChrystal Grade 1
Teresa Tinnirello Grade 1
Rachel Ketterick Grade 2
Jennifer Salk Grade 2
Lisa Zelenka Grade 2
Lori Blake Grade 3
Nancy Nadeo Grade 3
Rachel Holter Grade 4
Debbie Kazimir Grade 4
Meghan Kelley Grade 4
Katy Byrne Grade 5
Heather Estephan Grade 5
Kathy Thomas Grade 5
Jane Kopy Grade 6
Brian Leneghan Grade 6
Mark Beck Grade 7
Katie Wirtz Grade 7
Christine Gunn Grade 8
Tim Sands Grade 8

Program Teachers

MaKenzie Basch Art
Rosanne Puliafico Computer/MakerSpace
Lynne Yulish 4th-8th Enrichment Math
Tara Webb Music
Physical Education
Elizabeth Figueira Spanish

School Staff

Denine Ryan School Nurse
Jenny Balina Intervention Specialist
Frances Cullins Intervention Specialist
Loraine Kamczyc Psychologist
Wendy Ferian Small Group Teacher
Kelly Wetula Small Group Teacher
Janice Dunn Speech

Educational Aides

Lucille Carucci Educational Aide
Joan Giel Educational Aide
Christine Gray Educational Aide
Glenda Helman Educational Aide
Diane Polivchak Educational Aide
Arlene Soucek Educational Aide
Donna Stewart Educational Aide
Sr. Rita Mackert Tutor

Additional Staff

Lynne Cahal Cafeteria Staff
Sharon Gyurko Cafeteria Staff
Michelle Lechler Cafeteria Staff
Dennis Crose Maintenance
Gabby David Maintenance
Cindy Lasiter Maintenance