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

Jennifer Francis Interim Principal
Virginia Dedrick Controller
Wendy DePauw Administrative Assistant
Kim Gigliotti Administrative Assistant
Fr. Barry Gearing Treasurer
Fr. Joe Mamich President

Preschool – Grade 8 Teachers

Angela Bosko Preschool Director
Staci Franz Preschool Teacher
Carissa Hamski Kindergarten
Sarah Hutchinson Kindergarten
Cari Driscoll Grade 1
Teresa Tinnirello Grade 1
Rachel Ketterick Grade 2
Jennifer Salk Grade 2
Lori Blake Grade 3
Nancy Nadeo Grade 3
Kristine McChrystal Grade 4
Debbie Kazimir 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
Meghan Kelley Grade 8
Tim Sands Grade 8

Program Teachers

Rosanne Puliafico Computer/MakerSpace
Kristin Klatka Art Teacher
Joe Clark Physical Education
Tara Webb Music
Dragana Rojulga  Spanish

School Staff

Andrea Ziemer School Nurse
Frances Cullins Small Group Teacher
Loraine Kamczyc Psychologist
Wendy Ferian Enrichment Reading
Natalie Kimble Enrichment Math
Kelly Wetula Intervention Specialist
Maria Boyer Intervention Specialist
Trishia Kirkland Reading Interventionist
Janice Dunn Speech

Educational Aides

Diane Polivchak Educational Aide
Donna Stewart Educational Aide
Maggie Behm 1st Grade Aide
Karen McCullough 1st Grade Aide
Jen Stawicki Preschool Aide
Holly Tortorici Preschool Aide
Lucille Carucci Educational Aide
Sr. Rita Mackert Tutor

Additional Staff

Beth Reagan Cafeteria Staff
Sharon Gyurko Cafeteria Staff
Michelle Lechler Cafeteria Staff
Dennis Crose Maintenance
Gabby David Maintenance
Cindy Lasiter Maintenance
Will Lasiter Maintenance