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St. Sebastian Parish School Faculty and Staff


Staff Information  

 

Mr. Anthony Rohr, Principal
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 115
Email: rohra@stsebastian.org

Education: University of Akron: BS Middle Childhood Education; University of Cincinnati: M.S. Educational Administration
Years in Education: 12 years at St. Sebastian Parish School
Hobbies: I enjoy watching my children play various sports, watching movies and I love to golf.
Why I like teaching: I enjoy the day to day interaction with students as the kids have an energy and excitement that should be appreciated. Each day presents its own rewards and I have the blessing to be able to assist the students in their faith formation.
 
Mrs. Diana McGee, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 116
Email: mcgeed@stsebastian.org

Years at St. Sebastian: With St. Sebastian since 1996
Honors: Cleveland Diocese Aide of the Year, 2002
Hobbies: I love cooking, the outdoors, and spending time with my family. I am married to Joe and have four children, Joseph, Katelyn, Lauryn, and John.
Why I like St. Sebastian: I have worked as a teacher's aide for the Kindergarten, 3rd, and 4-6th grades. Kindergarten was most rewarding to me. I truly enjoyed watching the children learn and grow into big first graders! I have now taken on the position of Secretary. I look forward to the role and hope to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the school office. It should be a place where you feel completely comfortable to stop in or call!
 
Mrs. Nicole Pillitiere, Administrative Assistant and Enrichment Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 116
Email: pillitieren@stsebastian.org

Years at St. Sebastian: With St. Sebastian since 2012
Previous Positions Held: AfterCare Attendant, Substitute Teacher, 4th - 8th Grade Aide and Lunch/Recess Monitor                                                                                                   Hobbies: I enjoy family time, reading and hiking                                                               Why I like St. Sebastian: I love watching students engage in the fun and exciting lessons I've planned for them.  
 
Ms. Lesley Starcher, 3 Year Old Preschool Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 127
Email: starcherl@stsebastian.org

Education: University of Akron: B.S. Early Childhood Education
Began Teaching: 2017
At St. Sebastian: 2016 as a Pre-K Aide
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, cooking and traveling.
Why I like teaching: I love to see the fun and excitement they have towards learning. At the early age there is so much for them to explore and create. Also, watching them form friendships that may last a lifetime is so encouraging.
 
Mrs. Michele Kellner, 4 Year Old Preschool Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 127
Email: kellnerm@stsebastian.org

Education: : University of Michigan-Flint, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Oakland University, Masters in Early Childhood; Notre Dame College, Reading Endorsement.
Years Teaching: I began teaching in a three year old preschool program for a school district in Michigan. I worked with this age group for 3 years. Then I taught in a whole day kindergarten class for a Catholic school for 4 years. Later I moved to the preschool program in the same school and worked with the preschool children for 3 years. I have worked for the past 2 years for a preschool program in Doylestown OH.
Hobbies: I love to spend time with my family, reading, swimming and sewing.
Why I like teaching: I love how young children find joy out of learning.
 
Mrs. Kathy Cardarelli, Preschool Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 127
Email: cardarellik@stsebastian.org

Education: The University of Akron: B.A. Child Development and Family Life
Years Teaching: 23 years overall, 11 with St. Sebastian
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking
Why I like teaching: The joy felt from the children every day.
 
Mrs. Margaret Myers, Kindergarten Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 230
Email: myersm@stsebastian.org

Education: The University of Akron: B.S. Education. I have taken many additional courses to further my education.  I also have a Basic Religion certification.
Began Teaching: 1982
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2000
Honors: Teacher of the Year, Diocese of Cleveland; Eddy Classroom Excellence Award from Sylvan Learning (January 2011)
Hobbies: Boating and traveling with my family, exercise, and reading
Why I like teaching: It is extremely rewarding to watch and be a part of the development of young children as they grow in knowledge, maturity and faith.  Teaching religion is very special to me.  Teaching in a Christian environment and being a follower of Christ is what St. Sebastian is all about.  One of my favorite sayings is “what would Jesus do”.  We strive to incorporate religion into everything we do. There are few rewards in life as gratifying as the feeling one gets when teaching a child to read.  Reading is the basis of all learning and to be at the start of this is exciting.
 
Mrs. Carolyn Schmidlin, Kindergarten Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 202
Email: schmidlinc@stsebastian.org

Education: Spring Hill College: B.A. Spanish; Ursuline College: K-8 Teaching Certificate
Years Teaching: I have been teaching at St. Sebastian School for 14 years.  Prior to that, I worked as a kindergarten aide at St. Sebastian for 11 years.
Honors: Teacher of the Year, Diocese of Cleveland
Hobbies: Exercising, reading, traveling, and smocking
Why I like teaching: Kindergarten is an exciting, fun place to teach as it is the student’s first experience in elementary school. It is especially enjoyable to watch our classroom develop a family atmosphere in which each child truly cares about the other members of the class. One of my favorite activities which nurtures the family atmosphere in our classroom is one in which each child bring in a “memory bag” in the beginning of the school year.  The children love to share items from their bags that are special to them and we are able to get to know each other a little better through this sharing activity. The children’s enthusiasm for learning also makes kindergarten a wonderful place in which to teach.  The children come to school so eager to learn and are excited about every part of the curriculum and their day.   My goal as a kindergarten teacher is to make each child’s first school experience a positive one in which a love for learning is instilled and will continue to grow.
 
Mrs. Kerry Meyer, First Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email: meyerk@stsebastian.org

Education: Kent State University: Master of Education, Special Education; Slippery Rock University: B.S. Education, Elementary/Special Education
Began Teaching: 1995
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2013
Hobbies: hiking, camping, reading
Why I like teaching: I love having the opportunity to nuture each child's unique strengths and abilities.
 
Miss Molly Karg, First Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email: kargm@stsebastian.org

Education: Walsh University: B.S. Elementary Education and Intervention Specialist,
Pre-K-3
Hobbies: I love spending time with my friends and family. I also love watching movies and sports, especially hockey.
Why I like teaching: I love teaching because I enjoy watching the kids grow and learn as they form a small family within their classroom. I also enjoy finding new, fun and creative ways to teach children to learn.
Mrs. Kristen DeKatch, Second Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email: dekatchk@stsebastian.org

Education: University of Michigan: B.A. Elementary Education; Certified K-8
Years in Education: 9
Hobbies: Attending my children’s sports, reading and University of Michigan football
Why I like teaching: I like teaching because I want to have a positive influence on their journey through their early years. Even though it is just for a short time, I cherish the time I have teaching and nurturing the children.
Mrs. Sue Vernon, Second Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 208
Email: vernons@stsebastian.org

Education: Kent State University: B.S. Education; Graduate courses from Notre Dame College, Ursuline College and The University of Akron; Pathwise
Certified Mentor Teacher, 2003; Certified Religion Teacher, certificate renewed 2009
Began Teaching: 1977
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 1988
Honors: Teacher of the Year 2000; Mentor for 2 student teachers and 7 degreed teachers; Speaker on behalf of the Diocese of Cleveland at an Education Forum for Leadership Akron, 2002, 2003; Recognition by the Diocese of Cleveland for over 30 years of service to Catholic Schools
Hobbies: I am an avid gardener and collector of children's literature; I enjoy decorating and entertaining family and friends often.
Why I like teaching: I have a passion for reading and writing, and I love teaching because it allows me to arm my children with the tools to be good readers and writers.   It is a thrill when my class moves from easy readers to chapter books, and there is no greater joy than to introduce children to an outstanding piece of literature, and then inspire them to write and draw creatively.
 
Miss Mary Heffern, Third Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email: heffernm@stsebastian.org

Education:University of Toledo: B.S. Elementary Education Pre-K - 3
Began Teaching: 2014
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2014
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling, reading, watching movies and sports.
Why I like teaching: I love teaching because I get to help enrich the minds of our next generations. I also love teaching because I can see the students grow and gain confidence within the year that they never knew they had inside them.
 
Miss Mari O'Neill, Third Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email:

Education: John Carroll University: Masters of Education: School Counseling; B.A. Elementary Education
Began Teaching: 2015
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2016
Hobbies: Spending time with my friends and family, reading and running
Why I like teaching: I love teaching because each day brings a new and exciting opportunity when working with children. Watching my students grow as individual learners is truly special!
 
Miss Danielle Stevens, Fourth Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email: stevensd@stsebastian.org

Education:Kent State University: M.A.T, B.F.A.; Licensed, Language Arts/Reading 4-9
Began Teaching: 2005 at The Ohio State University and Pioneer Performing Arts Academy.
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2014
Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society
Hobbies: Reading and Dancing
Why I like teaching: I love teaching because of my students! Each day brings something new and I love watching the students make new discoveries about themselves and the educational process! Being able to share my love of books, reading, and learning with the students is amazing.
Mrs. Jennifer Smee, Fourth Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 213
Email:smeej@stsebastian.org

Education: The University of Akron; B.S. Elelmentary Education, 1-8
Years Teaching: Began teaching in 2001
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, crafting, antique shopping, Disney movies, traveling and spending time with my family.
Why I like teaching: I love igniting a passion for learning and inquiry in my students, being a partner in shaping their futures. Being able to bring faith and God into the classroom is such a gift. I cherish the opportunity to help make a difference in their lives, touching thier hearts as they touch mine.
 
Mrs. Kelly Gupta, Fifth Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email: guptak@stsebastian.org

Education: Kent State University: B.S. Elementary Education, Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Began Teaching: 1996, Akron Public Schools
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2000
Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Delta Kappa Education Honorary, Teacher of the Year in 2006
Hobbies: I love to sing and swim.
Why I like teaching: The children are so wonderful that I love to come to work every day just to to see them learn new things!  I also love running into former students who are enjoying success later in life and know that I was a part of their education!
 
Mrs. Sharon Kastelic, Fifth Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 212
Email: kastelics@stsebastian.org

Education: Bowling Green University: B.S. Education; Special Education: Post Graduate Elementary Endorsement
Began Teaching: 1993
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2003
Hobbies: Reading and Scrapbooking
Why I like teaching: I love to see the students get excited about learning and have fun at the same time.
 

Mrs. Jennifer Slegus, Sixth Grade English and Reading, 7th Grade Reading

Phone: 330-836-9107 x:213

Email: slegusj@stsebastian.org

 

Education: Kent State: B.S. Elementary Education Grades 1-8

Years Teaching:  12 years with St. Sebastian Parish School

Hobbies: Playing with my son, walking and reading:

Why I like teaching: I like teaching to see the excitment and joy on the students' faces as they learn about new topics. I always love to see the moment of "I get it" in thier eyes. It is a wonderful feeling when students come back to your calss and let you know what a great time they had with you.

 

 
Ms. Autumn Gaskins, Sixth Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email: gaskinsa@stsebastian.org

Education: University of Akron: B.A. Education and History
Years Teaching:4 years
Hobbies: Riding horses and spending time with my husband and daughter
Why I like teaching: I enjoy watching students' hard work and creativity come to life in the classroom. I also enjoy helping students become life long learners and assisting in them reaching thier full potential.
 
Mr. Allyn Rose, Junior High Teacher - Social Studies
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 220
Email: rosea@stsebastian.org

Education: The University of Akron: B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Education-Concentration in Social Studies, Grades 7-12
Years Teaching: 6 years overall, 5 with St. Sebastian
Hobbies: Golfing, barbecuing on the grill
Why I like teaching: It is an intrinsically rewarding and meaningful career.
 
Miss Sally Weakland, Junior High Teacher - English and Reading
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 201
Email: weaklands@stsebastian.org

Education: Harvard University: B.A English and American Literature; The University of Akron: Master’s Language Arts with Reading Endorsement
Began Teaching: 1997
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2003
Hobbies: Reading and Traveling
Why I like teaching: I love teaching junior high students because they are at the age where they can do many advanced critical thinking activities and have so much potential. I focus on giving them the foundation they need in high school and beyond. The wonderful thing about teaching in a Catholic school is that we are able to address the individual needs of the students in our classes. I especially enjoy teaching literary texts which often give opportunities to discuss our faith.
 
Miss Cara Nestor, Junior High Teacher - 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Math
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email: nestorc@stsebastian.org

Education: Miami University, B.S. Middle Childhood Education, Math & Science with State of Ohio Reading Endorsement and Interactive Media Studies sequence (digital technology)
Began Teaching: 2014
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2014
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, writing, watching movies, traveling & sight-seeing, nature, missions & service trips, and time with family
Why I like teaching: I love teaching because it is an opportunity to give back to God and others who have given and taught me so much and to not only serve the students in their academic development, but also in their spiritual, emotional, and social growth. For me, teaching is about helping every child realize his/her potential and ability to use his/her gifts to change a corner of the world! I want to help students realize the true value of education, that it is about more than studying and finding a job; it is about discovering their gifts and the way they can use them to serve others.
 
Ms. Julia Moskaluk, Junior High Teacher - Science
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 221
Email: moskalukj@stsebastian.org

Education: Marietta College - Middle Childhood Education (Science and Language Arts), Teachers Leadership Certificate (McDonough Leadership Program)
Began Teaching: 2017
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2017
Honors: 3 time varisty volleyball letter winner at Marietta College
Why I like teaching: I like teaching because it's different everyday! Students change day to day which makes things interesting. Also, seeing a student finally understand a topic or seeing them really interested in a topic completely defines my learning goals for all my students.
 
Mr. Jeff Beshore, Music Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 223
Email: beshorej@stsebastian.org

Education: Kent State University: B.S. Music
Years Teaching: 12 years overall, 6 with St. Sebastian
Honors: Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists and CAGO certificate in the American Guild of Organists.
Hobbies: Raising poultry
Why I like teaching: Teaching allows me to share my knowledge and love of music with future generations. My position also allows me to watch them grow musically through the years. I hope to instill an understanding of music concepts that will be used in their adult lives.
 
Mr. Bryan Kover, Physical Education Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 224
Email: koverb@stsebastian.org

Education: B.A. Sports Management - Baldwin Wallace College; licensure K-12 Health Education and Physical Education
Years Teaching: 5 years teaching, 11 years coaching
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and kids, coaching, golf, movies, music and travel
Why I like teaching: Teaching provides an opportunity on a daily basis to pass on my enthusiasm and passion for physical activity and sports to my students.
 
Ms. Anne Riede, Computer Teacher
Email: riedea@stsebastian.org

Education: University of Akron: B.S. in Physical Education, Health and Computer Science K-12. M.A. in Education - Instructional Technology.
Began Teaching:1978
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian:2017
Hobbies:Star gazing, walking, biking, going to plays and musicals, newbie gardener, siberian huskies, Harry Potter, Star Trek and Star Wars, Cleveland sports and technology.
Why I like teaching: I love teaching! It's so exciting to pass on things that I know and to learn new things from my students. The ultimate high for me is to see "the light bulb" go off and for someone at any age to "get it"!
 
Ms. Elizabeth Aronhalt, Art Teacher
Email: aronhalte@stsebastian.org

Education: Miami University: B.S in Art Education, Minors in Spansih and 2-D Media Studies
Began Teaching: 2015
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2017
Hobbies: Biking, Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, going to Art Galleries. Also numerous awards received for paintings shown at area art shows.
Why I like teaching: I like teaching because I enjoy exploring and creating art with students. Art enables students to be innovators and creative thinkers and I love that!
 
Ms. Palma Sferro, Spanish Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 225
Email: sferrop@stsebastian.org

Education: The University of Akron: B.S. and B.A. Accounting, Computer Programming. Minor in Spanish
Began Teaching: 1995
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 1995
Honors: Honors from U of Akron (10 years teaching Spanish). Some honor awards from various companies for training/consulting work for Spanish.
Hobbies: Reading, biking and hiking
Why I like teaching: I feel that teaching is one of my callings in life and one in which I find a true purpose and a satisfaction in knowing that I have touched so many lives. Hopefully, I will continue to make a difference in the lives of those that I teach and have taught and will continue to teach. Also, I love the Spanish language and I do so want others to learn and appreciate the advantages of learning a foreign language. I enjoy teaching the children of St. Sebastian so much. They are truly special gifts from God.
 
Mr. Scott Mason, Librarian and School Band Director
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email: masons@stsebastian.org

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Education: Kent State University: Bachelor in Music with K-12 Reading Specialization; University of Akron: M.Ed Music Education
Years Teaching: 34 Years
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2016
Hobbies: Gardening, Cooking, Beekeeping, British Car Restoration
Why I like teaching:I want to share my love of music and books with kids! I enjoy watching kids grow through their learning and discovery of the world and what they can do in it, and find that developing the skills of reading both text and music notation opens many doors to the understanding of the world, ourselves and the beauty that can be found in everything. My goal is to help open these doors to the students so that they can more fully experience and appreciate our world, each other and the beauty of God's work in their lives.
 
Mrs. Maggi Blischak, Auxiliary Services
Phone: 330-864-8977
Email: blischakm@stsebastian.org

Education: The Ohio State University: B.S. Special Education; Kent State University: M.S. Education with Reading Specialization
Years Teaching: 20 years overall, 16 with St. Sebastian
Hobbies: Reading, Hiking
Why I like teaching: I like teaching because every day is a new and different experience and there are surprises around every corner. Teaching keeps me young and allows me to continue seeing the world through the eyes of children.
 
Mrs. Teresa Schleier, Auxiliary Services
Phone: 330-864-8977
Email: schleiert@stsebastian.org

Education: Malone College: Associates Degree Secretarial Science
Years in Education: 26 years overall, 22 with St. Sebastian
Hobbies: Cooking, Gardening, and Home Repair
 

St. Sebastian School has a total of 9 aides assigned to various classrooms.