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St. Sebastian Parish School Faculty and Staff


Staff Information  

 

Ms. Sandie Isabella, Principal
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 115
Email: isabellas@stsebastian.org

Education: Cleveland State University: B.S. Elementary Education; M.Ed. Educational Administration and Licensure
Years in Education: Since 1999, Principal of St. Sebastian since 2013
Hobbies: workout, golf and travel
Vision for the School: To make St. Sebastian Parish School a family centered community where every child is nurtured, valued, and respected as a unique creation of God. I want to facilitate every students learning and ensure that everyone strives for academic excellence while discovering God's plan for them.
 
Dr. Ed Savitski, Director of Curriculum Development and Junior High Teacher - Religion
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 218
Email: savitskie@stsebastian.org

Education: Cleveland State University: BS Chemistry; University of Akron: Ph.D. Polymer Science; University of Akron: MS Educational Administration
Began Teaching: 2008
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2013
Honors: National Science Teacher Association Fellowship, 2009
Hobbies: Playing clarinet & saxophone, dog training, running, fitness
Why I like teaching: Middle school students are facing a very dynamic time in their lives. There are so many social, spiritual, personal and academic challenges with which they are confronted. It is very rewarding and meaningful to be able to help them navigate through these issues and touch some part of their lives. I enjoy sharing my love of math, science and experience as a research scientist. I want students to appreciate how important these topics are as they prepare for their futures.
Mrs. Diana McGee, School Secretary
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. Amy Sboray, School Secretary
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 116
Email: sboraya@stsebastian.org

Years at St. Sebastian: Secretary at St. Sebastian since 2010
Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, and hiking.
Why I like St. Sebastian: I am proud to serve as one of the secretaries here at St. Sebastian Parish School. It allows me to have a hands-on role with the daily needs of our children, parents, and faculty. I enjoy the opportunity to enrich the educational experience of our students in the ways of Christ and to make our school a better place for all.
 
Mrs. Kelly Monroe, 3 Year Old Preschool Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 127
Email: monroek@stsebastian.org

Education: Ashland University: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, graduated Cum Laude
Began Teaching: 2003
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2016
Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and I love anything Disney!
Why I like teaching: I love watching young children learn new things - everything is new, fun and exciting for them!
 
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.
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 Slegus, Fourth Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 213
Email: slegusj@stsebastian.org

Education: Kent State University: B.S. Elementary Education Grades 1-8
Years Teaching: 11 years with St. Sebastian
Hobbies: Playing with my son, walking and reading.
Why I like teaching: I like teaching to see the excitement and joy on the students’ faces as they learn about new topics. I always love to see the moment of "I get it" in their eyes. It is a wonderful feeling when students come back to your class and let you know what a great time they had with you.
 
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.
 

Mr. Anthony Rohr, Sixth Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 217
Email: rohra@stsebastian.org


Education: The University of Akron: B.S. Middle Childhood Education; University of Cincinnati: M.S. Educational Administration

Special Certification: Google Certified Educator : Level 1
Years Teaching: 7 years with St. Sebastian
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.

 
Ms. Nicole Winiecki, Sixth Grade Teacher
Phone: 330-836-9107
Email: winieckin@stsebastian.org

Education: Syracuse University: B.A. Political Science and Psychology; Kent State University: MAT Secondary Education Integrated Social Studies and Middle Childhood Education English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Reading Endorsement
Began Teaching: 2012
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2014
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, walking, running, yoga, barre, reading, traveling, arts, and music.
Why I like teaching: : I chose teaching for a career because I have a passion for learning, service, and making a positive difference in the lives of students. I enjoy being creative and part of a team.
 
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.
 
Dr. Ed Savitski, Director of Curriculum Development and Junior High Teacher - Religion
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 218
Email: savitskie@stsebastian.org

Education: Cleveland State University: BS Chemistry; University of Akron: Ph.D. Polymer Science; University of Akron: MS Educational Administration
Began Teaching: 2008
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2013
Honors: National Science Teacher Association Fellowship, 2009
Hobbies: Playing clarinet & saxophone, dog training, running, fitness
Why I like teaching: Middle school students are facing a very dynamic time in their lives. There are so many social, spiritual, personal and academic challenges with which they are confronted. It is very rewarding and meaningful to be able to help them navigate through these issues and touch some part of their lives. I enjoy sharing my love of math, science and experience as a research scientist. I want students to appreciate how important these topics are as they prepare for their futures.
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 - Math and Reading
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.
 
Mrs. Betty Indriolo, Junior High Teacher - Science
Phone: 330-836-9107 x 221
Email: indriolob@stsebastian.org

Education: John Carroll University: B.S. Chemistry; Mount Union College: Teacher Certificate
Began Teaching: 2001
Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2001
Honors:
  • 2012: Scholarship to attend week-long teacher education class on Earthquake Engineering at Texas A&M University
  • 2011: ACCESS Grant $500, Target Corporation Grant $600
  • 2009: Akron Notre Dame Club Excellence in Education Award, AMS Grant $500, Scholarship to attend Plantingscience.org teacher’s session at Texas A&M University
  • 2008: Scholarship to attend AMS teacher session at the University of Akron
  • 2007: Scholarship to attend teacher summer class at OSU’s Stone Laboratory
  • 2006: ACESS Grant $500, Scholarship to attend teacher class at Akron Global Polymer Academy
  • 2005: ACESS Grant $500
  • 2004: Scholarship to attend teacher class at Akron Global Polymer Academy
  • 2002: Scholarship to attend week-long class at the Audubon Camp in Maine
  • Hobbies: Birdwatching, Biking/Hiking, Reading, Gardening
    Why I like teaching: In the nine years I have been teaching, I have heard the words “Thank You” more times compared to any other job.
     
    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.
     
    Mrs. Joan Langenbeck, Physical Education Teacher
    Phone: 330-836-9107 x 224
    Email: langenbeckj@stsebastian.org

    Education: Ohio University: B.S. Education
    Years Teaching: 30 years overall (including 2 years overseas), 22 with St. Sebastian
    Hobbies: Golf, cycling, reading, gardening and watching sports
    Why I like teaching: I love teaching because every day is different and the student's enthusiasm I experience makes the job wonderfully unique. Physical education has been a fulfilling choice since the curriculum is wide open and allows me to create fun activities that provide fitness and skill development. It is satisfying to watch students realize that with hard work and discipline they can achieve their goals. I am grateful for the opportunity to form relationships over a nine year period that often continues into adulthood.
     
    Mrs. Sara Wyszynski, Computer Teacher
    Email: wyszynskis@stsebastian.org

    Education: Ohio University, BBA Marketing and Minor in Communications
    Began Teaching: Computer Software at University of Akron, 2000
    Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2014
    Hobbies:Gardening, Cooking and Baking, going to the beach, spending time with husband and kids.
    Why I like teaching:I enjoy being part of the learning process. I love watching a person learn a new skill and being confident in that new skill.
     
    Mrs. Erin Barbour, Art Teacher
    Email: barboure@stsebastian.org

    Education: B.S in Art Education – Miami University, M.S in Early Childhood Education – University of Dayton
    Began Teaching: 2006
    Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2014
    Hobbies: Snowboarding, Crochet, Cooking
    Why I like teaching: I love learning and creativity. Being an art teacher allows me to explore many different subjects with my students through art. I also love witnessing the excitement a student feels when they connect something they learned in art with another subject. I enjoy finding ways to connect the art curriculum to other areas so that my students will develop a love of art that extends beyond the classroom.
     
    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.
     
    Mrs. Natalie Donatelli, Librarian and Enrichment Teacher
    Phone: 330-836-9107
    Email: donatellin@stsebastian.org

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    Education: The University of Akron: B.S. Nursing;  M.S. Nursing Administration
    Began Teaching: 2012
    Began Teaching at St. Sebastian: 2015
    Hobbies: Reading, Yoga, Cooking, Baking
    Why I like teaching: I love books! I get to share my passion for reading and inspire students to read and escape to other places, meet many characters along the way and learn interesting facts about a variety of non-fiction subjects.
     
    Miss Melane Francis, Reading Specialst
    Phone: 330-836-9107
    Email: francism@stsebastian.org

    Education: Baldwin Wallace College: B.S. Elementary Education; John Carroll University: LD-BD (Special Education); Diocese of Cleveland: Master Catechist
    Honors: St. Sebastian Teacher of the Year, 2009 Akron Life & Leisure "Great Educator", special recognition as Teacher of Positive Education, National Honor Society
    Hobbies: Reading, Music (directing), Theatre, Bargain Shopping, Metaphysics, Gemology
    Why I like teaching: I love to instill in the children the same love of learning that I have. I get very excited when a student grows and learns.
    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.