Mrs. Kimberly Roy Principal 513-791-6320 Ex.101 Roy_K@svf-school.org I am excited to be a part of St. Vincent Ferrer School. I have dedicated my professional life to teaching and administration in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. As a strong advocate of Catholic education, I understand the need to foster the faith in our children, both school and personal. I look forward to assisting a staff of talented teachers and parents in creating an environment and relationship where learning is engaging and faith is the foundation.
Mrs. Cindy Dunaway Secretary 513-791-6320 Ex. 100 firstname.lastname@example.org Hello and welcome to St. Vincent! I have been a stay-at-home mom of three for 19 years while working our family business, BEST Plumbing. I have a BFA in Performing Arts and sing with my parish, as well as with a small ensemble of friends. I am happy to be the “mom of the school”! Every day is fun and interesting, and I love getting to know all the students and their families. Please contact me with any questions about our school!
Welcome to Preschool! My name is Theresa Morman and I am thrilled to be spending time with your children. I have taught preschool for 10 years. My background is in Preschool Deaf Education in which I taught hearing impaired children how to speak using language therapy. I have a special place in my heart for England because I volunteered there as a Catholic Missionary and I taught a hearing impaired Reception (Kindergarten) class there. My husband and I are proud parents of three children. I lead my daughter’s Girl Scout troop and have been with them from Daisies to Cadettes! I was also blessed to be part of a Catholic Preschool Sunday School for 5 years. I am looking forward to a great year and can’t wait to be a part of all the wonderful things we have for your students at St. Vincent Ferrer.
Mrs. Jennifer Tierney Pre-K Aide email@example.com
Hi! I am so happy to be here at St. Vincent Ferrer. My background is a BA in English from the University of Dayton and I spent most of my working life in the non-profit world. But a chance request to be a substitute in a preschool taught me that in the classroom with “the littles” is really where I long to be. I am excited to be here every day singing songs, seeing smiles, and watching your children grow. Prior to being in the classroom, I was a stay-at-home mom who volunteered “professionally.” You could usually find me at my daughters’ school running a fundraiser, working in the cafeteria, leading a Girl Scout troop or organizing classroom parties and teacher gifts. I have recently joined the board of Warm Welcomes Foster Care Outreach, a non-profit that serves the foster care community. I have three daughters, (which includes a set of twins) and a wonderful husband. I am originally from Zanesville, Ohio but have lived in Cincinnati for the last 22 years.
My name is Mikki Dunkley, and I am the Kindergarten teacher at St. Vincent Ferrer school. I have a B.A. Degree in Elementary Education from Wittenberg University. Kindergarten is an exciting year! My assistant, Mrs. Downs, and I LOVE teaching Kindergarten because the children are so excited each and every day to come to school. Their growth over the course of the year is TREMENDOUS!! I am in my 17th year of teaching. I taught preschool for 12 years before teaching Kindergarten at St. Vincent Ferrer. My four children, Caitlin (class of '09), Christopher (class of '11), Brennan (class of '14) and Noah (class of '17) have all attended SVF. I fell in love with SVF as a parent, long before I was a teacher here. My husband, Mark, and I have always loved this school, not only for its strong academic program, but also because of its small, loving, family atmosphere that helped to shape our children. I am so thankful to be a part of this school, and to pay forward the gift that was given to my children over the course of their time here at SVF.
Mrs. Beth Jacobs Kindergarten/First Grade Aide firstname.lastname@example.org I have a teaching degree from the University of Cincinnati. I taught for 5 years in Cincinnati Public Schools. Then I decided to take a break from teaching to stay at home with my kids. My daughter graduated from SVF in 2016, and my son is currently in 6th grade. I am so excited to be back in the classroom working with the kindergarten children!
I taught fourth grade for eight years before becoming a stay at home mom. When my youngest son, Thomas, graduated last year from St. Vincent Ferrer, I was really sad at the thought of leaving this wonderful community. Therefore becoming a Kindergarten Aide has been such a blessing. I am thrilled to remain a part of the SVF family. My husband, Art and I have three sons. Sam is a sophomore at Case Western Reserve, Ben is a freshman at Xavier University and Thomas is in his first year at St. Xavier High School. I enjoy being back in the classroom.
Hello, my name is Lucy Frey. I was raised in Cincinnati and I am a product of seventeen years of Catholic Education. I am a 2015 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. While attending the University of Dayton, I also received a 4-5 Generalist Endorsement. When I was not studying, I spent my time on the golf course playing for the University of Dayton Women's Golf Team. I am very honored to be the first grade teacher at St. Vincent Ferrer. I look forward to bringing my high energy and love of education to the school. I cannot imagine a better environment to start my teaching career.
This is my 25th year of teaching in Catholic schools! I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas More College, and Master’s degree from Northern Kentucky University. I also have the Advanced Level Religion Certification. Growing up as the middle child of a Catholic family of 13, including a brother with special needs, was my inspiration to become an educator and follow in my mother and grandmother’s footsteps. I have been married to my husband for 30 years, and have been blessed with two daughters; both products of Catholic education. Returning to the second grade, and preparing children for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist is a dream come true! It is a privilege to be able to share my Catholic faith with my students, their families and fellow Christian brothers and sisters. What a joy it is to see their excitement as they sing, read bible stories, say the rosary, and learn about God and His Church!
Welcome to third grade! I am so very excited to be teaching at St. Vincent Ferrer! I am a graduate of Catholic schools: All Saints, Ursuline, and Xavier University. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Education with a concentration in Montessori. I spent two years teaching Montessori before moving to the Catholic schools, where I have been teaching third grade ever since. I love the energy and enthusiasm of my students, their willingness to work hard, and the caring and compassion they have for others. How blessed we all are to be able to come to SVF every day!
It has been such a pleasure to be part of the SVF family since 1998. I started as the 4th grade teacher fresh out of college and have enjoyed learning and growing with the students and staff over the years. I also spent 4 years as the computer teacher/tech coordinator, but I am delighted to return to 4th and 5th grade. I am a native of Cincinnati, growing up in Delhi and attending Catholic schools for most of my academic career. I graduated from Mount St. Joe in 1997 and earned my Masters from XU in 2008. Teaching in a Catholic school is a privilege I thank God for everyday. I have enjoyed working with so many great students and families, and hope to continue for many years to come.
I am excited to be joining the SVF staff as the 5th grade homeroom teacher! I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in Elementary Education and Deaf Education from Northern Illinois University. I also earned a Master's Degree in Reading Education from NIU. My teaching experience includes teaching five year old deaf children as well as teaching children in grades 2-5 in both public and private schools. My husband and I have two young adult children who are the recipients of Catholic education. Having attended a small Catholic school, I feel home at SVF and look forward to being part of a vibrant learning community.
My name is Michele Frost and I am proud to serve as the junior high language arts and French teacher at St. Vincent Ferrer School. I am a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English and French education (GO BUCKS!). Teaching here at St. Vincent Ferrer is my dream job! Our loving atmosphere created by compassionate faculty and staff members, along with dedicated students and families, truly makes it a joy to come to school each day. I saw evidence of this even before I became a member of the SVF faculty, as all of my four children were beneficiaries of the high-quality educational foundation SVF offers its students. We are a well-kept secret in the heart of Kenwood-a small school with big accomplishments-and I am honored to be a part of the SVF tradition.
I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from LSU in Journalism and Marketing. (GEAUX TIGERS!!) I went back to school to pursue my Elementary Education degree from SLU in Hammond, Louisiana and have been teaching Math for 10 years at Our Lady of Lourdes in Slidell before moving to Cincinnati for my husband's job. I have been married for 22 years this December and have two beautiful daughters. Kayleigh is a freshman attending Defiance College on a full academic scholarship and college swimmer studying Molecular Biology and Payton is a sophomore at Mason High School. I am a survivor of many storms and floods, the worst of which was Hurricane Katrina where I lost not only my own personal home, but my beloved school and church. I firmly believe that through God all things are possible. Well...God, Coffee, and Chocolate! I am looking forward to bringing my love of Math and Science to SVF and being here for my students. Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!
Is there anyone more interesting, more unpredictable, more fun than junior high students? I don’t think so, which is why I’ve been teaching them for over fifteen years now! After graduating from Indiana University with a B.A. and a certification in Secondary Education, I taught at Indianapolis Public School #108, spent a year at Blanchester Junior High School, homeschooled my own children, and spent six years at Prince of Peace. It is a special joy to teach junior high at St. Vincent Ferrer, though. We are so lucky to be in a school that celebrates the gifts that each child (and adult) has within him or her. Here at SVF we push to grow our strengths, learn from our weaknesses, and share who we are for the betterment of our school community and our world. We are a small school with a big heart!
Mrs. Beth Palermo Art 513-791-6320 email@example.com Hello. My name is Beth Palermo. My family became a part of the SVF family in 2010 after moving from St. Louis and enrolling our oldest, Joey, into 2nd grade. Finding SVF was such a blessing for my family, and continues to be so with each passing year. In addition to my son Joey, my daughter, Kate, also attends SVF. My husband, Joe, is also an involved parent with the school coaching soccer and basketball. I love working with children and I love art. To be able to combine both is a dream job for me. I have been teaching for Young Rembrandts, a Chicago based company focused on drawing and art enrichment for children ages 5-12, since 2013. I am thrilled to expand my teaching to SVF. I have so much to teach, create, and discover about art and art appreciation with our students that I know we will have a very exciting and colorful school year at SVF!
Working as a tech teacher and coordinator combines two of my lifelong loves: elementary education and working with computers. I have a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University and I spent a decade in Massachusetts working in corporate settings as a software engineer. I firmly believe that all children growing up today will use computing technology in some capacity in their adult lives and those who are comfortable with the steady march of evolving technologies will be at a distinct professional advantage over those who are not. After moving to Ohio and staying at home while my children went to elementary school, I received a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology from UC. One of the things that I value the most about being at St. Vincent Ferrer is that it provides an opportunity to work in a private school setting where Christ’s love and example can be openly expressed.
Mrs. Jane Callan Librarian 513-791-6320 Ex. 106 firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Jane Callan. I received a Masters of Education degree from Xavier University. Before coming to St.Vincent Ferrer School I taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grade at another Catholic school for twelve years. It has been a gift to be at St. Vincent Ferrer School for twenty five years as the librarian. I have two children and my son is a graduate of the school. Many dedicated volunteers have been so helpful in keeping our library a very special place for our students to develop a love for reading. Many blessings come from being a part of a Christ centered school like St. Vincent Ferrer.
I am excited to be the intervention specialist at St. Vincent Ferrer! After graduating from Ohio University, I began my teaching career as a preschool teacher before moving to Chicago, Illinois where I taught kindergarten for several years. After returning to Cincinnati, I began working for the Hamilton County Educational Service Center as an early childhood intervention specialist. I spent 6 years teaching preschool students with special needs before moving to the school-age realm. I spent a year working at St. Ursula Villa before starting at St. Vincent Ferrer. My goal for the year is to help each of my students succeed to the best of their ability and to feel confident in the classroom.
Mrs. Marty Garcia Math Enrichment email@example.com
I received my degree in Elementary Education from the University of Cincinnati and taught first grade in the Cincinnati Public Schools for 2 years. I stayed home with my family for a few years, substitute teaching in the Cincinnati Public, Northwest, Milford, and New Richmond Schools. I received a Reading Endorsement from the State of Ohio in January 2015. Although I love teaching Reading, I had an opportunity to teach Math at both St. James in White Oak and St. Susanna in Mason in the 2014-2015 year. I struggled with math as a child, but came to love it as an adult. I am enthusiastic about mathematics and I work to impart a sense of wonder with a gentle touch of empathy for kids who need extra help. I live in Golf Manor with my son Adam who is 12 and my husband Scott plus our two cats. I love to travel and to read. I am a fan of almost every sport.
Mrs. Marilyn Fields Speech and Language firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Marilyn Fields and I am the Speech Language Pathologist at Saint Vincent Ferrer School. I received my undergraduate degree from Miami University, graduate degree from Bowling Green State University, and completed my Clinical Fellowship Year in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where I participated on a multidisciplinary team, providing home programming services to students with disabilities. I love helping students with their communication needs and have been at St. Vincent for the past seven years. I have over 25 years of experience in settings which include private and public schools, private practice, and clinics. I feel blessed to serve the students at SVF!
Hello! My name is Lori Dooley and I am looking forward to working with the wonderful students and staff at St. Vincent Ferrer School! I graduated with a degree in elementary education from the University of Kentucky, where I met my husband of 27 years. I am a member of St Susanna Parish in Mason where I also taught Sunday school for 10 years. I taught fourth grade for seven years and gifted students in the primary grades for four more years in the Oak Hills Local School District. I then chose to stay home with my 3 children and spent many hours volunteering in their schools, but missed the classroom so I became a substitute teacher for the Mason City School District. This flexibility worked well as my children’s schedules and needs changed. Now that my youngest child is heading off to college, I am excited to be back in a classroom setting, sharing my love and enthusiasm for learning!
My love of teaching led me to St. Vincent's and I am so very blessed to be a member of such a special school family and faith community! I have a BS in Health and Physical Education with a Minor in Biology and an MS in Athletic Training from Indiana University. I have coached gymnastics at both the Middle and High School level, taught a wide variety of adult group fitness classes and am an age group swim coach for the YMCA! I also volunteer at the Cincinnati Zoo in both the Education Dept. and at C.R.E.W. I began teaching Middle School PE in Dallas, TX and took the next seven years off to raise my son and daughter! I then spent the next 22 years teaching elementary PE (public schools). I come to SVF with four years experience in a Catholic school. My children are adults now and each have degrees from the University of Cincinnati. My philosophy is that physical activity is the key to wellness and must be included into daily activities. Teaching children how to improve their fitness and to understand WHY exercising more and sitting less is important...describes my classroom goals in a nutshell! Another goal of PE class is to learn how to interact with others in "play" and in partner/team situations using positive social skills for both enjoyment and friendship with peers.