Mrs. Mikki Dunkley Principal 513-791-6320 Ex.101 firstname.lastname@example.org I am so excited to be the new principal of St. Vincent Ferrer School! It has been a joy to be a part of our school, first as a parent for 17 years, and then as a teacher for 8 years. Our school is a place where children and families can come together to learn and grow, spiritually and academically. I look forward to assisting our staff of talented teachers to create a warm environment and build relationships in a loving Catholic School setting. I look forward to collaborating with all of our students and families this school year as we work toward our theme, "Building a Community of Love."
Mrs. Cindy Dunaway Secretary 513-791-6320 Ex. 100 email@example.com Hello and Welcome to St. Vincent Ferrer School! I have been part of the SVF staff since the summer of 2010. Prior to that I was Blessed to be a stay-at-home mom of three for 19 years, while also working from home in our family plumbing business. I have a BFA in Performing Arts and enjoy singing with my parish choir and with an acoustic trio. I truly love being the secretary/nurse/"mom" of the school for every day is an adventure as there is never a dull moment when working with children! I'm quite proud to be a part of this dedicated faculty who sincerely strive to help each student realize their potential and form Christian values. I'd be happy to help you with any questions you may have about our school.
Welcome to PreKindergarten! I am thrilled and blessed to be spending time with your children. My background is in Deaf Education, in which I taught hearing impaired children how to speak using language therapy. In the classroom we use sign language and phonics to begin our love of reading. 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. I am very blessed to have a supportive husband. For all parents may God grant us the caffeine on our journeys.
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.” I am on the board of Warm Welcomes Foster Care Outreach, a non-profit that serves the foster care community.
Ms. Anne Marie Mackenzie Kindergarten 513-791-6320 Ex. 107 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the Kindergarten teacher at St. Vincent Ferrer School. I am a 2019 graduate of the University of Dayton where I received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, my license as an Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, and my 4th and 5th grade generalist endorsement. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio where I attended both Catholic grade school and high school, continuing to grow in my faith and my love of learning. Kindergarten is such a special year full of growth and transition and I am both honored and excited to be a part of this wonderful St. Vincent Ferrer family!
Mrs. Michelle Ciaccio Kindergarten/First Grade Aide I am a native Cincinnatian and graduated from Xavier University with a degree in English. I am very excited to be working at St. Vincent Ferrer School as a Kindergarten Aide and I love SVF because of the awesome students, teachers and staff!
Mrs. Sheila Seider Kindergarten/First Grade Aide
I taught fourth grade for eight years before becoming a stay at home mom. When my youngest son, Thomas, graduated 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. I enjoy being back in the classroom.
I am grateful to be a part of such a wonderful school community. I have taught for eighteen years in kindergarten, first and second grades. I graduated from Western Michigan University with as Early Childhood emphasis. I recently became certified as an Orton-Gillingham teacher. My training has helped develop a multi sensory approach to teaching phonics and reading I love primary aged children and their curiosity about the world around them. I think I learn as much from my first graders as they do from me. I feel I have been blessed with this new opportunity at SVF and will strive to help my students grow each and every day.
Ms. Charlotte Froehlich Second Grade 513-791-6320 Ex. 122 email@example.com
I am proud to be the 2nd grade teacher here at St. Vincent Ferrer! I am a 2018 graduate of the University of Dayton where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, obtained my 4th and 5th grade generalist endorsement, and earned my certificate to teach students with Dyslexia. I am originally from Troy, Michigan where I grew up attending Catholic schools, served the community, and participated in various athletics and music programs. I am honored and prepared to immerse myself within the community, work to engage my students in all aspects of their education and (now that I am a Cincinnati resident) convert to becoming a Bengals and Reds fan.
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!
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati Summa Cum Laude and began my teaching career in public schools. My concentration is in math and social studies and I have come to find a joy for teaching science as well! I’m an avid reader, love all things Marvel and in the fall you can find me in the stands at Paul Brown stadium wearing my orange and black-Who Dey! I’ve also coached football for the Fayetteville Rockets.
I am excited to be the 5th grade homeroom teacher! 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. Having attended a small Catholic school, I am thankful to be able to teach at a Catholic school. I teach both 4th and 5th graders and enjoy their enthusiasm for learning new things.
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 am so incredibly happy to be teaching junior high Math and Science at St. Vincent Ferrer! I have a Masters of Education from the University of Maryland. While getting my undergraduate degree, I worked as an astronomy researcher on several projects, which gave me valuable insight into how science and math are used to solve real world problems. I can’t wait to share these insights with my students! I believe that anyone can succeed in math and science regardless of past performance and I will work to create a supportive environment where students feel safe enough to take risks, ask questions, explore, and grow.
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.
Mrs. Beth Palermo Art 513-791-6320 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 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. I have a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue and a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology from UC.
Mrs. Jane Callan Librarian 513-791-6320 Ex. 106 email@example.com
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.
Mrs. Diane Wollam Music firstname.lastname@example.org I feel privileged to be SVF’s K-8 Music Teacher and to have taught two of my grandchildren. After having taught for many years in the public school system, it is a joy to include Christ in lessons and Concerts as I teach Mass Music along with music basics, instruments and theory to my students.
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.
I am honored to join St. Vincent Ferrer as your school counselor. I support students' social-emotional development and academic success. I work with students both individually and in groups. Managing feelings, conflicts, behavior, friendships, responsibilities, and personal challenges are a few of the ways I work with parents and teachers to help students be successful students and citizens. I love dogs, hiking, and every opportunity to enjoy the gift of nature that I can get.
Mrs. Marilyn Fields Speech and Language email@example.com
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. I have over 25 years of experience in settings which include private and public schools, private practice, and clinics.
My name is Lori Dooley and I feel extremely fortunate to work with the students and staff at SVF! I was a fourth grade teacher for eight years and I taught gifted students (Grades 1-3) for four years. I love being able to share my love and enthusiasm for learning with our wonderful students.
I graduated from University of Kentucky with a biology degree and have worked in many different areas before staying home with my kids. I have two sons, both former students at St. Vincent Ferrer. I love my job and the students here.
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.
The school’s policy regarding background checks for teaching and nonteaching employees, and for volunteers who have direct contact with students: Our school complies with the Decree on Child Protection as promulgated by the Archbishop of Cincinnati. Our fingerprinting policy includes manual fingerprinting for employees and electronic background checks for all employees and volunteers.