Mrs. Mikki Dunkley Principal 513-791-6320 Ex.101 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Ms. Michelle Kohler Seventh Grade 513-791-6320 Ex. 114 email@example.com My name is Michelle Kohler and I am the junior high science and religion teacher. I graduated from Xavier University in 2019 with a masters in elementary education; I also have a bachelor's degree in marketing from Xavier. Growing up in Cincinnati and attending all Catholic schools has deepened my appreciation for the Catholic faith and the special qualities that Catholic schools have. I am a devoted Reds fan and enjoy reading, crocheting, and embroidering in my free time. Seeing my students transition into young, Christ-filled adults during their time in junior high is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. Being a part of the SVF community is such an honor and blessing!
Ms. Sydnee Berning Eighth Grade 513-791-6320 Ex. 115 firstname.lastname@example.org Hello! My name is Sydnee Berning, and I am happy to be part of St. Vincent Ferrer school, serving as the junior high school math and social studies teacher. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in business, never feeling fully fulfilled as my heart was drawn to teaching, I went on to earn my master's degree in Education from Xavier University. It is a dream to be able to share my love of learning with my students and help them become excited about math and social studies. It is a pleasure to come to work each day and be part of the welcoming and loving climate created by the staff, students, and families of SVF. I am grateful to be part of this community!
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. 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!
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. Sheila Seider Instructional 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 an Instructional Aidee has been such a blessing. I am thrilled to remain a part of the SVF family. I enjoy being back in the classroom.
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.