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! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.
I am very excited to join the St. Vincent Ferrer family and 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 am a native of Cincinnati which means I am a die hard Bengals fan who like many keep rooting for them through thick and thin. I am also a proud mother of two children and two golden retrievers. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, my name is Charlotte Froehlich and I am proud to be the incoming 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. I found my passion teaching 2nd grade through my student teaching experience and am ecstatic to continue this amazing journey at SVF!
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!
My name is Ryan Drewry and I’m so excited to be part of St. Vincent Ferrer. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati Summa Cum Laude and began my teaching career in the public schools. My concentration is in math and social studies and through a long term subbing position this past year 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’m sure at some point you will see my Bengals car parked in the school lot! I’ve also coached football for the Fayetteville Rockets. My future goal is to obtain my principal licensure. I’m looking forward to working with the 4th and 5th graders and finding out what it means to be a Hornet!
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. In addition to a master’s degree, I have two bachelor’s degrees: one in psychology and the other in astronomy. 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. 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 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. 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 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!
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.
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.