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Preschool Teacher Bios

Preschool

Education:
Owens Community College

Additional Certifications:
First Aid Training, CPR, Communicable Disease Training and Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention Training

Volunteer Work:
St Joseph Parish, 180th Fighter Wing

Interesting Facts  About Mrs Wagner:
Ms. Melinda has been married to her husband Ed for almost 30 years and has lived in many places due to his career in the military.  She has 2 sons, Nicholas a senior at Ohio University and Jake a senior at St Johns Jesuit High School.

 

 

Education:
Masters of Education in Teaching and Curriculum, Lourdes University 2012

Additional Certifications:
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Lourdes College 1990
Bachelor of Art Degree in Early Childhood Education, Lourdes College 1992
Ohio Department of Education Pre-K Licensure
Certified Vision Screener
Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum for Preschoolers
First Aid and CPR, AED -Infant, Child, Adult
Communicable Disease
Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention
NAEYC Member

Volunteer Work:
St. John’s Jesuit High school (Vice President Band Booster’s Organization)
St. Joseph Parish (Sunday School Coordinator, Teacher, Vacation Bible School, Festirama)

Interesting Facts about “Miss Cheryl”: 
Miss Cheryl was honored as TAEYC Outstanding Home Care Provider in 2001 and TAEYC Outstanding Preschool Teacher in 2008.

Ms. Cheryl and Nancy Okuley started St. Joseph preschool 12 years ago!

Miss Cheryl co-authored (with Nancy Okuley) a Preschool Faith-based Teaching Curriculum and presented to a National Audience of teachers and administrators in at the Catholic Educators Conference in Houston, Texas.  

Miss Cheryl has been married to her high school sweetheart, Tim Peatee for 26 years has two children, Samantha, 23 and Andrew, 20, and a 14 year old Westie Dog named “Buddy.” When Ms. Cheryl is not teaching, she enjoys cooking, crafting, gardening, camping and hiking with her family.

 

Education:
Owens Community College

Additional Certifications:
CPR & First Aid Training, Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention, Communicable Disease Training
Volunteer Work:​ St. Joseph School PTO, Thursday Envelope, Art Room, Library, Festirama, Benefit Dinner and Sunday School

Interesting Fact About Heather Moore:
I am 100% Polish and I went to St. Joseph Elementary School!

Education:
Bachelor of Education from University of Toledo; Specialization Early Childhood Education

Additional Certifications:
CPR & First Aid Training, Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention, Communicable Disease Training

Interesting Facts about Miss Jennice:
Ms. Jennice's family enjoys beach vacations and camping. She has been zip lining in Hocking Hills, parasailing in Mexico and even took a ride in a hot air balloon. She likes to bowl, play softball, scrapbook and spend time with family. Ms. Jennice has been at St. Joseph Preschool for more than ten years!  She has been married to her husband Dan for 27 years.  Ms.Jennice has 3 children who all attended St. Joseph School. Her oldest is Sean (24) who lives in Findlay and works at Marathon Pertroleum. Meghan is the second oldest (22) and is in her senior year at the University of Toledo studying Recreational Therapy. Ms. Jennice's youngest is Justin (15) who attends St. Francis de Sales.  She has a Cavalier King Charles dog named Charlie!

Education:
Monroe Community College

Additional Certifications:
1st Aid/CPR Trained, Communicable Disease Training, Recognition and Prevention of Child Abuse

Continuing Education Experience:
Completion of “Handwriting Without Tears” ; Completion of Nurtures Science Program (University of Toledo)

NAEYC Member

Volunteer Work:
Holy Trinity Parish Fall Festival; Holy Trinity Concession Stand

Interesting Fact About Mrs. Hite:
I have taught at Catholic Preschools my entire teaching career.

 

 

 

Education:
Masters of Education in Teaching and Curriculum, Lourdes University 2012

Additional Certifications:
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Lourdes College 1991
Bachelor of Art Degree in Early Childhood Education, Lourdes College 1993
Ohio Department of Education Pre-K Licensure
Certified Vision Screener
Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum for Preschoolers
First Aid and CPR, AED -Infant, Child, Adult
Communicable Disease
Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention
NAEYC Member

Volunteer Work:
St. Francis de Sales High school
St. Joseph Parish
St. Pius X Parish

Interesting Facts about “Miss Nancy”:
Miss Nancy was honored as TAEYC Outstanding Early Childhood Administrator in 2011. 

Miss Nancy co-authored (with Cheryl Peatee) a Preschool Faith-Based Teaching Curriculum and presented to a National Audience of teachers and administrators in at the Catholic Educators Conference in Houston, Texas in 2012.  

Miss Nancy and her husband will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this year. They have two children- Ian, 22 and Isaac, 17. 

Miss Nancy was honored as TAEYC Outstanding Early Childhood Administrator in 2011 and received the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce Award for Educators in 2007.

Education: University of Toledo

Additional Certification: CPR & First Aid Training, Abuse Recognition and Prevention

Volunteer Work:  St. Joseph School (PTO volunteer, Festirama, Positive Direction, Art Room, Library, P.T.O. Parent Volunteer, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio)

Interesting Facts:  Miss Amy went to St. Joseph School and St. Ursula Academy.  She loves traveling with her husband Jason and 2 children Jacob and Morgan.

Education:  Owens Community College

Certifications:  CPR AED

Volunteer Work:  St Joan of Arc School, Central Catholic High School, CYO Coach

Interesting Facts About Angela Leach:  I have 5 Children ages ranging from 8 to 23!

Education:

Dayton University (B.A., 2003)

 

Additional Certifications:

CPR & First Aid Training

Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention

Communicable Disease Training

 

Volunteer Work:

Active Parishioner, St. Pius X Parish (Member, Parent Association)

 

Interesting Facts:

I am married and have two children who attend St. Pius X.  I enjoy reading, camping, and making soap in my spare time.

Education:
University of Toledo

Additional Certifications:
CPR & First Aid, Communicable Disease Training, Recognition and Prevention of Child Abuse

Volunteer Work:
St. Joseph School P.T.O. (Positive Direction Committee, Co-Chair, Fall Fundraiser, Parish Festirama Committee); Notre Dame Academy P.T.O.

Interesting Fact About Mrs. Piscopo:
I am married and I have a daughter that attends Notre Dame Academy.  We travel to Philidelphia to see family every year.