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Mrs. Smithberger

K-5 Music / Middle School Band Teacher

Education: Bachelor of Music Education ( BME) with a specialization in voice- Angelo State University, Texas


Mrs. Smithberger has been a music teacher for 22 years in both public and private school realms. She enjoys spending time with her family, singing at church, performing with Musica Antigua of Toledo, Masterworks Chorale and Epiphany Players.


Why Mrs. Smithberger loves teaching and SJPS:
I enjoy the art of teaching and sharing my love of all kinds of music with my students, helping them to become musically literate people. I enjoy helping them to find the music within themselves.
I love teaching at SJPS because it is a warm and faithful place to be. The staff is very welcoming, knowledgeable, professional and the students are eager to learn! It is a privilege to share my faith with all of the beautiful people at SJPS!


Mr. Edwards

Middle School General Music



Mrs. Kauffmann

Middle School Hand Chimes/ Grades 2-3 Resource Teacher



Mrs. Saxton

Middle School Choir



Ms. Smith

K-8 Art / Middle School Advanced Art

Education: Associates in Science -Major: Veterinary Medicine - Stautzenberger College; Bachelor's in Multi-Age Visual Arts Education-University of Toledo


Ms. Smith has previously worked for the Toledo Museum of Art and Toledo's Arts Commission. This is her first year teaching at Saint Joseph Parish School.


When not at school, Ms. Smith enjoys reading crime novels and nonfiction books. She has 4 fur children -1 labradoodle and 3 orange and white cats. She loves to garden and grow my own food. A fun fact is she is a certified scuba diver. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love to go all out


Why Ms. Smith loves Saint Joseph’s and teaching:

“I love to be able to teach and share my passion for art with others. Arts tells the story of us and our past ancestors. Art also gives people a way to express themselves creatively and the skills learned in art class are important in all aspects of life.”


Mr. Krupitzer

K-5 PE/ Middle School Health/Physical Education

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus on Health and Physical Education from Bowling Green State University


When I am not at school I am running, doing puzzles, and enjoying time with my wife and 4 cats


Why I love SJPS:

I love the community, the family, that is Saint Joseph's Parish. Everyone has been so welcoming and positive, it makes for a very healthy learning environment. I love the students here at SJPS; I look forward to coming into work and I have fun and smile every day. There are not many places or professions where you can say that. 


Mrs. Johnstone


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English and Master’s degree in Spanish language - Bowling Green State University.  


Mrs. Johnstone has traveled to 11 countries, including two mission trips to Guatemala. She called Spain home for two years as well. When she’s not teaching at Saint Joseph, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets (two dogs and a cat); eating good food, practicing karate, helping people, and watching scary movies.


Why Señorita T loves Saint Joseph’s and teaching:

 “The kids and teachers are amazing, talented and kind.   There is a wonderful energy here, and I am grateful to be a Jaguar!   I actually lived in both white houses next to the Fitness Shack (an elderly couple owned both), so it’s fun to think of all the things that called me to be here many years later.   The Lord definitely has a plan and purpose for all of us.”


Mrs. Zunk

Lead Primary Teacher, Reading Teacher, K-5 Librarian



Mrs. O'Brien

Guidance Counselor



Mrs. Miles

Intervention Specialist Grades, 6-8

Education: Bachelor of Education,  Handicapped: Specific Learning Disabilities and Severe Behavior Handicapped – Bowling Green State University


Mrs. Miles has spent 26 years at Saint Joseph Parish School. She started out as an Intervention Specialist at the elementary school, then moved to middle school when the new school was built.


When not busy at school, she loves spending time with her husband and their two boys. She especially enjoys attending her children’s events and camping as a family.


Mrs. Zychowicz

Intervention Specialist, Grades K-5

Education:  Bachelor of Education; Master in Literacy - The University of Toledo


Certifications: Intervention Specialist, Mild-Moderate K-12 License; Master Teacher Certification for the State of Ohio; Dyslexia Specialist / Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) Certification; Reading Endorsement, K-12


Mrs. Zychowicz has spent 24 years at Saint Joseph school, she spent 4 years as a teacher assistant; 13 years as a 1st-grade teacher; 1 year as a 2nd-grade teacher and this is her 6th year as an Intervention Specialist 


Outside of school, she loves to spend time with my family!


Why Mrs. Zychowicz loves Saint Joseph’s and teaching:

“Saint Joseph Parish School enabled me to find my calling to teaching.  It is a special place with wonderful students, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators.  Our school community is like a family.” 

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