Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Principal

Carol Long


  • St. Stephen School, 1961
  • VCHS, Valedictorian, 1965
  • Mercyhurst College, BA Elementary Education, 1969
  • Principal Certificate, Westminster College, 2005
  • Mother of two St. Patrick School graduates, one VCHS graduate
  • At St. Patrick School since 1970

Kindergarten

 Lisa Yashinski 
 

  • St. Stephen School, 1971
  • Oil City High School, 1975
  • Clarion University of PA, BS in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education, 1979
  • Carlow College and Clarion University of PA, post graduate work
  • At St. Patrick School since 1995

First Grade

Andree Sporer 
 

  • St. Patrick School, 1978
  • Ninth child and seventh daughter of the Ina Hugar Peavy and the late Sergeant Lee A. Hugar, State Police Troop E, Sgt. Hugar was on the building Committee when VCHS was built.
  • St. Patrick School, 1978
  • Venango Catholic High School, 1982
  • Mercyhurst College, BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Human Growth and Development, 1986
  • Clarion University of PA, Master’s Equivalency
  • Mother of three St. Patrick School graduates and Venango Catholic High School graduates
  • Married Joseph M. Sporer, 1984
  • At St. Patrick School since 1984

Primary Multiage/Grades 2-3

Paula Klinger

  • St. Patrick School, 1969
  • Franklin High School, 1973
  • Mercyhurst College, BA in Elementary Education, 1977
  • Clarion University of PA, post graduate work in math and science
  • Certificate in Differentiated Education
  • Cooperating Teacher for Clarion University of PA
  • Director of Advancement
  • Recipient of the Golden Apple Award, 2003/2004
  • Mother of two St. Patrick School graduates and one Venango Catholic High School graduate
  • At St. Patrick School since 1975

Multiage/Grades 4-5

Jill Kellner 

  • Cranberry Hign School with Honors, 2010
  • Clarion University, Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Special Education, 2014
  • Director for Youth and Adult Theatre at Barrow Civic Theatre, Franklin
  • At St. Patrick since 2015

Sixth Grade

Kathryn Miehl

  • Bethel Park High School, graduated in 2008
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2012, BA in History with a minors in English Literature and the History of Art and Architecture
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2013, MA in Social Studies Education
  • Taught in Charlotte, NC 
  • Youth Group, director, at St. Patrick Parish
  • At St. Patrick since 2015

Middle School/Grades 7-8

Julie Parquette

  • Franklin High School, 
  • Grove City College, BA in Elementary Education
  • Master’s Equivalency in Education 
  • Clarion University of PA, post graduate work
  • Slippery Rock University of PA, post graduate work
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, post graduate work
  • Twice nominated to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • At St. Patrick School since 1999

Art

Mrs. Christine Garmong

  • Greater Johnstown High School, 1982
  • Edinboro University, BA in Art Education, 1982
  • Master Equivalency, 1988
  • At St. Patrick since 1990

Music

Pam Kahle

  • Cranberry High School, 1975
  • Clarion University of PA, BS in Music Education, 1980
  • Director of the St. Patrick School Student Choir
  • Organist for St. Patrick Church
  • Secretary at St. Patrick Church
  • Piano and Instrumental Instructor
  • Classroom Music Teacher
  • Taught three years at St. Stephen School
  • Mother of four St. Patrick School graduates
  • At St. Patrick School since 1991

Preschool

  Lorimarie Crockett

  • Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, AA Consumer Family Science, 1982
  • Cal State, Hayward, CA, BS Kinesiology, Physical Education, Athletic Training, 1986
  • Cal State, Certificate in Adapted Physical Education, 1986
  • Cal State, Teacher Certification in Physical Education, Biology, Adapted Physical Education, Consumer Science, Health, 1989
  • Cal State, Masters, Kinesiology, History/Administration, 1994
  • Mentor Teacher, Cultural Language Acquisition/Development Certification, 2011
  • Certified Barton Tutor, 2011
  • Continuing Education in Preschool
  • Taught at Fremont Unified, 1987-89
  • Taught at Pleasanton Unified, 1989-2001
  • At St. Patrick in this capacity since 2015

Speech & Language Pathologist

 Amanda Mott

  • Oil City High School 2000
  • Clarion University, BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2004
  • Clarion University, MS in Speech Pathology, 2005
  • Employed by the Riverview Intermediate Unit 6 through the Act 89 program as a Speech and Language Pathologist, at SPS one day a week

Act 89 Math and Reading

Cathy Tarr

  • Rocky Grove High School, 1986
  • Penn State University, BA in Administration of Justice, 1992
  • Clarion University, BA in Elementary Education, 1995
  • Clarion University. certification in Special Education, 2012
  • Clarion University of PA, Masters in Education with a Special Education concentration, 2014

Secretary

Mary Peiffer

  • Penn State University, BS in Marketing
  • At St. Patrick since 1999

Learning Support

Jessica McFadden


Bookkeeper

Diana Boal

• At St. Patrick since 2015 

Title I Reading Teacher/Reading Specialist

Judi Kemp