Southern Tier Catholic School & Archbishop Walsh Academy


Thomas J. Manko, School President
Education: BA in Political Science from Allegheny College, MAT in Secondary Social Studies from Colgate College, MPA Maxwell School of Public Admin and Doctoral Work of Educational Leadership, Syracuse University
Hometown: Cuba, NY
Rev. David Tourville, Canonical Administrator

Eric DiMartino, Athletic Director / K-12th PE Teacher / Food Service Director
Education: BA in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University, Working towards Masters in Administration from St. Bonaventure University
Hometown: Cuba, NY

Nate Farnum, School Counselor
Education: BS in Education from the State Univ. of NY at Cortland, MSED in Counseling from St. Bonaventure University
Hometown: Cuba, NY
Mary Beth Garvin, Director of Admissions & Student Life
Education: BA in Communications from Pittsburgh at Bradford, BA in Interdisciplinary Ed. K-8 and MA in Education from Western Governor's University
Hometown: Bradford, PA
Danielle Michel, Director of IB Diploma Programme
Education: BA and MA in English from St. Bonaventure University
Hometown: Marshburg, PA
Mary Lou Plesac, Director of Spiritual Life
Education: BS and MS Ed in Elementary Education from Buffalo State College
Hometown: Tonawanda, NY
Jessica Policastro, Director of Marketing & Alumni Relations
Education: Associates in Social Work from JCC and BS Community & Human Services, SUNY Empire State College
Hometown: Hinsdale, NY
Joe Sempolinski, Director of Development
Education: BA from Georgetown University, MA from Yale University, M. Phil from Yale University 
Hometown: Painted Post, NY

Faculty & Staff

Kazi Ahmed, IB Physics & Math 11th & 12th, Geometry 9
Education: Master of Science in Physics from Central Michigan Univ. & BS of Physics at Shahjalal Univ. of Science & Tech


Kathleen Barleben, Kindergarten
Education: BS Early Childhood Education and Masters of Science Curriculum & Inst. from SUNY Fredonia
Hometown: Albion, NY
Nicholas Burt, Spanish 4th -6th, Religion 4th - 8th
Education: Associates in Arts, SUNY Jamestown Community College
Joe Butler, Custodial Supervisor, 2nd Shift Custodian, & Instructional and Support Technology
Education: Self-taught: 12 years of working on computers and gaining as much knowledge as I can.  Learning never ends. 
Hometown: Olean, NY 
 Andres Cabrera, IB Spanish 11th & 12th, MYP Spanish 7th -10th
Education: BS in Foreign Language Acquisition from Universidad Surcolombiana. Working towards Masters in Differentiated Education from St. Bonaventure University
Hometown: Bogota D.C., Colombia
Elizabeth Casey, PT Title 1 Reading Teacher
Education: BS in Elem. Ed. from St. Bonaventure Univ., MS as Elem. Reading from Oswego State Univ., Masters hours Reading Recovery Teacher Leader from Lesley University
Hometown: Allegany, NY
Rita Childs, Lunchroom Supervisor
Education: BA of Economics Management at Trisakti Univ., Indonesia, BA of Commerce from Southeast Metro. College of Tate
Hometown: Allegany, NY
 Dr. Maryanne Cole, IB English 11th & 12th, MYP English 7th - 10th
Education: BA in English from UCLA, MA English from Kent State Univ., PhD in English from Case Western Reserve University
Hometown: Bradford, PA & Cleveland OH
Alyce Comes, 4th Grade
Education: Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and Masters in Reading Education from Edinboro University
Hometown: Smethport, PA
Reann Ehman, 4th-grade long-term sub, Salamanca Title 1A Reading, Aftercare
Education: MA Education: Reading & Mathematics, ACSI, NY & PA Teaching Credentials from Walden University 
Cristy Ferry, School Secretary
Education: Associates in Science, Jamestown Community College
Hometown: Bolivar, NY
Lee Filbert, Global Studies 8th & 9th, US History 10th, IB History 11th & 12th, Religion 8th
Education: Bachelors in Education & History from SUNY Fredonia working towards Master in Administration at St. Bonaventure University
Hometown: Allegany, Olean, Hinsdale, NY
Charles Goehrig, Business Manager
Education: MBA from Canisius College
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Bonnie Hadley. Montessori Aide 
Education: Bachelors and Masters in Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University
Hometown: Olean, NY
Terry Hollamby, Food Service Manager
Education: Associates Degree in Accounting
Hometown: Cuba, NY
Lois Housler. MS Science 6th & 7th, HS Biology, Earth Science
Education: Master of Science from Duquesne University
Hometown: Smethport, PA
Katie Jodush, PT Social Worker
Education: BA in Psychology and MSEd in Community Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University
Hometown: Endicott, NY
 Amber Kaple, 1st Grade
Education: BS in Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University
Hometown: Haskell Valley, NY
Mykal Karl, English 5th & 6th, Individuals and Society 5th - 7th, Religion 5th
Mary Kichman, AIS
Education: BA from Thiel College
Hometown: Portville, NY
Dan Klice, PT Seneca Nation Tutor
Education: BS Ed. from Florida Atlantic University
Hometown: Allegany, NY
Karen Larson, Math 5th - 8th, Algebra 10th, Physics 8th, Religion 7th
Education: Masters in Science Education from St. Bonaventure University
Todd Moe, IB Economics 12
Education: Bachelor's in Science & Finance from Sothern Illinois Univ., Ph.D. in Economics expected 4/2018 from Southern Illinois University
Hometown: Garrett, Indiana
Patricia O'Donnell
Education:  BS in Agronomy from Univ. of Puntarenas, Costa Rica / AS in Science & Fine Arts from Univ. de San Jose Law / BS Art, BFA from SUNY at Buffalo State College / SUNY at Buffalo Grad. School of Ed.
Beth Owens, 3rd Grade
Education: BS in Elementary Education & Psychology
Hometown: Port Allegany, PA
Alex Peterson, K-12th Performing Arts
Education: Bachelors in Music Education, Mercyhurst University
Hometown: Jamestown, NY
Susan Scott, Montessori Aide
Education: High School Diploma from Cuba/Rushford School
Hometown: Cuba, NY
Jennifer Simpson, Montessori Lead Teacher
Education: BA in Youth & Family Counseling from Empire State College, Montessori Certification from North America Montessori Center
Hometown: Rushford, NY
Erica Soble, 2nd Grade
Education: BS in Speech & Hearing Science from Edinboro Univ. and MS in Teaching, Learning Curr. from Drexel University
Hometown: Bradford, PA
John Sosa, 1st Shift Custodian
Dr. Leslie Raymore-Watson, College Admissions Counselor
Education: BRLS (Hons) Brock Univ., M.Sc. Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario Canada


Professional Development Days
Aug. 27th, 2018 12:00 am
No School - Labor Day
Sep. 3rd, 2018 12:00 am
1st Day of School
Sep. 4th, 2018 12:00 am
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