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, Asst. 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

Kathleen Barleben, Kindergarten
Education: BS Early Childhood Education and Masters of Science Curriculum & Inst. from SUNY Fredonia
Hometown: Albion, NY
Nicholas Burt, English 5th-7th, Religion 5th & 7th
Joe Butler, 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, 4th - 6th Spanish, 4th-6th & 8th Religion
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
 Dr. Maryanne Cole, 8th-12th English & Writing Workshop
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
Cristy Ferry, School Secretary
Education: Associates in Science, Jamestown Community College
Hometown: Bolivar, NY
Lee Filbert, Global & US History Regents, IB Individual Studies, MS Socia Studies
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 & Aftercare Supervisor
Education: Bachelors and Masters in Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University
Hometown: Olean, NY
Terry Hollamby, Food Service Manager
Lois Housler. MS Science, HS Biology, Earth Science
Robert James, Custodian & Maintenance Worker
Education: High School Diploma from Cuba/Rushford School
Hometown: Cuba, NY
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
Mary Kichman, AIS
Education: BA from Thiel College
Hometown: Portville, NY
Hannah Kichman, Middle School Enrichment
Education: BA in Elementary Education from Thiel College, Certification by NYS in K-6th grade 
Hometown: Lewisberry, PA
Dan Klice, PT Seneca Nation Tutor
Education: BS Ed. from Florida Atlantic University
Hometown: Allegany, NY
Karen Larson, Middle School Math
Marty Meddock, HS Chemistry & Physics
Todd Moe, IB Economics
Education: Bachelor's in Science & Finance from Sothern Illinois Univ., Ph.D. in Economics expected 4/2018 from Southern Illinois University
Hometown: Garrett, Indiana
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
Justin Shumaker, HS Math & 8th Physics
Education: BS in Civil Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, MS in Teaching K-12 Mathematics from Rowan University
Hometown: Woodstown, NJ
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
Kevin Spoor. K-12th Visual Arts
Education: BA in Fine & Applied Art from RIT, NYS Teacher Cert., Adobe Cert. in Commercial Art, IBDP Visual Art Level 1, MYP Visual Art Level 1
Hometown: Laurens, NY
Lorena Vargas, 7th-12th Spanish
Education:  BA in Foreign Language Education English from Surcolombiana Universidad
Hometown: Neiva, Colombia
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


All Alumni Reunion
Aug. 4th, 2018 6:00 pm
Professional Development Days
Aug. 27th, 2018 12:00 am
No School - Labor Day
Sep. 3rd, 2018 12:00 am
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