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Our faculty at Magnificat does more than simply instruct the students. As professionals in their fields of study, they have the experience, depth of knowledge and enthusiasm to lead and inspire. Each teacher is committed to create a challenging and productive learning environment so that each girl grows and builds greater confidence in herself and her abilities. The faculty is involved in activities with students outside the classroom as well.

We strive as a Catholic educational community to challenge our students to mature in faith and in pursuit of knowledge and understanding.

To contact any teacher on the alphabetical list below, click their name for an email link or call the main office at 440-331-1572.

Department Name Degree
World Languages Mrs. Sajida Abu Ali B.S., Yarmouk University
M.Ed., Cleveland State University
Campus Ministry Ms. Liz Albanese ’05 B.A., University of Dayton
Mathematics Mrs. Karen Bain ’86 B.S., Bowling Green State University
Visual Art Mrs. Deborah Barlow B.A., Kent State University
TEEL, Notre Dame
Science Ms. Jean Marie Buschur B.S., Ohio University
B.S.Ed., Ohio University
M.S. University of South Carolina
Mathematics Mrs. Liz Capezzuto B.S., John Carroll University
World Languages Ms. Elsida Caraballo B.A., Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
English Ms. Anne Carmody B.A., John Carroll University
M.A.T., Marygrove College
World Languages Ms. Alexa Cassidy B.S. Spanish Education
Miami University
World Languages Ms. Su-Jane Chen B.A, University of Chinese Culture
M.Ed., Cleveland State University
Language Arts Ms. Kathleen Cichra B.S.Ed., Kent State University
Visual Art Mrs. Judith Collins B.S., Rosary Hill College
M.A.T., Marygrove College
Performing Arts Mrs. Kris Comer ’86 B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College
Science Ms. Kelly Corbin B.S., Cleveland State University
M.S., Cleveland State University
Science Ms. Betty Dabrowski B.S., John Carroll University
M.S., Case-Western Reserve University
English Mrs. Amy Dorn B.A., Pomona College
English Mrs. Gina Dutton B.A., John Carroll University
M.Ed., John Carroll University
Theology Mrs. Mary Therese Dwyer-Kueller B.A., Ohio Dominican College
M.A., Boston College
M.Ed., Ashland University
English Mrs. Linda Evans ’72 B.S., Bowling Green State Un
iversityM.A., The Ohio State University
Mathematics Mrs. Carol Fedor B.A., Cleveland State University
M.Ed., Cleveland State University
Social Studies Mrs. Joan Gigliotti B.A., Case-Western Reserve University
M.A., Case-Western Reserve University
Tutor Mrs. Karen Gill A.B., Ursuline College
M.A.Ed., Baldwin Wallace College
English Mrs. Laura Grecol B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University
Performing Arts Mrs. Jill Haller B.A., Concordia Unversity
World Languages Mrs. Esther Hanicak B.A. University de Granada, Spain
M.A. University de Granada, Spain
Theology Ms. Kate Higgins ’99 B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., Loyola University Chicago 
Campus Ministry Mr. Dennis Hjort B.S., John Carroll University
M.A., Loyola University Chicago 
Visual Arts Mrs. Alecia Janosik B.A., Cleveland State University
Performing Arts Ms. Shannon Kearns  
World Languages Mrs. Barb Graw-Kikta ’69 B.A., Barat College
M.B.A., Case-Western Reserve University
Counseling Mrs. Katie Koci B.A., Kent State University
M.A., John Carroll University
Social Studies Ms. Patricia Komosinski B.A., Notre Dame College of Ohio
Science Mrs. Lorinda Koss B.S., Cleveland State University
M.Ed., Kent State University
English Ms. Karen Kovac B.A., Ursuline College
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Science Mrs. Dagmar Kubasek B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.Ed., John Carroll University
Theology Ms. Caitlin Lynch-Huggins B.A., Loyola College
M.S., Loyola University
Campus Ministry Ms. Marissa Madden B.A., John Carroll University
Counseling Mrs. Nora McDermott B.A., Loyola College Maryland
M.Ed., Loyola College Maryland
Science Mrs. Elizabeth McGrath B.S., Marquette University
Theology Mrs. Rebecca McKenna B.S., Ohio University
M.S., Iowa State University
Counseling Mrs. Jennifer McQuate BS.Ed., Bowling Green State University
Theology Mrs. Kate Minerd ’83 B.A., John Carroll University
M.A., John Carroll University
Theology Mrs. Karen Morley ’78 B.S., University of Dayton
Visual Art Ms. Zoë Murphy B.S., Case-Western Reserve University
M.A.T., Marygrove College
Theology Mrs. Mary Clare Oberst ’75 B.A., John Carroll University
M.A.T., Marygrove College
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Mrs. Mary Ann O’Brien B.A., Cleveland State University
M.A.Ed., Cleveland State University
World Languages Mrs. Josephine O’Hara A.B., Hood College
M.A., University of Findlay
Science Mrs. Heidi Paul B.S., Kent State University
Business Technology Mrs. Dottie Perez B.B.A., Cleveland State University
Social Studies Mr. Richard Phillips B.A., Miami University
J.D., Cleveland Marshall College of Law
Physical Education Ms. Gloria Polzer B.S., Slippery Rock University
M.A.T., Marygrove College
World Languages Ms. Dolores Sankovich B.A., Youngstown State University
M.Ed., Baldwin-Wallace College
Physical Education Ms. Gail Schneider B.S., Ohio University
M.S.Ed., Ohio University
Mathematics Mrs. Barbara Schumacher B.A., Notre Dame College
M.Ed., Cleveland State University
Counseling Mrs. Karen Seavers ’69 B.S., University of Cincinnati
M.A.Ed., Cleveland State University
Counseling Kelly Simari B.A., Xavier Univeristy University
M.Ed., Cleveland State University
Mathematics Ms. Cheryl Simecek ’90 B.A., University of Dayton
M.A.T., Marygrove College
Mathematics Mr. Greg Sislak B.S., University of Pittsburgh
M.Ed., Cleveland State University
Social Studies Mrs. Krista Slife B.A., Notre Dame College
English / Performing Arts Ms. Amy Smialek ’00 B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College
School Psychologist Mrs. Heidi Smith B.A., Kent State University
M.A., Cleveland State University
English Ms. Kelly Spencer B.A., Walsh University
Business Technology Mrs. Barbara Stockhausen B.S., Marymount College of Kansas
Performing Arts Mrs. Kimberly Summers B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College
Social Sciences Mrs. Margaret Szczesniak B.S.Ed., University of Cincinnati
M.A.T. Marygrove University
Tutor Mrs. Mary Tookman B.S., Kent State University
M.Ed., Cleveland State University
Mathematics Mrs. Kelley Turner B.S., University of Dayton
English Ms. Elizabeth Twohig ’91 B.A., LeMoyne College
M.S.T., LeMoyne College
Social Studies Mrs. Diane Visgak B.S., Youngstown State University
M.A., Cleveland State University
Science Mrs. Carolyn Wanzor B.S., Kent State University
English Dr. Michael Wilson B.A., Case-Western Reserve University
M.A., Case-Western Reserve University
Ph.D., Kent State University
Social Studies/Theology Ms. Liz Wojtkun ’02 B.S., University of Dayton
Educational Technologies Mrs. Valerie Yarmesch B.S., Cleveland State University
M.A., University of Akron