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Faculty and Staff

These professionals are incredibly dedicated to this institution. The teachers at St. Patrick School are fully certified to teach in the State of Pennsylvania and are current with their Act 48 hours. All faculty members attend conferences, workshops, and/or seminars for their own personal growth and professional development.

Mrs. Carol Long, Principal
clong@StPatrickFranklin.org
• 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
Mrs. Lisa Yashinski, Kindergarten
lyashinski@StPatrickFranklin.org
• 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
Mrs. Andree Sporer, First Grade
asporer@StPatrickFranklin.org
• 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
Mrs. Paula Klinger, Primary Multiage/Grades 2-3
pklinger@StPatrickFranklin.org
• 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
Miss Jill Kellner, Multiage/Grades 4-5
jkellner@StPatrickFranklin.org
• 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
Miss Kathryn Miehl, Grade 6
kmiehl@StPatrickFranklin.org
• 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
Miss Julie Parquette, Middle School/Grades 7-8
jparquette@StPatrickFranklin.org
• 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
Mrs. Christine Garmong, Art Teacher
cgarmong@StPatrickFranklin.org
• Greater Johnstown High School, 1982
• Edinboro University, BA in Art Education, 1982
• Master Equivalency, 1988
• At St. Patrick since 1990
Mrs. Pam Kahle , Music Teacher
pkahle@StPatrickFranklin.org
• 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
Mrs. Lorimarie Crockett, Preschool
lcrockett@StPatrickFranklin.org
• 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
Ms. Jessica McFadden, Learning Support
jessica.mcfadden@VenangoCatholic.org



Mrs. Amanda Mott, Speech and Language Pathologist
amott@riu6.org
• 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
Ms. Judi Kemp, Title I Reading Teacher/Reaading Specialist
judith.kemp@catapultlearning.com




Mrs. Cathy Tarr, Act 89 Math and Reading
ctarr@riu6.org
• 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
Mrs. Mary Peiffer, Secretary
school@StPatrickFranklin.org
• Penn State University, BS in Marketing
• At St. Patrick since 1999
Mrs. Diana Boal, Bookkeeper
dboal@StPatrickFranklin.org
• At St. Patrick since 2015