Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Theresa A. Rolenz and I am very excited to be the Kindergarten teacher at St. Augustine School. This will be my 11th full year working with the wonderful staff and children at St. Augustine school. Prior to teaching Kindergarten, I taught 3rd grade here for three years and loved every minute of it. I am a graduate from the University of Akron and have my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Family and Child Development. My favorite part of teaching is watching the growth that the children make throughout the year. I love helping to shape the minds of our little ones and instilling the Catholic faith into their hearts. I am creative, enthusiastic and love to have lots of FUN!
My name is Natalie Cook, and I am a first grade teacher. I am an alum of St. Augustine School and a member of the church. I attended Norton High School and went on to Ursuline College. While at Ursuline, I played basketball and studied Early Childhood Education. I graduated in May, 2014 and am currently going to Walsh University to receive my Master's degree in Education. I am looking forward to my fourth year as a teacher.
I am Miss Natalie McCulligan. I am the second grade teacher at St. Augustine School. This is my 23rd year of teaching. I have been a member of St. Augustine Church my whole life. I was a St. Augustine School graduate in 1986. My father, brothers, daughter and son are also St. Augustine School graduates. I taught fourth grade for six years at Immaculate Conception School. I have taught a variety of grades over the past 17 years at St. Augustine. I have taught fifth, fourth, third, eighth, and second. I love the challenges and rewards each grade level brings. My favorite part of teaching second grade is teaching the sacraments. It is such a joy being a part of their special day.
I have two wonderful children. My daughter is 21 and works at Walt Disney World. She also attends Velenzia College in Orlando. My son Lucas is 17 and a junior at Barberton HS. If you come into my classroom, you'll see I'm a Disney fanatic!
I am Mrs. Ruthanne Nary, a third grade teacher here at St. Augustine School. This is my 7th year teaching third grade. Prior to teaching third grade, I helped in the music department as the children's choir director. I am also an active member of the St. Augustine Parish. In 2008, I graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Through the years I have worked with many different children and love that I have made such an impact on their lives.
In my spare time, I love to hangout with my husband Patrick and our children Madigan, Michael, and Marin. Having a 5 year old and two year old twins make for an exciting after school life. Our families are very important to us, and we both feel truly blessed. When I am not with my family, I love to shop, do crafting, and walk my Westie named Guinness.
My name is Sister Nan Zeimet and I am a sister of Notre Dame from Chardon, Ohio. I moved to Ohio from Kansas in 2005 to enter the congregation and made my final professoin of vows four years ago.
I took my education classes for my teaching license at Notre Dame College in Ohio. I have a BA from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas as well as my Master's Degree from Baker University in Kansas.
I have been a licensed elementary teacher for seven years. I taught my first five years (mostly 3rd grade) at an inner city Catholic school in Cleveland. I then moved to Chardon and did substitute teaching K-4 for two years in several Catholic elementary schools in the area. I'm excited about teaching third grade here at St. Augustine School.
Six years ago, I helped found an after school program on the near west side of Cleveland called House of Champions where I volunteer and am a member of the Board of Directors. HOC services selected children from two area inner city Catholic schools from 2:30-8:00 pm where they learn life skills in a family-like atmosphere.
In my spare time, I love to line dance and go bowling.