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Contact Information & Staff Directory

Shenango Valley Catholic School System

2120 Shenango Valley Freeway
Hermitage, PA 16148

Phone: (724) 346-5531
Fax: (724) 346-3011

Kennedy Catholic Middle/High School

2120 Shenango Valley Freeway
Hermitage, PA 16148

Phone: (724) 346-5531
Fax: (724) 346-3011

Saint John Paul II Elementary School

2335 Highland Road
Hermitage, PA 16148

Phone: (724) 342-2205
Fax: (724) 704-7397

Faculty & Staff Directory

The administration, faculty, and staff of the Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools reflect the commitment to academic excellence and spiritual enrichment. Each is a highly skilled, qualified, and experienced professional who understands how to motivate students to do their best. To email a member of the administration or faculty, click on their name below.

Administration & Staff

President:  Mark Ferrara
Director of Finance & Assistant Director of Operations:  Bill Blum
Executive Assistant & Accounts Payable/Receivable:  Cathy Cathcart
Director of Advancement & Alumni Affairs: Jennifer Rignani
Director of Student Life and SJPII Athletic Director:  Janet Taylor
Director of Campus Ministry & Action Club:  Sr. Margaret Pellerite, SSJ
Spiritual Director:  Patricia Polesnak
Athletic Director /Director of Technology/Facilities Director:  John Niemi
Director of Technology at SJPII:  Jessica Sorg
Director of Enrollment Management:  Nicole Perry
Yearbook Photo Submission:  KCPublications

Administration & Staff

Principal:  Erin Marks
Main Office Administrative Assistant:  Dina Whalen
School Nurse: Linda Mancino Perrico
Director of Guidance:  Allison Zreliak


Theology Department: 
Patricia Polesnak
Ian Elliott

English Department: 
Maggie Brown
Christen Whalen

Science Department:
Gretchen Witkowski
Shelby Russell

Math Department:
Darin Gagliano
Jacob Shaffer
Angela Quear

Social Studies / History Department:
Todd Day
Ned Rudloff

Language Department:
Leslie Hite
Bonnie Zachar

Arts, Publications & Music:
Kim Mirizio
Patricia Coates
Zoey Povlick

John Niemi

Johanna Laeng

Administration & Staff:

Principal:  Katie Tiefenthal
Administrative Assistant:  Colleen Astey
School Nurses: Linda Mancino Perrico


Jill Stanek
Jennifer Davis
Jacque Grasso

Sara Mickanin

First Grade: 
Leah Roscoe

Second Grade:
Kristina Krusey

Third Grade:
Chelsea Rice

Fourth Grade:
Marla Dalessandro

Fifth Grade:
Matthew Masotto

Sixth Grade:
Elizabeth MGoff

Physical Education:
Johanna Laeng

IT Support:
Jessica Sorg

Instructional Support & Gifted/STEAM:
Martine Kwiat
Megan Shreves 

Arts, Publications & Music:
Patricia Coates
Zoey Povlick