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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

To assist our families in determining who to contact when a question or concern arises, the Kennedy Catholic Administrative team has assembled the following charts.

If no resolution has been reached after discussion with the parties below, please contact the president for a private appointment.

You may call the school office and leave a message for the teacher or administrator you are trying to reach.  You may also send an email – school email addresses are the first initial followed by the last name @; for example  The exception to this is the school nurse; her email address is


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: Karen Ionta 
MS/HS Principal: Janet Halicki
SJPII Principal: Kathryn Tiefenthal
Finance Manager: Ray Bianco
Assistance Finance Director & Accounts Payable/Receivable:  Cathy Cathcart
Athletic Director:  Janet Taylor
Director of Campus Ministry & Action Club:  Sr. Margaret Pellerite, SSJ
Director of ITJessica Sorg
Director of Enrollment Management:  Nicole Perry
Yearbook Photo Submission:  KCPublications

Administration & Staff

Principal: Janet Halicki
Main Office Administrative Assistant:  Nicole Popovitch
School Nurse: Linda Mancino Perrico
Director of Guidance:  Allison Zreliak


Theology Department: 
Ian Elliott
Christine Guerrini

English Department: 
Beth Cicuto

Science Department:
Jada Hines
Melinda Epstein

Math Department:
Archie Donofrio

Social Studies / History Department:
Todd Rossi
Tyler Moldovan

Language Department:
Louis Dalessandro

Arts, Publications & Music:
Nicole Garchar
Patricia Coates
Anna Marie Mindicino

Johanna Laeng

Administration & Staff:

Principal:  Kathryn Tiefenthal
Administrative Assistant:  Kim Zachar
School Nurses: Linda Mancino Perrico


Jacque Grasso
Jessica Tressler

Anna Messina

First Grade:
Rachel Ritz

Second Grade:
Heather Runyan

Third Grade:
Chelsea Rice

Fourth Grade:
Marla Dalessandro

Fifth Grade:
Lisa Shultz

Sixth Grade:
Vanessa Kuczynski

Physical Education:
Johanna Laeng

IT Support:
Jessica Sorg

Instructional Support & Gifted/STEAM:
Martine Kwiat
Megan Shreves 

Arts, Publications & Music:
Patricia Coates
Anna Marie Mindicino