OUR STAFF

The staff is one of the most important and valued aspects of St. Paul's. The director oversees a staff that includes classroom teachers and assistants, the music teachers and the office manager.


St. Paul's teachers are required to have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and some of them hold Master's Degrees. All lead teachers belong to the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC).  The entire staff has been trained in infant/child CPR and First Aid and all have obtained their Act 33 Clearances to work with children.


One of the most significant determinants of quality in a school is the staff-to-child ratio.  The lower the number of children assigned to one teacher, the higher the quality of education the children will receive. St. Paul's historically has one of the lowest staff-to-child rations in the area. 


STAFF DIRECTORY

Chriistine Mains

  •  Director
  • B.S. Business Logistics, Penn State University

Martha Hudak

  • Office Manager
  • B.S. Computer Science/Math, Grove City College 
  • M.S. Engineering, George Washington University

Laura Anderst

  • Lead Teacher
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Oakland University
  • M.A.T. Education, Marygrove College

Jody Buckner

  • Lead Teacher
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Illinois State University

Lisa Cushman

  • Assistant Teacher
  • B.A. Business Administration, Grove City College

Marianne DeVito

  • Education Specialist
  • B.S. Child Development, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S. Special Education, University of Pittsburgh

Joan Easton

  • Assistant Teacher
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Point Park College 

Carolyn Hurd

  • Assistant Teacher
  • Early Child Education, CCAC

Pat Hurd

  • Assistant Teacher
  • Early Child Education, CCAC

Mary Beth McNamee

  • Lead Teacher
  • B.A. Political Science, Denison University
  • PA Certification Elementary Education

Anna  Rutledge

  • Assistant Teacher
  • B.A. English, Miami University

Dawn Prentergast

  • Assistant Teacher
  • Certified Paralegal

Leanne Simmons

  • Lead Teacher
  • B.A. Early Childhood Education, Ryerson Polytechnic University

Megan Baltruzak

  • Assistant Teacher
  • B.A. Psychology, Univeristy of Notre Dame
  • M.Ed. Elementary Education, Boston College

Katie Talarico

  • Lead Teacher
  • B.A. Religion, Princeton University
  • M.S. Elementary Education, Duquesne University

Laura Ricci

  • Music Teacher
  • B.A. Music, Indiana University 
  • M.S. Italian Literature, Middlebury College

Aubrey Mooney

  •  Program Coordinator
  • B.S. Elementary & Special Education, Duquesne University

MaryGrace Bruni

  • Lead Teacher
  • B.A. History, Holy Cross College
  • M.S. Special Education, Duquesne University

Maria Kast

  • Assistant Teacher
  • B.A. History, Dickinson College

Sarah Miller

  • Lead Teacher
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Penn State University

Jennifer Pruszynski

  • Lead Teacher
  • B.A. Experiential Education, Prescott College

Erin Rutter

  • Lead Teacher
  • B.S. Communication Sciences & Disorders, Penn State University
  • Elementary Teaching Certificate, Robert Morris University

Margaret Hooton

  • Music Teacher
  • B.A. Journalism, University of Iowa
  • Music Education, Duquesne University

Amy Yelich

  • Assitant Teacher
  • M.Ed. Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh

Kate Schubert-Mielnik

  • Assitant Teacher
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Mercyhurst University
  • M.S. Biology, Ediboro University