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

EILEEN SHARBAUGH

  •  Director
  • BS Elementary Education - University of Pittsburgh

MARTHA HUDAK

  • Office Manager
  • BS Computer Science/Math - Grove City College 
  • MS Engineering  - George Washington University

MARY GRACE BRUNI

  • 4s & 5s Lead Teacher
  • Kindergarten Explorations Lead Teacher
  • BA History - Holy Cross College
  • MS Special Education - Duquesne University

JODY BUCKNER

  • Young 3s Lead Teacher
  • Parent/Toddler Lead Teacher
  • BS Elementary Education - Illinois State University

LISA CUSHMAN

  • Older 3s/Young 4s Assistant Teacher
  • Older 2s Assistant Teacher
  • BA Business Administration - Grove City College

MARIANNE DeVITO

  • 4s & 5s Lead Teacher
  • BS Child Development - University of Pittsburgh
  • MS Special Education - University of Pittsburgh

JOAN EASTON

  • Young 3s Lead Teacher
  • BA Elementary Education - Point Park College 

MARGARET HOOTON

  • Music Teacher
  • BA Journalism - University of Iowa
  • Music Education - Duquesne University

CAROLYN HURD

  • Older 2s Assistant Teacher
  • Young 3s Assistant Teacher
  • Early Child Education - CCAC

PAT HURD

  • 4s Assistant Teacher
  • Kindergarten Explorations Assistant Teacher
  • Early Child Education - CCAC

RACHEL HUTCHINSON

  • Lunch 'n  More Assistant Teacher
  • BA Theater - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M Ed Secondary Education -DePaul University

MARYBETH McNAMEE

  • Parent/Toddler Lead Teacher
  • BA Political Science - Denison University
  • PA Certification Elementary Education

CHRISTINE PHOTOS

  • 4s Lead Teacher
  • BS Early Childhood Education - CA State University of Los Angeles

DAWN PRENDERGAST

  • 4s & 5s Assistant Teacher
  • Certified Paralegal

LEANNE SIMMONDS

  • Older 2s Lead Teacher
  • BA Early Childhood Education - Ryerson Polytechnic University

DIANE SWEENEY

  • Older 3s/Young 4s Lead Teacher
  • BS Child Development - University of Pittsburgh

HEIDI WHITE

  • Young 3s Assistant Teacher
  • Lunch 'n More Lead Teacher

KATIE TALARICO

  • Older 2s Assistant Teacher
  • Young 3s Assistant Teacher
  • BA Religion - Princeton University
  • MS Elementary Education - Duquesne University

LAURA RICCI

  • Music Teacher
  • BA Music - Indiana University 
  • MS Italian Literature - Middlebury College

CINDY McVERRY

  • Older 3s/Young 4s Lead Teacher
  • BS Early Childhood Education - Duquesne University

GARRETT YATES

  • School Chaplain
  • BA Classics - Samford University 
  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

TRACY ADAMS

  •  Program Coordinator
  • BS Chemistry - Villinova University
  • MS Chemistry - University of Virginia
  • MBA - University of Pittsburgh