Leadership Team

  • Father Bob Stec

    Pastor

  • Mrs. Lisa Cinadr

    Principal

  • Mr. Chris Dziedzicki

    Assistant Principal

  • Mrs. Colleen Bremmer

    Secretary

  • Mrs. Maryellen Newrones

    Administrative Assistant

  • Mrs. Catherine Mitchell

    Preschool Director/Teacher

  • Mr. Angelo Gasparro

    Director of Discipline

Father Bob Stec

Pastor

Born to Frank and Rita Stec, Father Bob is the third of six children. He always felt a calling to serve the Lord throughout his years at St. Charles Borromeo Grade School and Padua Franciscan High School. He graduated as ‘Mr. Padua’ in 1979 and followed his calling to Borromeo Seminary.

He graduated from St. Mary Seminary in 1988 and was assigned to St. Gabriel and later St. Richard Parish.  He was appointed Vocation Director of the Diocese of Cleveland, a position he held for eleven years.  During this time, The FEST, an annual Catholic Family Festival, became a reality, and is now in its l9th year.

The FEST (www.TheFEST.us) began as a follow up to World Youth Day in Rome and had about 1,500 people in attendance its first year.   It has since grown into the highlight of the summer for thousands of people from across the region, attracting 45,000+ annually for a day of faith, family, fun and music – all for free!

In December 2005, Father Bob was appointed Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in Brunswick.  In his first year at St. Ambrose, he created Mission Possible, a mission outreach program to the Dominican Republic  (www.MissionPossible.us).  Over 200 missionaries have since made the annual trip to Higuey, Dominican Republic to build homes, introduce others to Christ and change lives.  In addition to the homes, a Church, school, medical/dental clinic, community center, and job training center have all been built under the guidance of Father Bob.  In early 2019, a regulation baseball field was dedicated for the entire area.

His humanitarian efforts are also very visible in the Greater Cleveland area where a west side effort – Alpha Village – was established.  Residents, many of them refugee families, are helped with every day necessities and time is spent distributing winter clothing, food for the holidays and an annual spring clean up and home repair day.

With heroin use touching the lives of greater Clevelanders in epidemic proportion, he felt compelled to do something.   In 2016 he brought together parish leaders of all faiths, community leaders and law enforcement.  In this regard, the Greater than Heroin Campaign was launched.

In 2014 Saint Ambrose was nominated as one of the ‘top 12’ Catholic Parishes in North America at creating Disciples.  Under the leadership of Father Bob, St. Ambrose continues to grow in size and service to the Lord with over 5,500 families and 150+ parish ministry groups.

With the death of Father Thomas Dunphy, the Diocese of Cleveland appointed Father Bob Administrator of Saint Martin Parish, Valley City (2017-2018) in addition to his responsibilities at Saint Ambrose.  This concluded with the appointment of a new pastor in the fall of 2018.

At present, much of his energy is dedicated to the renovation of Saint Ambrose Church.  Construction is well underway and completion is expected in spring 2019.

As a well-known community leader, he has been the recipient of many prestigious awards…”Mr. Padua”- 1979; Knights of Columbus Catholic Man of the Year; Med-Wish International Humanitarian Award (2016); Medina County Distinguished Citizen Award (2012), Alpha Village Partner of the Year (2017), United Pastors in Mission – Pastor of the Year (2017), Catholic Charities Medina County WAM/Faithful Servant Award (2018),  National Catholic Education Leaders Award (2018)…he was also presented with the Key to the City of Brunswick.  In addition, he was selected as one of 12 priests in America for his innovation and motivating ways in delivering the message of Jesus Christ (especially to the youth of our area)…just to name a few!

With his hectic schedule, and community efforts, he still finds time, on occasion, to enjoy ATVing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, and even a great bonfire!

Mrs. Lisa Cinadr

Principal

My beloved husband (deceased), Tim, and I have three amazing, faith-filled children, all graduates of Saint Patrick Catholic School in Bryan, Ohio and Bishop Dwenger High School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  Erin is a University of Akron graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and doing great work at GM in Parma.  Ryan graduated from the University of Saint Francis with a Business Administration/ Sports Management degree.  He played football there all four years and helped USF win back to back NAIA National Championships.  He is employed in Fort Wayne but working toward moving to this area.  Lauryn is a Junior majoring in Exercise Science at the University of Akron with her sights set on becoming a Physical Therapist.  She is a member of U of A’s Rifle Team and competed in the Junior Olympics at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

I love being with my kids and family any time we can, being outdoors in sunny, warm weather – bird watching, hiking, walking, bike riding.  I enjoy reading when I can.  I am energized by and am blessed to work with people of God, especially my family at Saint Ambrose School and Parish!

Strengths: Belief ~ Connectedness ~ Responsibility ~ Strategic ~ Relator

Mr. Chris Dziedzicki

Assistant Principal

Hello, my name is Christopher Dziedzicki and I am incredibly excited to be the Assistant Principal of Saint Ambrose School! This year will be my 13th year at Saint Ambrose School having spent the previous 12 as a teacher of Mathematics in our High School Prep program. I grew up in the Cleveland area and graduated from Padua Franciscan High School. I received my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Walsh University and my master’s degree in Educational Administration from Cleveland State University.

I believe that teaching is about knowledge. Knowing self. Knowing content. Knowing God. Knowing the value of persistence, struggle, and effort. Knowing honesty, responsibility, and accountability. I strive to teach this knowledge. Not to form a great student, but to help in the formation of a great person.

Strengths: Activator ~ Woo ~ Competition ~ Communication ~ Strategic

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”
-Aristotle

Mrs. Colleen Bremmer

Secretary

Bio to come!

Strengths: Intellection ~ Input ~ Connectedness ~ Learner ~ Responsibility

Mrs. Maryellen Newrones

Administrative Assistant

Bio to come!

Strengths: Input ~ Relator ~ Achiever ~ Reponsibility ~ Developer

Mrs. Catherine Mitchell

Preschool Director/Teacher

Mrs. Catherine Mitchell has had the privilege of teaching in the diocese of Cleveland for 20 years. After graduating from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, Catherine taught first and second grade at Saint John Bosco School before coming to Saint Ambrose to open Littlest Angels Preschool!  Catherine is the director of the preschool program as well as teaching four year old classes.  Catherine and her husband Dennis are active parishioners of Saint Ambrose and have three children.

Strengths: Empathy ~ Learner ~ Discipline ~ Developer ~ Maximizer

“I am blessed to be able to teach our little ones our faith as well as giving them the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten.  I enjoy being part of the parent’s journey to raising happy, healthy Christian children in a safe, loving and nurturing environment.”

Mr. Angelo Gasparro

Director of Discipline

Hello Saint Ambrose families, my name is Angelo Gasparro and I am super excited to be starting my 5th school year as the Physical Education and Health teacher at Saint Ambrose. I bring 11 years teaching experience total as well as, 9 years in Catholic Schools. The biggest reason I love teaching at Saint Ambrose is simple, the students. We have at our school some the brightest, hard working and Christ like students that you will find anywhere. They surely do their best to REACH on a daily basis.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife of 12 years Megan, as well as my 2 boys Trey (4th grade) and RJ (1st grade). My hobbies include coaching, working out and my local Cleveland Sports teams. I think this is finally the Browns year (although I say that every year) Lastly, I look forward to teaching your children the value of the being active and give them the tools to be move throughout their lifetime.

In Christ, Angelo Gasparro
Saint Ambrose School Physical Education/Health/Discipline

Strengths: Harmony ~ Relator ~ Belief ~ Arranger ~ Deliberative


Latest Posts


Preschool

  • Mrs. Catherine Mitchell

    Preschool Director/Teacher

  • Mrs. Pamela Jeffi

    Preschool Teacher

  • Mrs. Sherri Petrigac

    Preschool Teacher

  • Mrs. Melissa Yarmesch

    Preschool Teacher

  • Mrs. Kris Mick

    Preschool Instructional Aide

  • Mrs. Kelly Monroe

    Preschool Instructional Aide

  • Mrs. Becky Nettles

    Preschool Instructional Aide

  • Mrs. Tina Nuti

    Preschool Instructional Aide

  • Mrs. Rachael Seidel

    Instructional Aide

Mrs. Catherine Mitchell

Preschool Director/Teacher

Mrs. Catherine Mitchell has had the privilege of teaching in the diocese of Cleveland for 20 years. After graduating from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, Catherine taught first and second grade at Saint John Bosco School before coming to Saint Ambrose to open Littlest Angels Preschool!  Catherine is the director of the preschool program as well as teaching four year old classes.  Catherine and her husband Dennis are active parishioners of Saint Ambrose and have three children.

Strengths: Empathy ~ Learner ~ Discipline ~ Developer ~ Maximizer

“I am blessed to be able to teach our little ones our faith as well as giving them the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten.  I enjoy being part of the parent’s journey to raising happy, healthy Christian children in a safe, loving and nurturing environment.”

Mrs. Pamela Jeffi

Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Sherri Petrigac

Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Sherri Petrigac has been in the field of Early Childhood for over 30 years. She completed her degree in 1989. She began teaching at LAPS eight years ago. Sherri and her husband are active members of Saint Ambrose Parish and the Day School. They have three children.

Strengths: Harmony ~ Developer ~ Empathy ~ Input ~ Maximizer

Mrs. Melissa Yarmesch

Preschool Teacher

I am blessed to have been a part of the St. Ambrose School family for the past eight years. I worked as a kindergarten aide for two years and then joined our Littlest Angels Preschool program as the four year old teacher. I am currently the teacher for the five year old/Enrichment class. I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree from Ohio University. Upon graduating, I had the opportunity to go back to the grade school I attended in Maple Heights where I taught kindergarten for four years.

My husband David and I have three wonderful children. We have lived in Brunswick for the past 17 years and are parishioners of St. Ambrose.

“I feel blessed that I can share in the joy and wonder of our Littlest Angels as they learn about Jesus’ love for them. The joy of teaching comes from seeing their hearts and minds grow every day.”

Strengths: Empathy ~ Harmony ~ Discipline ~ Deliberative ~ Restorative

Mrs. Kris Mick

Preschool Instructional Aide

Mrs. Kris Mick joined our Saint Ambrose family in 2008 working in the lunchroom, Guardian Angels and anywhere she was needed! When we opened the 5 year old preschool program, Kris joined our preschool staff where she still enjoys working today. Kris’ favorite part of preschool are the children! Kris has a gift for making others feel loved and cared for! Kris and her husband are active members of Saint Ambrose parish and have two children.

Strengths: Harmony ~ Consistency ~ Positivity ~ Maximizer ~ Adaptability

Mrs. Kelly Monroe

Preschool Instructional Aide

Mrs. Becky Nettles

Preschool Instructional Aide

Mrs. Becky Nettles is an educational aide at Littlest Angels, and has been with the preschool since 2014. She originally started in our preK program, but has worked with our 3 year old and 4 year old classes as well. When she’s not working in the classroom with the kids, Mrs. Nettles helps keep things organized in the preschool office and tracks all of the children’s paperwork!

Mrs. Nettles lives with her husband and two boys, who are alumni of the Littlest Angels Preschool, and are active parishioners at St. Ambrose church.

Strengths: Developer ~ Achiever ~ Empathy ~ Adaptability ~ Connectedness

Mrs. Tina Nuti

Preschool Instructional Aide

Bio to come!

Mrs. Rachael Seidel

Instructional Aide


Elementary (Grades K-3)

  • Mrs. Stacey Gove

    Kindergarten Teacher

  • Mrs. Susan Kautzman

    Kindergarten Teacher

  • Mrs. Joyce McCarthy-Reed

    1st Grade Teacher

  • Mrs. Teresa Whitmer

    1st Grade Teacher

  • Mrs. Cheryl Kubas

    2nd Grade Teacher

  • Mrs. Nicole Shreve

    2nd Grade Teacher

  • Mrs. Laura Cole

    3rd Grade Teacher

  • Mrs. Abigayle Fitz

    Third Grade Teacher

Mrs. Stacey Gove

Kindergarten Teacher

I have been blessed to be a part of the Saint Ambrose community for ten of my sixteen years teaching. I grew up in Parma Heights where I attended St. John Bosco School and later Holy Name High School. I earned by bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Toledo and my Master’s degree in Reading Specialization from Baldwin Wallace College. I am blessed and thankful to have a career that I love in a dynamic parish community! My time away from school is spent enjoying my two amazing children, Gabriella who is in 5th grade here at Saint Ambrose and Evan who will entering kindergarten this year. I am a huge Cleveland sports fan and also enjoy attending live theatre performances, especially musicals. I am looking forward to another amazing year at Saint Ambrose!

Strengths: Adaptability ~ Positivity ~ Belief ~ Arranger ~ Developer

Mrs. Susan Kautzman

Kindergarten Teacher

I joined the Saint Ambrose school community in Fall 2015, teaching Kindergarten. I have over 20 years experience teaching children. I earned my undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace and my masters from Cleveland State. I love working as a team with each family to ensure each child develops a genuine love of learning while providing a strong educational foundation for years to come.

My husband, Kevin, and I have three beautiful daughters, Ella, Madison, and Isabelle who help keep me grounded in all I love to do when I am not at SAS.

I love being part of the Saint Ambrose School community that works as a team and keeps God’s presence in all we do! Each child’s unique spirit motivates me to be my best everyday!

Strengths: Achiever ~ Learner ~ Includer ~ Restorative ~ Futuristic

“Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.”
-Benjamin Franklin

Mrs. Joyce McCarthy-Reed

1st Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Joyce Mc Carthy-Reed and I am very excited to be starting my thirteenth year of teaching first grade at Saint Ambrose School!

I grew up in Parma Heights, Ohio and attended Baldwin-Wallace College. I received a Masters of Arts degree in Education with reading specialization. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an Associates degree in Business Administration. I currently reside in Brunswick and am the youngest of eight children. I am also married and have a wonderful cat named Gracie.

In my free time I enjoy crocheting, sewing and crafting. I also love to spend time with my family and visit my sister in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I love teaching first grade and look forward to a wonderful school year!

Strengths: Achiever ~ Strategic ~ Learner ~ Responsibility ~ Focus

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
-Lou Holtz

Mrs. Teresa Whitmer

1st Grade Teacher

My name is Teresa Whitmer and this is my fifth year teaching at Saint Ambrose school. I taught Pre-K for five years after graduating from the University of Akron in 2008.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Child Development.

I’m a lifelong resident of Akron and currently live with my two dogs, Bailey and Barley. We really enjoy our cuddle time! I love spending time with my family, especially my four amazing nephews.

I love teaching because I truly believe there is nothing more important than helping children to become their very best, to help instill values that foster independence and confidence. I can honestly say that I have loved every one of my students and find joy in their happiness. My goal is that each student leaves my classroom feeling loved!

Strengths: Empathy ~ Developer ~ Harmony ~ Connectedness ~ Consistency

“You are enough.”

Mrs. Cheryl Kubas

2nd Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Cheryl Kubas. I’ve been working in schools and teaching for over 12 years with primary school aged children.  I earned my bachelor degree in education from Cleveland State University. I have been blessed to be here at St. Ambrose for four years. I am passionate about nurturing students relationships with Jesus Christ, and love to get students excited about learning.  I come to school each day with joy in my heart and hope to nurture each child and encourage them to be the best they can be.

I grew up in many cities in the Cleveland area and settled in Brunswick six years ago with my family. I am blessed with a wonderful husband and three teenage children who fill my life when not at school. When I have time to myself I enjoy gardening, reading, and construction or woodworking.

I look forward to another wonderful school year!

Strengths: Developer ~ Activator ~ Responsibility ~ Empathy ~ Communication

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
-Plutarch

Mrs. Nicole Shreve

2nd Grade Teacher

Hello, my name is Nicole Shreve. This is my seventh year teaching second grade at Saint Ambrose. I substituted in many grade levels before teaching second grade in the school, getting to know many students and their families. I graduated from Baldwin Wallace University (College) in 2011.

As a 2003 graduate of Saint Ambrose, this has been my home parish since I was baptized, being involved in many different ministries throughout the years. I live in Brunswick with my husband and daughter (and puppy Kylo!). We are looking forward to settling our family in the parish that I have been a part of and has played a big role in my life and faith formation. It is truly a blessing to be here! As a second grade teacher, I am excited to prepare the children for their First Reconciliation and First Communion. This is an important and special year for the children and their families. I look forward to seeing their growth spiritually and academically. I am responsible for teaching Language Arts (Phonics, Reading, Grammar, Spelling), Math, and Social Studies to the second graders. It is my passion to make the students appreciate reading and understand that it is truly something to enjoy! I hope to help each child grow in their understanding of Language Arts and the importance of words and reading in their everyday lives. We are going to have an amazing year! God Bless!

Strengths: Discipline ~ Communication ~ Positivity ~ Empathy ~ Includer

Dr. Seuss Quote

Mrs. Laura Cole

3rd Grade Teacher

My name is Laura Cole and I’m excited to be one of the Third Grade teachers at Saint Ambrose School this year! I grew up in Parma and attended Holy Family School and Padua Franciscan High School. I received both my Bachelor of Science in Education degree and Masters in Literacy from Baldwin Wallace College. I have been teaching in Catholic schools for the last 12 years, most recently at The Academy of St. Bartholomew. Prior to that I was at Saint Ambrose for two years. I am honored to be a part of the vibrant Saint Ambrose community once again and to work together to watch your children grow academically, spiritually, and socially! My family and I moved to Brunswick four years ago. My husband Matt and I have four beautiful children. Emily will be a freshman at Padua Franciscan High School and our other children will be joining Saint Ambrose School in the Seventh, Third and Kindergarten classes.

Strengths: Includer ~ Learner ~ Relator ~ Responsibility ~ Positivity

Mrs. Abigayle Fitz

Third Grade Teacher

My name is Abigayle Fitz and I am thrilled to be apart of the St.Ambrose community as a third grade teacher. I previously taught second grade In Cleveland. I grew up In Strongsville and received my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at the University of Dayton. I enjoy traveling and have been on two mission trips to Honduras and Tijuana.

This summer I married my incredible husband, Shane. We live in Middleburg Heights with our energetic puppy, Millie. During our free time we love taking Millie on walks in the metro parks and spending time with our families.

I am blessed to join this wonderful community and I am excited for this school year!

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”


Bridge Team (Grades 4-5)

  • Mrs. Wendy Parente

    Bridge Team - 4th Grade Homeroom

  • Mrs. Kelly Thompson

    Bridge Team - 4th Grade Homeroom

  • Mrs. Rachel Buititta

    Bridge Teacher ( Grade 5)

  • Mrs. Melissa Stern

    Bridge Team - 5th Grade Homeroom

Mrs. Wendy Parente

Bridge Team - 4th Grade Homeroom

This is my fifth year teaching at Saint Ambrose School.  I received my B.S. in education from the University of Akron and have been teaching fourth and fifth grade within the Diocese of Cleveland since 1996.  I absolutely love teaching, especially science and reading and hope to inspire my students with my passion.   I also enjoy using technology to enrich my students’ learning experiences and build upon those 21st-century learning skills.

I grew up in Brunswick and then moved way to explore the world as a young adult.  About eleven years ago I wanted to come “home” to Brunswick and raise my children with my husband of 22 years.  We have three children; a nineteen-year-old son who is a firefighter/ EMT and is working on his paramedic, seventeen-year-old daughter who is a senior at Brunswick High School and plans to pursue pre-med next fall and a ten-year-old daughter who attends Memorial School as a fifth grader.  If I have your children as students, they will be coming home with stories I enjoy sharing about my children’s adventures and life at the Parente house.  We also have two rescue dogs, one cat, and chickens that lay green, pink and blue eggs.  When I am not cheering at my kids’ soccer or baseball games I love to travel, read and just spend time with my family.

Strengths: Learner ~ Input ~ Communication ~ Responsibility ~ Arranger

Mrs. Kelly Thompson

Bridge Team - 4th Grade Homeroom

Bio coming soon!

Strengths: Learner ~ Individualization ~ Achiever ~ Responsibility ~ Strategic

Mrs. Rachel Buititta

Bridge Teacher ( Grade 5)

1. Who I am? – Rachel Buttitta

2. Hometown – Medina, Ohio

3. Education – Associates Degree in Paraprofessional Education from University of Phoenix 2012
– Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University Fall 2018
– Currently completing Masters in Education at Grand Canyon University – will graduate August 2020.

4. Family – My husband Jeff and I will be married 20 years this February. We have three wonderful children – Brianna 23, Jeffrey 19 and Antonio 16.

5. Why do I love teaching? – From the moment I stepped foot onto the Saint Ambrose Campus as a lunch/recess monitor in the Fall of 2007, I immediately knew watching children learn and grow socially, emotionally, and academically was what I was meant to do. Witnessing students reach their goals, drives me to learn more, and grow as their teacher.

6. Hobbies – Volunteering at Ambrose and on a couples bowling league. Most importantly, spending time with my husband, children, extended family and good friends as much as time allows!

7. Favorite Scripture Verse – “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”  (Hebrews 11:1)

8. What am I teaching? – 4th/5th Grade math and 5th grade religion.

Mrs. Melissa Stern

Bridge Team - 5th Grade Homeroom

This will be my fifth year at Saint Ambrose School and my 25th year in teaching. I graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and have taught at Sts. Cyril and Methodius, St. Christopher and Saint Ambrose. I have taught Reading, English, Religion, Math and Health in grades 4-8. This will be my second year on the Bridge team teaching Religion to 4th grade and English and Reading to the 5th graders. My favorite thing about teaching is watching my students grow academically, emotionally, and spiritually. I grew up in Rocky River where I still live with my husband and two dogs, Miniature Schnauzers. All three of our children are teachers also. I enjoy sharing stories about them with my students. Reading is my passion and I strive to instill that love in my students. A favorite quote of mine is “Faith is when you close your eyes and open your heart.” My faith gives me great strength and comfort. With God, all things are possible.

Strengths: Includer ~ Positivity ~ Consistency ~ Learner ~ Responsibility


High School Prep (Grades 6-8)

  • Mr. Ryan Bagley

    HSP Religion - 6th Grade Homeroom

  • Mr. Samuel LaGuardia

    HSP/ELA - 7th Grade Homeroom

  • Mrs. Allison Noga

    HSP/Social Studies - 7th Grade Homeroom

  • Mrs. Laurie Hamzik

    HSP/Science - 8th Grade Homeroom

  • Ms. Erin Trigg

    HSP Middle School Mathematics Teacher Grades 6-8 (6th Grade Homeroom)

  • Mr. Chris Mullen

    8th grade Homeroom/PLTW teacher

Mr. Ryan Bagley

HSP Religion - 6th Grade Homeroom

Ryan Bagley is a passionate, revival focused religion teacher who will be marrying his college sweetheart, Angie, in October. He is originally from Canton, Ohio and he moved to the Cleveland area to pursue his dream of serving The Lord Jesus Christ in teaching the Gospel to youth. When he is not teaching, Ryan enjoys reading, spending time in coffee shops, exploring the Cleveland area, and engaging in meaningful conversations with strangers.

Strengths: Input ~ Learner ~ Connectedness ~ Achiever ~ Intellection

Mr. Samuel LaGuardia

HSP/ELA - 7th Grade Homeroom

M.A. Teaching and Curriculum
B.A Creative Writing, B.A. Political Science

I am a native of Northeast Ohio, an avid writer, and big fan of Cleveland sports. I am also a past football player for the Saint Ambrose Angels in junior high. I have taught and/or tutored students since I was 18 years old, and love it most when a class works together to provide their best effort. Incorporating strong faith and the arts in my classes are two goals I strive for every day. I am excited to support students in any way I can, and look forward to getting students prepared for high school, college and their career of choice at Saint Ambrose!

I engage students by providing interesting connections, positive risks, imaginative activities, sensory experiences, challenges to their perceptions, and active engagement strategies in the English/Language Arts classroom. I am excited to be a part of SAS because of the bright minds and positive attitudes of the students, as well as because of the parents’ and faculty’s engagement in the Catholic faith, its morals and its traditions.

Strengths: Learner ~ Achiever ~ Strategic ~ Relator ~ Input

Mrs. Allison Noga

HSP/Social Studies - 7th Grade Homeroom

Hello! My name is Allison Noga, and it is hard to believe that this is my tenth year teaching at St. Ambrose! Before that, I taught fifth grade for four years at Our Lady of Peace School in Cleveland. Although school has always been an integral part of my life, I did not become a teacher right out of college. Instead, I dreamed of becoming a magazine reporter, and I graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s of science in journalism, with a minor in history. After working for almost four years as a news editor for NewsChannel5’s website, NewsNet5, I felt that something was missing in my life. I realized then that I was called to be a teacher.

I went to Cleveland State University to get my teaching license, and going back to school was one of the best decisions I ever made. Now I can impart my love of history by planning exciting social studies lessons and units, and I can share my love of language arts with my students by helping them to become better writers. In addition, my journalism background inspired me to start the Buzz Blog, Saint Ambrose’s online school newspaper. We currently have dozens of students in the Media Club, which is responsible for updating the blog with fresh content and incorporating technology such as videos, pictures and surveys.

As far as my personal life goes, I am married to a wonderful man, Joe, and we have a smart, energetic fifth-grader named Adam who keeps us on our toes. In my spare time, I love to watch and play most sports, read novels, travel, play board games, sing karaoke (very poorly), try new restaurants, and hang out with family and friends.

I am truly ecstatic to be part of the St. Ambrose family and am looking forward to another spectacular year!

Strengths: Woo ~ Achiever ~ Positivity ~ Ideation ~ Strategic

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
-Gandhi


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Mrs. Laurie Hamzik

HSP/Science - 8th Grade Homeroom

Bio to come!

Strengths: Relator ~ Adaptability ~ Ideation ~ Communication ~ Connectedness