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Mrs. Denise Woodard

2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Thompson has been teaching for 19 years. She received her B.S. in Education from the University of Akron. She lives in Mansfield with her husband of 38 years, Rob. They have three children, Brian (married to Sarah) and twins, Michael and Casey (married to Matt). They also have one grandson, Jameson. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, tennis and spending time with her family outside in warm weather. When asked why she wanted to become a teacher, Mrs. Thompson stated, "I became a teacher because when I was in school, I was fortunate enough to have several teachers that had a positive impact on my life. I wanted to be able to do the same for other students." We also asked what she loved most about working at St. Joseph. She said, "St. Joseph is a terrific place to work. My work family is very special to me. We rejoice in each others successes and pray for each others challenges. The students are outstanding. They care about each other, they are very respectful and they emulate the Christian values we try to teach. The parishioners have always been so kind and supportive. St. Joseph school is a remarkable place to work" 

Thank you, Mrs. Thompson, for all you do here at St. Joseph!

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Deb Ritter 

Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Grade

​Teacher

​​Mrs. Gregg received her Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University. She has been teaching at St. Joes for eleven years. In her free time, she loves to sing and spend time with her family. She is married to her husband, Jeff. They have five children, Brittany, Dustin, Kennedy, Jillianne and Sam. She also has two grandchildren, Elliot and Amelia. When asked why she wanted to be a teacher, she said, “I have always loved children and since I teach at the elementary level, I am able to incorporate music into my lessons as well.” In regards to St. Joes, she said, “I love the small class sizes at St. Joseph. We really have become more of a family because of our small size and being able to have the kids for two years instead of one.”

Fun Facts:
Favorite color- pink
Favorite movie- A Christmas Story
Favorite food- potatoes
Favorite book- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Favorite quote- “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” A.A. Milne 

Silly face/Hidden Talent- She would love to sing at a jazz club and is the only staff member who can successfully floss. 

Thank you for everything you do for our school, Mrs. Gregg!

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School Nutrition and Wellness Program

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Mrs. Monica Gregg 

Kindergarten/First Grade 

Teacher

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Mrs. Mary K Thompson

4th and 5th Grade

Teacher

Mrs. Woodard has been teaching at St. Joseph since 2011. She received her Master's Degree in Education from MVNU, as well as her Reading Endorsement. Her undergrad work was completed at The Ohio State University. She lives in Shelby with her husband, Zach, her two stepchildren, their two year old son, Sullivan (who is the absolute apple of her eye), and their beagle, Shamus. She is a huge animal lover and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. When asked why she wanted to become a teacher, Mrs. Woodard stated, "I always knew I wanted to become a teacher. My father is a teacher, and I learned at an early age that I wanted his job.I have many great memories of my teachers throughout school. Many of them left lasting impressions. I wanted to be able to be that person for someone else. Watching a student gain confidence in themselves is the best part of my job. Plus being a teacher requires me to always remain young at heart, and who wouldn't love that?" We also asked what she loved most about working at St. Joseph. She said, "St. Joseph is a school unlike any others I have seen. We are a family. Everyone here truly cares about the well being of each and every one of our students and staff. The students are not only learning academically, but they are learning to be amazing role models and followers of God. I couldn't be more proud of where I work." 

Fun Facts:
Favorite color- purple
Favorite movie- The Newsies
Favorite food- seafood and her mama's lasagna
Favorite book- To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite quote- "So was I once myself a swinger of birches, and so I dream of going back to be." Robert Frost
Silly fact/hidden talent- When she was born, she had two blue eyes, in high school she had one blue eye and one green eye, now she has two green eyes.

Thank you, Mrs. Woodard, for all you do here at St. Joseph!

St. Joseph School would like to welcome to St. Joseph's new Intervention Specialist, Mr. Matthew Visconti. Mr. V (as the kids call him) spent the last 18 years as a youth counselor and the past 5 years as an intervention specialist. He received his Master of Arts in Education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He is married and has four children. During the summer, Mr. V works in construction and landscaping. He also plays music and can often been seen with a ukulele or guitar. He gives lessons in guitar and drums. In his free time, he also enjoys fishing and geology. When asked why he wanted to become a teacher, Mr. Visconti stated, "I wanted to be a teacher, at first, to be a better parent. I stayed on because of hope for the future." We also asked what he loved most about working at St. Joseph. He said, "The students here at St. Joseph are tomorrow's leaders." 

Fun Facts:
Favorite color- black
Favorite movie- Rocky
Favorite food- lasagna
Favorite book- The Hobbit
Favorite quote- "You are the light of the world." Matthew 5:14
Silly fact/hidden talent- He can draw pretty well and is (in his words) a ruthless Scrabbler.

Welcome, Mr. Visconti and thank you for all you do here at St. Joseph!

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Mr. Matthew Visconti 

Intervention Specialist

Miss. Ritter received her Bachelor of Science in Education for grades 1-8. She began her teaching career in 1991 and has been with St. Joe's since 2000. She has worked at The Olive Garden for almost 21 years and is very active with her church, Calvary United Church of Christ. If she has any free time, she enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her family and friends. She stated she became a teacher because she was “inspired by all of the teachers she had as a student in Ontario. She loves seeing all the ah-ha moments with her students as well as seeing them laugh.” 

Fun Facts:
Favorite color- Cornflower and Midnight Blue
Favorite movie- Most Rom/Coms or Victorian Age movies
Favorite food- Chocolate
Favorite book- Too many to count!
Favorite quote- “It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” –Eeyore
Silly fact/Hidden talent- Her first job was pulling mustard plants from a bean field for a penny a piece.

Thank you, Miss. Ritter for all your hard work here at St. Joseph Crestline!