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About our Faculty

John Paul II Catholic School has a caring and highly qualified, fully certified faculty, committed to Catholic education. Approximately 1/2 of the faculty hold a master’s degree in education, and over 1/2 boast more than ten years experience. All religion teachers also achieve certification as catechists. All primary (K-2nd) grade teachers are trained in an effective phonics based reading strategy, Orton Gillingham.

Along with full-time teachers for art, music and physical education, our faculty includes a school librarian, nurse, school counselor, speech and one language specialist, two reading specialists, one math specialist, and two intervention specialists.

All faculty members are committed to increase their knowledge and stay current with the ever-changing trends in education; they regularly attend professional development to increase student learning.

In addition, all faculty and support staff are required to attend training for the Decree on Child Protection, maintain compliance with all SafeParish trainings, and background checks as required by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Ohio Department of Education.

Contact Our Faculty


Mrs. Megan Weisenbergermweisenberger@jpiics.org

Mrs. Angie Eddingfieldaeddingfield@jpiics.org


Mrs. Julie Semmjsemm@jpiics.org

Ms. Kathryn Specker – kspecker@jpiics.org

1st Grade

Mrs. Amanda Eagan aeagan@jpiics.org

Mrs. Cathy O’Shea coshea@jpiics.org

2nd Grade

Ms. Megan Welsh mwelsh@jpiics.org

Mrs. Sherry Martin smartin@jpiics.org

3rd Grade

Ms. Victoria Hostiuck vhostiuck@jpiics.org

Mr. Dan Diemerddiemer@jpiics.org

4th Grade

Mrs. Alaine Purdumapurdum@jpiics.org

Ms. Amy Hesselbrock – ahesselbrock@jpiics.org

5th Grade

Mrs. Jeanie Casey jcasey@jpiics.org

Mrs. Carol Cimino ccimino@jpiics.org

6th Grade

Mrs. Helen Romes hromes@jpiics.org

Mrs. Linda Kohler lkohler@jpiics.org

7th Grade

Ms. Kate Hoelmer khoelmer@jpiics.org

Mr. Dan Nieman dnieman@jpiics.org

8th Grade

Ms. Kelly Langenbrunner klangenbrunner@jpiics.org

Mr. Jeff Karpanty jkarpanty@jpiics.org


Ms. Marcie Davis mdavis@jpiics.org


Mrs. Christi Powers cpowers@jpiics.org


Ms. Beth Breda bbreda@jpiics.org


Mr. Austin Carter acarter@jpiics.org


Mrs. Linda Arnold – larnold@jpiics.org

Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Mary Romer mromer@jpiics.org

Mrs. Colleen Carpenter – ccarpenter@jpiics.org


Mrs. Rachel Sherwood rsherwood@jpiics.org

School Counselor

Mrs. Ashley Page apage@jpiics.org

Title 1 Reading Specialists

Mrs. Anya Bird abird@jpiics.org

Mrs. Katie Goodridge kgoodridge@jpiics.org

Speech Pathologist

Mrs. Julie Grande jgrande@jpiics.org


Mrs. Meri Donovan mdonovan@jpiics.org

Technology Coordinators

Mr. Kevin Frye kfrye@jpiics.org

Mrs. Lisa Frye lfrye@jpiics.org