Bear Essentials

July 1, 2020

Welcome New Teachers!

6th-8th Science-Tyler DiNardo Mr. DiNardo grew up in Lake County and is a University of Dayton graduate where he earned his Bachelor's degree education and minored in biology. He is STEM certified through the University of Dayton and is also EdTPA Certified. He spent last year teaching Biology, Physical and Environmental Science at the high school level. Mr. DiNardo was excited to see our Innovation Center and he cannot wait to put it to good use.

6th Grade ELA-Emily Pannitto Ms. Pannitto grew up in Northeast Ohio. She graduated from Akron University where she earned her Bachelor's degree and is certified to teach Middle School Language Arts and Math. Last year she taught at Revere Middle School in Bath, Ohio. Ms. Pannitto is a Notre-Dame Cathedral Latin alumna, and she cannot wait to help prepare our junior high students for high school.

5th Grade-Ellie Castile Mrs. Castile is Gannon University Graduate where she earned both a Bachelor's Degree and her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. She has worked in a variety of schools throughout her career and most recently she taught a self-contained 5th grade class in school that is in session year-round. Mrs. Castile recently moved to Mentor, Ohio from North Carolina to be closer to family.

1st Grade-Ms. Jennifer Smallwood- Ms. Smallwood is a graduate of John Carrol University where she earned her Bachelor's degree and completed the K-12 Reading Endorsement through Notre Dame College. She spent the past year teaching and coaching in South-Euclid Lyndhurst. We are excited to be adding a third section of first grade next year!

Main Office- We continue to grow our office team with the addition of Mrs. Cyndie Stege. She comes to us with experience in both the business sector and in running a high school office and earned her Bachelor's degree from Winona State University.

Mr. Kumazec and I had a very strong pool of candidates for each position and we are so happy to welcome them into our St. Gabriel Family. We are very confident each will bring added value to our growing staff and we know you will all join us in helping to make them feel welcomed as they transition to their new roles. We hope to further introduce them to our families as we get closer to August.

Join me in giving them a warm Grizzly Welcome!

Peace and Blessings,