- Jeff Matthews
My name is Jeff Matthews and I have enjoyed working at St. Francis Seraph School since 2012. I loved being the Kindergarten teacher for the first six years, and then I made the switch to become the Preschool teacher in 2018. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, where I attended St. Xavier High School. In 2005, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and Marketing from Wright State University. After a few unfulfilling years in the business world, I decided to finally pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. I quit my job, moved back to Cincinnati, and enrolled at Xavier University, where I graduated in 2012 with a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy spending my free time in the great outdoors hiking and camping with my wife, Christina and our dog Yogi.
- Chanelle Centers
My name is Chanelle Centers and this is my fifth year teaching First Grade at St. Francis Seraph School. I grew up in Zanesville, Ohio, where I graduated from Zanesville High School. I then attended Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. In 2015 I graduated with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and moved to Cincinnati. I taught early preschool in Mason before joining the team here at St. Francis. I am looking forward to another great year!
John Phillips is our 1st grade aide.
My name is Ms. Boyle.
is our 2nd grade aide.
Courtney Roth is our 3rd grade aide.
Hello! My name is Jenna Gorman and this is my third year at St. Francis Seraph School. I grew up in Cincinnati but moved to Chicago 12 years ago to attend college. I graduated with an education degree from Loyola University Chicago in 2011 and taught in Chicago for the past 5 years. I am happy to be back in Cincinnati and look forward to an exciting school year at St. Francis Seraph School. Feel free to contact me via email should you have any questions.
My name is Olivia Folzenlogen, and I am the 6th Grade homeroom teacher. I will be teaching 5th and 6th grade math, social studies and science. In May 2018 I graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in History with an Integrated Social Studies specialization. As I have always wanted to teach, I am very excited to begin my career here at St. Francis Seraph. I will be teaching 5th and 6th grade social studies, math and science. I look forward to having a great year! Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.
- Rachael Petranek
My name is Noah Mastruserio and I’m teaching 7th and 8th Grade English/LA and Social Studies. This is my third year at St. Francis Seraph. I graduated from Ohio State University in 2018 with a degree in English and have lived in Cincinnati all my life. I’m looking forward to a great year of school. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
- Dee Held – John Peterson Specialist
Hello! My name is Dee Held. I worked for many years as a Reading/Intervention Specialist in public schools and am currently an Intervention Specialist working with the Jon Peterson Scholarship students here. I am grateful to have a wonderful husband, 4 children, and 2 beautiful granddaughters who keep me very busy and smiling most of the time! I am thrilled to be surrounded by such an amazing staff and the wonderful students and families at St. Francis Seraph School.