We have a dedicated faculty who takes ownership of the school as their own and gives individualized attention to each student.
Principal and Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Grade Math – Mrs. Betsy Ochs email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I began my experience with Catholic education in 1974 when I attended St. Michael Elementary School in Fryburg, PA from first through eighth grade. I feel I was blessed with a great education and a wonderful spiritual foundation. It is my goal to offer the same to the students of St. Joseph School.
In 1992 I graduated from Clarion University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I have been teaching in the Diocese of Erie for the past 26 years, including the 23 years I have been here at St. Joseph Elementary School. I am appreciative of the caring and dedicated students, families, faculty and staff with whom I enjoy collaborating with on a daily basis.
All three of my children have had the privilege of attending St. Joseph School, and I am pleased to say that they have been successful as a result. I think giving our children a Catholic education was one of the best things my husband and I have done for our children.
Preschool – Mrs. Jessica McFadden email: email@example.com
Working at St. Joseph School has been such an amazing experience.
I have been blessed with such a great group of families, kids and coworkers to work with.
In 2008, I received my degree in Elementary Education with a minor in music from Thiel College. I then continued my education at Clarion University, and in 2011 obtained my Early Childhood degree. I am currently working to obtain my masters degree in Early Childhood Education.
I began working for St. Joseph in 2017 after traveling between St Stephen, St. Patrick and Venango Catholic schools teaching academic support and music classes for a year. Prior to this, I spent two years teaching 2nd and 4th grade.
I became a teacher because I have such a passion for learning. I want to pass that love of knowledge and learning onto generations to come. I enjoy inspiring students through song and dance, play, crafts, stories, educational videos, games, rhymes and fun. I take great pride in what each one of my students can accomplish in such a short amount of time. I come with a lot of energy and love for what I do, and am very grateful to be teaching preschool at St. Joseph.
Kindergarten – Mrs. Patricia Stewart email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Grade – Miss Kenzi Ochalek
Second Grade – Ms. Stephanie Stevenson
Fifth Grade – Mrs. Connie Mahle email: email@example.com
Sixth Grade – Mr. James Steudler
I graduated from Clarion State College in 1979 with a degree in Elementary Education. I began teaching at St. Joseph School, Lucinda in 1980. In 1987, I received my Master’s Degree and have been employed by the Erie Diocese for 38 years.
Students have various skills and needs and I believe that an excellent teacher challenges the student so that he/she can reach their maximum potential.
Preschool Teacher/Aide – Mrs. Jen Schmader email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Mrs. Susan McCleary email: email@example.com
Maintenance & Custodian – Mr. Schill