Administrative and Teaching Teams

Administrative Team

Arline VanDeWater

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Ms. Sharon Carpenter

Sharon has served as the Office Manager at St. Paul School for the past two years.  She has a BA in English Literature and a Master’s in Public Administration with a non-profit focus.  She received both degrees from SUNY Brockport. Sharon shared that the day she began looking for work, the position of Office Manager […]

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Sharon Smith

God works in mysterious ways.  We see this played out perfectly in the way that our wonderful Treasurer, Sharon Smith, was brought to us. A native to Hilton, Sharon graduated from Hilton High School and continued on at RIT where she studied Accounting. Sharon was first brought to worship at St. Paul by Tom Smith, […]

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Mrs. Sally Littlefield

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Mr. David Spiehler

St. Paul Lutheran School was fortunate to have our Principal, David Spiehler join the school staff during the summer of 2018 when he came on board as our part-time Development Director.  Within a short time, the staff came to know Dave as a great teammate who was quick to build friendships and first to offer a […]

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Ms. Christine Zastrow

Christine has served as our School Nurse for two years; however, her involvement with St. Paul has been long standing as her three girls, Julia, Maggie, and Leah, have attended, or are currently attending our school.   She received her LPN degree in 1995 from Rochester School of Practical Nursing and her BSN from Roberts Wesleyan […]

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Teaching Team

Mrs. Laura Speers

Laura began her seventh year of teaching at St. Paul this September.  The first three years she taught preschool, and then graduated to Kindergarten where she has been ever since.   She received a BS in Early Childhood Education, 2006, and a Master’s in Literacy 2008.  Both degrees are from SUNY, Fredonia.   Her experience prior to […]

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Mrs. Michele Kruger

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Mrs. Rachel Abbondanzieri

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Mrs. Betty Benoit

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Mrs. Karen Brown

Karen joined our Staff four years ago when she became our Pre-school Teacher for the three year-olds at St. Paul.  She received her BS in Early Childhood Education in 1988 in Pennsylvania where she taught Kindergarten in a public school for twenty years.  She also has received her New York State certification.  Karen came to […]

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Mrs. Jennifer Dale

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Mrs. Jodie Farley

Jodie is our veteran teacher with twenty years at St. Paul under her belt.  She went to Concordia College in Bronxville, NY graduating in 1998. This qualifies her to be a Lutheran Educator and she is one of three Called teachers at St. Paul.  Jodie then obtained her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from SUNY, […]

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Ms. Kelsey Hawkins

Kelsey received her BA in Math & Education from Nazareth College in 2011 and received her Master’s in Education Technology in 2013.  Once her academic studies were complete, Kelsey found employment as a long-term substitute for the Greece Central School District in their Math Intervention program.  She also worked in several districts on a per-diem […]

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Mrs. Hannah Kruger

Hannah has embarked on her first full year of teaching the second graders here at St. Paul having previously taught Pre-School, Kindergarten, and sixth grade.  She comes to us with a background of six years teaching experience in Pre-School through Middle School. She taught at Expressive Beginnings in Henrietta from 2012-2015.  In 2016, she was […]

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Mrs. Therese Flannery

Therese has taught our Early Start Program for the past three years and she is the Wrap Care Co-Director. She comes to us with a wide background in teaching young children as she taught pre-school/child care for over twenty years in various places including the SUNY Brockport and Unity Pre-School programs. In 1993 Therese graduated […]

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Mrs. Denise Matula

Denise has been at St. Paul school for eighteen years putting her in the top three for the longest employment.  She began her career when her children began school at St. Paul and St. Paul wanted to expand to a Pre-school program. She received her Early Childhood Certification from the Children’s Council in Rochester approximately […]

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Mr. Kevin Rhodes

Kevin received his BA at Shawnee College, Ullin, Illinois; His BS from Ball State University and his MA from Southern Illinois University.  Prior to teaching at St. Paul, he taught Elementary School in Illinois, Middle school at Faith Lutheran School in Kirksville, MO, and five years at his college alma mater Shawnee College in Ullin.  […]

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Mrs. Jocelyn Slynko

Jocelyn has been our Art Teacher for twelve years.  She has a BA in Visual Art Education from Roberts Wesleyan College graduating in 2007. Prior to coming to St. Paul, Jocelyn spent six years at ABC Head Start in the inner city as a (bi-lingual) Health Assistant and four years at Asbury Daycare as an […]

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Mr. John DiBatisto

John has been the Physical Education Teacher here at St. Paul for three years.  He received his BA degree from SUNY Brockport in 2000. Prior to coming to St. Paul, John taught Physical Education at Sacred Heart for 10 years.  While fulfilling his full-time teaching position, for seven years he coached soccer at both Brockport […]

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Ms. Jessica Kovacs

Jessica has been a member of the staff here at St. Paul for two years.  She received her Associate Degree in Adolescent Education from MCC in 2008. Currently, she is working on her BA in Childhood Inclusive Education at SUNY Brockport completing her first semester with a 4.0 GPA.   Jessica is married with two sons, […]

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Ms. Jennifer Riley

Jennifer has been here for two years.  As is so true with our staff, she also brings a wealth of experience to the table.  She received her BS in Elementary Education from Cleveland State University in 1999, and her MA in Childhood Education from Albany University in 2013. Her previous experience includes a year of […]

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Anne Scheuerlein

This biography is fun to write as one can almost feel the enthusiasm jumping off the paper outline each individual submitted.   Annie wrote, “This is my first official job working with children, but I am very excited and blessed to be here.” She graduated From Hilton High School in June, 2019, and is working on […]

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Jae Newman

Jae Newman is in his fourth year here at St. Paul.  Having been a teacher since 2007, he brings to the table a wide variety of talents. After earning a BA in English from Lindsey Wilson College in 2004, Mr. Newman next achieved a MFA (Master Fine Arts) from Spaulding University, 2006. In 2007, he […]

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Ms. Colleen Stephens

This September, Colleen began her second year as a Teacher’s Aide here at St. Paul.  Prior to coming to our school, Colleen provided childcare to children in her home for several years.  She is married to her husband, Joe.  They have two daughters, Aalyah and Alexis.  They also had a son, Joey who the Lord […]

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