Meet the administrative leaders at St. John Vianney!

  • Joan Thomas



    Mrs. Joan Thomas has been working at St. John Vianney School since February 2023.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Elmira College in and earned her Masters degree from SUNY University at Buffalo.  Mrs. Thomas lives in Hamburg, and in her free time, she loves walking and reading.  When asked about teaching, Mrs. Thomas says: “I love to work with children!”

  • Andrew Woodrow

    Assistant Principal


    Mr. Andrew Woodrow has recently joined the St. John Vianney staff after 19 years in public school classrooms. He has his undergraduate degree from SUNY Geneseo and Master's degree from Western Governor's University. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Educational Leadership through Canisius College. He is thrilled to be joining his wife and kids who have been at SJV for the past 4 years. Mr. Woodrow is a huge sports fan, especially the Buffalo Bills, and can often be found cheering on our Viking athletes at their various sporting events. 

  • Mary Kearns

    School Counselor


    Mrs. Kearns joined the wonderful faculty at Saint John Vianney school as a school counselor in 2013.  I received my bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst University and my master’s degree from Saint Bonaventure University.  I serve all students at SJV school Pre-k-8th grade.  As a school counselor I strive to serve as a guide, a role model, an advisor, a supporter, and a reliable source of stability for students, parents and teachers.  It is my goal to work and do everything to support the student’s pursuit of academic, social and career success.  My goal is to identify students’ challenges, guide them in discovering them, and equip them with strategies and the ability to know how and when to use them.  I love being able to work at SJV where I can help people every day. I like when I get to see students grow and achieve their goals. 

  • Heather Nutter



    Mrs. Nutter has been working at St. John Vianney since 2022. Before that, she had been a secretary for various schools within the diocese for over 10 years. She attended catholic schools as a child and fell in love with the family atmosphere. Mrs. Nutter earned her bachelor’s degree in English from D'youville University. The best part of her day is getting to interact with students and parents and assist them in any way she can!

  • Karen Fuentes



    Mrs. Fuentes has been at St. John Vianney for 3 years, starting in the church and then moving to the school. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly and masters from UCLA in materials engineering. She later went on to earn her accounting certificate from SNHU. Mrs. Fuentes is the bookkeeper as well as the yearbook editor. Her favorite part of SJV is working with students to create the yearbook cover because she can see all of their creativity.