Meet the administrative leaders at St. John Vianney

  • Mary Kearns

    School Counselor

    Mrs. Kearns joined the wonderful faculty at Saint John Vianney school as a school counselor.  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. 

  • Joan Thomas
    Interim Principal

    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.