St. John Vianney School Staff

The staff at St. John Vianney School are committed to providing a 21st century Catholic Education. 

  • Caroline dutweiler

    Pre-K 3

    cdutweiler@sjvop.org

    Ms. Dutweiler is very excited to return to St. John Vianney for my fourth year working in the Pre- K3 program.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Childhood Education from Medaille College.  Her goal is for her students to have the best experience possible and she hopes her efforts will enable them to have fun and be proud of their accomplishments.  She sets the stage for her students to become lifelong learners! 

  • Kristin Warden

    Prek-4

    KWARDEN@SJVOP.ORG

    As a life-long learner, I have 25 years experience teaching grades PreK-8. My BSED is in Elementary Education. I also have a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. When I am not teaching I enjoy doing research projects, reading, camping and playing my drums. I love when the kids "laugh and learn." I try very hard to make each day a fun and memorable experience. 

  • marcia manley

    Pre-K4 Aide

    mmanley@sjvop.org

    Mrs. Manley has been an educator at SJV for more than twenty years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Exceptional Education from SUNY College at Buffalo. Mrs. Manley enjoys working with our preschool students and assists in providing a welcoming and nurturing learning environment that instills curiosity and creativity.

  • Sarah Eneix

    KINDERGARTEN

    seneix@sjvop.org

    Ms. Eneix has been working at St. John Vianney School since 2021.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Niagara University in Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth thru 6) and earned her masters degree in Literacy and TESOL (English as a Second Language) from Niagara University also.  Ms. Eneix lives in Orchard Park, NY with her family.  In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and reading.  With her background and knowledge of education, she strives to make learning fun, engaging and most of all memorable for the students. It is her goal to create a love of learning in her classroom and encourage students to have a growth mindset as they work towards their goals throughout their education and life. When asked about teaching, Ms. Eneix says: “My favorite thing about teaching is the "ah ha" moments students get when they have been working on understanding something and finally get it.”

  • Mary catherine cloherty

    1st grade

    MCLOHERTY@SJVOP.ORG

    Mrs. Cloherty is excited to join the SJV family! She earned her undergraduate degree at Loyola University in Elementary Education and her masters degree concentrating in Reading Instruction from Buffalo State. She taught first grade for several years. She loves to be apart of the students early learning experience.

  • Amy Drew

    2nd grade

    ADREW@SJVOP.ORG

    Mrs. Drew is thrilled to be joining the SJV family. She is dual certified in both general education and special education from Buffalo State university. Mrs. Drew lives with her family in Hamburg and is a mother to six children, of which three are elementary aged. Outside of school, she enjoys baking, watching her children in their various sports, boating and bike riding. Ms. Drew’s classroom goal is for children to be lifelong learners by teaching them to love learning, become critical thinkers and have fun doing it.

  • Kathleen BrachmanN

    3rd Grade

    KBRACHMANN@SJVOP.ORG

    Mrs. Kathleen Brachmann has been working at St. John Vianney School since 2023.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Medaille College in Elementary Education and earned her masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from SUNY at Fredonia.  Mrs. Brachmann lives in Hamburg with her husband and her 5 children and 9 grandchildren visit very often, especially on Sunday for family dinner!  In her free time, she loves quilting and playing the piano.  When asked about teaching, Mrs. Brachmann says: “I love it when you see the "spark" in a student's eye as they are learning!  It brightens my day!”

  • Renee Scupien

    Grade 4

    rscupien@sjvop.org

    This will be my eighteenth year within the SJV community and my twelfth year as the 4th Grade teacher. It is a true blessing that my path led me here. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from University at Buffalo and earned my Master’s degree from Medaille College in Elementary Education.

    Within my classroom, it is my goal to make each student’s education a journey that intertwines knowledge with values and faith. I strive to create a warm and inclusive environment where students feel the presence of God's love. Through lessons, discussions, and activities, I aim to instill not only academic excellence but also virtues such as compassion, kindness, and respect for one another.

  • Brittany perry

    Grades 6-8 ELA

    bPERRY@sjvop.org

    Mrs. Perry has been teaching at St. John Vianney since 2019. She graduated from SUNY Fredonia with high honors as an English major with a minor in Psychology, and completed her masters degree in Secondary English Education with a middle school extension from Niagara University. She encourages her students to always ask questions, seek help when needed, and never be afraid to make mistakes. She strives to inspire her students to deeply value their education and become lifelong learners - inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Cory Woodrow

    Grades 5-8 Science

    cwoodrow@sjvop.org

    Mrs Woodrow is a dedicated educator with a diverse background of experience. She fell in love with the profession while working with children on the Navajo reservation in Arizona during her time in college. This inspired her to head home and pursue her Masters in Education from SUNY Oswego. Her journey eventually landed her in rural eastern Virginia where she could enjoy the water, nature, and history of the area while teaching 3rd-5th grade. Much of that time was spent as a school leader in science; running science fairs and opening her student’s minds to the wonder of science. Now, Mrs Woodrow is back home in NY so she may be closer to family. She is excited to be sharing her love of science with the middle school students of St. John Vianney. In her free time, she has a passion for theater, dance, and reading but most of her time is spent with her two young blessings; Maxwell and Henry who attend St. John Vianney.

     

  • Katherine Cardino

    Grades 5-8 Social Studies
    kcardino@sjvop.org

    Mrs. Cardino has been working at St. John Vianney School since 2019.  She completed her undergraduate degree at D'Youville University in History and earned her masters degree in Adolescence Education from D'Youville University as well.  Mrs. Cardino lives in South Buffalo with her husband and 3 children.  In her free time, she loves working out, watching her kids’ sports, and basketball.  Her family is rooted at St John Vianney as parishioners (all of her kids have received their sacraments thus far at SJV). Her daughter graduated from SJV in 2022 and her oldest son is in our middle school. When asked about teaching, Mrs. Cardino says: “I love seeing the way kids think and their perspectives on topics we are covering; it's so natural for them to choose a kindness approach. Also, I love watching them gain their own appreciation for the events in history we study, so they can learn from them as they grow up is awesome!”

  • Melinda bauerlein

    Spanish/MUSIC

    mbauerlein@sjvop.org

    "Me encanta enseñar a los estudiantes de SJV!"  Following a career in chemical engineering, teaching dance to all ages, and a wide range of tutoring and volunteering, Mrs. Bauerlein had a wonderful experience as a substitute teacher at SJV.  She is thrilled to be utilizing long standing language skills to cultivate the enthusiasm of our Spanish students into a practical command of conversation and writing, with an appreciation of all the culture has to offer!   With a lifelong background in choral singing, dance, piano, and musical theater, she is pleased to be teaching general music at SJV! The whole school sings together weekly at mass, and we perform annual concerts for Christmas and Spring Praise.  We are pleased to share our talents to inspire joy and lift spirits!


  • Charlene Corwin

    REligion

    CCORWIN@SJVOP.ORG

    Mrs. Corwin has a Master of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Buffalo State University. Since joining the SJV family, her mission is to provide a fun, nurturing and creative environment where she can use her life skills to help all children lay the building blocks to their future. Currently, one grandchildren attend SJV and one graduated from SJV in 2015 and one graduated in 2019. 

  • Christine Bracco

    Physical Education

    CBRACCO@SJVOP.ORG


    Mrs. Bracco has been working at St. John Vianney School since 2022. She completed her undergraduate degree at Edinboro University in Physical education. Mrs. Bracco lives in Hamburg with her husband and pets. In her free time, she loves going to spin class after school and reading. When asked about teaching, Mrs. Bracco says: “I really enjoy seeing the kids get excited when they learn a new skill or are able to do something they couldn’t before.”

  • Ann Marie Celeste

    Art

    ACELESTE@SJVOP.ORG

    Mrs. Celeste comes to St. John Vianney with 29 years of experience in education. She has been an Art teacher for 20 years within the diocese. She was the art teacher here at SJV from 1994-2000. She is excited to return to SJV this year! She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and her Masters in Education from Buffalo State College and received her Art certification from Daemen College. Mrs. Celeste will create an art program that allows students to create, enjoy, and recognize art. She will provide a good foundation for students to become artistically literate students. 

  • Cynthia Abram

    School nurse

    nurse@sjvop.org

    Mrs. Abram gaduated from UB and BGH school of nursing. She has an extensive medical surgical background with experience in the ICU, head and neck & 23 yrs. in the emergency room at Sisters Hospital. She was in charge of opening a home care agency in Rochester for Excellus for 8 yrs., a telephonic RN case manager, and preceptor for new hires at Fidelis. She is very happy to be a part of the SJV family and take care of our students. 

  • Mary Schnorr

    Nurse

    MSCHNORR@SJVOP.ORG

    Mrs. Schnorr has been a nurse for over 40 years. She earned her masters in pediatrics from the University of Virginia. She has done in-home care for adults as well as worked with pediatric cystic fibrosis and many other childhood disease patients. Her favorite part of working at SJV is seeing all of out happy and healthy students!

  • Anna Kelly

    Library

    AKELLY@SJVOP.ORG

    Ms. Kelly has been working with children for 3 years in both school and museum settings. Ms. Kelly will be graduating with a master's degree in Information and Library Science in December 2023. Her goal is to foster a love of reading among students and an enjoyable library environment for all. She hopes to instill valuable technical skills in students that they can use lifelong.

  • Ms. holly

    AIS (k-8), 5-6 Math

    HELLINGTONTARGIA@SJVOP.ORG

    Ms. Holly earned her degree and teaching certification from Wittenberg University in 1993. She has been a teacher at SJV since the 2022-2023 school year. She feels blessed to teach 5th and 6th grade math, 5th grade reading/ ELA along with AIS math and Gifted math. In addition to being a teacher, this is her 10th year as a parent at SJV. She has a daughter in 7th grade and a son 1st grade. She loves our amazing school and close knit community.