Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy

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Joanie Klemens


Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Lakeland Community College
Certificate in Business Management and Marketing
Columbia Southern University
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Learning is a life-long endeavor. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to create and maintain an environment where students feel secure enough to explore and attempt new ideas. My goal is to give students the technological tools they need to succeed academically in a rapidly changing 21st century.

I love coming to school every day! I truly enjoy watching the students grasp a new concept, make a new friend and realize that they have gifts and talents to share.



Ginger Hartman
Asst. Principal


Lake Erie College
Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education K-8

I believe each child was created by God and given unique gifts and talents. By recognizing these gifts and talents, I can vary my lessons to help each child reach his/her potential socially, spiritually, and academically. The children learn in an organized, positive, fun, respectful, and loving environment.

I enjoy working at Mater Dei Academy because every day I am given the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. I enjoy having the responsibility of laying the foundation for spiritual and intellectual growth in the Catholic community. Each day I am given the opportunity to work with phenomenal students, parents, colleagues, and administration. I am truly blessed to have a job that I love!




Kay Vrban
Administrative Assistant


University of Akron
Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources

Philosophy Education is a necessity in life. A Catholic education is a gift. We need to embrace the gift and help the children learn to the extent they are capable of in a caring atmosphere.

Mater Dei Academy has a thoughtful, caring, intelligent group of teachers and staff to help children grow. With everyone having similar goals and backgrounds it makes working together easy and fun. It is rewarding to see all of our efforts at the end of each year by how far our students have grown and matured.




Lori Conley



I may grow old, but I’ll never grow up.

When people ask me how many children I have, I love being able to say “over 400.”  This is my family!