Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy

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Junior High Teachers





John Sciulla
Junior High Social Studies


Ohio University/Kent State University
Bachelor of Science in Education

Kent State University
Master of Education


Our students are tomorrow’s leaders; it is our duty as teachers, parents, and administrators to help them to develop the requisite skills for success not only in high school and in college, but also in life.  There is no greater responsibility than the nurturing and educating of our children.

I am proud to teach at Mater Dei Academy and will do my very best, everyday, with and through Jesus Christ, for our kids.


Rodney Daugherty
Junior High Math


The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Cleveland State University
Master in Educational Administration

When provided with a positive and conducive environment, a student’s curiosity will lead the learning. My purpose is to provide that environment and to act as a guide as students journey through school.

I enjoy working at Mater Dei Academy because every day is an exciting new adventure.



        Sarah Reed                  Junior High Religion


Walsh University

Bachelor of Arts in Government  and Foreign Affairs, Minors in Theology and History

My goal as a Religion Teacher is to emphasize to my students that there is a great God who loves them.  In this role not only am I here to teach, but I strive to be a role model and example of how to live as a Christian in today’s world.  I pray each student can walk away from my class knowing God and the role of faith in their own life.

I love working at Mater Dei Academy because of the welcoming community!



Kim Porter
Junior High Language Arts


Oberlin College
Bachelor of Arts in English
Marshall University
Master in Education
Lake Erie College
Reading Specialist K-12

The calling to teach is a sacred trust; God charges his teachers (along with parents) to recognize the potential in each child and to equip the child with tools to realize his or her potential, not only as a student, but as a person.

I love being able to be a living and active witness of my faith to my students; working at Mater Dei Academy provides a constant exercise in discipleship as we are all an integral part of a vibrant and vital faith community.


Mary Ridler
Junior High Science


Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Arts in Education

I believe that all children can learn in a nurturing classroom and that lessons need to be varied. Through solid community, faith, and education, all children can succeed.

I love working at Mater Dei Academy because the community, students, and staff are so supportive and truly care about the success of each individual!