Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy

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Junior High Teachers




John Sciulla
Social Studies



Ohio University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Ohio University/ Kent State University
Bachelor of Science in Education

Kent State University
Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction


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.

Angela Mullins


Notre Dame College
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education


I believe all students can learn if given the chance.  Knowing that all my students are unique and need a stimulating environment to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually is why I believe all my students can teach me to be better and help them to learn more.  I also continue to be an example of a life-long learner by developing myself both professionally and spiritually to cultivate the growth and learning of my students.  Most importantly all my students know they are loved and prayed for by me daily.

I have had many positive encounters with students and staff from MDA.  I am very excited to be teaching at Mater Dei Academy.


   Sr. Marie Paule





University of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Bachelor of Secondary Education in Language Arts                Malagasy, English, French
Ursuline College
Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Business                          Major in Religious Studies, Catholic                                        Minor in Management Information Systems Educational 


I really believe that our life is a gift from God.  What we do with our life is our gift back to God.  I wanted to be a teacher since I was ten years old.  I realized that my dream became true in 1992.  For many years, I have been an elementary teacher and an educator from pre-K to RCIA.  I have worked for Faith formation of youth and adults from ages three to Ninety.  Besides teaching, I like arts, crafts, music, and nature, especially flowers.  My goal is help students to learn, live, love and share the Faith.  I want them to always remember that they are loved by God who loves us unconditionally. We are all learners; we are all teachers; we are all brothers; we are all sisters; we are family in the Lord.   We can make a difference by working together with love and respect.  We all can always grow spiritually and intellectually. 

I love working at Mater Dei Academy because it is family oriented.  I can experience a great solidarity here.   Teamwork makes dream work.  Students, parents, teachers and staff are a GREAT TEAM.

Kathleen Battaglia
Language Arts


Florida State University
Bachelor of English Education
Florida State University-                                                                    Masters of Practicum of Design 



Gary Minadeo


OLMC (now Mater Dei Academy), 1970
St. Joseph High School (now VASJ), 1974

BS, General Engineering, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1980
MS, Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1990
Graduate Management Training, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1996
5-year Prof. License, Integrated Math AYA 7-12, Notre Dame College, South Euclid, OH, 2002


Train up a child in the way the child should go and when the child is old,  the child will not depart from it.  – Proverbs 22:6 (paraphrase)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverb 9:10

(Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini-St. Joe’s Motto)

My brethren, not many of you should become teachers, for you know that we will face a more severe judgment.


Why Mater Dei?

I have come home to where the nuns, priests, and teachers teamed with my parents of blessed memory and loved me enough to be sure Gary, the active child, learned the “WAY”. 

Now God, in His perfect timing, has brought me to do my part.

God’s will be done.