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Friday, September 22, 2017

Office Staff

Melissa Santos, Principal

Patty Bajek, Director of Student Services

Maryanne Higdon, Office Manager

Diane Huber, Business Manager

Tara Brophy, School Nurse

Geri Everson, Welcome Desk Attendant

Diane Weltzien, Welcome Desk Attendant

Allen Stock, Liturgical Musician

Patti Stock, Campus Minister

Cyndi Swanson, Social Worker

 

Name: Melissa Santos

Position: Principal

Years in Education: 27

Years at ASCA: 1

 

Educational Background:   

BA-University of Dayton

MA-Concordia University

 

Why do you choose to work in a Catholic School?

I have always felt at home in Catholic Schools.  I have taught in three different Catholic School settings and three public school settings.  The dedication of the faculty and staff in a Catholic setting has always been something I admire.  I also prefer Catholic schools because of the parents and students.  There are always so many parents who want to help and get involved in the school and be a part of their children's lives.  Catholic Schools are filled with good people all around!

 

What is your favorite thing about ASCA?

The family feeling where all are welcome.  The school is a big place with a lot of people, yet it feels like a family.  I love the kids, their parents and the staff. It's a great place to work and raise my family!

 

Name: Patty Bajek (Founding Staff Member)

Position: Director of Student Services

Years in Education: 12

Years at ASCA: 12

 

Educational Background:   

BS - DePaul University

CPA (Illinois)

 

Why do you choose to work in a Catholic School?

I believe in the lifetime impact that a Catholic Education makes on an individual.  A Catholic Education will provide superior academics and spiritual formation that are the key to producing faith-filled, productive adults with kind hearts.

 

What is your favorite thing about ASCA?

The sense of family.  Students and their families who are known and loved.  I am truly humbled to know and to be able to serve our students and school families.

 

Name: Tara Brophy

Position: School Nurse

Years in Education: 1

Years at ASCA: New this year.

 

Educational Background:   

AS in Science at Herkimer Community College

BSN in Nursing at Russell Sage College (Troy, NY)

 

Why do you choose to work in a Catholic School?

My daughter has attended All Saints since 6th grade, and I loved the atmosphere and the kindness shown by all the individuals here.  I also love that people here pray daily.

 

What is your favorite thing about ASCA?

My favorite thing about ASCA is the sense of community with teachers, staff and families.  

 

Name: Maryanne Higdon

Position: Office Manager

Years in Education: 15

Years at ASCA: 10

 

Why do you choose to work in a Catholic School?

I love living my faith life to the fullest.

 

What is your favorite thing about ASCA?

The community is a big family.

 

Name: Diane Huber (Founding Staff Member)

Position: Business Manager

Years in Education: 37

Years at ASCA: 13

 

Educational Background:   

BS/BA-University of Mary

MA-Seattle University

 

Why do you choose to work in a Catholic School?

Because God has called me to work in Catholic education.

 

What is your favorite thing about ASCA?

The students, faculty, staff, and all the school families!

 

Name: Patti Stock

Position: Director of Campus Ministry

Years in Education: 36

Years at ASCA: 6

 

Educational Background:   

BA-University of Dayton

MA-Western Governors University

 

Why do you choose to work in a Catholic School?

Catholic education made a tremendous impact on my life growing up.  I firmly believe in all the values that a Catholic education provides.  A Catholic education ‘completes’ an individual.

 

What is your favorite thing about ASCA?

What I can learn from the students!  They are amazing.

 

Name: Allen Stock

Position: Campus Ministry

Years in Education: 40+

Years at ASCA: 5

 

Educational Background:   

BA-University of Dayton

MA-Miami University of Ohio

 

Why do you choose to work in a Catholic School?

I was greatly influenced by my own Catholic education growing up in Cincinnati at St. Martin’s School, then at LaSalle High School, then at the University of Dayton.  The religious and lay leaders had a great impact on my life and my ministry.

 

What is your favorite thing about ASCA?

I am energized by the students and how friendly and kind they are.

 

Name: Cindi Swanson

Position: Social Worker

Years in Education: 6

Years at ASCA: 6

 

Educational Background:   

BA-Northern Illinois University

MA-Aurora University

 

Why do you choose to work in a Catholic School?

In a Catholic school I am able to help students manage successfully in their social environment, provide a ”sweet  spot“  for students who have anxiety, a place to learn decompression skills and self awareness.  I am able to do this reflecting on Catholic beliefs.  For example, if a student needs tools and strategies to relax, I certainly depend on professional social work standards, but I am also able to give the student a Rosary to help.  I am respectful of the fact that a percentage of our students are not Catholic and, of course, adjust accordingly.

 

What is your favorite thing about ASCA?

The intentional  effort to be a diverse community, welcome to students of different races, religion, and ability.  It is a fabulous community of learning when our own community celebrates  and learns how to support diversity.

 

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