3Bachelors of Science: Secondary Education and History from Baldwin Wallace College, Masters Degree in Curriculum from Ashland University
Years Teaching: Substitute Teacher – 4 years
Lorain City Schools – 6 years
St. Anthony School- 7 years
Hello. My name is Nicole Zientarski. I have been teaching preschool now for 5 years. I started my teaching career at St. Anthony School 21 years ago. I taught here for 2 years and then moved on to Lorain City Schools for 6 years. I then resigned to stay home with my 3 children and did not return until my youngest started Kindergarten here at St. Anthony School. After being a substitute teacher for 2 years, I was hired by St. Anthony School as the 3 year old preschool teacher. I truly have the best job in the world! I am a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Parish and could not be happier to be home.
I am Mrs. Huss and I love teaching the Pre-School class at St. Anthony of Padua Parish School! I have been teaching in my current role since 2008, where I have the privilege of working with children who have such an eagerness to learn! It is my goal to give our students the best foundation for spiritual and academic growth so that they can achieve the education they deserve. I grew up at St. Anthony of Padua Parish and am a proud alumna of St. Anthony School, Magnificat High School and John Carroll University. It is an honor to return to St. Anthony’s as an educator. Welcome to Pre-School!
Years Teaching: Preschool Teacher ( 1987-1994 ), Elementary Bilingual Aide ( 1994-2002 ), Summer camp Idea special education ( 2002-2012 ), Lorain High School Special Education Instructional Aide ( 2002-2012 )
Hello I’m Vanessa Arocho, Instructional Aide, I started in February of 2016. I enjoy Art and Music. I’m currently in a 9 piece band called Latin City Soul, I sing and my husband plays the bass. I have two wonderful children and a dog . I’m happy to be part of Saint Anthony School.
Hello. I am Susan Delgado and I teach Kindergarten! It is not only my job but it has been my vocation for over 30 years and is truly what I love to do. I am a native Lorainite and love living and working in Lorain by beautiful Lake Erie. I am a graduate of Lorain High School and of The Ohio State University. My husband Tony and I are proud that our three children are alumni of St Anthony School. We chose St. Anthony School as we wanted our children to live, love and learn in this Catholic community. Our school is a wonderful, faith based school with a strong emphasis on academics. I am proud to be a part of St Anthony School and look forward to the start of each new school year.
Favorite Quote: “God gave you 2 ears and 1 mouth so you could listen twice as much as you talk.” (Fr. Joseph West)
Favorite Saint: St. Francis of Assisi
Favorite Children’s Book: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education K-8 from Ashland University
Years Teaching: 18
St. Anthony’s is home to me. My mother, my siblings and I, and my children are alumni of this school. My children are proof of what an amazing place this is. It is such a privilege to be a part of the children’s lives, and to watch them grow into amazing young men and women. I can’t imagine teaching anywhere else. I love my job, and I love LOVE 1st grade!
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education (1-8) from Kent State University
Years Teaching: Currently in my 17th year at St. Anthony’s
St. Anthony’s is the place where I started my teaching career and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. I absolutely love my job, the students and the staff here at St. Anthony’s. My husband, Chriss and I are also grateful our son, Maxx, is a student at St. Anthony’s and loves it just as much. It truly is a blessing to be a part of such a wonderful place.
8th Grade Homeroom Teacher; Middle School Math Teacher
Resourceful – I can find just about any answer, instructions or data using the web. I am able to figure things out relatively easily. I was asked in an internship to create a balloon arch because we could not afford the large price tag to hire someone and so I cut the cost down to less than 1/4 and made a balloon arch. Was it the most efficient way? Could there have been a better option? Was the road to the final product relatively random an unorganized? Yes, all of the above. But, I am able to solve many problems and devise ways to get to the end goal by using the resources, expertise and time that I have.
Lifelong Learner – I love learning new things.
Maker Mindset – I love making things and helping others get a grasp on the same love for creativity.
Favorite Quote: There are so many that it is very hard to choose. My indecisiveness has come with the thought that every situation can lend to a specific quote. There are quotes for various situations and having one define myself is a hard choice to make!
Favorite Saint: St. Anthony!
Favorite Children’s Book: Everything by Jann Brett
Favorite Place in NEO: I don’t know that I have a specific favorite! I am an introvert and extrovert in various situations and I don’t know that I can choose just one place! One would be my home and in specifics my couch where I binge watch netflix and do various research on my laptop and the other may be Lorain County Community College because I was inspired to become the person I am today while working at the Teacher Education Resource Center and participating in Student Senate and utilizing the Fab Lab.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: MAKE & EXPLORE! I enjoy drawing, painting and going to professional development opportunities. I am aware that being a teacher means that you are a lifelong learner and I most definitely take that to heart. I enjoy learning about new ways to meet my students needs to the fullest. I also love travelling! I have been to Colorado, Bulgaria, Canada, Ireland, Cancun, Texas, Florida and various other places. I feel it is very important to see and learn about other people and places in order to bring that understanding into the classroom and into daily life. I value experiences much more than I value materialistic things.
Education: I hold a Bachelor’s degree with various endorsements. I consistently attend Professional Development opportunities with topics including STEM, Science, Coding, “Conscious Discipline” a Positive Behavior System, Google and various others.