FAITH · FAMILY · FUTURE
MEET THE STAFF
In the Catholic education tradition, we create a learning environment that celebrates each child's unique gifts. We surround your child with inspiring, capable, and engaging educators who will help to identify and nurture each student's talents to succeed in and out of the classroom.
Meet our teachers and faculty.
IN THIS SECTION
Mrs. Muchmore earned her Bachelor’s in Middle Grades Education from Northern Kentucky University, TESOL Certification (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Xavier University. Before joining the St. Columban family, she taught junior high religion, social studies, and language arts for 11 years in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Mrs. Donna Muchmore
"I am a St. C grad, a parent of two current students, a parishioner, and faculty. I feel blessed to be a part of this loving community and so proud of what we achieve together"
- Mrs. Angie Geier
Mrs. Cooper grew up in Loveland and attended Transylvania University in Lexington. She earned her Master’s degree from Georgetown College in Teacher Leadership. A Pre-K teacher in Archdiocese of Cincinnati for four years, she and Mrs. George were the first St. C Pre-K teachers.
Mrs. Laura Cooper
Mrs. George has been teaching since her graduation from Xavier University. As a teacher, parent, parishioner, and alumni, she loves the caring community. She also enjoys traveling, baking and spending time with family.
Mrs. Amy George
This is Mrs. McCloud’s 34nd year in St. Columban’s first grade. She is married, lives in Milford, and has two adult children. She graduated from Wright State University with a degree in Elementary Education.
Mrs. Diana McCloud
Mrs. Kallmyer is a St. Joseph’s College grad and completed her Advanced Certification in Religious Ed. from the Archdiocese. Teaching at St. Columban since 1997. She is the assistant director of the Drama Club and on the School Safety Team. A mother of two boys whom she adopted through foster care and a sweet dog, Maeve.
Ms. Pam Kallmyer
Mrs. Winter has been teaching at St. Columban for over 20 years and proud parent of alumni. She has an undergrad degree from the University of Dayton and a Masters in Education from Xavier. She loves to vacation with her family and every year they visit Walloon Lake, Michigan.
Mrs. Lisa Winter
Mrs. Zude grew up in Cincinnati area and now lives in Milford. She received her degree from the University of Cincinnati and has taught at St. Columban for more than 35 years.
Mrs. Shelly Zude
“34 years ago I began teaching at St. C and I can't imagine being anywhere else! From the faculty and staff to the students, their parents and siblings, St. Columban has truly become my family.”
- Mrs. Zude
Teaching has been Mrs. Bowling’s passion for 30 wonderful years. She graduated from the University
of Louisville, and has taught first, second, third and fifth grades. She lives in Milford and is a wife, mother of three, and enjoys reading, being outdoors and sewing.
Mrs. Alison Bowling
Mrs. Judd has been teaching full-time at St. Columban since 2011, and it truly is her home away from home! Her three children graduated from St. C and have gone onto exciting careers thanks in large part to the education they received here. Mrs. Judd teaches religion and language arts/reading and feels truly blessed to work with the most incredible team of educators and incredibly supportive parents.
Mrs. Beth Judd
This is Mrs. Kindt’s 21th year at St. Columban. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a degree in Elementary Ed. She has three children who have all attended (are attending) St. Columban and they love how they are challenged to be the best they can be! In her free time she likes to read and spend time with her family.
Mrs. Beth Kindt
Mrs. Quehl went to Western Kentucky and NKU and now teaches reading for 5th and 6th grade and 5th grade writing. She is married with three kids and loves to read and do yoga.
Mrs. Stephanie Quehl
5th Grade AM
With a degree from OSU and a Master’s degree in Elementary Ed. from UC this is Mrs. Sorter’s 20th year teaching at St. Columban. For most of those years she has been teaching 5th grade science. She has three children who all attended St. Columban.
Mrs. Patty Sorter
5th Grade PM
Mrs. Goedde grew up in Lima, Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University. She is currently in her 29th year of teaching at St. Columban and enjoys working in her yard, riding her bike and taking walks.
Ms. Jane Goedde
“Students at St. Columban are encouraged to seek truth by pursuing both faith and reason. They are not in opposition but rather complement one another and point to the trust that God loves each of us.”
- Mr. McPheron
Originally from CAROLltown, PA, Mrs. Carol Newton graduated from the University of Pittsburgh where she was a competitive cheerleader. She has taught for over 20 years at St. Columban in 4th, 5th and now 6th grade English & Religion. She is married with one daughter, Mary who is a attending the University of Dayton.
Mrs. Carol Newton
Mrs. Zizelman has a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan Uni. and completed teaching education program at University of North Florida for Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum. She is currently in her 4th year at St. C and 12th year teaching. She loves to cook, read, enjoy craft projects, and decorate cakes.
Mrs. Amanda Zizelman
Mrs. Gilbert has a degree in Mathematics from Centre College where she ran Cross Country and Track. She earned her Master's in Middle School Education from the University of Louisville. She has taught Pre-Algebra and Algebra for 7 years and also teaches 7th Grade Religion.
Mrs. Gilbert lives in Loveland with her husband and very spoiled Springer Spaniel, and enjoys coaching high school Cross Country and Track, weekends at her parents' farm, and finishing a good mystery novel.
Ms. Emily Gilbert
Mr. McPheron graduated from Lourdes College and has been teaching for 20 years - 18 at St. Columban. He teaches 7th Grade Life Science, 7th grade Religion and 8th Grade Physical Science.
Mr. Ben McPheron
Mrs. Hanzel has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Dayton and a Master’s degree in Education from Xavier. She has been a teacher at St. Columban for 12 years. Her daughters are 2004 and 2007 graduates of the school, so her involvement dates back to 1996.
Mrs. Linda Hanzel
Mr. Drinnen received his bachelors from Xavier University and masters from Marygrove College.
He has been teaching at St. Columban for 31 years and did his student teaching here. He enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and has hosted exchange students for 20 years.
Mr. Chad Drinnen, 8th Grade
Mr. Chad Drinnen
“I love St. Columban because it offers a great educational foundation for future studies. It is not only where I am an educator, but it is also my place of worship. I have a strong sense of a faith community here.”
- Mr. Drinnen
Mrs. Laufersweiler earned a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. She has been a classroom teacher for 8 years, 5 years at St. Columban, and has been involved in the Drama Club since 2013. Her hobbies include working on her home and garden, and reading.
Mrs. Kristin Laufersweiler Music
Mrs. Durham received her degree in Fine Art as well as a Certificate in PreK-12 Art Education from the University of Cincinnati's College of DAAP. She completed her student teaching at Saint Columban and looks forward to an exciting first year teaching in her own classroom!
Outside of teaching, Mrs. Durham enjoys sewing, learning Spanish, and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Karri Durham
Mrs. Dillhoff was born in Lima, Peru but is originally from Colombia. Her native language is Spanish as she lived in seven countries while she was growing up. She graduated college from Notre Dame where she met her husband. They have three daughters and are active parishioners at St. C.
Mrs. Dino Dillhoff
Mrs. Morman has been librarian at St. Columban for 17 years. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in education. She taught 5th-7th grades for 6 years before she became a mom of three great kids who all graduated from St. Columban. She went in to teaching for two reasons: she loves kids and books!
Mrs. Sue Morman
Educated at Mt. St. Joseph, Mrs. Rohan earned her BSN degree and later completed her school nurse practicum. She worked at Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Health Dept., and was a stay at home mom for her three children. She has been the nurse at St. Columban for 26 years.
Mrs. Sue Rohan
Intervention Specialists: Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson and Mrs. Emily Venosa
Enrichment Specialist: Mrs. Mary Ann Beranek
Psychologist: Mrs. Lisa Roller
Reading Specialist: Mrs. Kathy Johnston
Speech and Language: Mrs. Christine Rand
Orton-Gillingham Tutor: Mrs. Jeannie Diesel
St. Columban School staffs 16 teachers aides to assist the teachers throughout the week. The Pre-K has an aide in each room all day every day to support the teacher and students providing a 10:1 teacher to student ratio in the PK classrooms.
The Kindergarten classrooms have an aide 5 days a week whose time is shared among the two rooms. Their daily assistance creates the 17:1 teacher-student ratio in the Kindergarten classrooms.
The remaining school aides time is divided among grades 1-8. The younger classrooms receive more time from the instructional assistants as the students needs are greater. As the students grow and mature less assistance is needed in the upper classrooms.