OUR DEDICATED TEAM
The entire faculty at Saint Patrick School is certified to teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia and/or certified by the Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA). Our leadership and faculty are dedicated to continually advancing their education with advanced degrees and other workshops or collegiate coursework. Following are their bios along with their direct contact information.
ADMINISTRATION AND OFFICE STAFF
This is Mr. Dunleavy's 17th year in education. He was a teacher for 9 years and has been an administrator for the past 7 years. He has worked both in public and Catholic schools, most recently coming from Spotsylvania County Schools as an Assistant Principal. Mr. Dunleavy holds a BA in History, a MEd. in Curriculum and Instruction and a MEd. in Instructional Leadership, all from George Mason University. His hobbies include playing with his 3 children, cooking, and a being a big time sports fan, go Astros!
This is Mrs. Dihlmann's second year as Administrative Assistant. She previously worked as the preschool aid for 9 years. She spent many years volunteering at St. Patrick School when her children were students. In her free time she enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her family.
540-786-2277 ext 101
ADMISSIONS AND MARKETING COORDINATOR
This is Mrs. Donlon's second year as Admissions and Marketing Coordinator. Previously she was a substitute teacher. She holds a B.A. in English and French from Hood College. Mrs. Donlon and her husband have four children, all of whom attend Saint Patrick Catholic School. Mrs. Donlon loves spending time with her family and crafting.
This is Mrs. Klinge's twelfth year at St. Pat's. Mrs. Klinge has previously taught Kindergarten at Saint Patrick School for 7 years and second grade for 8 years (4 in Spotsylvania County and 4 at St. Patrick School). She earned a B.A. in Social Work from Limestone College and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mary Washington. In her free time, Mrs. Klinge enjoys hiking and camping through National and State Parks with her husband and son.
This is Mrs. Main’s first year as a Kindergarten Aide. She has studied at Marymount University for 5 years pursuing an education degree in History/Social Science. She has been a part of the St. Patrick School community for over 14 years. Two of Mrs. Main’s sons have graduated from St. Patrick, two are currently enrolled, and the youngest will attend next year. She is very excited to bring silliness, value of learning, and love of God to our Kindergarten class!
1ST GRADE TEACHER
This is Mrs. Lepp’s second year teaching at Saint Patrick School. She previously taught first and second grades in Stafford County for 15 years, where she also served as the school’s Reading Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Mary Washington and a Master of Education from the University of Virginia, with a focus in Reading Education. She and her husband were married at St. Patrick Church in 2004 and are happy to return to this growing community with their oldest son now in seventh grade and their youngest son in fourth grade, both of whom are now enrolled in Saint Patrick School. Mrs. Lepp enjoys reading, hiking, and taking day trips with the family. She looks forward to meeting her new students and all the families of St. Patrick.
1ST GRADE AIDE
Mrs. Wujick is excited to begin her second year as the aide in first grade, after previously working as an aide in St. Patrick’s pre-school program for two years. She has also substituted here in various grades for the last two years. She has three children, all of whom attended St. Patrick’s from pre-school through eighth grade. She has been a volunteer here in many capacities, including room mom, hot lunch committee and helping with the annual auction. Mrs. Wujick graduated from William and Mary and has a Masters of Social Work from the Virginia Commonwealth University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, taking walks and spending time with her now college-aged children whenever they return home for a visit. Mrs. Wujick is really happy to be returning to St. Patrick School and working with our wonderful first graders!
2ND GRADE TEACHER
This is Mrs. Frey’s 12th year teaching at St. Patrick School. She taught Spanish to K-8 for 8 years and is now the 2nd grade teacher . She had taught kindergarten, second, and third grade in the Stafford County Public School system for more than five years and two years as an ESL Second Grade Teacher in Miami, Florida. Mrs. Frey has a daughter in 7th grade and a son who just graduated from St. Patrick School. She has a B. A. in Elementary Education and a minor in World Languages. She is currently finishing her Masters Degree in Curriculum Planning and Instruction . Mrs. Frey enjoys going for long walks and loves to travel with her husband and children.
3RD GRADE TEACHER
This is Mrs. Goriup's third year teaching at Saint Patrick Catholic School. Mrs. Goriup has 17 years of teaching experience including teaching K-5 Spanish last year at Saint Patrick. Her previous experience includes teaching third, fifth, and sixth grades in Fairfax County before moving to the Fredericksburg area. Mrs. Goriup holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Education Degree from George Mason University. Mrs. Goriup enjoys spending time with her husband of 10 years and their son. She is the proud parent of a current student of Saint Patrick Catholic School. Mrs. Goriup is looking forward to teaching third grade at Saint Patrick.
4TH GRADE TEACHER
Mrs. Yorio is beginning her second year as the fourth grade teacher this year. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and certifications in Physical and Earth Science. She has 17+ years experience teaching second, fifth, sixth and eighth grades. Mrs. Yorio has been a parishioner at St. Matthew Church for 28 years, married for 37 years, the mother of four children and grandmother of three beautiful little girls. She loves spending time with family and friends, gardening, and sewing. She looks forward to meeting her new students and having a “stellar” year.
5TH GRADE TEACHER
Mr. Parker is excited to be back for his sixth year teaching at Saint Patrick School, and is looking forward to welcoming the 5th Grade students again this year! Majoring in Animal Science with a Minor in Biology, Mr. Parker holds a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech. He has an Applied Science Degree in Medical Technology from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and earned his teaching certification through Germanna Community College. Mr. Parker has twin sons who attended St. Patrick for nine years and are currently in 11th Grade at Saint John Paul the Great High School. Being faculty co-sponsor for the National Junior Honor Society and coordinator of the schoolwide Spelling Bee keeps Mr. Parker happily engaged with the students at school, while at home he enjoys family time, cooking, and playing with his dog Hopper.
6TH GRADE HOMEROOM
Please welcome Mrs. Lynch to St. Patrick School. She previously spent over 30 years in Catholic education as a mathematics teacher. The last 25 years have been at Donovan Catholic High School, Toms River, N.J. from which she retired. Mrs. Lynch received a B.A. degree in mathematics with a minor in secondary education from St. John's University, Staten Island, N.Y. and a M.A. in Special Education from Georgian Court University, Lakewood, N.J. She is now a parishioner of St Matthew's Church, has been married for 35 years with one son, one daughter and two grandsons. She relocated to VA to be close to her daughter and is looking forward to the next chapter in her teaching career.
7TH GRADE HOMEROOM
Mrs. Corvetti is the 7th grade homeroom teacher and truly enjoys teaching students in middle school. This is her seventh year at St. Patrick School. Mrs. Corvetti teaches reading, English and math to 7th graders, math and religion to 8th graders, and religion to 6th graders. She also serves as the co advisor for the National Junior Honor Society and the coordinator for the school's Altar Servers. Mrs. Corvetti has been a parishioner at Saint Patrick's for 19 years. She has been married for 38 years and has six sons. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Elementary Education from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY, and an M.S. in Reading Education from Adelphi University, NY.
8TH GRADE HOMEROOM
This is Ms. Long's first year at Saint Patrick School. She previously taught 7th-grade Civics and Economics at H.H. Poole Middle School in Stafford, VA, and 6th-grade English at Dinwiddie County Middle School. She graduated with honors from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. There she earned a BS degree in Liberal Students with a concentration in Elementary Education and Middle School Social Sciences and a M.Ed. Degree in Reading Literacy and Learning. Ms. Long is a convert to the Catholic faith, and after several years of teaching in the public school system, she is excited to switch to Catholic education! At Saint Patrick Church, she is involved with the young adult group and the Latin Mass Schola Choir. In her free time, Ms. Long enjoys crafting, hiking, swing dancing, and spending time with her loved ones. She is very excited to meet all the families and students at Saint Patrick School and to be teaching middle school again!
SPECIALS & RESOURCE TEACHERS
TECHNOLOGY TEACHER & FACULTY COACH
This is Mrs. Lane’s twelfth year teaching at St. Patrick School. She is the technology teacher and also serves as technology coach for the faculty. Mrs. Lane is the administrator for PowerSchool, Schoology, and the school's Google for Education account. She manages the website, assists with social media, and is a co-editor for yearbook. She is also the PTO Faculty Representative. In the past, Mrs. Lane taught English and science to both middle school and 4th grade. Before teaching she had been a PTO Board member and a substitute teacher. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from West Virginia University. All three of her daughters had attended St. Patrick School from Pre-3 through 8th grade. Mrs. Lane enjoys spending time with her girls and grandchildren, and crafting.
This is Mr. Misencik’s second year as a PE teacher. He has been a St. Patrick school parent for 10 years. He holds B.S. in Accounting from Wheeling Jesuit College. Mr. Misencik and his wife have one child attending St. Patrick Catholic School and one child attending St. Michael’s. Mr. Misencik enjoys going to the beach with his family and coaching and playing baseball with his sons.
SPANISH TEACHER K-8
Mrs. Palomo returns for her 3rd year at St. Patrick School as the Spanish teacher. She has been a parent volunteer and substitute teacher in North Carolina and Virginia for all grade levels. She was a certified High School Campus Security Officer for nine years in California, and also worked in a afterschool program for two years. Mrs. Palomo has two children currently attending St. Patrick School. She appreciates each student as a distinct individual to maximize success. She enjoys crafting, gardening, cooking and spending time with her children .
Mr. Ciskanik will begin teaching Music in the classroom as of the 2023-24 School Year. He also directs the School Choir and other Parish Choirs as of 2018. He earned his Bachelor of Music from Indiana University and his Master of Sacred Music at Notre Dame. From 2015-2018, he was Director of Music and Music Teacher at Queen of Peace Parish and School in Mishawaka, IN. Mr. C admires the teaching strategies of Kodály and hopes to impart a love of beauty and tradition through fun, games, and hands-on music-making.
ART TEACHER & RESOURCE TEACHER
Carla Gonzalez is serving her 12th year of teaching at Saint Patrick Catholic School. This year she is excited to be using both her passions in creating Art and Special Education. In 1990 she received a degree in Design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. For 15 years she worked as an Interior Designer, Art Gallery manager and then owned her own Custom Frame Shop before being a stay at home mom. When her children went to school she did as well and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education/Elementary Education from Holy Family University in Philadelphia. In her free time she enjoys painting, reading, and spending time outdoors kayaking and gardening with her husband and sons.
Heather Wertz is in her 8th year at Saint Patrick School and serves as the Resource Teacher and Special Education coordinator, serving all staffs and students K-8. Heather holds a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education as well as a Masters Degree in Special Education.
Mrs Rauschelbach is delighted to return to St. Patrick School as librarian. She has been married for 18 years and has four children. The oldest will be attending John Paul, the Great high school, and the three younger will be attending Saint Patrick’s school. Mrs Rauschelbach has previous experience as a long term substitute in the DOD school system. She also spent many years as a religious educator for grades k-2 at various churches. Mrs Rauschelbach holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology from Stephen F. Austin State. She is currently working towards her library certification.
EXTENDED DAY DIRECTOR
Ms. Caroline Kardaras is delighted to join Saint Patrick school as the Extended Day Program Director. She was a founding staff member of the PreKindergarten program at All Saints Catholic School. There she held the position of Teacher & Director for 16 years. She also held a leadership role within the Diocese of Arlington overseeing and coordinating the Preschool and Extended Day Programs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as gardening and cheering on her favorite sport teams. Caroline is excited to meet her new friends of Saint Patrick’s School and community.
Contact Extended Day:
3:30pm – 6:00pm M-F
EXTENDED DAY STAFF
Evangeline was a 2020 graduate of St. Patrick School, and had been a student here since Pre-3. She is currently a senior at Riverbend High School. She enjoys soccer, art, and sharing her talents with children.
For many years Mr. Duffy has been the maintenance man, morning greeter, and Guardian Angel program coordinator for Saint Patrick School. He has quietly and respectfully provided food baskets, household supplies, and emergency funds for many families in need. Mr. Duffy assists St. Patrick School with just about anything we might need.