Disciplines & Instructors

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Administration

Mr. John Crawford, Jr.
Cell/Text/Message 440.249.0725; or Desk: 216.441.4700, ext 277
Mr. Aaron Eatman
Cell/Text/Message: 216-309-0920
Sr. Allison Marie Gusdanovic, SND
Desk: 216.641.2035; Cell/Text/Message 440.549.0543
Dr. Lanny K. Hollis
Desk 216.641.2036; Cell/Text 440.561.6162 - Se habla español - (Twitter #lkhollis)
Mr. Leo P. Hyland
Desk 216.641.2001; Cell/Text/Message 216.307.7830
Mrs. Desiree Moyer-Stephens
Cell/Text/Message: 216.512.0488
Mr. Stephen Munn
Desk: 234; Cell/Text: 216.816.1022

Technology & Career Sciences Department

The Technology & Career Sciences Department of Cleveland Central Catholic High School provides all students with a high quality education program that integrates theory and practice through a combination of business and computer classes. Our course offerings are designed to develop necessary skills and competencies while promoting quality work ethics and positive attitudes and behaviors.  Real-world, hands-on, problem solving approaches, as well as collaborative activities that foster effective teamwork and individual leadership skills, are utilized throughout our programs. Business, economic and computer literacy skills are pertinent to success in today’s 21st century workplace and are essential in fulfilling the roles of citizen, worker, and consumer; therefore, we strive to prepare our students for their high school academic needs and initial employment as well as their advancement and the demands of the future.

Departmental goals include:

  • To provide students with technological skills required for high school and college academic coursework. 
  • To prepare students for part-time jobs while attending high school or college.
  • To prepare students who wish to enter the business or finance job market upon graduation.
  • To help students understand the business aspects of almost all other careers.
  • To help students make intelligent business/economic decisions as voters, consumers, and workers.
Mr. Charles Garofalo
216.441.4700

The Technology & Career Sciences Department of Cleveland Central Catholic High School provides all students with a high quality education program that integrates theory and practice through a combination of business and computer classes. Our course offerings are designed to develop necessary skills and competencies while promoting quality work ethics and positive attitudes and behaviors.  Real-world, hands-on, problem solving approaches, as well as collaborative activities that foster effective teamwork and individual leadership skills, are utilized throughout our programs. Business, economic and computer literacy skills are pertinent to success in today’s 21st century workplace and are essential in fulfilling the roles of citizen, worker, and consumer; therefore, we strive to prepare our students for their high school academic needs and initial employment as well as their advancement and the demands of the future.

Departmental goals include:

  • To provide students with technological skills required for high school and college academic coursework. 
  • To prepare students for part-time jobs while attending high school or college.
  • To prepare students who wish to enter the business or finance job market upon graduation.
  • To help students understand the business aspects of almost all other careers.
  • To help students make intelligent business/economic decisions as voters, consumers, and workers.
Mr. Thomas Murphy III
216.441.4700

The Technology & Career Sciences Department of Cleveland Central Catholic High School provides all students with a high quality education program that integrates theory and practice through a combination of business and computer classes. Our course offerings are designed to develop necessary skills and competencies while promoting quality work ethics and positive attitudes and behaviors.  Real-world, hands-on, problem solving approaches, as well as collaborative activities that foster effective teamwork and individual leadership skills, are utilized throughout our programs. Business, economic and computer literacy skills are pertinent to success in today’s 21st century workplace and are essential in fulfilling the roles of citizen, worker, and consumer; therefore, we strive to prepare our students for their high school academic needs and initial employment as well as their advancement and the demands of the future.

Departmental goals include:

  • To provide students with technological skills required for high school and college academic coursework. 
  • To prepare students for part-time jobs while attending high school or college.
  • To prepare students who wish to enter the business or finance job market upon graduation.
  • To help students understand the business aspects of almost all other careers.
  • To help students make intelligent business/economic decisions as voters, consumers, and workers.
Ms. Beth Rancourt
216.441.4700

The Technology & Career Sciences Department of Cleveland Central Catholic High School provides all students with a high quality education program that integrates theory and practice through a combination of business and computer classes. Our course offerings are designed to develop necessary skills and competencies while promoting quality work ethics and positive attitudes and behaviors.  Real-world, hands-on, problem solving approaches, as well as collaborative activities that foster effective teamwork and individual leadership skills, are utilized throughout our programs. Business, economic and computer literacy skills are pertinent to success in today’s 21st century workplace and are essential in fulfilling the roles of citizen, worker, and consumer; therefore, we strive to prepare our students for their high school academic needs and initial employment as well as their advancement and the demands of the future.

Departmental goals include:

  • To provide students with technological skills required for high school and college academic coursework. 
  • To prepare students for part-time jobs while attending high school or college.
  • To prepare students who wish to enter the business or finance job market upon graduation.
  • To help students understand the business aspects of almost all other careers.
  • To help students make intelligent business/economic decisions as voters, consumers, and workers.
Sr. Mary Seton Schlather, SND
216.441.4700

The Technology & Career Sciences Department of Cleveland Central Catholic High School provides all students with a high quality education program that integrates theory and practice through a combination of business and computer classes. Our course offerings are designed to develop necessary skills and competencies while promoting quality work ethics and positive attitudes and behaviors.  Real-world, hands-on, problem solving approaches, as well as collaborative activities that foster effective teamwork and individual leadership skills, are utilized throughout our programs. Business, economic and computer literacy skills are pertinent to success in today’s 21st century workplace and are essential in fulfilling the roles of citizen, worker, and consumer; therefore, we strive to prepare our students for their high school academic needs and initial employment as well as their advancement and the demands of the future.

Departmental goals include:

  • To provide students with technological skills required for high school and college academic coursework. 
  • To prepare students for part-time jobs while attending high school or college.
  • To prepare students who wish to enter the business or finance job market upon graduation.
  • To help students understand the business aspects of almost all other careers.
  • To help students make intelligent business/economic decisions as voters, consumers, and workers.
Mrs. Carol Troxell
Cell/Text/Message: 440-941-1584

English Department

 

The English Program at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects and reinforces Christian ideals set forth in the school philosophy.  Practical development and usage of the English language finds its base in the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  A comprehensive outline of courses building upon one another and giving expression to all cultural and ethnic backgrounds reflects this cosmopolitan learning environment.  Both teachers and students seek to integrate this communicative and literary knowledge into the social, political, and religious milieu of the time.

The courses offered by the English Department at Cleveland Central Catholic High School are arranged sequentially around a four-year required course of study combining language, literature, and composition.  

Mr. Aaron Eatman
Cell/Text/Message: 216-309-0920

 

The English Program at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects and reinforces Christian ideals set forth in the school philosophy.  Practical development and usage of the English language finds its base in the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  A comprehensive outline of courses building upon one another and giving expression to all cultural and ethnic backgrounds reflects this cosmopolitan learning environment.  Both teachers and students seek to integrate this communicative and literary knowledge into the social, political, and religious milieu of the time.

The courses offered by the English Department at Cleveland Central Catholic High School are arranged sequentially around a four-year required course of study combining language, literature, and composition.  

Mr. Joseph Kilbane
Cell/Voice/Text 440.549.0845

 

The English Program at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects and reinforces Christian ideals set forth in the school philosophy.  Practical development and usage of the English language finds its base in the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  A comprehensive outline of courses building upon one another and giving expression to all cultural and ethnic backgrounds reflects this cosmopolitan learning environment.  Both teachers and students seek to integrate this communicative and literary knowledge into the social, political, and religious milieu of the time.

The courses offered by the English Department at Cleveland Central Catholic High School are arranged sequentially around a four-year required course of study combining language, literature, and composition.  

Mrs. Desiree Moyer-Stephens
Cell/Text/Message: 216.512.0488

 

The English Program at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects and reinforces Christian ideals set forth in the school philosophy.  Practical development and usage of the English language finds its base in the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  A comprehensive outline of courses building upon one another and giving expression to all cultural and ethnic backgrounds reflects this cosmopolitan learning environment.  Both teachers and students seek to integrate this communicative and literary knowledge into the social, political, and religious milieu of the time.

The courses offered by the English Department at Cleveland Central Catholic High School are arranged sequentially around a four-year required course of study combining language, literature, and composition.  

Mr. R. Noah Pollock
Cell/Text/Message: 216.512-0977 - Se habla español

 

The English Program at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects and reinforces Christian ideals set forth in the school philosophy.  Practical development and usage of the English language finds its base in the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  A comprehensive outline of courses building upon one another and giving expression to all cultural and ethnic backgrounds reflects this cosmopolitan learning environment.  Both teachers and students seek to integrate this communicative and literary knowledge into the social, political, and religious milieu of the time.

The courses offered by the English Department at Cleveland Central Catholic High School are arranged sequentially around a four-year required course of study combining language, literature, and composition.  

Mr. Joseph Rock II
330.760.7066

 

The English Program at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects and reinforces Christian ideals set forth in the school philosophy.  Practical development and usage of the English language finds its base in the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  A comprehensive outline of courses building upon one another and giving expression to all cultural and ethnic backgrounds reflects this cosmopolitan learning environment.  Both teachers and students seek to integrate this communicative and literary knowledge into the social, political, and religious milieu of the time.

The courses offered by the English Department at Cleveland Central Catholic High School are arranged sequentially around a four-year required course of study combining language, literature, and composition.  

Sr. Mary Seton Schlather, SND
216.441.4700

 

The English Program at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects and reinforces Christian ideals set forth in the school philosophy.  Practical development and usage of the English language finds its base in the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  A comprehensive outline of courses building upon one another and giving expression to all cultural and ethnic backgrounds reflects this cosmopolitan learning environment.  Both teachers and students seek to integrate this communicative and literary knowledge into the social, political, and religious milieu of the time.

The courses offered by the English Department at Cleveland Central Catholic High School are arranged sequentially around a four-year required course of study combining language, literature, and composition.  

Mrs. D'Arcy A. Zeigler
Cell/Text/Message: 216.586.4296.

 

The English Program at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects and reinforces Christian ideals set forth in the school philosophy.  Practical development and usage of the English language finds its base in the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  A comprehensive outline of courses building upon one another and giving expression to all cultural and ethnic backgrounds reflects this cosmopolitan learning environment.  Both teachers and students seek to integrate this communicative and literary knowledge into the social, political, and religious milieu of the time.

The courses offered by the English Department at Cleveland Central Catholic High School are arranged sequentially around a four-year required course of study combining language, literature, and composition.  

Mr. John Zito
216.441.4700, ext. 223

Fine Arts Department

The Fine Arts Department of Cleveland Central Catholic High School encourages creative growth of students in the arts. Recognizing each person's unique gifts, the department promotes critical thinking and creative use of human and material resources. Student artists are called to serve, to share, and to recognize and respect historical and contemporary forms of expression.

The visual arts courses incorporate four components vital to the study of art on the secondary level: production, criticism, aesthetics, and historical, cultural, social, and religious contexts. This varied program fills the needs of those learners who are considering careers in the art field. At the same time, it fulfills a universal need for visual literacy and creates an opportunity for discovering one's talent through experience.

The elective curriculum is suitable for short or long term participation, depending on the learner's ability, interest, and career goals. A single course or combination of classes allows students to fulfill the fine arts requirement for high school graduation and some college admissions.

Mrs. Mary Catherine Brondfield
Cell/Text/Message 440.340.3523

The Fine Arts Department of Cleveland Central Catholic High School encourages creative growth of students in the arts. Recognizing each person's unique gifts, the department promotes critical thinking and creative use of human and material resources. Student artists are called to serve, to share, and to recognize and respect historical and contemporary forms of expression.

The visual arts courses incorporate four components vital to the study of art on the secondary level: production, criticism, aesthetics, and historical, cultural, social, and religious contexts. This varied program fills the needs of those learners who are considering careers in the art field. At the same time, it fulfills a universal need for visual literacy and creates an opportunity for discovering one's talent through experience.

The elective curriculum is suitable for short or long term participation, depending on the learner's ability, interest, and career goals. A single course or combination of classes allows students to fulfill the fine arts requirement for high school graduation and some college admissions.

Ms. Traci Jones
216.441.4700

The Fine Arts Department of Cleveland Central Catholic High School encourages creative growth of students in the arts. Recognizing each person's unique gifts, the department promotes critical thinking and creative use of human and material resources. Student artists are called to serve, to share, and to recognize and respect historical and contemporary forms of expression.

The visual arts courses incorporate four components vital to the study of art on the secondary level: production, criticism, aesthetics, and historical, cultural, social, and religious contexts. This varied program fills the needs of those learners who are considering careers in the art field. At the same time, it fulfills a universal need for visual literacy and creates an opportunity for discovering one's talent through experience.

The elective curriculum is suitable for short or long term participation, depending on the learner's ability, interest, and career goals. A single course or combination of classes allows students to fulfill the fine arts requirement for high school graduation and some college admissions.

Ms. Adriel Meyer
Cell/Text/Message 216-800-6222

The Fine Arts Department of Cleveland Central Catholic High School encourages creative growth of students in the arts. Recognizing each person's unique gifts, the department promotes critical thinking and creative use of human and material resources. Student artists are called to serve, to share, and to recognize and respect historical and contemporary forms of expression.

The visual arts courses incorporate four components vital to the study of art on the secondary level: production, criticism, aesthetics, and historical, cultural, social, and religious contexts. This varied program fills the needs of those learners who are considering careers in the art field. At the same time, it fulfills a universal need for visual literacy and creates an opportunity for discovering one's talent through experience.

The elective curriculum is suitable for short or long term participation, depending on the learner's ability, interest, and career goals. A single course or combination of classes allows students to fulfill the fine arts requirement for high school graduation and some college admissions.

Sr. Mary Seton Schlather, SND
216.441.4700

Guidance Department

Guidance and counseling is an integral part of the total school program and contributes actively to the mission and goals of the school.  Using a developmental approach, Cleveland Central Catholic’s Guidance Department seeks to assist students in assuming responsibility for their own actions and choices as well as experiencing growth in their educational, career and personal-social environments.  The long range goal is to develop within each student skills which will assist the student in attaining his or her fullest potential.  Inherent to this goal is the total involvement of school personnel, parents and community.

Dr. MaryLynne Filaccio
216.441.4700

Guidance and counseling is an integral part of the total school program and contributes actively to the mission and goals of the school.  Using a developmental approach, Cleveland Central Catholic’s Guidance Department seeks to assist students in assuming responsibility for their own actions and choices as well as experiencing growth in their educational, career and personal-social environments.  The long range goal is to develop within each student skills which will assist the student in attaining his or her fullest potential.  Inherent to this goal is the total involvement of school personnel, parents and community.

Dr. Lanny K. Hollis
Desk 216.641.2036; Cell/Text 440.561.6162 - Se habla español - (Twitter #lkhollis)

Guidance and counseling is an integral part of the total school program and contributes actively to the mission and goals of the school.  Using a developmental approach, Cleveland Central Catholic’s Guidance Department seeks to assist students in assuming responsibility for their own actions and choices as well as experiencing growth in their educational, career and personal-social environments.  The long range goal is to develop within each student skills which will assist the student in attaining his or her fullest potential.  Inherent to this goal is the total involvement of school personnel, parents and community.

Mrs. Anne Johns
216.441.4700

Guidance and counseling is an integral part of the total school program and contributes actively to the mission and goals of the school.  Using a developmental approach, Cleveland Central Catholic’s Guidance Department seeks to assist students in assuming responsibility for their own actions and choices as well as experiencing growth in their educational, career and personal-social environments.  The long range goal is to develop within each student skills which will assist the student in attaining his or her fullest potential.  Inherent to this goal is the total involvement of school personnel, parents and community.

Mrs. Margaret Toaz
216.441.4700

Guidance and counseling is an integral part of the total school program and contributes actively to the mission and goals of the school.  Using a developmental approach, Cleveland Central Catholic’s Guidance Department seeks to assist students in assuming responsibility for their own actions and choices as well as experiencing growth in their educational, career and personal-social environments.  The long range goal is to develop within each student skills which will assist the student in attaining his or her fullest potential.  Inherent to this goal is the total involvement of school personnel, parents and community.

Mrs. Jennifer Vásquez
Desk: 216.441.4700, ext. 226; Cell/Text 762-441-0226

Guidance and counseling is an integral part of the total school program and contributes actively to the mission and goals of the school.  Using a developmental approach, Cleveland Central Catholic’s Guidance Department seeks to assist students in assuming responsibility for their own actions and choices as well as experiencing growth in their educational, career and personal-social environments.  The long range goal is to develop within each student skills which will assist the student in attaining his or her fullest potential.  Inherent to this goal is the total involvement of school personnel, parents and community.

Sr. Erin Zubal, OSU
Desk: 441-4700, ext 255; Cell/Text: 216.393.7661

Mathematics Department

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Mr. Marc Amos
Cell/Text/Message: 440.574.0053

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Mr. Thomas Anderson
216.441.4700

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Ms. Maryhelen Bednarchik
216.441.4700

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Mrs. Leslie Bukovsky
Cell/Text/Message 724.677.6284

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Mr. John Cronin
216.441.4700

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Mr. Michael George
216.441.4700

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Mr. Todd Hunter
216.441.4700

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Mr. Brian Keating
Cell/Text/Message 216.816.0663

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Ms. Gina Lucchesi
Cell/Test/Message 216.505.0780

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Mr. Michael Palcisko
216.441.4700

The Mathematics Program at Cleveland Central Catholic is designed to help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the full development of their potential.  Through the study of mathematics, all students will reach a level of proficiency enabling them to think logically, apply processes, and solve problems.  Students learn to read and write mathematics as a universal symbolic language.  While maintaining and mastering basic computation, estimation, and measurement skills, students learn to interpret and represent information, and to select and apply processing in solving problems.  The scope and sequence of the program provide concept, skill, and process development appropriate for the needs, abilities, and goals of individual students as they prepare for higher education, satisfying employment, and being responsible members of society.

At Cleveland Central Catholic High School, we recognize that mathematics is vital to everyday living. Competency in mathematics is an essential life skill.  The importance and relevance of mathematics is clearly evident in the impact of technology that permeates every aspect of our society:  our home lives, our work, and the world in general.  To promote and facilitate learning, there is a strong emphasis on exploring concepts and solutions, communicating mathematically, and using calculators and other forms of technology.  Intervention strategies are necessary vehicles to mathematical success.  Small group and individual tutoring sessions are available and encouraged.

Fundamental concepts are reinforced throughout the curriculum.  Each course within the program incorporates significant emphasis on problem-solving skills.  Students are required to select and organize information, determine relationships and skills to apply in finding solutions, consider alternative approaches, estimate results, and state conclusions.  Collaborative and cooperative learning provide an environment for students to develop socially and mathematically.  As students become confident problem-solvers, they attain the higher levels of learning involved in critical thinking.

Mr. Andrew Ulle
216.441.4700

Non Instructional Staff

Ms. Eileen Canepari
216.441.4700

Student Support & Services

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mr. Kyle Archer
216-441-4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Ms. Lydia Brazie
216.441.4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mr. James Carfagna
216.441.4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mrs. Martha Croll
216.441.4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Ms. Brooke Danforth
216-441-4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Sr. Karen Dolovacky, SND
Cell/Message/Text: 440-549-0436

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mr. Jordan Duke
216.441.4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mr. Todd Hunter
216.441.4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mrs. Cynthia Kinley
Cell/Text/Message 440.940.6150

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Ms. Maggie Lash
216.441.4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mr. David Murphy
216.441.4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mrs. Mary Perperidis
Cell/Text/Message 855-231-0032

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mrs. Montina Preston
216.441.4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mrs. Leslie Reesing
216.441.4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mrs. Karen Savage
216.441.4700

Student services at Cleveland Central Catholic High School encompass a wide variety of support personnel, from discipline-based tutoring, media and library support to intervention and adaptive educational instruction.  The general goal of these tasks is to assure all students have access to academic support so that they may succeed.  The staff below figure significantly in these tasks.  

Mr. John M. Strmac
216.441.4700

Science Department

The Science Program is centered on five specific themes: stability, systems, and patterns of change, complexity and scale models.  Woven into all instructional objectives are the four strands of scientific inquiry, scientific knowledge, conditions for learning and applications for learning science.

The Science Department strives to stimulate curiosity and wonder at the beauty and order of the natural world in its students. As science and its accompanying technology play an increasingly significant role in society, we attempt to broaden students' awareness of our ability to discover the laws of nature and to use this knowledge for further development. We wish to integrate science into the whole of their education. Laboratory experiences are used to broaden the students' knowledge of scientific principles.

Problem solving is used in the laboratory and classroom to further develop the student's ability to initiate critical thinking processes. We aim to help students become knowledgeable about the developments of science to prepare them to make judgments based on Christian values.

This Science Program was developed by the science teachers of Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Those involved aimed to design a program that would meet the needs of students, challenge them, help them to appreciate the natural world and grow to assume personal responsibility for the world where they live. 

Mrs. Ann Armen
216.441.4700

The Science Program is centered on five specific themes: stability, systems, and patterns of change, complexity and scale models.  Woven into all instructional objectives are the four strands of scientific inquiry, scientific knowledge, conditions for learning and applications for learning science.

The Science Department strives to stimulate curiosity and wonder at the beauty and order of the natural world in its students. As science and its accompanying technology play an increasingly significant role in society, we attempt to broaden students' awareness of our ability to discover the laws of nature and to use this knowledge for further development. We wish to integrate science into the whole of their education. Laboratory experiences are used to broaden the students' knowledge of scientific principles.

Problem solving is used in the laboratory and classroom to further develop the student's ability to initiate critical thinking processes. We aim to help students become knowledgeable about the developments of science to prepare them to make judgments based on Christian values.

This Science Program was developed by the science teachers of Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Those involved aimed to design a program that would meet the needs of students, challenge them, help them to appreciate the natural world and grow to assume personal responsibility for the world where they live. 

Mrs. Martha Croll
216.441.4700

The Science Program is centered on five specific themes: stability, systems, and patterns of change, complexity and scale models.  Woven into all instructional objectives are the four strands of scientific inquiry, scientific knowledge, conditions for learning and applications for learning science.

The Science Department strives to stimulate curiosity and wonder at the beauty and order of the natural world in its students. As science and its accompanying technology play an increasingly significant role in society, we attempt to broaden students' awareness of our ability to discover the laws of nature and to use this knowledge for further development. We wish to integrate science into the whole of their education. Laboratory experiences are used to broaden the students' knowledge of scientific principles.

Problem solving is used in the laboratory and classroom to further develop the student's ability to initiate critical thinking processes. We aim to help students become knowledgeable about the developments of science to prepare them to make judgments based on Christian values.

This Science Program was developed by the science teachers of Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Those involved aimed to design a program that would meet the needs of students, challenge them, help them to appreciate the natural world and grow to assume personal responsibility for the world where they live. 

Mr. William Cumming
216.441.4700

The Science Program is centered on five specific themes: stability, systems, and patterns of change, complexity and scale models.  Woven into all instructional objectives are the four strands of scientific inquiry, scientific knowledge, conditions for learning and applications for learning science.

The Science Department strives to stimulate curiosity and wonder at the beauty and order of the natural world in its students. As science and its accompanying technology play an increasingly significant role in society, we attempt to broaden students' awareness of our ability to discover the laws of nature and to use this knowledge for further development. We wish to integrate science into the whole of their education. Laboratory experiences are used to broaden the students' knowledge of scientific principles.

Problem solving is used in the laboratory and classroom to further develop the student's ability to initiate critical thinking processes. We aim to help students become knowledgeable about the developments of science to prepare them to make judgments based on Christian values.

This Science Program was developed by the science teachers of Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Those involved aimed to design a program that would meet the needs of students, challenge them, help them to appreciate the natural world and grow to assume personal responsibility for the world where they live. 

Mrs. Erikka Hardy
216.441.4700

The Science Program is centered on five specific themes: stability, systems, and patterns of change, complexity and scale models.  Woven into all instructional objectives are the four strands of scientific inquiry, scientific knowledge, conditions for learning and applications for learning science.

The Science Department strives to stimulate curiosity and wonder at the beauty and order of the natural world in its students. As science and its accompanying technology play an increasingly significant role in society, we attempt to broaden students' awareness of our ability to discover the laws of nature and to use this knowledge for further development. We wish to integrate science into the whole of their education. Laboratory experiences are used to broaden the students' knowledge of scientific principles.

Problem solving is used in the laboratory and classroom to further develop the student's ability to initiate critical thinking processes. We aim to help students become knowledgeable about the developments of science to prepare them to make judgments based on Christian values.

This Science Program was developed by the science teachers of Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Those involved aimed to design a program that would meet the needs of students, challenge them, help them to appreciate the natural world and grow to assume personal responsibility for the world where they live. 

Ms. Caitlin Hunt
216.441.4700

The Science Program is centered on five specific themes: stability, systems, and patterns of change, complexity and scale models.  Woven into all instructional objectives are the four strands of scientific inquiry, scientific knowledge, conditions for learning and applications for learning science.

The Science Department strives to stimulate curiosity and wonder at the beauty and order of the natural world in its students. As science and its accompanying technology play an increasingly significant role in society, we attempt to broaden students' awareness of our ability to discover the laws of nature and to use this knowledge for further development. We wish to integrate science into the whole of their education. Laboratory experiences are used to broaden the students' knowledge of scientific principles.

Problem solving is used in the laboratory and classroom to further develop the student's ability to initiate critical thinking processes. We aim to help students become knowledgeable about the developments of science to prepare them to make judgments based on Christian values.

This Science Program was developed by the science teachers of Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Those involved aimed to design a program that would meet the needs of students, challenge them, help them to appreciate the natural world and grow to assume personal responsibility for the world where they live. 

Mrs. Diane Matzorkis
216.441.4700

The Science Program is centered on five specific themes: stability, systems, and patterns of change, complexity and scale models.  Woven into all instructional objectives are the four strands of scientific inquiry, scientific knowledge, conditions for learning and applications for learning science.

The Science Department strives to stimulate curiosity and wonder at the beauty and order of the natural world in its students. As science and its accompanying technology play an increasingly significant role in society, we attempt to broaden students' awareness of our ability to discover the laws of nature and to use this knowledge for further development. We wish to integrate science into the whole of their education. Laboratory experiences are used to broaden the students' knowledge of scientific principles.

Problem solving is used in the laboratory and classroom to further develop the student's ability to initiate critical thinking processes. We aim to help students become knowledgeable about the developments of science to prepare them to make judgments based on Christian values.

This Science Program was developed by the science teachers of Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Those involved aimed to design a program that would meet the needs of students, challenge them, help them to appreciate the natural world and grow to assume personal responsibility for the world where they live. 

Mrs. Montina Preston
216.441.4700

The Science Program is centered on five specific themes: stability, systems, and patterns of change, complexity and scale models.  Woven into all instructional objectives are the four strands of scientific inquiry, scientific knowledge, conditions for learning and applications for learning science.

The Science Department strives to stimulate curiosity and wonder at the beauty and order of the natural world in its students. As science and its accompanying technology play an increasingly significant role in society, we attempt to broaden students' awareness of our ability to discover the laws of nature and to use this knowledge for further development. We wish to integrate science into the whole of their education. Laboratory experiences are used to broaden the students' knowledge of scientific principles.

Problem solving is used in the laboratory and classroom to further develop the student's ability to initiate critical thinking processes. We aim to help students become knowledgeable about the developments of science to prepare them to make judgments based on Christian values.

This Science Program was developed by the science teachers of Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Those involved aimed to design a program that would meet the needs of students, challenge them, help them to appreciate the natural world and grow to assume personal responsibility for the world where they live. 

Mr. Preston Roberts
216.441.4700

Second Language Department

The ability to communicate is of primary importance to the human experience. Students must be prepared to communicate in a pluralistic American society and in a shrinking world. Cleveland Central Catholic's Second Language Program is committed to the ideal of preparing citizens to further their linguistic abilities in English and beyond. Language and culture studies enable students to participate in the global community and marketplace, to communicate with a greater variety of people, and to gain access to new bodies of knowledge. Further, familiarity with another language and culture helps one to re-examine one's own language and culture with new eyes. The study of language increases awareness, both of self and of others.  For this reason, the department has made a conscious decision to concentrate on two languages:  Latin as an academic language and Spanish as the most important language for the future of the United States and North and South America. (While many other European languages are desirable, the European Union’s language of communication is English.  American economic movements toward centralization and free trade have made Spanish more important than ever for future American commerce.  At this time, Asian languages are not in our curriculum due to specific language learning issues.)

All students can achieve success and multiple benefits from the study of other languages and cultures, if they are given the opportunity as an integrated part of their school experience. Language and culture education is a central part of the core curriculum, ideally beginning as early as possible. Students will acquire, however, proficiency at varied rates, and with varied responses to different approaches and settings. Students who pursue another language gain not only access to the new language and related cultures, but also enhanced basic communication skills in their first language, improved higher-order thinking skills, and the habit of discipline that is necessary for learning. Research studies indicate that the very process of studying another language may give students a cognitive boost that enables them to perform at higher levels in other subjects. Students who complete a multi-year sequence of Foreign Language study should graduate from high school with communication skills and cultural attitudes that enhance their personal, academic and professional lives.

Placement of Students with Previous Language

Students who enroll in high school foreign language courses with previous language experience (from school, travel, home, etc.) should be assessed to determine placement at the appropriate level. Validating and building on the students’ previous experiences afford students the opportunity to reach higher levels of proficiency.

Dr. Lanny K. Hollis
Desk 216.641.2036; Cell/Text 440.561.6162 - Se habla español - (Twitter #lkhollis)

The ability to communicate is of primary importance to the human experience. Students must be prepared to communicate in a pluralistic American society and in a shrinking world. Cleveland Central Catholic's Second Language Program is committed to the ideal of preparing citizens to further their linguistic abilities in English and beyond. Language and culture studies enable students to participate in the global community and marketplace, to communicate with a greater variety of people, and to gain access to new bodies of knowledge. Further, familiarity with another language and culture helps one to re-examine one's own language and culture with new eyes. The study of language increases awareness, both of self and of others.  For this reason, the department has made a conscious decision to concentrate on two languages:  Latin as an academic language and Spanish as the most important language for the future of the United States and North and South America. (While many other European languages are desirable, the European Union’s language of communication is English.  American economic movements toward centralization and free trade have made Spanish more important than ever for future American commerce.  At this time, Asian languages are not in our curriculum due to specific language learning issues.)

All students can achieve success and multiple benefits from the study of other languages and cultures, if they are given the opportunity as an integrated part of their school experience. Language and culture education is a central part of the core curriculum, ideally beginning as early as possible. Students will acquire, however, proficiency at varied rates, and with varied responses to different approaches and settings. Students who pursue another language gain not only access to the new language and related cultures, but also enhanced basic communication skills in their first language, improved higher-order thinking skills, and the habit of discipline that is necessary for learning. Research studies indicate that the very process of studying another language may give students a cognitive boost that enables them to perform at higher levels in other subjects. Students who complete a multi-year sequence of Foreign Language study should graduate from high school with communication skills and cultural attitudes that enhance their personal, academic and professional lives.

Placement of Students with Previous Language

Students who enroll in high school foreign language courses with previous language experience (from school, travel, home, etc.) should be assessed to determine placement at the appropriate level. Validating and building on the students’ previous experiences afford students the opportunity to reach higher levels of proficiency.

Ms. María Schock
216-441-4700

The ability to communicate is of primary importance to the human experience. Students must be prepared to communicate in a pluralistic American society and in a shrinking world. Cleveland Central Catholic's Second Language Program is committed to the ideal of preparing citizens to further their linguistic abilities in English and beyond. Language and culture studies enable students to participate in the global community and marketplace, to communicate with a greater variety of people, and to gain access to new bodies of knowledge. Further, familiarity with another language and culture helps one to re-examine one's own language and culture with new eyes. The study of language increases awareness, both of self and of others.  For this reason, the department has made a conscious decision to concentrate on two languages:  Latin as an academic language and Spanish as the most important language for the future of the United States and North and South America. (While many other European languages are desirable, the European Union’s language of communication is English.  American economic movements toward centralization and free trade have made Spanish more important than ever for future American commerce.  At this time, Asian languages are not in our curriculum due to specific language learning issues.)

All students can achieve success and multiple benefits from the study of other languages and cultures, if they are given the opportunity as an integrated part of their school experience. Language and culture education is a central part of the core curriculum, ideally beginning as early as possible. Students will acquire, however, proficiency at varied rates, and with varied responses to different approaches and settings. Students who pursue another language gain not only access to the new language and related cultures, but also enhanced basic communication skills in their first language, improved higher-order thinking skills, and the habit of discipline that is necessary for learning. Research studies indicate that the very process of studying another language may give students a cognitive boost that enables them to perform at higher levels in other subjects. Students who complete a multi-year sequence of Foreign Language study should graduate from high school with communication skills and cultural attitudes that enhance their personal, academic and professional lives.

Placement of Students with Previous Language

Students who enroll in high school foreign language courses with previous language experience (from school, travel, home, etc.) should be assessed to determine placement at the appropriate level. Validating and building on the students’ previous experiences afford students the opportunity to reach higher levels of proficiency.

Mr. Steven Winkler
440-742-4652 - Se habla español

Social Studies Department

The members of the Cleveland Central Catholic High School’s Social Studies Department seek to foment a community of culturally literate students who are able to understand, appreciate, and accept the cultural diversity of the world and the history of the United States of America. Next, the department strives to provide the academic skills necessary to promote responsible citizenship, social justice, analytical thinking and scholarship in all fields of history and social science.  Moreover, the members of the department believe that the study of history and social science seeks to promote several specific skills, which include:

  • The ability to promote independent, socially conscious thinking;
  • The ability to evaluate relevant historical events and their impact on today’s society;
  • To better the student’s ability to express themselves in oral and written communication;
  • To be prepared for all state and national level standardized testing;
  • To become fully functioning adult citizens whose judgments and decisions are grounded in faith and morality.

The Course of Study for the Social Studies courses taught at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects the perceived needs of the world for which students are being prepared, the Catholic-Christian philosophy of our school, and the special needs of the students themselves.  The courses are interconnected by certain underlying themes, such as the importance of the individual, the unity of all human beings, and their interdependence. Each course should emphasize the teaching of values, the acquisition of knowledge, facts and concepts, and the development of social studies skills.

Mr. Anthony Bien
Cell/Text/Message: 216.512.0472 - Mówimy po polsku

The members of the Cleveland Central Catholic High School’s Social Studies Department seek to foment a community of culturally literate students who are able to understand, appreciate, and accept the cultural diversity of the world and the history of the United States of America. Next, the department strives to provide the academic skills necessary to promote responsible citizenship, social justice, analytical thinking and scholarship in all fields of history and social science.  Moreover, the members of the department believe that the study of history and social science seeks to promote several specific skills, which include:

  • The ability to promote independent, socially conscious thinking;
  • The ability to evaluate relevant historical events and their impact on today’s society;
  • To better the student’s ability to express themselves in oral and written communication;
  • To be prepared for all state and national level standardized testing;
  • To become fully functioning adult citizens whose judgments and decisions are grounded in faith and morality.

The Course of Study for the Social Studies courses taught at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects the perceived needs of the world for which students are being prepared, the Catholic-Christian philosophy of our school, and the special needs of the students themselves.  The courses are interconnected by certain underlying themes, such as the importance of the individual, the unity of all human beings, and their interdependence. Each course should emphasize the teaching of values, the acquisition of knowledge, facts and concepts, and the development of social studies skills.

Mr. William Ready
Cell/Text/Message: 216-512-1735

The members of the Cleveland Central Catholic High School’s Social Studies Department seek to foment a community of culturally literate students who are able to understand, appreciate, and accept the cultural diversity of the world and the history of the United States of America. Next, the department strives to provide the academic skills necessary to promote responsible citizenship, social justice, analytical thinking and scholarship in all fields of history and social science.  Moreover, the members of the department believe that the study of history and social science seeks to promote several specific skills, which include:

  • The ability to promote independent, socially conscious thinking;
  • The ability to evaluate relevant historical events and their impact on today’s society;
  • To better the student’s ability to express themselves in oral and written communication;
  • To be prepared for all state and national level standardized testing;
  • To become fully functioning adult citizens whose judgments and decisions are grounded in faith and morality.

The Course of Study for the Social Studies courses taught at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects the perceived needs of the world for which students are being prepared, the Catholic-Christian philosophy of our school, and the special needs of the students themselves.  The courses are interconnected by certain underlying themes, such as the importance of the individual, the unity of all human beings, and their interdependence. Each course should emphasize the teaching of values, the acquisition of knowledge, facts and concepts, and the development of social studies skills.

Mr. John M. Strmac
216.441.4700

The members of the Cleveland Central Catholic High School’s Social Studies Department seek to foment a community of culturally literate students who are able to understand, appreciate, and accept the cultural diversity of the world and the history of the United States of America. Next, the department strives to provide the academic skills necessary to promote responsible citizenship, social justice, analytical thinking and scholarship in all fields of history and social science.  Moreover, the members of the department believe that the study of history and social science seeks to promote several specific skills, which include:

  • The ability to promote independent, socially conscious thinking;
  • The ability to evaluate relevant historical events and their impact on today’s society;
  • To better the student’s ability to express themselves in oral and written communication;
  • To be prepared for all state and national level standardized testing;
  • To become fully functioning adult citizens whose judgments and decisions are grounded in faith and morality.

The Course of Study for the Social Studies courses taught at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects the perceived needs of the world for which students are being prepared, the Catholic-Christian philosophy of our school, and the special needs of the students themselves.  The courses are interconnected by certain underlying themes, such as the importance of the individual, the unity of all human beings, and their interdependence. Each course should emphasize the teaching of values, the acquisition of knowledge, facts and concepts, and the development of social studies skills.

Mr. Matthew Wallenhorst
216.441.4700

The members of the Cleveland Central Catholic High School’s Social Studies Department seek to foment a community of culturally literate students who are able to understand, appreciate, and accept the cultural diversity of the world and the history of the United States of America. Next, the department strives to provide the academic skills necessary to promote responsible citizenship, social justice, analytical thinking and scholarship in all fields of history and social science.  Moreover, the members of the department believe that the study of history and social science seeks to promote several specific skills, which include:

  • The ability to promote independent, socially conscious thinking;
  • The ability to evaluate relevant historical events and their impact on today’s society;
  • To better the student’s ability to express themselves in oral and written communication;
  • To be prepared for all state and national level standardized testing;
  • To become fully functioning adult citizens whose judgments and decisions are grounded in faith and morality.

The Course of Study for the Social Studies courses taught at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects the perceived needs of the world for which students are being prepared, the Catholic-Christian philosophy of our school, and the special needs of the students themselves.  The courses are interconnected by certain underlying themes, such as the importance of the individual, the unity of all human beings, and their interdependence. Each course should emphasize the teaching of values, the acquisition of knowledge, facts and concepts, and the development of social studies skills.

Mrs. Erin Williams
Cell/Text/Message 234.256.0428

The members of the Cleveland Central Catholic High School’s Social Studies Department seek to foment a community of culturally literate students who are able to understand, appreciate, and accept the cultural diversity of the world and the history of the United States of America. Next, the department strives to provide the academic skills necessary to promote responsible citizenship, social justice, analytical thinking and scholarship in all fields of history and social science.  Moreover, the members of the department believe that the study of history and social science seeks to promote several specific skills, which include:

  • The ability to promote independent, socially conscious thinking;
  • The ability to evaluate relevant historical events and their impact on today’s society;
  • To better the student’s ability to express themselves in oral and written communication;
  • To be prepared for all state and national level standardized testing;
  • To become fully functioning adult citizens whose judgments and decisions are grounded in faith and morality.

The Course of Study for the Social Studies courses taught at Cleveland Central Catholic High School reflects the perceived needs of the world for which students are being prepared, the Catholic-Christian philosophy of our school, and the special needs of the students themselves.  The courses are interconnected by certain underlying themes, such as the importance of the individual, the unity of all human beings, and their interdependence. Each course should emphasize the teaching of values, the acquisition of knowledge, facts and concepts, and the development of social studies skills.

Mr. Ralph Wroblewski
216.441.4700

Theology Department

The Theology curriculum is designed to provide our students with varied and diverse courses that will help them develop a basis for faith while engaging in opportunities to further develop a maturing faith life.  As Central Catholic has a student population that is diverse as to its cultures, faith traditions, and levels of faith development, a conscious effort is made to give our students the information they need to make well-informed moral and religious decisions.  The richness of the diversity of our students provides unique opportunities for dialogue and growth. 

The department seeks to provide a context in which: doctrine can be systematically presented and effectively reflected upon, religious truths can be explored, foundations of faith can be established, faith can be applied to real-life situations, and personal experience can be explored, interpreted, and judged using the norms of faith and love.  To this end, the faculty of the Theology Department seeks to give evidence through their preparation, teaching, and daily lived-out witness to the Gospel and service to church, school, and community. 

Curricular goals are: 

  • To provide factual knowledge, skills, and applications of God’s revelation through scripture.
  • To provide knowledge about practices and personal growth in prayers, sacraments, service, and the church. 
  • To present an explanation of the practical demands of a moral life, both personal and social. 
  • To encourage the development of a mature faith, as modeled in the person of Jesus Christ through increased critical thinking and religious knowledge.  
Mr. Matthew Anselmi
Cell/Text/Message 440.723.8285

The Theology curriculum is designed to provide our students with varied and diverse courses that will help them develop a basis for faith while engaging in opportunities to further develop a maturing faith life.  As Central Catholic has a student population that is diverse as to its cultures, faith traditions, and levels of faith development, a conscious effort is made to give our students the information they need to make well-informed moral and religious decisions.  The richness of the diversity of our students provides unique opportunities for dialogue and growth. 

The department seeks to provide a context in which: doctrine can be systematically presented and effectively reflected upon, religious truths can be explored, foundations of faith can be established, faith can be applied to real-life situations, and personal experience can be explored, interpreted, and judged using the norms of faith and love.  To this end, the faculty of the Theology Department seeks to give evidence through their preparation, teaching, and daily lived-out witness to the Gospel and service to church, school, and community. 

Curricular goals are: 

  • To provide factual knowledge, skills, and applications of God’s revelation through scripture.
  • To provide knowledge about practices and personal growth in prayers, sacraments, service, and the church. 
  • To present an explanation of the practical demands of a moral life, both personal and social. 
  • To encourage the development of a mature faith, as modeled in the person of Jesus Christ through increased critical thinking and religious knowledge.  
Ms. Katherine Modic
216.441.4700

The Theology curriculum is designed to provide our students with varied and diverse courses that will help them develop a basis for faith while engaging in opportunities to further develop a maturing faith life.  As Central Catholic has a student population that is diverse as to its cultures, faith traditions, and levels of faith development, a conscious effort is made to give our students the information they need to make well-informed moral and religious decisions.  The richness of the diversity of our students provides unique opportunities for dialogue and growth. 

The department seeks to provide a context in which: doctrine can be systematically presented and effectively reflected upon, religious truths can be explored, foundations of faith can be established, faith can be applied to real-life situations, and personal experience can be explored, interpreted, and judged using the norms of faith and love.  To this end, the faculty of the Theology Department seeks to give evidence through their preparation, teaching, and daily lived-out witness to the Gospel and service to church, school, and community. 

Curricular goals are: 

  • To provide factual knowledge, skills, and applications of God’s revelation through scripture.
  • To provide knowledge about practices and personal growth in prayers, sacraments, service, and the church. 
  • To present an explanation of the practical demands of a moral life, both personal and social. 
  • To encourage the development of a mature faith, as modeled in the person of Jesus Christ through increased critical thinking and religious knowledge.  
Mr. Marcus Steer
216.441.4700

The Theology curriculum is designed to provide our students with varied and diverse courses that will help them develop a basis for faith while engaging in opportunities to further develop a maturing faith life.  As Central Catholic has a student population that is diverse as to its cultures, faith traditions, and levels of faith development, a conscious effort is made to give our students the information they need to make well-informed moral and religious decisions.  The richness of the diversity of our students provides unique opportunities for dialogue and growth. 

The department seeks to provide a context in which: doctrine can be systematically presented and effectively reflected upon, religious truths can be explored, foundations of faith can be established, faith can be applied to real-life situations, and personal experience can be explored, interpreted, and judged using the norms of faith and love.  To this end, the faculty of the Theology Department seeks to give evidence through their preparation, teaching, and daily lived-out witness to the Gospel and service to church, school, and community. 

Curricular goals are: 

  • To provide factual knowledge, skills, and applications of God’s revelation through scripture.
  • To provide knowledge about practices and personal growth in prayers, sacraments, service, and the church. 
  • To present an explanation of the practical demands of a moral life, both personal and social. 
  • To encourage the development of a mature faith, as modeled in the person of Jesus Christ through increased critical thinking and religious knowledge.  
Mr. Matthew Wallenhorst
216.441.4700

The Theology curriculum is designed to provide our students with varied and diverse courses that will help them develop a basis for faith while engaging in opportunities to further develop a maturing faith life.  As Central Catholic has a student population that is diverse as to its cultures, faith traditions, and levels of faith development, a conscious effort is made to give our students the information they need to make well-informed moral and religious decisions.  The richness of the diversity of our students provides unique opportunities for dialogue and growth. 

The department seeks to provide a context in which: doctrine can be systematically presented and effectively reflected upon, religious truths can be explored, foundations of faith can be established, faith can be applied to real-life situations, and personal experience can be explored, interpreted, and judged using the norms of faith and love.  To this end, the faculty of the Theology Department seeks to give evidence through their preparation, teaching, and daily lived-out witness to the Gospel and service to church, school, and community. 

Curricular goals are: 

  • To provide factual knowledge, skills, and applications of God’s revelation through scripture.
  • To provide knowledge about practices and personal growth in prayers, sacraments, service, and the church. 
  • To present an explanation of the practical demands of a moral life, both personal and social. 
  • To encourage the development of a mature faith, as modeled in the person of Jesus Christ through increased critical thinking and religious knowledge.  
Ms. Cynthia Webster
216.441.4700

The Theology curriculum is designed to provide our students with varied and diverse courses that will help them develop a basis for faith while engaging in opportunities to further develop a maturing faith life.  As Central Catholic has a student population that is diverse as to its cultures, faith traditions, and levels of faith development, a conscious effort is made to give our students the information they need to make well-informed moral and religious decisions.  The richness of the diversity of our students provides unique opportunities for dialogue and growth. 

The department seeks to provide a context in which: doctrine can be systematically presented and effectively reflected upon, religious truths can be explored, foundations of faith can be established, faith can be applied to real-life situations, and personal experience can be explored, interpreted, and judged using the norms of faith and love.  To this end, the faculty of the Theology Department seeks to give evidence through their preparation, teaching, and daily lived-out witness to the Gospel and service to church, school, and community. 

Curricular goals are: 

  • To provide factual knowledge, skills, and applications of God’s revelation through scripture.
  • To provide knowledge about practices and personal growth in prayers, sacraments, service, and the church. 
  • To present an explanation of the practical demands of a moral life, both personal and social. 
  • To encourage the development of a mature faith, as modeled in the person of Jesus Christ through increased critical thinking and religious knowledge.  
Ms. Linda Ziska
Cell/Message/Text: 440.544.6586
Cleveland Central Catholic High School | 6550 Baxter Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44105