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McNicholas welcomes new faculty and staff


Pictured left to right--Roberta Veleta, Chelsea Almer, Emily Materna, Trey Aultman, Laura Rupp, and Steve Dalton


Archbishop McNicholas High School is pleased to welcome six new members to the school community:

Chelsea Almer, Librarian
B.S., University of Cincinnati
MLIS, University of Kentucky

Almer has experience in several libraries including Guardian Angels, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, St. Dominic, and Mt. Notre Dame High School.

“There are many differences between working in a public library versus a school library,” Almer said. “I find it very rewarding in the school library environment to have the opportunity to watch children grow throughout the years. In the public library realm, I would see families weekly for storytime, but as the children got older or families moved away, I would not see them again. I love being able to create lasting relationships with students and families, and to watch as the students grow throughout the years.”

Trey Aultman, English
B.S., University of Dayton

Aultman has five years of experience in education at St. Antoninus School.

 “I was attracted to McNicholas because of all the great things the alumni that I know have shared with me about it, and the strong academic reputation,” Aultman said.  “I am most looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful people associated with the McNicholas community, and exploring some classic pieces of literature with my students.”

Steve Dalton, Math
B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.A., Mount St. Joseph University

Dalton is an Eagle Scout and has done service work in New Orleans and Harlan, Kentucky. “I am deeply passionate about my faith and driven by my desire to serve God’s calling. I believe the strong sense of faith, service, and community at McNicholas High School has drawn me to this great community,” Dalton said.  “I am looking forward to getting to know the students, staff, and parents of McNicholas both in and beyond the classroom experience.”

Dalton has thirteen years of teaching experience at LaSalle High School.

Emily Materna, Director of Educational Technology
B.S., Miami University
M.A., University of Akron

Materna has five years of classroom experience at Nordonia Hills City School District near Cleveland, and Deer Park Community City Schools.

“I enjoy helping teachers integrate technology into their lessons to make them more engaging for students,” Materna said. “McNicholas has a great reputation, and I knew it would be a good fit. I am looking forward to working with teachers and students to build a positive learning community for all. I hear Mardi Gras is a pretty fun too!”

Laura Rupp, English
B.A., Miami University, BA Philosophy
M.H.A, M.B.A., Xavier University,
Post-Baccalaureate Licensure, University of Cincinnati

Rupp joins McNicholas from Purcell Marian High where she taught for 21 years as well as Hughes High School for one year.

“What attracted me most about McNicholas is the excellent reputation of the academic program and the fact that the school is in the community in which I live with my husband Walt and three daughters Jessica (18), Hayley (16) and Caroline (14),” Rupp said.  “I'm most looking forward to becoming an active part of a thriving, dynamic school community.”

Roberta Veleta, Director of Finance
B.S., Northern Kentucky University

Veleta comes to McNicholas after working many years in business, most recently in a religious organization (synagogue) with a Sunday school for 16 years.

“I am most looking forward to meeting the families of McNick and working with McNick staff and faculty,” Veleta said. “Our youngest son is a 2009 graduate.”

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