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Sharon Urig - Principal


St. Mary School is a great place to learn and work! The children are courteous, cooperative, and active learners. The staff is welcoming and professional.

Sr. Mary Dorothy – Parish Catechetical Leader


SMS is a loving, close group that feels like family. The students are excited to learn, and the parents and staff give me great support.

Lauren Weis– Preschool Teacher

Subject(s): Preschool Curriculum

Kerry Faris – Kindergarten Teacher

Subject(s): Kindergarten Curriculum

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”

Sydney J. Harris

Peggy Quinn – First Grade Teacher

Subject(s): First Grade Curriculum

We offer quality education. Our students are kind and loving, and parents are supportive. The staff members are caring and giving.

Stephanie st. marie – second Grade Teacher

Subject(s): Second Grade Curriculum

The history, strong faith, and people of St. Mary make it a great place to work. I have the pleasure of working with students and families who truly care about the quality of education they receive. St. Mary is family, and I am honored to be a part of it.

LAURA CHAVES – Third Grade Teacher

Subject(s): Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science, English and Writing

St. Mary School is a warm, loving, family-oriented place to teach.


Natalie Kelley – Fourth Grade Teacher

Subject(s): Religion, Math, Social Studies Gr. 4 & 5, English, Reading, Spelling

I absolutely enjoy the Catholic atmosphere and structure that make up the St. Mary community. The parents are involved and supportive, which are keys to the students’ success.



Natalie Popelka – FIFTH Grade Teacher

Subject(s): Religion, Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science Gr. 4 & 5, Health Gr. 4 & 5

I appreciate how eager the students are to learn and their willingness to try new things.

Angie Pluta – sixth grade Teacher

Subject(s): Math Gr. 6-8 and Technology Gr. PS-8

Teaching at SMS feels like being with family.



Kristie Montanari – seventh grade Teacher

Subject(s): Reading Gr. 6-8; English Gr. 6-8

Teaching at SMS feels like being with family.



Laura krese – Eighth Grade Teacher and Enrichment

Subject(s): Science Gr. 6-8, Math Gr. 7 & 8, Health Gr. 8, Enrichment Gr. 3-8

Wherever you go, always leave a footprint!



Jill Breton – Spanish Teacher

Subject(s): Spanish Gr. K-8

I love sharing my enthusiasm for Spanish with the students and watching them grow in their Spanish language abilities.


Miranda Faudree – Music Teacher and Art Teacher



Cynthia Bredel – Physical Education Teacher

Subject(s): Physical Education Gr. PS-8

St. Mary School is a wonderful place to teach. I enjoy challenging the students to improve their physical fitness and self-discipline.



St. Mary's School

237 4th Street 
Elyria, OH 44035

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Mary Poling, Secretary:
Sharon Urig, Principal:
440-322-2808 Ext: 241

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Mission Statement

Saint Mary School follows the examples of our patroness Mary and her Son Jesus Christ by respecting others, fostering spiritual development, striving for academic excellence, and providing service to our community.

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