Education is Essential

COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. On Monday, March 15, students returned to full-day, in-person learning.

Saint Ignatius High School

Meet Our Team

We are a family, and our teachers and staff are wonderful people who care abundantly about students, families and one another. Here’s a little bit about the amazing men and women at our school.

Founding Principal Mary Ann Vogel:

Dr. Vogel is the Founding Principal of The Welsh Academy, joining the Saint Ignatius High School community in 2018. She has her doctorate in education and a long career in educational administration. In fact, The Welsh Academy is not the first school she started; Dr. Vogel helped launch St. Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland in 2004.

A resident of Collinwood, Dr. Vogel is an active member of St. Vitus Parish and Cleveland’s Slovenian cultural community. She has a pet cat, Sheba, and enjoys taking pictures of sunsets on Lake Erie.

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Dean of Students Kevin Johnson ’10:

Mr. Johnson is Dean of Students for The Welsh Academy, moving over full-time from the high school Healthy & Physical Education department. Mr. Johnson rejoined Saint Ignatius in 2017 after earning his bachelor’s degree in 2015 from Baldwin-Wallace University. In addition to his Dean of Students role, Mr. Johnson will teach Health & PE at the academy.
Mr. Johnson currently lives in Garfield Heights and earned state championships awards in Track and Field in the 100m and 200m events in 2014 while a student at Saint Ignatius, as well as national titles in track while at BW. He has coached football and track at the high school level.

Meet the Staff:

            De’Shaun Adair ’14: Learning Coach
            Kim Brandt: Math/Science Teacher
            Aaron Calton ’10: Alumni Volunteer & Theology Teacher
            Mr. Arturo Carrillo, S.J.: Admissions Counselor
            Dierre Cody: Student Life Counselor
            Mariel Hayes: Humanities Teacher
            Mandy Kiesl: Science Teacher
            Mike Murphy ’09: English/Language Arts Teacher
            Maggie Peña: Executive Administrative Assistant

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