Remote Learning: Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

Due to street conditions and parking challenges around campus, we will move to Remote Learning on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Check your email for full details.

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:

            Kim Brandt: Math/Science Teacher
            Dierre Cody: Student Life Counselor
            Erin Conway: Campus Minister and Theology Teacher
            Pam Downs: Coordinator of Student Learning
            Gerard Hall: Writing/ELA Teacher
            Mandy Kiesl: Science Teacher
            John Mullen: Music Teacher
            Mike Murphy ’09: English/Language Arts Teacher
            Christina Palmer: Social Studies Teacher
            Maggie Peña: Executive Administrative Assistant
            Toni Torres-Regula: Admissions Coordinator

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