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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