Faculty/Staff

 Administration


Amanda Young

Principal

ayoung@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I grew up in Sunbury, PA where I attended at the time St. Michael the Archangel school and church. I am a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania where I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I earned my principal degree through Immaculata University.  I have 14 years of teaching experience at St. Rose of Lima School in Thomasville where I taught second, fourth and sixth grades. I started my wonderful journey here at OLA in January 2017. I live in West York with my husband Brent and our five amazing children. I am truly blessed to be a part of the Our Lady of the Angels family.

Sandi Crumbling

Administrative Assistant

scrumbling@ourladyoftheangels.org

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As secretary, aka administrative assistant, office manager, business manager at OLA and St. Peter’s School since 1981, I have been blessed to meet so many wonderful families. I graduated from Columbia High School and Millersville University with a BS in Elementary Education. My husband, Terry and I have two children Jason, a graduate of Florida State University married to Lynn and Stacie, a graduate of Saint Joseph University wife of Richard Pagano, Philadelphia. The loves of my life are my granddaughters, Emily, Molly and Teddy. 

 Advancement


Mandee Sahd-Havrilla

Advancement Director

msahd-havrilla@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am a graduate of the former St. Peter’s Catholic School and Lancaster Catholic High School. I have my degree in Early Childhood Education which I have worked for the past 16 years, prior to having children. This is my second year here at Our Lady of the Angels as the Advancement Director, but have been volunteering for the past 11 years. My husband Joe and I have two beautiful children, Olivia in 4th grade and Joseph in 1st, both attending Our Lady of the Angels. This school is definitely my second home. As a child this was such a special place for me and my family. I am honored to give my children the same experience that I had as a child. There is no place that I would rather be than Our Lady of the Angels.

 Art & Library


Joanna Spicer

Teacher

jspicer@ourladyoftheangels.org

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The 2017-2018 school year will be my 15th year at OLA teaching Art & Library. I’m a Lancaster County native, briefly lived in northern England, then returned to Lancaster before attending college in center-city Philadelphia. My children and I are members of Mary Mother of the Church, and join Holy Trinity for many school and church activities including summer Bible School.  Abigail, Daniel and Luke will be in all three levels of school at OLA this year; Middle School, Elementary, and Primary.  It is no exaggeration to say that OLA is a second family to me! My colleagues have held my children as babies, and helped me grow professionally. I am passionate about teaching, and care deeply for the students and families of OLA. I enjoy helping with special events and extracurricular activities at OLA.  A few fun facts about me are: I love Sharpies, iced tea, yoga, and weaving. My favorite artist is Henri Matisse and my favorite author is Roald Dahl. We vacation to England every couple of years to visit my best friend and her family. My favorite season is fall, and my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

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 Cafeteria


Kathy Scott

Food Service Director

cafeteria@ourladyoftheangels.org

Kindergarten


Jody Zeamer

Teacher

jzeamer@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am a life-long resident of Columbia. I graduated from the former St. Peter School and Lancaster Catholic High School. I continued my education and graduated from Millersville University with a BS in elementary education. My teaching career began at St. Peter School, teaching second grade. When St. Peter and Holy Trinity Schools consolidated and became Our Lady of the Angels, I was moved to first grade and later kindergarten. I am married to Stan Zeamer and have two daughters, Mandy and Lindsay and five grandchildren, awaiting the arrival of my sixth. OLA is like a second home to me! It is so exciting to see the growth and progress of the students beginning in kindergarten and watching them grow throughout the years.

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Christine Synder

Aide

csynder@ourladyoftheangels.org

 Music


Diane Cook

Teacher

dcook@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am very excited to begin my second year here at Our Lady of the Angels as the music teacher! I earned my bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis from Wilkes University in 1998. After that I served as the music director for Zion United Methodist Church in East Prospect. During that time, I worked for Baltimore County Public Schools as a vocal music teacher. I had the privilege to serve many schools throughout the county and eventually landed at 7th District Elementary where I taught for four years. Two years into my tenure at 7th District, I met and married my husband Steve and we started our family. I resigned my position in order to stay home and take care of my family. We now have four beautiful and healthy children Katie 12, Reagan 10, Thomas 9 and Jack 7. At the beginning of our marriage I felt called to convert from the Methodist Church to the Catholic Church and with the support of my husband completed the RCIA process in 2004. I am looking forward to continuing to grow the music program here at OLA and to a rewarding and exciting school year!

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Preschool 3 Program


Marilyn Manley

Teacher

mmanley@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I’m looking forward to beginning my seventh year at Our Lady of the Angels teaching Pre-School. This is the most wonderful place to spend my days…I love being here to pray and play, and work among you! I graduated from Immaculata University with a degree in Education. I have been teaching Pre-K for 34 years, including two assignments in the Dioceses of Paterson and Newark, NJ. My husband Mike and I have 5 beautiful children…each so blest with wonderful spouses! We are so enriched in each of them. They are our greatest treasure! We are honored to have 23 grandchildren. They are pure joy! We are busy with our parish family at Historic St. Mary’s, Lancaster. It’s a wonderful life! God bless us all as we spend this year together at OLA!

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Heather Droege

Aide

hdroege@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am entering my second year as the pre school aide in the 3 year old class. My husband Eric and I just celebrated our 16 the wedding anniversary this summer. We have two children in OLA; 5th and 8th grade. I converted to Catholicism a year ago and am a member of Holy Trinity. I am very happy to be back this year and am looking forward to getting to know your children! OLA is such a wonderful school and I know you’ll love it as much as we do!

Preschool 4 Program


Katie Schmitt

Teacher

kregan@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville where I earned my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. This is my second year teaching at OLA. I am very excited to work with the precious students that I’ve been blessed with this year! Besides teaching in the classroom, I enjoy teaching on the ice! I figure skated competitively for 9 years and now enjoy coaching the sport I love at the Lancaster Ice Rink. I recently got married in June and live in the Mountville area with my wonderful husband Daniel.

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Nichole Garner

Aide

ngarner@ourladyoftheangels.org

Religion


Sister Anna Cosgrave

Religious Resource
Religious Education & Sacramental Programs Coordinator

sanna@ourladyoftheangels.org

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Education: MA in Religious Studies Years at OLA: Since the consolidation of the two schools and several years before at HT School

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Spanish


 Technology/Learning Support


Jennifer Sanders

Teacher

jsanders@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am excited to be the Technology teacher/ Learning Support teacher. This is my second year at OLA. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a teaching certificate as well. I have 15+ years of teaching experience. I live in Jacobus, PA with my husband Adam, my 6-year-old son Dylan and our dog Maverick. Dylan will be entering Kindergarten this year. I am absolutely happy to be at OLA. The school is my second family.

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1st Grade


Marie Williams

Teacher

mwilliams@ourladyoftheangels.org

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Schooling

 

 

  • Holy Trinity School
  • Columbia High School
  • University of Delaware

Years Teaching

  • Beginning 36 year of teaching
  • 35 years for the Diocese of Harrisburg
  • 19 Years at OLA

Family

  • Married-31 years to John Williams
  • Children-All 3 attended OLA
  • Lauren- 29, currently a Kindergarten Teacher
  • Renee-27, currently a Speech Therapist
  • John M – 25, Works in the Food and Beverage Business

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 2nd Grade


Michelle Detz

Teacher

mdetz@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am a lifetime resident of Columbia, Pennsylvania attending Holy Trinity School for elementary school and graduating from Columbia High School as well as Millersville University. I am also a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Church. I began my teaching career at Holy Trinity School as the 4th Grade Teacher in 1988 and continue today as the 2nd Grade Teacher for Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School. I am proud to say I am beginning my 29th year of teaching. I was honored to be the recipient of the Diocese of Harrisburg – Golden Apple Award in 2011. My husband Vernon and I have two children and one beautiful granddaughter: Brittany, 27, married to Marcus Cantrell. Brittany is a nurse at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina where she works in Pre-op and Recovery in the Cath Lab. They have a beautiful baby girl, named Sophia. Our Son, Christopher, 24 works in the accounting office for Kleen-Rite. He is currently working through his CPA exams. A quote that I truly love is: I call my students “my kids” because in our year together they aren’t just kids on my class list they become a part of my heart….forever!

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3rd Grade


Kathy Barninger

Teacher

kbarninger@ourladyoftheangels.org

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Kathy is starting her 29th year of teaching. She has enjoyed teaching third, fourth, kindergarten, sixth, seventh and eighth grade throughout her career. After 17 years in the Middle School, she is very much looking forward to teaching third grade here at OLA. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University, Kathy continued her education receiving her Master’s degree from Millersville University. Being the mother of her two sons, Andrew and Michael, has been Kathy’s most rewarding experience. She also has a third “son” at home, Tucker, her yellow lab.

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 4th Grade


Kim Herskowitz

Teacher

kherskowitz@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am excitedly beginning my 7th year of teaching 4th grade at Our Lady of the Angels. Growing up as a Catholic school student I spent a lot of time assisting with various grade levels in the Parish School of Religion (PSR) program at St. Leo’s. I continued to do so throughout my 4 years at Lancaster Catholic, before venturing to Shippensburg to attend college. At Shippensburg University, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Immediately following graduation, I resumed my activity with the PSR program at St. Leo’s, this time becoming the lead teacher for pre-k, kindergarten, and 5th grade classes. While doing so, I worked as a manager for a candy store and enrolled in the education program at Millersville University. A few years later, I graduated with a teaching certificate and master’s degree in Elementary Education.

 

 

 

 

After receiving my certification and degree, I worked as a teacher for Head Start and as a substitute teacher for a number of school districts and grades. I was, and continue to be, thrilled to have found a home here at OLA.

Outside of school I stay very busy. My husband, Ben, and very active children, Joey (7) and Kateri (4) keep me on my toes and constantly moving. I enjoy having adventures with them and also spending some of my time helping the community as a volunteer firefighter, public safety educator, and child passenger safety technician.  In the very little bit of free time I do find, I enjoy traveling (especially to the beach), working out, drinking coffee and reading. I am looking forward to sharing some great books with my students and am excited to watch them learn, laugh, and grow this year!

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5th Grade


Caitlin Peters

Teacher

cpeters@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am a graduate of Neumann University and hold dual certification in Elementary and Special Education. My Master’s Degree from Notre Dame of Maryland is in Leadership in Teaching. I taught 8 years in grades 4 and 5 through the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This year will mark my third year with the Diocese of Harrisburg and my second year here at Our Lady of the Angels. Family means a lot to me and I spend as much time as I possibly can with mine! Teaching has always been my passion and I love what I do so my school family is just as important. I enjoy seeing and helping my students learn and grow on a daily basis. I am looking forward to another fantastic year here at OLA!

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 6th Grade


Teri O’Donnell

Teacher

todonnell@ourladyofhtheangels.org

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My initial area of study in college was accounting. I quickly came to realize that my greatest desire was to be a teacher and soon changed my major to elementary education. I graduated from Shippensburg University and my first teaching job found me right here in Columbia at St. Peter’s School. After 3 years at St. Peter’s I moved to Kauai, HI and spent 3 years there as well as 3 years in Fallon, NV. I did not teach while in Kauai but did teach the Seriously Emotionally Handicapped Junior High class in Fallon, NV. I moved back to Columbia and taught for 3 years as a long term substitute teacher in the Manheim Central School District. I was offered a job as a 7th grade teacher at Holy Trinity School in Columbia and have never regretted taking that position. I have been in Catholic education ever since, 26 years, and am truly grateful.

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7th Grade


Christine Mattiko

Teacher

cmattiko@ourladyoftheangels.org

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Teaching is a second career for Mrs. Mattiko. After graduating for the University of Pittsburgh (Hail to Pitt!) she worked for many years as an accountant. When she and her husban started their family, she stayed home to raise her sons full time. When her boys were school-age, she attended Millersville University and earned her post-baccalaureate certification for teaching. She comes to OLA after having spent her first year in the classroom at St. Rose of Lima School in Thomasville. Mrs. Mattiko is also pursuing an endorsement as a “Teacher of Students Living with ASD” through Neumann University. In her free time, Mrs. Mattiko loves to spend time with her husband Dennis and her three teenage sons: Eddie, Walter, and John. She enjoys reading, cooking, going to the movies and working out at the JCC. In the summer, she volunteers her time as an archeologist with the Friends of Camp Security and is a cantor at her parish, St. Joseph Church in York. As a transplanted Pittsburgher, she roots for all the Pittsburgh sports teams but the Pittsburgh Panthers are her favorite.

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8th Grade


Karen Fischer

Teacher

kfischer@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am a graduate of York College of PA. I did my graduate work at Millersville University. My first teaching assignment was at St. Peter’s in 1974. I then went to the former St. Mary’s in Lancaster as a full-time substitute. From there I returned to Columbia and taught at Holy Trinity from 1989 until 1998 when we became Our Lady of the Angels. I have been here ever since. Every day is a new experience when teaching Middle School and I love it! This is year 44 and God willing I will be here a few more.

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