Advancement and Admissions
Sister Anna Cosgrave
Religious Education & Sacramental Programs Coordinator
I am very excited to begin my seventh year hear at Our Lady of the Angels as the Music/Spanish/Physical Education teacher! I earned my bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis from Wilkes University. While I started here seven years ago as a part time Music Teacher, my role has grown to include Spanish and Physical Education. In addition to the classes I teach, I direct our school’s choir, Seraphim, as well as DARTS, our schools dance and performing arts program. My strong Catholic faith and love for Jesus continues to be the driving force behind all the classes I teach ever striving to develop the “whole child” spiritually, academically, emotionally, socially, and physically.
Art and Library
I am proud to be the Instructional Support teacher. I am entering into my fifth year at OLA. I have a Bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. I also am working towards the completion of a certificate in the Autism Endorsement Program from Neumann University. I have 17 years of teaching experience.
I live in Jacobus, PA with my husband Adam, my soon to be 9 year-old son Dylan and our dog Maverick. Dylan will be entering 3rd grade this year. I am absolutely happy to be at OLA. The school is my second family.
Hello! My name is Erica Ware and I am the school counselor at OLA. I work for IU 13 and have been a school counselor for 8 years. I teach classroom lessons K-8, facilitate small groups, work with students individually, and collaborate with parents, teachers, and community resources. One of my favorite things to do at school is have lunch with students! Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. I am excited to continue to work with students, staff, and families at OLA.
My name is Erin Good and I will be the Preschool teacher at OLA for the 2021-2022 school year! I was born and raised in Lancaster as well as grew up in St. Joseph’s parish. I attended Resurrection Catholic School and graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 2017. I recently graduated from Immaculata University with a major in Elementary/Special Education as well as a minor in Theology. I enjoy listening to musicals, reading any book I can get my hands on, taking care of my plants, going on adventures, and planning my next trip to Disney. I am so thankful to be a part of the wonderful community that Columbia is. This will be my first year teaching and I am so excited to learn with as well as share everything school has to offer with my students this year!
My name is Joanne Beattie and I am the Kindergarten teacher here at Our Lady of Angels. I live in Lancaster with my husband and two children, Tommy and Jocelyn. I love all kinds of animals and have a Boston Terrier, Boxer, rabbit, and fish. My family loves being outdoors! We spend our recreational time camping, fishing, and hiking. We attend St. John Neumann Church in Manheim Township.
My teaching experience includes many years in Philadelphia, Lancaster, Lititz, and Columbia. My education includes a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Temple University. I obtained a master’s degree In Early Childhood Education from Millersville University. I am so excited to meet your children and learn with them this year!
- Holy Trinity School
- Columbia High School
- University of Delaware
Years of Teaching
- Beginning 40th year of teaching
- 16 years at Saint Peter School in Columbia
- 24 years at OLA
- Married-34 years to John Williams
- Children-All three attended OLA
- Lauren- currently a Kindergarten Teacher and Tech Integrator for her school with a Masters’ Degrees in English as a Second Language and Educational Technology
- Renee-currently a Speech Therapist working with autistic children
- John M -Does home building contracting work
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 33rd 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 two beautiful granddaughters: Brittany, 31, married to Marcus Cantrell. Brittany is an RN nurse at Wellspan York Hospital. They have a two beautiful little girls. Our Son, Christopher, 28, is the accounting supervisor for Kleen-Rite, Corp. I know and believe that all children are unique, that all children have a tremendous amount of potential. It is my philosophy and my passion to provide a stimulating and individualized educational environment where children can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually to their fullest potential.
“Hello! My name is Brynn Kelly and I am so excited to be returning to Our Lady the Angels as a teacher rather than a student. I graduated from OLA in 2012 and Lancaster Catholic High School in 2016. I also graduated from Millersville University with my teaching degree. For a long time, I have known that I wanted to be a teacher and am so excited to be teaching alongside the people that had a huge impact on my young life. I look forward to meeting you and working with you soon!”