Administration


Principal


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.

 Advancement and Admissions


Mandee Sahd-Havrilla

Advancement Director

msahd-havrilla@ourladyoftheangels.org

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Welcome to Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School! I have been the Advancement Director at OLA, since 2016. I am a graduate of the former, St. Peter’s Catholic School ’89 and Lancaster Catholic ’93. My career prior to starting a family in 2008, was Early Childhood Education, where I held the role of a Director in Child Care Centers through Lancaster County. My husband Joe and I have two beautiful children, Olivia and Joseph, 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.

Business Manager


Sandi Crumbling

Business Manager

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. 

 School Secretary


Christine Snyder

School Secretary

csnyder@ourladyoftheangels.org

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Faculty/Staff

 Cafeteria


Kathy Scott

Food Service Director

cafeteria@ourladyoftheangels.org

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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

 Music/Spanish


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 from 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!

 Art and Library


Joanna Spicer

Teacher

jspicer@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I’m a Lancaster county native and a MMOC parishioner. My three children have attended OLA since preschool, and my oldest is moving on to LCHS in the fall! OLA is a superb place to teach and a wonderful school; I am blessed to be a part of the community.

 Technology/STEM


Kim Herskowitz

Teacher

kherskowitz@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am excitedly beginning my 8th year of teaching 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 a 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 (9) and Kateri (6) 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!

 Gym


Jean Chimel

Teacher

jchmiel@ourladyofhtheangels.org

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 Learning Support


Jennifer Sanders

Teacher

jsanders@ourladyoftheangels.org

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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.

 School Counselor


Michele Tappany

Teacher

 

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School Counselor, IU13

Preschool A 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!

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 B Program


Joanne Beattie

Teacher

jbeattie@ourladyoftheangels.org

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My name is Joanne Beattie and I am the new Preschool teacher here at Our Lady of Angels.   I live in Lancaster with my husband and two children.  My son, Tommy, is eight and my daughter, Jocie, is six.  We have a Boston Terrier, rabbit, and fish.  My family loves the outdoors and we enjoy camping, fishing, and hiking.   We attend St. John Neumann in Manheim Township.

My preschool teaching experience includes many years in Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Lititz.  My education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Temple University.  I obtained a Masters Degree In Early Childhood Education from Millersville University.  I am so excited to meet your children and learn with them this year!

Preschool C Program


Katie Schmitt

Teacher

kschmitt@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.

Nichole Garner

Aide

ngarner@ourladyoftheangels.org

Kindergarten


Lauren Oliver

Teacher

loliver@ourladyoftheangels.org

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In the 2018-2019 school year, I will be teaching Kindergarten. This will be my first year teaching at OLA! I am a graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Early and Special Education. I currently live in Hershey, PA with my family and my two dogs, Finny and Charlie. It is such a privilege to be a part of a wonderful community here in Columbia and I look forward to meeting all of my students this year.

Kelsey Snyder

Kindergarten Classroom Aide

ksnyder@ourladyoftheangels.org

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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 of Teaching                                                                  

  • Ending 38th year of teaching
  • 16 years at Saint Peter School in Columbia
  • 22 years at OLA

Family

  • Married-34 years to John Williams
  • Children-All three attended OLA
  • Lauren- currently a Kindergarten Teacher
  • Renee-currently a Speech Therapist working with autistic children
  • John M -Works in the Food and Beverage Business

 

 

 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 30th 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!

3rd Grade


Kathy Barninger

Teacher

kbarninger@ourladyoftheangels.org

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Kathy is starting her 30th 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.

 4th Grade


Laura Young

Teacher

lyoung4@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I grew up in Colchester, Connecticut. I am a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and hold a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I have spent the last three years teaching special education. I taught 8th and 9th grade special education in Virginia, and then I moved back to Pennsylvania and taught Emotional Support and Life Skills Support. This will be my second year teaching at OLA and I am looking forward to a great year! I love teaching and I am excited to spread my love of learning to the students at OLA and to journey with them as they learn and grow. Currently, I am working on obtaining my Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Messiah College. I love teaching, but also enjoy traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends and volunteering in the community. I am a member of Mary Mother of the Church and enjoy helping with the LifeTeen program there. I’m blessed to begin teaching here at OLA!

5th Grade


Dana Rohrbaugh

Teacher

drohrbaugh@ourladyoftheangels.org

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I am a graduate of Bloomsburg University.  After graduation I taught in Baltimore City and Lancaster City. I then taught preschool and was a Home Visitor for Head Start in Christiana. I then taught 5th grade and technology in private schools. I returned to Lancaster City at a charter school. I was looking to get back into private school education which lead me to Our Lady of the Angels in 2018. I live in Ephrata with my husband, Brian, and our two dogs, Marley and Millie. I have 3 children in high school. I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community at OLA. I feel I have finally found my home as a teacher.

 6th Grade


Teri O’Donnell

Teacher

todonnell@ourladyoftheangels.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, 27 years, and am truly grateful.

7th Grade


Darren Hamric

Teacher

dhamric@ourladyoftheangels.org

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Hello! My name is Darren Hamric, and I was born and raised in Lancaster County. I graduated from Susquehanna University in May of 2018 with a degree in Political Science and Religion. I have been working with young people, education, and curriculum development as a volunteer for a few years now, and I am thrilled to be able to continue that calling professionally at Our Lady of The Angels! I can’t wait to meet you!

 

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 46 and God willing I will be here a few more.