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Denise Swope: Principal  
email:  dswope@stbernardlc.org

Mrs. Swope has been at St. Bernard Regional Catholic School since 1996 and has served as a tutor of math and reading. She has a bachelor's in elementary education and a master's equivalency degree in education from St. Francis University in Loretto.  Mrs. Swope has served as interim Principal in the past and became full time Principal in 2009.

Kristen Anderson:  Three Year Old Preschool and​ Art 
email:  kanderson@stbernardlc.org 

Mrs. Anderson joined St. Bernard Regional Catholic School teaching staff in 2014, after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in art education. 

Heather Miller:  Four Year Old Preschool 
email:  hmiller@stbernardlc.org

Mrs. Miller joined the St. Bernard Regional Catholic School staff in 2014.  She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a dual certification in early childhood and elementary education. She spent six years working for Indiana University Early Learning Center. She also studied abroad in Northern Ireland where she did six weeks of student teaching.

Angela Brody:  Kindergarten
email:  abrody@stbernardlc.org

Mrs. Angela Brody began teaching full time at St. Bernard Regional Catholic School in 2011.  She received her bachelor's degree from Seton Hill University, majoring in Family Studies, and received a dual certification in early childhood and elementary education.  In the past, Mrs. Brody has taught at Greensburg and Indiana County Head Starts.  

Melissa Ryan: First Grade
email:  mryan@stbernardlc.org

Mrs. Ryan joined the St. Bernard Regional Catholic School staff in 2010 as a substitute teacher and began teaching full time in 2013.  She earned her bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in elementary education.  Her prior teaching experience includes teaching preschool and substitute teaching at St. Bernard and local school districts.

Janet Arone: Second Grade
email:  jarone@stbernardlc.org

Mrs. Arone has taught at St. Bernard Regional Catholic School since 1996, prior to which she served at Indiana County Day Care. She earned her bachelor's in elementary education from Juniata College, Huntingdon, and has both Level I and Level II professional certificates in elementary education.

Vera Leonard: Third Grade
email:  vleonard@stbernardlc.org

Mrs. Leonard has taught third, fourth and sixth grade at St. Bernard Regional Catholic School since 1995, prior to which she taught for a number of years at St. Anthony School in Clymer. Mrs. Leonard has earned a bachelor's in speech/hearing, elementary education and both Level I & II professional certificates in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Megan Pomputius: Fourth Grade
email:  mpomputius@stbernardlc.org

Mrs. Pomputius joined St. Bernard Regional Catholic School in 2006, having graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Master of Science in literacy. She has prior experience at the Indiana County Community Guidance Center and substitute teaching for the Indiana Area School District.

Tracy L. Dixson:  Fifth Grade
email:  tdixson@stbernardlc.org

Mrs. Dixson joined St. Bernard Regional Catholic School in 2005, after having taught for three years as a head teacher for Indiana County Head Start.  She earned her bachelor's in child development and family relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Chatham University, Pittsburgh.

Katie Yancy:  Sixth Grade 
email:  kyancy@stbernardlc.org

Mrs. Yancy joined the St. Bernard team in 2016 after subbing at Indiana, Homer-Center, and Blairsville schools and working for Evergreen Boys and Girls Club.  She has a bachelor degree in marketing from Penn State and a master's degree in sports management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Mrs. Yancy earned a bachelor degree in middle level education with a math concentration from IUP in 2014.


Sheri Wetzel: Health and Physical Education
email:  swetzel@stbernardlc.org 

Mrs. Wetzel joined St. Bernard Regional Catholic School teaching staff in 2008.  She has a bachelor's in health and physical education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Christine Palmer: Technology Education, Library and Spanish
email:  cpalmer@stbernardlc.org 

Mrs. Palmer has taught at St. Bernard Regional Catholic School since 1995, working with students in various capacities. She earned her bachelor's in elementary education, with a Spanish minor, and certificate in foreign language and international studies for elementary teaching from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has also earned elementary instructional level II certification.

Karen Marshall: General Music, Chorus, and Band 
email:  kmarshall@stbernardlc.org

Mrs. Marshall taught at St. Bernard from 2000-2005 as the full time music teacher.  After teaching at the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District for 9 years, she has returned to St. Bernard School.  She earned her bachelor's degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds a Level II instruction certification in music.