Congratulations to our January Stark County Catholic Schools Difference Makers and to those who were recognized by the Canton Repository!
St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School: Sandy Smith, Business Manager
Sandy Smith serves as the business manager for St. Thomas Aquinas. Not only does she see every single invoice for dozens of people, she also goes out of her way to assure operations run smoothly at STA. She makes sure supplies are stocked, the facilities are in top-notch shape, and that everyone has the tools they need for success. This school year she handled a new program to supply every student with two school-issued sweatshirts and she implemented the distribution of a brand new Chromebook to every student. She’s a key member of a team intent on student and staff success.
Central Catholic High School: John Paul, Business Manager
John Paul has been the business manager for Central Catholic for more than two decades. He is knowledgeable about every aspect of CCHS and every Crusader knows him, not because he handles all financial tasks for the school but because he is one of the nicest men you’ll ever meet. John Paul is always friendly, respectful, and calm, yet his passion for Central Catholic is evident in all that he does.
Stark County Catholic Schools: Tanya Eller, Band Director
Tanya Eller has taken on many hats, serving Stark County Catholic Schools as band director. She has brought together students from multiple schools, balancing the schedules of students from grades 4 to 8. Students have shared how much they enjoy working with her and have said that she makes learning an instrument, playing, and exploring music fun. Music is an important part of encouraging students to grow in the arts, we are grateful for her knowledge and appreciation of every student, of all talent levels.
St. Michael Catholic School: Donna Cornelius, Administrative Assistant
Donna Cornelius is an administrative assistant for St. Michael Catholic School; she epitomizes the phrase, “a good secretary is worth their weight in gold,” as she knows everything that is happening at St. Michael and is instrumental in helping St. Michael’s run like a well-oiled machine which is no small feat with all the activity that goes on there each day thanks to outstanding programs, engaged families, and the variety of classes. If anyone has a question or needs a helping hand, she is the go-to person there because she has a can-do attitude!
St. Paul Catholic School: Danielle Herzog, Lunch Coordinator
Danielle Herzog has volunteered as the lunch coordinator for St. Paul Catholic School for years and these last few years have been a challenge, given continual changes prompted by COVID-19, but she’s continued to offer students a high-quality hot lunch and rolled with changes, delays, and cancellations with grace and remained cool, calm, and collected! The St. Paul lunch program is a blessing to the families at SPS!