A Growing Building and Staff for Mother Teresa
Catholic Elementary School Adds New Team Members
Liberty Township, OH (March 4, 2016) – With siding on the new academic wing nearly complete, it is no secret that the Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School (MTCES) facility is growing. Inside the building, the school’s staff is growing too. In the New Year, MTCES has welcomed two new staff members: Debbie Kreiner, Director of Religious Education, and Angie McGraw, Development Director.
Debbie joined us in January after spending 16 years at St. John the Evangelist Church in West Chester managing their youth and young adult ministry. She was responsible for retreats, faith formation, catechist training, the confirmation program, and technology. Debbie’s primary goal at MTCES is to assist Principal Sr. Anne Schulz and support the faculty in strengthening and enriching the school’s faith formation curriculum. “Parents send their children to Mother Teresa seeking a Catholic education,” said Debbie. “Our teachers have very busy schedules, so I want to support them and our faith formation programs as much as possible.”
In February, MTCES welcomed Angie McGraw from St. Anthony Church and School in Dayton where she was the Development Director for five years. Angie spent the last 20 years of her career in the non-profit arena at numerous organizations. MTCES is the third Catholic school for which Angie has worked. “Since I have no children, I consider it a great joy and blessing to work in Catholic schools,” she said. “I consider the students at these schools and my 12 nieces and nephews as my children.”
So that MTCES maintains its overall level of academic and core value excellence while remaining as affordable as possible, Angie will focus on the completion of the school’s capital campaign, the growth of its annual fund, and the cultivation of donors from the broader Catholic community.
MTCES is one of only three independent, private Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The School, which opened in 1998 to 20 kindergartners in the basement of a church, now serves 466 students in grades K-8 on its 25-acre campus in Liberty Township. In response to the region’s demand for Catholic education, MTCES is in the midst of a building expansion that will house 16 classrooms and create dedicated spaces for a library, Spanish and art instruction, tutoring services, and an expanded kindergarten. The expansion will open for the 2016-17 school year.