Faculty & Staff

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Mr. Scott Kay

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Theology Department
Biography

Loyola Mary Mount University,
B.A. History/Religious Studies
Azusa Pacific University,
M. Ed. P.E

Mrs. Amy Keller

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Assistant to the NDA President and Vice-President of Donor Relations

Mrs. Susan Kozal

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Art Department (Chair)
Biography

Siena Heights University,
B.F.A.
Michigan State University,
M.A.

Mrs. Kozal’s Favorites:

Favorite saint and why: St. Catherine of Siena is my favorite saint.  I went to St. Catherine’s for grade school, Siena Heights University for College and studied abroad in Siena, Italy while there as a student.  I was able to spend days drawing in her home, see her relic in the parish church dedicated to her father St. Dominic and find her personal history inspirational particularly for the time period in which she lived.  My two daughters have Kathryn and Siena as their middle names in her honor.  My favorite quote by her is “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!”
Favorite moment at NDA: Halloween at NDA is always memorable.  My favorite Halloween costume was in 2014-15 when I dressed up with my two daughters in costumes from the Princess Diaries.  I dressed up as Julia Andrew’s character the Queen of Genovia.  Meghan, a senior, was the polished Princess Mia and Chloe, a 7th grader, the young Mia.
Qualities your favorite teacher possessed: My favorite teacher was Fr. David Van Horn who taught me Art History in College.  He was the embodiment of the IB Learner profile!  He was knowledgeable about so many diverse subjects and a true lifelong learner: a Catholic Priest, and artist, a Fulbright Scholar in Glaze Chemistry which he studied in Italy!  His passion for Asian and African Art was infectious. I was inspired by the richness of his life and the depth of care he had for all people.
Favorite activity outside NDA: I love gardening and cooking.
Favorite place in northwest Ohio: The Toledo Museum of Art
My teaching philosophy I borrow from the Disney movie Ratatouille character Gusteau who said “You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true – anyone can create art (cook)… but only the fearless can be great.

Mrs. Ana Kraus

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Volunteer Coordinator
Biography

University of Toledo,
B.E.

Ms. Kelly Kraus ’11

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Administrative Assistant to the Principal & Dean of Academics
Biography

University of Dayton,
B.S.E., Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Nicole Kunz ’94

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Advancement Event Coordinator 
Biography

Nicole (Nikie) is a 1994 graduate of Notre Dame Academy. She earned her Business Management Degree and has spent the last 20+ years doing Graphic Design, Advertising and Event Planning here in Toledo and in the Cincinnati area. Her mother, Jenny Biler is a 1969 NDA graduate and worked in the school for several years as well. Nikie and her husband Kevin (St. Francis Alumnae ’98) have three children. They reside in Sylvania and her children attend St. Joe’s.

Mrs. Michelle Kusina

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Math Department
Biography

The State University of New York,
BA in Mathematics and Psychology

Bowling Green State University,
Teaching Certification in Biological Science

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Ms. Beth Lang

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Music Department
Biography

Bowling Green State University,
B.M.
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
M.M. Composition

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Sr. Jaculin Manders, SND

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Ms. Amanda Martis ’11

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Theology Deparment
Biography
Xavier University,

BA in Theology, minors in Religious Education, Gender and Diversity Studies and Peace Studies
Xavier University,

MA in Theology concentration in Ethics & Professional Practice

Mrs. Sara Mazur

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Nurse
Biography

Bowling Green State University,
B.S.N.

Mrs. Adrian Meier

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Counselor Department Chair (Johnson-Lyczkowski) /College Counselor
Biography

Ohio State University,
B.S. Human Ecology
Central Michigan University,
M.A. Counseling

I came to NDA in 2008 after receiving my Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University in Professional and School Counseling.  Prior to that I studied at The Ohio State University where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies.  I love spending time with my family outside of work, especially my sweet, fun-loving child,  Mallory.  I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Mrs. Nicole Mettler

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Art Department
Biography

Bowling Green State University,
B.F.A.

Ms. Julie Meyer ’06

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Advancement Database & Gift Coordinator
Biography

The University of Toledo,
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, English
Eastern Michigan University,
M.A. Social Foundations of Education

I am a proud University of Toledo graduate and you can often find me at football games and women’s basketball games! I love singing, dancing, and celebrating my faith. I also instruct color guard and indoor guard for St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo and Van Buren High School near Findlay. Being able to work at my alma mater being surrounded by so many wonderful people is and has been a joy! Go Eagles!

Mrs. Karen Miller

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Tuition Coordinator Finance
Biography

Bowling Green State University,
B.S. Accounting

Mrs. Marcia Miller

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Mathematics Department

Ms. Lauren Moor

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Modern & Classical Language Department
Biography

University of Dayton,
B.A. International Studies
University of Dayton,
M.A. Pastoral Ministry

Favorite saint and why: My favorite Saint is very-soon- to-be Saint Mother Teresa because she sets such a wonderful example of true Christian discipleship, as well as service to the poor and marginalized of our world.

Favorite moment at NDA: My favorite moment at NDA was the first time I experienced May Crowning- I remember the beauty of all those flowers and the sweet sound of the songs that were sung bringing me to tears of awe and gratitude.

Qualities your favorite teacher possessed: My favorite teacher was passionate about the subject that she taught, fun-loving, caring and supportive.

Favorite activity outside NDA: My favorite activity outside of NDA is simply spending time with friends and family. When I have a little bit of extra time, I also enjoy reading, cooking and going for walks outside.

Favorite place in northwest Ohio: My favorite place in nw Ohio would have to be Oak Openings because it is so beautiful, quiet and peaceful.

My teaching philosophy is borrowed from one of my favorite priests, Father Dave Nuss….students don’t care what you know until they know that you care. I believe in the importance of educating the whole person- not just the mind, but the spirit and soul as well. I am so grateful for the opportunity that try and do that everyday here at NDA!