Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Mrs. Lorie Ratchford
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Principal
Junior Class and Student Council Advisor
“I plead with you – never ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.” – St. John Paul II
Mrs. Ratchford is a graduate of Bishop Carroll. She went on to earn her BA in English from the Pennsylvania State University and her M.Ed. from Saint Francis University. She has been at Bishop Carroll for 26 years, the last 7 as principal. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and baking. She enjoys the students in the school and what they bring to the Bishop Carroll family.

 

Mrs. Lynn Weber
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CEO
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your years." – Abraham Lincoln
Mrs. Weber attended Saint Francis University where she earned her BS in Accounting and her MBA. Prior to coming to Bishop Carroll she was an accountant at Republic Engineered Steels, a Controller at Mount Aloysius College, and a Controller at Gautier Steel, Ltd. She has been here for six years. Her personal interests include reading, going to the beach, taking long walks, having quality family time, and cooking. She says about working at Bishop Carroll: I have always thought that my career would be in manufacturing.  However, when I came to BC, it was different, special.  I truly enjoy working at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.  I love to be able to see the students grow and learn and develop into such great successful, caring adults.  I enjoy working with the faculty and staff, who are truly my BC family.  I love the fact that we can grow in faith and deepen our love for God everyday. There's no place I'd rather be, than BC.

Mr. Mark Alex
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Chemistry Teacher
Mr. Alex is a graduate of Bishop Carroll and then attended Juniata College where he earned a BA in Chemistry and Secondary Education. He also earned an MA in Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an M.Ed. from California University of Pennsylvania. He taught for 34 years in public high school and also taught math previously at Bishop Guilfoyle. He has spent 24 years teaching General and Organic Chemistry at Mount Aloysius College.

 

Mr. Bill Batzel
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IU8 Reading Specialist

Mrs. Michelle Beyer
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Math Teacher
Golf Coach, SADD Advisor
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
Mrs. Beyer attended Saint Francis University and earned her BS in Mathematics and Secondary Education. She has spent her entire career, 6 years, at Bishop Carroll. She enjoys golfing, baking, and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys the caring, hard-working faculty, staff and students at Bishop Carroll, in addition to the faith-filled environment.

 

Mrs. Gabrielle Bilchak
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Girls Health and Physical Education Teacher
“Live. Laugh. Love.”
Mrs. Bilchak attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned her BS in Health and Physical Education. Before spending the last four years here on Husky Hill, she worked for AmeriCorps at Portage Area High School and Children’s Behavioral Health. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, fishing, running and hiking. She looks forward to vacationing at the beach in the summer. She enjoys the small class sizes and great students at Bishop Carroll.

Mrs. Karen Blaisdell
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Art and Religion Teacher
Alpha Coordinator, Art Club, Going Green, and Yearbook Advisor
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Mrs. Blaisdell attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where she earned an Associates degree is Visual Communications. She also attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned her BA in Fine Art and later her BS in Art K-12. Before coming to Bishop Carroll, she worked as a lettering designer, worked for American Greeting Cards, Penn Advertising, k2design studio owner, stay at home mom, and an art teacher at Conemaugh Valley High School. This is her 6th year at Bishop Carroll. In her free time, she enjoys calligraphy, design, reading, spending time with her family, and continued learning. She enjoys the BC family!

 

Rev. David Bonarrigo, T.O.R.
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Spanish Teacher
“All for the greater honor and glory of God.” – St. Ignatius
Father David earned his BS in Spanish and Secondary Education from Saint Francis University, attended graduate school in Middlebury, Vermont, and Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He also holds a MA in Spanish. He has taught at 4 high schools prior to his years at Bishop Carroll. He has also taught at Saint Francis University and Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. He was also in Mexico City for 2 years and was a parish pastor in Virginia for 10. This is his 9th year total at Bishop Carroll. He believes the greatest quality of this school is the faculty, staff and students.

Ms. Janice Burley
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Pre-Calculus, Calculus AB and BC, and Accounting Teacher
“Just do math.” – Ms. Janice Burley
Ms. Burley attended Saint Francis University where she earned a BA in Mathematics and Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned a MS in Mathematics. Before her time at Bishop Carroll, she spent two years at Hollidaysburg Catholic. She has been at Bishop Carroll for 39 years. In her free time, she enjoys shopping and playing with her dog, Mini. She says that the students at BCCHS make her job enjoyable.

 

Ms. Carol Carlisle
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Biology, Anatomy, Medical Terminology and Personal Finance Teacher
Envirothon and Reading Competition Advisor
“Be the best you that you can be.” – Mr. Rogers
Ms. Carlisle earned a BS in Biology from Juniata College and a BS in Secondary Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She grew up in Ebensburg at spent her junior year of college abroad at Leeds University in England. She also taught in the state of Washington for 10 years. This is her 19th year at Bishop Carroll. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, gardening, and her chickens. She enjoys the family atmosphere at Bishop Carroll.

Mrs. Barbara Condor
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Religion and Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Liturgical Choir Director, Director of Campus Ministry
“We know all things work for the good for those who love God, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
Mrs. Condor attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned a BS in Consumer Science, and Loyola University of New Orleans where she attained her Masters of Pastoral Studies. Before coming to Bishop Carroll, she spent several years as a volunteer liturgical music teacher at All Saints, was a FLO volunteer teacher, and a stay at home mom. She has been here for 15 years. Her personal interests include gardening, hiking, kayaking, camping, sewing, and reading. She enjoys the family atmosphere at Bishop Carroll.

 

Mr. Dean Farabaugh
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Math and Physics Teacher
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
Mr. Farabaugh attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he earned a BS in Mathematics Education and a Physics Certification. He spent one year as a substitute teacher before coming to Bishop Carroll 5 years ago. He enjoys football, bowling, reading, and movies. He loves the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere at BCCHS.

Ms. Katelyn Fris
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English Teacher
Ms. Fris earned her BS in Secondary English Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Before coming to Bishop Carroll, she was a member of AmeriCorps and a day to day substitute teacher. This is her second year at BCCHS. In her free time, she enjoys baking and spending time with family and friends. She loves the warm and welcoming environment here on Husky Hill and says that the students are wonderful, polite, respectful, and eager to learn.

 

Mr. T. Edward Graffte
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Physics, Math and Computers Teacher
Pen Club Moderator
Mr. Graffte earned his BS in Math and Secondary Education from Saint Francis University, an Education degree from Northeastern University in Boston, and an M.Ed. from the University of Miami. Before coming to Bishop Carroll, he spent many years teaching Math and Computer classes at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. He has also taught online classes for Strayer University. He has been at Bishop Carroll for 14 years. His personal interests include tennis, skiing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, pen making, and watching the Boston Red Sox.

Mr. Jeremiah Grosser
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Word History and Boys Health and Phys Ed Teacher
Archery Club Advisor
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar
Mr. Grosser graduated from Millersville University with a BA in Sociology. He then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned his MS in Education. He is certified in Social Studies and Health and Physical Education. Before coming to Bishop Carroll, he spent time in service to our country with the US Navy. He has been teaching here for 5 years. His personal interests include archery, scuba diving, skeet shooting, and golf. He enjoys teaching the great students at Bishop Carroll.

 

Sr. Karen Gruseck, CCW
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Religion Teacher
Sister Karen earned her BS in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her ME from St. John’s in Collegeville. Before her current stint at Bishop Carroll, she was a faculty member here for 9 years from 1976-1985. She also taught at Bishop Guilfoyle, spent several years teaching adult religious and liturgical education for the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, was a pastoral minister at Prince of Peace Parish in Northern Cambria and Saint Francis of Assisi in Johnstown and was a campus minister at Lock Haven University. Sister has spent a total of 11 years here at Bishop Carroll. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar, paper crafting, singing and all kinds of music, cooking, baking, sewing, and the CCW Mission in Haiti. She says that the students here are great and the faculty is supportive and all around wonderful.

Ms. Michele Kirk
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Biology, Ecology and Zoology Teacher
PowerSchool/eBackpack Trainer/Coordinator, IT issue facilitator, SOAR Team Member
“Start each day with a grateful heart.” – unknown
Ms. Kirk earned her BS in Secondary Education and Biology/Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This is her 32nd year at Bishop Carroll. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and plans on seeing all 50 states. She is over halfway to her goal with her top three states being Alaska, Hawaii and Texas. She has also visited 15 countries, with her most exciting visit being Saint Petersburg, Russia. She enjoys working with great students at BCCHS.

 

Mrs. Christine Laverick
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Guidance Counselor
“Don’t look back. You are not going that way!” – unknown
Mrs. Laverick earned a BS in Home Economics from Shepherd University and an M.Ed. in Secondary Guidance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was a Home Ec teacher and guidance counselor before coming to Bishop Carroll 6 years ago. She is involved in many fundraisers at BCCHS. Her personal interests include weekend getaways and home improvement projects. She loves the school environment and the students, staff, and the chapel.

Mr. James Luksik
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World History, World Geography and Sociology Teacher
Mr. Luksik earned his BA from Clarion University and his M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to his time here at Bishop Carroll, he held various teaching positions throughout the city of Pittsburgh. He has been here for 14 years.

 

Mrs. Trisha McFadden
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Business Teacher / Saint Francis University Professor
Mrs. McFadden is a full time faculty member at Saint Francis University. Through the Professor in Residence Program, she comes to Bishop Carroll to teach Business in a Global Society. This course is worth college credits as well. She enjoys the kind students here at the school.

Mr. Daniel McMullen
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English and Psychology Teacher, Athletic Director
Gardening Club Advisor, JH Football and Track Coach
Mr. McMullen earned his BS in Social Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and also has his English certification. Before coming to Bishop Carroll 3 years ago, he spent time subbing in local schools. He also has several years coaching experience in football and track. He worked with AmeriCorps for a year, was a TSS for a year, and worked at the Sheetz Distribution Center for two year. Mr. McMullen enjoys spending time with his family, playing/listening to music, super competitive lawn games, camping, hunting/fishing. He says that BCCHS feels like home. We are all family!

 

Mr. Jonathan Nagy
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History and Politics Teacher
Admissions Director, Advisor for the National Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, and the Senior Class
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
Mr. Nagy is a 2001 graduate of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. He earned a BA in Secondary Education / Social Studies from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix. He has been at Bishop Carroll now for 13 years. Outside of Bishop Carroll, Mr. Nagy is also the music director at the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel in Loretto. He enjoys playing the piano and organ, cooking, photography, working in his yard, hiking, and Penn State football. His favorite part of Bishop Carroll is how kind everyone is to one another.

Mr. Raymond Seymour
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Spanish and Latin Teacher
Mr. Seymour graduated from BCCHS in 1963, attended Saint Francis University where he earned his BA in Spanish Education, and then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he earned his MA in Spanish. Before coming to Bishop Carroll, he taught for one year at Blacklick Valley. Over the years, he has taught ESL at FCI Loretto, Latin and Spanish at Saint Francis University, and Spanish at Saint Michael School. He has been at Bishop Carroll for over 45 years.

 

Ms. Rasha Shawarby
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ESL Teacher
“You can never cross the ocean unless you lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
Mrs. Shawarby earned her certificate of education from the University of London and her BA in English, American Literature and Linguistics from the University of Cairo. She taught in the Central Cambria School District before coming to Bishop Carroll, where she has been for the last 13 years. Her personal interests include traveling, reading, outdoor activities, and going on adventures with her son. She loves the family atmosphere at BCCHS and says that she could not have made it through this past year without it!

Mrs. Melanie Shiley
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Music and Band Teacher
Concert Band and Chorus Instructor
Mrs. Shiley has been at Bishop Carroll for 3 years. In her free time, she enjoys being around her family, reading, being outdoors, listening to music, and playing with her trombone.

 

Dr. Pete Skoner
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Statistics Teacher / Saint Francis University Professor/Associate Provost
Dr. Skoner earned his BS in Mining Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, his MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his M.Ed. from Saint Francis University, and his Ed.D from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Skoner comes to Bishop Carroll to teach a Statistics course, which is also worth college credit. He enjoys how bright the students of this school are.

Mrs. Melissa Vello
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English, Creative Writing, and Public Speaking Teacher
Before coming to Bishop Carroll, Mrs. Vello spent several years teaching in the Richland School District. This is her first year here on Husky Hill. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, writing articles on faith and family, reading anything that excites her, exploring the outdoors and going on “God Walks” with her children, and spends time contributing to children’s charities.

 

Mrs. Geri Beltowski
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International Program Director
Mrs. Beltowski is a graduate of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.

Mrs. Anita Harrington
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Secretary
Mrs. Harrington joined the staff at Bishop Carroll 5 years ago after spending time as the secretary at Saint Michael School. She is also involved in many fundraisers. She enjoys working with the other faculty and staff members here on Husky Hill and thinks that the students are wonderful.

 

Mrs. Sue Freidhof
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Secretary
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Theresa
Mrs. Freidhof is a graduate of Bishop Carroll. She also attended Admiral Peary Vo-Tech. In her years prior to coming to Husky Hill, she spent time as a florist, a stay at home mom, and worked as a program assistant at the Northern Cambria Senior Center. She has been here as a staff member for 3 years and works hard on fundraisers for the school. She enjoys spending time with her family. Her favorite aspect of Bishop Carroll is the environment. She says that the students are respectful and happy and the staff works well together towards the same goal: making BCCHS the best it can be in all aspects!

Mrs. Miranda Stasko
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Business Manager
“Find joy in the journey.” – Thomas Monson
Mrs. Stasko earned a BA in Business Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She worked in public accounting for 5 years before coming to Bishop Carroll this year. She helps plan a number of fundraisers for the school. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and doing craft projects. She likes the wonderful people she gets to work with at BCCHS and the flexibility of the job.

 

Mr. Marcus Queer
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Food Service Manager
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Professor Dumbledore
Mr. Queer studied Business Law and Management. Before his years at Bishop Carroll, he spent time in retail management and development. He has been at BCCHS for 8 years. His personal interests include martial arts, running, weight lifting, and computer networking. He favorite aspect of Bishop Carroll is the great group of students that attend this school.

Mrs. Kathy Oravec
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Alumni Office Manager
“Expect good things to happen!” – anonymous
Mrs. Oravec is a graduate of Bishop Carroll, and has worked in the alumni office for 14 years. She works on keeping records current, increasing contributions to BC, adding more names scholarships to help current students, and assists in class reunions. Her favorite thing about Bishop Carroll is that it provided a great education for her 5 children who are now successful in their own careers. She says her children have become great role models to their own children and leaders in their churches and communities.

 

Mrs. Annalisa McCann
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Alumni Office Assistant
Mrs. McCann has recently joined the staff as the assistant in the alumni office. She is also a graduate of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.

Mr. Robert Strittmatter
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Head of Maintenance

 

Mr. Ted Fulton
Maintenance

Mr. Charles Olexa
Maintenance

 

Mr. Thomas Stiles
Maintenance

Special Purpose Entities: An Innovative Expansion of the EITC Program

Special Purpose Entities: An Innovative Expansion of the EITC Program

Donate your tax Dollars to Bishop Carroll Catholic School!


What is a Special Purpose Entity?

A Special Purpose Entity is a new class of pass-through partnership that exists solely for the purpose of earning Educational Improvement (or Opportunity Scholarship) Tax Credits.


Who can join Special Purpose Entities (SPEs)?

Individuals and legal entities - not limited to partners or shareholders - can earn tax credits through SPEs.


Why are Special Purpose Entities of interest to small business owners?

SPEs are suitable for small business owners and individuals who do not want to bother with filing annual tax credit applications with the PA DCED or file additional tax forms with PA Revenue.


Can anyone join a Special Purpose Entity?

No. Employees of sole proprietorships and non-profit organizations are not eligible to join SPEs. However, if you file jointly ONLY one of you needs to draw income from a for-profit company.


How can I support Bishop Carroll Catholic High School by earning EITC tax credits through a Special Purpose Entity?

Interested individuals should review the membership joinder agreement of the Central Pennsylvania Special Purpose Entity, LLC, managed by Tyrone CPA Randy Tarpey.

The Central PA SPE is currently accepting pre-orders from individuals who meet its investment requirement s and can commit a minimum of $3,500 annually for two consecutive years.

Additional benefits may be gained if the individual is subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Membership in a special purpose entity becomes an investment with a return of a tax credit.

Randy and his team manage partnership agreements and member compliance tax documentation. Bishop Carroll Catholic High School receives member-designated contributions from Central PA Scholarship Foundation


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Memberships in Central Pennsylvania Special Purpose Entity, LLC are available only until it has been fully subscribed.  Please contact either of the following for details.

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814-571-0576
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227 Jefferson Avenue
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