Thomas Carone VM77
Mr. Thomas Carone is a 1977 graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. He attended The University of Akron, where he received his Bachelor Degree of Science in Accounting. Mr. Carone and his wife, Darla, have two daughters, Nicole VM02 and Heather VM06. Mr. Carone has more than 20 years experience in the business community before joining STVM as Chief Operating Officer. Read Mr. Carone's 2019-2020 School Year Greeting.
Mrs. Kimberlee Gorr is from western Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Norwin High School in North Huntingdon, PA. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a BS in Education, with a concentration in Mathematics. She graduated from St. Vincent College with a MS in Curriculum and Instruction and Principal Certification. She is married with four sons; Alex, Andy, Aidan and Aaron.
Amy Bisesi Barcelo VM06
Director of Admissions
Amy Bisesi Barcelo is a 2006 graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. During her time at STVM, Mrs. Barcelo participated in many academic clubs and extracurricular activities. She also served as Senior Class President. Mrs. Barcelo was the 2006 winner of the Knights of Columbus Womanhood Award and the Principal’s Leadership Award. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Mathematics Education from Miami University in 2010. Mrs. Barcelo taught junior high and high school math for 4 years before rejoining her Irish family at STVM.
Willie McGee is a 2003 graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. During his time at STVM, Mr. McGee was a class president and a member of the football and basketball teams. After high school, Mr. McGee continued his academic and athletic career at Fairmont State University where he received his undergraduate degree. He then moved on to complete his Master's Degree at The University of Akron. He has served as an assistant basketball coach at St. Vincent-St. Mary, as a graduate assistant at The University of Akron, and as an assistant coach at Chowan University in North Carolina. Mr. McGee returned home in 2015 to become STVM's Director of Athletics.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Richards is a native of Canton and a graduate of GlenOak High School and Kent State University and is both a CPA and a CMA (Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant). He previously worked for MACtac in Stow for thirty one years in Accounting and Information Systems. Joe enjoys playing the guitar and singing. He currently resides in North Canton and is married to Martha and has two children, Sarah and Stephen.
Dean of Students
Mr. McKrill is a native of Mentor and is a graduate of Lake Catholic High School and Notre Dame College. He has worked for seven years in Catholic education. Mr. McKrill started his career in education at St. Peter Chanel, teaching Theology, where he was also the Campus Minister. Once Chanel closed their doors, Mr. McKrill worked at Lake Catholic as the Assistant Director of Admissions, which lead him to two years at Notre Dame College working in Enrollment Management.
Dean of Academics
Mrs. Widders graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, Ohio. She received a B.A. degree from Walsh University and a M.A. degree from Malone University. She has taught in Catholic and public schools as a general education teacher and an intervention specialist. She is married with three daughters.
Christine Barrows Spinner
Mrs. Spinner was born in Lakewood, Ohio and grew up in Parma, Ohio where she attended Valley Forge High School. After graduation, she went on to Ashland College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio & Television Communications. Following a few years working in television news, she continued her education at Kent State University earning a Master of Arts in Teaching. Mrs. Spinner taught for seven years in the Parma City School District, three years for Akron Public Schools, and the past 14 years at St. Hilary School in Fairlawn. At St. Hilary’s she taught several subjects including Theology/Confirmation Preparation. Mrs. Spinner married her high school sweetheart, Stephen, in 1990. They live in Copley, Ohio and have three children: Bailey VM13, Griffin VM16, and Hope VM18.
Director of Communications
Mr. Boarman was born and raised in Copley, Ohio. He attended Copley High School and Kent State University. In 2007, Mr. Boarman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Social Studies Education with a minor in History from Kent State University. After graduating from college, Mr. Boarman was a long-term substitute teacher at Kent Roosevelt High School where he taught 10th grade American History and 11-12th grade Psychology. In 2019, he earned his Master's degree from the University of Akron. In addition to his role as the Director of Communications and a teacher in the Social Studies department, Mr. Boarman is also the Head Baseball Coach and a Irish Athletes for Christ advisor. Mr. Boarman is married to Emily Buehrle Boarman VM05. They live in Akron with their daughter Sadie and dog Ava.
Director of Health & Wellness
Mr. Burns is a 2012 graduate of Milan Edison High School. After high school, he attended Ashland University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and minored in Nutrition. He competed on the Eagles varsity wrestling team and was a NCAA qualifier. Mr. Burns continued his education at the University of Akron and received his Master's in Exercise Physiology in 2018. He is involved as a strength and conditioning coach for the Fighting Irish as a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Coach Dru Joyce was born in East Liverpool, Ohio and graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1973. He received his degree from Ohio University in 1978. Upon graduation, Coach Dru began a career as a Sales Representative for Hunt-Wesson Foods. After 25 years of dedicated service and varying degrees of responsibility he left corporate America to follow his dream of coaching. He was named Head Boys Basketball Coach in 2001 and has coached the Fighting Irish to five State Championships. Coach Dru has written a book entitled "Beyond Championships: A Playbook For Winning At Life," which documents the life principles he has used to help boys grow into men. Coach is married with four adult children and seven grandchildren. His has two children who are alumni: Dru VM03 and Cameron VM07.
Executive Board of Trustees
The mission of the Executive Board of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is to:
- Identify, develop and exectue a plan to address the needs of the school.
- Oversee the financial well-being of the school.
- Assist in establishing school policy and monitor its adherence.
- Hire and evaluate the job performance of the President and Principal.
- Be supportive of the administration, faculty and staff in the execution of their responsibilities.
- Support the financial initiatives of the school.
- Perpetuate the Board, orient and train new Board members and fill Board committee positions.
- Review and annually update the school's Strategic Plan to continually address the needs of the school and its students.
- Establish school policy and monitor its adherence.
- Be informed and responsive to situations within the school that may affect the name, reputation or integrity of the school.
- Monitor and maintain financial integrity of the school.
- Review, approve and monitor the school budget as prepared by the school administration.
- Promote innovation to improve the delivery of services to the operations of the school in its pursuit of educational, physical and spiritual excellence.
Letter from James M. Bowen - Chairman
It is with a grateful heart that I write this letter to all of you. Grateful for the opportunity to serve the school I love. Grateful to my board, administration and staff that work tirelessly each day on behalf of our students. And grateful for the Irish community which truly makes St. Vincent-St. Mary Hight School special. I can’t help but praise the LORD for his many blessings.
In the spring of 2017, I joined a small St. Vincent-St. Mary High School assembly in a visit with The Society of Mary (Marianist) in St. Louis. Now two full years into a sponsorship relationship, I’m unbelievably grateful. The Marianist interactions with our school at all levels has been nothing short of spectacular and it’s clear to me the best is yet to come as we fully embrace the core values of the Marianist mission.
“We are a discipleship of equals” is one of those core values. The discipleship of equals is the concept that everyone has a voice, everyone’s opinion is heard and respected. And I would add, everyone is needed. As your Board Chairman, I pledge governance which honors this tradition.
This fall we welcome Kimberly Gorr back to St. Vincent-St Mary High School as the school’s new Principal. I’m grateful for all those among our community and staff who accepted the opportunity and participated in this important decision. I believe “we” chose well, and I look forward to the fruits of our decision.
Looking forward, I invite you personally to a higher level of engagement with our school. Great things are done only by a series of small things brought together. Your Irish family needs you.
James M. Bowen
Executive Board Members
- James M. Bowen, Chairman
- Todd Bischof
- Fr. Norm Douglas
- Tony Fitzgerald
- Debbie Gorbach
- Bill Hunt
- Chris Marks
- Brendan O’Connor
- Kris Rosenfeld
- Billy Taylor
- Ralph E. Trecaso
- Jerry VanDevere
- Joseph R. Weber
- John C. Weisensell
- Thomas M. Carone, President
- Kimberlee Gorr, Principal
STVM High School Foundation
The St. Vincent-St. Mary High School Foundation has been a supporting organization of the high school and has been a major contributor since its inception in 2003. Through the Family and Memorial Scholarship program, many of our students receive thousands of dollars in scholarship money enabling them to attend STVM. The Foundation also supports continual capital improvements and property acquisitions as well as special projects that ehhance the STVM school learning environment and expand our campus.
- Deidre A. Hanlon, President
- William J. Costigan, Jr. V67, Vice-President
- Michael A. Piglia, Treasurer
- James E. Conlon VM13 (h), Secretary
- Cassandra Manna VM08