Gail Viele – Pre-K teacher (Teacher’s Page | Email)
St. Michael School teacher: 11 years
Previously: Taught 5 years in Grade 3
Colleges attended: Cazenovia – AA in Early Childhood Education; Nazareth – BA in Psychology, Minor in Elementary Education; Elmira – MA in Elementary Education.
I love teaching Pre-Kindergarten students here at St. Michael’s! It is a pleasure to watch them develop and grow into active learners every year.
Teaching philosophy: Play is so crucial for 4-year-olds social/emotional development and the program we offer here allows them the opportunity to express themselves in active play. Being able to teach them more about God and how to live the way He wants us to is a bonus! We follow these simple yet great rules: Be kind, help one another and love your neighbor as yourself.
JoAnne Coutlee – Kindergarten teacher (Teacher’s Page | Email)
St. Michael School teacher: 15 years
Previously: Physical Education teacher, Taught grades 3 & 5
Colleges attended: Springfield College – BS in Community Leadership and Development; Montana – BS in Education Pre-K, grade 6, and in PE Pre – K – HS; Keuka College – MA Childhood Education.
I traveled with my husband all over the world as he was in the Air force. I lived overseas in Turkey and Italy for two years at each place. I have two grown children and a wonderful husband named Jeff. We own a family business Coutlee & Sons Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. I teach Zumba ® Fitness three times weekly and am passionate about singing. I belong to the Seneca Soundwaves Chorus.
Anna Hurley – 1st grade teacher (Teacher’s Page | Email)
St. Michael School teacher: 16 years
Previously: 7 years in Preschool/Pre – K
Colleges attended: Mercyhurst College BA Special Education; Nazareth College Masters in Early Childhood Education.
I worked in Rochester for 10 years with adults with developmental disabilities and 7 years at Keuka Lake School in Penn Yan. I’m married to Kayo Hull with 2 adult step children and a 6 year old golden retriever.
Community involvement: Involved in Our Lady of the Lakes Parish as Eucharistic Minister bringing communion to folks at S&S hospital and nursing homes. Member of the OLOL Liturgy Commitee.
Eileen Wunder – 2nd grade teacher (Teacher’s Page | Email)
St. Michael School teacher: 7 years
Colleges attended: Graduate School: St. Fisher. Undergraduate: Towson University
I grew up in Rochester. Attended Catholic Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Played Division I basketball in college at Towson University in Maryland. I worked as an Athletic Trainer for 6 years. I’m married and have three daughters. I moved to Penn Yan in December of 2000. I am currently the Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Coach at Penn Yan Academy.
Kristin A. Burch – 3rd grade teacher (Teacher’s Page | Email)
St. Michael School teacher: 3 years
Colleges attended: SUNY Cortland – BA childhood education; SUNY Cortland in – Graduate degree in Math and Science education.
I have been a member of St. Michael’s Church since birth. I was an altar server as a child, became a Eucharistic Minister, played flute in the church choir, and was the Kindergarten religion education instructor from 2003-2005. Received the Hands of Christ award through of Diocese of Rochester in 2005.
Alumni of St. Michael’s School.
Community involvement: Active community member, working at Lakeside Country Club as waitress, bartender, and assistant manager since 2005. Volunteer at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital since 1996. Volunteered at Penn Yan Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps as a Certified First Responder from 2002-2009. I play in the Penn Yan Community Band from 2004-present.
Keith Prather – 4th & 5th grades (Teacher’s Page | Email)
St. Michael School teacher: 9 years
Elementary Teacher for 20 years
Colleges attended: BA Elementary Education – Marietta College, OH; Masters of Education – Cal State – San Bernardino, CA.
Married to Sally. Has three children. Resident of Penn Yan since 1998.
He enjoys golf, running, reading, word/math puzzles, outdoors, sports, spending time with family and friends
Community involvement: President Penn Yan Youth Baseball and Softball; Board Member Penn Yan Jr. Mustangs Football; Head coach numerous youth sports teams; Bus Driver – Sunday mornings church route; Member Moose Club; Community Activist: Christmas for the Needy; CROP walk leader St. Michael School; YCRR supporter.
Principal: Tom Flood
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Erika Holland
Pre-School Teacher: Mrs. Cathy Matulewicz (Teacher’s Page)
Teacher Aides: Mrs. Lisa Cramer
Activity Center Director: Ms. Kandi Koek
Maintenance: Mrs. Bonnie Basler
Music: Teacher’s Page
Band: Mr. John Pratt (Teacher’s Page)
Library: Mrs. Elizabeth Castner
Spanish: Mr. Danny Brown (Teacher’s Page)
Art: Ms. Barbara McPhail (Teacher’s Page)