Mrs. Nastal, KA
Mrs. Marilyn Nastal received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education form the University of Dayton and added kindergarten certification from Baldwin-Wallace College, computer certification from John Carroll University and developed a mental health program for middle school children with Loretto Heights College of Colorado. She continues to add graduate and professional classes from Ashland University, Illinois University, Tri-C, and Lorain County Community College.
Her educational career began in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, continued in the Archdiocese of Colorado and then in the Diocese of Cleveland. She took time off for her family of three children, now grown, and became a national consultant for a program called Success in Reading and Writing for Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade with Early Prevention of School Failure of Illinois. This employment gave her an opportunity to teach many school systems across the nation, set up State Conferences at Ohio State and glean many techniques and educational experiences to this day. In addition, she taught ESOL adult classes for six years.
Her teaching career at St. Peter School started in 1984. She set up half-day kindergarten sessions under Sr. John Paul, SND. The all day Kindergarten program began under Sr. Patricia, SND, and then expanded to two classrooms. Her life continues to be led by the Spirit with gratitude to God for all of these blessed years.
Our all-day kindergarten strives and maintain a healthy, well-rounded educational atmosphere based on the teachings of Jesus. Our curriculum combines play-learning situations with academic readiness to ensure physical, intellectual, emotional, and social maturation in a Christian atmosphere of caring and respect.
Our program is based on the Diocesan and State curriculum standards. Children receive instruction in religion, reading, mathematics, handwriting, communication skills, social studies, science, health, music, art, physical education, and computer. Our day-to-day experiences encourage the children to be responsible and independent learners.