Mrs. Bianca Smith
Mrs. Bianca Smith is a graduate of Notre Dame College where she earned her degree in Studio Art. She enjoys working with charcoal, paint, and found objects. Previously, Mrs. Smith worked in Montessori schools. She is excited to share her passion for art with the St. Christopher students and is looking forward to the annual art show.
Outside of school, Mrs. Smith has always had an interest in cheerleading. She was previously a cheerleader at Notre Dame College and now is the head cheerleading coach at Westlake High School. In her spare time, she enjoys graphic design, spending time with her dog, Piper, and discovering everything Cleveland has to offer.
Mrs. Rebecca Olp
Mrs. Olp grew up in Broadview Heights and now resides in Willowick with her husband, 1 year old daughter, and many cats. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2013, where she studied harp and received her Bachelor of Music Education degree. She comes to us from Westside Community School of the Arts in Cleveland, where she taught K-8 music, band, and orchestra for 8 years.
Music has always been a very special part of Mrs. Olp’s life. She has been playing the harp for over 25 years and knew she wanted to be a music teacher from a young age. She looks forward to working with the students of St. Christopher School and being able to share her love of music and her Catholic faith with them.
Mrs. Molly Fuerst
Mrs. Fuerst came to St. Christopher with 15 years of teaching experience in middle school math and science and computer/ technology at St. Patrick WP and West Park Catholic Academy. She loves teaching, especially computers. She teaches K-8 students each week. She coordinates all the technology and can often be found trouble shooting in the classrooms. Chromebooks, iPads, internet, and computers are her passion.
No stranger to St. Christopher, Mrs. Fuerst (nee Fiske) grew up in Rocky River and attended St. Christopher School from kindergarten through fifth grade. She and her husband, Ray, were married at St. Christopher in 1994. Together with their children they reside in North Olmsted and are members of St. Brendan Church. Mrs. Fuerst graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree (K-8). She is very active in her family and community.
Mrs. Meredith Kempton
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Mrs. Kempton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Boston College. She began teaching in Catholic schools in 1993 and taught Kindergarten and Third Grade for eight years before staying home for several years to raise her three children. Mrs. Kempton resumed her teaching career as a substitute teacher at several local Catholic schools before becoming the Physical Education teacher at St. Christopher. She enjoys teaching Physical Education because she gets to interact with all of the grade levels.
Mrs. Kempton and her husband, Dave, live in Rocky River with their three children Sam, Matthew and Jennifer, who are all recent and soon to be graduates of St. Chris. She is a Cleveland sports fan who enjoys traveling, running and reading but most importantly spending time with her family.
Mr. Kevin Bell
Mr. Kevin Bell received his Bachelor of Music degree from Youngstown State University. He is very excited to be teaching band at St. Christopher School. Mr. Bell currently teaches band at St. Francis of Assisi – Gates Mills, St. Mary of the Assumption – Mentor, St. Helen – Newbury, and St. Thomas More – Brooklyn, too.
Mr. Bell grew up in Leetonia, Ohio and currently lives in Huntsburg, Ohio. He has a wonderful daughter, Samantha and enjoys spending time with his two beautiful grandchildren, Mykaela and Tre.
Mrs. Judy Zell
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Mrs. Zell has worked in Catholic education for over 17 years and is a graduate of The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She has worked as the school librarian at St. Angela Merici and St. Christopher Schools, and has found it rewarding to watch the children get excited about books. N0w she enjoys meeting and helping our families.
Mrs. Zell is an alumni of St. Christopher School and was married to her husband Mark at St. Christopher Church. She has two grown boys and relishes time spent with her family and friends. She enjoys lengthy bike rides in the Metroparks and is passionate about reading, home decorating and meeting new people.