About Us


At a Glance

  • 19 elementary schools, 6 high schools
  • 5,175 elementary & secondary students
  • Over 500 professional staff
  • 10% of students represent minorities
  • 16th largest WV school system in number of students
  • 5th largest WV school system in number of schools
  • 12 counties are served by WV Catholic schools
  • 2017-2018 Directory of Catholic Schools


Office Staff

Mr. Richard M. Barnabei
Acting Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Ms. Jennifer Hornyak
Associate Superintendent of Technology & Accreditation
304-233-0880, ext.208

Ms. April Bailey
Director of Religious Education & Special Programs
304-233-0880, ext. 317

Mrs. Theresa DiPiero
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
304-233-0880, ext 359

Ms. Cathy Palmer
Secretary to the Superintendent
304-233-0880, ext. 316

Mrs. Julie Link 
304-233-0880, ext. 358

Mrs. Donna Clark
Secretary, Special Projects
304-233-0880, ext. 315

Board Members

Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, Wheeling
Mr. Richard M. Barnabei, Weirton

Central Region Members:
Mr. Barry P. Beck, Martinsburg
Mrs. Lisa Kukura, Morgantown
Mrs. Maria Lorensen, Martinsburg
Mr. Marcel C. Malfregeot, Jr., Clarksburg
Ms. Katherine L. Riley, Weston
Mrs. Joan K. Yeomans, Lowell, OH/Parkersburg area

Northern Region Members:
Mr. Brann Altmeyer, Wheeling
Mr. Anthony Pietranton, Weirton
Rev. Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., Wheeling

Southern Region Members
Very Rev. Dean G. Borgmeyer, Assc. V.F., Huntington
Mr. Richard Muth, Huntington
Mr. Mark Zachwieja, Charleston

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