Departments

Click on a department title below to view more information. For a list of courses, view our COURSE CATALOG.

Assistant Principal & Academic Dean
Christopher Kowalski
ckowalsk@cdeducation.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10614
Engineering & Technology

Did you know…
…we offer a hands on curriculum based on engineering and computer programming?
…students interested in the engineering and computer sciences will be able to supplement their high level sciences with new electives?
…technology available to students includes industry standard CADD programs, integrated development environments (IDE), and measurement tools?

How do we promote growth mindset?

  • Students will be given the opportunity to learn about a variety of engineering disciplines.
  • Students who already have knowledge of certain programming languages can be challenged by learning new languages.
  • The engineering instructor maintains contact with collegiate level engineering majors in order to stay current.

What sets us apart?

  • The curriculum is “hands on.” Theory is supplemented with actual 3D printing, robotics, circuits, and microprocessor programming.
  • The instructor has two engineering degrees and carries Professional Engineering (PE) licenses in two states.

Engineering & Technology Department Staff

Department Chair: Andrew Jahahn
Andrew.Jahahn@bishophartley.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10714
Bart Krieger
Engineering Teacher
Kevin Petrella
Staff Technology Coordinator
Michael Reese
Student Technology Coordinator
English

Department Chair: Juli Roberts

Did you know…
…we offer AP courses for both Juniors and Seniors?
…students can select from among English electives including Speech and Journalism?
…we off er an extracurricular creative writing club, The Edgar Alan Pros(e) Society?

How do we promote growth mindset?

  • The writing process naturally encompasses a growth mindset. Students are encouraged to revise or see anew their written work.
  • Literary discussions help us to see both growth and fixed mindsets in characters. We learn from the examples we see in others and discuss how a growth mindset could lead to a different outcome.

What sets us apart?

  • We off er a course entitled “Composition for College and Career” during the Junior year to ensure that our students are fully prepared for the writing tasks they will face in their future.
  • We have a defined research formula which enables students to develop and build upon their research skills through all four years.
  • We have faculty who bring their college-level teaching experiences to the classroom.

English Department Staff

Department Chair: Juli Roberts
Juli.Roberts@bishophartley.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10728
Melanie Batty
English Teacher
Megan Brown
English Teacher
Brad Burchfield
English Teacher
Rachel Dues
English Teacher
Dr. William Kinnison
English Teacher
Molly Maloof
English Teacher
Emma Miller
English Teacher
Jessica Ramey
English Teacher
Melissa Shinaberry
English Teacher
Tony Thivener
Title I English Teacher
Health Promotion & Sport Science

Did you know…
…in addition to the required course credits in Health and Physical Education, students have the unique opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of topics and explore elective courses in Nutrition and Wellness, Lifetime Fitness, and Strength-Conditioning and Performance Nutrition?
…students have the option to earn their Physical Education credit during the summer in June by engaging in a variety of activities that range from team/individual sports and games to hiking, canoeing, archery, outdoor adventure and recreation? This is a great chance for students to not only earn course credit, but also to interact with their peers and future classmates along with becoming more familiar with the Bishop Hartley campus and teachers. This also opens the door for students to take additional core or elective courses that may interest or benefit them.
…the current Vision Plan includes a multipurpose room and workout facility which we will utilize for physical education classes?

How do we promote growth mindset?

  • We challenge students to “want” to develop a personal improvement plan where they take ownership of their own lifestyle and to be an “advocate” for healthful and active lifestyles.
  • Students are not graded simply on “point accumulation” and their “skill set” but also the potential that each of them possesses regarding their ability to implement positive behaviors, changes and choices.

What sets us apart?

  • Offering several elective courses outside the traditional Health and Physical Education curriculum exposes students to subjects, topics, college majors, and possibly careers within those disciplines.
  • These elective courses truly allow for interested and curious students to learn the skills to develop and maintain healthy and active lifestyles that promote lifelong wellness.

Health Promotion & Sport Science Department Staff

Department Chair: Jeremiah Triplett
Jttriplett@bishophartley.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10733
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James Kirby
Health Promotion & Sport Science Teacher
Randy Kortokrax
Health Promotion & Sport Science Teacher
Leadership

The leadership curriculum, for which the students earn graduation credit, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for effective mentoring, intentional leadership, character development, and service to others.  Our House system provides a forum in which students both learn and apply their leadership skills.

House Director: Andrew Jahahn
Andrew.Jahahn@bishophartley.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10714
Liz Collette
Aquinas House Dean
Tera Chun
Rosary House Dean
Brad Burchfield
Sacred Heart House Dean
Molly Hartge
Springs House Dean

 

Jeremiah Triplett
Victory House Dean
Cara Rezabek
Wehrle House Dean
Mathematics

Did you know…
…students may earn up to 14 semester hours of college credit while taking AP Calculus, Calculus II, and Statistics through our College Credit Plus Program with Columbus State?
…students can develop real-world skills to prepare for their future while taking our Personal Finance elective? Students explore personal income management, including budgeting, investments, credit, income taxes, and retirement planning.

How do we promote growth mindset?

  • Every Algebra II student enrolls in an online course through Stanford University titled, “How to Learn Math.” This class gives students information they need to become powerful math learners and develop a growth mindset. It can correct many misconceptions they have about what math is, and it teaches them about their own potential to succeed and the strategies needed to approach math effectively.
  • Mistakes, problem solving, and critical thinking are tools our teachers use to provide opportunities for growth and development. The Math Department is committed to mastery learning and to assisting students with error analysis to properly understand why mistakes are made, so they can learn from them and improve in the future.

What sets us apart?

  • Bishop Hartley has a Math Lab which takes place every day during SEEK. Math Lab is staffed with a math teacher in addition to two upperclassmen who are prepared to handle any question a student may have in any math class offered throughout your four years of high school.
  • Every math teacher has an interactive Smartboard in their classroom to assist with instruction, class presentations, and exploratory learning.

Mathematics Department Staff

Department Chair: Julie Fix
Julie.Fix@bishophartley.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10706
Chris Blum
Math Teacher
Alissa Castillo
Math Teacher
Megan Giardina
Math Teacher
Chris Kowalski
Math Teacher
Theresa Moore
Math Teacher
Kevin Petrella
Math Teacher
Zoe Stuber
Title I Math Tutor
Megan Trinh
Math Teacher
Religion

Did you know…
…that prayer is a core part of our curriculum and students are asked to lead prayer for their peers?
…that the subject of Religion has an informational context but also a formational context at Bishop Hartley?
…that religious concepts are applied to real world situations?

How do we promote growth mindset?

  • We understand and teach that faith is something which grows throughout life and is constantly being refined.
  • We welcome students at all stages of the journey of faith and invite them to broaden and deepen this journey.
  • We actively practice our Catholic faith and encourage discipleship by example
  • We cherish the dignity of the human person by affirming that each student is made in the image and likeness of God.

What sets us apart?

  • In partnership with the House System, students have opportunities to pray and meditate with their Mentor
    Groups.
  • Class Masses, scheduled throughout the year, provide opportunities for students to plan and directly participate in the Mass.
  • We celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation through Religion Classes during the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent.
  • We off er class retreats which reflect the developmental stages of each level.
  • Students participate in Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration each month.
  • Interested students can be trained as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers, and readers.
  • We off er a Junior Year Christian Leadership Honors Class which focuses on the leadership modeled by our savior, Jesus Christ and first hand opportunities to lead prayer, plan liturgies, and the major service drives of the school.

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Department Chair: Erin Kohut
Erin.Kohut@bishophartley.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10716
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Tera Chun
Religion Teacher &
Campus Minister
Tim Grannan
Religion Teacher
Molly Hartge
Religion Teacher
Rick Kohut
Religion Teacher
Ashley Logsdon
Religion Teacher
Frank Sullivan
Religion Teacher
Science

Did you know…
…the Science Wing contains five modern, fully equipped science labs plus one lecture hall?
…2017 graduates are currently studying sciences such as Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering?
…recent grads received scholarships to study science at The Ohio State University, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, Denison University, Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University, and Purdue?

How do we promote growth mindset?

  • Science is a process in which the student learns through investigation, analysis, and communication.
  • Students regularly attend SEEK for tutoring or enrichment.
  • We use innovative technology and a multidisciplinary approach.
  • We embody academic rigor and real world applications.
  • Most Bishop Hartley students take 4 or more sciences.
  • We established an Engineering track in 2015 which includes a course in conjunction with the University of Texas.

What sets us apart?

  • We teach cutting edge science in light of an authentic Catholic teaching.
  • We believe the best way to learn science is to do science.
  • Our science courses are lab-based and feature hands-on investigations.

Science Department Staff

Department Chair: Nate Trimner
Nate.Trimner@bishophartley.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10732
Maria Barber
Science Teacher
Ann Hawk
Science Teacher
Katie Komjati
Science Teacher
Ashley Logsdon
Science Teacher
Evan Wagner
Science Teacher
Social Studies

Did you know…
…we off er AP United States American History and AP United States Government and Politics?
…students gain hands on experience in world issues through the Arab-Israeli Conflict Simulation during the Western Civilizations class and develop the skills to vote and act as faithful citizens in American Government?
…we off er extracurricular groups such as Model United Nations and World Cultures Club along with opportunities to study abroad?

How do we promote growth mindset?

  • Our Social Studies are more than the memorization of dates, events, and historic figures. Our social studies
    teachers build lessons to engage students to take an active role in shaping the future.
  • Research is an essential skill in the digital age. Students learn to develop research skills and not accept the easiest, most accessible sources. Each student is challenged to enhance research skills with practice and revision.
  • Historical and political discussions are essential to our young men and women to develop and express informed, respectful, and faith-based opinions. These discussions are ways students are exposed to a variety of viewpoints and express their ideas with clarity and precision while learning to act responsibly.

What sets us apart?

  • Students build a portfolio over the three years of Social Studies courses to monitor growth of their research skills.
  • The Social Studies and English Departments join in cross-curricular study during junior year of American History and American Literature.
  • Seniors create a capstone project, called CREED, at the end of their four years. The CREED project is run through English, Religion, and Social Studies classes. Through this project, students reflect on influences, values, and decisions they have made, and craft a vision for their future.

Social Studies Department Staff

Department Chair: Dominic Dinovo
Dominic.Dinovo@bishophartley.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10700
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Dwight Etgen
Social Studies Teacher
Shannon Howard
Social Studies Teacher
Andrew Jahahn
Social Studies Teacher
Elizabeth Rudy
Social Studies Teacher
Kim Vandermolen
Social Studies Teacher
Visual & Performing Arts Department

Did you know…
…we off er courses in all visual art practices (from basic training to advanced art making) encompassing Drawing, Design, Photography, Craft Design, Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics (20 courses total)?
…we off er 3 AP Art Courses that can count for college credit after graduation?
…our 3 spacious studio spaces are equipped new tools and materials for a variety of art making procedures?
…we off er courses in all areas of the performing arts: Drama I, Drama II, Theatre Design, Pep Band, Concert Band, Dance, Mixed Chorus, Concert Choir and Fine Arts (Music/Art Combo)?
…you can now receive a Varsity Letter in Drama by participating as cast or crew for our drama productions?
…the Vocal Music Department performs 4 concerts each year: Fall, Christmas, Lent and Spring?
…our dance class participates in the Christmas and Spring Concerts?
…the Concert Band performs 2 Concerts each year: Christmas and Spring?
…the Pep Band plays at all the home varsity football games and some CCL basketball games?
…we now off er a Feeder School Band Program to help strengthen the future of our instrumental music program?
…to culminate their learning, the Fine Arts class composes and performs their own unique STOMP production?

How do we promote growth mindset?

  • The art process naturally encourages a growth mindset. Art making is very individualized and, as students grow in skill, the teachers become facilitators and guides in the student motivated process of learning. From the beginning stages, students learn how to become self directed in their own art making processes.
  • We believe that all students can learn how to make great art, but that must be paired with a great work ethic and the ability to learn through trial and error.
  • “Sometimes failure is a pit stop on the road to success”.
  • The Performing Arts easily foster a growth mindset.
  • As performers, we believe that there is always room to grow and improve—we are never “done” learning.
  • In our classroom, we foster a positive learning environment that allows students to recognize that mistakes are part of the learning process.
  • We recognize that the journey which leads to the final performance is equally important as the performance itself.

What sets us apart?

  • Our students earn substantial art scholarships (often full scholarships) each year to attend universities and top notch art schools all over the country.
  • Our students who take the AP art test score higher than the national average.
  • Our teachers are practicing performers who share their own passion and dedication with their students.
  • We believe the performing arts help to shape our students into dedicated, confident and well-rounded
    individuals.
  • We put on 3 Drama Productions each year: 2 Plays and 1 Musical.
  • We perform all of our drama productions at The Columbus Performing Arts Center.
  • We include middle school students in our pep band and concert band, which allows our students the unique opportunity to act as leaders and share their knowledge and enthusiasm with younger musicians.
Department Chair: Jen Douglas
Jennifer.Douglas@bishophartley.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10703
Larry Gallick
Visual & Performing Arts Teacher
Rachel Verdi
Visual & Performing Arts Teacher
 
World Languages

Did you know…
…Hartley offers four years of Latin as well as four years of the modern languages, French, Italian, and Spanish; the fourth year is an AP course?
…each level of the modern language curriculum at Hartley covers the six overlapping themes of Advanced Placement courses, which put the language and its culture into meaningful contexts?
…students enrolled in any level of modern language classes become proficient in four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing?
…we offer Spanish V – Service Learning en Español.

How do we promote growth mindset?

  • As a student demonstrates increased proficiency in each of the four individual skills, previous grades that are below minimum proficiency (B-, 80) will be adjusted to the current proficiency level.
  • To become proficient in a second language, students must spend as much time as possible using the language; they must participate in class, keep up with daily work, and actively engage in every activity that requires speaking and writing in the language. In addition, students must demonstrate a commitment to gaining proficiency by investing energy and daily effort into these activities.

What sets us apart?

  • We emphasize the difference between PERFORMANCE and PROFICIENCY:
  • Performance objective: Student can place an order in a restaurant.
  • Proficiency objective: Student can place an order in a restaurant and engage in spontaneous conversation
    with the restaurant server about today’s current events.

World Languages Department Staff

Department Chair: Fulvia Fowler
Fulvia.Fowler@bishophartley.org
(614) 237-5421 ext 10705
Kailey Brochowski
World Language Teacher
Justin Green
World Language Teacher
Andrea Klein
World Language Teacher
Anna Mullins
World Language Teacher
Julia Schroyer
World Language Teacher
Kim Vandermolen
World Language Teacher