Mrs. Katherine D. Freyvogel, President
Katherine Donahue Freyvogel is president of Oakland Catholic
High School. Mrs. Freyvogel graduated from Our Lady of Mercy
Academy in 1966 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in
Political Science, in 1970 from Chatham College. After
graduation, Katherine embarked on a career of volunteerism in
numerous non-profit organizations. Mrs. Freyvogel has served,
in many capacities, for over 30 years with the St. Lucy's Auxiliary
to the Blind. She has also been a member for more than two
decades of the 25 Club of Magee Women's Hospital, dedicated to
raising funds for neonatal research.
In 1988, because of her involvement in support of Catholic
education, Katherine was invited to serve as President of the board
of directors of Oakland Catholic High School, a new high school for
young women in the diocese. In 1997, Mrs. Freyvogel was named
president of Oakland Catholic High School and has led a major
capital campaign to renovate and expand the physical plant of the
school. This campaign is in keeping with the school's mission
to help each student reach her full potential spiritually,
academically, and personally. When renovations were
completed, the school was able to accommodate 525 students.
The growth and success of Oakland Catholic High School have been
led by Katherine Donahue Freyvogel from its beginning. The
school is perhaps one of the best examples of the dedication,
energy and leadership that have marked Mrs. Freyvogel's career of
Katherine is also currently serving as the Dame of Magisterial
Grace for the Sovereign Military Order of Malta Federal
Association. She previously served on the St. Vincent
Seminary Board of Regents, the National Advisory Council of the
National Association of Catholic Bishops, and the Epiphany
Association. In 2003, Mrs. Freyvogel was named a Dame of the
Papal Order of St. Gregory by then-Bishop of Pittsburgh, Donald W.
Katherine and her husband, Thomas J. Freyvogel, Jr., are the
parents of 7 children and grandparents of 14. The members of
their extensive families are now in their third generation of
philanthropic support to a broad range of missions and institutions
of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Maureen Marsteller, Principal
A native of McKeesport, Dr. Marsteller attended St.
Pius V School, McKeesport High School and Duquesne University.
where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music
Education. Dr. Marsteller's Master's Degree in Secondary
Education, and her Ph.D. in Educational Administration were
completed at the University of Pittsburgh.
Prior to her arrival at Oakland Catholic, Dr.
Marsteller was the Assistant Principal at St. Louise de Marillac in
Upper St. Clair, PA. She also taught music at St. Louise de
Marillac as well as St. Francis Academy and St. Anselm among other
While at Oakland Catholic High School, Dr. Marsteller was awarded
the prestigious Golden Apple Award for excellence in
A member of St. Valentine's Parish, she and her husband, Dan, live
in Bethel Park. They have three children: Douglas,
Jennifer (Oakland Catholic Class of 2004), and
Mrs. Sharyn Zalno, Assistant Principal
Sharyn Zalno has been the Assistant Principal of
Oakland Catholic School in August 2004.
Mrs. Zalno is a high school graduate of St. Xavier Academy, Latrobe
and earned a Bachelor's
Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Mercyhurst
College. She attended Penn
State University and earned a Master's Degree in Educational
Administration and Principal's
certification from Duquesne University.
Mrs. Zalno and her husband reside in Harrison City, where they are
members of St. Barbara's
Parish. They are the parents of two children, Michael (Heather) and