Oakland Catholic High School

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Leadership

Administration

Mary Claire Kasunic, President

As President of Oakland Catholic High School, Mary Claire Kasunic brings an impressive array of credentials and a long history with our school.  Born and raised in Philadelphia, she graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in 1980.  From there, she pursued higher education at the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Bachelor of Arts in French with a concentration in translation and Spanish, and then, her Master degree in Education.  Active in Sacred Heart parish in Shadyside, Mary Claire has also served as a volunteer, working for numerous activities and organizations over the years.

In 1992, Mary Claire joined the staff at Oakland Catholic High School as a French teacher.  Since then, she has dedicated herself to advancing Catholic education in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, with special regard for the particular ministry of Catholic education for young women.  Over the years, Mary Claire has provided insight and innovation from her various perspectives as a member of the faculty, a parent, a graduate of all female Catholic education, and a visionary for the mission of Oakland Catholic High School.  She has served the school as the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, the Director of the Joan of Arc Society of Scholars, the Director of Admissions, Interim Principal, and moderator of many extracurricular activities.  Instrumental in developing Mission Forward, a 1:1 laptop initiative that will enhance the curriculum and transform education at Oakland Catholic High School, she is energized by the strength of the school's academic program, engaged with the school community, and excited to collaborate with all constituents in establishing a vision for the next twenty-five years.

Mary Claire and her husband, Jon Kasunic, currently reside in the city.  They have raised four children and are proud grandparents of five.  Mary Claire looks forward to continuing her efforts to promote Catholic education for young women via her work at Oakland Catholic High School. 

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Marisa Greco, Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs

Marisa Greco

As Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs, Marisa Greco brings with her over fifteen years of administrative and teaching experiences. Marisa, born to Italian immigrants, was raised in the Pittsburgh area and spent her entire academic career in Catholic schools. Graduating from Duquesne University in 1999 with her Bachelor of Science and in 2002 with her Master of Science degree, she continued her education at Point Park University where she earned her Principal Certification.  

Marisa's professional experiences include nine years of classroom instruction followed by experience in curriculum design, teacher supervision, and several years as a Technology Coordinator. Her experiences not only encompass several facets of education but also a variety of educational arenas: Catholic, Public and Charter Schools as well as Intermediate Units.

In her spare time, Marisa is a volunteer with the Western PA Humane Society. She and her husband, Anthony Greco, reside in Carnegie and are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.  Marisa is eager to enrich the strong, supportive, and collaborative culture among the faculty and staff, and to foster the growth of the Oakland Catholic culture and its faith tradition through her leadership of the students and staff. 

 

Sharyn Zalno, Assistant Principal of Student Affairs

Sharyn Zalno has been the Assistant Principal of Oakland Catholic School since 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 and grandparents of two.

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  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.