Oakland Catholic High School

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Leadership

Administration

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 service.

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. Wuerl.

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 schools.

While at Oakland Catholic High School, Dr. Marsteller was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award for excellence in education.

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 David.

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 Michele.

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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.