John Vining » Faculty and Staff

Our dedicated, hard-working team of faculty and staff makes St. Vincent de Paul School and Preschool what it is today. The faculty has over 200 years of combined teaching experience. Seventy-five percent of our graduates continue to play high school sports and eight out of ten of our graduates attend college. We have been honored as a “Buckeye Best School” award and grant recipient since 2003, we are listed in the Global Directory of Who’s Who, and we are accredited by the state of Ohio through the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.

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Music, Science, Religion Teacher

Mr. Vining was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University and his Masters degree in education from the Mt. Vernon Nazarene College. He has been teaching at St. Vincent for five years and has taught for ten years at various Ohio schools through the Ohio Arts Council. Mr. Vining spent ten years as a singer and actor in professional opera and off-broadway productions. He appeared on CBS and BBC television and released three CDs on the Pearl Spring Label. Mr. Vining’s favorite school activities are the Christmas play, the school musical, the talent show, weekly school masses and many other activities. Mr. Vining is also a national ski patrol officer at Snow Trails ski resort in Mansfield, Ohio and is an advisor to the Ski Club. He says, “I like teaching where my own children go to school, and I enjoy seeing how I can make a difference in the lives of the young people.”

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