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.
John ViningK-8th Music, 5th & 7th Grade Science, 4th Grade Religion Teacher
Mr. Vining has been teaching at St. Vincent School for over 20 years. Mr. Vining was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Grand Valley State University and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. At Cleveland State University, he studied European languages. He received his Master’s degree in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. As a trained opera singer, Mr. Vining spent 10 years singing in New York City, had guest artist appearances with Opera Memphis, Chicago Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and appeared on CBS television and on the BBC. With his wife, he has produced three recordings on the Pearlspring label. In his spare time, Mr. Vining spent 15 years as a national Ski Patrol member, is a licensed pilot, and has built his own experimental airplane.