Teachers Invite Parents Into the Classroom

Less than a week after welcoming students to campus for the start of the 2012-13 school year, CJ formally opened its doors for parents to follow their child’s schedule at Meet the Teacher night August 28.

Thanks to everyone who made time to stop by and meet members of the faculty and staff. If you were unable to attend, or would like to discuss your child’s individual progress, please contact his or her teacher directly to schedule a time to meet.



Please help us extend a warm CJ welcome to the following new and returning faculty and staff members as you interact with each this school year.

Jacob Browning returns to teach German this school year. The Dayton native brings 10 years of teaching experience, and previously taught in CJ’s foreign language department from fall 2006 to spring 2010. He is currently pursuing an additional degree in engineering from the University of Dayton.

Away from school, Jacob serves on the board of the Kettering Sister City Committee and is a member of the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner. He describes himself as demanding and honest, and looks forward to growing the German language program back up at CJ.

Jessica Hanley joins the science department to teach biology and physical science. As a recent UD graduate and current enrollee in the school’s Lalanne Program, she is serving the students of CJ as part of her two-year post-graduate teaching commitment.

Originally from Columbus, Jessica attended Bishop Ready High School. She describes herself as motivated, outdoorsy, and energetic, and a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Michelle Mize also joins the foreign language department for the 2012-13 school year. The Kettering resident, and graduate of Carroll High School, will teach three periods of French at CJ while also serving as an adjunct professor at Wright State University. She brings three years of teaching experience at Lakota and National Trail high schools.

Michelle and her husband welcomed their first child to the family, a three-month-old boy Lex, this year. The couple enjoys spending time together outdoors, playing sports, and rooting for the Buckeyes football team. Michelle describes herself as energetic, hopeful and fun.

Fr. Matthew Robben joins the office of ministry and service and will serve as chaplain. A Cincinnati native, Fr. Matt completed his studies at Mount St. Mary's Seminary and was ordained by Archbishop Schnurr on May 19, 2012. He is currently working on his thesis for obtaining a master’s in Biblical Studies at the Mount.

Outside of school, Fr. Matt lives in residence and celebrates Mass on the weekends at St Peter Parish Huber Heights. He enjoy singing, sports (especially basketball, bowling, and golf), and has a passion for cooking and baking. He describes himself as compassionate, dedicated and competitive, and is excited to teach in the classroom as part of the CJ community.

And Mike Hoendorf '03, who in years past has assisted with facilities management and served as a substitute teacher, will also join Fr. Matt in ministry and service as an assistant director. As part of his new role, Mike will work closely with the Marianist LIFE club. He is currently studying to earn his master's degree in theology from Franciscan University.