Administrative Assistant to the Pastor
Education: BA Elementary Education K-8 Ohio Wesleyan University
MA Educational Leadership Ashland University
Tonya is excited to be a member at St. Francis de Sales parish. Lifelong residents of Delaware county, she and her family moved their family to the area in 2016 after the relocation of her husband’s business to Licking County in 2013. Tonya and her husband Marc have five children ranging in age from 29 to 12 years old.
Tonya worked in the Olentangy Local School district for nearly 15 years in various capacities. Her career started in the classroom as a first-grade teacher. Her passion for literacy education moved her from the classroom to her work as a literacy coach. From there, she worked in administration and had the opportunity to open an elementary school in 2006. Following the adoption of their two youngest children, Tonya resigned from her full-time position to care for the needs of her family.
In 2014, Tonya worked as an educational consultant and worked with inner-city public elementary schools to develop planning for literacy, continuous improvement, safety and student behavior.
Tonya brings her passion for education and love of our Catholic faith to serve the needs of the parish by supporting existing ministries and the development of new initiatives. Tonya shares the vision of Fr. Dave and looks forward to meeting the many wonderful parishoners here at St. Francis.