MEET OUR TEAM

Dan Mackin '04
Director of Admission

Dan is a graduate of the St. Edward High School Class of 2004.  While at St. Edward, he was involved in a variety of organizations and activities, including Student Council, Edwardian Players, Kairos and Wilderness Retreats, Rally Committee, Intramural Sports, and the Student Ambassador program.

 

Dan attended Ashland University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media Production and Sport Communication.  While at Ashland, Dan was involved as an Assistant Resident Director and Resident Assistant and was a four-year member of the Club Lacrosse team.  He then attended Cleveland State University for graduate school and completed his Master of Education in Sports Management in 2011.  While at Cleveland State, Dan worked for the College of Nursing as a Graduate Assistant for recruitment and academic advising.

 

Dan returned to St. Edward in the fall of 2012 in the role of Dean of Student Life & Leadership and, in that role, oversaw the Student Government programming as well as the student activities that take place throughout the St. Edward community.

 

In his free time, Dan enjoys walking with his wife, Erin, and golden retriever, Lucy.  Dan and Erin have worked and volunteered in different ways at Camp Christopher in Bath, OH since the age of 16 and continue to do so today.  Dan also enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, cooking, playing volleyball, and working outdoors.

 

Dan’s Favorites

Favorite plant: Hydrangea

Favorite restaurant: Barrio Lakewood

Favorite team: Any St. Ed’s team and the Cleveland Indians

 

My father, uncles, and older brother all attended St. Ed’s before me.  Growing up, I always knew that I would be an Eagle and I spent every moment that I could in grade school and middle school at St. Ed’s events, including football and basketball games, sports camps, and the summer enrichment camp, Skills & Thrills.  During my time as a student at St. Ed’s, I tried to be as involved as possible.  There was hardly a day when I was not returning home after dinner because I was so involved with after school activities.

 

The St. Ed's community has grown in many ways since my time as a student and it offers an incredible array of opportunities for its Edsmen and their families.  I look forward to the sharing with alumni, parents, and prospective families all the great things that are taking place at St. Ed’s!

 

 

Joe Kasl '99 
Associate Director of Admission

 

Joe is a graduate of the St. Edward Class of 1999.  While at St. Ed's, Joe was a National Merit Commended Student and a state champion in baseball.  He attended college at The University of the South (Sewanee, TN), where he majored in American Studies and participated in baseball and theatre.  In 2006, Joe earned a law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

 

Joe has been the Associate Director of Admission at St. Edward since the fall of 2010.  He also served as Head Baseball Coach for three seasons (2013-15) and taught Public Speaking for two years (2016-17, 2017-18).  In addition to his responsibilities in Admissions, Joe currently assists with the St. Edward IB Programme as the Associate IB Coordinator.  Joe is also pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Spalding University, with a concentration in playwriting. 

 

Joe's favorite hobbies include family time, baseball, and creative writing.  He has been married since 2005 and has two children.

 

Joe's Favorites

Favorite color: dark green

Favorite food: mashed potatoes

Favorite music: country

 

When I was in middle school, I wasn't considering St. Ed's at first, primarily because of the distance from my home.  My dad persuaded me to attend an Open House at St. Ed's, however, just to see what it had to offer.  The Open House made a huge difference in my high school selection.  The professionalism and the amount of preparation that went into the Open House at St. Ed's left a lasting impression on me.  After considering all of my options, I concluded that St. Ed's would do the best job of preparing me for college.

 

Twenty years later, I am back at my alma mater to help prospective students learn all that St. Ed's has to offer.  I am proud to say that the school is now stronger than ever, and it is a pleasure to give back to the school that has given so much to me.  I look forward to meeting with you and sharing my insights on the St. Ed's experience.

 

 

 

Maureen Ashdown
Admission Operations Manager

 

Maureen’s family has a long standing tradition at St. Ed’s with her father graduating in 1963, her brother and husband graduating in 1988, her eldest son in 2016, her brother-in-law graduating in 1983 and many uncles who are also St. Ed’s alumni.  Maureen graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1989. Maureen has been the Admission Operations Manager at St. Edward since the fall of 2010 and has a son who is currently a freshman.

 

Maureen’s favorite hobbies include spending time with family and friends and running.  She married her high school sweetheart in 1996 and has three children.  

 

Maureen's Favorites

Favorite Movie: Back to the Future

Favorite Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Favorite Singer/Songwriter: Billy Joel

 

I worked part time at Fairview Hospital for many years while my children were young and ended up staying home to watch children in my home for a few years.  I was looking for something full time when my youngest went to school all day and was very blessed to be hired in the Office of Admission at St. Ed’s.  The most important and influential men in my life are graduates of St. Edward High School and I am very proud to be a part of their tradition and witness firsthand the growth and maturity in my son.

 

It is a joy to come to work and speak with prospective families about the endless opportunities that St. Ed’s has to offer.  My experience and perspective comes from both an employee and, more importantly, a mom.  I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions that you may have about St. Ed’s and the admission process.

 

 

 

Morgan Osheka

Marketing Communications Manager 

Morgan joined the St. Ed's Admission Staff as Marketing Communications Coordinator in June 2017.  After graduating from John Carroll University in May 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and a minor in Leadership Development, she was excited and honored to start her professional career at St. Edward High School.  Morgan is originally from Pittsburgh, PA where she attended Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School. 

 

Morgan spends her free time with local friends and family and loves traveling to visit her other friends and family in Pittsburgh, Columbus, Chicago, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.  She also enjoys cooking, Pinteresting, watching The Office and exploring her new hometown of Cleveland, OH. 

 

Favorite Restaurants: Felice Urban Cafe & Barrio

Favorite Singers/Songwriters: John Mayer & Rob Thomas

Favorite Places in Cleveland: Playhouse Square, The Flats, Chagrin Falls and Edgewater Beach

 

I'm so thankful to be part of the St. Ed's Community.  Before moving to Cleveland to attend college, I never knew anything about St. Ed's.  After living in this city for six years, I quickly understood how important St. Edward High School is to its students, families, alums and the city overall. 

St. Edward High School sets the precedent for high school education and it is a pleasure to be a small part of this incredible community.  I truly enjoy coming to work every day to a place that fosters creativity, upholds strong core values and encourages life-long learning.  

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