Mr. Matt Sammartino, Principal
A member of the Ursuline Family since 2000, Mr. Matt Sammartino has held a variety of positions at UHS during his tenure. Matt began his career at Ursuline as a member of the Social Studies Department teaching Advanced Placement US Government and Politics, Advanced Placement American History, Economics, Psychology, and US Government. Mr. Sammartino became a member of the Ursuline Administration as the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs and was appointed Principal of Ursuline in July 2015. Mr. Sammartino has been highly active within the student community and has served as both Junior Class Advisor and Student Council Advisor. Mr. Sammartino instituted the Ursuline Student Ambassadors. Mr. Sammartino currently serves as the Co-Senior Class Advisor. Students continue to benefit from “Mr. Sam’s” passion for United States government and politics as he continues to teach AP US Government and Politics. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duquesne University in Education and his Master of Educational Administration from Youngstown State University. Mr. Sammartino is a member of Saint Charles Church.
Fr. Richard Murphy, ’72, President
A 1972 graduate of Ursuline High School, Father Richard Murphy has served the Diocese of Youngstown’s secondary educational institutions for decades. Father Murphy began his teaching career in 1982 at Cardinal Mooney High School in the Religious Education Department. He was then appointed Associate Principal for Pastoral Ministry at Ursuline High School in 1986. Not only serving as a member of the Administration, Father Murphy taught in the Religious Education Department at Ursuline for 22 years, on both the junior and senior levels. In 2008, Father Murphy was appointed President of the Warren John F. Kennedy Schools and returned to his alma mater once again in 2010. In 2010, Father Murphy assumed the position of Executive Advancement Director and in 2011 was appointed, first ever, President of Ursuline High School. As President, Father Murphy acts as the administration’s liaison to the school Board of Directors and acts as the Bishop’s agent to guarantee authentic Catholic culture and identity. A native of Youngstown’s Northside, Father Murphy earned his undergraduate degree in political science and English from American University, a Master of Theology Degree from the Athenacum of Ohio, and a Master of Religious Education Degree from Boston College. Father Murphy also serves as the Pastor of Saint Mary’s Church in Mineral Ridge.
Sr. Regina Rogers, O.S.U., Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction
A life-long Catholic educator, Sister Regina Rogers, O.S.U., has been serving the Ursuline Family since 1973. Sister began her teaching career at Ursuline in the Religious Education Department teaching a variety of courses, including Scripture, Womanhood, World Religions and Morality. In 1982 she was appointed the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction. In 2002, Sister Regina left Ursuline to serve her community, the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, as the General Superior. Upon the conclusion of her term as General Superior in 2009, she returned to Ursuline and once again assumed the position of Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction. Students benefit from Sister Regina’s long time teaching experience as she teaches the Christian Service class in the Religious Education Department. She also serves as the Chairperson for the Religious Education Department. Over the years, Sister Regina has been involved with student life serving as Sophomore Class Advisor, Track and Field Coach, and Cheerleading Advisor. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in education from Youngstown State University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master’s of Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America. Sister is a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish at Holy Name Church.
Ms. Maggie Matune, ’06, Assistant Principal for Student Affairs
A 2006 graduate of Ursuline High School, Miss Maggie Matune has served as the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs since July 2015. Miss Matune joined the Ursuline Faculty in 2010 as a member of the Social Studies Department. During her time in the classroom, she taught American History, American Government, American Law, Advanced Placement Psychology, and Advanced Placement US History. In addition to teaching, from 2013-2015, Miss Matune coordinated the school’s technology program. Miss Matune has been involved with many student activities, including Students of Stewardship and its mission trips to El Salvador and Nicaragua, Student Ambassadors and Co-Senior Class Advisor. In the past she has served as Sophomore Class and Irish Times Advisor. She continues to teach AP Psychology. Miss Matune earned Bachelor’s Degrees in history and education at John Carroll University, a Master’s of Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University, and a Master’s of School Administration from Youngstown State University. Miss Matune is a member of Saint Christine Church.