Fifth Grade Teachers

Diana Vrabel

Hello, I am Mrs. Diana Vrabel and I graduated from YSU with a Bachelors Degree and also a Masters Degree in Curriculum. Additionally, I have completed graduate Elementary Science education classes at OSU and Science and ELA classes at Walsh and Ashland Universities.

I grew up in Weirton, WV the first of three daughters of Antoinette and Edward Filak. I moved to Youngstown after my marriage to Victor G. Vrabel and we were blessed with two beautiful and intelligent children, Kristine and Victor. Kristine is married to my wonderful son-in-law Hani and they have my fantastic granddaughter Karrena. My son Victor is married to his lovely wife Heather and they have my awesome grandson Matthew.

I also am the mother of two furbabies Buddy and Tessa and the grandmother of four furbabies Max, Maverick, Kane and Hayden.

diana vrabel, fifth grade teacher
​Mark Casey

I am the 5th grade Math and Science at Taft Elementary. I have been with YCSD for 3 years. I have 2 degrees from YSU; Education and Business. Before coming to YCSD, I worked for General Electric in the lighting division.
I have been married for 26 years and have 3 children. Twins that are 12 and a 16 year old. When I am not at school, I enjoy camping, fishing and coaching my kids sports teams.


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