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"Faith Formation and Academic Excellence since 1955"

Staff

The Faculty and Staff of St. Catherine Labouré Catholic School is committed to partnering with the parents of our students to provide an education that supports the whole child dedicated to building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.We recognize the unique strengths, gifts, and needs of each child and work to build in them a desire to become lifelong learners. We work hard to model these values through participation in daily prayer, weekly Mass attendance, and ongoing professional development throughout our academic disciplines and study of the Catholic Faith.


Administration

Principal

Mrs. Laurie Jost: B.S. Elementary Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.A.T. Education, Webster University. “I love working in a Catholic school because it allows me the freedom to express and live my faith each day.”

Assistant Principal

Mr. Chris Masterson: B.A. History, Christian Brothers University; M.A. Educational Administration, Saint Louis University. “I am an educator in Catholic schools because I am Catholic and strongly believe in the mission of the Church to bring God to our children through our schools.”

School Secretary

Mrs. Suzie Koch: Jefferson County Community College. “I feel fortunate to work in a Catholic school. To come to work and be allowed to celebrate my faith with students and co-workers is a true joy. I can say, without any doubt, I don't want to be anywhere else!”


Faculty and Staff

Kindergarten

Mrs. Anne Schaller: B.S. Early Childhood/Elementary Education, University of Missouri Columbia. “Teaching in a Catholic school allows me to live out my faith while helping children grow academically and spiritually, both of which are very important to me. I also truly appreciate the close-knit community of a Catholic school where the parents are very supportive and deeply involved in the education of their children.”

Mrs. Shelley Weiskopf: B.A. Business Administration, Stephens College; Elementary Education Certification, Ottawa University. “I am an educator in a Catholic school because I love sharing my faith with my students. I love being able to pray with them, go to church with them, and teach them the joy of having God in their lives.”

Kindergarten Full-Time Aides

Mrs. Judy Curran: B.A., LaSalle University. “I am a Catholic school educator because Jesus said, ‘Let the children come unto Me.’ What better way to execute this than to teach the Word of God at a young age.”

Mrs. Pat Koke: B.A. Education, Fontbonne University. “It is my belief that our Catholic Faith is a big part of my life. It is a way of life. I have attended Catholic schools for all my education. I never considered teaching anywhere else.”


First Grade

Mrs. Linda Null: B.S. Elementary Education, Missouri State University. “I love working at St. Catherine Labouré because I get to teach about God and the traditions of the Catholic faith. I enjoy the excitement of the first graders as we talk about God and how much he loves them.”

Ms. Elizabeth Schuler: B.S. Elementary Education, Missouri State University. “My family and I are all products of Catholic education. I have experienced firsthand the value of a Catholic education. Catholic schools educate the whole person, as well as strengthening a child’s relationship with God.”

Full-Time Aide

Mrs. Elizabeth Stevison: “It is important to me to be in a Catholic school because I enjoy bringing the children closer to God, and I love to show them that God loves them unconditionally.”


Second Grade

Mrs. Erin Kaminski: B.A. Elementary Education, Webster University. “I am a Catholic school educator because my prayer life is very important to me, and I am able to share that with my students and coworkers. Teaching second grade in a Catholic school is especially exciting because I get to share my student’s sacramental preparations and experiences with them.”

Mrs. Michelle Sullivan: B.A. Elementary Education, Saint Louis University. “As a second grade teacher in a Catholic school, I get to teach my class about First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. We work and grow together all school year to prepare for these important sacraments. I love the enthusiasm and excitement in my students, year after year! This is the reason I love to teach in Catholic schools.

Full-Time Aide

Mrs. Ellen Meehan: B.S. Elementary Education, University of Missouri St. Louis. “I am a Catholic school educator because my Catholic faith is at the center of every choice I make. It has guided me through some difficult life experiences and for that I am ever grateful. In my mind, there is nothing better than going to work and beginning the day by praying with coworkers.


Third Grade

Mrs. Morgan Schwarz: B.S. Elementary Education, Butler University. “I am an educator in a Catholic school because I am a product of Catholic schools and have been able to reap its benefits. I have experienced firsthand the value and importance of intertwining faith and academics. I enjoy leading my students on their journey through life, both spiritually and academically.”

Mrs. Terri Williams: Bachelor of Speech Communications, Elementary Certification-Grades 1-6, University of Missouri St. Louis. “I teach in a Catholic school because I love the environment. I love being able to acknowledge God's presence among us and to refer to the teachings of Jesus, not just in Religion class but in all subjects.”

Full-Time Aide

Mrs. Laura Gonsalves: “I'm an educator in a Catholic school because not only is the Catholic faith taught, but following the example of Jesus underlies how we interact with each other. Being Catholic means I get to participate in the Mass and the Eucharist; being at a Catholic school means my Catholic faith is not only recognized, but part of our mission.”


Fourth Grade

Mrs. Karen Matthews: B.S. Education, University of Missouri Columbia. “Teaching in a Catholic school is a choice that I am proud of making. Partnering with parents in the formation of their child’s faith is a privilege and responsibility that I take seriously. Watching students grow in their faith is always rewarding. I am blessed to work in a faith-filled community.”

Mrs. Emily Murphy: B.S. in Early Childhood/Special Education, Fontbonne University. “I am a Catholic school educator because it allows me to be a servant of God in an environment where I teach about God and faith every day. I am blessed to be in this ministry because I reinforce my own faith while teaching Religion to children.”


Fifth Grade

Mrs. Michele Gerth: B.A. Elementary Education, University of Missouri St. Louis. “As a teacher in a Catholic school, I like that we are able to spread the Good News through our teaching and actions of trust, faith, understanding, and compassion.”

Mrs. Nancy Theobald: B.S. Elementary Education, University of Missouri St. Louis. “I chose to be an educator in a Catholic school because I wanted to be part of a close-knit community where the students and teachers truly care about one another. Teaching in a Catholic school allows me to not only teach the core subjects to my students, but to also help them learn more about their own lives and their relationships with God.”


Sixth Grade

Mrs. Jenna Klein: 6/7/8 Math, 6/8 Religion; B.S. Business Administration, Christian Brothers University; MAT Education, Christian Brothers University. “I am an educator in a Catholic school because of the opportunity to develop the whole child. I believe students need more than just an academic education, and being an educator in a Catholic school allows me to guide students in their spiritual, emotional, and social development.”

Mrs. Christina Wheeler: 6/7/8 Math, 6 Religion; B.S. English Education and Minor in Mathmatics, University of Missouri St. Louis; MAT Education, Webster University. "I am excited to be teaching in a Catholic school because it is awesome to openly talk about Jesus, read the Bible, pray, attend Mass, and share my faith with my students. It is wonderful to be able to share my love for Jesus and the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church." 


Seventh Grade

Mrs. Cheri Dunn: 6/7 Literature and Writing, 7 Religion; B.A. English, University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A. Secondary Teaching and Inquiry, Maryville University. “I teach in a Catholic school because I can embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ and share the Gospel with my students.”

Mrs. Anna Millar: 7/8 Literature and Writing, 7 Religion; B.A. Elementary Education, Maryville University. “I love to have the opportunity to incorporate my faith values into the classroom every day. I also like to begin each day with prayer with my colleagues.


Eighth Grade

Mr. Scott Oelzen: 6/7/8 Social Studies: B.A. History, University of Missouri St. Louis. “I like the flexibility and freedom, in a Catholic school, to teach creatively, and to the strengths and needs of my students. I am able to not only model but also express my faith with my students and co-workers.”

Ms. Susan Zorescu: 6/7/8 Science: B.S. Elementary Education, Missouri State University. “I have chosen to teach in a Catholic school because I enjoy being in a faith-filled community of people.”


Art

Mrs. Linda-Jo Hauf: B.A. Art Education, McKendree College. “I am a Catholic educator because I enjoy the family atmosphere and supportive community. I believe teaching in this environment is a constant reminder of our faith and virtues, which strengthens character and supports positive morals, values, and daily choices.”


Music

Ms. Stephanie Jansen: B.M. Music Education and Therapy, DePaul University; M.A. Education, University of Missouri St. Louis. “I consider myself lucky to have experienced Catholic education as a student for 16 years. I think Catholic education has much to offer young people. Not only do they receive a good academic background but also a Christian identity. I can’t imagine working in an environment where I could not share my Christian beliefs.”


P.E.

Mrs. Angie Stockel: B.S. Psychology, Fontbonne University; B.A. Physical Education, University of Missouri St. Louis. “I am a Catholic educator because teaching at a Catholic school is where I want to be. I enjoy attending Mass with my students and watching them develop their faith. I pray for my students, and I know they pray for me.”


Spanish

Mrs. Michelle Patke: B.A. Spanish, Saint Louis University; Post Degree Certificate teaching Spanish (K-12) and also Post Degree Certificate in Elementary Education (1-6), University of Missouri St. Louis. “I teach at a Catholic school so that I am able to help with the faith formation of the students. I want to be able to witness and model my faith for them. As the song says, I want to let my light shine...not have to hide it under a bushel when I am in the classroom.”


Technology

Mrs. Ruth Lodewyck: Technology Coordinator: B.A. Math, University of Missouri St. Louis. “My husband and I grew up attending Catholic schools and we knew that we wanted our children to have the same experience. I began volunteering and substitute teaching at St. Catherine, and when the opportunity to teach math and technology was presented, I knew SCL was the right fit. It is very rewarding helping the teachers and students find new and exciting ways to use technology in the classroom.”

Mrs. Emily Fitzgerald: Technology Instructor: B.A. Elementary Education, Rockhurst University; Master of Educational Technology, Webster University. “I enjoy teaching in a Catholic school because of the faith-filled environment. It is nice to be able to pray and attend Mass together. From our curriculum to recess, we are able to connect everything back to what we believe and our mission.”


Resource

Mrs. Mary Powers: B.S. Special Education, University of Missouri St. Louis; B.S. Mass Communications, Southeast Missouri State University. “I made a decision to work in a Catholic school because I felt it was important to be able to express my faith to my students. I like being able to participate in Mass through prayer, song, and the Eucharist.”

Ms. Debbie Repp: B.A. Communications, Saint Louis University; M.Ed. University of Missouri St. Louis. “I wanted to be a Catholic school teacher because I see faith as inseparable from authentic human happiness. In other words, teaching mathematics or language arts without being able to teach about God's call to holiness for each and every student, would be giving the student only ‘partial knowledge.’ Having a knowledge of math without knowing our loving God, will leave a person somehow incomplete.”

Mrs. Leslie Vangel: B.A. Communications, Webster University; M.Ed. Special Education, University of Missouri St. Louis. “I am Catholic school educator because I feel that this is God's calling for me. Living a Christian life should be the motivation behind all of the choices we make. I try to share that belief with my students every day. A large part of my job satisfaction comes from helping to mold students into people who are learning to be the best servants of God, evangelizers, and lifelong learners they can be.”


Therapist

Mrs. Laura Fonseca: MSW, LCSW in Partnership with Catholic Family Services: B.A. Psychology and a minor in Social Work, University of Missouri Columbia; Master of Social Work (MSW), Saint Louis University; Completed St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute’s Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Child Adolescent Psychotherapy Programs. “I was fortunate to attend a Catholic grade school and high school, and it set the foundation for what I do today. With guidance from our Catholic education, we can learn to be best version of ourselves and find our path in serving others.”


Nurse

Mrs. Nancy Cahalin: RN: BSN, Graceland University. “My children, along with my husband and I have each had the privilege of attending Catholic elementary school, high school, and college. I can say without a doubt that Catholic Education has made the biggest impact on our lives.”