School Staff

Mrs. Angela Jones

Mrs. Angela Jones

Principal

Mrs. Angela Jones joined St. Mary’s staff in 2015 as the 5th and 6th grade teacher.  She brings with her a Master’s degree in Education, specifically special education, from the University of Illinois. She lives in Menominee with her husband and five children. Mrs. Jones is committed to providing a strong Catholic education to all who attend. It is the goal of St. Mary School that all students achieve their highest potential, both academically and socially.

Dean Smith

Dean Smith

Reverend

Reverend Dean Smith joined St. Mary’s Parish in East Dubuque and Nativity BVM Parish in Menominee on July 1, 2013.  Father Smith was ordained in 1999.  He brings with him many years of experience and a passion for the Church and School.

Mrs. Annie Kass

Mrs. Annie Kass

Secretary

Mrs. Annie Kass joined the St. Mary’s School staff in the 2012 school year as the school secretary.  Annie has a degree in Business Administration from Loras college.

Ms. Jessie Hoffmann

Ms. Jessie Hoffmann

PreK / Kindergarten

Jessie Hoffmann is new to the St. Mary School Staff this 2017-2018 school year. She is from Farley, IA and she loves spending time with her family, especially her two nephews and niece. She also loves to watch sports. She is a part of the St. Elizabeth Pastorate in Farley. She graduated from Loras College with a major in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education.

Mrs. Joayne Sullivan

Mrs. Joayne Sullivan

Pre-School Teacher's Aid

Mrs. Joayne Sullivan joined St. Mary’s staff in August 2015 as the pre-school teacher’s aide. She and her husband, Mike have been members of St. Mary’s parish for many years and she brings many years of experience.

Mrs. Amy Spain

Mrs. Amy Spain

1st and 2nd Grade

Mrs. Amy Spain joined St. Mary’s in 2009.  Amy attended St. Mary’s as a student, and now teaches 1st and 2nd grades here. Mrs. Spain graduated from Loras college in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Spain recently earned her Masters in Elementary Education.  Amy and her family are members of St. Mary’s parish are and active in the community.

Mrs. Jenny McDermott

Mrs. Jenny McDermott

3rd and 4th Grade, Computer

Mrs. Jenny McDermott joined St. Mary’s staff in the fall of 2010.  She came to us with 16 years of teaching experience from Nativity BVM Catholic School in Menominee.  She recently earned her Master’s of Education from Clarke College in Dubuque.  In addition to teaching third and fourth grades, Jenny is responsible for the technology program at St. Mary’s.  Jenny has three children of her own that attend St. Mary’s, and she and her husband run a farm in Menominee as well.

Ms. Kelli Koppes

Ms. Kelli Koppes

5th and 6th Grade

Kelli Koppes is new to the St. Mary School Staff this 2017-2018 school year. She is from Dubuque, IA and loves to spend time with her family and playing sports. She attended St. Columbkille Elementary School, Mazzuchelli Middle School, and Wahlert High School. She is a recent graduate from Loras College with a major in Elementary Education and has an endorsement in Reading. She brings with her a love for learning, new ideas, and a strong faith base to the school community.

Ms. Taylor Fortmann

7th and 8th Grade

Mrs. Mary Kay Donar

Mrs. Mary Kay Donar

Music

Mrs. Mary Kay Donar will head the music program at St. Mary’s again this school year.  St. Mary’s School offers general music education to its students on a weekly basis.  The students then prepare and perform a Christmas Program and a Spring Musical annually.

Mrs. Gina Lange

Art

Mrs. Elaine McNeil

Mrs. Elaine McNeil

Library

Mrs. Elaine McNeil organizes the Library program at St. Mary’s School.  She has been doing so for many years.  The students are offered weekly Library class.

Thanks to the many volunteers that assist with the program.

Mrs. Doris LaPage

Mrs. Doris LaPage

Lunch Staff

Mrs. Doris LaPage has been providing hot lunch services to the students of St. Mary’s for many years.   She is adored by the students and provides delicious and nutritious meals to all who enter St. Mary’s School!  She sent her children through St. Mary’s School.

Mr. Tom Burdt

Mr. Tom Burdt

Maintenance

Mr. Tom Burdt will provide maintenance and custodial services.

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701 IL-35
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61025