Ms. Rosann Doherty, Principal
2008 Recipient of the Cardinal Rigali Award
Ms. Doherty has been the principal of St. Cletus since 1997. She formerly served as an elementary school teacher for 11 years in the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the Lindbergh School District. Ms. Doherty is a native of St. Louis, and is the youngest of five children. She has a Masters Degree in Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood education. She enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, reading, golf, traveling, and walking her Bichons. Call Ms. Doherty if you would like a tour of the school: (636) 946-7756. (email)
Mrs. Kammye Gillette, Kindergarten
Mrs. Coleman has an M.A. in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching Kindergarten at St. Cletus since 1983, when the new campus opened. The goals for the students in her class include independence, responsibility, self-confidence, and a safe environment. The Kindergarten curriculum includes religion, reading, math, social studies, science, computer, library, art, music, and physical education. Special units of study include the moon and space, immigration, apples, pumpkins, weather, nutrition and the body, plants and butterflies.
Mrs. Terri Walker, 1st Grade
Mrs. Walker has taught in the Archdiocese of St. Louis since 2003. She has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from UMSL. Terri was a fifth grade teacher for two years at Holy Infant in Ballwin. At St. Cletus she taught kindergarten before becoming the first grade teacher. She enjoys traveling with her family and walking/running. Mrs. Walker enjoys finding ways to make learning fun and exciting for her students. Watching the children grow from the beginning of the school year to the end is truly a reward for her, and she loves every moment of it.
Ms. Jennifer Wilson, 2nd Grade
Ms. Wilson is a graduate of Lindenwood University, where she earned her BA and Masters Degrees in Education. She started teaching the public schools in 1996, and found her way to St. Cletus in 1999, which she considers her “home away from home.” Mrs. Wilson believes that St. Cletus has the best staff and students anywhere and that as soon as you enter the building, you will feel the family atmosphere. She says that her years here have been the best of her career!
Mrs. Laura Burkemper, 3rd Grade
Mrs. Burkemper received her undergraduate degree and Master’s Degree in Teaching from Lindenwood University, and has been teaching at St. Cletus since 2002. She enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and son, as well as visiting family at Table Rock Lake. Mrs. Burkemper uses a wide array of teaching techniques, including differentiated instruction, which allows her students to grow and learn at different rates and with different learning styles. Third grade students participate in various activities, including: delivering sweets to all the classrooms in honor of the feast of St. Lucy; constructing and erupting volcanoes; creating frog life cycle habitats; utilizing the science lab for every chapter in science; incubating and hatching baby chicks during the embryology unit; visiting Cahokia Mounds to learn about the history of the Mississippian Indians and climbing to the top of Monks Mound! The use of technology is very important to Mrs. Burkemper. She utilizes the SMART Board nearly every day in her classroom, which allows the children to experience interactive learning. She also offers a yearly summer Science camp in the newly renovated Science Lab.
Ms. Jill Likens, 4th Grade
Ms. Likens has been teaching since 1976, and teaching in Catholic schools since 1979. She has a BS degree in elementary education (K-8) with social studies (7-9) from Lindenwood University. She is a published writer and loves projects and activities that get the students excited about learning. She also loves Math! Her door is never closed to anyone. She believes that communication and parent involvement are the two most important ingredients for a child's success in school.
Ms. Jennifer Hammett, 5th Grade
Ms. Hammett received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University in 2002. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Ms. Hammett began her teaching career after graduation in 2002. Training and riding horses is Ms. Hammett's hobby of choice. She owns two horses and competes in various horse shows throughout the year. She also enjoys training and running in agility competitions with her two dogs.
Mrs. Marianne Prather, 6th Grade
Mrs. Prather received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from UMSL, and began working as a sales representative for a national relocation company. She was married and had two daughters. After having her children, she realized that her calling in life was to become a teacher. She received her teaching certification from Lindenwood University while working on her Masters of Arts in Teaching, and has been working at St. Cletus School since 2006.
Mrs. Theresa Riley, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade English
Mrs. Riley attended St. William in Woodson Terrace, Rosati-Kain High School and Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated in 1971 with a degree in elementary education and has been teaching in the Archdiocese of St. Louis throughout her career. She started at St. Lucy School and in 1974, then moved to All Souls School in Overland, Missouri. When All Souls closed in 2002, she came to Saint Cletus and has been teaching here ever since. She and her husband Jim were married in 1981 and have two children, Jim and Kelly. Both are graduates of St. Martin de Porres Grade School and Duchesne High School. Mrs. Riley’s favorite activities outside of school include reading, traveling, and rooting for the baseball Cardinals.
Mr. Luke Meyer, 7th Grade
Mr. Meyer attended Lindenwood University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies and a Teaching Certificate. He has been teaching at St. Cletus since 2003, and he currently teaches seventh and eighth grade social studies, seventh grade science, and eighth grade vocabulary. Mr. Meyer was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri. He attended Catholic grade school and Duchesne High School. His hobbies include reading, sports, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Mrs. Cindy Kerkemeyer, 8th Grade
Mrs. Kerkemeyer is a graduate of Washington University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After working for AT&T/Lucent Technologies, she became a stay at home mom when her second of three children was born. During this time, Mrs. Kerkemeyer began volunteering and subbing at St. Cletus. She fell in love with Catholic education and especially St. Cletus. She then became a certified teacher and taught math and science at St. Patrick School in Wentzville and Duchesne High School. She is thrilled to finally be home.