Faculty & Staff

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.

 

 

Mrs. Sarah Arbuthnot, Secretary
Mrs. Arbuthnot has been a member of St. Cletus Parish for 13 years. She is married to her husband Ron and has 2 children, Jacob and Jane. She began her journey at St. Cletus as a volunteer and then eventually was hired as a teachers assistant in various classrooms. She is excited to be taking on the role of secretary. In her spare time, Mrs. Arbuthnot enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to movies, reading, and shopping.


Mrs. Mary Olmsted, Director of Religious Education
Mrs. Olmsted holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas and a Master's Degree in Religious Education from St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana. Having served in the field of religious education for over thirty five years, Mary has worked with PSR programs, taught in Catholic elementary and high schools and directed both adult and youth retreat programs. In addition to working at St. Cletus, she is on the staff of the Marianist Retreat Center in Eureka, Missouri as a member of the youth retreat team.  She and her husband, Frank, have been members of St. Cletus Church for twenty eight years. They have two adult children, Abby and Justin, who attended St. Cletus School and two grandchildren, Isabelle and Trevor, who now attend the school.

 

Mrs. Beth Smith, Resource and Faith Formation
Mrs. Smith has Bachelor and Master's degrees from Lindenwood University. Her teaching career includes positions held at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, St. Paul School, and Jefferson Middle School. But at St. Cletus, she knows that she has found her home! She has been a St. Cletus parishioner for well over twenty-five years. She is happily married to Paul and they have a beautiful daughter named Aubrey who is an alumnus of St. Cletus School. Aubrey went on to graduate from Maryville University and is now working at St John’s hospital. Mrs. Smith believes that all of her students are special and each day is a new day; which means to say, she treats them each the same as her own. She believes that learning is fun and as lifelong learners, her students and she will continue to explore the wonders of God's universe. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Smith at BSmith@saintcletus.org

 

Physical Education: Ms. Gail Devereux
Ms. Devereux has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education. She has been teaching with the Archdiocese for twenty-one years. She was also a high level gymnastics coach for thirteen years prior to teaching Physical Education. She believes “fitness comes first” and offers the Presidential Challenge as a guide to achieve this goal. She also teaches tumbling classes after school, and organizes the annual Dance Assembly, at which every student will dance with a partner for the audience of parents and grandparents; Field Day, at which various activities and games are prepared by Ms. Devereux and the eighth grade students for a day of fun and good sportsmanship; and the Golf Tournament, at which the student with the best putting score in each class will win a small prize.

Mrs. Meghan Behrends, Librarian & S.C.O.R.E
Mrs. Behrends is a graduate of UMSL with a degree in Elementary Education. She is married with two children, Sullivan and Sam, who attend St. Cletus School. When Mrs. Behrends is not in the library or with her family she is reading! Mrs. Behrends is passionate about books and strives everyday to share that love of literature with the students at St. Cletus. In addition to teaching the students library skills, Mrs. Behrends prioritizes working with the children to help them find high interest books that they will get hooked on!

 

Mrs. Annette Jackson, Computer
Mrs. Jackson is a member of St. Cletus Parish and a life long resident of St. Charles. She has been married to Kurt for over 30 years and they have two adult sons, Zach and Aaron. Mrs. Jackson has been the computer instructor at St. Cletus for 23 years and the yearbook advisor for almost as long. She is also in charge of the frequent upgrades to the school’s computers and other hi-tech equipment.

  

 

Mrs. Colleen Chruma, Music and Band
Mrs. Chruma received a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Arts in Education from Truman State University. She is certified in Vocal & Instrumental Music, grades K-12.  Mrs. Chruma taught music for 7 years in the Francis Howell School District, serving as the band director at Barnwell Middle School.  She and her husband, John, have two daughters who attend St. Cletus School.  Mrs. Chruma plays saxophone with the St. Charles Municipal Band and St. Charles Jazz Band, and is a member of the Music Educator’s National Conference.  After staying at home with her kids for nearly 10 years, she is excited to be teaching full time again, serving as both the General Music teacher at St. Cletus (grades K-8) and also as the director of the Consolidated Catholic Schools Band.

 

Mrs. Tayde Foehl, Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Flynn, Pinocchio

Mrs. Flynn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Central Missouri. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Mrs. Flynn has been married to Keith for over 25 years and they have 4 children. She started teaching in the public school system before taking time off to be a stay at home mom. She is excited to be serving as the Pinocchio teacher at St. Cletus. Pinocchio is an innovative school based program designed to develop and promote social skills, communication, and personal growth in young children.

 

 

 




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