- Marilyn Alonso
- Kelly Bell
- Marie Brix
- Jane Buxton
- Colleen Caruso
- Ellen Dunn
- Tracy Finke
- Sherry Frazier
- Angela Gilchrist
- Taylor Harer
- Elizabeth Hauk
- Leah Hill
- Candace Jacobs
- Cathy Jodon
- Ava Joly
- Tori Komara
- Helen Martin
- Beth Mattingly
- Lisa McQuinn
- Charles Merrill
- John Mumaugh
- Nick Noletto
- John Onder
- Laura Reid
- Joe Rist
- Michelle Robison
- Carrie Turner
- Sondra Salvo
- Apryl Sanderfer
- Henry Smith
- Mary Smith
- Kerri Spivak
- Laura Stout
- Karen Weaver
- Therese Wesley
- Anna-Kathleen Whited
- Monique Williams
- Jonathan Willis
- Kaci Wright
Mrs. Alonso was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida. She received her Bachelor in Management with a double major in International Business from Florida International University (FIU) in 1987 and received her Teacher Certification from Athens State University. Mrs. Alonso and her family moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1997 and she has been teaching Spanish at Holy Spirit School since 2009. She loves her job at Holy Spirit because it's like her home away from home. She is married and has three wonderful children that have all attended Holy Spirit School and St. John Paul II Catholic High School. Mrs. Alonso enjoys spending time with her family, taking pictures, making rosaries to donate to charity, and making photo books. Faith is also very important to Mrs. Alonso.
After four years at Auburn University, Mrs. Bell returned to Huntsville to fulfill her dream of teaching. She continued to teach for seventeen years in Huntsville City Schools and received a Master's Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Alabama, while remaining an Auburn fan! Mrs. Bell's family joined the Catholic Church in 2013 and now attend Good Shepherd. She loves being in the classroom with her students and hanging out with her three children.
Mrs. Marie Brix earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a minor in French at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois in 1988. With the assistance of a Harriet Hale Wolley Scholarship she studied modern printmaking techniques at Atelier Contrepoint (formerly Atelier 17) in Paris, France for three academic years. In 1992, she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis in painting and printmaking. During her graduate studies she worked as a master printer’s assistant at the professional printmaking workshop, Tandem Press. From 1995 – 1997, as an assistant professor of art, she taught drawing and printmaking as well as directed the campus galleries at Illinois Wesleyan University. She also taught drawing, printmaking and design at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
Mrs. Brix received several awards and grants including an Illinois Arts Council Finalist Monetary Award. She also received a grant from Artslink, a program of the Citizen’s Exchange Council, to work collaboratively with artists in Krakow, Poland. She coordinated and participated in a printmaking portfolio exchange between American and Polish Artists and then organized a traveling exhibition of the exchange. Mrs. Brix has shown her work in national and international solo and group exhibitions including the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, Illinois, the Deutche Internationale Grafik-Triennale in Frechen, Germany, and the 6ème Biennale de L’Estampe in Sarcelles, France.
Currently Mrs. Brix teaches art at Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School for grades 3 through 6. She also teaches art electives for grades 7 and 8. These electives change each semester but may include Advanced Art, Self-Portraits, Sculpture, Printmaking, the Anatomy of Art, and the Elements of Design. She is married and has two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and with Kiwi, the family Quaker parrot.
Mrs. Caruso holds a BA degree from UAH and is certified through the State of Alabama Department of Education to teach grades K-6. She has been teaching at Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School since 1995 in the roles of primary aide, first grade teacher, and second grade teacher. Mrs. Caruso is also the faculty sponsor for Fantasy in the Classroom (after school theater program) and co-creator of the yearbook. When she is not at school, Mrs. Caruso enjoys reading, playing games, and supporting her children in their activities.
Miss Dunn recently graduated from the University of South Alabama with a B.S. in K-6 Teacher Education. Prior to college, she graduated from Pope John Paul II Catholic High School in 2012. In her free time, she enjoys working crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. She has three nephews, a niece, and there will be a new addition this summer! Football season is her favorite, and she loves to take trips to Knoxville to cheer on the Tennessee Volunteers - Go Vols!
Mrs. Finke graduated from Indiana University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She is certified through the State of Alabama to teach grades Kindergarten through Eight. Mrs. Finke has been dedicated to Catholic Education for 25 years. She previously taught fourth grade at Saint Patrick’s in Meridian, Mississippi; third grade at Sacred Heart in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and fourth grade here at Holy Spirit. She now holds a Master’s Degree in Theology. Mrs. Finke no longer teaches a grade level at Holy Spirit, but instead serves at the Director of Religious Education for Holy Spirit parish where she is in charge of the Religious Education of children and adults. She teaches the eighth grade Confirmation Class as well as the RCIA class for adults who are interested in becoming Catholic. Mrs. Finke writes and directs our Friday School Masses; trains our Altar Servers; and teaches a Bible Study here at Holy Spirit as an elective.
Mrs. Finke enjoys spending time with her family. Both of her grown children graduated from Holy Spirit School. She and Mark are now “empty-nesters” and are enjoying their time together looking forward to grandchildren in the coming years.
Mrs. Sherry Frazier is a librarian at Holy Spirit, teaching library classes as well as first grade computers and middle school electives, including: Speech and Debate, Budgeting, Ancient Architecture, Newspaper, Book Club, Etymology. She came to Holy Spirit in 2016 with seven years of teaching experience, having taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. She received a Bachelors degree in Journalism from the University of Tennessee. Studying at the College of William and Mary and Western Governor's University, she received her Master's degree in Elementary Education.
When not working, Mrs. Frazier enjoys spending time with her family and attempting to write the great American novel.
Angie Gilchrist is a native of Alexandria, Va. She worked for the Department of Defense in D.C., where she met her future husband. She attended Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Md. She moved to Alabama in 2004. She worked for government contractors, the Decatur Daily and Good Shepherd Preschool before coming to Holy Spirit. She loves to bake, cook and workout.
Taylor Harer began teaching 5th grade at Holy Spirit in 2012. Previously, she taught 3yr-old preschool for one year here in Huntsville, and 4th grade for four years at another Catholic school in California. Mrs. Harer was born and raised in Long Beach, California. She received her B.A. in Liberal Studies and her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from Chapman University in Orange, California. She is married to a wonderful Huntsville Fire Fighter and has an adorable toddler son. She is a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Ms Betty Hauk came to Holy Spirit in 2015. She had spent more than 25 years working in the public school system in Cullman County as a counselor. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Montevallo in Psychology and Secondary Education (grades 6 through college). Her Masters degree is in Counseling from Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas (formally East Texas State University). She taught 5th grade at Sacred Heart School in Cullman prior to working in the counseling field.
Her hobbies include reading, music, and Roll Tide! She has two furbabies, Atticus and Allie.
Candace Jacobs, who is a Huntsville native, has been teaching at Holy Spirit School since 2003. She graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a bacehlor's degree in elementary education, wehre she was top of her class as Sum Cum Laude. Candace attended the University of Alabama on a full cross-country scholarship and later ran track and field for the university. She got married to her wonderful husband Erik in October of 2004. They have two boys: Jonathan, who was born in 2007, and Aarron, who was born in 2013. Mrs. Jacobs ran with Fleet Feet sports for ten years before having her second son. She still runs today and competes at a competitive level.
Cathy Jodon holds a BA in Business Management from Marshall University and a MS in Human Resources from Oklahoma University. She began working at Holy Spirit School in 2014 and in January 2016 was promoted to Business Manager. Mrs. Jodon is married and has two caring daughters that attend Holy Spirit School. She enjoys reading, cooking and listening to music.
Miss Komara is a first year teacher at Holy Spirit. She attended Holy Spirit from Kindergarten through Eighth grade. She graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2016 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. During her free time she loves traveling and shopping. Miss Komara loves learning new things and teaching. She also loves her Kindergarten kids!
John Muaugh has been at Holy Spirit School since 2004 as the physical education teacher. He graduated from Athens State with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education. He also attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Calhoun College, and Florence State where he ran on a track and field scholarship. John has been a teacher/coach for thirty-nine years in the Huntsville City. He has coached a variety of sports which include: football, basketball, track and field. John has been married to his lovely wife Brenda Ashcraft, a Huntsville native, for thirty-nine years. They have two boys, Michael and Miles. Michael just got married in October 2016 and Miles is engaged to be married. Coach Mumaugh loves every minute of his teaching career.
Mr. Onder, received a bachelor's degree in Commercial Music from the University of North Alabama & a Masters Degree in Music Education from Alabama A&M University.
He is in his 17th year of teaching (all at Catholic schools (Saint John the Baptist & Holy Spirit). He teaches general music along with two afterschool activities (Spirit Fuel Choir & Guitar Ensemble).
Mr. Onder loves to perform, especially with his daughter, Adrianne. Along with playing at his church he plays several venues in the community. He also loves to cook & exercise.
Laura Reid has a BA in Elementary Education and a MS in Special Education from the University of Kentucky. She has previously taught in Lexington, KY and the Department of Defense Schools in South Korea before her family settled here in Huntsville, AL and joined the Holy Spirit staff in 2016. Laura has two children that attend Holy Spirit, and when not at school she enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends.
Joe Rist began teaching at Holy Spirit in 2003. His degrees include Elementary Education and a minor in special education from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a degree in Finance from Auburn University. During his free time he enjoys competing in triathlons, trail and road running, and spending time with his wife and three children. He is an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Mrs. Turner is a sixth grade teacher. Previously, she spent 6 years teaching library at Holy Spirit, 9 years teaching Third grade at Holy Spirit, and even 4 years as a student at Holy Spirit!
She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in 2001 (War Eagle!) and has been teaching at Holy Spirit ever since. She is married and has three pretty cool kids, two big dogs, three cats, and some colorful fish. Mrs. Turner loves to read, especially Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and other historical fiction books. Besides teaching, her dream job is to be paid to narrate audio books. She loves to collect shells at the beach, ride roller coasters at Disney World, watch movies with her family, and be creative!
Mrs. Sondra Salvo, Secretary: I graduated from Methodist University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Business Administration. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, being outdoors and enjoying the day! I love everything about Holy Spirits' school environment!
Mr. Smith has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Nuclear Engineering, and has been employed in Huntsville for 50 years. He has been a serious photographer for over 40 years and is an accredited Master of Photography with the Huntsville Photographic Society. He is the photographer for Holy Spirit Catholic Church and teaches Photography courses at HSRS, JPII and UAH.
Laura Stout began working at Holy Spirit in 2008 as a substitute and has been teaching 3rd grade since 2010. She is originally from Granite City, IL (St. Louis area). She holds a BS in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Ms. Stout has previously taught 6th grade Title 1 and 3rd grade in Missouri, and Pre-K at a catholic school in Illinois. In her spare time, Ms. Stout likes to read, craft, play games, and spend time with her daughter.
Miss Anna-Kathleen Whited began working at Holy Spirit in Fall 2016 in the library and teaching computers, religion, and middle school electives, including Coding, News, HistoryQuest, French, and Research Methods. She has a Bachelors in History from the University of North Alabama, a Bachelors in Music with an emphasis in vocal performance from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a Masters in Library Science specializing in Research Development and Technology, and is currently completing a Masters in History specializing in Medieval and Ancient Studies while applying to doctoral programs.
Previously, Miss Whited's work experience has included the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Calhoun Community College, and St. John Paul II Catholic High School. When not working, Miss Whited enjoys jogging, spending time with her fiance, and cuddling with her black cat that has mittens.
Monique Williams graduated from the University of Montevallo with a double major in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education. She is married and has two beautiful daughters. Since starting at Holy Spirit in 2005, she has taught fourth and fifth grade. She opened the school's first pre-k class, which she continues to love and teach.
Jonathan Willis was born in South Carolina and grew up predominantly in northern Virginia. During his high school career, he was a guest soloist on piano and saxophone for jazz band, orchestra, symphonic band and choir as well as accompanist for soloists and the musical production of 'South Pacific' at Hylton High School in Prince William County. He attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, graduating in 2009 with honors as a double major in Music Education. During his college career, he played saxophone and solo piano for Lee University's Wind Ensemble, under the direction of the world-renown composer and bandmaster Dr. David Holsinger, as well touring extensively with the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Small Jazz Ensemble, Festival Choir, Orchestra, and Saxophone Quartet. After college, Jonathan married his wife, Sarah and they relocated to Huntsville.
Since living in Huntsville, Jonathan is a sought after accompanist through UAH, musical theater productions, and as a private lessons instructor. He is also a frequently sought after instructor for numerous band programs throughout Madison.
Ms. Wright graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. After graduation, she joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and spent the year serving at a charter school in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Wright decided to continue serving as a volunteer, so she joined the Notre Dame International Mission Volunteers. With this program she was sent to Enugu, Nigeria to work in a Catholic school with the Sisters of Notre Dame. After returning to the United States, Ms. Wright accepted a job teaching 3rd grade in September of 2014 with a Huntsville City School. She completed a second school year with Huntsville City Schools teaching Kindergarten. She currently loves teaching 3rd grade at Holy Spirit. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with family and friends.