- Vincent Aquila
- Amy Guettler
- Cathy Jodon
- Rachel Fields
- Katie Jackson
- Kimberly Knight
- Jennifer Mahler
- Morgan Mann
- Alexandra McNichol
- Angela Gilchrist
- Clarissa Oldham
- Anna Littrell
- Vicki Komara
- Colleen Caruso
- Emily Elliott
- Helen Martin
- Laura Stout
- Kaci Wright
- Susan Fletcher
- Michelle Robison
- Joe Rist
- Ellen Dunn
- Leah Caraway
- Nicholas Noletto
- Mary Pat Smith
- Lynn McQueen
- Roman Bodart
- Stephanie Wagner
- Marilyn Alonso
- Jane Buxton
- Candace Jacobs
- John Mumaugh
- John Onder
- Jonathan Willis
- Ava Joly
- Catherine Bordeaux
- Anna Nicely
- Michelle Wall
- Jessica Mayer
- Susanne Terry
- Karen Lico
- Therese Wesley
- Lisa McQuinn
Cathy Jodon holds a BA in Business Management from Marshall University and a MS in Human Relations from Oklahoma University. She began working at Holy Spirit School in 2013 and in January 2016 was promoted to Business Manager and is now the Events Coordinator. Mrs. Jodon is married and has two caring daughters. She enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to music.
Mrs. Fields has a BA in Business Management from The University of Central Arkansas. Her work experince includes the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the Institute of Science Education working with the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative ( AMSTI ) for many years. Mrs. Fields and her husband have 2 daughters. The Fields family love to travel and, whenever she can, Mrs. Fields is in her happy place – her sewing studio, mostly making quilts and other items.
Katie Jackson graduated in May from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She grew up in Huntsville, Alabama where she has always attended church at Holy Spirit as well as Sunday school and youth group when she was in high school. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, and being outside in the sunshine. She is very excited to begin her third year teaching Pre-K at Holy Spirit!
Mrs. Knight graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. She has taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades, as well as Seventh and Eighth grade Math. She has covered the states of Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, and even Germany, now to add Alabama! Her husband is retired from the U.S. Army, and they have a son and daughter, both now in high school. When not teaching her littles, Mrs. Knight enjoys reading, working in her yard, and spending time with her family and friends. She is so excited to be teaching Pre-K for Holy Spirit's smallest Tigers!
Morgan Mann began teaching at Holy Spirit Catholic School January 2017. Mrs. Mann is a graduate of the University of Montevallo, where she received a B.S. in Elementary Education. Prior to teaching at Holy Spirit, she taught preschool and 6th grade. Mrs. Mann and her husband, Kyle, enjoy traveling, Disney World and spending time with their dog, Sammy. She loves being a part of the Holy Spirit family and excited for another wonderful year!
Alex McNichol graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education for grades K-6th. Miss McNichol loves to play board games, read, hang out with family, and spend time with her beloved cat, CC. This will be her third year teaching kindergarten at Holy Spirit, and she is excited for another wonderful year!
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 the color pink, to bake, cook and workout.
Clarissa Oldham began teaching at Holy Spirit Catholic School August 2018. Mrs. Oldham is a graduate of the University of Montevallo, where she received a B.S. in Elementary Education. Prior to teaching at Holy Spirit, she taught 3rd grade at St. Francis Xavier in Birmingham and 4th/5th grade in Virginia. Mrs. Oldham and her husband, Raymond, enjoy traveling and spending time with their friends and family. She is thrilled to be a part of the Holy Spirit family and excited for another wonderful year!
Anna Littrell began teaching at Holy Spirit Catholic School in August 2018. She is a graduate from Auburn University, where she received both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Littrell loves spending time with friends and family and enjoys doing anything related to the outdoors. She loves to cook, bake, and travel!
Mrs. Komara has been a student, parent, and supporter of Holy Spirit School. She is now an aide and loves it! Mrs. Komara has four adult children, three sons and one daughter. Her favorite pastime is spending time with them. Mrs. Komara also loves attending her son's basketball games (Go UAH Chargers!), traveling, reading and spending time with her kitty, Ollie and her puppy, Charlie.
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 working as a volunteer usher for local theater groups.
Emily Elliott began teaching at Holy Spirit Catholic School in August 2018. Mrs. Elliott is a graduate of the University of North Alabama. There she received a B.S. in Elementary Education with a specialty in Pre-K through 3rd grade. Prior to teaching at Holy Spirit, she taught 5th grade in Huntsville City Schools. Mrs. Elliott enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her dog, Roxie and lilly hiking, and spending time at the lake.
Mrs. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She spent many years working in the retail industry before taking a wonderful career change to work with children. She has taught preschool, been a preschool director, and worked as a kindergarten aide for 9 years in a Catholic School before becoming an aide at Holy Spirit School in 2016. Her spare time favorites include watching VOLS Football, Braves Baseball, University of Memphis Basketball, and JP2 Baseball.
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.
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. Last May, Ms. Wright graduated from UA with a Masters as a K-12 Reading Specialist. She currently loves teaching 3rd grade at Holy Spirit. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Fletcher is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in Elementary Education and Louisiana State University with a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Her professional career spans 40 years in elementary teaching and administrative experience. Her family and grandchildren reside in Huntsville. Mrs. Fletcher's personal enjoyment and hobbies include traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and sports which are all shared with her best friend, her husband, Marvin.
Michelle Robison is excited to begin her sixth year at Holy Spirit School! She grew up moving around with her family before settling in Huntsville during high school. This was her family’s tenth move. Miss Robison knew she wanted to become a teacher since she was in 1st grade. In 2013, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from UAHuntsville with a focus on Language and Culture.
Miss Robison became a substitute teacher at Holy Spirit School and had long-term positions in 1st and 5th grades. Miss Robison’s first class was teaching 3rd grade at Holy Spirit for the 2014-2015 school year. After two years in 3rd grade, she taught 1st grade for one year, and she is currently teaching her second year in 4th grade. Miss Robison loves running, playing games, and attending concerts in her spare time.
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.
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!
Mr. Nick Noletto is a graduate of McGill-Toolen Catholic School, Mobile, Alabama. He has a double major from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in History as well as Secondary Education. He currently teaches Middle School Religion at Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School, where he has taught for the last 7 years. Mr. Noletto has a total of 10 years’ experience in the challenging field of education. He is a proud husband to Megan Noletto and father of four energetic boys.
Mrs. McQueen was born and raised in Huntsville, a graduate of Grissom High School. She has degrees from Jacksonville State University in Recreational Therapy and Sociology, Calhoun Community College as an Alabama Licensed EMT, Athens State with a degree in Elementary Education, and A&M with a Masters in Elementary Education. She retired from Huntsville City Schools after 35 years of teaching 6th grade Environmental Science.
She has been married to her husband Dr. Fitzgerald McQueen for 24 years, and they are blessed with two children, Gerald (23) and Hope (18). In her spare time, she manages her own business selling handcrafted vinyl apparel and a Tupperware Consultant. Mrs. McQueen is a BIG Star Wars fan and Yoda is her favorite character. She loves cross stitching, quilting, and gardening.
Roman has spent most of his life here in Huntsville and attended Holy Spirit School from kindergarten through eighth grade. He graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in April of 2019 with a BS in Neuroscience. He decided that he felt the calling to teach, so is currently pursuing his Masters in Early Childhood and Elementary Education through the University of West Alabama. In his free time, he likes cooking, baking, and studying foreign languages.
Mrs. Wagner is a Huntsville native and alumni of Holy Family School (then St. Joseph’s School) and active church member there. She is an ETS Certified Para-Professional and comes to Holy Spirit with 21 years in elementary education. Before arriving here last year, she spent twenty years at the same school in South Carolina working in the Media Center, Computer Labs/Technology and 4K Classroom.
She and her husband of nearly 39 years have relocated back to Huntsville to care for her elderly father, having spent 23+ years in the Charleston, South Carolina area. They have five grown children and four grandchildren that are spread out among the Southeast states. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with friends and family, her dog Riley, a tri color Welsh Corgi, water aerobics, bicycling and most any outdoor activity.
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.
Mrs. Jane Buxton has a Bachelors of Science degree in Math and Biology Education from Troy State University, Troy, and a Masters of Science degree in Math Education from Troy State University, Dothan. She has experience in teaching math and biology at John T Morgan Academy in Selma, Alabama, and at New Century Technology High School here in Huntsville. Mrs. Buxton joined the faculty of Holy Spirit Regional Catholic school in 2014. While at Holy Spirit, she has taught middle school math and First and Second Grade art. When not teaching, Mrs. Buxton enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and being a mother to her eight-year-old border collie, Hammer. Mrs. Buxton also enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, and watching movies.
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, where 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.
John Mumaugh 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 42 years. They have two boys, Michael and Miles. Michael just got married in October 2016 to wife Betsey and had Coach's first grandson John, a year old. Miles is married to wife Katlyn. 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 20th year of teaching: (All at Holy Spirit)! He teaches General Music along with two afterschool activities (Spirit Fuel Choir & Guitar Ensemble).
Mr. Onder loves to record and perform, especially with his daughter, Adrianne. Along with playing several venues in the community, he is also Youth Music Minister at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He is responsible for this Sunday 11:45 AM Youth/Young People’s Mass.
He also loves to cook, exercise, and walk his dogs.
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. In addition to teaching band at Holy Spirit, Jonathan teaches band and music at St. John's, he teaches private lessons, he is a frequent guest clinician/instructor for various band programs throughout the area, he continues to accompany and do various performances as a pianist, and he also is currently the President and founder of the organization NAPSBO (North Alabama Private School Band Organization).
Jonathan relocated to the Huntsville area shortly after marrying his wife Sarah. They have 2 small children, Eliana and Miriam.
Ava is the mother of 6 children, 5 lifers of Holy Spirit, and 8 grandchildren. Ava and family began school at Holy Spirit in 1986. She was employed by Holy Spirit in 1993 and became the before/aftercare manage for many years. She was also the “milk Lady” in the cafeteria for many years. Currently, Ava is the Kitchen Manager.
Ava has been involved in various church activities and organizations over the years. She has been a member of the choir since 1986.
Scouting has also had a special place in her heart. She has held many leadership positions with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls since 1989. She has been an active member of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for almost as long.
Hobbies are Reading, Backpacking, Hiking, Swimming and Biking. She is also a member of Canine-Cruisers and Huntsville Obedience Training Club and is an instructor for Foundations agility. She and her dog also participate in Freestyle and agility events. One of their favorite things is performing their routine with the Canine Co-Motion freestylers for the elderly, children and anyone else that enjoys watching dogs.
Catherine Bordeaux is a 2013 graduate of Saint John Paul II Catholic High School. She graduated in 2016 from the University of North Alabama where she majored in Sociology and Family Studies. During her time at UNA she interned with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Lauderdale County Department of Human Resources. Catherine has been a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church since moving to Huntsville in 2009. She joined the Holy Spirit Regional School family in January 2017. Catherine is currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Walden University.
Mrs Nicely began working at Holy Spirit in Fall 2016 as the Librarian/Media Specialist and has since added the Theater Department. 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 a Masters in History specializing in Medieval and Ancient Studies. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies.
Previously, Mrs Nicely's work experience has included the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Calhoun Community College, and St. John Paul II Catholic High School.
Mrs. Wall has a B.S. and a M.S. in secondary education, math. She is an adjunct teacher at Calhoun Community College, and is currently in her second year at Holy Spirit.
Mrs. Wall enjoys board games and puzzles. She is a proud mother of a son that is currently at UAB studying Bio-Medical, and a first generation immigrant from Germany.
Jessica Mayer hails from the great state of New Mexico where she grew up on a small farm. She has well over 20 years of nursing experience, ranging from CCI, NICU, PACU, and now school nurse! She has been working at Holy Spirit since 2013. She is married and both of her daughters are life long Holy Spirit students. When not healing scrapes and bruises, Mrs. Mayer enjoys cooking, reading, sewing, and spending time with her animals. She loves the mountains and wishes that she could spend all of her time hiking.
Susanne has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Memphis, a master's degree in Education and an administration certification from Christian Brother's University in Memphis, as well as information technology/networking coursework. She worked in business and advertising before teaching for 15 years. She has been working as the IT Coordinator for schools in Memphis, Madison and Huntsville since 2008 and currently serves both St. John's and Holy Spirit Catholic Schools in this capacity. Her passion is supporting teachers in technology and teaching good digital citizenship to students.
Karen Lico is a native New Yorker. She received her Bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University and a Master of Science in Education from Southern Connecticut State University. Mrs. Lico taught middle school Language Arts and Literature, directed a Library-Media Center and integrated a Digital Literacy program in grades preK-8 at St. Luke’s School in Barrington, Rhode Island. A mother of two, and a recent transplant with her husband to Huntsville, Mrs. Lico is passionate about teaching in the faith-filled community of Holy Spirit School.
Mrs. Therese Wesley was born in Montana. As an Air Force brat, she lived in many different places including Germany and England. Her family settled in Montgomery, Alabama after her dad was assigned to Gunter Air Force Base. Mrs. Wesley earned a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education/Mental Retardation from the University of Alabama. Upon graduation, Mrs. Wesley was hired as a resource teacher in Morgan County where she taught special needs children for 7 years. She completed a Master’s degree in Special Education/Learning Disabilities in 1987. Mrs. Wesley joined the staff at Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School in the fall of 2004 as a 4th grade teacher. Mrs. Wesley earned a Master’s degree in Elementary Education in 2007.
Mrs. Therese Wesley and her husband Jeff were married in 1988. They have three children who all attended Holy Spirit School. Mrs. Wesley enjoys swimming, gardening, and quilting. She is also involved in the music ministry at Holy Spirit Catholic Church as a choir member and as a cantor. Mrs. Wesley has been a member of Holy Spirit Church since 1984.