- Beth Mattingly
- Gayle Gilley
- Cathy Jodon
- Apryl Sanderfer
- Robin Kennedy
- Katie Jackson
- Morgan Mann
- Alexandra McNichol
- Angela Gilchrist
- Colleen Caruso
- Helen Martin
- Lisa McQuinn
- Lisa Bordeaux
- Tori Komara
- Jennifer Mahler
- Sherry Frazier
- Vicki Komara
- Laura Stout
- Kaci Wright
- Catherine Greenwell
- Susan Fletcher
- Michelle Robison
- Leah Caraway
- Joe Rist
- Ellen Dunn
- Kellie Naseman
- Mary Dellorso
- Nicholas Noletto
- Mary Smith
- Marilyn Alonso
- Marie Brix
- Jane Buxton
- Candace Jacobs
- John Mumaugh
- John Onder
- Jonathan Willis
- Ava Joly
- Catherine Bordeaux
- Elizabeth Hauk
- Tracy Finke
- Anna Nicely
- Henry Smith
- Cari Tedesco
- Michelle Wall
- Therese Wesley
Gayle Gilley holds a BA in Business Administration from Westminster College and a Certificate in Accounting from University of Alabama in Huntsville. Mrs. Gilley has over 20 years experience in accounting working in the government contracting field. She began working for Holy Spirit School in April 2017 as the Business Manager. Mrs. Gilley has two sons, Michael and Patrick, who both went through Holy Spirit School. Michael is now a senior at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa studying Marketing, and Patrick graduated in 2017 from Holy Spirit School. Patrick is attending St. John Paul II Catholic High School. Mrs. Gilley enjoys walking, running, hiking and spending time with her husband, Scott, and her two boys.
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. Beginning the 2017-2018 school year, Cathy will be the Events Coordinator/Marketing liaison. Mrs. Jodon is married and has two caring daughters that attend Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School. She enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to music.
Ms Sanderfer is a graduate of Alabama A&M University, from where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (aka Speach Pathology). Following college, Ms Sanderfer began her career working for Huntsville and Madison City Schools. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of Psychology so that, when she grows up, she may get her LPC. She has three wonderful children and two amazing grandbabies.
Robin Kennedy is a mother of 4 (2 girls and 2 boys) ranging from ages 8-14. She moved to the Huntsville/Madison area 8 years ago from the Washington DC area. Robin was raised outside the Philadelphia area in Wilmington, Delaware. Go Eagles! She is a certified preschool teacher and currently pursuing the completion of her degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves the beach, traveling and spending time with her family.
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 career teaching Pre-K!
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 is thrilled to be a part of the Holy Spirit family and excited for another wonderful year!
Alexandra McNichol is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, from where she earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education for grades K - 6th. She has nine years experience co-teaching for Kindergarten with Good Shepherd's religious education program. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, board games, and spending time with loved ones.
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.
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.
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.
Lisa Bordeaux grew up an army brat and became an army wife after graduating from college, with a BA in elementary education (K-6).
She moved 20 times before arriving In Huntsville, living in states from coast to coast and oversees.
A former teacher, Lisa has taught grades 1, 3, 4 and 5 in GA, NC, and VA.
She has been at Holy Spirit for 7 years as a long-term substitute (K-8), PE coach, and as an aide in the first and second grades.
Miss Komara is in her second year of teaching. She attended Holy Spirit from Kindergarten through Eighth grade. She is so happy to be teaching at the school she grew up attending! She graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2016 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. During her free time she loves traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family. Miss Komara loves learning new things, reading and most of all teaching.
Mrs. Sherry Frazier is in her second year at Holy Spirit, teaching in the 2nd Grade. She attended the College of William and Mary and Western Governor's University, where 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.
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.
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. She currently loves teaching 3rd grade at Holy Spirit. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with family and friends.
Ms.Greenwell was born and raised in Guntersville, AL. She moved to Huntsville, AL in 2009 to attend UAH on a track and cross-country scholarship and later received her BS degree in psychology from Athens State University. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of West Alabama. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dog, running, and swimming. She is very excited to begin her teaching career at Holy Spirit Catholic School!
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 over 30 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.
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!
Mrs. Naseman is brand new to Huntsville and is in her first year at Holy Spirit. This will be her sixth year teaching. The military has allowed Mrs. Naseman to teach 6th grade math in Ft. Riley, Kansas, 6th grade language arts while in South Korea at Camp Humphreys, and most recently 8th grade language arts in Clarksville, Tennessee. In her spare time she enjoys reading, running and trying to keep up with her two young boys.
Mary Dellorso is a social studies teacher. She is originally from Iowa, but has traveled throughout the United States and Europe with her family, while supporting her husband's military and government careers. She comes to Alabama by way of a five year stay in Belgium. She has a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in Social Science Education and a M.A. from the University of Missouri in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with an emphasis on Teaching English as a Second Language.
Mrs. Dellorso shares a home with her husband and four teen-aged children, two girls and two boys. They really enjoy living in Huntsville and have to decided to make this their final career destination. In her spare time, Mary enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, and catching up with friends.
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. 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. 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 seven-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 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 18th 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.
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.
Ava is the mother of six children, 5 lifers of Holy Spirit and six soon to be 7 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.
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.
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 Nicely began working at Holy Spirit in Fall 2016 in the library and teaching computers, religion, and middle school electives, including Coding, News, HistoryQuest, French, Drama, Research Methods, and numerous others. 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, Mrs Nicely's work experience has included the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Calhoun Community College, and St. John Paul II Catholic High School.
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.
Cari Tedesco was born a military brat and lived in 5 places all before her father retired from the Army in 1985. She received a 4 year Army ROTC scholarship and attended Arkansas State University on a full ride. After attaining her BSN and being commissioned in May 1995, she attended Officer’s Basic Course in Ft Sam Houston, Texas; where she learned about being a military officer and how to work in a field hospital, otherwise known as a CASH (Combat Army Surgical Hospital). She was then assigned to the Obstetrics section of Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, in January, 1996. She attended the Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty nursing course in July 1997 and moved to the National Training Center at Ft Irwin, Ca in January 1998. Cari met her husband Matt at Ft Irwin and they were married in April of 2000. They have 3 Children; Joseph is 15, Natalie is 13 and Christopher is 7. Both boys are on the autism spectrum to varying degrees. Natalie plays volleyball for Holy Spirit and has played club in the past. Cari’s husband Matt is still serving in the Army, with plans to retire in the near future. Cari would like to fulfill her dream of being a Family Nurse Practitioner after retirement.
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, cantor, and helping with the St. Nicholas children’s choir. Mrs. Wesley has been a member of Holy Spirit Church since 1984.