Administration & Staff

Sr. Julie Brandt, SSND : Director of Schools
Sr. Julie Brandt, SSNDDirector of Schools jbrandt@jacss.org
Sr. Julie Brandt, SSND : Director of Schools

Sr. Julie Brandt, SSND

Director of Schools

Email: jbrandt@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5003

Started at JACS: 202

Degrees and Certifications: BS - Elementary Education - Mankato State University | MEd. - Catholic School Administration - Boston College | Ed.D. - Catholic School Leadership - St. Louis University

Professional Memberships: NCEA

Recognitions: NCEA - Distinguished Principal (2004)

Favorite Scripture Quote: "The gift you have received give as gift." Matthew 10:8

Dr. Emily Yoakam : Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley
Dr. Emily YoakamPrincipal St. Peter’s and McAuley eyoakam@jacschools.org
Dr. Emily Yoakam : Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

Dr. Emily Yoakam

Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

Email: eyoakam@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Year started at JACS: 2019

Classes: Principal for St. Peter's and McAuley

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education | Master's of Science in Reading | Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership

Favorite Scripture Quote: "Be who God made you to be and you will set this world on fire." -St. Catherine of Siena

 

Joanne Lown : Principal
Joanne LownPrincipal jlown@jacss.org
Joanne Lown : Principal

Joanne Lown

Principal

Email: jlown@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Master of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri State University in 2014

Bachelor of Science in Education

Bachelor of Arts in History

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Golden Apple Teacher of the Year winner in 2016, a finalist in 2015 and 2016 and a nominee from 2011 through 2016.

Rev. Joe Weidenbenner : St. Mary's Catholic Church's Pastor
Rev. Joe WeidenbennerSt. Mary's Catholic Church's Pastor
Rev. Joe Weidenbenner : St. Mary's Catholic Church's Pastor

Rev. Joe Weidenbenner

St. Mary's Catholic Church's Pastor

Email:
Phone:

Degrees and Certifications:
BS Accounting and Minor in Philosophy and Computer Science
MDIV – Master of Divinity St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

Favorite Saint: St. Francis de Sales – Expert Spiritual Director

Favorite Feast: Immaculate Conception – Dec. 8

Marjorie Comer : Development Director
Marjorie ComerDevelopment Director mcomer@jacss.org
Marjorie Comer : Development Director

Marjorie Comer

Development Director

Email: mcomer@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5003 ext. 207

Started at JACS: 2018

Additional Duties: Marketing

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Arts Communication - Media Track from Rockhurst University | HubSpot Content Marketing Certification

Favorite Scripture Quote: "A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter, he who finds one finds a treasure." -Sirach 7:14

 

Doretta Fox : Technology Director
Doretta FoxTechnology Director dfox@jacss.org
Doretta Fox : Technology Director

Doretta Fox

Technology Director

Email: dfox@jacss.org
Phone:

Dr. Doretta Fox is the JACS System Technology Director. She previously held administrator jobs in Wheaton and in Neosho. She has a knack for technology and a passion for education.

Kathy Patton : Business Office
Kathy PattonBusiness Office kpatton@jacss.org
Kathy Patton : Business Office

Kathy Patton

Business Office

Email: kpatton@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5003

Marla Testerman : Administrative Assistant
Marla TestermanAdministrative Assistant mtesterman@jacss.org
Marla Testerman : Administrative Assistant

Marla Testerman

Administrative Assistant

Email: mtesterman@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5003

Additional Duties: JACS Virtus Coordinator

Degrees and Certifications: LPN degree

Recognition: Mercy Corp. Volunteer 1988-1989

Favorite Saint: St. Joseph, St. Monica

Favorite Feast Day: Our Lady of LaSalette Sept. 19th