McAuley Catholic High School

930 S. Pearl Ave.
Joplin, MO 64801
(417) 624-9320
School Hours:
M-F 7:50am—2:55pm
Office Hours:
M-F 7:30am—4:00pm

McAuley Faculty & Staff

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

Dr. Emily Yoakam

Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

Email: eyoakam@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Pitt State) - Master of Science in Reading (Pitt State)

Favorite Saint: St. Catherine of Sienna

Favorite Feast Day: All Souls Day

Fr. Charles “Chaz” Dunn : Chaplain
Fr. Charles “Chaz” DunnChaplain
Fr. Charles “Chaz” Dunn : Chaplain

Fr. Charles “Chaz” Dunn

Chaplain

Email:
Phone:

Degrees and Certifications: BA History – University of MO- Rolla, MA History – SEMO, MA Catholic Philosophical Studies, M. Div. – St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

Favorite Saint(s): Peter, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, John Chrysostom

Favorite Feast Day: Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost

Alicia Abruzzo : Science Teacher
Alicia AbruzzoScience Teacher aabruzzo@jacss.org
Alicia Abruzzo : Science Teacher

Alicia Abruzzo

Science Teacher

Email: aabruzzo@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Classes: Chemistry, Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems

Additional Duties: Prom Coordinator, Junior Class Sponsor

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Biology; Middle School (5-9) Certification; High School (9-12) Certification; Project Lead the Way trained

Favorite Saint: St. Paul

Favorite Feast Day: Thanksgiving

Ruth Atchley : Art Teacher
Ruth AtchleyArt Teacher ratchley@jacss.org
Ruth Atchley : Art Teacher

Ruth Atchley

Art Teacher

Email: ratchley@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Classes: Art, Jounalism, Yearbook

Additional Duties: National Art Honor Society Sponsor, Yearbook Advisor

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Education, Art Major - Pittsburg State University, Art Certified K-12

Professional Memberships: National Art Education Association

Favorite Saint(s): St. Mary, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Favorite Feast Day: The Assumption of Mary

Lauren Beranek : Religion Teacher
Lauren BeranekReligion Teacher lberanek@jacss.org
Lauren Beranek : Religion Teacher

Lauren Beranek

Religion Teacher

Email: lberanek@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Lauren Beranek was born in the shadow of the Golden Dome in South Bend, IN but spent most of her adult life in Chicago and the suburbs. She completed both her bachelor and graduate degrees at Loyola University Chicago in Theology and Religious Education. Since 1993 she has been teaching in high school and in adult catechetical programs. Lauren, her husband and three children, moved to Joplin in the summer of 2017, and still faithfully follow the Cubs and the Fighting Irish.

Darren Cook : Administrative Assistant
Darren CookAdministrative Assistant
Darren Cook : Administrative Assistant

Darren Cook

Administrative Assistant

Email:
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Drew Fethers : Head English & Theatre Teacher
Drew FethersHead English & Theatre Teacher dfethers@jacss.org
Drew Fethers : Head English & Theatre Teacher

Drew Fethers

Head English & Theatre Teacher

Email: dfethers@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Classes: On Level English 9-12, Theatre I, Speech

Additional Duties: Director of Liturgy Choir

Degrees and Certifications: BA & MA in Theatre, English Certification 5-12

Recognitions: VFW Teach of the Year 2019

Favorite Saint(s): St. Raphael, Maximillian Kolbe

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.

Susan Goodman : Social Studies Teacher
Susan GoodmanSocial Studies Teacher sgoodman@jacss.org
Susan Goodman : Social Studies Teacher

Susan Goodman

Social Studies Teacher

Email: sgoodman@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Classes: US History, AP US History, American Government, Sociology, Intro to Computer Science
Additional Duties: Assistant Quiz Bowl Coach

Degrees and Certifications: B.S. International Affairs (Georgia Tech); All Subjects (4-8), 7-12 Social Studies Certification

Professional Memberships: National Council for the Social Studies

Favorite Saint(s): St. Padre Pio, St. Therese of Liseaux

Favorite Feast Day: Easter

Deb Hamilton : JACS School Counselor
Deb HamiltonJACS School Counselor dhamilton@jacss.org
Deb Hamilton : JACS School Counselor

Deb Hamilton

JACS School Counselor

Email: dhamilton@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5605

Classes: K-12 JACS Systems Counselor

Additional Duties: McAuley HS National Honor Society Sponsor

Degrees and Certifications: BS Education, English & Physical Education Certification, 7-12 (MSU) MS Education Guidance & Counseling, K-12 (MSU)

Professional Memberships: American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Missouri Association of School Psychologists (MASP)

Favorite Saint: St. Francis of Assisi

Mike Howard : Athletic Director
Mike HowardAthletic Director mhoward@jacss.org
Mike Howard : Athletic Director

Mike Howard

Athletic Director

Email: mhoward@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Classes: Physical Education, Weights & Health

Additional Duties: Head Coach - High School Girls Basketball, Head Coach - Girls Softball, Senior Sponsor

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Professional Memberships: Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA), National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA)

Favorite Feast Day: Thanksgiving

Cindy Karraker : Spanish Teacher
Cindy KarrakerSpanish Teacher ckarraker@jacss.org
Cindy Karraker : Spanish Teacher

Cindy Karraker

Spanish Teacher

Email: ckarraker@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Classes: Spanish I, II, III
Additional Duties: Spanish Nationl Honor Society

Degrees and Certifications: BA Spanish; MA Educational Leadership; TESOL Certification

Recognitions: CJ Secondary Teacher of the Year, Galena Teacher of the Year, Toyota International Teacher, PSU Outstanding Teacher Award

Favorite Saint(s): St. Teresa (Charity & Compasion), St. Christopher (Travlers), St. Michael (Protector of 1st Responders and Warriors)

Favorite Feast Day: Christmas Birth of Jesus (Family Centered)

Brittany Lane : English Teacher
Brittany LaneEnglish Teacher
Brittany Lane : English Teacher

Brittany Lane

English Teacher

Email:
Phone:

Darbi Stancell : Math Teacher
Darbi StancellMath Teacher dstancell@jacss.org
Darbi Stancell : Math Teacher

Darbi Stancell

Math Teacher

Email: dstancell@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Kristen Stremel : Music Director
Kristen StremelMusic Director kstremel@jacss.org
Kristen Stremel : Music Director

Kristen Stremel

Music Director

Email: kstremel@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5605

Classes: Showchoir, Musical Theater, Dance, Piano, Music Development

Additional Duties: Girls Health, Schoon Nurse Resource

Degrees and Certifications: BFA Performing Arts, BSN (RN) Nursing, CPR, PALS

Recognitions: Mercy Hospital: Daisy Award for Nurses

Amanda Walker : Business Teacher
Amanda WalkerBusiness Teacher awalker@jacss.org
Amanda Walker : Business Teacher

Amanda Walker

Business Teacher

Email: awalker@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Title: Business Teacher

Classes: Personal Finance, Marketing, Multimedia, Business Leadership, Business Law, Computer Applications

Additional Duties: FBLA Advisor, Volleyball Coach, Stuco Advisor, Senior Sponsor

Degrees: B.S. in General Business from Missouri Southern State University
M.A. in Business Education from Missouri State University/Missouri Southern State University

Recognitions: Missouri FBLA State Advisor 2017

St. Mary's Elementary School
3025 South Central City Road
Joplin, MO 64804
417-623-1465

St. Peter's Middle School
931 South Byers Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-5605

McAuley Catholic High School
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-9320