McAuley Catholic High School

930 S. Pearl Ave.
Joplin, MO 64801
(417) 624-9320
School Hours:
M-F 7:50 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours:
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McAuley Catholic High School in Joplin

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

Tony Witt : Instructor
Tony WittInstructor twitt@jacss.org
Tony Witt : Instructor

Tony Witt

Instructor

Email: twitt@jacss.org
Phone:

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.

Molly Bond : Instructor
Molly BondInstructor mbond@jacss.org
Molly Bond : Instructor

Molly Bond

Instructor

Email: mbond@jacss.org
Phone:

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

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

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)

Larry Perkins : Instructor
Larry PerkinsInstructor lperkins@jacss.org
Larry Perkins : Instructor

Larry Perkins

Instructor

Email: lperkins@jacss.org
Phone:

Sister Joan Margret Schwager : Religion Teacher & Librarian
Sister Joan Margret SchwagerReligion Teacher & Librarian jschwager@jacss.org
Sister Joan Margret Schwager : Religion Teacher & Librarian

Sister Joan Margret Schwager

Religion Teacher & Librarian

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

Degrees and Certifications:
BA- Spanish/Ele. Ed Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids IA
MA- Theology University of Dayton, Dayton OH

Professional Memberships:
Sisters of Mercy
Master Catechist Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Virtus Facilitator for above Diocese

Recognitions:
Golden Apple finalist two years
Outstanding Teacher Award

Favorite Saint(s):  Venerable Catherine McAuley or St. Teresa of Avila

Favorite Feast Day:  Sept 24 Mercy Day!

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

Andy Youngworth : Instructor
Andy YoungworthInstructor ayoungworth@jacss.org
Andy Youngworth : Instructor

Andy Youngworth

Instructor

Email: ayoungworth@jacss.org
Phone:

JACS Business Office
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-5003

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