St. Mary's Elementary

3025 S. Central City Rd.
Joplin, MO 64804
(417) 623-1465
School Hours:
M-F 8:05am—3:05pm
Office Hours:
M-F 7:30am—4:00pm

St. Mary’s Faculty & Staff

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.

Margie Black : Spanish Teacher & PE Teacher
Margie BlackSpanish Teacher & PE Teacher mblack@jacss.org
Margie Black : Spanish Teacher & PE Teacher

Margie Black

Spanish Teacher & PE Teacher

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

Bachelor of Science in Education from MSU (formerly SMSU) in 1989

I came to the JACS system in August of 1989. At that time, I taught Spanish at McAuley, Religion at St. Peter’s and PE at St. Mary’s, and I was the head Volleyball and Softball Coach and asst. Basketball Coach at McAuley  as well!  Currently, I teach PE at St. Mary’s and Spanish at both St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s, and I was the asst. Volleyball Coach at St. Peter’s this past year.

I’ve always known that I wanted to be a teacher, and because of my upbringing and experience attending both Catholic and public schools, I knew early on that I wanted to teach specifically at a Catholic school. To be able to bring Christ into the classroom/gym/playground and share this great faith of ours with my students and colleagues is a blessing beyond measure! Celebrating Mass, singing and praying together is the best way to start any day!  I love working with kids and being able to help them learn. Seeing the ‘light go on’ as they grasp a concept is very rewarding. Having those students come back years later to visit with you is the icing on the cake!

My husband and I have 4 children, three of whom have either gone through our system or are currently enrolled. We are parishioners at St. Mary’s, and we are involved in our Church in various ways.  I am a  Youth Leaders for our high school Youth Group. I also serve on the Board of Directors for Community Support Services and the Will Norton Miracle League Foundation. In my free time (?), I enjoy fishing, swimming, gardening, browsing antique shops, watching my kids play sports and spending time with friends and family.

Pamela Black : Preschool Teacher, Kindergarten Art Teacher, Librarian
Pamela BlackPreschool Teacher, Kindergarten Art Teacher, Librarian pblack@jacss.org
Pamela Black : Preschool Teacher, Kindergarten Art Teacher, Librarian

Pamela Black

Preschool Teacher, Kindergarten Art Teacher, Librarian

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

Classes: K-5

Degrees and Certifications: BS - Elementary Education, Minor – Special Education - Adams State University

Professional Memberships: ILA

Recognitions: Outstanding Teacher - Diocese of Springfield Cape Girardeau

Favorite Saint(s): St. Mary, St. Francis

Favorite Feast Day: Feast of Immaculate Conception

Carrie Cavitt : Early Childhood Director & Pre-K Teacher
Carrie CavittEarly Childhood Director & Pre-K Teacher ccavitt@jacss.org
Carrie Cavitt : Early Childhood Director & Pre-K Teacher

Carrie Cavitt

Early Childhood Director & Pre-K Teacher

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

Judy Clarkson : Title I
Judy ClarksonTitle I jclarkson@jacss.org
Judy Clarkson : Title I

Judy Clarkson

Title I

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

BA in Elementary Education

I taught third grade at St. Mary's for 32 years. After retiring I was hired by Joplin Schools as a Title 1 teacher. This is my sixth year in that position. I attended Catholic school for 12 years and that had a profound effect on me. Therefore, teaching at a Catholic school was a dream come true. I love the students and staff at St. Mary's and consider it a privilege to be able to remain here. I enjoy traveling to see my family and to see new places. Doing yard work and eating out are two of my favorite things to do. I am a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and have served as president of their Parish Council.

Kayla Crabtree : Music Teacher
Kayla CrabtreeMusic Teacher kcrabtree@jacss.org
Kayla Crabtree : Music Teacher

Kayla Crabtree

Music Teacher

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

Classes: Early Learners, K-5 Music

Additional Duties: After School Choir at St. Mary's

Degrees and Certifications: BA Music Education, BA Piano Performance, Certified K-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music

Favorite Feast Day: Christmas

Carrie Doll : 1st Grade Teacher
Carrie Doll1st Grade Teacher cdoll@jacss.org
Carrie Doll : 1st Grade Teacher

Carrie Doll

1st Grade Teacher

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

BS in Elementary Education - MSSU

This is my second year at St. Mary's.

I have previously taught for Joplin Schools for 11 years.

I have been a speech implementer for students with speech and language needs.

I have also taught first and third grade at West Central Elementary.

I have always had a desire to come back to the Catholic schools after attending St. Mary's as a child.

The love for children is apparent in the building and the atmosphere is positive and welcoming.

It is very easy to feel at home teaching at St. Mary's.

I am married with two girls.

I enjoy running, watching the Chiefs and the Royals, and spending time with my family.

I love children and enjoy spending my time being a positive influence in their lives.

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.

Lorrie Hibbs-Estrada : 1st Grade Teacher
Lorrie Hibbs-Estrada1st Grade Teacher lestrada@jacss.org
Lorrie Hibbs-Estrada : 1st Grade Teacher

Lorrie Hibbs-Estrada

1st Grade Teacher

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

Education: University of Nebraska at Kearney (formerly Kearney State College)

BA in Elementary Education – with minors in Early Childhood Education /Early Childhood        Special Education

Missouri Certification:  K-8 / Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education

I taught preschool in Denver for 4 years before moving to Joplin in 1988.  I have taught at St. Mary’s as preschool /prekindergarten teacher, and 1st grade teacher for 23 years.  I also taught kindergarten and first grade for 6 years  in Joplin Schools.

St. Mary’s School is my special place-a place I that call ‘home’.  I believe that the opportunity we have to recognize daily that God is in our lives creates spiritual, compassionate, and caring students that recognize that they are full of promise and possibilities.

I believe all students are learners, and each can succeed.  I recognize that all students are a special gift of God and that they have individual talents, abilities, and experiences.  I work to create a classroom where all students know they are loved and accepted.  I strive to create opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and allow for the needs of diverse learners.

I welcome visits with parents at any time.  I believe that it is important for parents and teachers to work together to ensure that each student reaches his/her full potential.  This team effort is necessary for each child to be the best they can be!

Kasia Hurley : Early Learners Aide
Kasia HurleyEarly Learners Aide khurley@jacss.org
Kasia Hurley : Early Learners Aide

Kasia Hurley

Early Learners Aide

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

Favorite Saints: St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis & his followers

Favorite Feast Day: They are all wonderful and important

Brandy Lawson : 3rd Grade Teacher
Brandy Lawson3rd Grade Teacher blawson@jacss.org
Brandy Lawson : 3rd Grade Teacher

Brandy Lawson

3rd Grade Teacher

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

Classes: 3rd Grade

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Arts Vocal Performance, Bachelor Science in Education - Emphasis in English, Elementary Education, OK State K-6 Certification through Association of Christian Teachers & Schools

Professional Memberships: OEA (Oklahoma Educators Association), ACTS (Association of Christian Teachers and Schools),

Recognitions: Metropolitan Opera Finalist, 2013 Teacher of the Year Nominee, St. John's

Favorite Saint(s): St. Cecilia

Favorite Feast Day: St. Patrick's Day

Emily Lone : 5th Grade Teacher
Emily Lone5th Grade Teacher elone@jacss.org
Emily Lone : 5th Grade Teacher

Emily Lone

5th Grade Teacher

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

McAuley Grad Year: 1999

Classes: 5th Grade

Additional Duties: Enrichment - 4th & 5th Grades, Summer Science classes with Debi Staton

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Education

Professional Memberships: International Literacy Association (ILA), NCEA

Recognitions: Golden Apple - 2014

Favorite Saints: St. Clare of Assisi, Pope St. John Paul II, Our Lady of Fatima

Favorite Feast Day: All Saints Day

Kay Moore : Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Kay MoorePre-Kindergarten Aide kmoore@jacss.org
Kay Moore : Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Kay Moore

Pre-Kindergarten Aide

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

Classes: Pre-K

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Central Bible College, Springfield, MO

Favorite Saint(s): St. Teresa of Calcutta

Favorite Feast Day: Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, & St. Raphael

Amy Oakes : Administrative Assistant
Amy OakesAdministrative Assistant aoakes@jacss.org
Amy Oakes : Administrative Assistant

Amy Oakes

Administrative Assistant

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

Teresa Scheuerman : Early Learners Teacher
Teresa ScheuermanEarly Learners Teacher tscheuerman@jacss.org
Teresa Scheuerman : Early Learners Teacher

Teresa Scheuerman

Early Learners Teacher

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

Additional Duties: Teach Spanish to Early Learners, Pre-school & Pre-K

Favorite Saint: St. Mary

Favorite Feast Day: St. Francis

Bette Schoeberl : 2nd Grade Teacher
Bette Schoeberl2nd Grade Teacher bschoeberl@jacss.org
Bette Schoeberl : 2nd Grade Teacher

Bette Schoeberl

2nd Grade Teacher

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

Degrees and Certifications: BS in Elementary Education

Professional Memberships: NCEA

Recognitions: Golden Apple Nominee

Favorite Saint: St. Francis

Favorite Feast Day: Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8)

James Sigler : 3rd Grade Teacher
James Sigler3rd Grade Teacher jsigler@jacss.org
James Sigler : 3rd Grade Teacher

James Sigler

3rd Grade Teacher

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

Classes: 3rd Grade

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science - Education, Master of Science - Educational Leadership, Master of Technology Integration Specialist, Certificate of Ministry

Favorite Saint(s): Mother Teresa

Favorite Feast Day: St. Patrick's Day

Debi Staton : 4th Grade Teacher
Debi Staton4th Grade Teacher dstaton@jacss.org
Debi Staton : 4th Grade Teacher

Debi Staton

4th Grade Teacher

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

Classes: 4th Grade

Degrees and Certifications: BS Elementary Education, MS In Curriculum & Instruction

Professional Memberships: NCEA

Recognitions: 2019 Teach of the Year

Favorite Saints: St. Jude Thaddeus, St. Anthony

Favorite Feast Day: Feast of St. Francis (October, 4)

Annette Taylor : Kindergarten Teacher
Annette TaylorKindergarten Teacher ataylor@jacss.org
Annette Taylor : Kindergarten Teacher

Annette Taylor

Kindergarten Teacher

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

Classes: Kindergarten

Additional Duties: Cantor for School Masses

Degrees and Certifications: Masters in Curriculum and Instruction- MSU, BSE in Elementary Education with Emphasis in Early Childhood-MSU

Recognitions: Golden Apple 2008

Favorite Saint(s): St. Teresa the Little Flower (Oct. 1st)

Favorite Feast Day: Holy Thursday

Mary Ann Turk : Art Teacher
Mary Ann TurkArt Teacher mturk@jacss.org
Mary Ann Turk : Art Teacher

Mary Ann Turk

Art Teacher

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

Classes: 1st-5th Art

Additional Duties: Organist for Choir and School Masses

Degrees and Cerfifications: BSE in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Certification from MSSU, MSEd in Elementary Education from MSU

Professional Memberships: ILA - Communications Secretary, MEAA Missouri Art Education Association

Recognitions: 2018 JACS Benefactor Award

Favorite Saint: St. Rose of Lima

Favorite Feast Day: Easter, Pentecost

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