St. Mary's Elementary

3025 S. Central City Rd.
Joplin, MO 64804
(417) 623-1465
School Hours:
M-F 8:05 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Office Hours:
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School in Joplin

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.

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

Amy Oakes

Administrative Assistant

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

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

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!

Carrie Doll : 2nd Grade Teacher
Carrie Doll2nd Grade Teacher cdoll@jacss.org
Carrie Doll : 2nd Grade Teacher

Carrie Doll

2nd Grade Teacher

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

BS in Elementary Education - MSSU

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.

Judy Bashor : 2nd Grade
Judy Bashor2nd Grade jbashor@jacss.org
Judy Bashor : 2nd Grade

Judy Bashor

2nd Grade

Email: jbashor@jacss.org
Phone: 417-623-1465

Judy holds a Bachelor’s degree from MSSU and a Master’s degree from MSU, both in Elementary Education.  She has the experience and joy of teaching for 24 years, most recently at Irving Elementary School.  During her career she has taught several different elementary grades, but truly enjoys teaching second grade.  Judy and her husband Richard have two adult daughters and attend St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

Mary Ann Turk : 3rd Grade Teacher
Mary Ann Turk3rd Grade Teacher mturk@jacss.org
Mary Ann Turk : 3rd Grade Teacher

Mary Ann Turk

3rd Grade Teacher

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

Classes: 3rd grade teacher and Kindergarten Art teacher

Additional Duties: Organist for Choir and School Masses

Degrees and Certifications: 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

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)

Laurie Sullens : 5th Grade Teacher
Laurie Sullens5th Grade Teacher lsullens@jacss.org
Laurie Sullens : 5th Grade Teacher

Laurie Sullens

5th Grade Teacher

Email: lsullens@jacss.org
Phone: 417-623-1465

Additional Duties: Recess/Lunch

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelors in Psychology; Bachelors in Education

Professional Memberships: Past member of MSTA, NEA, CEC and SpED.

Recognition(s): Who's Who Among America's Teachers

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

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

Lisa Morin : Title 1
Lisa MorinTitle 1 lmorin@jacss.org
Lisa Morin : Title 1

Lisa Morin

Title 1

Email: lmorin@jacss.org
Phone:

Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Education of the Hearing Impaired from Flagler College and a Master’s degree in English as Second Language from Southeast Missouri State.  Lisa taught Pre-K and Kindergarten in Catholic schools in Florida and joins us as a cohort teacher from Carl Junction where she has been a speech implementer (K-12) and ESL teacher/coordinator (K-12).   She is excited to help all the students at St. Mary’s reach their full potential and is excited to teach at St. Mary’s.

RoiAnn Gardner : Art Teacher
RoiAnn GardnerArt Teacher rgardner@jacss.org
RoiAnn Gardner : Art Teacher

RoiAnn Gardner

Art Teacher

Email: rgardner@jacss.org
Phone: 417-623-1465

Class: 1st-5th grade Art

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

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Education from MSU (formerly SMSU) in 1989

Started with JACS: August 1989

Favorite Saint:

Favorite Feast Day:

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.

Preschool & 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.

Carrie Cavitt : Preschool Director & Pre-K Teacher
Carrie CavittPreschool Director & Pre-K Teacher ccavitt@jacss.org
Carrie Cavitt : Preschool Director & Pre-K Teacher

Carrie Cavitt

Preschool Director & Pre-K Teacher

Email: ccavitt@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

Pamela Black : Advanced Learners Teacher, Librarian
Pamela BlackAdvanced Learners Teacher, Librarian pblack@jacss.org
Pamela Black : Advanced Learners Teacher, Librarian

Pamela Black

Advanced Learners 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

Gay Currence : Pre-Kindergarten teacher
Gay CurrencePre-Kindergarten teacher gcurrence@jacss.org
Gay Currence : Pre-Kindergarten teacher

Gay Currence

Pre-Kindergarten teacher

Email: gcurrence@jacss.org
Phone: 417-623-1465

Gay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri.  Gay has a varied and rich education background helping students from nursery school age to 8th grade find the excitement and joy in learning, most recently as the Lower School science teacher at Thomas Jefferson.  Gay has three adult children and one precious grandson.

Clotilde Williams : Early Learners Aide
Clotilde WilliamsEarly Learners Aide
Clotilde Williams : Early Learners Aide

Clotilde Williams

Early Learners Aide

Email:
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Linda Hudson : Advanced Learners aide
Linda HudsonAdvanced Learners aide
Linda Hudson : Advanced Learners aide

Linda Hudson

Advanced Learners aide

Email:
Phone:

Teresa Bracich : Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Teresa BracichPre-Kindergarten Aide
Teresa Bracich : Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Teresa Bracich

Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Email:
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Classes: Pre-K

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