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.

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

Started with JACS: 2020

Classes: 2nd Grade

Degrees: B.S.E. Elementary Education | MSE Elementary Education

Recognitions: Golden Apple Nominee

Favorite Scripture Quote: "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with on another in love." Ephesians 4:2

Margie Black : Spanish, PE, Religion teacher
Margie BlackSpanish, PE, Religion teacher mblack@jacss.org
Margie Black : Spanish, PE, Religion teacher

Margie Black

Spanish, PE, Religion teacher

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

Started with JACS: August 1989

Classes: Grades 1-5 Spanish teacher, K-5 P.E. teacher, 3rd grade religion teacher

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

Professional Memberships: NCEA, MOAHPERD, MOSHAPE

Recognitions: Golden Apple Nominee, Golden Apple Finalist, JACS Educator of the Year in 2018, MO Heart Healthy School of the Year in 2019

Favorite Scripture Quote: "Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

 

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.

Terri Conklin : 3rd Grade Teacher
Terri Conklin3rd Grade Teacher tconklin@jacss.org
Terri Conklin : 3rd Grade Teacher

Terri Conklin

3rd Grade Teacher

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

Started with JACS: 2021

Classes: 3rd Grade Teacher

Degrees: State of Missouri, Elementary Ed., Grades 1-8 | M.S Missouri State University | B.S. University of Central Oklahoma | A.A. Northeastern A&M

Recognitions: Golden Apple Award 1994

Favorite scripture quote: "Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Kayla Kessler : Music & Technology Teacher
Kayla KesslerMusic & Technology Teacher kkessler@jacss.org
Kayla Kessler : Music & Technology Teacher

Kayla Kessler

Music & Technology Teacher

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

Classes: Early Learners, K-5 Music

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

Favorite scripture quote: "I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

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.

Lorrie Hibbs-Estrada : Kindergarten Teacher
Lorrie Hibbs-EstradaKindergarten Teacher lestrada@jacss.org
Lorrie Hibbs-Estrada : Kindergarten Teacher

Lorrie Hibbs-Estrada

Kindergarten Teacher

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

Started at JACS: 1988

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from University of Nebraska at Kearney (formerly Kearney State College) | Missouri certification PS-8th grade | Minors in Early Childhood Education /Early Childhood        Special Education

Recognitions: Golden Apple Nominee 2016, 2021 | JACS Educator of the Year 2019

Favorite scripture quote: "But Jesus said, 'Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heave." Matthew 19:13

Emily Lone ’99 : 5th Grade Teacher
Emily Lone ’995th Grade Teacher elone@jacss.org
Emily Lone ’99 : 5th Grade Teacher

Emily Lone ’99

5th Grade Teacher

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

Started at JACS: 2003

Classes: 5th Grade

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Education

Professional Memberships: International Literacy Association (ILA), NCEA

Recognitions: Golden Apple - 2014 | JACS Educator of the year - 2021

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

Favorite Scripture Quote: "With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26

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

Lisa Morin

Title 1

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

Started at JACS: 2020

Position: Title I Reading and Math

Additional Duties: Carl Junction R-1 ESL Coordinator

Degrees and Certifications: BA Elementary Ed. 1-6, Edu. of Hearing Impaired K-12; MA Teaching English as a second language

Professional Memberships: MSTA, TESOL

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

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

Started at JACS: 1994

Classes: 4th Grade

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

Professional Memberships: NCEA

Recognitions: 2019 JACS Educator of the Year | Golden Apple Nominee

Favorite scripture quote: "Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer." - Romans 12:12

Laurie Sullens : 3rd Grade Aide
Laurie Sullens3rd Grade Aide lsullens@jacss.org
Laurie Sullens : 3rd Grade Aide

Laurie Sullens

3rd Grade Aide

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

Started at JACS: 2019

Classes: 4th grade math and 3rd grade aide

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelors in Psychology; Bachelors in Education

Professional Memberships: Past member of CEC, Principal's Advisory Committee, MAP Senior Leader, International Reading Association.

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

Favorite Scripture: "There but for the grace of God, go I."

Annette Taylor ’88 : Kindergarten Teacher
Annette Taylor ’88Kindergarten Teacher ataylor@jacss.org
Annette Taylor ’88 : Kindergarten Teacher

Annette Taylor ’88

Kindergarten Teacher

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

Started at JACS: 1992

Classes: Kindergarten

Additional Duties: Cantor for School Masses | St. Mary's School Leadership Team

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

Recognitions: Golden Apple 2008

Favorite scripture quote: I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!

Mary Ann Turk ’69 : K-5 Art teacher
Mary Ann Turk ’69K-5 Art teacher mturk@jacss.org
Mary Ann Turk ’69 : K-5 Art teacher

Mary Ann Turk ’69

K-5 Art teacher

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

Started with JACS: 1980

Classes: Kindergarten-5th grade art teacher

Additional Duties: Organist for choir practice 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, NCEA

Recognitions: 2018 JACS Benefactor Award | Golden Apple Nominee

Favorite scripture quote: "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

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 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

Gay Currence : Advanced Learners Teacher
Gay CurrenceAdvanced Learners Teacher gcurrence@jacss.org
Gay Currence : Advanced Learners Teacher

Gay Currence

Advanced Learners Teacher

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

Started with JACS: 2020

Degree: Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri.

Recognitions: Golden Apple Nominee

Favorite Scripture Quote: "Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:6-7

Hannah Randleman : Advanced Learners aide
Hannah RandlemanAdvanced Learners aide
Hannah Randleman : Advanced Learners aide

Hannah Randleman

Advanced Learners aide

Email:
Phone: 417-623-1465

Started at JACS: 2019 - After school program | 2021 - Advanced Learners Aide

Classes: Advanced Learners Aide

Degrees: Bachelors in Psychology and Counseling from Ozark Christian College

Favorite Scripture Quote: "but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthian 12:9-10

 

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

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

Clotilde Williams

Early Learners Aide

Email:
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Started with JACS: 2019

Position: Early Learners Aide

Favorite Scripture Quote: From: "In the beginning..." to: "Amen, Maranatha!"

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