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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 at St. Mary
Joanne LownPrincipal at St. Mary
Joanne Lown : Principal at St. Mary

Joanne Lown

Principal at St. Mary

Email:
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 Teacher
Judy Bashor2nd Grade Teacher
Judy Bashor : 2nd Grade Teacher

Judy Bashor

2nd Grade Teacher

Email:
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
Margie Black : Spanish, PE, Religion teacher

Margie Black

Spanish, PE, Religion teacher

Email:
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.

Shannon Brower ’90 : 5th Grade Teacher
Shannon Brower ’905th Grade Teacher
Shannon Brower ’90 : 5th Grade Teacher

Shannon Brower ’90

5th Grade Teacher

Email:
Phone: 417-623-1465

Started with JACS: 2022

Classes: 5th Grade

Degrees: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Missouri Southern State University

Recognitions: Golden Apple Nominee

Favorite Scripture Quote: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

Terri Conklin : 3rd Grade Teacher
Terri Conklin3rd Grade Teacher
Terri Conklin : 3rd Grade Teacher

Terri Conklin

3rd Grade Teacher

Email:
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

Lorrie Hibbs-Estrada : Kindergarten Teacher
Lorrie Hibbs-EstradaKindergarten Teacher
Lorrie Hibbs-Estrada : Kindergarten Teacher

Lorrie Hibbs-Estrada

Kindergarten Teacher

Email:
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

Amy Oakes : Administrative Assistant
Amy OakesAdministrative Assistant
Amy Oakes : Administrative Assistant

Amy Oakes

Administrative Assistant

Email:
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Started at JACS: 2009

Position: St. Mary's Administrative Assistant

Favorite Scripture/Religious Quote:  Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. - Mother Teresa

Lorie Phillips : Technology Teacher
Lorie PhillipsTechnology Teacher
Lorie Phillips : Technology Teacher

Lorie Phillips

Technology Teacher

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Debi Staton : 4th Grade Teacher
Debi Staton4th Grade Teacher
Debi Staton : 4th Grade Teacher

Debi Staton

4th Grade Teacher

Email:
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

Kristen Stremel : Music Teacher
Kristen StremelMusic Teacher
Kristen Stremel : Music Teacher

Kristen Stremel

Music Teacher

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Laurie Sullens : 1st Grade Aide
Laurie Sullens1st Grade Aide
Laurie Sullens : 1st Grade Aide

Laurie Sullens

1st Grade Aide

Email:
Phone: 417-623-1465

Started at JACS: 2019

Classes: 4th grade math and 1st 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
Annette Taylor ’88 : Kindergarten Teacher

Annette Taylor ’88

Kindergarten Teacher

Email:
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
Mary Ann Turk ’69 : K-5 Art teacher

Mary Ann Turk ’69

K-5 Art teacher

Email:
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 at St. Mary
Joanne LownPrincipal at St. Mary
Joanne Lown : Principal at St. Mary

Joanne Lown

Principal at St. Mary

Email:
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
Carrie Cavitt : Preschool Director & Pre-K Teacher

Carrie Cavitt

Preschool Director & Pre-K Teacher

Email:
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

Joan Merrill : Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Joan MerrillPre-Kindergarten Aide
Joan Merrill : Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Joan Merrill

Pre-Kindergarten Aide

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Hannah Randleman : Advanced Learners Teacher
Hannah RandlemanAdvanced Learners Teacher
Hannah Randleman : Advanced Learners Teacher

Hannah Randleman

Advanced Learners Teacher

Email:
Phone: 417-623-1465

Started at JACS: 2019 - After school program | 2021 - Advanced Learners Aide | 2022 - Advanced Learners Teacher

Classes: Advanced Learners Teacher

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

 

Erin Stachura : Advanced Learners Aide
Erin StachuraAdvanced Learners Aide
Erin Stachura : Advanced Learners Aide

Erin Stachura

Advanced Learners Aide

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Teresa Scheuerman : Early Learners Teacher
Teresa ScheuermanEarly Learners Teacher
Teresa Scheuerman : Early Learners Teacher

Teresa Scheuerman

Early Learners Teacher

Email:
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Started with JACS: 2019

Additional Duties: Teach Spanish to Early Learners, Advanced Learner, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Favorite Scripture: "Don't be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you can figure out what God's will is - what is good and pleasing and mature." Romans 12:2

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