St. Peter's Middle School

931 S. Byers Ave.
Joplin, MO
(417) 624-5605
School Hours:
M-F 7:50 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours:
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. Peter's Catholic Middle School in Joplin

St. Peter’s Faculty & Staff

Dr. Emily Yoakam : Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley
Dr. Emily YoakamPrincipal St. Peter’s and McAuley eyoakam@jacschools.org
Dr. Emily Yoakam : Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

Dr. Emily Yoakam

Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

Email: eyoakam@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Year started at JACS: 2019

Classes: Principal for St. Peter's and McAuley

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education | Master's of Science in Reading | Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership

Favorite Scripture Quote: "Be who God made you to be and you will set this world on fire." -St. Catherine of Siena

 

Georgia Antillon : Middle School Instructor
Georgia AntillonMiddle School Instructor gantillon@jacschools.org
Georgia Antillon : Middle School Instructor

Georgia Antillon

Middle School Instructor

Email: gantillon@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Started in the JACS system: 2021

Position: Middle School Spanish, 6th grade ancient civilizations, 6th grade life science

Degrees and certifications: Associate degree of Nursing - Crowder College | Bachelor of Education in Spanish - MSSU

Favorite Scripture Verse: "I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:1-2

Ruth Atchley : Art Teacher
Ruth AtchleyArt Teacher ratchley@jacschools.org
Ruth Atchley : Art Teacher

Ruth Atchley

Art Teacher

Email: ratchley@jacschools.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Started in the JACS system: 2001

Classes: Art, Journalism, Yearbook at McAuley

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 Scripture quote: "Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12

Brent Bartlett : Instructor
Brent BartlettInstructor bbartlett@jacschools.org
Brent Bartlett : Instructor

Brent Bartlett

Instructor

Email: bbartlett@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Started in the JACS system: 2021

Classes teaching: McAuley Catholic Health, sports medicine, sports history/culture

Additional Duties: St. Peter's girls and boys basketball coach

Degrees and certifications: Bachelor of Science in Education in Physical Education/Health | Masters of Education

Favorite Scripture Quote: "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

Laura Bridgeford : Instructor
Laura BridgefordInstructor lbridgeford@jacschools.org
Laura Bridgeford : Instructor

Laura Bridgeford

Instructor

Email: lbridgeford@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Started in the JACS system: 2021

Classes teaching: American History, Language Arts, Reading at St. Peter's | Freshman English at McAuley Catholic

Degrees and certifications: K-12 Mild/Moderate Cross Categorized SPED | 1-6 Elementary (Early Childhood)

Professional Memberships: MNSEA | Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO)

Recognitions: Rose/Golden Apple - 1990 - South Bay Union School District in California

Favorite Scripture Verse: "I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." Psalm 139:15

Andrea Chirafisi : Instructor
Andrea ChirafisiInstructor achirafisi@jacschools.org
Andrea Chirafisi : Instructor

Andrea Chirafisi

Instructor

Email: achirafisi@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Started in the JACS system: 1999

Classes teaching: Religion, Life Science and 6th grade Reading at St. Peter's

Additional Duties: St. Peter's Yearbook

Degrees and certifications: Bachelor of Art Psychology from Kansas State University | Masters of Art in Teaching from National Louis University, Chicago

Recognitions: Golden Apple nominees 2002, 2009 | Golden Apple recipient 2011

Favorite Scripture Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Darren Cook : Guidance Counselor
Darren CookGuidance Counselor dcook@jacschools.org
Darren Cook : Guidance Counselor

Darren Cook

Guidance Counselor

Email: dcook@jacschools.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Started in the JACS system: 2019

Position: Guidance and Student Services for 6-12 grades

Degrees and certifications: Bachelors in Business Administration from MSSU | Bachelors in Education from MSSU | Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Missouri State | Specialists in Educational Administration from Missouri State

Favorite Scripture Verse: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:

Mike Howard : Athletic Director
Mike HowardAthletic Director mhoward@jacschools.org
Mike Howard : Athletic Director

Mike Howard

Athletic Director

Email: mhoward@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Started at JACS: 2015

Classes: Physical Education, Strength & Conditioning

Additional Duties: Head Coach - High School Girls Basketball, Head Coach - Girls Softball

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Professional Memberships: Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA), National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA)

Recognitions: Ozark 7 Conference Coach of the Year - 2019

Favorite Feast Day: "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

Heidi Gardner : Instructor
Heidi GardnerInstructor hgardner@jacschools.org
Heidi Gardner : Instructor

Heidi Gardner

Instructor

Email: hgardner@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Year started at JACS: 2011

Classes: Middle School Math, Middle School Religion, Sports Marketing, Personal Finance

Additional Duties: Student Council Advisor for St. Peter's and McAuley Catholic, National Junior Honor Society Advisor, 8th Grade Class Advisor

Degrees and Certifications: Middle School Math Degree | Secondary Math Degree

Recognitions: JACS Educator of the year 2020-2021

Favorite Scripture Quote: He who kneels before God, can stand before anyone.

Cindy Karraker : Spanish Instructor
Cindy KarrakerSpanish Instructor ckarraker@jacschools.org
Cindy Karraker : Spanish Instructor

Cindy Karraker

Spanish Instructor

Email: ckarraker@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Classes: McAuley Catholic Spanish teacher | Spanish I, II, III/IV

Additional Duties: Spanish National 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 Scripture Quote: But now Faith, Hope and Love remain - these three - The greatest of these is love.

Vida Martinez : Custodian Supervisor
Vida MartinezCustodian Supervisor
Vida Martinez : Custodian Supervisor

Vida Martinez

Custodian Supervisor

Email:
Phone: 417-624-9320

Started with JACS: 2018

Position: McAuley Catholic and St. Peter's Custodian Supervisor

Additional Duties: Maintenance, Kitchen server

Certifications: Missouri School Plant Managers Association Certified Facility Manager

Professional Memberships: MSPMA

Recognitions: 1st woman in Missouri to receive MSPMA certification

Favorite Scripture Quote: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

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

Larry Perkins

Instructor

Email: lperkins@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Year started at JACS: 2020

Classes: 6th grade Math at St. Peter's | Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science Mathematics Education | Masters of Educational Administration

Recognitions: 2021 Right Hand Man Award (Doug Pott's Award); 2018 Teacher of the Month (March); 2019 Mentor of the Year Award

Favorite Scripture Quote: "But he was pierced for our sins, crushed for our iniquity. He bore the punishment that makes us whole, by his wounds we were healed." Is 53:5

 

Ginny Stalling :
Ginny Stalling
Ginny Stalling :

Ginny Stalling

Email:
Phone:

Darbi Stancell : Instructor
Darbi StancellInstructor dstancell@jacschools.org
Darbi Stancell : Instructor

Darbi Stancell

Instructor

Email: dstancell@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Year started at JACS: 2019

Classes: Dual credit - Calculus, College Algebra, Statistics, Mathematical Connections, Pre-Calculus (not dual credit), Culinary Management, Christian Leadership, ACT Math/Science

Additional Duties: Head Cross Country Coach for St. Peter's | Assistant Cross Country Coach at McAuley

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelors of Education Math, Master's of Art in Education Curriculum and Instruction | 21 hours in Master's of Science in Math

Recognitions: Golden Apple Winner 2020

Favorite Scripture Quote: "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace* with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access [by faith] to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us." Romans 5:1-5

Kristen Stremel : Instructor
Kristen StremelInstructor kstremel@jacschools.org
Kristen Stremel : Instructor

Kristen Stremel

Instructor

Email: kstremel@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Started at JACS: 2018

Classes: Performing Arts at St. Peter's

Degrees and Certifications: BFA Performing Arts, BSN (RN) Nursing, CPR, PALS

Recognitions: Mercy Hospital: Daisy Award for Nurses

Tony Witt ’00 : Instructor
Tony Witt ’00Instructor twitt@jacschools.org
Tony Witt ’00 : Instructor

Tony Witt ’00

Instructor

Email: twitt@jacschools.org
Phone: 417-624-9320

Year started at JACS: 2020

Classes: Physical Science, Chemistry, P.E., Strength & Conditioning

Additional Duties: Head boys basketball coach, head golf coach, Assistant AD, head powerlifting coach

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Education - Chemistry Ed from Missouri State | Masters of Science Education in Educational Leadership - Missouri State | Certifications: Carre

Favorite Scripture Quote: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21

 

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