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@jacss.org
Dr. Emily Yoakam : Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

Dr. Emily Yoakam

Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

Email: eyoakam@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Pitt State) - Master of Science in Reading (Pitt State)

Favorite Saint: St. Catherine of Sienna

Favorite Feast Day: All Souls Day

Tony Witt : Instructor
Tony WittInstructor twitt@jacss.org
Tony Witt : Instructor

Tony Witt

Instructor

Email: twitt@jacss.org
Phone:

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

Ruth Atchley

Art Teacher

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

Classes: Art, Jounalism, Yearbook

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 Saint(s): St. Mary, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Favorite Feast Day: The Assumption of Mary

Andrea Chirafisi : Science Teacher
Andrea ChirafisiScience Teacher achirafisi@jacss.org
Andrea Chirafisi : Science Teacher

Andrea Chirafisi

Science Teacher

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

Andrea Chirafisi teaches Science at St. Peter's Middle School. She taught at JACS for several years prior to teaching for Joplin Schools for two years. She holds a BA in Psychology from Kansas State University and an MA in Teaching from National-Louis University, Chicago. She has three children. Ms. Chirafisi loves to read, cook, and binge watch Netflix.

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.

Heidi Gardner : Math Teacher
Heidi GardnerMath Teacher hgardner@jacss.org
Heidi Gardner : Math Teacher

Heidi Gardner

Math Teacher

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

Additional Duties: Student Council Advisor, National Junior Honor Society Advisor, 8th Grade Class Advisor, St. Peter's Girls' Basketball Coach.

Degrees and Certifications: Middle School Math Degree

Favorite Saint: St. Sebastian

Favorite Feast Day: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

 

Deb Hamilton : JACS School Counselor
Deb HamiltonJACS School Counselor dhamilton@jacss.org
Deb Hamilton : JACS School Counselor

Deb Hamilton

JACS School Counselor

Email: dhamilton@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Classes: K-12 JACS System Counselor

Additional Duties: McAuley HS National Honor Society Sponsor

Degrees and Certifications: BS Education, English & Physical Education Certification, 7-12 (MSU) MS Education Guidance & Counseling, K-12 (MSU)

Professional Memberships: American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Missouri Association of School Psychologists (MASP)

Favorite Saint: St. Francis of Assisi

For visit the McAuley Guidance and Counseling page for additional information. You can also reach Mrs. Hamilton at dhamilton@jacschools.org

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

Mike Howard

Athletic Director

Email: mhoward@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Classes: Physical Education, Weights & Health

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

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

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

Favorite Feast Day: Thanksgiving

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

Larry Perkins

Instructor

Email: lperkins@jacss.org
Phone:

Sister Joan Margret Schwager : Religion Teacher & Librarian
Sister Joan Margret SchwagerReligion Teacher & Librarian jschwager@jacss.org
Sister Joan Margret Schwager : Religion Teacher & Librarian

Sister Joan Margret Schwager

Religion Teacher & Librarian

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

Degrees and Certifications:
BA- Spanish/Ele. Ed Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids IA
MA- Theology University of Dayton, Dayton OH

Professional Memberships:
Sisters of Mercy
Master Catechist Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Virtus Facilitator for above Diocese

Recognitions:
Golden Apple finalist two years
Outstanding Teacher Award

Favorite Saint(s):  Venerable Catherine McAuley or St. Teresa of Avila

Favorite Feast Day:  Sept 24 Mercy Day!

Kristen Stremel : Music Director
Kristen StremelMusic Director kstremel@jacss.org
Kristen Stremel : Music Director

Kristen Stremel

Music Director

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

Classes: Showchoir, Musical Theater, Dance, Piano, Music Development

Additional Duties: Girls Health, Schoon Nurse Resource

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

Recognitions: Mercy Hospital: Daisy Award for Nurses

Christy Witt : Instructor
Christy WittInstructor cwitt@jacss.org
Christy Witt : Instructor

Christy Witt

Instructor

Email: cwitt@jacss.org
Phone:

Christy Witt teaches Multimedia at McAuley Catholic High School, she also teaches math, science and religion at St. Peter's Middle School in Joplin.

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