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

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

Larry Perkins

Instructor

Email: lperkins@jacss.org
Phone:

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

Christy Witt

Instructor

Email: cwitt@jacss.org
Phone:

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

Christy Witt

Instructor

Email: cwitt@jacss.org
Phone:

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

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

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