Faculty & Staff

Assumption School is committed to teaching as Jesus did and living our faith through gospel values. 

All faculty are state certified and have education degrees. Several have Master’s Degrees and all participate in professional learning communities to bring best practices to the classroom. All teachers have or are working toward certification in religious education.





Fr. Nick Kastenholz Pastor Assumption Parish
Msgr. William McCumber Sr. Associate Pastor Assumption Parish

Administration , Faculty and Staff





Mrs. Melinda Kruper Director of Religious Education (D.R.E) Baker University, BA; Washington University, MSW
Mrs. Rachel Martin Admin. Asst. for Religious Education UMKC, BA
Mrs.Deb Holmes Nurse RN; BSN - University Missouri-Columbia; CMA-C; RMA
Dr. Pat Hensley Principal St. Louis University: BS Mathematics; MA Education; Ph.D. Education Administration - Catholic Leadership Program; MO Certification
Mrs. Kristen Thomure Counselor MA - School and Professional Counseling; BA in Elementary Education; DESE Certified School Counselor K-12; CPI Certified; National Institute of Health Certification
Mrs. Angela Bigler Administrative Assistant - Attendance Secretary
Mrs. Tina Wiesner Administrative Assistant St. Louis Community College, AA
Mrs. Maggie LaGrotta Learning Consultant PreK - 1 U.M.S.L., BA; MO Certification
Mrs. Ann Padberg Learning Consultant Grades 5-8 Fontbonne, BS; Xavier University, MA; MO Certification
Mrs. Julie Trupiano Learning Consultant Grades 2-4th University of Missouri St. Louis, BS; MO Certification
Mrs. Jill Schwendeman Montessori Teacher Truman State University, BS; Rockford College, MA
Mrs. Gail Brakensiek Reading Interventionist BA, MA, MO Certification /LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=kwsDvWydPiI%3d&tabid=2316&portalid=38&mid=4892
Mrs. Alice McCullen Montessori Teacher
Ms. Amy Lathrop Montessori Aide
Ms. Julia Krussel Montessori Aide
Ms. Jennifer Bolinger Montessori Aide
Mrs. Lisa McDonald Pre-K Teacher UMSL, BS; Mo Certification
Ms. Jamie Osdieck Pre-K Teacher Missouri Baptist University, BS; Lindenwood University, MA; MO Certification
Mrs. Kristen Collier Pre-K Teacher BA; MO Certification
Mrs. Dallas Spinale Pre-K Teacher Aide
Mrs. Julie Philipp Pre-K Teacher Aide
Mrs. Heather Byrne Pre-K Teacher Aide
Mrs. Sandy Renaud Kindergarten Teacher Northeast Missouri State University, BSE; MO Certification
Mrs. Lisa Meier Kindergarten Teacher U.M.S.L., BA; MO Certification
Mrs. Jenny Schenk Kdg. Teacher Aide
Mrs. Angie Howe Grade 1 Teacher Lindenwood University, BA; Lindenwood University, MA; MO Certification
Mrs. Brittany Dolan Grade 1 Teacher BA-Elementary Education; MO Certification
Ms. Kailie Pennington Grade 1 Teacher Aide
Mrs. Mona Mudd Grade 2 Teacher BS; MO Certification
Mrs. Lori Prothman Grade 2 Teacher BS - Elementary Education; MO Certification
Mrs. Bess Kleckner Grade 2 Teacher Aide
Mrs. Jamie Welby Grade 3 Teacher St. Louis University, BA
Mrs. Jessica Cook Grade 3 Teacher Truman State University, BA; Truman State University, MA; MO Certification
Mrs. Tracy Virtue Grade 3,4,5 teacher Aide
Mrs. Kristine Bohn Grade 4 Teacher University of Missouri, BA
Mrs. Jennifer Tecklenburg Grade 4 Teacher BS - Elementary Education - University of Missouri; MO Certification
Mrs. Jenn Wyatt Grade 5 Teacher - K-5 Science Teacher University of Missouri, BA; Webster University, MA
Mrs.Holly Woytus Grade 5 Teacher BS, MO Certification
Mrs. Haley McHugh Grade 5 Teacher BS - Elementary Education MO Certification
Mrs. Crystal Kroeger Grade 6 Teacher MA - Teaching Language Arts- Fontbonne University; BA - English; Mo Certification Middle School Language Arts
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