Faculty & Staff
Sacred Heart Catholic School is blessed to have faculty and staff who live our mission everyday and are committed to the children's educational successes.
lois vollmer - principal
I have been in Catholic Education now for over 40 years and still find it exciting and challenging. My first degree was from Notre Dame College in south St. Louis in American Studies and elementary science. I began as a young School Sister of Notre Dame teaching 3rd grade at St. Martin de Porres in Hazelwood. Then moved on to Our Lady of Lourdes in Washington, MO teaching first grade and 7th grade science and PSR director. From there I went to Effingham, Illinois to become principal at Sacred Heart School and taught Middle School classes. During the summers I went to school at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas where I finally got my Master’s degree. After closing that school, I moved again this time to open a brand new schoolSts. Joachim & Ann in Harvester, MO where I went back to teaching 35 first graders ( a lot of little bodies in one room!!)
The Sacred Heart School Community is pleased to welcome the newest addition to our faculty:
mr. john bonsanti - teacher (8th grade)
Hello. My name is John Bonsanti. I have been working in Catholic Education for over 10 years. In that time I have worked as a campus minister, CRE and high school teacher. I have recently graduated from St Louis University with Masters Degrees in both Theology (Religious Education) and Educational Leadership (administration). My wife and I have 3 daughters and are members of "the other Sacred Heart" (Valley Park).
mr. michael wolff - physical education
I have been in Catholic education for nearly all of my 15 years teaching, almost all of that has been P.E. I am a product of 12 years of Catholic education before going to college.
My wife and I have been married for 18 years and have been blessed with five children, the oldest being a High School sophomore and the youngest in 1st grade. They do keep us quite active.
I am a fan of several sports, especially hockey and soccer.
I look forward to a wonderful year here at Sacred Heart.
Welcome back to these teachers:
Xuan Robbins – Teacher (1st Grade)
I have been teaching 1st grade at Sacred Heart for several years now. I love it more with each added year! I am extremely lucky to have such a great second family in Sacred Heart. I grew up in a small Nebraskan town in the western panhandle, named Scottsbluff, and moved to St. Louis for a teaching job back in 1998. I moved to North County after marrying my husband, Kevin. I am a parishioner at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. In addition to a special education background, I have a Master’s Degree in reading which comes in handy when working one on one and tutoring. During my spare time, I love to attend musicals/theater, read, and dance.
Josie Zeugin – Teacher (1st Grade)
I am a proud graduate of Sacred Heart. I attended Fontbonne University and graduated in December 2013. I enjoyed my time as a Fontbonne student. One of the greatest experiences through Fontbonne was the chance to teach in a special needs school in Limaru, Kenya over a summer break.
I have been acting since before high school and continue my love of theatre, behind the scenes. I even work for a few professional companies around town. I dabble in a little bit of everything, lighting design, stage management, master electrician, and directing.
miss michelle hanten - Teacher (2nd Grade)
I have my Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Missouri State University. I have experience in working with children from birth to third grade. I was a preschool teacher at The Goddard School and this is my first year teaching here at Sacred Heart. I am excited to be a part of Sacred Heart. In my spare time, I enjoy running, reading, and spending time with my family.
Miss Rachel Grelle - Teacher (2nd Grade)
I graduated from the University of Central Missouri with my degree in Early Childhood Education. Since my graduation in December, 2014, I worked as a substitute teacher in the St. Charles and Parkway School Districts for a semester and then became a paraprofessional in the Special School District. I currently live in O'Fallon, Missouri, where I am a parishioner at St. Joseph - Cottleville. My family lives in O'Fallon as well, they are such a huge part of my life! During my time outside of school, I love to be outside, read, and hang out with my family and friends.
Mrs. Lisa Murphy - Teacher (3rd Grade)
I am new to the Florissant area and Sacred Heart community. I have found the school, parish, and the parish families very welcoming. I am excited to teach the children at Sacred Heart. I graduated from Fontbonne University with a degree in early childhood with an elementary certification. I have taught preschool for five years. I taught threes, fours, and Jr. Kindergarten. I have been married to my husband, Robert for twenty-two years. Together we have a son, Patrick and I am blessed with four stepchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, reading, and spending time with my family.
Jane Curran – Teacher (3rd Grade)
My name is Jane Curran and I am starting my 10th year here at Sacred Heart. I graduated from Webster University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Communications. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and work with young children. I really enjoy teaching here at Sacred Heart!
I have been married for 19 years to my wonderful husband, Bob. We have two children, Maura (13) and Riley (8). I also really enjoy being a mom and spending time with my kids.
Some of my favorite things to do is spend time hiking and walking on the beach searching for shells with my family. My husband and I enjoy bike riding and traveling. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animals are pandas. Something you may not know about me is that I lived in London, England when I was a teenager and graduated from high school there
Gina Schuler – Teacher (4th Grade)
Hi! My name is Gina Schuler and I have been teaching at Sacred Heart for 20 years. I taught 1st grade when I started at Sacred Heart, then moved to 3rd, and now I am teaching 4th grade. I have been married for 36 years. I have three children, two boys and one girl. I have lived in Florissant all my life and am very happy that I have been able to work at Sacred Heart all of these years. When I am not doing schoolwork I like to garden, quilt, and browse antique stores looking for old and unusual items.
sue baker - TEACHER (4th GRADE)
THE STORY OF SUSAN K. BAKER
After graduating from Maryville College of the Sacred Heart, now Maryville University, many years ago, I taught at three other Catholic schools before coming to Sacred Heart in the fall of 1981. At that time there were three classrooms of each grade and over eight hundred students. Even though I frequently got lost in the “Big School”, I still felt welcomed and safe in this loving environment.
I taught sixth grade Science for many years until it became part of the Middle School. Then I eagerly accepted the position of teaching fourth grade where I remain still today. Contrary to student belief, it wasn’t because I was taller than a fourth grader.
My husband and I were blessed with having five wonderfully active children. Raising them from infancy to adulthood allowed me many experiences to practice patience and understanding to which I’m deeply grateful. There isn’t a story or an excuse from a student that I haven’t heard before to which I give my own children credit.
My time at Sacred Heart has been an important part of my life as an educator and a Catholic. I thank God for calling me here.
Mrs. kay wilson - teacher (5th grade)
I am a wife of 36 years, a mom for 34 and a teacher of many things for about 40 years. My husband and I have 4 children, one son, three daughters and two grandchildren. The grandchildren live close, so we get to see them a lot, (aka, babysit) and take them swimming often. One of our daughters lives in Atlanta GA, while everyone else is in St. Louis. Besides teaching math, and other Fifth grade subjects, I have taught swimming, CPR, stitchery and sewing. I also enjoy traveling, scrapbooking and making birthday cards for all of my family members each year.
mrs. judy lance - teacher (5th Grade)
I have been blessed to be able to teach for 43 years in the Catholic School system, first as a School Sister of Notre Dame, then as "Mrs. Lance." My experience is in teaching grades 1st -8th. I have been part of Sacred Heart School for about 10 years now. My husband and I have 2 children, our daughter Deanna and son, Dennis, who has been in heaven watching over us for 3 years. We have 6 grandchildren and a great grandson. Two of our grandchildren and our nearly 3 year old great grandson live with us. Parker Anthony keeps us busy, besides filling our lives with much happiness. We are from Michigan, but have called Missouri home for 24 years. In my "spare time" I enjoy reading, knitting, puzzles, gardening, and swimming in the summer. All-in all, God has been very good to me
bethany keirsey - teacher (6th Grade)
Mrs. Keirsey earned her Masters Degree in Secondary Education with Bachelor Degrees in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and Geography. Previous experiences include teaching Science at a local Catholic High School, and designing curriculum and working with teachers and children for both the Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Science Center.
Amy Connor – Teacher (6th Grade)
My name is Ms. Amy Connor and I am currently teaching middle school social studies and 5th grade English. I have been teaching in the Archdiocese since 1998. I started teaching at St. Angela Merici before coming to Sacred Heart in 2006. I was the computer teacher here for 2 years, and then I began teaching the 4th grade before ending up in middle school. My favorite animal is the elephant. I have a prized collection of elephant figurines and artwork in my classroom from former students. I have 2 amazing daughters who graduated from Sacred Heart. Both of them are in high school now at Hazelwood West.
cortney schwierjohn -TEACHER (7th GRADE)
I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I received my bachelor’s in English education from Central Missouri State University, where I met my husband. We moved here to St. Louis where we both work as teachers. I earned a master’s degree in education with a focus on English/middle school curriculum and instruction. My husband and I have a daughter, Lily, who is five and attends school at St. Norbert. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family. I also enjoy watching college basketball and football and cheer on the Kansas Jayhawks.
mr. doug fite - teacher (grade 7)
Hello. My name is Doug Fite and I am very excited and blessed to be on the staff here at Sacred Heart. I graduated from UMSL in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education. In my free time, I love to play golf, watch sports, read books about the Civil War and most of all, spend time with my family. Being a part of the Sacred Heart community, as a parishioner and now as a teacher, is special to me and I can't wait to begin my new journey in a great learning environment.
Mary Barnum – Teacher (8th Grade)
I am married with two children. My daughter Christi is married to a Sacred Heart graduate, Jason. Together they have a 5 year-old daughter, Macie. My other daughter Kim is a school psychologist and lives in Davenport, Iowa. I enjoy spending my time with my family and of course doing SUDOKU.
miss sarah bogaski - art and music
Ms. Bogaski has earned her BFA degree in Art Education. She has had experience designing curriculum and lesson plans for both elementary and high school students in local area schools. She spent this past summer as support staff for the Hazelwood Summer Camp engaging, supervising and implementing activities and art projects for special needs students.
Hi. My name is Kathleen Burwell and I must say that I am thrilled to be here at Sacred Heart for a second year. I have taught in the archdiocese since 1999. The majority of this time has been spent with computers. My hopes for what I would like to achieve with the students is often tempered by the ability of the technology to keep up with us.
I have spent my life in the Florissant area. I have 3 children—a boy and two girls. There is also a dog and three cats in the mix.
I enjoy going to anything in Forest Park, exploring St. Louis, travelling, stage performances, and learning new things.
Sue Gieseke – Learning Consultant
Sacred Heart has been a part of my life for more than 5 decades. My family moved to Florissant in the mid-fifties, and I attended Sacred Heart School for my elementary education. My husband, Jim, and I were married at Sacred Heart on a Friday and I began my teaching career as a third grade teacher the following Monday.
My grown children, Keith and Jamie, both attended Sacred Heart and have each become successful adults. They have blessed us with three wonderful grandsons. Having served as a first and third grade teacher, interim and assistant principal, I am currently the part-time Learning Consultant for our school.
It has been and continues to be a wonderful world!