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Mrs. Tammy Brown
1st Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 306
Degree: B.S. in Social Work, Teaching Certificate, Paul VI Certification
Favorite Quote: "For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord." - Jeremiah

Mrs. Brown has taught first grade at St. Vincent Elementary for thirty-seven years. She has her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Southeast Missouri State University and also holds a lifetime elementary teaching certificate. Mrs. Brown has a Certificate in Religious Education through the St. Paul VI Institute. Mrs. Brown is married to her high school sweetheart, Denny. The Browns’ have one son, Clint, who works at Baer Engineering. Mrs. Brown enjoys working along side former students, shopping, watching Cardinal baseball, and reading self help books.

  Mrs. Melinda Carron
K-6 Art Teacher, After School Care Director
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 324
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education, Minor in Special Education, Extended Area of Specialization in Math (7-9)
Favorite Quote: "Art has the role in education of helping children become more like themselves instead of more like everyone else". - Sydney Gurewitz Clemens

Mrs. Carron has been teaching Art part time for nineteen years at St. Vincent Elementary. Before joining the St. Vincent faculty, she had five years experience in elementary education. Mrs. Carron attended Southeast Missouri State University and received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education and an extended area of specialization in Math for teaching grades 7-9.  She is married to Steve and they have four children, Angela, Joel, Amanda and Jason, two in-laws, Anthony and Jordan and grandchildren, Jonah, Dessa, and Eden. Mrs. Carron also directs the After School Care program.

Mrs. Anne  Donze
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 307
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education, M.A. in Early Childhood Education
Favorite Quote: "This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it." - Psalm 118

Mrs. Anne Donze has thirty-eight years of teaching experience. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction, and Religious Education Certificate. 

She has been married for thirty-six years and has two grown children. She enjoys playing the flute, doing artwork, and practicing yoga. She still enjoys her work after all these years. Her favorite moments in the day are story time and singing fun songs with her students.  

  Mrs. Cindy Elder
2nd Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 305
Degree: B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, Teaching Certification Grades 1-8, M.A. in Teaching
Favorite Quote: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Mrs. Cindy Elder has been teaching at St. Vincent since 2001. She began in 4th grade and moved to 2nd grade the following year. Before coming to St. Vincent Mrs. Elder worked part-time for the Parents as Teachers program in Perryville and Altenburg. She teaches at St. Vincent because she feels God called her to be here. She enjoys children this age and loves helping them prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.

Mrs. Elder has been married to her husband, Dean (SV ’79) for twenty-eight years.  They have three children:  Randi (SV ’08), Kiley (SV ’10), and Trent (SV ’13).
  Mrs. Ashley Evans
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 327
Degree: B.S. in Early Childhood Education
Favorite Quote: "Blessed are you when efficiency is moderated by compassion and empathy, for the deeper secret of education is yours." - Beatitudes for Teachers

Mrs. Ashley Evans has been teaching at St. Vincent Elementary since 2012.  She teaches 3rd grade and loves every minute of it!  Mrs. Evans enjoys watching the students grow during the year she works with them and cherishes the special relationships she has with each child. Mrs. Evans is thankful to have found her place at St. Vincent which she describes as "such a caring and dedicated school."

Mrs. Evans received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2011 and holds her teaching certification.  Mrs. Evans' goal is to one day obtain her Masters Degree in Reading.

Mrs. Evans lives in Perryville with her husband Jeremy, their daughters Madelyn and Lucy, their dog Chloe, and cat Seraphina.  In her free time, when  not browsing for fun classroom ideas, Mrs. Evans enjoys spending quality time with her family, online shopping, and doing anything DIY, crafty, and creative! 
  Mrs. Bonnie Guyot
4th Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 310
Degree: B.S. in Education
Favorite Quote: "Who you are is God's gift to you; what you become is your gift to God."

Mrs.Bonnie Guyot begins her twenty-second year of teaching at St. Vincent School. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Mrs. Guyot taught fifth grade for three years in Mexico, MO before returning to Perryville. Mrs. Guyot is married to Jim Guyot. They have four grown children: Jennifer, Susan, Luke, and Kate all of whom are graduates of St.Vincent High School and Mizzou. Mrs. Guyot enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her four grandchildren.
  Mrs. Kathy Hoffman
Teacher Aide
Phone: 573-547-4300
Degree: N/A
Favorite Quote: "Love is in all things a most wonderful teacher". - Charles Dickens

Kathy Hoffman began her employment at St. Boniface School, which eventually became St. Vincent Elementary School in the fall of 1975. She started her career as a teacher aide that year and is still loving her job forty-two years later! Over the years, she has worked with eleven different teachers and hundreds of kindergarten, first, and second grade children. A graduate of Valle High School in Ste. Genevieve, she married Gerald Hoffman, a 1961 SVHS Alum. forty-eight years  and two wonderful children later, (Kris and Scott), Mrs. Hoffman enjoys being grandma to Morgan, twins Mallory and Macy, and twins Hayden and Hunter. Her favorite thing about working at SVE is seeing so many young children grow into young adults and then return to register their own children in our school system. This is what she refers to as her greatest reward. Every day at SVE is a new and wonderful experience!
  Dr. Ben Johnson
Elementary School Principal
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 326
Degree: Doctorate in Education, Specialist in Educational Leadership, M.A. in Educational Administration, B.S. in Criminal Justice 
Favorite Quote: "The Past Is Where You Learned The Lesson, The Future Is Where You Apply the Lesson."  - Unknown
Dr. Johnson is in his twelfth year in education and the second year serving as the Elementary Principal.  A former elementary student at St. Vincent, Dr. Johnson grew up in Perryville.  He has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Murray State University, A Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri.  Dr. Johnson holds a MO State Lifetime Teaching Certificate and is a MO State Certified Principal.  He enjoys running, swimming, writing, watching sports and anything super hero related.

Mrs. Michele Kapp
Registered Nurse
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 328
Degree: B.S. in Nursing
Favorite Quote: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 

Mrs. Michele Kapp has been an R.N. for twenty-nine years with experience working in hospitals, physician offices, and home health. She has been married to her husband David for twenty-seven years, and has five children, Joel (SV 09), Alyssa (SV 11), Faith, Sara, and Jacob. She enjoys playing the piano at Church and cooking and baking for  her family is also very fun for her. She loves a good book, but her favorite activity this summer was swimming in her pool.

This past summer her son Joel got married and the wedding was beautiful. She is so excited to have a daughter-in-law. Her oldest daughter moved to Arnold and will be teaching music at St. Joseph's in Imperial. She is hoping to play the piano for some of her students. Over the summer Mrs. Kapp attended many educational school nurse seminars and is excited to be back at SVES to take care of all of the students!

  Mrs. Julie Lappe
2nd Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 313
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education, 1-8 Learning Disabilities K-6, M.A.T. in Teaching
Favorite Quote: "Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Mrs. Lappe has been married to her husband Randy for twenty-seven years and they have three children - Heidi (25), Abby (22), and Alex (19). She enjoys reading, gardening, and crocheting. Her favorite thing to do is to with her family. She has been teaching for twenty-four years and still loves it!

Mrs. Terrie LaRose
First Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 321
Degree: B.S. in Business Administration (Human Resource Management), B.S. in Elementary Education
Favorite Quote: "Do to others whatever you would have them do to you". - Matthew 7:12

Mrs. LaRose began teaching in 2005 at a small school called Marquand Elementary. She taught sixth grade her first year and then first grade the next seven years. Then in 2013, she was blessed with the opportunity to teach first grade here at St. Vincent Elementary. In her free time she enjoys being with her family. Mrs. LaRose and her husband John have two children, Logan (1994) and Isaac (2011). We love spending time outdoors, cooking, reading, and playing.
  Mrs. Amanda Martin
4th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Degree: B.S. in Early and Elementary Education, Masters in School Administration
Favorite Quote: "Well done, my good and faithful servant." 

Mrs. Martin has been teaching for her alma mater, St. Vincent, since 2000.  She has taught 4th grade Language Arts since 2004.  Her undergraduate degree certifies her to teach birth through 6th grade and she has a Masters in School Administration. Mrs. Martin has been married to Michael since 2002. They have 3 children: Sophia, Stephen, and Sadie. She is an avid Cardinals fan and loves to take pictures and scrapbook.


Mrs. Amanda Janin-McClure
Teachers Aide
Phone: 573-547-4300
Degree: B.S. in General StudiesAssociates in Child Development
Favorite Quote: Jesus replied "You don't understand no what I am doing but someday you will." - John 13:7
Mrs. Amanda Jannin-McClure has been married to her wonderful husband Shaun for two years. She has one child whom is three months old. She also has three dogs, rabbits, and chickens. She enjoys being around family and spending with them camping and swimming.

Mrs. Amy Miesner
4th Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 308
Degree: B.S. in Education, Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies
Favorite Quote: "God doesn't look at how much we do, but with how much love we do it." - Mother Theresa

Mrs. Amy Miesner began her teaching career in the year 2000. She began teaching at St. Joseph's School in Zell, MO. While she was at St. Joseph's she taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. In 2011, she was given the opportunity to come and teach at her alma mater, St. Vincent's. She is beginning her sixth year. In the past five years she has had to switch grades due to fluctuations in enrollment. She has taught 1st and 2nd graders and now this school year, she will teach 4th graders. 

She loves teaching at St. Vincent's because she has the privilege to teach not only to the mind, but the heart as well. She enjoys being a "sharer of faith" with my students. She wants all of her students to know they are an important part of our class family. 

She has been married to Brian since 2002. They are blessed with an eleven year old daughter, Lauren, who attends St. Vincent's. They have a little zoo at their house consisting of two cats, Mickey and Minnie, and two guinea pigs named Ellie and Roxy. When she is not in the classroom, she enjoys walking, playing the drums, and spending time with her family.

  Mrs. Joanna Nuemann
Teacher Aide
Phone: 573-547-4300
Degree: N/A
Favorite Quote: 

Mrs. Joanna Nuemann loves working with children.  She has been married to Dale for twenty-one years and has two sons.  She has been working at SV for eight years.

Mrs. Amanda Pecaut
6th Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 319
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education
Favorite Quote: "Saying there are too many children in the world, is like saying there are too many flowers." - Mother Theresa

Mrs. Pecaut is a mother of eight children and have been a practicing Catholic her entire life. She has lived in Perryville since she was thirteen. She loves children, teaching, and is thrilled to be St. Vincent's. Her hobbies are scrap booking, hiking, camping, and hanging out with family. She does not sing well, but she loves to sing. She enjoys listening to contemporary Christian music, and her favorite artist is Madisa, whom she has seen in concert three times. 

Mrs. Pecaut's children have been in SV schools for nineteen years. Her student teaching was done at SVES and she was a substitute for three years. She feels like she already know everyone and is very, very grateful for being given a chance to shine at this school.


Mrs. Susan Phillips
6th Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 316
Degree: Masters in Administration
Favorite Quote: "Everyday is awesome." - The Lego Movie

Mrs. Sue Phillips, 6th grade teacher, is married to Bill Phillips. They have three married daughters and eight grandchildren. Mrs. Phillips began teaching at St. Vincent in 1980. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Masters in Administration from William Woods University. Mrs. Phillips has spent her entire teaching career at St. Vincent Schools. In her free time Mrs. Phillips enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and traveling.



Mrs. Kristen Renner
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 325
Degree: Masters in Education, B.S. in Psychology
Favorite Quote: "Set out each day to help as many people as possible without expecting anything in return." - Unknown

Mrs. Kristen Renner is a St. Vincent graduate, Class of 2003. She previously worked as both an administrative assistant and elementary school teacher in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She is married to Brad Renner who is also an SV Graduate (2003) and have three children, Brynn, Mila, and Levi.  

  Mr. Nathan Rowland
P.E. Teacher, Computer Lab Teacher, Head Football Coach
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 323
Degree: B.S. in Education
Favorite Quote: "If what you did yesterday still looks big today, you haven't done much today." - Mike Krzyzewski

Mr. Rowland graduated from St. Vincent High school in 2002. He attended Southeast Missouri State where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Mr. Rowland teaches 5th grade Math, Science, and Social Studies. He is in his seventh year teaching and third year in coaching SVHS Football.
  Mrs. Rhonda Rowland
Learning Specialist
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 318
Degree: B.S. in Education, M.A. in Education
Favorite Quote: "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Mrs. Rowland is a life-long resident of Perry County and a teacher for the past forty-three years. She is married to her husband Tom and they have four sons - Matt, Jeremy, Nathan, and Nick - who are all SV Alumni. She also has five fabulous grandchildren - Leah, Kate, Taylor, Colin, and Alex Rowland. Her favorite hobbies are reading and gardening.
  Mr. Tyler Search
5th Grade Teacher, SVHS Baseball Coach
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 329
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education
Favorite Quote: “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird

Mr. Tyler Search joined the St. Vincent Elementary Faculty in 2014. He is from Chester, IL and graduated from Chester High School. Mr. Search received his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. He also attended Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL where met his wife, Kacey. Coaching is definitely a true passion in his life because he enjoys watching young people improve on a daily basis.  He wants his players to improve on the field but most importantly in the field of life.  It is excellent to see young people work hard to achieve success.
  Mrs. Jane Schnurbusch
Music Teacher, Computer Teacher, Drama Director
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 309
Degree: B.S. in Music Education, M.A. in Music Education, M.A. in Religious Education, M.A. in School Administration
Favorite Quote: "You become what you believe yourself to be".

Mrs. Schnurbusch has been teaching at St. Vincent Catholic Schools for over twenty-five years.  Her first three years she taught music and religion at the SV Middle School. The next nine years she spent working with sophomores and seniors in religion along with junior high students for music. From 2000 to the present she has been teaching combinations of elementary school music, elementary computer classes, and high school drama and religion. 

Mrs. Schnurbusch lives in Cape Girardeau with her husband, Larry—an SV graduate and former teacher. They have two children. Bailey is majoring in vocal performance and music education at Southeast Missouri State University and Landon is a senior at St. Vincent High School. When he graduates he is planning to major in music composition and music education.
  Mrs. Amy Schremp
Health Office Assistant
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 328
Degree: Diploma Degree in Nursing, EMT, CPR, and First Aid Instructor
Favorite Quote: "I am who I am." - Unknown

Mrs. Amy Schremp loves to read. She also loves watching her kids play soccer and volleyball, and watch her daughter run cross country and track. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She LOVES the St. Louis Cardinals!
  Mrs. Karen Sutterer
2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher Aide
Phone: 573-547-4300
Degree: B.S. in Business Administration, Teaching Certificate
Favorite Quote: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Mrs. Sutterer has been married to her husband, Jeff, for twenty-nine years. They have three children, Derek (26), Megan (23), and Kristen (19). They all graduated from SV. This is her seventh year as an aide at SVES. During the past six years, she has been an aide in Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade.
  Mrs. Pam Tarrillion
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 312
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education, Master's in Education
Favorite Quote:

Mrs. Pam Tarrillion is a 1986 graduate of St.Vincent High School. She is married to Duane, who is also a SV Graduate (1985). They have one son, Drew, who is in third grade this year at SV. Her first teaching assignment in 1990, was in the St. Vincent Elementary School teaching Reading and Math. She spent one year in 2nd grade then moved to the 3rd grade the following year. Third grade is where she found her niche! This is her twenty-seventh year in education - all here at SV and her twenty-fourth year in third grade which she loves!  She enjoys spending the day with eight and nine year old's. Its a new day with happy faces and all of us learn something new! Besides teaching she enjoys being with her family, reading, baking, and cooking up new recipes.
  Mrs. Crystal Tomlinson
5th Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 304
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education, B.F.A. in Industrial Design
Favorite Quote: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
Mrs. Crystal Tomlinson joined the St. Vincent Faculty in 2014. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling to new places, spending time with her family, photography, and trying new things. She married Kirt, a 1998 graduate of SV in 2005. They have three daughters - Olivia, Claire, and Charlette.
  Mrs. Stacey Triller
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 322
Degree: B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Masters in Administration
Favorite Quote: "They may not remember what I taught them, but they will always remember how I made them feel." - Chinese Proverb

Mrs. Stacey Triller teaches third grade. She began teaching in 2007 after earning her Bachelors Degree from Southeast Missouri State University. She is certified in Early Childhood Education. She later earned a Masters Degree in Administration from William Woods University. Mrs. Triller loves God, her family, and teaching. Teaching at Saint Vincent Schools is truly where her heart is. 

Mrs. Triller and her husband, Terry, were married in 1989, and have been blessed with two wonderful girls. She is a 1988 graduate of Perryville High School, while her husband and girls are graduates of Saint Vincent High School; Terry in 1983, Rylee in 2010, and Reece in 2014. They have two very loved pets; Roxy, their dog, and Mogali, their cat.
  Mrs. Ann Wengert
SV Pre-K Teacher
Phone: 573-846-1070
Degree: B.A. in Childcare and Guidance
Favorite Quote: "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." - Mother Teresa
Mrs. Ann Wengert, more commonly known as "Miss Ann", is beginning her thirty-ninth year of teaching Preschoolers. She received an Early Childhood Degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1978. After teaching children in her home for sixteen years, she moved the Pre-K program to St. Vincent to serve our Parish and the children in our community. Miss Ann is involved with teaching our Vacation Bible School in June and our Sunday Preschool Class. Her two daughters, Katie ('02) and Kristin ('08) graduated from St. Vincent.

Mrs. Teri Welker
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education, M.A.T. in Teaching
Favorite Quote: "Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try".

Mrs. Welker began her teaching career with the St. Vincent School system in 1984. She earned her undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University with a lifetime degree in Elementary Education. She continued her education by obtaining her Masters in Education from Webster University. Mrs. Welker taught first grade for six years before moving to a Kindergarten position where she is currently teaching.

Mrs. Welker has been married to David Welker for thirty-eight years and has three wonderful children, a great daughter-in-law, and three beautiful grandchildren.She is blessed with a great job and great co-workers (friends). With this job she is blessed to teach sweet children and work with great families.

  Mrs. Nikki Wilson
Learning Consultant
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 314
Degree: B.S. in Exceptional Children, M.A. in Exceptional Children and Secondary Administration
Favorite Quote: "There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever." - Ghandi
Mrs. Nikki Wilson was born and raised in Perry County. After graduating from St. Vincent’s in 1971, Mrs. Wilson attended school at Southeast Missouri State University where she received a B.S. degree in Exceptional Children.  She also has an M.A. degree in Exceptional Children and Secondary Administration, and a Missouri Certification as a School Psychological Examiner.
An educator for over thirty-seven years, Mrs. Wilson has been blessed throughout her career working with children of all ages, abilities, and exceptionalities, and working with many talented and dedicated educators.  For the last 15 years Mrs. Wilson worked for the Perryville public schools monitoring the process and implementation of the special education programs throughout the district.  

Mrs. Wilson and her husband Byron, I have been married for over twenty-five years and have three sons, three grandsons, Cody, Jace, and Kade, and a granddaughter, Payton. They bring an additional level of joy to her life. "I look forward to working with the teachers, students and families at St. Vincent’s Elementary School," says Mrs. Wilson. 



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