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  Ms. Julie Baer
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

Ms. Baer has been teaching at St. Vincent's for twenty years all of which have been at second grade. Prior to coming to St. Vincent's she taught special education at Perryville Elementary School for six years. She loves working at SV because she can share her faith with children. She has three children: Heidi (SV '09), Abby (SV '12), and Alex (SV '15) and one grandchild, Lyla.  
  Mrs. Tammy Brown
1st Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 306
Degree: B.S. in Social Work, Teaching Certificate, Paul VI Certification

Mrs. Brown has taught first grade at St. Vincent Elementary for forty 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 as the City Engineer in Jackson, MO. Mrs. Brown enjoys working along side former students, shopping, watching Cardinal baseball, and reading self help books.


Mrs. Morgan Brugger
B.S. in Nursing, R.N.
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 328

Mrs. Morgan Brugger is from Cape Girardeau where she attended Notre Dame Regional High School as a 2013 graduate. Mrs. Brugger received her BSN from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. She previosuly worked in the hospital setting, but is excited to care for the students. She is married to Ryan Brugger and they live in Cape Girardeau. 

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)

Mrs. Carron has been teaching Art part time for twenty-one 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. Mona Clements
Elementary Kitchen Manager 
573-547-4300 ext. 344

Mrs. Mona Clements started working at St. Vincent in 1984 at St. Boniface when the cafeteria was in the school building. She is married and have two sons, Eric and Jonathan and five grandchildren. 


 Mrs. Deidre Buerck
Teacher Aide
Phone: 573-547-4300 
Degree: N/A

Mrs. Deidre Buerck has been married to her wonderful husband Jeffrey Buerck (SV 94') graduate for eighteen years. They have two wonderful children, Ethan and Ava. Besides loving to work with children, she enjoys spending time with family, baking, traveling, and listening to Christian music.

  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

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 thirty 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

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 Indy, 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. Debie Gattis
Para-Professional Educator
Phone: 573-547-4300 
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education

Mrs. Gattis retired four years ago after teaching twenty-nine years in public education. She had taught in four different school districts before coming to St. VIncent Elementary last year. She's taught 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades with the majority of that time in 5th grade. Getting back into the classroom on  a part-time basis has been a very rewarding experience. Mrs. Gattis is mrried to Lee who retired as principal at PHS five years agao. They have a son, Robert, who is a 2018 graduate of PHS, and will be attending MAC.

  Mrs. Sarah Geringer
Elementary Cafeteria Staff
  Mrs. Kathy Hoffman
Teacher Aide
Phone: 573-547-4300
Degree: N/A

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-four 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. fifty 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!


Mrs. Terrie LaRose
1st Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 321
Degree: B.S. in Business Administration (Human Resource Management), B.S. in Elementary Education

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 three children, Logan (1994), Isaac (2011), and Andrew (2017). We love spending time outdoors, cooking, reading, and playing.
  Mrs. Amanda Martin
4th Grade Teacher
Phone:573-547-4300 ext. 317
B.S. in Early and Elementary Education, Masters in School Administration
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.

Ms.Casey McClanahand
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone:573-547-4300  ext. 320
 B. S. in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education

Ms. McClanahand is from Perryville and is a 2012 graduate of PHS. She then attended Mineral Area College, where she received her Associates in the Science of Teaching. From there she went to Southeast Missouri State University, where she received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education. This is Ms. McClanahand's first year teaching and she is very excited to teach young Kindergarteners about Jesus, and his love for us. 


Mrs. Amy Miesner
4th Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 308
Degree: B.S. in Education, Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies

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 teaches 4th grade Religion, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

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 a thirteen year old daughter, Lauren, who attends St. Vincent's. They have a little zoo at their house consisting of three cats, Minnie, Evie, and Inky, as well as nine guinea pigs. When she is not in the classroom, she enjoys walking and spending time with her family.


Mr. Creston Moore
6th Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 307
Degree: B.S. in General Studies with Emphasis in History and Social Sciences

Mr. Creston Moore was born and rasied in Kansas. He has always been passionate about teaching and coaching. He is excited to start his first  year doing so at SVE!

Mr. Moore received his Bachelors Degree in General Studeies, with an emphasis in History and Social Sciences from Southeast Missouri State University, while serving as a Student Assistant and then Director of Football Operations. 

Mr. Moore enjoys being outdoors, traveling to visit family, and LOVES football and crappie fishing. Currently he is the head football coach for the 7th and 8th grade PYF Jr. Indians. He also volunteers as a coach for the Perryville Rec Soccer League and T-ball division during summer. 

Mr. Moore has been married to his wife Amanda (SV 2003) for eleven years and they are blessed with three children: Emma, Wesley, and Eli. They reside in Perryville on his wife's family farm.


Mrs. Joanna Nuemann
Phone: 573-547-4300
Degree: N/A

Mrs. Joanna Nuemann has been working at St. Vincent for eleven years as a Teacher Aide and as a Resource Room Coordinator. In her time at SV she has been a Teacher Aide to K, 1st, and 3rd grade and was a Resource Room Coordinator last school year. She loves working with children.  She has been married to her husband Dale for twenty-three years and has two sons, Lance (20) and Chance (16). Lance is a 2016 gradute of SV and Chance is a junior at SV. She loves the faculty and staff at SV and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Amanda Pecaut
6th Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 319
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education

Mrs. Amanda Pecaut began teaching at St. Vincent's in 2016. Prior to that, she was a sub for three years while she working toward her degree, and also did her student teaching here. Before that even began, she had been a SV parent for sixteen years, and still is. 

Mrs. Pecaut loves to teach at St. Vincent, where she can share her faith with her students and instill in them the values of the Catholic church. She says sixth grade is a perfect age to teach them morals, and to really explain to them what the Catholic faith believes. 

She has been with her husband, Danny for twenty-six years and they have eight children and one son-in-law; Whitney (SV '12) and Tony, Makayla (SV '15), Abby (SV '16), Jacob (SV '18), Gabriel (Junior), Grace (8th), Madelin (6th), and Noah (3rd). In her free time, she loves to bake, walk/hike, scrapbook, camp, and spend time with her family.

  Mr. Gary Poyner
P.E. Teacher, High School Girls Basketball Coach
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 323
Degree: Associate of Arts Degree General Education, Bachelor General Studies with Education Emphasis

Mr. Poyner has been in education for seventeen years. He most recently taught and coached at Oak Ridge High School. This will be his first year at St. Vincent Elementary School and his second year as Head High School Girls Basketball Coach. He feels blessed to be at St. Vincent and believes he was called to be here. He is looking forward to the school year and the opportunity to work with the students in the classroom and his basketball players on the court. 

Mr. Poyner has been married to his wife Danielle for twelve years. They are blessed with a daughter, Ava Grace. 




Mrs. Kristen Renner
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 322
Degree: B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in Elementary Education

Mrs. Kristen Renner is proud to be a St. Vincent graduate (2003). She is married to Brad Renner (also a 2003 graduate). They have four children named Brynn, Mila, Levi, and Nora and also have a furry, four-legged son named Gunner. 

Mrs. Renner worked in the Kansas City area in the elementary setting for five year before staying home with their young children for a handful of years. Most recently Mrs. Renner served SVE as the Administrative Assistant for three years and is very excited to now serve our school as a Kindergarten teacher. 

Mrs. Renner loves to spend time with her family camping, riding bikes, and fishing.


Mrs. Sheri Rollet
Para-Professional Educator
Phone: 573-547-4300 
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education, M.A. in Education

Mrs. Sheri Rollet is fortunate to have taught second grade of twenty-six years at Perry County School District #32. Her favorite part of the day was when she read to the class or when her students read to her. Mrs. Rollet is looking forward to teaching in a parochial school where the love of Christ is the main focus. When she is not in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her daughter, Abby, play softball, and reading.


Mrs. Chrissy Roth
Elementary Cafeteria Staff

Mrs. Chrissy Roth is originally from Ste. Genevieve and moved to Perryville in 1994. She started working for SVE Cafeteria in December of 2012. She has two children, one who is very into the Drama program and one who loves sports. 


Mr. Terry Rousseau
5th-12th Grade Band Director, Music Director of the Parish
Phone: 573-547-4300  ext. 201
Degree: B.M.E. in Music Education with Emphasis in Percussion Studies

Born and raised in Perryville, Mr. Rousseau begins his fifth year at SV. Prior to returning home, he taught in the public schools in Albuquerque, NM where he primarily focused on the percussion section and would arrange and clinic various middle school and high school percussion ensembles and drumlines. Mr. Rousseau attended the University of New Mexico where he played percussion in the Percussion Ensemble, Marimba Band, West African Drum Ensemble, Lobo Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra, and the highly acclaimed Wind Ensemble. He also is the Music Director for the Parish and received his education on piano from Mr. Terry Edwards, the best in the business! 

  Mrs. Jane Schnurbusch
Music Teacher, Computer Teacher, Drama Director, Choir 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

Mrs. Schnurbusch has been teaching at St. Vincent Catholic Schools for thirtyyears.  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 junior at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Actuarial Science and Music Composition.


Mrs. Valerie Stevens
Learning Resource Consultant
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 314
Degree: B.A. in Music - Vocal Performance

Mrs. Stevens is a graduate of Avila University with a B.A. in Music - Vocal Performance. Mrs. Stevens has been working in education for five years ranging from Pre-K to 6th grade and serving as a 6th grade Para-Professional this school year. She resides in Perryville with her husband Sam and their dog Spencer. They both enjoy singing at Mass and spending time with family.

  Mrs. Karen Sutterer
Teacher Aide
Phone: 573-547-4300
Degree: B.S. in Business Administration, Teaching Certificate

Mrs. Sutterer has been married to her husband, Jeff, for thirty-one years. They have three children, Derek, Megan, and Kristen, who all graduated from SV. They are proud grandparents of Madelyn. Mrs. Sutterer has been an aide at SVES since 2008. During tthat time she has been an aide in Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade. She enjoys coming to school each day and seeing all the smiling faces. She loves traveling, cooking, and reading. 
  Mrs. Pam Tarrillion
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 312
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education, Master's in Education

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 fifth 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-ninth year in education - all here at SV and her twenty-seventh 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
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 Charlotte.

Mrs. Dana Triller
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 325

Mrs. Dana Triller was born and raised in Perryville, MO. She attended St. Vincent's grade school and graduated from Perryville High School. She has previously worked in the healthcare field for twenty-eight years, as an EMT and then Medical Assistant. She is married to Charlie Triller and they have two daughters, Kristen and Faith. In January 2019, she was blessed with her first granddaughter. Mrs. Triller loves spending time with her family, watching Cardinal baseball and camping. 


Mrs. Diane Unterreiner
Elementary Principal
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 326
Degree: B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Masters in Education Administration

Mrs. Diane Unterreiner was blessed to start her teaching career in 1993 at Perry County School District #32. During her twenty-five years at PCSD #32, she has taught Early Childhood Special Education, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Title 1 Reading. She is now fortunate to be back at her alma mater to serve as St. Vincent's Elementary Principal. Teaching is her passion because she wants students to know the endless love God has for them.

She has been married to her wonderful husband Gerald (Buck) since 1982. They have proudly raised three sons: Benjamin, Derek, and Trent. Mrs. Unterreiner delights in being a grandma to Adrienne Rose and Brienne Violet. When she is not busy, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching baseball, listening to music,and being outdoors taking walks. 

  Mrs. Ann Wengert
Pre-K Teacher
Phone: 573-846-1070
Degree: B.A. in Childcare and Guidance
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.

Ms. Katelyn Yates
5th Grade Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 329
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education

Ms. Katelyn Yates joined St. VIncent in 2019. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to travel, garden, and reading. Ms. Yates is very excited to be apart of the St. VIncent's family!



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As a reminder to parents for the upcoming school year, students entering Kindergarten, 8th Grade and 12th Grade need i...Read More


As a reminder to parents for the upcoming school year, students entering Kindergarten, 8th Grade and 12th Grade need immunizations before the start of school. The Perry County Health Department is offering extra clinics. Immunizations will be given Monday thru Thursday 8:00-4:30. The first Monday and the 3rd Thursday the office will be open till 6:00 p.m. Next week June 15 and 18 the office will also be open till 6:00 p.m. They are requesting parents to make appointments. To schedule an appointment call the Health Department at 573-547-6564.

SVES & SVHS Summer Office Hours

2020 Elementary Summer Office Hours
May 18-June 12
8:00 a.m. - 3:00...Read More

SVES & SVHS Summer Office Hours

2020 Elementary Summer Office Hours
May 18-June 12
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

June 15-July 3
Office Closed

July 6-August 10
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

August 11-17
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

August 18
Normal Office Hours

2020 Jr./Sr. High Summaer Office Hours
May 18-June 11
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

June 15-July 24
Open Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.am.

July 27-August 7
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


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