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Jr./Sr. High School Faculty & Staff

   Ms. Billie Berkheimer
High School English Teacher, High School Yearbook & Publications Moderator
573-547-4300 ext. 202 
B. S. in Elementary Education - Emphasis in Middle School and Certification in 6-9th Grade Social Studies and 6-12th Grade Language Arts 

Born and raised in West Plains, MO, Ms. Billie Berkheimer begins her eighth year of teaching middle  school and high school. Ms. Berkheimer has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in middle school and has earned her certification in 6-9th grade Social Studies and 6-12th Grade Language Arts. Ms. Berkheimer loves going on adventures with her family and lives by the motto that in your life, you can only control two things: attitude and effort. 
  Mr. Keith Brown
Facilities Manager
573-547-4300 Ext. 352
  Mrs. Audrey Bucy
Jr./Sr. High Cafeteria Staff
573-547-4300 Ext. 247  
  Dr. Linda Buerck
Math Teacher
Degree: B.S. in Education, M.A. in Education, EdSpec, PhD in Teacher Leadership 

Dr. Linda Buerck is a life-long Perryvillian. She is married to Curt and have two children, Landon and Leah, which are both in college.  She is looking forward to a great school  year.
  Mrs. Sarah Cato
Head of Schools
573-547-4300 ext. 233
Degree: B.S. in Education - Concentration Secondary English Education and Minor in Spanish, M.A. in Education - Elementary and Secondary Education

Mrs. Sarah Cato was born and raised in Chaffee, MO. She attended Kelso C-7 for elementary school an Thomas W. Kelly High School is Benton, MO where she graduated Salutatorian of her class in 2006. After, she attended Southeast Missouri State University, earning her Bachelors in Education (Summa Cum Ladue) with an emphasis in Secondary English Education. During her undergrad, she studied abroad in Spain and student taught in Melbourne, Australia. She taught at Saxony Lutheran School for a semester after graduating in 2010. In 2011, she taught High School English at Jackson High School and continued for six years. During this time, she obtained her Masters in Education for both Elementary and Secondary Administration. In 2017, she started her career as an administrator at St. Augustine Catholic School which serves students in Pre-K through 8th Grade. She is excited to join the St. Vincent team this year. 
  Mrs. Sandra DeGeare
Spanish Teacher, Spanish Club Moderator
573-547-4300 ext. 213
Business Administrator with M.B.A. in International Business, Certification in Education

Mrs. Sandra DeGeare was born and raised in Columbia, SA. Her first experience in the United States was as a foreign exchange student at Crystal City High School. That time was a big stepping stone to the person she is today. Eight years later she decided to return to complete her M.B.A. and during that time she married her husband Robert DeGeare, and they have two boys, Sebastian and Daniel. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, riding bikes, running, and traveling. 

  Mrs. Amy Edwards
School Based Clinical Therapist, SADD Moderator
573-547-4300 ext. 311
Degree: B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling
  Ms. Christina Erwin
Jr./Sr. High School Custodian 

Mrs. Louise Finger

Jr./Sr. High School Part-Time Librarian
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 238

Mrs. Louise Finger is a Perry County native. She attended St. Vincent, along with her three children, and currently, grandchildren. Mrs. Finger has been involved in many activities in the parish through the years. Her hobbies include sewing and quilting. She loves spending time with her kids and grandkids.  

Mrs. Kim Finger
Jr. High School Religion Teacher, Religious Service Coordinator, Confirmation
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 203
Degree: B.S. in Parks & Recreation Administration, Coordinator of Religious Education

Mrs. Finger has been teaching forty-one years at her alma mater. After graduation from UMC, Mrs. Finger earned her certification as a Religion teacher. She is also certified as Coordinator of Religious Education through Paul VI Institute.

Mrs. Finger enjoys anything SV, especially activities showcasing students’ gifts and talents. 
  Mr. Bill Fischer
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 250
Degree: B.A. in Music Education, M.A. in Teaching

Mr. Fischer is in his forty-third year of teaching instrumental music. His experience includes; two years in the North Calloway School System in Kingdom City, MO, twenty-nine years in the Perryville Public School System, and eleven years in the St. Vincent School System. He earned his Bachelor of  Music Education at Northeast  Missouri State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University in St. Louis. Mr. Fischer serves as a judge and adjudicator at Music Festivals around the state. His bands have successfully completed in both Music and Marching Festivals around the state  and in Florida. He is also involved in several music activities around the community include singing in church choral groups, assisting and playing for local musicals and performing in variety shows. 

Mr. Fischer and his wife Kathy (deceased) have three sons. Chris, the oldest has a degree in Music Technology and is currently touring the country, Canada and Europe with major performing groups. Zach has a degree in Law Enforcement and is currently serving on the police force in St. Charles and Joel is a Band Director in the Parkway School System in St. Louis County. 
  Mrs. Jennifer Fulford
Jr./Sr. High School Part-Time Librarian
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 238
Degree: B.A. in Secondary Education (1996), M.A. in Secondary Education with a Minor in Geography (2001), National Board Certification Social Studies-History (2008)

Mrs. Fulford was born and raised in Elizabethtown, KY. She earned her B.A from the University of Kentucky and her M.A. from Western Kentucky University. She later went on to pursue her National Board Certification. For 16 years she taught at her high school alma mater, Elizabethtown High School. She primarily taught freshmen and sophomore students in the courses of Survey of the Social Sciences and Advanced Placement World History. In 2014 her family moved to Perryville and she became a stay at home mom until both her children entered SV Schools. She currently serves SV Schools as a part time librarian and substitute teacher.

Mrs. Fulford’s husband, Don, works at the Association of the Miraculous Medal. They have two children, Austin (4th grade) and Carley (2nd grade). In her spare time she enjoys attending her children’s athletic events, watching University of Kentucky athletics, and reading.
  Mr. Drew Garvey
High School Religion Teacher, Service Hours Coordinator, Religious Service Coordinator
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 215

Mr. Garvey is from Jackson, MO. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a B.A. in History and a Minor in Global Studies. He then graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH with a Master of Theological Science (M.T.S.). While at Franciscan, he demonstrated a reading knowledge of two foreign languages by written examination (French and Latin), and wrote a thesis addressing the breakdown of marriage in the contemporary world due to pornography.

He loves serving the Church through missions activities. He also served on missions in the slums and villages of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as missions within the U.S. Each mission provided valuable experiences, difficult lessons, diverse perspectives, and unforgettable memories. 

Saving the best for last, Mr. Garvey is currently engaged to the best fiance in the world, Olivia Renner. She is also from Jackson. They have been best friends since they were 13, began dating after their college years, and now she is currently in medical school. They plan to get married in January 2022.
  Mrs. Emily Hager
Sodality Moderator, Students for Life  Moderator
573-547-4300 ext. 106

Mr. Liam Hoeh
High School Drama Teacher, Drama Club Moderator, Jr. High School Music Appreciation Teacher, Theater Department Chair
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 250
Degree: B.F.A. in Music Performance, Emphasis in Vocal Music
Born and raised in Perryville, MO with a year's experience of acting training in New York City, Mr. Hoeh is beginning his seventh year of teaching at SV. He continues to enjoy imparting his knowledge and love for anything and everything to do with the performing arts. He hopes to encourage confidence in students whether it be on stage, film, or life in general. 
  Mrs. Mindy House
High School Business/Computers Teacher, Business Department Chair, Student Council Moderator, Student of the Week Moderator, Golden Gala Moderator, Technology, High School Assistant Girls Basketball Coach
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 237
Degree: B.S. in Marketing, B.S. in Administration Systems Management, Certification in Business Education 

Mrs. Mindy House was born and raised in Perryville, MO. She is a 2002 graduate from St. Vincent High School and attended college at Southeast Missouri State University. She married David House (2006) and they have two children who both attend St. Vincent, Carson (8th grade) and Chloe (5th grade). Mrs. House is in her sixteenth year of teaching, all at St. Vincent. In her spare time she enjoys watching her children play sports. She also loves spending time with family and friends outdoors.
  Mrs. Angie Hudson
High School Social Studies Teacher, History Club Moderator, Pep Club Moderator, Track Coach
573-547-4300 ext. 212
B.S.E.D. in Social Sciences (Minor in History), Career Continuous Professional Certificate in Social Sciences (Grades 5-12)

Born and raised in Perryville, MO, Mrs. Hudson graduated from Perryville High School in 2005. She graduated Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 2009, and spent a year discerning religious life with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, MI, before returning to Perryville. 

She married David Hudson (2011) and they have three boys: Tristan (9), Liam (7), and Finn (3). In addition to teaching, Mrs. Hudson also works as a Lifeguard Instructor for the City of Perryville, and as a tour guide at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Her hobbies include: music, reading, watching her favorite shows, traveling, cycling, swimming, and spending time with her boys. 


Mr. Tom Julian
High School Science Teacher, Patron Drive, Senior Moderator
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 207
Degree: B.S. in Biology

Mr. Julian is in his twenty-second year of  teaching at St. Vincent's. Mr. Julian earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, emphasizing in Wildlife Biology, in 1995 from Southeast Missouri State University.  He later earned his teaching certificate in Unified Science, emphasizing in Biology, in 2000 form Southeast Missouri State University.

Mr. Julian is married to Tracey who works at Ste. Genevieve Community Counseling Center. He has a daughter, Nikki, who graduated from St. Vincent’s in 2010, and a son Matt, who graduated from St. Vincent’s in 2014.  In his spare time Mr. Julian likes hunting and fishing.

  Mr. Tim Kratochvil
Band Director
573-547-4300 ext. 201
Mrs. Lisa Lawrence
Jr./Sr. High School Math Teacher, Math Lab Moderator, National Honor Society  Moderator, Junior High Volleyball Coach
573-547-4300  ext. 209
Degree: B.S. in Physical Education, M.S. in Athletic Administration

At William Jewell College, Mrs. Lawrence earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education along with certification to teach 7-12 Mathematics. She then began her teaching career as a math teacher and volleyball/basketball coach at Grandview High School in Jefferson County.  After that she has taught and coached at Hillsboro High School, Lathrop High School, St Pius X Kansas City and prior to coming to SV, at Kearney High School in Kearney, Missouri for eighteen years. She later earned my Master's Degree from William Woods University.

Mrs. Lawrence's husband, Dave, works at the Ste. Genevieve Recycling Center. They have two daughters, Kylie Lahr, a 4th grade teacher in Spokane, WA and Kyndal Kolb, a cake decorator in Kansas City.  The newest joy in the family is their first grandchild, Alena, whom they visited for two months this past summer. 
In her spare time she enjoys playing pickleball, hiking, photography and working on scrapbooks.  Her most rewarding times are spent playing and singing worship music.    
  Mrs. Stephanie Lobbig
Jr./Sr. High Cafeteria Staff
573-547-4300 Ext. 247 
  Mrs. Tamara Lohmann
Elementary & High School Food Service Director
573-547-4300 Ext. 247

Mr. John McLain
Jr./Sr. High School Math Teacher, SVDP Moderator
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 205
Degree: B.S.E. in Secondary Mathematics Education, M.A. in Theology

Though a Cape Girardeau native, God's providence brought Mr. McLain to St. Vincent High School for student teaching. Apart from a year in Denver for graduate school, he has been in Perryville ever since. He is excited for the chance grow in his ability to accompany young hearts and minds toward the wonders of mathematics as an access point to the truth and beauty that transcends shapes and numbers.  Having spent much of his early life exploring the deepest questions in the human experiences, he hopes to help students see that the answers lie in an encounter with Christ's transforming truth and love.

Now that he's retired from rapping, Mr. McLain spends his free time baking (all the  yummy cookies for students as well as some cool Catholic-themed cakes) and serving in healing ministries for fellow children of broken homes. 

  Mrs. Wendy O'Neal
High School Chemistry & Physics Teacher Aide
573-547-4300 ext. 204
Degree: B.S. in Education  with a Major in Chemistry and Minor in Biology, M.A. in Education

Mrs. O'Neal has taught Chemistry and Biology for twenty-eight years. She has earned her B.S. in Education with a Major in Chemistry and Minor in Biology from Southeast Missouri State University. She also has a Masters in Education from Webster University. Mrs. O'Neal has been married for thirty-two years to Lynn O'Neal, who is a retired teacher. She has two adult sons, Jonathan and Brock. In her spare time she likes to quilt.

  Mr. Austin Patek
High School Chemistry & Physics Teacher 
573-547-4300 ext. 204
Degree: B.S. in Physics with a  Minor in Math

Mr. Patek was raised in Troy, Il. He completed his Bachelor's Degree at Southeast Missouri State University. He will finish his Masters in Teaching with emphasis in STEM content from SEMO this May 2022. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with his dog Luna.

  Mr. Seth Pingel
Jr./Sr. High School Custodian 
  Mrs. Mary Richardson
Junior High School English Teacher, Senior English, Junior High School Yearbook Moderator
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 217

Mrs. Mary Richardson grew up in Perry County. She resides in Perryville with her husband, Larry. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. He is retired from the public school after teaching for twenty-six years. She also worked at SV Preschool and will now be teaching Junior High Language Arts and Senior English. She is excited about her new adventure at St. Vincent.
Mrs. Pamela Riney
Junior High School Science and Computer Teacher, Junior High Student Council
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 216
Degree: B.S. in Certification of Fundamental Approach of Science Teaching

Mrs. Riney teaches science and computers in our junior high. She coaches high school volleyball and is the moderator for the Student Council.  Pam has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southeast Missouri State University.  She has since received certification in the Foundational Approaches of Science Teaching.  She is married to her husband Kyle, and has four wonderful kids and five grandchildren that keep her busy.  
  Mrs. Amy Roth
Jr./Sr. High Cafeteria Staff
573-547-4300 Ext. 247
  Mr. Brandon Roth
9th Grade Religion Teacher, High School Campus Ministry Teacher, Junior High P.E. Teacher
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 219
Degree: Associates Degree in Social Work, B.A. in Philosophy

Mr. Roth was born and raised in Perryville, MO. He graduation from St. Vincent High School in 2012 and went to earn an Associates Degree in Social Work. In 2014, he entered Kenrick-Glennon Seminary where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy. It was in the Seminary where Mr. Roth discovered a passion for teaching. Mr. Roth is serving his first tear teaching at St. Vincent. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies, reading mystery books, and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Crystal Thomlinson
Jr./Sr. High School Art Teacher, Art Department Chair, Prom Moderator
573-547-4300 ext. 211
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education, B.F.A. in Industrial Design

Mrs. Crystal Tomlinson joined the St. Vincent Faculty in 2014. She taught in the Elementary for seven years before moving to the Jr./Sr. High School. 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.

  Mr. Tim Schumer
Athletic Director, P.E. Teacher,  Head Football Coach
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 231
B. S. in Construction Management

Mr. Tim Schumer is a 2012 graduate of St. Vincent. He has served as the high school football coach for seven years and this is his fourth year as head coach and second year as athletic director. In his spare time he loves spending time with his family who also graduated from SV, Dave Schumer (80'), Kathy Schumer ('77), Kristen Renner ('03), and Lauren Kraus ('04).  His hobbies include football, playing golf, and watching all sports.   
  Mr. Shawn Seabaugh
High School English Teacher
573-547-4300 ext. 200
B.A. in Philosophy - Minor in Literature and Theatre, M.A. in Secondary Education

Mr. Shawn Seabaugh is an accomplished fly fisher, podcast host, and Bigfoot researcher. He and his family enjoy kayaking, cryptozoology, and AC/DC cover bands. Mr. Seabaugh has worked in education since 20102. He has been published in a wide variety of publications. Mr. Seabaugh is passionate about American  Literature and having "his won room" for the first time at SV. He is extremely loud and poor with names. Mr. John McLain loves listening to his lectures while trying to teach classes next door. 
  Mrs. Katie Weibrecht 
Jr./Sr. High Cafeteria Staff
573-547-4300 Ext. 247 
  Ms. Janet Wengert 
Jr./Sr. High School Part-Time Librarian 
573-547-4300 ext. 238
B.S. in Mathematics

Ms. Janet Wengert is a SV graduate and Alumni. Her career was in Commercial Insurance (Marketing and Selling) for forty-four years before retiring in 2019. She grew up in St. Mary, MO. She attended Benedictine College in Atchison, KS with a B.S. in Mathematics. She spent most of her career in St. Louis, MO., Jackson, MS., Houston, TX., and Kansas City, MO. before returning home to Perryville, MO. Ms. Wengert enjoys golfing, quilting, reading, traveling, the arts (going to plays, concerts, etc.) and spending time with her old high school friends. 
Mrs. Patty Wengert
Resource Teacher/Learning Consultant, Library Supervisor, After School Tutoring
Phone: 573-547-4300 ext. 249
Degree: B.S. in Education, M.A. in Education, Certification in Early Childhood Education and Informational Technologies

A Perryville native and St. Vincent Class of 1979 graduate, Mrs. Wengert received her Bachelors and Masters in Education from Southeast Missouri State University. She also has a certification in Early Childhood Education and Informational Technologies.  Mrs. Wengert taught two years at St. Augustine in Kelso, MO. She is retired from teaching in the public school system after thirty years.  This is her eighth year at St. Vincent. Mrs. Wengert was an adjunct professor at Mineral Area College where she taught Educational Psychology and Child Development.  Her mission at Saint Vincent Jr./Senior High School  is to see that each student perceives their God given gifts, talents, and abilities so that they can make their unique contribution to the world.

She is married to her husband Jim, who is also a St. Vincent Class of 1979 graduate, and has three grown sons who graduated from SV, Matthew, Christopher, and Brett and five grandchildren.  She loves to read, swim, and garden.  

Mrs. Morgan Wheeler
Jr./Sr. High School Administrative Assistant, SV Tribe, Golden Gala Moderator
Phone: 573-547-4300  ext. 230

Mrs. Wheeler was raised in Perryville, MO graduating from PHS in 2011. Although she graduated a Pirate, she is now an Indian at heart! Mrs. Wheeler is in her 5th year at Saint Vincent Schools. She resides in Perryville with her husband, Chad (2006 SV Graduate) and their three children, Harper, Jack, and Jonas. She loves spending time with family, friends, going on side by side rides, and attending sporting events. 

Mrs. Louise Wibbenmeyer
High School Guidance Counselor, Pep Club Moderator, Junior High Assistant Volleyball Coach
Phone: 573-547-4300  ext. 234
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Education in Educational and Counseling Psychology, Master of Arts in Mathematics for Educators, Secondary Mathematics
Missouri Certifications: Elementary Education (K-8), Mathematics Education (7-12), and Counseling (K-12)

Mrs. Wibbenmeyer earned two degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her third degree from Webster University. Mrs. Wibbenmeyer is happy to be at St. Vincent, her Alma Mater, and likes helping students find their interests and solve problems.  Mrs. Wibbenmeyer enjoys the outdoors, camping, hiking, gardening, cooking, sewing, reading, and most of all, spending time with her husband, Rick, and their two kids, John and Maria.
  Mrs. Nicole Wibbenmeyer
High School Social Studies Teacher,  Cognia Coordinator,
573-547-4300 ext. 208
Degree: B.S.  in Secondary Education

Born and raised in Perryville, MO, Mrs. Nicole Wibbenmeyer is a 2002 graduate of St. Vincent High School. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006 with her B.S. in Secondary Education and certification to teach 9-12 Social Studies. In 2008 she  married her husband Brian. They do not have any children but are content house servants to their sweet, but slightly dim-witted cat, Marmalade. In March 2020, Mrs. Wibbenmeyer began pursuing a graduate during which time she killed many trees worth or paper, countless ink cartridges, and developed an extensive collection of Amazon Prime boxes, In August 2021, Mrs. Wibbenmeyer, much to her husbands relief, finished he M.A. in History from Norwhich University and returned to SV for her eleventh year of teaching. In her spare time, Mrs. Wibbenmeyer loves bringing true crime and murder mystery shows on Netflix, reading books, camping, and most of all, traveling. 
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SV Schools Show Me Dough Fundraiser

St. Vincent Schools will be participating in the Show Me Dough Fundraiser, which consists of butter braids, pizza, and...Read More

SV Schools Show Me Dough Fundraiser

St. Vincent Schools will be participating in the Show Me Dough Fundraiser, which consists of butter braids, pizza, and cookie dough. The fundraiser begins November 23 and ends December 10. The money raised will be used for SV School Security and Track Team. The delivery date is December 21 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. Just in time for your Christmas celebrations.

We are encouraging each student to sell 10 items. As always thank you for all you do and your support! Questions, email Emily Hager at ehager@svdepaul.org.

Message from Fr. Joe
As superintendent of Saint Vincent Schools, it is my responsibility to ensure the safety of our students and staff and act in the best interest of our...Read More

Message from Fr. Joe

As superintendent of Saint Vincent Schools, it is my responsibility to ensure the safety of our students and staff and act in the best interest of our schools.

I had hoped that we could begin this school year with normalcy rather than with masks and quarantines but it seems that the pandemic has not yet finished with us. It is still my goal to provide as much in-school learning as possible.

As part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and citizens of Perry County, we are obliged to cooperate with the Perry County Health Department and follow the guidelines they provide. The Health Department has threatened to report any noncompliance of our school to various agencies including the Missouri High School Athletic Association which could result in the disqualification of our school from interscholastic sports competition. While I do not care for such threats, it is not in the best interest of our school nor our students to risk that outcome.

In my view, it is not proper for St. Vincent Schools to become an enforcing agent of the health department's quarantine orders. That is a civil matter, not a school matter. However, providing a safe environment for faculty, staff, and students is very much a school matter.

This past week a significant number of our students were ordered to quarantine by the health department. Subsequently, the health department notified us of their quarantine order. A few parents chose to disobey the quarantine order and send their children to school without masks or social distance. Because I do not wish to be the enforcing agent of a quarantine, but wish to protect the rest of our students and staff to whatever degree possible, We asked that these students at least wear a mask and social distance. Some refused even to do this which compromised those around us and created a scene unbecoming of St. Vincent de Paul School.

Later this week the matter will be discussed by the school board. Until I receive their counsel and come to a further decision on the matter, we will follow these protocols.

When the health department notifies us of students who test positive for COVID-19, that student will not be allowed to attend in-school classes at St. Vincent school until they are cleared by the health department to return.

When the health department notifies us of quarantined students who were "close contacts", we encourage parents to follow the direction of the health department.

If a close contact student showing no symptoms comes to school we will:

• Notify the health department of their non-compliance with the health department's order.

• We will require them to wear a mask and social distance from other students/staff.

• If they fail to comply with the mask and social distance requirement, they will be suspended from school for the duration of the quarantine order.

Obviously, if a student is showing symptoms, we will send them home and encourage their parents to take appropriate action.

I pray you can see my effort to find a middle road here. It has been my experience that, as midwesterners, we are a little more rational than some parts of our country. We appreciate your continued support.

Fr. Joe
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