Michelle Luxton-Jee

Educational Daycare Teacher

Karen Garrison

Hello! My name is Karen Garrison, I am the new Educational Daycare Director. This will be my 10th year teaching preschool, I am thrilled that it will be at St. Mary. I am a proud momma of three amazing kiddos. I love Jesus and I have a passion for missions work. I am very excited…

Anne M. Collier

Welcome to First Grade! I am Anne Collier. St. Mary School is my home away from home. My husband, Don and I joined St. Mary Church when we were married in August of 1980. I’ve been here at St. Mary School for 30 years. I began as a library and computer mom when our daughter…

Stacy Spotanski

Hello, I am Stacy Spotanski. I have lived in Mt. Vernon & attended St. Mary Church all of my life.  I also went to St. Mary School for grades 1-6 (all that was offered back then).  After graduating from SIU-C I taught kindergarten at St. Ann School in Nashville, IL for 7 years before becoming…

Brandi J. Gore

 I have taught at St. Mary School for 6 years.  Prior to teaching third grade, I taught middle school math and science.  My passion lies in incorporating hands-on, innovative lessons that engage all students.  I have a strong philosophy for building up each child and making them to feel successful in their learning.  I look…

Carla Chesnek

Hello.  My name is Carla Chesnek and I am proud to call St. Mary School my home.  In 1991, I graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL with a degree in Elementary Education. After 18 years of experience working in parochial schools, I became the Jefferson County 4-H Program Coordinator patiently waiting to return to…

Jean M. Jones

Jean M. Jones My name is Jean Jones I am the Educational Daycare Aide, P.E. Teacher, Athletic Director, Softball, Basketball and Volleyball coach here at St. Mary School. I have worked here at St. Mary School for the past two years. I love working with the little ones in the EDC. I have a passion…

Holly A. McKay

I have been a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Mt. Vernon community since I was born. I became a certified public accountant after graduating SIU-C with a degree in accounting. After working as a CPA for five years, I felt compelled to teach and returned to SIU-C and earned my master’s of science…

Mary Trentman

6th 7th and 8th grade History and Religion Teacher   God is good all the time. All the time God is good.   Some of my favorite sites https://study.ascensionpress.com/ http://dynamiccatholic.com/ http://www.usccb.org/ http://www.virtuebase.com    

Frank Winchester

Frank Winchester Band Teacher    

Emily Trentman

Hi, My name is Emily Trentman, also known as Mrs.T. Steve and I have been married for 7 years and have 2 wonderful daughters. Marley is 5 years old and in Kindergarten at St.Mary’s. Josie is 2 and  looks forward to being a St.Mary’s Knight. My goal is to get kids excited about health and…