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Faculty & Staff Directory


Mary Lang|

President

Administration

Bachelor of Arts in English – Immaculata College

Master of Health Administration – St. Louis University

Juris Doctor Degree – St. Louis University

Family Tullamore

Mary Lang joined the Assumption community in 2014. As President, Mrs. Lang has been our visionary leader guiding Assumption into the future. In addition to her many responsibilities as President of Assumption, Mrs. Lang is a Board Member for Catholic Charities and participates in Rotary Louisville. Furthermore, she is always willing to interact with students and assist where needed. In previous years, Mrs. Lang has traveled with students to Washington D.C. for Mercy Youth Leadership and to Ireland for an international study abroad trip.

Martha Tedesco ’90|

Principal

Administration

Bachelor of Arts in English and History with Secondary Education Certification – Bellarmine University

Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration – University of Louisville

Family Booterstown

Martha Tedesco began working at Assumption High School in 1994. As Principal, Mrs. Tedesco handles all the day to day activities at Assumption High School, ensuring our students are focused on learning and teachers on teaching. In 2020, she was awarded the Archdiocese of Louisville Distinguished Catholic School Leader Award and was a Bellarmine University Gallery of Distinguished Graduates Inductee. She has also been recognized as an Assumption Model of Mercy and a 2015 Business First 20 People to Know in Education. Furthermore, Mrs. Tedesco has been instrumental to the implementation of Professional Learning Communities at Assumption High School.

Cindi Baughman H’08|

Assistant Principal - Dean of Students

Administration

Bachelor of Arts in English – Bellarmine College Master of Education in Secondary Education – University of Louisville Master of Arts in Educational Administration – Spalding University Family Birr Assistant Principal/Dean of Students, Cindi Baughman, began working at Assumption in 1979. Cindi Baughman initiated, and continues to direct, the Mercy Ambassadors Exchange Program at AHS, in which students participate in two-way exchanges with a Mercy school in Argentina. She is frequently featured as a speaker at the annual NCEA Education Law Symposium. Mrs. Baughman has earned many notable achievements and accolades in her time at Assumption:
  • Publication: Editor, With Great Confidence in God: Prayers by and for Mercy Educators, published by Mercy Secondary Education Association, 2006
  • Rose Award, 2015
  • Faculty Model of Mercy, 2008
  • Spalding University Caritas Medal, 2008
  • Kentucky Council of Teachers of English President’s Service Award, 2002
  • Assumption High School Jubilee Cup, 1998 and 1982
  • Greater Louisville English Council President’s Award, 1999
  • Greater Louisville High School Press Association Media Adviser of the Year, 1997
  • Golden Apple Achiever Award, Ashland Teacher Achievement Awards Program, 1996
  • Greater Louisville English Council President’s Award, 1994
  • Voted AHS Juniors’ Choice for Teacher of the Year, 1990
  • Voted AHS Most Humorous Teacher, 1988 and 1989
  • Louisville Community Foundation Awards, 1988 and 1992
  • Kentucky State Fair, Blue Ribbons for Pies, 1985 and 1986
  • Kentucky Association of Student Councils Honor Adviser Award, 1980
 

Judy Fieldhouse H’19|

Assistant Principal - Dean of Studies & Curriculum (Last Names A-K)

Administration

Bachelor of Science – University of Louisville

Master of Education – University of Louisville

Family Limerick

Dean of Studies Judy Fieldhouse has worked at Assumption since 1989. Judy is the Quick Recall Assistant Coach and basketball scorekeeper/clock keeper. While at Assumption, she has led multiple Mission trips. Judy was named the staff Model of Mercy in 2017 and was an AP Reader – Statistics (2002-2005).

Theresa Schuhmann ’92|

Assistant Principal - Dean of Studies & Student Activities (Last Names L-Z)

Administration

Bachelor of Arts in English — Bellarmine University

Master of Education — University of Louisville

Family Carlow

Theresa Schuhmann has served Assumption for 20 years and is currently our Dean of Studies for students with last names L-Z. In addition to her role as a member of Assumption’s Leadership Team, Mrs. Schuhmann has also served on the Board of Directors at DeSales High School and on the School Board at St. Albert the Great, as well as three accreditation teams for AdvancEd/Cognia. She is currently enrolled in Villanova University’s Certificate of Catholic School Management Program.

Michelle Coke Farmer ’94|

Executive Director of Advancement

Advancement

Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication – Eastern Kentucky University

Family Kingstown

Michelle Farmer has served as the Executive Director of Advancement for Assumption since August 2013. As an alumna, Mrs. Farmer values the Assumption experience and works alongside alumnae and donors to expand the Assumption community and limit financial barriers that may prevent any young woman from pursuing an Assumption education.

Lisa Raley|

Executive Director of Operations

Finance

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Certified Public Accountant

Family Booterstown

Lisa Raley has been a member of the Assumption High School staff since September 2004. She oversees all finance and facility related activities.

Mary Ann Steutermann|

Executive Director of Mission Effectiveness

Campus Ministry

Bachelor of Arts in English with Secondary Teaching Certification

Master of Education in Secondary Education

Master of Arts in School Administration

Liturgy Certification – Archdiocese of Louisville

Family Birr

Mary Ann Steutermann has been a member of the Assumption community for twenty-five years. While she has taken on many roles at AHS, she is currently the Executive Director of Mission Effectiveness and the author of Gospel Reflections. Additionally, she moderates the Global Outreach Club, Spectrum, and Campus Ministry Council. In her time at Assumption, she has served on numerous committees, published countless articles relating to Catholicism, and received the Model of Mercy award in 2003. Outside of Assumption, Mrs. Steutermann is a Board Member and Education Committee Chairperson for DeSales High School. She is also currently working on her Certificate in Catholic School Management.

Janet Adkins|

Faculty Member

Social Studies

Bachelor of Arts in History – University of Tennessee

Master of Education – University of Louisville

Family Limerick

Janet Adkins began teaching at Assumption High School in 2003. Mrs. Adkins teaches World History and Humanities. Mrs. Adkins is the moderator of the Global Outreach Club. She has also participated in Assumption Travel Abroad trips and is a faculty retreat leader. Mrs. Adkins was the 2010 recipient of the Karen Russ Excellence in Teaching Award. Outside of Assumption, Janet has volunteered with Kentucky Refugee Ministries and worked with a refugee family from Syria. Currently, she is part of a group that is sponsoring a refugee family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mrs. Adkins is also an active member in two book clubs.

Lou Armstrong|

Faculty Member

Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering – Stanford University

Master of Business Administration – Stanford University

Master of Arts in Teaching – Bellarmine University

Family Cork

Lou Armstrong joined the Assumption faculty in 2018. Mr. Armstrong teaches AP Calculus BC, Algebra I, and Algebra II. Mr. Armstrong previously served students in Assumption’s Achievement Center. He is the moderator of the Science Olympiad.

Abby Asfahl ’04|

Guidance Counselor

Guidance and Counseling Department

Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Eastern Kentucky University

Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services – Eastern Kentucky University

Rank I Certification

Family Tullamore

Abby Asfahl is a counselor in Assumption’s Guidance Department and has been a member of the department since 2012. She is currently the counselor for the Class of 2024, and will remain with that class until they graduate. Mrs. Asfahl is the moderator of the Mary Byron Scholars and the Green Dot Program. Mrs. Asfahl is a member of the Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA) and is a certified Green Dot Instructor. In 2020, Abby was the recipient of the staff TEA Award.

Kristina Becker|

Faculty Member

Social Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Social Studies Education

Master of Education in Secondary Education

Family Charleville

Mrs. Becker has taught at Assumption since 2008 and is the Assistant Department Chair in the Social Studies Department. She teaches World History, Geography, and Sociology. Mrs. Becker is the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Moderator. She served as Assumption’s YMCA Adviser for seven years. Outside of Assumption, Mrs. Becker served as Secretary of Chapter Advisory Board for Kappa Delta – Alpha Xi (UofL) Chapter from 2018-2021.

Gina Beirne|

Faculty Member

Art, Fine Art

Bachelor of Arts – University of Louisville

Master of Arts in Teaching – University of Louisville

Family Charlieville

Gina Beirne has been a faculty member at Assumption since 2007. She currently teaches AP Studio Art: 2D Design, AP Studio Art: Drawing, Drawing I & II, Painting I & II, and Introduction to Drawing & Painting. Mrs. Beirne also volunteers as Photography Club Moderator.

Elizabeth Bender|

Faculty Member

World Languages

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, International Relations, & Music – William Jewell College

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction in TESOL – University of Missouri – Kansas City

Master of Arts in Teaching (in progress) – University of Louisville

Family Kingstown

Mrs. Bender began teaching at Assumption in 2017. She currently teaches Spanish I and Spanish II. Mrs. Bender is the moderator of the Speech and Debate team. She presented seven prefectural professional development workshops for English language teachers in Japan from 2011-2014.

Jackie Bloyd|

Alumnae Services Manager

Advancement

Family Kingstown

Jackie Bloyd has been a member of the Assumption Advancement Department for twenty-five years. Mrs. Bloyd is the Alumnae Services Manager and assists with programs such as Reunion Weekend and Alumnae Class reunions.

Annie Filley Boehnlein ’94|

Study Hall Coordinator

Academic Support Services

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – University of Louisville

Family Charleville

Annie Boehnlein has been a member of Assumption’s Academic Support Services since 2015. Mrs. Boehnlein also serves as a Sophomore Class Moderator and has served as an assistant volleyball coach for the Rockets.

Rachel Brand ’87|

Substitute Teacher

Academic Support Services

Bachelor of Arts in English – University of Dayton

Master of Arts in Religious Studies – Spalding University

Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education – University of Louisville

Family Limerick

Rachel Brand has been a substitute teacher for Assumption since 2014.

Shannen Brown|

Athletic Trainer

Athletics

Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training – Indiana State University

Master of Science in Athletic Training – Illinois State University

Shannen Brown has served as Assumption’s Athletic Trainer since 2015. Shannen is a full-time Certified Athletic Trainer provided by Baptist Health, and she assists all sports programs and student athletes with any athletic training needs.

Laura Burnam ’91|

School Nurse

Main Office

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Family Charleville

Laura Burnam has been Assumption’s School Nurse and Attendance Clerk since 2015. She serves all students’ medical needs and coordinates absences and attendance. In 2021, she was awarded the staff TEA Award.

Teri Campisano ’91|

Faculty Member

Mathematics

Bachelor of Science Secondary Mathematics – Kent State University

Master in Educational Administration – University of Louisville

Family Carlow

Teri Campisano has been a faculty member in the Mathematics department since 1996. She teaches Algebra I and Discrete Mathematics. She is the Intramurals Moderator at AHS and also serves as a member of the Greater Louisville Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GLCTM).

Roquie Carrier|

Faculty Member

Social Studies

Bachelor of Science in Middle/ Secondary Education with a focus in Social Studies – University of Louisville

Master of Science in Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education – Western Kentucky University

Family Limerick

Roquie Carrier joined the Social Studies Department in 2019 and teaches U.S. History. Mrs. Carrier is a moderator for the Chick-fil-a Leadership Academy. She has also earned a Technology Teaching Certification.

Elisabeth Russo Cassady ’02|

Director of Marketing & Admissions

Marketing & Admissions

Bachelor of Arts in Education and Allied Professions – University of Dayton Family Carlow Director of Marketing and Admissions, Elisabeth Cassady, began working at Assumption in 2006. She also manages the Freshman Mission Week Activities and annual Pink & White Game and is a retreat leader. In 2013, Elisabeth was awarded the Innovations in Education Award in Marketing. She was a recipient of the Assumption staff TEA Award in 2021.  

Pam Conway|

Achievement Center Coordinator

Achievement Center

Bachelor of Business Administration – St. Mary’s University Master of Education – University of West Florida Family Booterstown Pam Conway joined the Assumption Community as the Achievement Center Coordinator in 2015.  Pam coaches the Quick Recall team, serves as the Academic Teams Coordinator, is a homeroom teacher (Booterstown), was as Argentina exchange student host, and a Right to Life Chaperone to Washington, DC. In 2018, Pam was named the faculty Model of Mercy. Outside of Assumption, Mrs. Conway is the Board President and an ESL teacher volunteer for Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs.

Laura Cronin|

Director of Learning Differences

Learning Differences Program

Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences – Indiana University Master of Science in Communication Disorders – East Tennessee State University Master of Arts in Education – Bellarmine University Rank I with a Literacy Specialist Endorsement – Bellarmine University Family Galway Laura Cronin has served as the Director of Learning Differences since 2018. Laura is a Member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, a KY Learning Differences Association Board Member, and an Education Committee Member of Summit Academy’s Board. She holds a certificate of clinical competence and is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist by the Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She also serves on the Kentucky Academic Council. Laura has been published in the Cleft Lip Craniofacial Journal (2001): Analysis of Speech Characteristics in Children with Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS) and Children with Phenotypic Overlap Without VCFS. At Assumption, Mrs. Cronin is also a moderator for Operation Smile and a Faculty Retreat Leader and has participated in a Mission trip to Auxier.  

Katie Culver ’04|

Faculty Member

Communications, English

Bachelor of Arts – St. Louis University Master of Science in Social Work – University of Louisville Master of Arts in Teaching – University of the Cumberlands Family Carlow Katie Culver began teaching at Assumption in 2018 and is part of the English and Communication departments. She teaches AP Language and Composition, AP The Teaching Profession, Journalism I: Media, and Journalism II: Publications. Additionally, she advises the publication staffs for Rosecall, Countdown, RocketLaunch, and Rosecast. Mrs. Culver is also an ARISE trip moderator and a Retreat Faculty Leader.

Kayla Daley|

Faculty Member

English

Bachelor of Arts in English – University of Kentucky Master of Art in Secondary English Education – University of Kentucky Rank I in progress – Spalding University Family Kingstown Kayla Daley has been teaching at Assumption since 2020, and this Fall, she is hosting her first student teacher. Mrs. Daley teaches English I & II and Film Studies. She loves to travel internationally and locally. She also has worked as a volunteer with the Louisville branch of The Nature Conservancy.

Diane Darst ’87|

Faculty Member

English, Theology

Bachelor of Arts – Bellarmine College Master of Arts – University of Louisville Family Kingstown Diane Darst began teaching English and Theology at Assumption in 1996. She is teaching English II, Scripture, and World Religions. She is the moderator of the Global Outreach Club and Rose Window Literary Magazine. She is a recipient of the Model of Mercy and Karen Russ Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dawn Deweese|

Guidance Program Director & Guidance Counselor

Guidance and Counseling Department

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and English Education – Transylvania University Master of Education in Counseling and Educational Psychology – University of Louisville Rank I in Counseling and Educational Psychology – University of Louisville Family Galway Currently in her twenty-second year, Dawn Deweese is the Guidance Program Director and counselor to the Class of 2022. She is the Diversity Club Moderator, Success Scholars Director, Mental Health Awareness Club Moderator, and Rocket Parent Network Moderator. Dawn is the Louisville Eating Disorder Alliance (LEDA) Secretary, member of the Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA), and participated in the Archdiocesan Diversity Club. Dawn has been awarded the Model of Mercy, Rose Award, TEA Award and the Irene Casey Inclusion Award.

Angie Dusch|

Administrative Assistant to the Deans

Main Office

Bachelor of Science – University of Louisville

Family Limerick

Angie Dusch has served on Assumption’s staff since 2012. She is the Assistant to the Deans of Studies and Dean of Students.  

Jill Elder ’00|

Faculty Member & Technology Integration Specialist

Science, Technology

Bachelor of Arts – Bellamine University

Master of Arts in Teaching – Georgetown College

Family Kingstown

Jill Elder has been an educator at Assumption since 2006. She is the Science Assistant Department Chair and a Technology Integration Specialist. Jill teaches Chemistry, Robotics, and our online course, Applied Digital Skills. She is a Family Council Moderator and the Student Technology Leadership Program Moderator. She is a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and Professional Development instructor for the Archdiocese of Louisville Summer Institute. In 2020, Jill was recognized by Academy Sports + Outdoors for her outstanding service to her students.

Christina Elpers|

Faculty Member

Mathematics

Bachelor of Science of Education in Special Education – University of Georgia

Master of Science of Education in Secondary Education – Indiana University

Family Tullamore

Christina Elpers joined Assumption’s Mathematics Department in 2011. She teaches Algebra I and Geometry and is the STEAM Club Moderator.

Judi Erskine ’82|

Learning Differences Coordinator

Learning Differences Program

Bachelor of Arts in English/Communications- Bellarmine Univeristy

Master of Arts in Teaching – Spalding University

Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)

Family Tullamore

Judi Erskine has been with Assumption’s Learning Differences Department since 2011. She is the Green Dot Program Co-Director, a Learning Differences Association (LDA) Board Member, and a Learning and the Brain Member. Judi was awarded the Irene Casey Award for Inclusion in 2021, received the 2018 Rose Award, was recognized as an Assumption Hall of Fame Inductee in 2014, and has served as an Archdiocese of Louisville Summer Institute presenter: “Differentiation in the Classroom”. Judi has lead students in a Mission trip to Portland and the March for Life and is a Faculty Retreat Leader.

Christa Fackler ’94|

Faculty Member

Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Math, Science, and Education – University of Louisville

Master of Arts in Teaching – University of Louisville

Family Cork

Christa Fackler joined Assumption’s Mathematics Department in 2002. She teaches Algebra I & II and is the Math League Moderator.

Tricia Ferree|

Manager of Special Events and Volunteers

Advancement

Bachelor of Arts in Education – University of Louisville

Family Charleville

Tricia Ferree began working with Assumption’s Advancement team in 2019. She previously served as Vice President of the Assumption Parent Organization.

Tammy Finch|

Accounting & Human Resource Manager

Finance

Associate Degree in Accounting

Family Carlow

Tammy Finch has worked in Assumption’s Finance Department since 1992. She is a Certified Professional as distinguished by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Kathy Fleischer|

Registrar

Main Office

Associate Degree Family Birr Registrar, Kathy Fleischer, began working at Assumption in 1995. Kathy serves as a music minister and is an Archdiocesan Certified Cantor. Kathy is a moderator for the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society and has received the Model of Mercy, Rose Award (2004), and TEAM Award. She traveled to the National Catholic Education Association in New Orleans and to New York City with the Rose Theatre Company. Kathy participated in the BLOOM Theatre Project productions Dead Man Walking, Daily Grind, and Patterns We Create.

Elizabeth Foley|

Faculty Member

Art, Fine Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design – Washington University in St Louis

Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking – Ohio University

Master of Education, Secondary Education, K-12 Art Teaching Certification – Ohio University

Family Charleville

Elizabeth Foley has been teaching at Assumption since 2020. She teaches Digital Photography I & II, Graphic Design, Introduction to Drawing and Painting, and Introduction to Ceramics and Sculpture. She is also an Academy Instructor for Louisville Visual Art and has had Artist residencies for the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC). Elizabeth is a board member of the West Louisville Women’s Collaborative, has served on the board for the Lexington Art League, and has volunteered at StudioWorks and Zoomgroup.

Jenny Friedenberg|

Admissions Coordinator

Marketing & Admissions

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting, Minor in Performing Arts Administration – Western Kentucky University

Family Galway

Jenny Friedenberg began working as the Admissions Coordinator in 2018. As part of the Marketing and Admissions team, Jenny coordinates shadow visits and assists with other recruitment needs. She is a choreographer and director for Rose Theatre Company, a mentor for RTC Studio, a staff leader for Rose Theatre Company’s trip to New York City, and a Retreat Leader. Outside of Assumption, she serves as a Board Member and Actor for CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center in Louisville and a Board Member and Actor at Shelby County Community Theatre.

Erin Gary ’87|

Faculty Member

English

Bachelor of Arts – Centre College

Master of Arts in Teaching – University of Louisville

Family Limerick

English teacher Erin Gary began working at Assumption in 2000. She teaches English I & III. Erin is a Homeroom Mom and Freshman Class Officer Moderator and serves on the LEAD Committee. She has also been a faculty retreat leader, Department Chair, Junior Class moderator, SFAB Moderator, Student Council moderator, and has participated in Mission Week trips.

Kelsey Luckett Gunter ’08|

Manager of Marketing and Admissions

Marketing & Admissions

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Georgetown College

Master of Science in Business Communication – Spalding University

Family Limerick

Kelsey Gunter began working in the Marketing and Admissions Department in 2018 and manages the student Recruitment Team. Additionally, Kelsey serves on the Advanced Program Committee and has previously led the Limerick Freshmen Mission Week field trip.

Kimberly Habich|

College Counselor

Guidance and Counseling Department

Bachelor of Arts – University of Kentucky

Master of Arts in Education – University of Louisville

Family Limerick

Kimberly Habich began working as an Assumption College Counselor in 2016. She is the National Honor Society co-advisor and has served on the Senior Honors Committee, Senior Events Planning Committee, Guidance Advisory Board, Mission Committee, and Advanced Program Committee.

Tiffany Hall ’03|

Faculty Member

Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts – University of Kentucky Master of Arts in Teaching – University of Kentucky Family Tullamore Tiffany Hall is in her eighth year in the Mathematics Department at Assumption. She teaches Algebra and Geometry and is the co-moderator of Varsity Club. Tiffany is the only faculty member to have received the Model of Mercy Award while a student at AHS (2002). While at Assumption, she has chaperoned multiple Speech & Debate trips and KYA/KUNA events.

Daniel Hamm|

Faculty Member

Communications, Social Studies

Bachelor of Arts – Campbellsville University Master of Arts in Teaching – University of Louisville Family Charleville Daniel Hamm is in his twenty-fourth year at Assumption teaching in both the Social Studies and Communications Departments. Daniel teaches Dual Credit World History, World History, Geography, and Public Speaking. He is the Y-Club and KYA/KUNA moderator and has been the Speech & Debate Coach for over 20 years. Daniel was inducted into the Kentucky High School Speech League Hall of Fame.

Kelly Hovekamp ’87|

Faculty Member & Technology Integration Specialist

Mathematics, Technology

Bachelor of Arts in Education – University of Louisville Master of Arts in Education – University of Louisville Family Booterstown Kelly Hovekamp is in her fifteenth year as a member of Assumption’s faculty and currently teaches Geometry and 3D Print and Design. Additionally, she serves as the Technology Integration Specialist and is the STEAM Club Moderator. In her time at AHS, Mrs. Hovekamp has received recognition as the Faculty Model of Mercy and a Microsoft Innovative Educator.

Christy Hulsewede|

Administrative Assistant to Athletics

Athletics

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Management – University of Dayton Family Charleville Christy Hulsewede is in her second year as a staff member at Assumption. She has already served our community beyond her position as a freshman retreat leader and field trip leader for freshman mission week.

Katie Hughbanks|

Faculty Member

English

Bachelor of Arts in English – University of Louisville Master of Education – University of Louisville Family Birr Katie Hughbanks is in her twenty-third year of teaching at Assumption High School. She currently teaches Advanced and Honors English I and Creative Writing. Mrs. Hughbanks oversees Testing Results Week at Assumption and is Race Director for the Assumption Point A 5K. In 2019, she published a poetry chapbook titled Blackbird Songs and has had six pieces published in the past year in a variety of publications including Kentucky Monthly, Courier-Journal, Flight Writing (Ireland),  and Dodging the Rain (Ireland). Other distinctions include:
  • Assumption Rose Award winner, 2016
  • Catholic Education Foundation Award winner, 2013
  • Model of Mercy Award, 2013
  • Karen Russ Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007
  • NCTE presenter, 2007 (session on Writing Portfolios)

Ian Husk|

Information Technology Director

Technology

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design – Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London Family Cork Ian Husk has been a staff member at Assumption for nineteen years and he currently serves as the Assistant Director of Information Technology. Ian supports students, faculty and staff in the Boeckmann Lab as an HP Certified Specialist.

Maggie Ising ’10|

Multimedia Marketing Manager

Marketing & Admissions

Bachelor of Science in Communication – University of Louisville

Family Birr

After a brief hiatus from her graduation in May 2010, Maggie returned to Assumption in July 2018. In addition to Marketing, she is a Retreat Leader and is commonly seen around campus with her camera in hand. Outside of Assumption, Maggie is a Board Member and Sponsorship Manager for the Steven Vanover Foundation.

Leigh Jackson|

College Counselor

Guidance and Counseling Department

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of Delaware Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration – University of Louisville Family Limerick Leigh Jackson is in her fourteenth year as a College Counselor at Assumption High School. She also serves as a club moderator for Rockets Helping Others. Outside of Assumption she is a board member of the National Catholic College Admission Association. In 2017, Mrs. Jackson was awarded the Kentucky Association of College Admission Counselling (KYACAC) Carolyn Quire Service Award.

Stacy Johnson|

Faculty Member

Theology

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Bellarmine College Masters of Arts in Teaching – Spalding University Family Booterstown Stacy Johnson has been a member of the Assumption community for twenty-one years. She currently teaches Catholic Beliefs and Paschal Mystery and serves as the Senior Class Moderator. Furthermore Mrs. Johnson has led mission trips to Belize and McKee, Kentucky and traveled abroad with AHS students to England, Italy, Greece, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. In 2017, she was recognized with the Karen Russ Excellence in Teaching Award and in 2018 she was designated a Mercy Associate.

Sarah Johnstone|

Faculty Member

Theology

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts – Xavier University Juris Doctorate – Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville Family Cork Sarah Johnstone is in her ninth year as an Assumption faculty member. Mrs. Johnstone teaches Catholic Moral Teaching and Catholic Social Teaching and also volunteers as Film Studies Club Moderator.

Debbie Judd|

Faculty Member

Science

Bachelor of Arts in Biology Master of Arts in Teaching Post Graduate Concentration in Environmental Science Family Birr Debbie Judd is in her twenty-third year at Assumption and is the Science Department Chair. She currently teaches Biology I and Biology II. Additionally, Debbie Judd leads the Assumption Aviation Program and is a member of Assumption’s Academic Council. She serves Assumption in many ways, leading Eco trips to Costa Rica, Peru and the Galapagos Islands and leading student mission trips to Belize and Crossroads Ministry. Debbie recently retired as Head Field Hockey Coach. She coached for twenty eight years with 10 State Championships and 568 Wins. She has been recognized as a Karen Russ Excellence in Teaching recipient and recognized as Coach of the Year on numerous occasions by KFHCA, NFHCA, NFHS and KHSAA. Outside of Assumption she volunteers as a Kentucky Water Watch local leader and volunteer biologist for Future Fund.

Brian Kirby|

Faculty Member

Science

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology – Grand Canyon University Master of Divinity – Church Divinity School of the Pacific Family Carlow Brian Kirby is in his first year as a member of the Assumption community and teaches Chemistry I and AP Chemistry II. Mr Kirby also serves Assumption as a Speech and Debate Team Moderator and Environmental Concerns Committee member. Outside of Assumption, he is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers.

Kelly Kirwan|

Faculty Member & McAuley Scholars Director

English

Bachelor of Arts in English with Secondary Education Certification – Bellarmine University
Master of Arts in Education – Eastern Kentucky University

Family Charleville

Kelly Kirwan has been an Assumption faculty member for twenty-two years and teaches Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition and AP Research. Additionally, Mrs. Kirwan directs the McAuley Scholars Program and advises all students distinguished as McAuley Scholars. She is the National Honor Society Moderator and has received considerable recognition in her time at AHS including the Rose Award (2014), The Catholic Education Foundation Dan Ulmer Teacher Award (2014), a Kentucky Youth Assembly Honorary Colonel (2017) and AP Reader in English Literature and Composition.

Gail King|

Administrative Assistant to Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry

Family Tullamore Gail King has been a member of Assumption’s community for seventeen years. In addition to her Campus Ministry responsibilities, Mrs. King serves as the Moderator for the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society and is an active participant in Assumption’s Rose Theatre Company (RTC). Mrs. King has been an actress for RTC, chaperoned RTC’s New York trip, served on the BLOOM committee and sold tickets for RTC performances. Furthermore, she has led a retreat at every grade level and traveled with AHS students to Washington D.C. for March for Our Lives. In 2014, she was recognized as a TEA Award and Model of Mercy recipient.

Terri Kurtz|

Faculty Member

Computer Science, Mathematics

Bachelor in Science in Computer Science – University of Dayton Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education Mathematics – Bellarmine University Family Galway Terri Kurtz has been a member of the Assumption faculty for twelve years and currently teaches several courses in the Math and Computer Science Departments. She teaches Algebra II, Advanced Business Calculus, Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science. She also volunteers as the Math League Moderator. In Summer 2018, Mrs. Kurtz participated in the Research Experience for Teachers Program in Big Data and Data Science through the University of Louisville Speed School. Furthermore, in 2019 she was a presenter at the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education Conference.

Carrie Laha ’86|

Faculty Member

Science

Bachelor of Arts in Communication – University of Louisville Master of Arts in Teaching: Biology – University of Louisville Family Birr Carrie Laha is in her first year as an Assumption faculty member. Mrs. Laha currently teaches Forensics, Anatomy & Physiology, and Biology II.

Terry Langley|

Media Center Assistant

Media Center

Family Galway Terry Langley is in her twenty-second year as Media Center Assistant at Assumption High school. For the past sixteen years, Mrs. Langley has served as moderator for the Senior Class Beta Club, co-moderator for Beta Club and led countless retreats and parent prayer services. As a sixteen-year member of the Substance Abuse Committee, she has sought outside speakers, helped create an award-winning prevention video, and helped present at Assumption’s annual prevention assemblies. Mrs. Langley has been recognized as the 2006 recipient of Assumption’s Women of Mercy Award, the 2009 recipient of the TEA Award, co-recipient of the 2009 Outstanding School Library Web Site Award from the Kentucky School Media Association and the co-recipient of the 2013 Employer of the Year Down Syndrome of Louisville Award.

Erica Lasley|

Library Media Specialist

Media Center

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education – University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana Master of Science in Library Science – University of Kentucky Family Cork Erica Lasley is in her fourteenth year as Assumption’s Library Media Specialist. Mrs. Lasley also serves as the Library Advisory Council Moderator and Junior Class Beta Club Moderator. She participates in the Mission Week Planning Committee, Assumption’s Academic Council and retreat and parent prayer services. Outside of Assumption, she is a member of the Jefferson County Association of School Librarians, the Kentucky Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association. She also volunteers on several committees at her local parish.

Alex Laudeman|

Faculty Member

Social Studies

Bachelor of Arts in History – University of Louisville Master of Arts in Teaching – Bellarmine University Family Limerick Alex Laudeman has been a member of the Assumption faculty for three years and currently teaches Humanities and Geography. Mr. Laudeman serves the AHS community as YClub Moderator and faculty retreat leader. Furthermore, Mr. Laudeman has earned an Eagle Scout classification, the highest rank within Boy Scouts of America.

Lauren Lega|

Campus Store & Summer Camp Coordinator

Campus Store

Bachelor of Arts in Print Advertising – Western Kentucky University Family Cork Lauren Lega has managed Assumption’s Campus Store for nine years. She is the creative mind behind all Campus Store apparel and merchandise and assists AHS students when designing shirts for any occasion. Additionally, Mrs. Lega coordinates and schedules all athletic and enrichment summer camps.

Matthew Lega|

Faculty Member

Social Studies

Bachelor of Arts in History – Eastern Kentucky University Master of Science in Secondary Education – Indiana University Southeast Family Booterstown Matthew Lega is in his tenth year with Assumption’s Social Studies Department and teaches Advanced Placement (AP) World History, Advanced U.S. Government and Honors U.S. Government. Mr. Lega volunteers as a moderator for Homeroom Moms, Freshman Class Officer Moderator and assists with the Speech & Debate Program.

Angela Lincoln ’78|

Faculty Member

Department Chair, Theology

Bachelor of Arts in History – Bellarmine College Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry Secondary Education – Boston College Family Carlow Angela Lincoln is in her eighteenth year as a member of Assumption’s Theology Department. She currently serves as Theology Department Chair and teaches Catholic Social Teaching, Christology and Living Church. She serves on the Environmental Concerns Committee and Fair Trade Committee and volunteers as a club moderator for Operation Smile. Mrs. Lincoln coordinated a trip to Washington D.C. in 2018 for March for our Lives and has coordinated many rallies to instill a spirit of advocacy among our students. Mrs. Lincoln was honored as a Rose Award recipient in 2007 and a Sisters of Mercy Alumni Award recipient in 2011. Outside of Assumption she is a Board Member of PFLAG Louisville and Co-Founder of Students Demand Action Louisville.

Mary Lipscomb|

Faculty Member

World Languages

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish – St. Mary’s University Family Birr Mary Lipscomb is in her seventh year as a member of the World Languages Department and currently teaches Spanish II. Mary also serves as a Spanish Club Moderator and Faculty Retreat Leader.

Beth Long ’92|

Faculty Member & Student Activities Assistant

Social Studies

Bachelor of Arts in History – University of Kentucky Master of Arts in Teaching – University of Louisville Family Carlow Beth Long is in her eighteenth year as a faculty member at Assumption and is also a member of our Student Activities Team. She currently teaches Advanced World Geography, Honors Psychology, Honors Holocaust & Other Modern Atrocities, and Women’s Issues in Sociology. Beth serves as the Student Ambassadors Moderator, the Politics & Citizenship Club Moderator, and has led a student mission trip to Washington D.C.

Barb Lutmer|

Faculty Member

Mathematics

Bachelors Degree – Dakota Wesleyan University Master of Arts in Teaching – University of Louisville Family Galway Barb Lutmer has been a member of the Assumption community for thirteen years. She currently teaches Dual Credit PreCalculus, Dual Credit Calculus and Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus as part of the Mathematics Department. Mrs. Lutmer also serves as a Mu Alpha Theta club moderator.

Abby Blandford Martin ’11|

Manager of Annual Fund & Alumnae Relations

Advancement

Bachelor of Arts – Western Kentucky University

Family Cork

Abby Blandford Martin has been the Manager of Annual Fund and Alumnae Relations since 2017.  Within this role, Ms. Blandford is the Advancement Council Moderator, Alumnae Association Board Liaison and Assumption Class Ambassador Liaison. Ms. Blandford also coordinates the annual Alumnae Career Day in which AHS students have the opportunity to engage with a variety of Assumption alumnae who work in various fields.

Sandy Maxted|

Faculty Member & Faculty Events Coordinator

Business/Career and Life Development

Bachelor of Arts in Business Education – Eastern Kentucky University Master of Arts in Education – University of Louisville Family Booterstown Sandy Maxted has served Assumption for twenty-seven years. She currently teaches Dual Credit Personal Finance, Dual Credit Introduction to Business, Honors Personal Finance, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, and Child Development. Additionally, Mrs. Maxted is the Future Business Leaders of America Club Moderator. In 2010 and 2016 she was recognized by the Kentucky Jumpstart Coalition for Financial Literacy as Kentucky Teacher of the Year and received a National Teacher Spotlight from Jumpstart Coalition for Financial Literacy in 2017.

Tom Meagher|

Study Hall Proctor

Academic Support Services

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Masters in Business Education Family Tullamore Tom Meagher has been with Assumption for nine years. While his primary role is Study Hall Proctor, Mr. Meagher also provides support and assistance for freshmen field trips during Mission Week.

Jackie Metry|

Faculty Member

Department Chair, Fine Art, Music

Bachelor of Science in Music Education – Duquesne University Master of Music Education – University of Louisville Family Booterstown Jackie Metry is in her twenty-second year at Assumption High School and is the Fine Arts Department Chair. She currently teaches Beginning Chorus, Chamber Choir, Advanced Choir, Advanced Instrumental Ensemble, Guitar I & II. She is a club moderator for Tri M Music Honor Society and Jammin for Jesus. Additionally, she has served as a retreat leader and PLC Leadership training participant. Outside of Assumption, she is a KMEA Dist 12 Non Public Choral Representative.

Brent Miller|

Applications Specialist

Technology

Bachelor of Arts in Game Programming Family Carlow Brent Miller is in his tenth year as a member of Assumption’s Information Technology Department. As Application Specialist, Brent ensures internal applications utilized by students, faculty and staff are operating efficiently. Brent also volunteers as the Asian Culture Club Moderator.

Joy Moeller H’18|

Faculty Member

World Languages

Bachelor of Arts – Vanderbilt University Master of Arts – Middlebury College Family Limerick Joy Moeller has dedicated thirty-one years as a World Languages faculty member at Assumption High School. She currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish IV, Dual Credit Spanish III, and Advanced Spanish I. Ms. Moeller also serves as the Spanish Honor Society Moderator. In 2014, Joy Moeller was honored with the Karen Russ Excellence in Teaching Award and is distinguished as an AP Reader for Spanish Language and Culture.

Kevin Monaghan|

Substitute Teacher Coordinator

Academic Support Services

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Family Booterstown Mr. Monaghan has been with Assumption for nine years. He coordinates all substitute teachers and is available as a permanent substitute when needed. In previous roles, he he has served as golf team coach and mascot team moderator. Mr. Monaghan received Assumption’s Model of Mercy award in 2014.

Katelyn Moore|

Service Learning Director

Campus Ministry

Bachelor of Science – Murray State University Master of Science in Education – Indiana University Southeast Family Kingstown Katelyn Moore is in her fourth year at Assumption. In addition to her role as the Service Learning Director, she volunteers as the Junior Class Moderator and Mercy Ambassador Exchange Assistant Coordinator. Furthermore, she has lead study abroad trips to Australia and New Zealand and volunteers at St. Francis Center alongside AHS students.

Colleen Murphy ’95|

Faculty Member

English

Bachelor of Arts – Hanover College
Master of Education – Indiana Wesleyan University

Family Limerick

Colleen Murphy has been part of the Assumption faculty for seven years and currently teaches Advanced Placement Seminar and Advanced English I. She has been a huge asset to the implementation of the AP Capstone Program at Assumption. Mrs. Murphy also serves as Assumption’s Rose Theatre Company Audience Relations Coordinator. In 2008, she was recognized as a Catholic Education Foundation Teacher of the Year and received an English Speaking Union Scholarship in 2007 to to study poetry at Cambridge University Summer School.

Lindsey Peetz|

Faculty Member

Health and Physical Education

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education – Hanover College Master of Sports Science – United States Sports Academy Family Tullamore Lindsey Peetz is in her first year as a faculty member at Assumption High School. She currently teaches Physical Education and Fitness & Nutrition.

Donna Pendleton|

Finance Coordinator

Finance

Bachelor of Science in Accounting – Indiana University Southeast

Family Booterstown

Donna Pendleton is in her first year as a staff member at Assumption High School.

Lisa Pinkston|

Athletic Director

Athletics

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing emphasis – University of Louisville Family Booterstown Lisa Pinkston is in her first year as Assumption’s Athletic Director. She also serves the AHS community as Head Softball Coach and is in her fourth year of coaching. Outside of Assumption, Lisa is Vice President of Fusion Elite and Owner of Softball Preps.

Stasia Polston|

Faculty Member

Business/Career and Life Development, Department Chair, Health and Physical Education

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education – University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Athletic Administration – Illinois State University Family Carlow Stasia Polston has been a member of Assumption’s faculty for twenty-five years and currently teaches all Health courses. Ms. Polston serves our community in several ways through retreats, mission trips, study abroad trips, and intramural sports. She was Head Basketball Coach from 1990-1993. In 2008, she was recognized with the Karen Russ Excellence in Teaching Award.

Jared Ramirez|

Faculty Member

World Languages

Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus in Spanish – University of Louisville Family Galway Jared Ramirez is in his third year as a World Languages faculty member, and he currently teaches Spanish I and Spanish II. He volunteers as the Spanish Club Moderator and assists with the Argentinian Mercy Ambassador Exchange Program. Furthermore, he lends his musical talents as needed during student events and prayer services.

Jim Riffe|

Faculty Member

Social Studies

Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science – University of Tennessee Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education – Northern Kentucky University Juris Doctor – University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Family Tullamore Jim Riffe is in his first year as a member of Assumption’s Social Studies faculty, and he currently teachers World Geography. Mr. Riff also serves as Moderator for the Politics & Government Club. In his time as an educator, Mr. Riffe has taken 9 groups of students, parents and community members on travels abroad, and has participated in multiple community activities with the Filson Club, the McConnell Center, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative and various other organizations. Furthermore, Mr. Riffe comes to Assumption with extensive experience in education and social studies curriculum.

Meghan Rogers|

Administrative Assistant to Advancement

Advancement

Bachelor of Science in Sociology – University of Louisville Family Tullamore Meghan Rogers has been a member of Assumption’s Advancement Team for six years.

Nick Rogers|

Faculty Member

Mathematics

Bachelors Degree in Mathematics – Bellarmine University Family Booterstown Nick Rogers has been an Assumption faculty member for six years and teaches Honors Algebra II, Honors 1 Algebra II, Honors 1 PreCalculus and Advanced PreCalculus. Additionally, he serves as Sophomore Class Moderator, Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach and Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach.

Megan Rose ’97|

Faculty Member

Department Chair, Social Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of Louisville Master of Arts in Teaching – University of Louisville Family Birr Megan Rose is in her fifteenth year as a member of the Social Studies Department. She currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology, Advanced Psychology, and Advanced U.S. History. Additionally, she volunteers as club moderator for Rho Kappa National Honor Society and traveled abroad to France, Spain and Germany with AHS students.

Mike Rouse|

Faculty Member

Theology

Bachelor of Science – University of Louisville Master of Arts in Teaching – University of Louisville Rank 1 – University of Louisville Family Galway Mike Rouse is in his twentieth year as a faculty member at Assumption High School. Mr. Rouse currently teaches Scripture and Catholic Beliefs and serves as a moderator for Quick Recall.

Jennifer Ruckriegel ’00|

Guidance Counselor

Guidance and Counseling Department

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education – Morehead State University Masters in School Counseling – University of Louisville Rank One in School Counseling – University of Louisville Family Birr Jennifer Ruckriegel is in her first year as a member of Assumption’s Guidance team and is the Class of 2023 Guidance Counselor. In addition to supporting her freshmen students, Mrs. Ruckriegel serves as club moderator for Assumption’s Peer Leaders. A fun fact about Mrs. Ruckriegel is that she taught English in China for two months in 2004.

Samantha Saunders ’09|

Faculty Member

Science

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology – University of Louisville
Masters of Teaching in progress, graduating May 2021 – University of The Cumberland’s
Head Coach of Assumption Lacrosse since 2012
Family Booterstown
Samantha started her Assumption journey in 2005 as a student, graduating in 2009. She went on to become the head coach of the lacrosse team in 2012 and officially a member of the faculty in 2020.

Jody Schaefer H’21|

Faculty Member & Student Activities Assistant Director

English

Bachelor of Arts in Education – Bellarmine College Masters in Education in Learning and Behavior Disorders Family Kingstown Jody Schaefer has been a member of the Assumption community for twenty-nine years and currently teaches Honors English IV. Additionally, Mrs. Schaefer serves as the Assistant Director for Student Activities, Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach and Varsity Club Moderator. Furthermore, she is a co-coordinator for the freshman mission week experience.

Amy Schelb|

Receptionist

Main Office

Family Carlow Amy Schelb is in her third year as a member of the Assumption community. She is fondly known as the “Face of Assumption” and is ready to provide a warm welcome to all guests. In 2018, she was honored with the Staff Model of Mercy Award. In her short time at Assumption, Mrs. Schelb has already participated in two Sophomore retreats and two community immersion trips with the Carlow Freshmen.

Jean Schubert|

Faculty Member

World Languages

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Secondary Education – Eastern Kentucky University Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in Spanish – Eastern Kentucky University Elementary Certification – University of Louisville Library Science Endorsement – Spalding University Family Cork Jean Schubert is in her eighteenth year as a member of Assumption’s World Languages Department. She currently teaches Spanish I and Spanish II and serves as the club moderator for Spanish Honor Society. Additionally, Mrs. Schubert is a member of the National Honor Society Council and is a Faculty Model of Mercy recipient.

Kathy Schum ’93|

Faculty Member

Business/Career and Life Development, English

Bachelor of Arts – Bellarmine University Master of Education – Spalding University Family Tullamore Kathy Schum is in her twenty-third year at Assumption and currently teaches English II, English III and Healthy Family Living. Mrs. Schum also serves as the Book Club Moderator and is a Karen Russ Teacher of the Year Award recipient.

Julia Scudder ’08|

Retreat Director

Campus Ministry

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership – Northern Kentucky University Master of Education in College Student Personnel – University of Louisville Family Booterstown Julia Scudder is in her second year as Retreat Director for Assumption High School.

Stephanie Shelton|

Faculty Member

Social Studies

Bachelor of Arts in History – University of Louisville Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary School Social Studies – University of Louisville Family Charleville Stephanie Shelton has been a member of the Assumption community for nine years. She currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) US History, Honors 1 U.S. History and Honors Government. Additionally, she volunteers as Junior Class Beta Club Moderator and mission trip leader.

Beth Shoemaker|

Faculty Member

Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics – Bellarmine University Master of Science in Mathematics Education – Indiana University Family Galway Beth Shoemaker has been a member of the Assumption faculty for seventeen years. She currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics, Honors 1 Statistics and Advanced PreCalculus and is a club moderator for Mu Alpha Theta. Furthermore, she is a Board Member of Greater Louisville Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GLCTM).

Elizabeth Sotelo|

Faculty Member

Science

Bachelors of Science in Biology – Indiana University Masters of Arts in Teaching – Bellarmine University Family Cork Elizabeth Sotelo is in her third year at Assumption and teaches Biology I and Chemistry I. Mrs. Sotelo also serves as the Culinary Club Moderator.

Scott Spinetto|

Faculty Member

Department Chair, Mathematics

Bachelors of Science in Industrial Management – Georgia Tech Master of Arts in Teaching – University of Louisville Master of Business Administration in International Business – Georgia State University Family Booterstown Scott Spinetto is in his seventh year as a member of the Mathematics Department and currently teaches Pre-Calculus, Algebra II and Geometry. Mr. Spinetto is a Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) moderator and led two missions trips to Nicaragua and Auxier, Kentucky. Outside of Assumption, he is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Greater Louisville Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GLCTM) and the National Business Educators Association (NBEA).

Paula Spugnardi H’21|

Faculty Member

Communications, Department Chair

Associate in Arts in Theater – Vincennes University Bachelor of Science – Indiana University Southeast Masters – University of Louisville One year of study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts Family Tullamore Paula Spugnardi is in her twenty-ninth year as a faculty member at Assumption. She currently serves as the Communication Department Chair and teaches Dual Credit Public Speaking and Advanced Placement (AP) Art History. Mrs. Spugnardi is moderator for the Creative Writing Circle, has led several AHS mission trips, leads retreat every year, chaperoned four study abroad trips to Europe, and participated in BLOOM Theatre. Additionally she is an AP Reader for Art History and a Model of Mercy recipient. Outside of Assumption, Mrs. Spugnardi is Chair of the Elders at Douglass Blvd. Christian Church and Communication Department Instructor at Bellarmine University.

Andrew Stairs|

Faculty Member

English

Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts – Centre College Master of Arts in Teaching – Bellarmine University Family Kingstown Andrew Stairs is in his third year as a member of the English Department. He teaches Honors English II and Honors I English IV. In his short time at Assumption he has become involved in several ways. Mr. Stairs serves as the Rose Theatre Company Assistant and as a mentor for student speakers at Open House. Additionally, he has participated in student trips to Washington D.C. and New York City for March for Our Lives and Rose Theatre Company, respectively.

Kim Steinke|

Administrative Assistant to Guidance

Guidance and Counseling Department

Bachelor of Science in Printing Management – West Virginia Institute of Technology Family Tullamore Kim Steinke has served Assumption’s Guidance Department for sixteen years. Additionally, she has participated in student mission trips for the past 8 years.

Carol Stellino-Smith, Ph.D.|

Faculty Member

Mathematics

Bachelors Degree in Mathematics Masters Degree in Mathematics Ph.D. in Mathematics Education Family Carlow Dr. Carol Stellino-Smith is in her third year as a faculty member at Assumption High School. She teaches College Algebra at the Honors level and Geometry and Precalculus at the Honors 1 level. She also volunteers as the club moderator for Future Problem Solvers.

Allison Stevenson|

Faculty Member

English

Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education

Family Cork
Allison has been teaching at Assumption since 2020. In addition to her love for English, she once took part in a week-long workshop called Approaching Walden to explore Henry David Thoreau’s experiment at Walden Pond.

Steven Straub|

Faculty Member

Business/Career and Life Development

Bachelor of Arts – Washington and Lee University Master of Science in Secondary Education – Indiana University Master of Divinity – Lexington Theological Seminary Bell Choir Director Steven Straub has been part of the Assumption community for twenty years. He currently teaches ACT Prep Courses offered as part of Assumption’s elective curriculum. He is most notably recognized as Director of Assumption’s Bell Choir. He was a Karen Russ Excellence in Teaching Award recipient in 2008.

Doug Sumey|

Theatre Program Director

Fine Art, Theater

Bachelor of Arts – William Jewell College Secondary Teaching Certificate – Avila College Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design – Southern Oregon University Family Tullamore Doug Sumey is in his eleventh year as a member of the Fine Arts Department and teaches Acting I, Acting II, Technical Theatre, and Advanced Theatre. Additionally, Mr. Sumey moderates Rose Theatre Company which produces our fall musical and spring play each year. He has received notable recognition in his time at Assumption including the Rose Award, NCEA Today’s Catholic Teacher Award for Innovations in Education for the BLOOM Theatre Project and a Tony Awards Nomination for Excellence in Theatre Education.

James Sutherland|

Faculty Member

World Languages

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Spanish – University of Louisville Master of Arts in Spanish – University of Louisville Rank 1 – Indiana University Family Limerick James Sutherland is in his nineteenth year at Assumption High School and is the World Languages Department Chair. He currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish V, Dual Credit Spanish IV, Advanced Spanish IV, Advanced Spanish III, Honors 1 Spanish III. Mr. Sutherland serves as the Spanish Scrabble Club Moderator and is distinguished as an AP Reader.

Russ Wallace|

Technology Specialist

Technology

Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition Family Carlow Russ Wallace is in his eighth year as a member of Assumption’s IT Department. As Technology Specialist, Mr. Wallace provides technology support for faculty, staff and students in the Boeckmann Lab. Furthermore, Mr. Wallace is an HP Certified Specialist and is essential to Assumption’s 1:1 Tablet PC program.

Kristin Walsh|

Guidance Counselor

Guidance and Counseling Department

Bachelors degree in English Education – Miami University Masters degree in School Counseling – Concordia University Family Charleville Kristin Walsh is in her third year as a Guidance Counselor at Assumption and she is the designated counselor for the Class of 2021. Mrs. Walsh also serves as a Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Moderator and Family Council Moderator.

Meg Wicke|

Faculty Member

Art, Fine Art

Bachelor of Arts – University of Louisville Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education – Spalding University Family Carlow Meg Wicke has been a member of Assumption’s Fine Arts Department for fourteen years. She teaches Introduction to Ceramics and Sculpture, Ceramics I & II and Sculpture, in addition to moderating the Art Club. Outside of Assumption, Meg Wicke is a member of the National Art Education Association.

Lisa Wieland, Ph.D.|

Faculty Member & ARISE Coordinator

Campus Ministry, English

Bachelor of Arts in English – Spring Hill College Master of Arts in English – Marquette University Ph.D. in English – Marquette University Family Carlow Lisa Wieland has been a member of the Assumption community for seventeen years and currently teaches Dual Credit English IV and Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition. Dr. Wieland also coordinates the ARISE program which encompasses senior year mission trips. She is moderator of Respect Life Club and Alive in Mercy Club and has lead many travel abroad trips including Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. Dr. Wieland is distinguished as an AP English Language Exam Reading Table Leader and is a Karen Russ Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. Furthermore she is a Certified Journalism Educator. Outside of Assumption, Dr. Wieland is a Formation Committee Chair at St. Francis of Assisi and Mercy Associate.

Jessica Williams ’98|

Faculty Member

Department Chair, English

Bachelor of Arts – Transylvania University
Master of Arts in Teaching – Bellarmine University

Family Kingstown

Jessica Williams is in her fourteenth year at Assumption and is the English Department Chair. She currently teaches Advanced English III and Honors I English III. Mrs. Williams also serves as a member of the Environmental Concerns Committee and as moderator of the National English Honors Society.

Leah Wolford ’94|

Faculty Member

Science

Bachelor of Arts in Biology – Hanover College Master of Science in Biology-Ecology Family Birr Leah Wolford is in her third year as a member of Assumption’s Science Department. She currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Biology II, Advanced Biology I and Honors Chemistry. Furthermore, she serves as club moderator for Science National Honor Society and is on Assumption’s Institutional Review Board.