Mrs. Kristi Doyle
Department: Principal
Education: BS Medical Technology - Medical University of South Carolina
M.Ed. Educational Administration - University of South Carolina

Welcome to our school.  I am Kristi Doyle and I am blessed to be the principal of this amazing little gem of a school.  After five years working as a medical technologist at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, I decided to follow my childhood dream of becoming a teacher.  I then taught science in public high school for four years.  In 2001, I came to St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School to teach middle school science and Algebra.  I continue to thank God for calling me to a life in Catholic education at this very special school.

St. Anne & St. Jude
Catholic School
Favorite Quote:
    "Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."   Plato 
  Mrs. Denise Spivey
Department: Associate Principal; Middle School Religion
Class Page: Religion
Education: BA Computer Information Systems - North Carolina Wesleyan College
BA Business Management - North Carolina Wesleyan College
    MA Theology - Catholic Distance University
Associate Principal   I am Denise Spivey and welcome to our school! I am the Associate Principal here at SASJCS and I also teach Middle School Religion. I am a 24 year veteran of the United States Air Force, and I have enjoyed the many opportunities to travel and see our world. I am truly blessed to teach our wonderful students every day. Any day as a Guardian is a great day!
5th Grade Religion  
6th Grade Religion  
7th Grade Religion Favorite Quote:
8th Grade Religion
  "May God bless you and keep you...may God let his face shine on you and be gracious to you...may God show you his face and bring you peace."     Numbers 6: 24-26 
  Mrs. Laurie Pelletier
Department: Administration
Education: AS Business Administration - Northern Maine Technical College
Lower/Middle School   Hi, I am Laurie Pelletier and welcome to the SASJCS office! I am originally from Maine, and I have lived in Sumter, South Carolina since 1995. I have enjoyed working as an administrative assistant at SASJCS since 2013. Prior to that, I was a volunteer from 2006-13 at our great school!
Administrative Assistant  
to the Principal  
Favorite Quote:
    "It is always nice to have someone in your life who can make you smile even when they're
not around."    
  Mrs. Marilyn Compton
Department: Administration
Education: BS Business Finance - University of South Carolina Sumter
Upper School   I am Marilyn Compton and I work in the Upper Campus office of SASJCS as the administrative assistant. I was born in Sumter and have lived here my entire life. I am now retired from accounting after working in the accounting departments of several companies.
Administrative Assistant  
to the Principal  
Lower / Middle School Faculty
  Mr. Robert Carneal
Department: Middle School Science
Class Page: Science
Education: BS Economic Zoology - Clemson Univeristy;
M.Ed. Secondary Science Education - University of South Carolina
    National Board Certified Teacher
    I taught high school science courses for 33 years in public schools at basic levels to college level biology. I have taught science at SASJCS since the 2013 school year. My hobbies include reading, maintaining large freshwater aquariums, collecting and playing jazz guitars, and also collecting and repairing pre-WWII anniversary clocks and electromagnetic clocks.
5th Grade Science  
6th Grade Science  
7th Grade Science  
8th Grade Science Favorite Quote:
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."     Albert Einstein 
  Mrs. Amber Davidson
Department: Lower School Teacher
Class Page: First Grade
Education: BA History - University of Maryland University College
    Hello, I am Amber Davidson and welcome to First Grade! I have taught for 10 years collectively, and I started at SASJCS in the 2018 school year. Teaching is a passion that provides many rewards for me. I look forward to seeing my student's growth and development throughout the school year and beyond. I am so proud of my team, my students, and to be a Guardian!
1st Grade Teacher  
  Favorite Quote:
    "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."     Robert Frost 
  Mrs. Natalie Fappiano
Department: Lower School Kindergarten
Class Page: Kindergarten
Education: BA Psychology (Minors in Spanish and Family & Child Studies) - Baylor University
MS Mental Health Counseling - Emporia State University
    Hi, I am Natalie Fappiano and I teach Kindergarten here at SASJCS. I am a military spouse and have lived in Germany, Japan, Texas, and Alaska before coming to South Carolina. I have taught at SASJCS since the 2017 school year. I also have three kids who attend SASJCS. Together we are the "KINDER-GUARDIANS!"
Kindergarten K5  
  Favorite Quote:
    "Kindness to children. Love for children. Goodness to children...These are the only investments that never fail."  Henry David Thoreau 
  Ms. Deidre Goebel
Department: SASJCS Librarian
Education: Bergen Community College
Nursing Education - JFK Medical Center
    Hi, I am Deidre Goebel and I am the Librarian here at SASJCS. I work with children across many venues within our school and enjoy encouraging young students to read aloud in public. I also enjoy working with our children creating crafts related to the books that interest them. My greatest joy is that I am a Grandma Guardian!
After School Care  
  Favorite Quote:
    "It's all good...because out of every situation something good comes out of it."     Unknown 
  Mrs. Leah Kiernan
Department: Middle School English/Language Arts
Class Page: English Language Arts
Education: BA English Education – Columbia College ; South Carolina Teaching Certificate in
English Education, Middle School and High School certified
    Hi, I am Leah Kiernan and welcome to ELA! After college, I taught in the South Carolina public school system, at the high school, then middle school levels. After my children got a little older, I worked as a writer for The Item newspaper. I have taught at SASJCS since 2009. I also teach writing courses at USC Sumter, both adult-level night courses and middle school summer writing camps. I also coach the Lower School and Middle School Battle of the Books and Spelling Bee teams. When you love your job like I love teaching at SASJCS, every day is fun!
5th Grade ELA
6th Grade ELA
7th Grade ELA
8th Grade ELA    
  Favorite Quote:
"I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside of you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It's hollow.”E.L. Konigsburg
  Ms. Kristy Primeaux
Department: Lower School Teacher
Class Page: Fourth Grade
Education: BA Education - Grand Canyon University
    Hello, my name is Kristy Primeaux and I would like to welcome you to the 4th grade. I have taught in the Lower School at SASJCS since the 2017 school year. Prior to teaching here, I taught K-4 for fifteen years.
4th Grade Teacher  
  Favorite Quote:
    "Inspire greatness by becoming great yourself."   Unknown 
  Mr. Dan Spivey
Department: Middle School Social Studies
Class Page: Social Studies
Education: BA Justice & Public Policy - North Carolina Wesleyan College
MA American Military History - American Military University

    Hi, I am Dan Spivey and welcome to Social Studies! I am a 22 year veteran of the United States Air Force, and I have been teaching Middle School Social Studies at SASJCS since the 2013 school year. My graduate-level concentration is The American Civil War including the Antebellum and Reconstruction periods. I have compiled an extensive personal library on the era. I also coach the Lower School and Middle School Academic Quiz Bowl Teams. It's always a great day to be a Guardian!
5th Grade Social Studies
6th Grade Social Studies
7th Grade Social Studies
8th Grade Social Studies    
  Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know."    President Harry S. Truman
  Mrs. Stacie Stevenson
Department: Lower School Teacher
Class Page: Second Grade
Education: BA Early Childhood Education - University of South Carolina

  My name is Stacie Stevenson and I have taught for many years in the public school system. I am now blessed to serve as a second grade teacher at St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School. I love teaching and want to see children grow and be successful in life.
2nd Grade Teacher

  Favorite Quote: In order to bring change – sometimes it's necessary
to be different.     

  Mrs. Anne-Marie Suchomski
Department: Lower School & Middle School Music; Lower School Religion
Class Page: Music
Education: BA Theatre - Anderson University
    Hi, I am Anne-Marie Suchomski! I teach Music and Lower School Religion. I began teaching in Catholic schools in 2009.  After marrying my husband, we embarked on a journey around the world where I served as the Music Director for several military chapels. Our travels brought us back to South Carolina in 2016. My passion for music brought me to SASJCS beginning in the 2017 school year. As a lifelong Catholic, I am honored to teach the Catholic faith to our Lower School. I also conduct our select Middle School Ensemble - The Guardian Angels. 
Lower School Religion  
K-8 Music  
  Favorite Quote:
    "He who sings, prays twice."    St. Augustine
  Mrs. Paulette Tucker
Department: Lower School Teacher
Class Page: Third Grade
Education: BS Recreation Administration - Morris College
M.Ed. Teaching and Learning - Liberty University
    My name is Paulette Tucker and I am honored to be the 3rd Grade teacher. This is my first year teaching at SASJCS, and I worked with kindergarten the past four years. I love to work with children. My goal is to help children suceed in learning academically, emotionally, and socially.
3rd Grade Teacher  
  Favorite Quote:
    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better."     Dr. Seuss 
  Ms. Deanna Woodberry
Department: Middle School Mathematics
Class Page: Mathematics
Education: BS Elementary Education - Francis Marion University
MA Technology: Curriculum & Instruction - Grand Canyon University
    Greetings, I am Deanna Woodberry and I welcome you to Mathematics. I am a former Child Care Resource & Referral Specialist and I have had the priviledge to teach Middle School Mathematics at SASJCS since the 2015 school year. I am the current sponsor for the SCISA Math Meet Competition and I assist with the Juinor Beta Club. Guardians Arise!
5th Grade Mathematics  
6th Grade Mathematics  
7th Grade Mathematics  
8th Grade Mathematics Favorite Quote:
    "God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world."    Paul Dirac 
High School Faculty
  Mr. Josiah Bausum
Department: High School Social Studies
Class Page: Social Studies
Education: BA Political Science & History - University of South Carolina
Classes:   Hello, I am Josiah Bausum and welcome to high school social studies. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina in both Political Science and History. I have been teaching at SASJCS since the 2016 school year. I am excited to get to know your child! It's great to be a Guardian!
United States History  
Western Civilization  
World History  
Speech Favorite Quote:
Government & Economics   "If men were angels, no government would be necessary."     President James Madison 
  Mrs. Heather Bell
Department: High School English
Class Page: English Language Arts
Education: BA Writing & Literature - State University of New York at Potsdam
BA Secondary School English Education - State University of New York at Potsdam
    Hello, I am Heather Bell and welcome to English Language Arts! I am a transplant from New York state and have been working in the education field since 1996. I have been teaching High School English at SASJCS since the 2013 school year. I also teach Journalism/Media Arts & Publication and, as scheduling allows, Creative Writing. I advise the yearbook each year, as well as the Art Club.
Elements of Literature  
American Literature  
British Literature  
World Literature Favorite Quote:
Media Arts & Publication   "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."     William Butler Yeats
  Dr. Steve Bishoff
Department: High School Science
Class Page: Science
Education: BA Biology - Washington & Jefferson College
MS Education - University of Southern California
    Ph.D. Biology - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    Post Doctorate - University of Massachusetts - Amherst
High School Biology   Back in the Vietnam era, the Army trained me to be a licensed vocational nurse. I started teaching math to G.I.'s while stationed in Germany. After completing my Ph.D., I taught biology, anatomy & physiology, and cell biology at the University of South Carolina-Sumter for 26 years. After retiring from USC-Sumter, I started teaching at SASJCS in the 2017 school year.
High School Anatomy & Physiology  
High School Chemistry  
  Favorite Quote:
    "A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years
of his life."
      Muhammmad Ali
  Mrs. Rosa Brock
Department: High School Mathematics
Class Page: Mathematics
Education: BS Education - University of South Carolina
M.Ed. Secondary Math Education - University of South Carolina
    MA Christian Education - Southern Baptist Seminary
    Hi, I am Rosa Brock. I am a Sumter native and graduated from Edmunds High School. My first 10 years of teaching were in Sumter at Ebenezer Junior High and High Hills Middle School. I moved to Kentucky to attend the Southern Baptist Seminary for two years and remained there for 30 years. After 25 years in the public school system there, I retired and moved back to Sumter. I joined the SASJCS Staff in 2012 and have enjoyed every minute of my time in a small school. Joe and I are thankful to the Catholic School System for accepting us into their family.  
Algebra I  
Algebra II
Algebra III
Geometry Favorite Quote:
    "They may forget what you said...but they will never forget how you made them feel."
                                                                                                                         Carl W. Bueher 
  Mrs. Yaier Pérez
Department: High School Spanish
Class Page: Spanish
Education: BA Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education - University of Carabobo Venezuela
MA Reading & Writing - University of Carabobo Venezuela
    Hola, I am Yaier Pérez and welcome to Spanish! I've been working in the field of education for more than seven years, and I've been teaching High School Spanish (I and II) at SASJCS since the 2017 school year. I enjoy teaching because I get a strong feeling of reward resulting from the successes of our students.
Spanish I  
Spanish II  
  Favorite Quote:
    "One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.."
                                                                                                                                             Frank Smith 
Building Maintenance
  Mr. Joe Brock
Department: Building Maintenance
Education: Shawnee High School - Louisville, Kentucky
    Hi, I am Joe Brock. I am a native of Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from Shawnee High School in Louisville, I joined the Navy. I served for three years as a cook on the USS Goodrich. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, I worked as Dairy Manager and Store Manager for the Winn Dixie Stores for 20 years. After spending 23 years as Purchasing Coordinator at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, I retired. I moved to Sumter with my wife and accepted the position of custodian at SASJCS. I have worked in this position for the last four years.  I think of SASJCS as my second home.
Building Maintenance  
  Favorite Quote:
    "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."    C.S. Lewis
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Catholic School
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Catholic School
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