Office Hours & Information

School Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.
(Restricted Hours during summer break. Call for specific days & times.)
Phone: 502.425.1804


CooperBernadette Cooper,

Spalding University, B.S. in Education
University of Louisville, Masters in Education
University of Louisville, Professional Certificate for
Instructional Leadership, Level 2
Archdiocese of Louisville – Master Catechist

Bernadette is married to Chuck, a tennis professional. They have three children and eight grandchildren.The family enjoys Sunday dinners together and “Fun Friday” activities. Bernadette has been a member of St. Albert Parish since 1975 and has been on St. Albert’s faculty since 1984. She has taught 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th grade (math) before becoming the first assistant principal at St. Albert School in 1997. This is her sixth year as principal. She considers St. Albert Parish and School to be her home away from home!

DAbbottDebbie Abbott,
Asst. Principal

University of Louisville, B.S. in Elementary Education
University of Louisville, Master of Education

Before becoming Assistant Principal this year, Debbie taught fourth grade here at St. Albert for sixteen years. She and her family are members of the St. Albert parish. She enjoys working in her yard, tea from McAlisters, and spending time with her husband, Wayne, and their three children, Christopher, Jonathan, and Catherine.

SShortStacie Short,
School Counselor

Eastern Kentucky University – BS Elementary Education
Indiana University Southeast- MS School Counseling k-12

Stacie has been in education for the past 17 years. She taught third grade for the first five years of her career and then went back to school to earn her Master’s degree in school counseling. She loves working with the children and their families. Stacie is married to Todd and has three children: Lucas, Ethan, and McKenna. She also has two BIG dogs: Tinkerbell and Onyx. She spends most of her time drawing,coloring, and creating cards. When she is not doing that she is coaching volleyball at the high school level and hanging out with her family.

AdamMary Heather Adam,
School Resource

University of Louisville, BS in Early Elementary Education
University of Louisville, M.Ed. in Reading Education

This is Ms. Adam’s 3rd year at St. Albert. She previously taught 3rd grade at St. Lawrence and was the Resource Teacher at St. Pius X. She lives in the Highlands with her family. Her sons, Charlie and Bobby, attend St. Raphael school. She loves running and swimming at Lakeside.


Fr. Dave Harris,

University of Kentucky, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky, Master of Business Administration
Southern Seminary, Master of Divinity
St. Meinrad School of Theology, Master of Theological Studies
Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, 2 year post-graduate certificate

Father Dave has lived in Kentucky all of his life. He grew up in southeastern Kentucky, attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington and has remained in Louisville since 1983. He is both a Wildcat and Cardinal fan. He is married and has two grown children and three grandchildren. Father Dave was ordained to the priesthood in 2008. He loves being a priest and particularly enjoys celebrating the Mass. Prior to coming to St. Albert he served at St. Aloysius parish in Pewee Valley and Pax Christi Collaborative in Louisville. He also continues to serve on the Priests Council for the Archdiocese and participates in Mass of the Air. Father Dave loves being the pastor of St. Albert. “It’s a great parish!” He has a deep love for people and is passionate about helping them to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.


Fr. John Johnson,
Associate Pastor
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Fr. John was born and reared here in Louisville. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville (BA), Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div) Seabury-Western Seminary (MA) and St. Meinrad (PP). He has been a priest for thirty years serving the Episcopal Church and Roman Catholic Church. He has been a Rector and Pastor in both communions.

Office & Support Staff

BFryBecky Fry,
School Secretary

University of Louisville, B.S in Paralegal Studies

Becky has been at St. Albert for 11 years, 10 as a 5th-8th grade assistant and 1 as school secretary. She grew up in Graymoor-Devondale and attended St. Albert. She is married to Marty and has 3 children, Brad, Andrew & Emily, who all attended St. Albert. She obviously thinks St. Albert is a great community and school since she has been here all of her life!

PSmithPam Smith,
Office Asst.

Graduated from Ballard High School in 1978

Pam is the Assistant to Becky Fry, the School Secretary, and is your copy and laminating go to person. She was a 3rd grade Assistant for 6 years and was offered the Office Assistant position 4 years ago. Pam was an Administrative Assistant in the insurance business for over 20 years before coming to St. Albert. She lives in Springhurst with her husband Pat and 2 sons. Nathan attends Bellarmine University and Matthew attends The University of Alabama.

HendersonBill Henderson,
Director of Technology

University of Louisville, B.S. in Communication & Media Production
Recognized Apple Teacher 2017
Google Certified Educator, Level 1

Mr. Henderson has been at St. Albert since 2014, before that he spent many years working with churches and non-profit organizations, catering to their media and technology demands. He has a background and passion for all media, including websites, graphic design and video production. He loves being a father and lives in Bon Air with his four favorite girls– his wife, Katarina (Tinki), daughters, Amelia & Maggie, and cat Jules.

Melissa Bakken,
Technology Help Desk

University of Louisville, B.A. in Communication
University of Louisville, MAT in Elementary Education

Melissa is a former elementary school teacher for JCPS. She also substitute taught for the Archdiocese of Louisville. Prior to getting her teaching degree she spent time substitute teaching here at St.Albert the Great several years ago.
She enjoys coaching volleyball and basketball, being outdoors, traveling, cooking, watching Louisville sports, and spending time with her family–husband, Luke, son, Walt, and daughter, Cate.

Janelle RichardsonSchool--NoPhoto,
Director of Development

University of Dayton, B.S. in Marketing & Business Administration

This is my 2nd year working at St. Albert the Great. St. Albert is truly my home away from home. I’m a lifelong parishioner, St. Albert School graduate, parent of 3 current St. Albert students, and active volunteer within the school & parish. I truly love our St. Albert community and enjoy being able to share my experiences with others who are considering our GREAT school. I also love being able to work so closely with our current school families, students, and staff. Prior to St. Albert, I worked at Papa John’s International in the Marketing Department. This job allows me to combine two things I have a passion for: St. Albert and marketing! I enjoy cooking, photography and spending time with my husband Chris and our 3 daughters. Go Vikings!

Sharon GSchool--NoPhotorider,
Cafeteria Manager

National Certified in School Nutrition, Level 3

I have worked at St. Albert since 1982. I enjoy my job, staff, and most of all the students. I love seeing previous students with their children attending school the same school. St. Albert has also been “my” parish since 1980.

Preschool Staff

SZdunekSharon Zdunek,
Preschool Director

University of Louisville, Elementary and Special Education
University of Missouri, B.S. in Educational Studies/Vocational Rehabilitation

I have worked in the field of preschool education for the past 16 years. Before coming to St. Albert I worked at Thomas Jefferson preschool with 4 and 5 year olds. I worked at Middletown Christian preschool with 2 – 5 year olds. I spent three years at St. Albert as a lead teacher in the three year old classroom before taking the Director’s position. I am married to Rich Zdunek and have three children and two granddaughters.

JHubbardJenny Conn,
Preschool Teacher – 3’s

Murray State University, B.S. in Elementary and Special Education

Jenny has had the pleasure of working at St. Albert for the past three years. This is her third year working with Play Cafe, and her second year teaching the preschool three year old class. Jenny is recently engaged and planning a wedding for April 2016. She also has been coaching a neighborhood swim team for the past seven years during the summer. She has a passion for working with children!

KShafferKathy Schafer,
Preschool 4’s Teacher

Bellarmine University, B.A. in Special Education and Elementary Education
Bellarmine University, Masters in Education in Special Education and Elementary Education,

Kathy has worked in St. Albert Preschool since it opened 7 years ago. She worked for another preschool for 10 years before coming to St. Albert. She enjoys reading, watching movies and traveling. She and her husband Mike have 3 children and are members of St. Albert the Great parish.

JHigginsJennifer Higgins,
Preschool 3/4 Split Teacher


Primary Teachers (K-3)

LHermesLisa Hermes,

Spalding University, B.S. in Education
Indiana University Southeast, M.S. in Education

Lisa has been teaching 10 years, 7 at St. Albert. She is married to Jerry and they have four children. She is an avid University of Kentucky fan.

MarthaMartha Troncone,

Eastern Kentucky University, B.S. in Elementary Education, Kindergarten Endorsement
University of Louisville, MEd in Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Martha has a love for the early childhood classroom. She has taught three years olds to second grade students. Her favorite age group is Kindergarten. She has been a member of several textbook adoption committees and the Language Arts task force. She is the proud mother of two sons and two grandsons.

EDyarEmily Dyar,

University of Kentucky, B.A. In Elementary Education

Emily is a recent University of Kentucky graduate and first year teacher at St. Albert. She attended Catholic schools in Louisville for grade school and high school and has been a parishioner at St. Albert for almost 10 years. Emily has enjoyed getting to know the students and staff through substitute teaching over the last school year and is excited to bring new ideas to 1st grade! In her free time, Emily enjoys relaxing with her extensive family, traveling, and cheering on the Cincinnati Reds and Kentucky Wildcats.

MDeMuthMargie DeMuth,

Bellarmine University, B.S. In Elementary and Special Education
Bellarmine University, M.A. In Learning and Behavior Disorders

Margie has 15 years teaching experience, the last five of which have been at St. Albert the Great. She has had the benefit of teaching physically challenged students, children with learning differences, Reading Recovery, Kindergarten, and First Grade. She and her husband Greg have been married for 28 years. They have four children: Matthew, Elizabeth, Robert and Catherine. They have been parishioners at St. Albert for 20 years. Margie enjoys spending time with her family, bird watching, and her newest hobby of quilting.

LBargerLynn Barger,

University of Cincinnati, B.S. in Education
Bellarmine University, M.A.T. in Elementary Education

Lynn is starting her 18th year of teaching at St. Albert the Great School. She has taught both first and second grades. Before coming to St. Albert she taught preschool at The Temple E.C.E.C. for many years, and Vocational Education in the Cincinnati Public Schools. She is a Cincinnati native, but has called Louisville home since 1980. Lynn is married and has 3 sons, 3 daughter-in-laws and is about to become a grandma!

School--NoPhotoAllison Ray,

Spalding University, B.S. in Education, Cum Laude

Allison is a first year teacher at St. Albert. She has completed a few long term substitute positions for other Catholic schools in the area. She went to Catholic schools growing up here in Louisville, Ky. She has loved her first year here with 2nd grade and can’t wait to see what Kindergarten holds for her next year. Allison enjoys spending time with her family & friends, reading, & traveling.

KRileyKathy Riley,

University of Central Florida Masters in Early Childhood Education
University of Kentucky B.S. in Specific Learning Disabilities

Kathy started teaching middle school at JCPS, then continued teaching in Florida for 3 years. After moving through 5 states and having 5 children she started subbing at St Albert, where her kids went. This is Kathy’s 10th year teaching reading and she loves her job!

NLeopoldNancy Leopold,

University of Kentucky B.A. in Science in Early Childhood Education
Spalding University -Masters Education

I have been a member of St. Albert the Great since my early childhood. I am a graduate of St. Albert as well. I am beginning my 20th year of teaching this year at St. Albert. My family includes my husband Jim and our son Phillip. Our oldest son Christopher and his wife Kelley have a new baby boy. We enjoy going on family trips to the beach, cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats and taking care of our new grandson James!

MDohanyMichelle Doheny,

Indiana Southeast-University, B.S. in General Studies
Bellarmine University, MAT in Elementary Education

Michelle is going on her 4th year teaching at St. Albert. She has enjoyed getting to know her students and their families. She has been married to her husband, Brian, for 25 years. They have three wonderful children, Brian Jr., Michael, and Maggie. She loves to travel!

RBallKerry Ball,

University of Kentucky, B.A. in Marketing
Spalding University, Masters of Arts in Teaching

Kerry worked in the market research field for many years. She then stayed home with her two sons, Braden and Charlie, when they were younger. At that time she went back to school at night to receive her Masters in Teaching. Now that her kids are in school, she is teaching full time. Kerry is currently teaching reading and phonics in the 3rd grade. She loves teaching at St. Albert!

VirantJudie Virant,
1st Grade Reading/K-5 Spanish

University of Louisville, B.A., Elem. Ed., academic focus, Foreign Lang. (Span.);
University of Louisville, M Ed, Elem. Ed., Literacy Ed.

Judie is originally from Milwaukee, WI. She has been a parishoner of St. Albert since relocating with her husband Jeff in 1986. Her 2 daughters, Jackie and Lauren are St. Albert School alumnae, and Jackie’s son Brayden, is currently a St. Albert student. Judie enjoys family time, at home with “fun day Sunday” family dinners, and visits back to Wisconsin. She has a Australian Shepherd dog named Marty, who now definitely fills her empty nest!

Intermediate Teachers (4 & 5)

Nancy Stewart,

Xavier University, B.A. Elementary Education
Xavier University, B.A. Special Education
University of Louisville, MAEd Special Education

Nancy has been in the teaching field now for 16 years. She has taught several different grade levels, tutored and taught summer school programs. Nancy’s last teaching position was at Meredith Dunn School for 6 years. She took time off to raise her 2 boys, one of whom is now a kindergartener at St. Albert. She lives very close to St. Albert with her husband, 2 boys and dog. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her family, reading, swimming and being outdoors.

TRosenbaumTeri Rosenbaum,

University of Louisville, Masters Degree in Elementary Education
University of Louisville, Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

Teri is currently teaching fourth grade, but has taught second, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. She even taught P.E. for a couple of years! She enjoys teaching students at any level and subject, but math is her specialty. She is a member of St. Albert the Great, along with her husband, Greg, and two kids, Zack and Katie. Teri and her husband both attended St. Albert the Great for elementary school. In her spare time she enjoys boating, water skiing, hiking and playing volleyball.

AFrenchAllison French,

University of Louisville- B.A. in English
University of Louisville- Master of Arts in Teaching

Allison is beginning her 14th year of teaching here at St. Albert. An alumna of the school, she has taught both 2nd and 4th grade. She is a mother of 3. Her son, Cooper, attends Trinity High School while her two daughters-Abby and Emma- are students at St. Albert. She loves watching her kids play sports, reading, cooking, Sunday dinners at her mom’s house, and traveling with her family.

EBurtonEllen Burton,
5A & Play Cafe Director

Spalding University, B. S. in Elementary Education.
University of Louisville, M. Ed. in Elementary Education with a Minor in Special Education.

Ellen attended Sacred Heart Model School Kindergarten through the eighth grade and graduated in 1983 from Sacred Heart Academy. She then attended Georgetown College for two years then returned home to attend Spalding University. After graduating from Spalding University in 1988, Ellen began teaching for the Archdiocese of Louisville, She taught 6th and 2nd grades at St. Polycarp School and second grade at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. She joined the faculty of St. Albert the Great in 1997. In 2000 she also became the Director of St. Albert’s after-school program, the Play Café. Ellen is an avid Louisville Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She lives in the Highlands with her husband, Dane, and their three cats, Maggie, Kali and Molli.

ACampbellAndrea Campbell,
5B Literature, English, and Religion

Indiana University, B.S. in Elementary Education

Andrea is a recent graduate from Indiana University and is a first year teacher at St. Albert. Andrea has enjoyed getting to know all the students and staff members at St. Albert this year. She hopes to foster a love for Literature in her students by engaging them in exciting projects and challenges. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys scuba diving, skiing, and hanging out with her dog, Boots.

BSpaldingBilly Spalding,

University of Kentucky, B.A. in Psychology
University of Louisville, M.A.T Masters in Art of Teaching

Billy is moving on up to 5th grade after having taught 2nd grade last year. Prior to St. Albert he taught 1st grade while living in Maryland. He transitioned to teaching after completing his service as an Army Medical Officer with tours of duty in Korea and Afghanistan. A 2001 graduate of St. Xavier High School, he is thrilled to be back in Louisville. He is a recent father and lives in Polo Fields with his wife Alex and son Henry.

Middle School Teachers (6-8)

MGatesMary Gates,
6A Homeroom | Math and Science Teacher

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
Major is History and Government
Certification in Middle and Secondary Education

Mary has been teaching at St. Albert the Great Parish School since 2014. She hopes to ignite in her students an excitement for the many possibilities in the fields of math and science that are available to them. She and her family are members of St. Albert the Great Parish.

GDuckworthGrace Duckworth,
6B Homeroom | English and Literature

University of Dayton BA
Bellarmine University Master of Arts in Teaching
Rank 1 Certification in Reading

Mrs. Duckworth has taught in the Archdiocese of Louisville for eleven years including four years in the 5th grade at St. Albert. This year she is taking on a new challenge and is moving to 6th grade. She has been married for 25 years to Jim Duckworth and has two grown children. She enjoys traveling and this summer she and her husband visited five National Parks in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park System.

LReidLynn Reid,
6C Homeroom | Social Studies, Vocab, Religion & 7th Religion

University of Louisville, Masters in Education
University of Kentucky, BA in Education

Lynn has taught at St. Albert the Great for 22 years, all but one year in the 6th grade. She considers herself very fortunate in that she is able to teach her most favorite subject – Social Studies. She feels an excitement in learning about the world and thoroughly enjoys passing on that excitement to her students. She is most blessed and grateful to be the mother of 3 awesome kids and 2 beautiful grandkids. Lynn is also an avid UK Wildcats fan!

BowmanKristyn Bowman,

University of Kentucky, B.S. in Biology
Bellarmine University, MAT

In progress- Bellarmine University, Rank 1/Administration

Kristyn is in her eighth year teaching, four of which she spent in public high school before coming to St. Albert. She previously worked for five years in the banking industry. She is a lifetime resident of Louisville and lives with her husband, Chris, their son Jameson, and dogs, Abby and Grendel. Kristyn is a big Kentucky fan but comes from a house divided!

JEovinoJackie Eovino,
7B Homeroom | 6th,7th,8th Grade Spanish

University of Dayton, B.A. French, Spanish

Jackie has been teaching languages in the Archdiocese of Louisville for 16 years, at high school level at St. Xavier High School and for 7 years at middle school level here at St. Albert. Before this, she used her languages working with Air France and Trans World Airlines. Travel has always been a passion. She and her husband, Frank, have 3 wonderful daughters and now enjoy spending any free time possible playing with their granddaughter who is now two.

LGeererLucy Geerer,
7C Language Arts & Religion

St. Mary’s College, B.A. English Literature, B.S. Business Economics/ Concentration in Accounting;
Bellarmine University,

I have been teaching language arts and religion in the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Louisville for the past twelve years. It has always been a privilege to serve the students in my classroom. I believe that our Catholic faith is our greatest gift, and it is an honor to help students come to know it. The areas of literature and writing are also passions of mine. They allow our students to be open to worlds and express thoughts and beliefs that, perhaps, would otherwise stay hidden. The field of education grows us, and I am grateful to help with that growth.

TAndersonTy Anderson,
8A Homeroom | 7th & 8th Grade Math

Indiana University Southeast, M.S. In Secondary Education (2001)
Indiana University Southeast, B.S. In Secondary Education (1991)

Mr. Anderson is married (Jennifer, 22 years) with children (Lane, 20, Cael and Caton, 13 year old twins). We also sponsor a child in Uganda that we consider ours (Alex, 12). Mr. Anderson has taught in the Archdiocese of Louisville for 23 years, teaching at St. Polycarp and St. Andrew Academy before coming to St. Albert the Great. Mr. Anderson has coached middle and high school basketball (both boys and girls) in Indiana since 1989. He has been fortunate enough to win a state championship with the Jeffersonville girls in 2011 as well as coach an Indiana Miss Basketball in 2000. Outside school, Mr. Anderson is active in a jail ministry called Residents Encounter Christ.

PBoonePam Boone,
8B Homeroom | Language Arts & Religion

University of KY, B.A. Psychology
Spalding University, M.A.T.

Mrs. Boone has enjoyed teaching Language Arts at St. Albert the Great since 2000. She has 39 years experience in education, served mostly in the Archdiocese of Louisville. Prior to working in the Catholic school system, she worked in preschool special education in Lexington, KY. She and her husband are blessed with two children and 7 grandchildren.

KWagnerKitty Wagner,

Catholic University of America, B.A. in History
University of Washington, M.A. in American History

Kitty grew up in Connecticut before heading to college in Washington D.C. She taught at a Catholic school in Washington state before moving to Louisville. Kitty has been a parishioner of St. Albert the Great for over 34 years and a teacher at the school for 11 years. She has also worked in Frankfort for the Kentucky Academic Association and taught preschool for several years before moving back to her first love, junior high students! Kitty and her husband David have three sons and two grandchildren.

MWolzMark Wolz,
7th & 8th Grade Math

Bellarmine University, B.S. in Math
Bellarmine University, B.A. in History
Completing MAT at Bellarmine University

This is Mark’s second year teaching here at St. Albert. He is finishing his graduate schooling and will graduate December of 2016. Mark loves discussing history and math and wants to pass some of his knowledge onto his students. He is going to make this year just as good as the last.

Special Area Teachers

MindyMindy Masterson,
Art Teacher

Bellarmine University, B.A. in Fine Art & Psychology
University of Louisville, M.A.T. in Art Education

Mindy is beginning her third year of teaching at St. Albert. Her favorite medium is stone and wood sculpture. She is a parishioner at St. Albert the Great. She has been married for 16 years and her son Colby attends the school.

FinleyLindsay Finley,
Technology Instructor

Eastern Kentucky University, B.S. In Communications/Public Relations
Spalding University, Masters in Arts of Teaching

Ms. Finley is starting her sixteenth year teaching in the Archdiocese of Louisville. For the past thirteen years, she has taught here at St. Albert the Great in second grade. She is excited to teach technology to students in kindergarten though eighth grade for the second year. Ms. Finley serves on the School Technology Planning, School Development PR and Marketing, and Sports Ministry committees. Her daughter, Emerson, is a fourth grader at St. Albert the Great.

MuchowVince Muchow,
Physical Education

University of Nebraska-Kearney, BA in Education, Physical Education Major and Geography Minor
Fifth year endorsement in Special Education with emphasis in Behavior Disorders

Vince has 21 years of experience in elementary physical education. Three years of medical experience on an ICU at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney and eight years psychiatric experience on several units of Richard Young Hospital-Kearney, Nebraska.

KKoestelKim Koestel,
Library/Media Specialist

University of Louisville, B.S. in English and Secondary Education
Indiana University Southeast, M.S. in Secondary Education and Certification in Technology
Spalding University, Rank I – Administration

Mrs. Koestel has spent most of her teaching career at St. Albert the Great. She worked as a first grade teaching assistant for four years, then as the 5th grade Language Arts teacher for seven years, the Computer teacher for five years, and now as Librarian. She began her teaching career at St. Columba for one year, then took time off to have her family. Mrs. Koestel has been married to Glenn for 31 years and has a son, Eric and a daughter, Zoe, both of whom graduated from St. Albert the Great. Mrs. Koestel is also one of the league coordinators for CSAL – Catholic Schools Academic League. Mrs. Koestel loves to rescue big dogs, and currently has two rescued Newfoundlands – Victoria and Zeus. Louisville is her hometown, although she has lived in Philadelphia, PA, Linlithgow, Scotland, and spent a summer in Istanbul, Turkey while her husband was working there. In her spare time she likes to read, play trivia and travel.

CPeakeCharlotte Peake,
Music Teacher

University of Louisville, BME in Music
University of Louisville, Master of Education, with an emphasis in the arts

Charlotte has taught, mostly at the catholic schools, for over 18 years. Before coming to St. Albert, she was a teacher at St. Pius X, St. Aloyius in Shepherdsville, and the Friends School. She has also been a member and the first soprano section leader at the Cathedral of the Assumption since 1985. She is married and has two daughters. She has been a Girl Scout volunteer and leader for over 8 years. And she loves to learn and network at Ky Orff Schulwerk music workshops and American Orff Schulwerk national conferences.