Meet our preschool faculty…
Mrs. Kathleen McNutt
Mrs. McNutt loves her preschoolers and is so grateful to God for her chance to minister to them through our program! She has maintained her teaching certification with the state of Virginia for over 23 years, teaching in the public and private elementary schools and in a private preschool in the area. She is an Education Major and Early Childhood Specialist from James Madison University, with a focus on Developmental Reading, and she is currently finishing her Master’s degree program in Education Administration and Supervision at Marymount University. She is a proud alum of St. Louis School and is the mother of 5 former and current St. Louis students who you will probably see popping into the preschool classrooms every now and then!
Lambs Class (2-day threes)
Mrs. Astrid Haugh
Mrs. Dare Hurley
Mrs. Haugh is excited to be returning to the Lambs Class as the lead teacher, with the assistance of Mrs. Hurley. Mrs. Haugh has been with St. Louis Preschool since its inaugural year and has been instrumental in setting up the three year old program. She has completed her VCEA (Virginia Catholic Education Association) license for Early Childhood Instruction, and has a degree in architecture and design. She is a nurturing instructor and great organizer of classroom activities! As a former Spanish interpreter for Fairfax County Public Schools parents and children, her language skills are well utilized in all of the classes! Mrs. Haugh is not only a teacher, but she was a St. Louis parent from many years. Both of her sons now attend Bishop Ireton High School. Mrs. Haugh’s enthusiasm and warmth are a joy for all our little ones, and she looks forward to another year with the three year old classes.
Monkeys Class (3-day threes)
Mrs. Dare Hurley
Mrs. Astrid Haugh
Mrs. Hurley is excited to be leading the Monkey Class again! She shares many years of expertise working with little ones in the preschool classroom and in the dance studio. Mrs. Hurley maintains her VCEA (Virginia Catholic Education Association) license for Early Childhood Instruction, and her degree in journalism is a compliment to our pre-writing and work with early writers. She has been an active volunteer with the St. Louis School Parent Teacher Organization for many years, and she is delighted to be teaching in the school where three of her four children attend. Her oldest son is at Gonzaga High School.
Zebras Class (Pre-K 5-day morning fours)
Mrs. Mindy Fortier
Mrs. Karen Fisher
Mrs. Fortier provides us with several years of Pre-K teaching experience and a degree in Early Childhood Education from Trinity University. It is a blessing to have her on our staff, as it brings her back to St. Louis School, where she was a parent and volunteer for many years. Mrs. Fortier’s work in the classroom and her great experience in working and communicating with parents enrich our entire preschool program.
Mrs. Fisher assists Mrs. Fortier in the Zebra classroom, where they collaborate daily on instruction and developmental work with each child. Mrs. Fisher is a familiar face in the halls of St. Louis, where she has been a regular lead volunteer for the school’s Reading Resource Enrichment Program, a long term substitute first grade teaching assistant, and a room parent for various grades. She is very excited to be with the Zebras again this year, and her gentle patience and ability to work with children will continue to be a gift to our program.
Pandas Class (4-day Afternoon fours)
Mrs. Kim Doering
Mrs. Hayleigh Roldan
Mrs. Doering has spent the last 10 years teaching Pre-K students, and she returns to us this year as the Panda Class teacher! Her experience and training with the Handwriting Without Tears program is a valuable asset to our school, and her parent communication work (not to mention her beautiful photography) is an added blessing. Mrs. Doering has spent many years on the Parent Teacher Organization executive board, and has a lot of experience volunteering at St. Louis! Her daughter is at Bishop Ireton High School while her son is here at St. Louis in the 8th grade. Mrs. Doering is excited to meet her new class of little ones.
Mrs. Roldan is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University where she received her degree in English and Theology, and she has her VCEA certification in Elementary Education. Her work as a youth group leader and her studies abroad to a Peruvian orphanage for disabled children led her into the education field, and her joy for working with the Panda class last year has brought her back to the classroom this year! She is very busy at St. Louis School, as she is also the part time second grade instructional assistant. Her excitement for working with children is contagious and her organizational skills are a blessing to the preschool staff.
Lunch Bunch Teacher
Mrs. Melissa Bartol
We are fortunate to have Mrs. Bartol return as our lead Lunch Bunch teacher and main substitute teacher for the Preschool program. Mrs. Bartol has worked as a substitute teacher at both St. Louis School and a local preschool, and she brings her knowledge base from a degree in social work and psychology to our program. Her loving spirit will be a gift to each child in the preschool. She loves her time with each of