Faculty & Staff

St. Mary Catholic School students are greeted daily by a dedicated, qualified, experienced staff.  These women and men work to guide, support, challenge, and encourage each student to excel:  physically, academically, and spiritually.  In a safe, warm, nurturing environment, our staff, working hand in hand with parents, guide and encourage students to expand their knowledge and grow in God’s love.

Administrative Staff
Mr. Frank Nicely

Mr. Frank Nicely

Principal (B.A. Catholic Theology, M.Ed.)

Mrs. Jenny Beck

Mrs. Jenny Beck

Administrative Assistant/Enrollment Coordinator

Mrs. Cheryl Hammond

Mrs. Cheryl Hammond

School Bookkeeper

Mrs. Carrie Stumpf

Mrs. Carrie Stumpf

Director of Marketing & Development (B.S.)

Mrs. Paula Radley

Mrs. Paula Radley

School Nurse (B.S.N)

Mrs. Penny Abe

Mrs. Penny Abe

Teacher, Pre-K (B.A., M.A)

Mrs. Mary K Barger

Mrs. Mary K Barger

Teacher, Kindergarten (B.A., El. Ed., M.Ed.)

Mrs. Jennifer Flanagan

Mrs. Jennifer Flanagan

Teacher Assistant, Kindergarten (A.A.)

Mrs. Tina Forsythe

Mrs. Tina Forsythe

Teacher, Grade 1 (B.A., Special Ed.)

Mrs. Susanne Harbert

Mrs. Susanne Harbert

Teacher Assistant, Grade 1 (B.S., El. Ed.)

Mrs. Bonnie Poffenberger

Mrs. Bonnie Poffenberger

Teacher, Grade 2 (B.A., El. Ed., M.Ed.)

Miss Charlee McNeil

Miss Charlee McNeil

Music, Grade 2 Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Rae Legget

Mrs. Rae Legget

Teacher, Grade 3 (B.A., El. Ed.)

Mrs. Leslie Kocevar

Mrs. Leslie Kocevar

Teacher Assistant, Grade 3

Mrs. Mary Poffenberger

Mrs. Mary Poffenberger

Teacher, Grade 4 (B.A., El. Ed., M.Ed.)

Mrs. April Nitzell

Mrs. April Nitzell

Teacher, Grade 5 (B.S., El. Ed)

Mrs. Pamela Ward

Mrs. Pamela Ward

Teacher, Grade 6 (B.A., M.A.)

Mrs. Keri Dill

Mrs. Keri Dill

Teacher, Grade 7 (B.S., M. Ed.)

Mrs. Jennifer Karn

Mrs. Jennifer Karn

Teacher, Grade 8 (B.S., M.Ed.)

Mrs. Faith Mentzer

Mrs. Faith Mentzer

Teacher, Algebra & Pre-Algebra (B.A., M.A.)

Mrs. Stacey Renkern

Mrs. Stacey Renkern

Teacher, Art/Spanish (B.A.)

Mrs. Cathy Ellis

Mrs. Cathy Ellis

Teacher, Technology (B.S., El. Ed., M.Ed.)

Mrs. Stacy Lowe

Mrs. Stacy Lowe

Teacher, Physical Education (B.S. PE)

Mrs. Cindy Petter

School Guidance Counselor (B.S., M.Ed.)

Mrs. Tanalee Southern

Mrs. Tanalee Southern

Band Instructor

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In choosing St. Mary Catholic School, you are investing in your child’s tomorrow. For over 145 years students and families have been entrusting SMCS for educational excellence – spiritually, academically, and socially. We invite you to visit our campus in historic Hagerstown, Maryland to learn more about our school as well as our school community.