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We are located at

92 Wilson Street

Keene, NH  03431

Welcome to Saint Joseph Regional School

The students of Saint Joseph Regional School come from over 35 different towns and villages in Southern New Hampshire, comprising a very special collection of families that are interested in the education of the whole child.  

We offer an unmatched curriculum that not only promotes strong academic achievement, but develops a sense of personal responsibility and the importance of public service.  Saint Joseph Regional School has been consistently voted the best private school in the Monadnock Region.

I, for one, look forward to all of the upcoming activities and programs on the calendar ahead, and I am enlivened to continue to explore, promote, and preserve our Catholic identity and mission as we progress forward in this new year.


May your spirit be lifted, 

Christopher D. Smith, Principal

The Faculty at Saint Joseph Regional School

Mrs. Michelle Smith

Pre-Kindergarten

 Mrs. Smith has served in the Pre-Kindergarten at  Saint Joseph Regional School since 2009 and studied Education at Brookdale College.  She also co-advises the Drama Club.

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Miss Alexandra Wilson

Kindergarten

 Miss Wilson began teaching at SJRS in 2017.   She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a B.A. in Psychology from Keene State College. She is a SJRS alum and is NHDOE certified.

Mrs. Stephenie Konopka

First Grade

Mrs. Konopka has taught at SJRS since 2016.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology from KSC with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.

Mrs. Cindy Hoye

Second Grade

Mrs. Hoye has worked at Saint Joseph's for 22 years, having served as Director of CHILD CARE and Pre-Kindergarten teacher.  
She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Keene State College.  Mrs. Hoye is certified NHDOE Early Childhood Education.

Ms. Suzanne Foder

Social Studies

Middle School

 Ms. Foder has taught at Saint Joseph's since 2006.  She holds a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Keene State College.  She is NHDOE certified.  Ms. Foder also advises the Kiwanis Builders Club and the Drama Club.

Deacon Ken Swymer

Religion

Middle School

Deacon Ken holds a Masters in Education.

Mr. John Rafail

Third Grade

 Mr. Rafail received his B.A. in Elementary Education from Bethany College and is NHDOE certified K-8.

Mrs. Megan Amundson

Fourth Grade

 Mrs. Amundson holds a B.A. from California State University and a M.A. from San Jose State University.  She most recently taught at Saint Patrick school in Jaffrey, NH.  

Mrs. Rebecca Bezio

English and Literature

Middle School 

Mrs. Bezio earned her B. A. from Keene State College in both English and Education.  Mrs. Bezio also advises the Student Council.

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Madame Emily Winterbottom

French

Middle School

Madame Winterbottom is a native French speaker from Rwanda.  She holds a B.A. from George Mason University and is fluent in English, French, and Portuguese.

Mrs. Tania Coffin

Science

Middle School

Mrs. Coffin has been the science instructor at Saint Joseph Regional School since 2009.  
She holds a B.S. in Geology from Dickinson College and a 
Master's in Environmental Pollution Control (Hydrology) from Penn State University.  
She NHDOE certified and is a licensed professional geologist.

Mrs. Kristin Blais

Mathematics

Middle School

Mrs. Blais holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A.T. from Upper Valley Graduate School of Education.  She is NHDOE certified.

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Mr. Robert Thies

Music

Mr. Thies studied music composition and performance at The College of Marin in Marin County, CA, and at The College of The Canyons, in Los Angeles, CA, and is a classically trained trombonist. He has taught at SJRS since 2015.

Madame Julia Dutton

French

Elementary School

Madame Dutton has taught at SJRS for over 15 years.  She holds a M.A. in French.  She is NHDOE certified.

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Miss Abbey Hoye

Childcare  Director

Miss Hoye has worked in our Childcare Program for over 8 years and serves as an Aide in our Middle School.

Mrs. Amy LaGrenade

Office Assistant

Amy has worked at SJRS for several years and runs our Renweb program.. 

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Mr. Brian Troy

Physical Education

Mr. Troy holds a Bachelor of Science from Rivier University and was named Division III Coach of the Year in 2017.  2018 will be his first year at SJRS.

Mrs. Bernadette Kuhn

Mathematics

Middle School

Mrs. Kuhn has taught high school mathematics for over 30 years.  She is NHDOE certified.

Miss Molly Fletcher

Art

 Ms. Fletcher holds a B.F.A. from Keene State University and an M.F.A. from the University of Delaware.  

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Mrs. Tracy Young

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

Miss Tracy has worked and volunteered at SJRS for over 12 years. 

Ms. Ann Skidds

Reading / Religion  Miss Skidds holds a B.A. in Education from LIU and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction  from KSC.  She is certified NHDOE.

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Mrs. Liberty Ebright

Elementary Aide

Miss Liberty has worked as an aide in our Elementary school for several years and directs our soccer and chess programs.

Mr. Christopher Smith

Principal

Mr. Smith has served at Saint Joseph Regional School since 2008.  Mr. Smith holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Rutgers University and a M.A. from Hofstra University in English Literature and Writing.  He is NHDOE certified.

Mrs. Katie Pratt

Principal's Assistant

Miss Kate has worked at SJRS for almost 12 years.  She is a Licensed Nursing Assistant.

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Father Alan Tremblay

Pastor

Father Alan is currently Pastor of the Parish of the Holy Spirit and Dean of the Monadnock Deanery for the Diocese of Manchester.

Welcome to Saint Joseph Regional School

The students of Saint Joseph Regional School come from over 35 different towns and villages in Southern New Hampshire, comprising a very special collection of families that are interested in the education of the whole child.  

We offer an unmatched curriculum that not only promotes strong academic achievement, but develops a sense of personal responsibility and the importance of public service.  Saint Joseph Regional School has been consistently voted the best private school in the Monadnock Region.

I, for one, look forward to all of the upcoming activities and programs on the calendar ahead, and I am enlivened to continue to explore, promote, and preserve our Catholic identity and mission as we progress forward in this new year.


May your spirit be lifted, 

Christopher D. Smith, Principal

The Faculty at Saint Joseph Regional School

Mrs. Michelle Smith

Pre-Kindergarten

 Mrs. Smith has served in the Pre-Kindergarten at  Saint Joseph Regional School since 2009 and studied Education at Brookdale College.  She also advises the Drama Club.

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Miss Rachel Reekie

Kindergarten

 Miss Reekie received her BA in Psychology and BS in Elementary Education from KSC.  She is is NHDOE certified and is coordinator of our Destination Imagination Program.

Mrs. Stephenie Konopka

First Grade

Mrs. Konopka has taught at SJRS since 2016.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology from KSC with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.

Mrs. Cindy Hoye

Second Grade

Mrs. Hoye has worked at Saint Joseph's for 22 years, having served as Director of CHILD CARE and Pre-Kindergarten teacher.  
She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Keene State College.  Mrs. Hoye is certified NHDOE Early Childhood Education.

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Mr. John Rafail

Third Grade

 Mr. Rafail received his B.A. in Elementary Education from Bethany College and is NHDOE certified K-8.  Mr. Rafail is also our Track and Field Coach.

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Miss Alexandra Wilson

Third Grade

 Miss Wilson began teaching at SJRS in 2017.   She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a B.A. in Psychology from Keene State College. She is a SJRS alum and is NHDOE certified.

Mrs. Megan Amundson

Fourth Grade

 Mrs. Amundson holds a B.A. from California State University and a M.A. from San Jose State University.  She most recently taught at Saint Patrick school in Jaffrey, NH.  

Ms. Suzanne Foder

Social Studies

Middle School

 Ms. Foder has taught at Saint Joseph's since 2006.  She holds a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Keene State College.  She is NHDOE certified.  Ms. Foder also advises the Kiwanis Builders Club and the Drama Club.

Mrs. Rebecca Bezio

English and Literature

Middle School 

Mrs. Bezio earned her B. A. from Keene State College in both English and Education.  Mrs. Bezio also advises the Student Council.  She is NHDOE certified

Deacon Ken Swymer

Religion

Middle School

Deacon Ken holds a Masters in Education.

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Mr. Robert Thies

Music

Mr. Thies studied music composition and performance at The College of Marin in Marin County, CA, and at The College of The Canyons, in Los Angeles, CA, and is a classically trained trombonist. He has taught at SJRS since 2015.

Madame Julia Dutton

French

Elementary School

Madame Dutton has taught at SJRS for over 15 years.  She holds a M.A. in French.  She is NHDOE certified.

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Señora Jennifer Otero

Spanish 

Señora Otero is a native Spanish speaker from Puerto Rico. She holds a B.A. in Social Science and a M.A. from Antioch University in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. She is fluent in English and Portuguese. 

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Mrs. Liberty Ebright

Elementary Aide

Miss Liberty has worked as an aide in our Elementary school for several years and directs our soccer and chess programs.

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Madame Emily Winterbottom

French

Middle School

Madame Winterbottom is a native French speaker from Rwanda.  She holds a B.A. from George Mason University and is fluent in English, French, and Portuguese.

Mrs. Kristin Blais

Mathematics

Middle School

Mrs. Blais holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A.T. from Upper Valley Graduate School of Education.  She is NHDOE certified.

Miss Molly Fletcher

Art

 Ms. Fletcher holds a B.F.A. from Keene State University and an M.F.A. from the University of Delaware.  

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Mrs. Tracy Young

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

Miss Tracy has worked and volunteered at SJRS for over 12 years. 

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Mrs. Wendy Petschik

Science

Middle School

Mrs. Petschik holds a B.S. in Zoology and Applied Computer Science from KSC.  She has served as Accreditation Coordinator and Adjunct Professor for Keene State College.

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Mrs. Bernadette Kuhn

Mathematics

Middle School

Mrs. Kuhn has taught high school mathematics for over 30 years.  She is NHDOE certified.

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Mr. Brian Troy

Physical Education

Mr. Troy holds a Bachelor of Science from Rivier University and was named Division III Coach of the Year in 2017.  

Ms. Ann Skidds

Reading / Religion  Miss Skidds holds a B.A. in Education from LIU and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction  from KSC.  She is certified NHDOE.

Mr. Christopher Smith

Principal

Mr. Smith has served at Saint Joseph Regional School since 2008.  Mr. Smith holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Rutgers University and a M.A. from Hofstra University in English Literature and Writing.  He is NHDOE certified.

Mrs. Katie Pratt

Principal's Assistant

Miss Kate has worked at SJRS for almost 12 years.  She is a Licensed Nursing Assistant.

Mrs. Amy LaGrenade

Office Assistant

Amy has worked at SJRS for several years and runs our Renweb program.. 

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Miss Abbey Hoye

Childcare  Director

Miss Hoye has worked in our Childcare Program for over 8 years and serves as our 8th grade Science and 5th Grade math teacher.

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Father Alan Tremblay

Pastor

Father Alan is currently Pastor of the Parish of the Holy Spirit and Dean of the Monadnock Deanery for the Diocese of Manchester.