Welcome to Saint Joseph Regional School

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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. Tracy Young

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

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

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

Our Faculty and Staff

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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.

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.

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Mrs. Bridget Lundin

Fourth Grade

 Mrs. Lundin has served as a teacher in the Keene public schools for 16 years and joined the SJRS staff in 2020.  She is NHDOE certified.

Ms. Ann Skidds

Religion

Elementary School

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

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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Ms. Suzanne Foder

Social Studies

5th Grade Literature

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.

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Miss Abbey Hoye

Mathematics

5th and 6th Grade Math

Middle School

Childcare  Director

Miss Hoye has worked with our Childcare Program for over nine years and serves as our 5th and 6th Grade math teacher.

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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.

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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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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.

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Mrs. Stephanie Johnson

Second Grade

Mrs. Johnson joins the SJRS staff in 2020 from the Monadnock Waldorf School, where she had been for three years in their Early Childhood classrooms.  
She holds a B.A. from Plymouth State University. 

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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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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.  

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Mrs. Kathy Pritchard

Religion

Middle School

Mrs. Pritchard received her B.A. in Biology from Cornell University and her M.A. in Molecular Biology from University of Pennsylvania. She has nine years of pre-school and elementary school experience, two of which at SJRS.

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Señora María Carmen Pérez-Perogil

Spanish

Middle School

Señora Pérez-Perogil joined the staff in 2020.  She is a native Spanish speaker from Spain, and is a lecturer in the Modern Languages and Cultures Department at Keene State College.

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Señora Jennifer
Otero-Negron

Spanish

Middle School

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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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.

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Mrs. Rebecca Bezio

English

6th and 7th Grade 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

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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

7th and 8th Grade Math

Middle School

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

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Mrs. Cathy Hart

Physical Education

Mrs. Hart joined the staff in 2020 and holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College, followed by working 17 years as a physical therapist. She has experience also as a fitness instructor with a strong interest in nutrition.

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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. Sara Mann

Library

Mrs. Mann holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Notre Dame College. She joined the staff as a tutor and substitute teacher in 2016, and as became school librarian in 2019.

Mr. Christopher Smith

Principal

Mr. Smith has served at Saint Joseph Regional School since 2008.  He 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.

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Anthony Toscano

Operations Manager

Mr. Toscano holds a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and oversees all operations and finances for both SJRS and OLMA.

Mrs. Katie Pratt

Main Office Manager

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

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Jennifer Marshall

Director of Advancement

Mrs. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Economics.  She manages fundraising, marketing and communications for both SJRS and OLMA.

Mrs. Allison Murray

Executive Assistant

Mrs. Murray joined the staff in 2020, and is helping Kate in the main office.

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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.

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Phone: 603-352-2720

Fax: 603-358-5465

kate@stjosephkeene.org

We are located at

92 Wilson Street

Keene, NH  03431