Sharon Blentlinger began her life as an IC parishioner, attended IC School through the 8th grade and graduated from St. Anne's Academy in 1973. She married Keith in 1974 and has 3 beautiful daughters, Kerri, Kelli, and Tara. She has 3 granddaughters that have begun the third generation attending IC School and a granddaughter, 12months old, who will be joining that tradition in a few years.
Mrs. "B", as our students call her, received a Bachelor of Science Degree, with math endorsement from Arkansas Tech and a Masters in Educational Administration from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She began teaching at IC in 1978 with 5th graders and later taught 5&6 grade math and algebra to the 9th graders at IC Junior High. She taught for 8 years before becoming our principal in 1986.
Mrs. B was a member of the Junior League of Fort Smith, where she initiated the CASA program that continues today. In 2005, she was awarded the National Catholic Educational Association Dr. Robert J. Kealey Distinguished Principal Award. She has also been awarded for 25 years of service to the Catholic Schools of Arkansas and has been recognized as a Girl Scout's Woman of Distinction . She is a graduate of Leadership Fort Smith's class of 1999 and currently serves on the LFS Alumni Board.
Mrs. B is a member of the NCEA, served as treasurer & membership director for "On the Border Reading Council" for 2 years and is a consultant for the Catholic Schools of Arkansas. She particulary enjoys serving on accreditation teams for the Arkansas Non-public School Accrediting Association and is a member of the ANSAA state board.
In the rare moments that she is not at school or church events she enjoys reading and being "maw-maw." One of her favorite quotes is "All children are good; but sometimes good children make poor choices."
Lori Hines joined the staff here at IC in 2006 after enjoying several years as a substitute teacher and mother of two IC students.She was a Kindergarten classroom aide for five years. She now joins the office staff and greets families and visitors with her warm smile and helpful attitude!
Isidra Kaelin, an office assistant, started working at I.C. in 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Arkansas. Before joining I.C. School, she worked at AHEC as a social worker. Once her children were born, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom. Isidra is married to Michael Kaelin, an alumnus of I.C. School and they have three children. When not working, she enjoys sewing and running.