Ginny Bauer is a paraprofessional in our school.
Lori Galligan joined I.C.in 2004 as the P.E. Teacher and Basketball Director at I.C. School. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Physical Education and Coaching.
Lori enjoys working with children, teaching them how to be healthy and fit while having lots of fun. Lori believes children also have many opportunities in P.E. to practice good social skills including teamwork, honesty, kindness, and fair play– skills that will serve them well in all areas of their lives. The best part of her job is that she gets to connect with every student each week, throughout their seven years at I.C.
Prior to working at I.C., Lori was a Physical Education Teacher in the Fort Smith Public School System. In her spare time Lori likes to be outside having fun with her two sons, Zak and Parker, who also attended I.C. School.
Amelia Hamm is a Paraprofessional. She says that "Working in a school environment with young children brings out my better qualities and gifts."
She is married to Gary, and they are active members of IC Church. They have 4 children and many beautiful grandchildren. She was a Surgical Assistant for Oral Surgeons for 7 years and a paraprofessional at Albert Pike and Morrison School before coming to join our IC School family. She loves to be outdoors, cycling, hiking, and relaxing on the lake..
Becky Johnson, teaches Art to grades 4-6 in the afternoons, but also teaches 7-9 grade Art at Trinity Junior High in the mornings. She grew up in Fort Smith and was educated at St. Boniface Elementary School, attended St. Scholastica until it closed, then graduated from St. Anne's Academy in 1969.
She attended Westark for 1 year, then graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a B.S.E. Degree, Art/English. She taught high school Art and English for 6 1/2 years in Clarendon, Arkansas before beginning at IC in 1983. Mrs. Johnson was awarded the Arkansas Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award, the Arkansas Art Educator's Distinguished Service Award and sees many of her students win awards every year. She is a member of Arkansas Art Educators, National Art Education Association, and National Catholic Educators Association.
She has two children who attended IC School and two grandchildren. She enjoys calligraphy, baking breads, evening walks, and visiting her family. Mrs. Johnson says "I can't imagine a better place than the Immaculate Conception/Trinity Junior High community to work and spend my days."
Dian Ketter is our Technology Coordinator and began teaching at IC in 1989. Her first position was in Kindergarten. She has taught kindergarten, first, third and computer lab classes at all grade levels. She has a B.S. in Elementary Ed. from Arkansas Tech, and K-6 with Middle School Social Studies certification. She has 28 hours in IT from UAFS that helped prepare her for what she does outside the classroom.
Mrs. Ketter is married to her husband Charles and they have four children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Her children have had the privilege of attending Catholic Schools for most of their education. Two of them attended IC.
She is member of National Catholic Educator Association and is active in her parish. When she's not working on our computers Mrs. Ketter enjoys reading, playing with her grandchildren and listening to music. Her favorite quote is "Teachers make all other professions possible."
Matt Mondier began teaching at IC in 2008. He teaches music, technology and leads the choir. He is also the music director for LifeTeen and a private guitar instructor. Mr. Mondier has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from UAFS where he majored in guitar.
Patty O’Brien has been with our school since 1980. Her volunteer involvement includes: IC PTO President, School Board Secretary, Parish Council Secretary, R.C.I.A. presenter and sponsor, Scripture Study facilitator, and minister of Communion.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and an Advanced Certificate in Religion through the Diocese of Little Rock.
Patty is married with two children who graduated from Immaculate Conception School. Her community work includes: Master Gardeners, D.A.R., Colonial Dames, and Junior League. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, traveling, reading, and photography. One of Patty’s favorite sayings is, “Work hard, be nice, no exceptions.”
Susan Schulte, Learning Lab, She began teaching 2nd grade at IC School in 1986. In 1998 she started our Learning Lab. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Hendrix College and a M.S. in Special Education, Mildly Handicapped K-12, from the University of Arkansas.
Before joining our IC School family she taught the Resource Room for 3 years at City Heights Elementary, Van Buren and 5 1/2 years at Raymond Orr Elementary, Fort Smith, and also taught learning disabled children in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children - LD Division.
Mrs. Schulte was given the Lula Malone Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in the field of Special Education, 1984; was put in the ACEI Hall of Excellence in 1997, and was awarded a Community Grant for her work with puppets.
She enjoys doing calligraphy, reading, and watching baseball. She also likes to cook and entertain. Mrs. Schulte's favorite quotes are "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right" and "There's always room at the top."
Jennifer Shelby is our Registered Nurse at IC school. She has been with us for the past three years. Both her children Evan and Ella have been at the school since entering the preschool program 7 years ago and are now finishing 2nd & 4th grade. She attended Baptist Heath School of Nursing. She worked in the surgical trauma intensive care unit at Baptist for 6 years before moving to Fort Smith area 10 years ago. She began working as a home health nurse then and continues to do so now.
Jennifer loves volunteering at the school on numerous committees with her husband Kendall. She coaches the girls cheerleading program for the FSC Buffaloes. She enjoys traveling to all her kids sporting events and shopping!!
Mrs. Lavonda Womack joined our teaching staff in March of 2014. She and her husband were missionaries to Nicaragua and Costa Rica for 14 years with their denomination. Not wanting to lose the language skills gained while working there, she attended the UAFS Spanish Language and Teaching Program with the hopes of teaching Spanish. She is delighted to be a part of the staff at IC and St. Boniface Catholic Schools.
Renee Becker teaches our 3-year old class. Renee’ has her Associates degree and CDA. She and her husband Richard are members of the Immaculate Conception Church, they have two children R.J. and Riley, both attend I.C. school.
Laura Kendall became the librarian at Immaculate Conception in 2014. She moved to Fort Smith from Dallas, Texas where she worked in education for 18 years. She has been a fourth grade teacher, a second grade teacher, an assistant principal as well as a librarian in Texas.
Mrs. Kendall obtained her Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Oklahoma. She went on to get her Master’s in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. Later she attended Texas A&M Commerce to earn her librarian credentials.
Mrs. Kendall and her husband have a son and daughter that both attend Immaculate Conception. Mrs. Kendall feels one of her most important roles as the librarian is to make reading fun. She enjoys cooking and watching the Food Network but her favorite pastime is reading!