Centralia, Illinois

Faculty & Staff

St. Mary School

Faculty & Staff

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  • Mrs. Kellie Linder, Pre-K & K

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  • Mrs. Tai Kasban, Grades 1 & 2

    From Mrs. Kasban:

    Hi! My name is Tai Kasban. I am the 1st and 2nd grade teacher at St. Mary School. I started teaching here in 2008. I am a SMS graduate. I love working with kids, teaching them new things, and watching them grow. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2006.

  • Ms. Emily Pryor, Grades 3 & 4

    From Mrs. Pryor:

    My name is Emily Pryor. I teach 3rd and 4th grade at St. Mary School.  I graduated from Greenville College in 2007 with a degree in Elementary Education. I have taught at St. Mary School since 2007. My passion lies in incorporating hands-on, innovative lessons that engage all students.  I look forward to watching the students grow and learn throughout the year. I am an active member of St. Lawrence Church in Sandoval.

  • Mrs. Maria Pryor, Grades 5 & 6

    From Mrs. Pryor: I am a lifelong member and alumnus of St. Mary School.  I have been employed with St. Mary for 7 years, and currently teach 5/6 grades and
    7/8 English Language Arts.  I am married to Kevin, and we have 3 sons, William, Myles, and Nolan, that have graduated from/attend St. Mary.  I firmly believe that St. Mary offers a firm foundation for good decision making, morals, and care for others.  It is an honor to not only work here, but to put my children in such a loving environment.

  • Ms. Laurie Klostermann, Grades 7 & 8

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  • Mrs. Jan Hawkins, Title I

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  • Mrs. Marti Davis, Aide

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  • Mrs. Vicki Laquet, GRE/PSR

    Mrs. Laquet's E-Mail: parish@stmarycentralia.org

  • Mrs. Theresa Hacker, Parish Bookkeeper

    Mrs. Hacker's E-Mail: parish@stmarycentralia.org

  • Miss Mandy Debarnardi, Aide, K & Pre-K

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  • Mrs. Genny Luitjohan, Cafeteria Manager


  • Mrs. Lynn Featherling, Secretary


  • Mr. Jason Swann, Principal

    From Mr. Swann: Mr. Swann came to the school in the summer of 2016 and serves as active Principal in addition to the Vocation’s Coordinator for both Saint Mary and Saint Lawrence Parishes.  Prior to SMS, Mr. Swann served as the Dean of Enrollment Management and Admissions at Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois  along with stints at Blackburn College (Carlinville, IL) and the Illinois Supreme Court (Springfield, IL).  Mr. Swann has two sons, Cavin (14) and Ashtin (12) and is a member of both Saint Mary/Centralia and Saint John the Baptist/West Frankfort parishes.
    It is an absolute honor to serve as the Principal for Saint Mary School.  The faculty is absolutely amazing and the students are first class.  SMS is an incredible learning environment for grades PreK-8 offering a strong Christian based education steeped in rigorous academics and the Catholic faith.   At SMS, we provide a top tier education for your students along with structured learning in morality, service, caring, and love.  Please, come check us out for yourself! Jason Swann, Principal/Saint Mary School

  • Rev. Dale Maxfield, Pastor

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