Meet our Faculty and Staff

Sherry Gabert

Principal 

I have been in education for 28 years. I graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from WSU in 1993, and MS in Educational Leadership from UD in 2000. I continued my educational nd received a Principal and Superintendent license through UD. I have taught grades 1-8 , served as a Principal and Assistant Superintendent. I have been married to my husband Dave for 28 years and we have two daughters Allison and Emily. This will be my 6th year at St. Albert the Great School. Go STAGS!

Mrs. Dawn Walters

Administrative Assistant

I have been an Administrative Assistant for Catholic Schools for 25 years. I have been at St. Albert the Great for the last 5 years and prior to that I was at St. Anthony School where my grown children attended. I have a degree as a Paralegal but working in the school environment has been more rewarding then in the legal world. I have been married for over 35 years and my husband and I have 2 children and 3 wonderful grandchildren.

Mrs. Diane Banke (No Photo Available)

Administrative Assistant

Janelle Brand

Communications

Mrs. Nancy Hankey

Dean of Students/K-1

My name is Nancy Hankey.  This is my 29th year here at St. Albert the Great.  I have taught Pre-school, Kindergarten and starting my 3rd year as Dean of Students. I received my Bachelor of Education Degree in 1992 from WSU. I am one of the teachers that represents our school in a professional development group (St. Remy) which is run thru UD. I have three children who all attended St. Albert the Great, Jessica 37, Megan 34, and Robbie 29. I also have a dog named Luna who a lot of the students know all about. In my free time, I coach volleyball, track and help with other extra-curricular activities when needed. I love being a member of the St. Albert staff and parish. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the school or parish.

Mrs. Peggy Jensen

Preschool

My name is Peggy Jensen and I am the preschool teacher at St. Albert the Great School. This will be my third year teaching preschool at StAG. I've been working at StAG since 2016 - originally hired to work in our schools Autism Program as a paraprofessional and then as a Preschool/PreK paraprofessional. I’ve been working in early childhood education for the past 20 years - it’s truly my calling. I received a BA from the University of Illinois with a major in psychology and minor in early childhood education. My passion is working with little ones - witnessing them blossom: growing intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually! Plus it's A LOT of fun!! While I’m not planning and teaching preschool I am a mom of 2 wonderful young men - fully grown but still very much part of my life! I love taking walks w/ my dog, listening to all sorts of music, reading and spending time w/ family and friends. And of course being from Chicago - rooting on the Bears and Cubbies!! St. Albert is truly a wonderful place to work and call my “2nd home” - I am truly blessed!

Ms. Erica Hicks

Prekindergarten

I am the Director of St. Albert the Great Preschool and the Pre-K teacher. This is my 24th teaching year with all of those years spent in Early Childhood education and administration. I am a published author, a church leader, and pet therapy volunteer. In my spare time I love to bake, go for walks, and do puzzles. I have two daughters in college. One is in her third year of Vet Med school at the University of Illinois and my youngest is a Freshman at Ohio University studying Criminology. My favorite activity to do with my students is anything that makes them raise their eyebrows. My philosophy is progress over perfection…..as long as we are making progress, life is good.

Mrs. Jennifer Zender

Kindergarten

I have been a part of the St Albert family going on 8 yrs now. I love being a part of the Stag community! I have been an educator in grades pre k - 1st for 15 years now. Students in my class experience the value of mistakes, the power of encouragement and the rewards of hard work. I strive to create a learning environment where students have fun, feel loved, and inspired to be themselves. I look forward to another great year together here at STAG!

Mrs. Kim Embry

First Grade

Mrs. Virginia Seubert

Second Grade

This is my 19th year of teaching in the Catholic Schools, 15 of them have been with my St. Albert family.  During my time at St Albert, I have taught Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades. I was a kindergarten and  2nd Grade teacher at Incarnation School following my graduation from Wright State University.  My degree is Elementary Education- Grades K-8. I am looking forward to returning to 2nd Grade this year. 

Mrs. Dee Campbell

Third Grade

I have 30 plus years teaching at St. Albert the Great. I graduated from Wright State University with a degree in Education.  I am married with 3 grown children and 5 grandsons. I belong to Delta Kappa Gamma Professional Sorority for Teachers. I have a small antique business at Antique Village in Centerville. In my free time I enjoy cooking, sewing, crafting, shopping, and antiquing.

Mrs. Nancy Lakes

Fourth Grade

I knew from an early age that I wanted to become an educator and have developed a passion for working with elementary age children. I have always found their enthusiasm, curiosity and joy of life to be refreshing and motivating. I find that inspiring a love of learning in the students and seeing them grow in knowledge, maturity, and self confidence is immensely rewarding. I grew up in Dayton and graduated from Miami University. I have been in education for 35 years, with the past 25 at St. Albert. I have taught a variety of grades and subjects and am currently teaching fourth grade. I am married and have two sons and four grandchildren. I live in Oakwood with my husband of 23 years, his daughter, and a very special Westie Terrier. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, reading, gardening, and taking long walks.

Mrs. Mary Kincaid

Fifth Grade

My name is Mary Kincaid and I have been in Catholic education for 22 years.  I am new to St. Albert the Great and am looking forward to a great school year!  I have a Bachelors Degree in Education from Baylor University and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. I enjoy reading, going to my grandchildren’s baseball games, and being with family. I am looking forward to learning more about the St. Albert community and meeting my new students!

Ms. Amanda McKernan

Sixth Grade

Ms. Katie Bensman

Seventh Grade

Master of Education Middle Childhood - Wright State University 2022 Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education - Wright State University 2020 This will be my first year teaching at St. Albert the Great My interests include spending time with my family, raising cattle, baking, and watching sports. Mission statement: I am committed to provide excellent instruction for my students, to attain the highest level of student achievement, to provide a safe learning environment, and to strive for improvement. I look forward to a great school year.

Ms. Sara Jankowski

Seventh Grade

Sara Jankowski holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from Ohio University and a Master of Arts (MA) degree from Lesley University. She began teaching English Language Arts, twenty years ago, at St. Rita School for the Deaf. Her background in English Composition and Literature includes teaching at: The Modern College of Design, Miami University, Clark State College, and Sinclair Community College. 

Ms. Abby Gross

Seventh Grade

Reading

Mr. Tom Alig

Eighth Grade

This is my 15 year as 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies Teacher At St. Albert the Great. I am a lifelong parishioner that attended St. Albert class of 1984, then graduated from Alter in 1988. Graduate of Wright State University, father of three sons and married to my wife Laura. I am currently in my 15th season as Defensive Coordinator for the Alter High School football team.

Mr. Paul Hoffmann

Eighth Grade

6th Science and 6th & 7th Math

Mr. Phil Klimowicz

PS - 8 Physical Education

Mrs. Ana Davalos

Spanish/Tutor

Mrs. Davalos lives in Kettering with her husband John. She grew up in the Kettering area and attended the University of Dayton. Her family includes three sons, a daughter in law and and a granddaughter. She likes to keep fit by walking and hiking with her husband. In her free time, she loves to relax by reading biographies and historical fiction books. Mrs. Davalos also enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes. This is her fifth year at St Albert and she feels blessed to be able to share her love of the Spanish language and culture with the students.

Mr. Greg Fox

PS - 8 Technology Coordinator/Teacher

Ms. Ronda Duncalf

Art

I grew up in Illinois and later moved to Dayton to attend Wright State University. I graduated in 2015 with a dual Bachelor’s in Spanish and Fine Arts. I studied abroad in Costa Rica which initiated my love of international travel. Some of my hobbies include salsa dancing, yoga, hiking and spending time outdoors. I also paint and draw in my home studio and show work at local art shows. This will be my seventh year teaching art at St. Albert the Great.

Mrs. Judy Drake

PS - 4 Music

I went to St. Albert , 1st grade through 8th, Alter H.S., Graduated from Wright State University degree in Music Education, Married then had 3 sons, all grown now, Six grandchildren which are the loves of my life! I love music, being Catholic, children, flowers and plants, dogs and OHIO State football! Go, Bucks!!!,

Ms. Hilary Toerner

5 - 8 Music and Band

Hilary Toerner will be teaching general music and band this year for grades 5-8. She has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Wright State University. In addition to teaching music, Hilary sings and plays flute in her church choir and will be joining the Sinclair Community Wind Symphony this Fall. Hilary resides with her husband and 3 kids ages 12, 10 and 3 in Kettering.

Mrs. Beth Borland

Intervention Specialist

I am the Kettering intervention specialist that has been placed at St. Albert. I have my masters degree in Intervention Specialist for grades K-12 mild to moderate needs. I am also a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P). This credential recognizes individuals as prepared to diagnostically teach students identified with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia. I love being able to see the growth students make in their learning. My favorite educational saying is "Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way." (George Evans).

Ms. Terese Switalski

Echo Counselor

Ms. Megan Apple (No Photo Available)

Autism Director

 

Ms. Kate Reynolds

ASP Intervention Specialist

Ms. Amy Spirk

Autism Paraprofessional

Mrs. Shabrina Rosenbauer (No Photo Available)

Autism Paraprofessional

Mrs. Shirley Minham

Preschool Paraprofessional

St. Albert The Great Parish has been a part of my life almost from the very beginning! I began my education at St. Alberts in Sister Cecilia Ann’s first grade classroom many years ago. After 8th grade, I graduated from Alter High School and then University of Cincinnati with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. My first teaching job was at Wee Haven Children’s Center which lasted for 12 years until Joe and I started our family. Our children, Joey and Amy also graduated from St. Alberts. They are both married with successful careers and I am now a grandmother! Once my youngest started kindergarten, I helped her teacher with Body Management classes once a week. I then became the kindergarten assistant for several years until there was an opening for the St. Albert Preschool Teacher. Twenty plus years later I have come full circle and I now assist as a paraprofessional in the Preschool Classroom where it all began. I am blessed to work with the amazing lower level teachers, paraprofessionals as well as the dedicated teachers and supporting staff at St Albert The Great School.

Mrs. Elaine Daly

Preschool Paraprofessional

I’m blessed to be able to say that I have been a teacher my entire adult life. After graduating from college with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in English, speech and theater education, I was lucky enough to begin my teaching career at Centerville High School….and beyond lucky to retire from there as well. However, even though I gave up the day to day classroom part of my job, I still continue to work with my “big kids,” coaching them for their weekly speech competitions which occur during fall and winter. Who wouldn’t want to tour Ohio, riding in a school bus with highschoolers, every Saturday…..from the end of October to the middle of March!!!!? Apparently, life with my big kids, and my husband, stepdaughter and 5 grands just wasn’t enough, so when a Preschool Paraprofessional opening became available here, God led me to StAG. What a gift! Over the past 6 years, I have enjoyed sharing my Tuesdays and Wednesdays in our happy classroom, where special moments happen each day!! I look forward to another wonderful year helping your children build relationships, become independent, and learn more about themselves and the world around them.

Mrs. Jacqueline Borchers

Prekindergarten Paraprofessional

With over 10 years in Corporate America, and a BS in Accounting and Forensic Accounting, I stepped away to stay at home and raise my now fifth grade daughter (Eleanor, a fellow StAG) for the past decade.  My daughter, along with dog Penelope, and husband Mike, have kept me busy throughout the years. However as needs have shifted, I became ready for something to call my own. With several years of in-class volunteering, I am now living my dream as a paraprofessional in the PreK classroom. Children have always held a special place in my heart. I look forward to being a positive impact on your child(ren) as we learn together in this GREAT school of ours!

Mrs. Marcy Boillot

Kindergarten Paraprofessional

My name is Marcy Boillot and this is my second year as a kindergarten paraprofessional at St. Albert the Great. I love kindergarten! It is fun to see the progress and growth the little ones make throughout the year. I graduated from Ball State University in May of 1997, with a Bachelor of Science degree. I am a proud Air Forces spouse and mother of three kids, grades 11 th , 8 th , and 5 th . In my free time I enjoy reading and walking my dog. My true love and passion in life is my Catholic faith and family. I feel truly blessed to be a part of the St. Albert the Great family!

Mrs. Joanna Cross

Librarian

Mrs. Cross has always loved the library. As a young girl, she rode her bike to her local library, stocking up on books for the week. Her favorites were Nancy Drew, the Ramona series and anything by Judy Blume. Mrs. Cross is a graduate of the University of Dayton´s Management Information System program, which means she likes to solve puzzles and figure out the most logical and efficient way to do things. She and her husband have three kids, all graduates of St. Albert the Great School. She enjoys time with her dogs Oscar and Daisy, walking and hiking and, of course, reading! Books give us the opportunity to explore new experiences and she likes to help each student find their next adventure!