Faculty / Staff

Mrs. Elizabeth Hayes – Interim Principal 

Mrs. Hayes graduated top of her class from Rasmussen College with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Administration. She has worked in the early childhood field going on twenty-one years and feels that she will always be a lifelong learner . She has a passion for teaching young children and is very excited to be a part of the Most Sacred Heart family. Her love for children shines through in her daily work with preschoolers.


Dr. Mary Kleekamp – Assistant Principal

Dr. Mary Kleekamp graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, 1992, Masters in Elementary Counseling with Psychological Examiner Certification, 1996 , Master in Educational Administration, 1998, and Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration 2002.  Mary has been in education for 30 years, including years spent as a first-grade and second-grade teacher, elementary and middle school counselor, Assistant Principal and Principal.  Mary’s deep passion for teaching, learning and leading highlights her continued aspirations to serve in this new leadership role.  She is more than excited to be a special part of the Most Sacred Heart family. 


Mrs. Diane Sease  – Preschool 3
Mrs. Sara Brockmeyer – Preschool 3

Mrs. Brockmeyer has worked at MSH since her own children attended here.  She feels blessed to have been part of the Most Sacred Heart School community for more than 20 years as a school parent and for 14 of those years working as a teacher’s aide, substitute and Aftercare Supervisor, and now our Pre3 teacher.


Mrs. Kristin Callahan -Preschool 4

Mrs. Callahan earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary, Special, & Early Childhood Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the spring of 2015. She taught for 3 years at Rockwood Early Childhood, and feels blessed to be teaching at Most Sacred Heart! She enjoys sharing her faith as a Catholic educator! This was the job she wanted since she first decided to become a teacher!!


Mrs. Tamara Sartors – Kindergarten

Mrs. Tamara Sartors grew up in Eureka and returned when she started a family of her own.  She and her husband  got married at Most Sacred Heart, both children have been baptized at Most Sacred Heart, and her son received First Communion here as well. Outside of teaching, she loves to spend time with family, travel, read, and bake. She graduated with honors from Fontbonne University with a degree in Special Education and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. She has worked in the education field for over seven years, five of those years were at elementary schools in the area, one at a middle school in Chesterfield, and one at the Junior High level in Hillsboro. She is  most excited about aiding and watching my students’ faith grow as they prepare for their First Communion in 2nd grade.

Mrs. Natalie Jacob– 1st  Grade

Miss Natalie Groppe graduated cum laude from Missouri State University in December of 2017. Her degree is in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Child Development. She has been a part of the MSHS community since 2018 and is new to the first grade role in 2022.


Mrs. Jess Boubek – 2nd Grade


Mrs. Stacy Austerman – 3rd Grade 


Miss Elizabeth Kiblinger – 4th Grade, Spanish

Miss Elizabeth Kiblinger graduated from Maryville University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and a Master of Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She is the 4th grade homeroom teacher as well as Spanish for Preschool through 8th grade.  Miss Kiblinger is eager to help her students develop into well-rounded individuals and lifelong learners. She has taught at MSHS since 2016.


Miss McKenna Steineman – 5th Grade

Miss Steineman is originally from Effingham, IL, where she attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic grade school and high school. She is a recent graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, with BA degrees in Education and English.   Outside of teaching, Miss Steineman enjoys hiking, singing, reading, and crocheting. She also loves spending time with family and friends. She is looking forward to meeting her students! She strongly believes that learning is meant to be fun, and she encourages students to see the beauty and joy in education. If that means getting silly and wearing fun hats and costumes to motivate students, she is all in!


Mrs. Julie Miller – 6th Grade Homeroom, 4th through 8th grade Math
Mr. Craig Plefka – 7th Grade, Middle School Science & Social Studies

Craig Plefka graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. He is the seventh grade homeroom teacher and middle school science and social studies teacher. He is passionate about teaching, reading, engaging his students, and hockey, especially the St, Louis Blues!


Mrs. Jeanie Harper – 8th Grade, Middle School Language Arts

Having a master’s degree as a reading specialist and administration from Lindenwood University and almost three decades of teaching reading and English, Mrs. Harper’s passion is teaching. She taught for almost thirty years at Wentzville Middle and she is grateful to have an opportunity to continue her teaching career here at Most Sacred Heart. She has been married for thirty three years and has six children. In her free time, Mrs Harper loves to run, mastering three marathons so far.


Mrs. Michele Geatley- CRE & 6th/8th Grade Religion


Mrs. Sarah McQueen-Amsden – Resource Teacher

Mrs. McQueen-Amsden attended Northwest Missouri State University (Go Bearcats!) and has a B.S. in Education, Unified Science: Biology. She has experience teaching students from infants to twelfth grade. She has substitute taught for a variety of subjects and has taught physical science. Her passion is teaching special education and was able to teach for two years at Kirchner; a Missouri School for the Severely Disabled.  Outside of teaching, she loves reading and doing craft projects with her daughter. She also enjoys watching scary movies and playing video games with her husband. She has three cats, Yadi, Skylar and Captain and a dog named Daisy.  She is excited for new experiences as a resource teacher at Sacred Heart and is most excited to meet all the new students!


Mrs. Chris Rundquist – Counselor

“Miss Chris” is excited to return to Most Sacred Heart School for her third year through Saint Louis Counseling.  With a Master’s degree and license in Social Work, She has over seven years of experience working in St. Louis City and County schools.  Previous experience includes crisis response, adolescent substance abuse, residential treatment, unplanned pregnancies, adoption and Protecting God’s Children.


Mrs. Jamie Seamands – Art and Enrichment

Mrs. Jamie Seamands graduated cum laude from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, with a BA in Art History and Classical Civilizations. She then received her MA in the History of Decorative Arts, Design, and Material Culture from Bard College, New York, NY. In addition to teaching Art and Enrichment, Jamie is also mother to 4 MSHS  students and one alumni. As parents, she and her husband, Aaron, are exceedingly pleased by the education their children receive here.


Mr. Dan McManemy – P.E. 


Mrs. Whitney Martin -Music

Mrs. Martin graduated from Lindenwood University in 2012 with her B.A. in Music Education. She also holds an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Southwest Baptist University. Mrs. Martin taught 6 years in a public school setting before teaching at a Catholic School. This is her tenth year teaching! She is thrilled to be teaching at Most Sacred Heart.


Mrs. Kelly Schumacher – Librarian


Mrs. Jen Buehler – Secretary

Mrs. Jen Buehler has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Information Systems from SLU and is the mother of 3 MSH students.  In her free time, she enjoys running and baking. Mrs. Buehler is excited to work with the parents, kids, and teachers everyday!


Mr. Greg Pierson – Facilities Manager