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Preschool Faculty

Principal
Director
Mrs. Kathleen McNutt

Mrs. McNutt loves her preschoolers and is so grateful to God for her chance to minister to them through our program! She has maintained her teaching license and certification with the state of Virginia for over 25 years, teaching in the public and private elementary schools, and spent several years screening applicants for the New Teacher Project, an inner city teaching grant program throughout the United States. She is an Education Major and Early Childhood Specialist from James Madison University, with a focus on Developmental Reading, and she has her Master’s degree program in Education Administration and Supervision from Marymount University. She is a proud alum of St. Louis School and is the mother of 5 former and current St. Louis students who you will probably see popping into the preschool classrooms every now and then!

Lambs Class (2-day Three's)
Mrs. Astrid Haugh
Mrs. Dare Hurley

Mrs. Haugh is excited to be returning to the Lambs Class as the lead teacher, with the assistance of Mrs. Hurley. Mrs. Haugh has been with St. Louis Preschool since its inaugural year and has been instrumental in setting up the three-year-old program. She has completed her VCEA (Virginia Catholic Education Association) certification for Early Childhood Instruction, and has a degree in architecture and design. She is a nurturing instructor and great organizer of classroom activities! As a former Spanish interpreter for Fairfax County Public Schools parents and children, her language skills are well utilized in all of the classes! Mrs. Haugh is not only a teacher, but she was a St. Louis parent for many years. Mrs. Haugh’s enthusiasm and warmth are a joy for all our little ones, and she looks forward to another year with the three-year-old classes.

Monkeys Class (3-day Three's)
Mrs. Dare Hurley
Mrs. Astrid Haugh

Mrs. Hurley is excited to be leading the Monkey Class again! She shares many years of expertise working with little ones in the preschool classroom and in the dance studio. In addition to her work in the classroom, Mrs. Hurley is also our preschool registrar. Mrs. Hurley maintains her VCEA (Virginia Catholic Education Association) certification for Early Childhood Instruction, and her degree in journalism is a compliment to our pre-writing and work with early writers. She has been an active volunteer with the St. Louis School Parent Teacher Organization for many years, and she is delighted to be teaching in the school where two of her four children attend. Her older sons are at Gonzaga College High School.


Zebras Class (Pre-K 5-day Morning Four's)
Mrs. Mindy Fortier
Mrs. Karen Fisher

Mrs. Fortier provides us with several years of Pre-K teaching experience in private schools locally and in other states, and she has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Trinity University. She maintains her teaching license and certification with the state of Virginia for grades Pre-K through 3. It is a blessing to have her on our staff, as it brings her back to St. Louis School, where she was a parent and volunteer for many years. Mrs. Fortier’s work in the classroom and her great experience in working and communicating with parents enrich our entire preschool program.

Mrs. Fisher assists Mrs. Fortier in the Zebra classroom, where they collaborate daily on instruction and developmental work with each child. Mrs. Fisher has her VCEA (Virginia Catholic Education Association) certification for Early Childhood Instruction, and has a degree in Physical and Health Education. Mrs. fisher is also an active parent at St. Louis School - her son is a current student and her two daughters are now at Bishop Ireton High School. She is very excited to be with the Zebras again this year, and her gentle patience and ability to work with children will continue to be a gift to our program.

Pandas Class (4-day Afternoon Four's)
Mrs. Kim Doering

Mrs. Melissa Bartol

Mrs. Doering has spent the last 12 years teaching Pre-K students at St. Louis Preschool and a local private preschool, and she returns to us this year as the Panda Class teacher. Her experience and training with the Handwriting Without Tears program is a valuable asset to our school, and her parent communication work (not to mention her beautiful photography) is an added blessing. Mrs. Doering has spent many years on the Parent Teacher Organization executive board, and has a lot of experience volunteering at St. Louis! Her daughter and son both attend Bishop Ireton High School and are alumni of St. Louis School. Mrs. Doering is excited to meet her new class of little ones.

Mrs. Bartol is excited for another year with the Pandas Class teaching with Mrs. Doering! Mrs. Bartol has her VCEA (Virginia Catholic Education Association) certification for Early Childhood Instruction, she has worked as a substitute teacher at both St. Louis School and a local preschool, and she brings her knowledge base from a degree in social work and psychology to the preschool program. She is also a certified instructor in the Montessori Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, which she will be sharing with our preschoolers and kindergarteners. Her loving spirit will be a gift to each child in the preschool.

Lunch Bunch Teacher
Mrs. Vanessa Milewski

We are fortunate to have Mrs. Milewski as our lead Lunch Bunch teacher and main substitute teacher for the Preschool program! Mrs. Milewski has worked as a substitute teacher in both the elementary school and preschool at St. Louis, and she brings her knowledge base from her work as a Kindergarten Assistant in Chesapeake, Virginia. She has a degree in Latin American and Caribbean Affairs and has lots of travel experience from her military family transfers. Her positive energy will be a gift to each child in the preschool. She loves her time with each of our lunch bunchers!