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Faculty & Staff
Faith in Learning
Meet Our Staff
Interim Assistant Principal
School Nurse, RN
Interim Principal - Alicia Reid
Interim Assistant Principal - Debbie Robinson
Admin Asst - Kristin Robbins
Secretary - Jamie Arigoni
Nurse - Karen Tobben
KA - Mrs. Nagel
KB - Mrs. McLane
1A - Mrs. Wenning
1B - Ms. Taaffe
2A - Mr. Castro
2B - Mrs. Noonan
3A - Ms. Tan
3B - Ms. Ligon
4A - Mrs. Hernandez
4B - Mrs. Cuneo
5A - Mr. Lynch
5B - Mrs. LeBrun
LEAP - Mrs. Russell
Counselor - Mrs. Sproul
Learning Support & STEM-Mrs. Tivnan
Art & Computer - Mrs. Davis
Library - Mrs. Laney
PE - Coach Topper
Spanish - Senora Jones
Cafe Manager - Mrs. Loeber
Cafe Assistant - Mrs. Angstadt
Custodian - Mr. Celso
Mrs. Nagel graduated from Northern Illinois University with degrees in special education and elementary education. She has been teaching special education, learning support, and kindergarten since 1978, taking off 15 years to raise her children. She is a Nani to 7 grandchildren.
Mrs. Wenning graduated from Wingate University with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She has been teaching for more than 20 years. She spent time living in London, attending the University of London, where she worked in a British primary school. While there, she completed a study in British Speech & Theatre which served as a catalyst to her converting to Catholicism in 1992.
Mrs. McLane graduated from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in specialized studies (education and human services) and a minor in psychology. She has experience teaching preschool & kindergarten. She loves cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Ms. Taaffe has a bachelor's degree in elementary education K-9th. She enjoys traveling throughout North Carolina and has an appreciation for the heritage and history of our area. She enjoys teaching first grade.
Mr. Castro graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education with an ESOL endorsement. He earned a master's degree from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic University in marriage and family therapy. He is also certified to teach at the middle school level. He has been teaching since 1999 in elementary and middle school and taught R.C.I.C. while in high school. He enjoys cooking, singing in Spanish and English, and playing guitar.
Mrs. Noonan graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in special education. She spent 12 years teaching middle school special education and has been with St. Patrick as a classroom and learning support teacher since 2013. She has 4 children.
Ms. Tan is originally from San Diego, California and moved to NC to attend Belmont Abbey College. She graduated from Belmont Abbey College in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She entered the Catholic Church on the Easter Vigil in 2022. Ms. Tan is excited to be a part of the St. Patrick Catholic School family!
Ms. Ligon graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Born in Charlotte, she is a product of the MACS school system having attended St. Matthew, Holy Trinity, and graduating from Charlotte Catholic.
Mrs. Hernandez graduated with a master's degree from Dowling College. She has lived in 3 states - New York, Florida and now North Carolina. She loves to travel, read, and go to the beach. It is her goal to share her love of reading with all her students.
Mrs. Cuneo graduated from High Point University with her Bachelor’s in elementary education, specializing in gifted education. She received her masters from The University of North Carolina, Wilmington and her principal’s license from Queens University of Charlotte. She is currently attending Clemson University for her PhD. Mrs. Cuneo has been in education as a teacher and administrator for 20 years. In her free time she loves traveling and spending time with her family.
SPAA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
AFTER SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Mr. Lynch graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor's degree in education. He has been teaching 5th grade at St. Patrick for over 10 years. He graduated from Charlotte Catholic. He is an avid NY sports fan who loves the Yankees, Giants and Rangers!
Mrs. LeBrun graduated from The University of North Carolina Charlotte with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She also holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida. Mrs. LeBrun has taught for over 17 years in Cabarrus County in St. Patrick’s in Florida. She is excited to be back in the Catholic School setting.
Mrs. Russell earned her bachelor's degree in English education education from Eastern Kentucky University and her M.A Ed degree in elementary education (K-6) from Wingate University. She is currently pursuing a second master's degree in reading and literacy education online at East Carolina University. She is licensed to teach K-12 in North Carolina and has taught kindergarten through 8th grade for MACS for over 12 years.
Mrs. Sproul graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and received a master's degree in school counseling from Gardner Webb University. She spent 3 years teaching in public school and has been a school counselor in the MACS system since 2010. She is a member of our Student Assistance Team. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has 3 children in the MACS system.
LEARNING SUPPORT & STEM
Mrs. Tivnan graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and received a master's degree from Queens University in teaching K-6. She taught for several years beginning in 1997 with CMS and joined the staff of St. Patrick in 2015. She is a third generation Charlottean!
COMPUTER & ART
Mrs. Davis graduated from Barton College with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in graphic design and a minor in marketing. She holds a master's degree in the art of teaching from Pfeiffer University. She has been teaching for over 10 years at St. Patrick. Amy's entire family (grandmother, mother, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters and Amy) all graduated from the same Rutherford High School in NJ. Amy swam in high school and was ranked 7th in the state for backstroke in 2001 & 6th in 2002.
Mrs. Laney graduated from Samford University with a degree in early childhood, special, and elementary education. She earned a master's degree in elementary education from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and is a certified librarian. She has been the librarian at St. Patrick for over 5 years and has experience teaching first and second grade, as well. She is a freelance writer with many teaching ideas published in The Mailbox Books & Magazines.
Coach Topper graduated from Towson State University with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education. She has over 25 years of experience teaching PE and has also spent some time teaching middle school science. She is currently studying Theology to complete her master's degree.
Senora Jones graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor of arts and from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a master's degree in education. She has been teaching Spanish for over 15 years. She was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Charlotte and was married at St. Patrick Cathedral. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
MATTHEW MORGAN PROGRAM
Ms. Mobley is a born-and-raised Charlottean and attended Belmont Abbey and Sacred Heart Colleges. She has over 30 years of experience teaching students with special needs. Both her children went to St. Patrick, Holy Trinity, and Charlotte Catholic, and her daughter graduated from and worked in Admissions at Belmont Abbey College.
MATTHEW MORGAN PROGRAM
Mrs. Phillips graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor's degree in communications. She has been working at St. Patrick for a few years but has been a parent at the school for many more. She is a huge Georgia Bulldogs fan and has two children in the MACS system.
MATTHEW MORGAN PROGRAM
Mrs. Bergren graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor's degree in English and Journalism. She has been working at St. Patrick for a few years but has been a parent at the school for over 10 years. She has 5 children in the MACS system!
MATTHEW MORGAN PROGRAM
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