faculty & staff

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meet our staff

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Amy Tobergte

Principal

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Alicia Reid

Assistant Principal

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Jamie Arigoni

Secretary

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Dawn O'Connor

Karen Tobben

Administrative Assistant

School Nurse, RN

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Faculty Contacts

OFFICE STAFF:
Principal - Amy Tobergte
Assistant Principal - 
Admin Asst - Dawn O'Connor
Secretary - Jamie Arigoni
Nurse - Karen Tobben

CLASSROOMS:
KA - Mrs. Nagel
KB - Mrs. McLane
1A - Mrs. Wenning
1B - Ms. Taaffe
2A - Ms. Prickitt
2B - Mr. Dries
3A - Mr. Castro
3B - Ms. Ligon
4A - Mrs. Carroll
4B - Mrs. Honeycutt
5A - Mr. Lynch
5B - Mrs. Hernandez

MATTHEW-MORGAN PROGRAM:
Ms. Mobley
Mrs. Phillips
Mrs. Bergren

SPECIAL AREAS:
Counselor - Mrs. Sproul
Learning Support - Mrs. Noonan
Learning Support & STEM-Mrs. Tivnan
Art & Computer - Mrs. Davis
Library - Mrs. Laney
PE - Coach Topper
Music - Mr. Pierle
Spanish - Senora Jones

CAFETERIA:
Cafe Manager - Mrs. Loeber
Cafe Assistant - Mrs. Lewis

Custodian - Mr. Celso

 

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LINDA NAGEL
KA


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.

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LYDIA WENNING
1A


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.

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ERIN MCLANE
KB


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.

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TERRIANN TAAFFE
1B


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.

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KRISTIN PRICKITT
2A


Ms. Prickitt graduated from Gettysburg College with a bachelor's degree in English & elementary education and received graduate certification in educational media from Montclair State University. She has taught for more than 20 years as a Librarian and 1st-3rd grade teacher. Teaching is a family business with both her parents, in-laws, sister, children, and cousins all choosing to teach as a career.

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MIKE DRIES
2B


Mr. Dries graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies PK-6 and a master's degree in elementary education from Pfeiffer University. He has taught at St. Patrick for over 10 years. He is a diehard Hokie fan, a graduate of the MACS system, and loves to play and host trivia.

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RICARDO CASTRO
3A


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. 

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HANNAH LIGON
3B


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.

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CATHERINE CARROLL
4A


Mrs. Carroll graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in children's literature. She is a graduate of the MACS system!

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CHRISTINE HONEYCUTT
4B


Mrs. Honeycutt graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She has been teaching for more than 10 years in PK-4th grades. She is an avid Clemson tiger fan! 

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CRAIG LYNCH
5A
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!

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ALLISON HERNANDEZ
5B


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. 

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ALETHEA SPROUL
COUNSELOR


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.

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ANGELA NOONAN
LEARNING SUPPORT


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.

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ANNA TIVNAN
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!

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AMY DAVIS
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 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.

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JULIE LANEY
LIBRARIAN


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 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. 

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PATRICIA TOPPER
PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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.

 

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NICK PIERLE
MUSIC


Mr. Pierle graduated from High Point University with a bachelor's degree in music-vocal performance and received a master's degree from East Carolina University with choral conducting, vocal performance, and vocal pedagogy. He has a dog named Henry and enjoys hiking and traveling.

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YAZMIN JONES
SPANISH


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.

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WANDALYN MOBLEY
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.

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SARAH PHILLIPS
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 couple 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.

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JOANNE BERGREN
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 couple years but has been a parent at the school for over 10 years. She has 5 children in the MACS system!