Elizabeth is a graduate of St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania where she earned a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in Catholic theology. In addition to teaching science for Kolbe, she is a freelance health and nutrition writer. Elizabeth hopes to inspire in her students awe for the marvelous complexity of God's creation. She lives with her four children at Beale, AFB in sunny California, where her husband serves in the United States Air Force.
2015-16 School Year
Natalie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in biology and minor in chemistry before joining the United States Peace Corps and serving as a mathematics and science teacher in Njinikom, Cameroon in Western Africa. After 2 years of service, she returned to the states and achieved teaching certifications in secondary biology and chemistry. Natalie also received her Masters degree from Clarion University in Biology with a focus on environmental studies and entomology. Natalie is currently working for Penn State Extension as the 4-H Youth Development Educator for two counties, and has three kids who are 5, 3, and almost 1. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family and friends!
WiL is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where he received his B.S. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology and a B.A degree in European History. During a break before beginning medical school, Wil discovered a love of teaching which, 17 years later, he has never escaped. He currently is Science Department Chair and teaches Biology, AP Biology, and chemistry at a small rural high-school in California's Central Valley. Wil and his wife, Michelle, are home-schooling parents to 9 children, ages 1-16, and he is very excited to teach for Kolbe. Wil believes strongly that the purpose of science is to further reveal God's truth and the beauty of creation.
2017-18 School Year
Christine Goss earned a B.S. in Biology from Boston College. She has six years of laboratory experience working in developmental, cell and molecular biology laboratories at Boston College, Washington University School of Medicine and Florida International University. She also worked for two years as a college-level human biology laboratory instructor. In the midst of her scientific endeavors, Christine lived for a year in London, England, at St. Patrick’s Evangelization School where she spent her time in prayer, formation and outreach. She recently settled in her hometown of St. Louis where she lives with her husband and three children.
Mrs. Mary Reidy is a former homeschooler and high school alumna of Kolbe Academy. She earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of Dallas and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri St. Louis- Washington University Joint Engineering Program. After her studies, she worked full-time as an engineer for bioMérieux Inc., a biomedical company which designs and manufactures medical laboratory equipment. In 2018, she joined the team of instructors at Kolbe Academy teaching physics. She and her family currently live in Atlanta, Georgia. In her her spare time, she enjoys baking, photography, hiking and playing board games.
2018-19 School Year
Patty earned a B.S. in Physics from The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC. While at CUA, she also earned minors in Mathematics and Theology. Patty began her work in Catholic education when she joined the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) graduate program through the University of Notre Dame. While there, she earned a M.Ed. in Secondary Education and taught physics, chemistry, and engineering at a diocesan Catholic high school in Peoria, IL. After completing her graduate work, she moved back to Washington, DC, to marry her college sweetheart. Since then, she has taught physics, computer programming, and AP Computer Science Principles at a local Catholic all-girls school. Patty is very excited to transition out of a traditional school setting and to teach with Kolbe Academy while supporting a growing family! She enjoys traveling, cooking, knitting, dogs, and spending time with her family and friends.
Leslie Spencer is a University of Dallas grad who has taught for many years, including several years teaching math, physics and chemistry at Kolbe Academy day school in Napa, California. She has also, as a homeschooling mom, run homeschooling science co-ops and FIRST Lego robotics teams. Leslie helped launch Kolbe's online science program in 2013 and helped to pilot the online hands-on lab program.
Ann Still received her BA and MA in Education from the University of Florida. She taught middle school science for ten years in Catholic schools both in in the Archdiocese of Palm Beach, FL and the Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA. She is currently a certified K-8 teacher in the state of Georgia. One of her priorities in teaching was the integration of technology into the curriculum, so she very much looks forward to teaching in a technology-based program with Kolbe Academy. Ann and her husband Shawn live in a suburb of Atlanta, GA with their three children.
2018-19 School Year
Casey loves life so much that she decided to get a degree in it! Mrs. Casey Sullivan graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Biology, where she fell in love with Jesus Christ and her husband. Through college, Casey was a student missionary with FOCUS during the year and LifeTeen every summer at their camps up in the North Georgia mountains, where she discovered her passion for teaching. She is extremely excited to teach at Kolbe Academy this year. Previously, Casey has worked at The Westminster Schools, Kings Ridge Christian School, and Peachtree Ridge High School in the Metro Atlanta area before coming to Kolbe. She has a passion for STEM education, specifically using Problem Based Learning, and loves to incorporate her faith into all aspects of the science world. She enjoys reading great novels, praying, classical music, soccer, hiking wearing chacos and t-shirts, and cuddling with her new Baby Girl, Ellie!
Brigid Tebaldi earned her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. While working on her M.B.A. at Youngstown State University in Ohio, she taught AP sciences at a local Catholic school. Her and her husband live in western Pennsylvania and after having their first child (now two!), she chose to leave teaching in a traditional setting so she could raise the little one(s). Currently, she teaches confirmation class at their local parish and Brigid owns and operates a wedding barn venue and horse training facility.