Faculty Directory

Dr. Barber
Dr. Nathalie Marie-Josée Barber
Learning Consultant. Education: B.A. in Sociology from the University of Quebec in Montreal.
Doctorate in Leadership Education (Spalding University), Master of Arts in Teaching (Indiana Wesleyan University). Teaching at Bethlehem since 2000. Sponsor: Stress Reduction, French National Honor Society (FNHS).
Favorite Lesson Day: Celebrating Mass in French as she did growing up.
Jeannie Bell
Spanish/Algebra Teacher. Education: Bachelor Degree Math/Spanish, University of St. Francis.  
Favorite Quote: ¡Estamos agradecidos!
Teaching Philosophy: If you memorize it, you forget it. If you use it, you make it yours.
Little known fact: She is a twin.
Steve Heil
Director of Finance. sheil@bethlehemhigh.org
Jordan Cooper-Livers
Jordan Cooper-Livers
Physical Education Teacher. Head Coach for basketball. Assistant Coach for football.
Education: Bachelor's from Brescia College. 2013 Graduate of Bethlehem. 
Teaching Philosophy: "In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn."
Hidden Talents: NBA 2K Master
Motto: "Work hard and pray daily, and you will get to where you need to go."
Laura Craig
Social Studies Teacher. Education: BA in History and English and AA in Theology from Thomas More College, MA in History from Miami University (Ohio).
Little known fact: Studied abroad in Morocco
Currently listening to Constitutional Podcast
Her favorite unit: The Cold War
Patrice Edelen
Secretary/Receptionist. Retired instructional coach and teacher from the Kentucky public school system after 27 years. BA from Transylvania University in Elementary Education, Masters from the University of Louisville in Counseling Psychology, Gifted Education Endorsement from Northern Kentucky University, Principal certification from the University of the Cumberlands, and Instructional Leadership Degree from the University of Kentucky. 
Little known fact: A few years ago, I won my age division in the Kentucky Derby Mini-Marathon.
What she loved most about high school: The relationships I formed with my friends and my teachers. Being in clubs and playing basketball was very rewarding for me.
Stuart Hamilton
Stuart Hamilton
Religion Teacher. Coordinator of Campus Ministry. Education: Theology and English Literature, Minor in Theater from Bellarmine University. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 2008. Mr. Hamilton is the sponsor of the Pro-Life Club and facilitates student participation in Ignite Your Torch, the March for Life, and the National Catholic Youth Conference. He is the assistant director of two student drama productions each year.
Patricia Harrison
Science Teacher. Education: B.S. from the University of Kentucky. Master of Education from the University of Louisville. Over 30 years of teaching experience. Member National Science Teachers Association.
Jan Howard
Bookkeeper. Education: Associate's in Computer Information Systems. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 2007. Mrs. Howard is a graduate of Bethlehem and is the mother of two graduates.
Email: jhoward@bethlehemhigh.org
Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson
Cafeteria Manager. Associate's Degree from Elizabethtown Community College. Native Nelson Countian. Employed at Bethlehem since 2011.
Personal Philosophy: I have learned more about life and respect sitting at the dinner table than anywhere else. 
Katie Kiefer 
English Teacher. Education: B. S. in Secondary Education: English from the University of Louisville. She was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Candidate Award in Middle and Secondary Language Arts Education at U of L and is a 2012 Bethlehem graduate.
Her favorite quote: "Throw kindness around like confetti."
When not teaching, Ms. Kiefer can be performing with the theatre group, Acting Against Cancer. 
Sarah Kremer
English/Humanities Teacher. Education: B.A. in English from Indiana University Southeast and an M.S. degree in Recreation and Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University. 
Second Job: Jazzercize Instructor
My teaching philosophy is that all students can and want to learn, it is my job to help each individual recognize that love for learning.
Rita Koontz
Career and College Guidance Counselor: B.S.in Education from Austin Peay State University. M.Ed. from University of Louisville. Rank I from University of Louisville. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 2010. 
Personal Goal: To visit all the major league baseball venues, so far I've been to 9.
Her motto: "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." Albert Einstein
Ron Koontz
Dean of Students, Transportation Director. Education: B.A. in Secondary Education from Austin Peay. M.Ed in History from University of Louisville. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 2010.
Not so secret hobby: Military simulations/History reenactments.
In high school, Mr. Koontz loved playing football and taking history classes.
Chasity Livers
Dean of Academics. Education: B.S. in Education: Math (Spalding University) M.Ed. in Instructional Technology (Spalding University) Educational Specialist & K-12 Principal Certification (University of the Cumberlands) Mrs. Livers received the Catholic Education Foundation Teacher Award in 2013 and was a scholarship recipient of Honeywell Educators at Space Academy in 2016.
Motto: The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. ~ Dr. Seuss  
 Brigid Manion
Brigid Manion
English/Religion Teacher. Education: BA in Theology from the University of Dallas and MAT from Aquinas College with English as content area.
She graduated from Bethlehem in 2006 and is "delighted to be back home."
Currently listening to Mandolin Orange and Hank Williams' gospel songs
Teaching philosophy: Inspired by C.S. Lewis who wrote that "the task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts."
Molly Mattingly
Molly Mattingly
Director of Advancement. Education Major Eastern Kentucky University. Previous careers as Flight Attendant and Real Estate Agent.  
Email: mmattingly@bethlehemhigh.org
Connie McDowell
Science Teacher. Education: BS from Centre College. MAT from the University of Louisville. Employed at Bethlehem since 1988. She is a 1983 graduate. She has received the Catholic Education Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Governor's Scholar Outstanding Educator Award, and the first Bethlehem High School Educator of the Year in May 2003.
Her favorite quote: Philippians 4: 6-9
Favorite lesson to teach: DNA gel electrophoresis
Paige Montgomery
Paige Montgomery
Director of Admissions, 2012 Bethlehem graduate.

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & Minor in Political Science, University of Kentucky 2016.
3rd generation, Bethlehem alum. 
Mantra: “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” -Mother Teresa 

Email: pmontgomery@bethlehemhigh.org

Tom Moss
Mathematics Teacher. Education: B.A. in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Berea College. M.A. Secondary Education with emphasis on Mathematics from the University of Kentucky. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 2008. Mr. Moss taught at the University of Kentucky and Henry Clay High School for 30 years. Mr. Moss assisted in the writing of College Algebra, College Trigonometry, and Elementary Calculus textbooks with Chris Vancil. Recipient of the 2012 Dan Ulmer Award for Teaching.
Laura Nobel
Laura Nobel
Social Studies Teacher. Education: Dayton University. Double Major History and Education. Hometown: St. Louis, MO. Loves Musical Theatre.
Tricia Payne
Tricia Payne
Librarian/Information Technology Director. Master's Degree in Library Science, UK;  Master's Degree, Learning and Behavior Disorders,  University of the Cumberlands. 
Favorite Quote: "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." Frederick Douglass
What should every student read? I don't even know where to start with this one! Students should read "1984", the original dystopian novel. "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis and "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio (the books are better than the movies, of course!)
Ron Ray
Assistant Athletic Director
Gilly Simpson
Gilly Simpson
Religion Teacher. Athletic Director, First Career: Financial Advisor for J.P. Morgan. Serving 25th year as Director of Religious Education at St. Michael's in Fairfield. 
Scripture Inspiration: Patience - Slow down. It is okay to wait. “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
Christine Rieth
Math/Computer Science Teacher.  Graduated from Assumption High School.  Earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Louisville's Speed Scientific School, and later a MAT in Secondary Education from the University of Louisville.  Before coming to Bethlehem High School, where her daughters attend school, she taught Chemistry and Mathematics at Mercy Academy in Louisville for eight years. 
Email: crieth@bethlehemhigh.org
Kieran Scott
English Teacher
Fran Spaulding
Accounting I, Computer Applications, Marketing Principles, Broadcasting. Education: BA from the University of Kentucky. Masters of Business Education from the University of Kentucky. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 1987. Mrs. Spaulding is the Producer of Star News, the Yearbook Sponsor and the Swim Team Coach. She is a member of the Business Educator's Association.
Sara Thurmond
Sara Thurmond
Principal, Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science with a minor in Business (Campbellsville University)
Master of Arts in Sports Management (University of Kentucky)
Master of Arts in Teaching (Bellarmine University)
Education Specialist & K-12 Principal Certification (University of the Cumberlands)
Favorite Quote - Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements.  -John Maxwell
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.  - Oscar Wilde
Motto - Good things come to those who hustle!
Little Known Fact - Played college basketball on a full scholarship and still holds the 3 point career record. sthurmond@bethlehemhigh.org
Bryan Walker
Geometry and American Government Teacher. BA from Centre College. Head Football Coach. 
Mr. Walker has taught Special Education and Mathematics over the course of his teaching career.  He enjoys teaching a variety of classes at Bethlehem while building the mind and body as a teacher and coach.  Walker has coached football for 16 years at the college and high school level.  He is married to Maggie, and the couple has a young daughter named Blair.
Maggie Walker
Spanish Teacher