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Nathalie Barber
French Teacher. Education: B.A. in Sociology from the University of Quebec in Montreal. Dr. Barber has 20 years of teaching experience. Member of the Kentucky Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages, American Association of Teachers of French. French National Honor Society sponsor.
 
 
Jeannie Bell
Spanish 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.
 
Jordan Cooper-Livers
Physical Education Teacher. Assistant Coach for football, basketball and track.
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
 
 
 
 
Mary Ann Downs
Dean of Academics. B.A. in English Education, University of Kentucky. M.A. Occupational Training and Development/Instructional Technology, University of Louisville. Associate Catechist certification, Archdiocese of Louisville. Mrs. Downs is a 1985 graduate of Bethlehem. 
Little Known Fact: Rock collector
Favorite Quote: 2 John1:6 "All I ask is that you walk in love."
Favorite Bethlehem Day: Baccalaureate
 
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.
 
 
Keith Graham
P.E./Health/Economics Teacher. Athletic Director. Retired public school administrator and educator. Received a Bachelor's of Education from the University of Kentucky and a Master's and Rank I in Education Administration from Western Kentucky University. Mr. Graham is an assistant football coach. 
 
 
Barbara Greenwell
Business Manager. Education: B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky, 1978. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 2003. Graduate of Bethlehem High School, 1974. She is the parent of 4 sons who graduated from Bethlehem.
Favorite thing to do: Spend time with my grandchildren, my farm and horses
Motto: I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. 
 
 
Lynn Hamilton
English Teacher. Education: B.A. in Communication from University of Kentucky, B.A. in Education from Northern Kentucky University, M.A. in Education from Northern Kentucky University. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 2011. Mrs. Hamilton began her teaching career at Conner Junior High in Boone County, KY in 1981. Since then, she has taught at Nelson County High School, Marion County High School, Washington County High School, and her last 17 years at Bardstown Middle and High School. She retired after 30 years of teaching from public education and began at Bethlehem in 2011.  
 
 
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.
 
 
Tom Hamilton
Principal. Education: A.B. Secondary Education, University of Kentucky. M.A. Science Education, Northern Kentucky University. Rank I, Administration and Supervision, Xavier University. Associate Catechist certification, Archdiocese of Louisville. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 2008, Mr. Hamilton has over 30 years teaching and administrative experience. Before becoming principal here, he served as an associate superintendent and principal in the Bardstown City School System. Mr. Hamilton also served as an administrator and athletic director at Washington County High School. He began his career as a teacher and a coach at Simon Kenton High School in Northern Kentucky.
 
 
Patricia Harrison
Science Teacher. Education: B.S. from the University of Kentucky. Master of Education from the University of Louisville. Over 30 years teaching experience. Member National Science Teachers Association.
 
Claire Collins
Theology Teacher. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, she received her B.A. from the University of Tennessee in English Literature and African Studies. Recently, Claire spent three years ministering to students on college campuses as a missionary with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, teaching them about the faith through Bible studies and one-on-one mentorship. 
Every student shoud read: Jesus Shock by Dr. Peter Kreeft
Currently listening to NEEDTOBREATHE 
 
 
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 mother of two graduates.
Email: jhoward@bethlehemhigh.org
 
 
Mara Huston
Art Teacher. Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kentucky. Employed at Bethlehem since 1998 with over 20 years teaching experience. She is the proud mother of 2 Bethlehem graduates. She is a member of the Kentucky Arts Council and is a Roster Artist. Ms. Huston is a Professional Artist and Graphic Designer. She was awarded the Optimist Club Teacher of the Year for 2010-11.
 
Jennifer Johnson
Cafeteria Manager. Associate's Degree from Elizabethtown Community College. Native Nelson Countian. Employed at Bethlehem since 2011.   
 
Kate Johnson
Director of Admissions and Public Relations. Education: Bachelor's in Chemistry from University of Kentucky; Master's in Environmental Policy and Management, University of Louisville.
Her favorite Bethlehem day is when the seniors return from retreat.
Her motto: "Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn."
 
 
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
Mathematics Teacher. Education: B.S. in Education: Math from Spalding University. M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Spalding University. Mrs. Livers received the Catholic Education Foundation Teacher Award in 2013 and was a scholarship recipient of Honeywell Educators at Space Academy in 2016.
Hidden Talent: Clogging
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
English/Religion Teacher. Education: BA in Theology from the University of Dallas and MAT from Aquinas College with English as content area.
Before coming to Bethlehem, I have worked as an English teacher at St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville and as an English and Theology teacher at St. Benedict at Auburndale in Memphis. At St. Benedict, she had the wonderful opportunity to teach classes specifically for students with learning differences.
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."
 
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
 
Christi Medley
Director of Advancement. Education: B.A. in Recreation Education from the University of Louisville. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 2007. Mrs. Medley has over 30 years of experience in Advancement and Fund Development. Her personal hobbies include running, working out, golf and guitar. She loves her job at Bethlehem and never ceases to be amazed at the commitment and generosity of Bethlehem and St. Joe Prep Alumni.
 
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.
 
Patty Nevitt
Learning Lab Coordinator, Assistant Athletic Director, Alumni Director. Education: B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky, 1974. MA in Education at the University of Louisville, 1977. '67 Bethlehem Graduate. Employed at Bethlehem High School since 2002. Mrs. Nevitt retired after 29 years in the Nelson County School System. Recipient of the Catholic Education Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, Bethlehem Alumni Hall of Fame and the 5th Region Athletic Director's Hall of Fame.
 
Tricia Payne
Librarian/Information Technology Director. Master's Degree in Library Science, UK;  Master's Degree, Learning and Behavior Disorders,  University of the Cumberlands. 
Teaching Philosophy: "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!)
 
 
Christine Rieth
Math and 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
 
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.
 
 
Amy Thompson
B.S. Campbellsville University; M.A.T. Morehead State University
I was a competitive swimmer for 14 years
Teaching Philosophy: "Relationship with students is the key. Once we respect each other, the learning will happen. Her favorite unit to teach is the French Revolution.  
Currently listening to Eric Church
Alyssa Voils
Administrative Assistant in Advancement and Admissions.  Associates of Arts Degree. Bethlehem Graduate from '04. She has two boys, one at St. Gregory and pre-schooler.
 
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.