Faculty & Staff

Ms. Tammy Haus

Principal


Contact her at 937-253-8831 extension 103 or thaus@icsdayton.org

Ms. Ann Jones

Pre-School

My name is Ann Jones. I am the Preschool Teacher here at Immaculate Conception School. This is my third year here at ICS, but I have been teaching in early childhood for 30 years. What I like most about preschoolers is their curiosity about the world around them, their honesty, and their love of exploration and creativity.

Contact her at ajones@icsdayton.org

Ms. Destiney McIntosh

Pre-School


Mrs. Elizabeth Schweitzer

Kindergarten

My name is Elizabeth Schweitzer. I started at ICS in 2013. Back then, I was the preschool teacher as we began building the preschool program. After a year of teaching preschool, I moved to teaching Kindergarten and have been loving teaching Kindergarten ever since. My favorite subjects to teach are science and math, probably because those were my favorite in school to learn. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the cello and making dinner for my family.

Contact her at eschweitzer@icsdayton.org

Ms. Maddie Rinderle

Kindergarten


Ms. Madison Wells

First Grade


Ms. Marta Kuzma

First Grade


Mrs. Ann Sacksteder

Second Grade

Hello, My name is Ann Sacksteder. I am native to Dayton, having grown up in the Five Oaks neighborhood, and attended Corpus Christ and CJ. After College I took a couple years to travel and teach. My teaching experience includes time spent in Ghana, Kenya, The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Inner City San Antonio, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Three years ago, God blessed me with the opportunity here at Immaculate Conception where I have found a diverse and welcoming home. This is a unique school, and I am happy to be here.

Contact her at asacksteder@icsdayton.org

Ms. Cassie Phillips

Second Grade


Mrs. Sarah Shivadecker

Third Grade

Sarah Shivadecker has been an educator for 13 years. In 2006, she received her bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in Early Childhood Education. Before teaching at Immaculate Conception, she was called to serve her community as a family advocate, infant/preschool teacher and home visitor with EvenStart through Kettering Schools Grant Programs. Through this experience, she worked with refugees from many places, including Iraq, Syria, Mexico, Turkey and Sudan, helping the families to become assimilated to the US, working with adults as an advocate and teaching English to family members in their homes. She also worked with local families to empower adults to receive their GED, give research based parenting tips, and to keep the young children on track for school with after school tutoring. Some of the families she worked with during this time she has reunited with as students at ICS!

Mrs. Shivadecker has been a 3rd grade teacher at ICS for 8 years now. She is very grateful to be able to teach in Catholic schools after having received an education in Catholic schools at St. Anthony and CJ. She is also very humbled by the ability to serve her community, having been raised and still residing in East Dayton. Immaculate Conception is a special place for her, as her parents and all of their siblings attended ICS and her children Gabrielle (14) and Owen (11) have also attended ICS. She is very passionate about teaching and truly considers it a blessing to live out what she considers her calling.


Contact her at sshivadecker@icsdayton.org

Ms. Alexandra Bartley

Fourth Grade

I grew up in Oak Park, IL and completed my degree in Classical Civilization and Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati. After college, I worked as an archaeologist, excavating ancient Native American cultures. I completed my Master’s degree in Language Arts and Literature at Eastern Michigan University in 2001, where I also taught writing and literature courses. Since then, I have taught a variety of age groups, from infants to college-age, and I have worked as a writer/editor in academic publishing, creating textbook materials and standardized tests. Most recently, I taught language arts and science at the STEAM Academy of Dayton. I love working with students, expanding their minds and watching them grow, and I look forward to working with your children this year. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, Katherine, who attends Immaculate Conception. I also love reading, writing, kayaking, hiking, and being outdoors.

Contact her at abartley@icsdayton.org

Ms. Caitlin Kern

Fourth Grade


Ms. Peggy Powers

Fifth Grade

I am thrilled to be a part of your child’s education. I teach 4th and 5th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. Over the past 17 years I have dedicated my career to our Catholic Schools in the Dayton Area. I am a Daytonian. My parents were both born and raised here. I have six siblings and a twin sister, who is also an educator. I am an aunt to twenty-three nieces and nephews who I adore. I look forward to working with you and your child this year!

Contact her at ppowers@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Mollie Specht

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Specht is originally from Toledo, Ohio, but moved down to Dayton to attend UD. Having grown up in Catholic schools as a student, she feels incredibly blessed to be able to continue in Catholic education as a teacher, especially at a school as Christ-centered as Immaculate Conception. She has been teaching math and science (and some years religion) in Grades 4 and 5 at Immaculate Conception since 2004, though each year feels fresh and exciting with different groups of students to work with, new teaching strategies to try, and changes that just naturally come along! Outside of teaching, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, learning new things, doing outdoor activities, and reading.

Contact her at mmallin@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Stephanie Snurr

Junior High Teacher & Sixth grade Homeroom

Hello! I have been a Catholic school teacher for eighteen years. This is my first year teaching at Immaculate Conception, and I am loving it! The students, staff, and faculty have been so warm and welcoming, and I am starting to feel at home here. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading and have been an avid runner for years. My own children at home also keep me busy. Cameron is almost sixteen and Callie is twelve. Cameron is a baseball and football player, and Callie is a soccer player. They are not only great athletes but exceptional students, also. My supportive husband, Darren, is an insurance agent. I feel blessed everyday to be here at Immaculate Conception School and and thank God everyday for this opportunity.

Contact her at ssnurr@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Amanda Roddy

Junior High Teacher & Seventh grade homeroom

Mrs. Roddy has had the privilege of ministering in Catholic Schools for the past four years. Her first year was completed in 2014 at Trotwood at Preparatory and Fitness Academy. Now she is excited to start her sixth year of teaching at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception School as a Junior High Teacher.

It has always been her calling to serve in the classroom. She values each and every student as an individual and feels blessed to have such an amazing opportunity to experience the 2019-2020 school year here at ICS.

Mrs. Roddy received her Masters degree in Middle Childhood Education at Wright State University. She grew up in the suburbs of Dayton, attended St. Luke Parish where she received all her sacraments. Dayton has always been home to her and she never wanted to leave. She has been happily married for 9 years and has three children of her own. She loves to praise God with her voice, pray through her writing and explore the marvelous wonders of this world, given to us by God. She enjoys watching movies and listening to K-Love on the radio.

Contact her at aroddy@icsdayton.org

Ms. Mary Cordonnier

Junior High Teacher & Eighth grade homeroom

Though I was not raised in Dayton I have had the opportunity to live here for over 20 years and I am a graduate of Wright State University, go Raiders!

It has been my pleasure to pair with the parents of our students in the education of the student over the years. Looking forward to seeing everyone over the school year.

Contact her at mcordonnier@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Sandy Beall

Art

I was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to Dayton with my parents when I was in the 8th grade. We joined Immaculate Conception parish within weeks of arriving in Belmont. I have been a parish member for over 45 years. I attended Carroll High School and received a BFA from the University of Dayton.

After graduating from college, I spent many years working in management and in retail sales for Elder Beerman Stores but my dream to teach elementary school Art never left me. While two of my children were still attending Immaculate Conception, I approached the principal and suggested that the school needed an Art Teacher. I was thrilled when she agreed and the next year, I began teaching part-time Art. Throughout the more than 16 years that I have been at ICS, I have taught Art along with Religion, Social Studies and Physical Education. As a teacher, Art has always been my favorite subject.

I am married to a retired Dayton Police officer and I have three grown children (all in the military) and two dear grandchildren. In my spare time I love to walk, watch movies and spend time with my family.

Contact her at sbeall@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Christina Pultz-Miller

Music

Mrs. Pultz-Miller has loved her experience teaching in Catholic Schools for the past three years! She grew up in Gahanna near Columbus, Ohio. Christina is a graduate of The Ohio State University were she earned her Bachelor's of Music Education in 2014. She began her teaching career at Blessed Sacrament School in Newark, Ohio and has also taught instrumental, voice, and piano lessons privately. In the summer of 2016, Christina moved to the Dayton area and was thrilled to begin her work at Immaculate Conception School. Here she has enjoyed teaching Music and Physical Education as well as coaching Girls on the Run and the Immaculate Conception School Choir.

She currently lives in Miamisburg with her husband, Will, and baby daughter, Donna. In her spare time, Christina loves camping, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family rooting for the Buckeyes!

Contact her at cpultzmiller@icsdayton.org

Mr. Todd Barhorst

Gym

Contact him at tbarhorst@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Nikki Martin

Secretary

Mrs. Martin has loved every minute of working at Immaculate Conception school for the past 6 years. She began volunteering in 2009 when her oldest daughter started kindergarten at Immaculate and eventually became the PTO President until she began working in the office. You can sometimes find her roaming the halls in a dino costume!

Mrs. Martin is an Immaculate Conception School alumni as well as all three of her children. In her free time, she loves to craft, crochet, binge on Netflix and spend time with her family.

Contact her at 937-253-8831 extension 101 or nmartin@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Jane Walling

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Walling has worked at Immaculate Conception School for over 20 years and would be happy to assist you in any way possible for enrollment in our school.

Mrs. Walling, her husband and both children all attended Immaculate Conception School.

Contact her at 937-253-883 extension 102 or jwalling@icsdayton.org