Support Staff

Mrs. Chrissy Walters


Chrissy Walters

I am entering my 25th year in Catholic Education and 11th year as a principal. My bachelor’s degree is from Bowling Green State University with licenses in Elementary & Special Education . My master’s degree is in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. I have taught 5th and 6th grade at St. Anthony School and 4th grade at St. Helen’s before becoming the principal at St. Helen’s. 

I was born and raised in Dayton and attended St. Anthony’s for elementary school. My faith has always played a major role in my life and guides me in all decisions I make. I have worked with Montgomery County Children’s Services as a Foster Parent and am the mother of two daughters and “mimi” to two grandchildren. In my spare time my husband and I enjoy traveling and spending time with our family. 

I am very excited to serve as the principal of Immaculate Conception and St. Helen School. I believe in open communication, teamwork and putting students at the center of everything we do. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me at 

Mrs. Sarah Shivadecker

Assistant Principal

Sarah Shivadecker has been an educator for 17 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 is the Assistant Principal at ICS after teaching 3rd grade for 9 years and serving as the Testing Coordinator from 2019-2022.   She is very grateful to work as an educator in Catholic schools after having received an education in Catholic schools at St. Anthony and Chaminade Julienne. 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 (18) and Owen (15) also attended ICS. She is very passionate about education and truly considers it a blessing to live out what she considers her calling.

Contact her at  937-253-8831 extension 163 or

Mrs. Jane Walling

Office Manager

Jane Walling has  worked at Immaculate Conception School for over 25 years and would be happy to assist you in any way she can.

Jane worked for ten years in the Child Support/Alimony Department in Montgomery County.  She took time off to be with her children. 

Jane and her husband, Larry have been married for over 40 years.  Jane, Larry and both children, Joseph and Karen, all attended Immaculate Conception School.

Contact her at 937-253-8831 extension 102 or

Mrs. Araceli Moreno de Vargas


Hello! My name is Araceli Moreno de Vargas, I am a US citizen originally from Mexico City. We relocated to Ohio from Texas three years ago because of my husband’s job in the automotive industry. I have been married for 33 years and I have raised two boys.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from Valley of Mexico University, accredited by the Foreing Credentials Services of America. I have more than 10 years of experience teaching Spanish in preschool in Texas.

I really enjoy working with kids and I love to be part of the everyday learning and development process. I'm incredibly happy to be part of the IC team and community.

Contact her at 937-253-8831 extension 101 or

Mrs. Michelle Schaffer 

ECHO - School Based Counseling

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through the state of Ohio.  I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Heidelberg College in 1995, and my Master’s Degree in Community Counseling in 1997.  I have been a licensed counselor since 1997, and have worked in various settings and with various populations.  I began working as a school based counselor for the ECHO program at the University of Dayton in 2015.  I thoroughly enjoy working with the children at Immaculate Conception optimize their education, by assisting them to eliminate any social or emotional barriers to learning.  

Contact her at 937-253-8831 extension 121 or

Ms. Anne Taube 

ECHO - School Based Counseling

Hello IC families! I am currently a Mental Health Counselor Trainee working on my Master's Degree at the University of Dayton. I have worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 15 years and I am very excited to be at Immaculate Conception this year. I will be teaching social and emotional skills in the classroom and working with individual students and small groups of students. I am passionate about helping children and adolescents discover their inner gifts, learn new skills in their emotional and social development, and be empowered to work through life's many challenges. I live in Belmont with my husband and our 1 year old - we love getting outside and exploring the city of Dayton. I look forward to partnering with you this year! 

Mrs. Michelle Sherman

ECHO - Family Advocate

As the Family Advocate at Immaculate Conception School I have enjoyed working with families in the ECHO program since 2008. I am a licensed social worker with the state of Ohio and have been practicing in the field since 1992. I am familiar with many resources in the community to assist families with a variety of needs such as housing, employment, food, clothing and many other needs. I provide services to 3 local Catholic Schools and am available 2 days per week at Immaculate Conception School. I have been married for 29 years and I have raised 2 boys. I am an avid dog lover and in my free time I enjoy hiking, cycling, rowing, reading and baking. I am passionate about helping families by reducing stress in their lives.

Mrs. Laurie Duren


Mrs. Duren is in her first year full time at Immaculate Conception in the ELL program and so glad to be here in this welcoming community! 

In the previous 20 years she has taught and coordinated in the Aspire GED/ESOL program at MVCTC AE. Before that she taught at St. Peter's Catholic School in Huber Heights. 

Mrs. Duren has lived north of Dayton for 37 years and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. She loves gardening, reading, knitting, baking and board games. 

Mrs. Duren is excited to be back teaching in a Catholic school system where she started so many years ago to follow the Lord and do what she loves best.

Contact her at 937-253-8831 extension 118 or

Mr. Andrew Stewart


My name is Andrew Stewart. I'm from a large Christian family with five brothers and currently live in Bellbrook with my wife (Bethany) and three year old daughter (Eliana). Though I grew up in Lebanon Ohio, I spent most of the last two decades teaching English in Taiwan. During my time overseas, I loved observing different cultures and gaining experience in language learning. Since returning to the States, I am grateful for the opportunity to work with international students by teaching English Language Learners at this school

Contact him at 937-253-8831 extension 118 or

Ms. Jonna Rea

Intervention Specialist

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Mr. Nick Luttrell

Intervention Specialist

Hello my name is Nick Luttrell. I work as the intervention specialist for grades 4-8. This will be my third year working as an intervention specialist with middle school aged kids. I grew up in Vandalia Ohio and attended Bowling Green University where I graduated with a degree in special education. My favorite thing about my job is teaching that kids can do anything and be anything despite having learning disabilities. I am very excited to grow in faith as this is my second year teaching at a Catholic school. Please don't hesitate to reach out to contact me at 937-253-8831 extension 105 or