Teaching Staff

Ms. Destiney McIntosh

Pre-School

Destiney McIntosh graduated from the University of Dayton in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. This is her third year teaching at Immaculate Conception. In her free time she loves to write poetry, books, and content for her blog.

Contact her at dmcintosh@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Laura Hudson

Pre-School

Mrs. Laura Hudson is a Catholic Educator with over 20 years of experience in the Miami Valley. Mrs. Hudson holds a Masters in Early Childhood and a Bachelors in Education. Mrs. Hudson and her husband are parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church, and in her free time she enjoys baseball, ATV riding and spending time in Tennessee.

Contact her at lhudson@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Laura Bramlish

Pre-School Aide

Mrs. Bramlish (otherwise known as “Miss Laura” to the students) has been a lifelong parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church, she began her volunteer work with school age children while in high school as part of the Children's Liturgy Program at that time. Later, while her children attended ICS, she served as a certified PREP teacher for the parish. For the past 10+ years, she has once again been involved with the Children's Liturgy Program offered at the church. Upon retiring from a 30-year career with the Domestic Relations Court in Montgomery County, she began her new career here at ICS as an assistant to the Kindergarten Teacher in the fall of 2015. She went on to serve as an assistant to the First Grade Teacher for a two-year period. Since then, she has joined the preschool program and is starting her third year working with them.

Contact her at lbramlish@icsdayton.org

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

This is Ms. Rinderle's second year teaching at Immaculate Conception. She has helped in second grade, preschool, and kindergarten classrooms and kindergarten was her favorite! She graduated with her Bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and has attended Catholic schools in Cincinnati and Dayton for almost her entire life. She loves that she is working at Immaculate Conception and has always felt called to work in a Catholic school.

Contact her at mrinderle@icsdayton.org

Ms. Christina Acernese

First Grade

Christina Acernese is in her seventh year of teaching in Catholic Education. She found her purpose in teaching the young minds of today. Being an avid learner herself, she always likes to think “outside” of the box to make learning engaging and fun for the students. She also has her reading endorsement and one of her passions is teaching young children to read. In the past, she has worked as a professional tutor helping students improve in their reading and math.

Christina comes to us from Galion, Ohio. In Galion, she was the First and Second Grade Teacher, as well as the Third and Fourth Grade Science teacher for five years. In her first year at Galion, she was the Title I Reading Specialist and Ms. Haus was her principal. Christina made many wonderful memories and connections with the parishioners, families, and teachers at St. Joseph Catholic School and they will always hold a special place in her heart. She is looking forward to creating new memories and connections with the families, teachers, and parishioners at Immaculate Conception School.

Christina wants to thank the parents/guardians of the students for this amazing opportunity and responsibility of teaching their children. Most importantly, she wants to thank God for the blessing and guidance to become a teacher.

When Christina is not teaching, she enjoys cooking, reading, singing, playing her flute, and dancing. She is a Buckeye fan and is looking forward to the Fall weather. She loves Fall and describes it as if God took a paintbrush and colored the leaves in crimson red, sunflower yellow, and vibrant orange. Christina also loves her family and friends and appreciates having them in her life and spending time with them. She is blessed with a wonderful family who helped her get her classroom ready this year and her relocation to Dayton. She prays we all have a wonderful school year.

Contact her cacernese@icsdayton.org

Ms. Madison Wells

First Grade

Madison Wells is currently in her fourth year of teaching. She is a native of Plain City, Ohio and received her Bachelor's degree from Ohio Dominican University in 2018. Currently, she is earning her Master's degree in TESOL through the Lalanne program at the University of Dayton. Ms. Wells taught for one year prior to coming to ICS. Truly, it was an unexpected and glorious blessing. After being received into the Catholic Church in college, Ms. Wells found her vocation in Catholic education. Every day is a new and beautiful day and she is grateful to be in a school that thinks the same way. Ms. Wells is so excited to work with all of the students and families in her class this year!

Fun fact: When Ms. Wells is not in her natural habitat (her classroom), she can be found reading, cross-stitching, hugging her new Goldendoodle puppies, listening to Broadway soundtracks, and participating in community theatre.

Contact her at mwells@icsdayton.org

Ms. Cassie Phillips

Second Grade

This year is Cassie Phillips’ third year at Immaculate Conception School and second year of teaching. In May of 2019, she received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Dayton in Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention. She has been a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Parish with her family for the past nine years.

Miss Phillips is a Dayton native, having attended Queen of Martyrs, St. Helen’s, Our Lady of the Rosary and Chaminade Julienne Catholic Schools. She is very excited to be part of the Falcon Community at ICS and continue her teaching career with IC’s community of disciples!

Contact her at cphillips@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Patricia Dyer

Second Grade


Contact her at pdyer@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Ann Sacksteder

Third Grade

Mrs. Sacksteder is native to Dayton, having grown up in the Five Oaks neighborhood, and attending Corpus Christ and CJ. After College she took a couple years to travel and teach. Her teaching experience includes time spent in Ghana, Kenya, The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Inner City San Antonio, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Six years ago, God blessed her with the opportunity to teach here at Immaculate Conception where she has found a diverse and welcoming home. This year she is excited to take on the new challenge of Third Grade.

Contact her at asacksteder@icsdayton.org

Mr. Joseph Meibers

Third Grade

My name is Joseph Meibers. I have been teaching 32 years. I teach 3rd Grade here at Immaculate Conception School. I have been married to my wife Laura for 39 years. I have 3 children . My oldest is John he is 36 years old. My oldest daughter is Anna she is 31 years old. My youngest daughter is 20 years old. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats. I like to watch sports and go out with friends. I am catholic and I am a 4 degree member in the Knights of Columbus. I love teaching students and making a difference in someone's life.

Contact him at jmeibers@icsdayton.org

Ms. Alexandra Bartley

Fourth Grade

Alexandra Bartley grew up in Oak Park, IL, graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School in 1992. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilization and Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati in 1996. After college, she worked as an archaeologist, excavating ancient Native American cultures at Fort Ancient and the Grand Canyon. She completed a Master of Arts in Language Arts and Literature at Eastern Michigan University in 2001, where she also taught writing and literature courses.

Since then, Ms. Bartley has taught a variety of age groups, from infants to college-age. She has also worked as a writer and content editor in academic publishing, creating textbook materials and standardized tests for clients, including Pearson, Time-Life Books, and GED Testing Services. She joined the Immaculate Conception family in 2018, teaching third grade. This year, she will be teaching Writing and Social Studies to Grades 3 and 4. She loves working with students, expanding their minds and watching them grow. When she is not in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Katherine, who attends Immaculate Conception. She also loves reading, writing, hiking, and spending time out on the lake.

Contact her at abartley@icsdayton.org

Mr. Jim Lay

Fourth Grade

Mr. Lay, known as Coach by the students, is in his first year of teaching full time at Immaculate Conception. He has been at Immaculate Conception the previous five years as a part-time Title I teacher in Mathematics. This year, he will be teaching Fourth-Grade Math, Science, and Religion. In the previous sixteen years, he worked at Dayton Public School as a Math Curriculum Specialist. His undergraduate degree is from Wright State University in Business Administration with an emphasis on Economics. His master’s in education at Antioch University. He also has got an endorsement through Wright State University. While he is not from the Dayton area, he has lived in the suburbs of Dayton since 1981. He looks forward to working with the students, parents, administration, and staff at Immaculate Conception this year.

Contact him at jlay@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Amanda Roddy

Fifth Grade

Ms. Roddy will be teaching the 5th and 6th grade Language Arts and Religion. She is excited to be back at Immaculate Conception School for her 7th year of teaching. Growing up in the suburbs of Dayton, Ms. Roddy has never left home. It has always been a dream of hers to teach in the classroom. She has a Masters degree in Middle Childhood Education earned at Wright State University in 2013. She is the mother to three beautiful baptized children and is a very devoted faithful Catholic. She loves to write and attends Mass regularly throughout the Dayton area but considers Immaculate Conception Parish her home parish with Father Satish. God is doing for her what she could not do for herself. She knows He works in her life through the Holy Spirit and gives life abundantly. She looks forward to another great year at ICS! Go Falcons!

Contact her at aroddy@icsdayton.org

Ms. Peggy Powers

Sixth Grade

Mrs. Powers teaches 5th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. Over the past 18 years she has dedicated her career to our Catholic Schools in the Dayton Area. She is a Daytonian and her parents were both born and raised here. She has six siblings which includes her twin sister, who is also an educator. She is an aunt to twenty-three nieces and nephews who she adores. She looks forward to working with you and your child this year!

Contact her at ppowers@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Mollie Specht

Seventh Grade

Mrs. Specht teaches 7th and 8th Grade Math. She 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. Mrs. Specht has been teaching in 5th Grade at the school 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, watching college football and basketball, and reading.

Contact her at mspecht@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Stephanie Snurr

Sixth Grade

Stephanie Snurr has been an educator for 20 years. In 1999, she received her bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in Elementary Education. Before teaching at Immaculate Conception, she taught for 17 years at St. Anthony’s in East Dayton. She taught fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade and has always taught math. Other than math, she has taught every subject but social studies. During her last ten years at St. Anthony’s, she taught math and science and organized and executed the science fair at St. Anthony School. She loved teaching at St. Anthony’s and had the pleasure of teaching many siblings from many families who attended school there.

This is Mrs. Snurr’s fifth year teaching at ICS. She is a sixth grade homeroom teacher and will be teaching math and science this year to sixth graders. She is so excited to be teaching math and science this year in order to better meet the needs of her students. She feels very blessed to have the opportunity to teach at ICS and loves to help her students to grow in knowledge and as people, too.

Mrs. Snurr lives south of Dayton in Springboro with her husband, Darren, and her daughter, Callie. Callie (16) attends Springboro High School and plays soccer. Her son, Cameron (19), is a freshman in college and is attending Wittenberg University and will be playing football there. In her free time, Mrs. Snurr is a runner and loves to read. She loves being a teacher, is truly blessed to be a part of the ICS community, and believes that she is on the path that God has chosen for her as a teacher at ICS.

Contact her at ssnurr@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Trisha Nemeth

Seventh Grade

Trisha Kraus-Nemeth will be teaching middle school Social Studies and Writing at Immaculate Conception School this year. While it is her first year teaching at ICS, she has been an educator for over twenty years. Most recently, she taught 6th grade Science and Social Studies at a charter school in Dayton for four years and was at Warren County Career Center in Lebanon, Ohio for the previous five years, after taking a break from teaching to stay home with three rowdy boys. Raised in southern Ohio, Mrs. Nemeth calls Spring Valley, Ohio her hometown and attended Wright State University for her bachelor's degree in education and the University of Dayton for graduate studies. She is recently married to Jason Nemeth and they have five teenage boys who live with them in Springboro, Ohio. Mrs. Nemeth loves the outdoors, running, hiking and spending time with her friends and family. She is extremely excited to be joining the ICS family and feels "blessed beyond measure" to share her faith while teaching some really amazing kids!

Contact her at tkrausnemeth@icsdayton.org

Mr. Greg Wiesemann

Eighth Grade


Greg Wiesemann was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. After several years working in the retail industry Greg decided to pursue his passion of history and his dream to share that with students. He graduated from Sinclair Community College in 2007 and Wright State University in 2011. He continues to pursue his passion for education as he works toward a Master of Education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Greg has worked as a substitute teacher for Kettering City Schools for ten years. This will be his 4th (non-consecutive) year at Immaculate Conception, where he will be teaching 8th grade Social Studies and English/Language Arts.

Greg has been married for 27 years. He and his wife have raised 5 children and have recently welcomed their first grandchild. In his spare time, he enjoys following the best teams around-the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds! He also enjoys hiking the Metroparks with his wife and sons and watching retro television shows like Hogan’s Heroes.


Contact him at gwiesemann@icsdayton.org

Ms. Mary Cordonnier

Eighth Grade

Though Mrs. Cordonnier was not raised in Dayton she has had the opportunity to live here for over 20 years and is a a graduate of Wright State University, go Raiders!

Contact her at mcordonnier@icsdayton.org

Mrs. Sandy Beall

Art

Mrs. Beall was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to Dayton with her parents when she was in the 8th grade. They joined Immaculate Conception parish within weeks of arriving in Belmont. She has been a parish member for over 45 years. She attended Carroll High School and received a BFA from the University of Dayton.

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

Mrs. Beall is married to a retired Dayton Police officer and has three grown children (all in the military) and two dear grandchildren. In her spare time she loves to walk, watch movies and spend time with her 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

This is Mr. Barhorst's third year as gym teacher at Immaculate Conception. He is a product of a lifelong Catholic education as a graduate of Precious Blood elementary and Chaminade Julienne High School. He has been a varsity baseball coach for the Chaminade Julienne baseball team for 10 years and took over as head coach in the fall of 2019. He is passionate about working with kids on physical education, team work, and accomplishing goals. He looks forward to another great year at ICS!

Contact him at tbarhorst@icsdayton.org