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 second 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 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 first 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. Dyke

First Grade

This is Ms. Dyke's third year teaching at Immaculate. After teaching preschool for two years she moved up to first grade. Ms. Dyke grew up in the Dayton community and went to school at ICS as a child. She love Immaculate with her whole heart and loves being able to spread my love and knowledge with our wonderful students!

Contact her mdyke@icsdayton.org

Ms. Madison Wells

First Grade

Madison Wells is currently in her third 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

Mrs. Ann Sacksteder

Second 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. Four years ago, God blessed her with the opportunity to teach Second Grade here at Immaculate Conception where she has found a diverse and welcoming home.

Contact her at asacksteder@icsdayton.org

Ms. Cassie Phillips

Second Grade

This year is Cassie Phillips’ second 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

Ms. Alexandra Bartley

Third 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

Mrs. Melissa Johnston

Third Grade

This is Mrs. Johnston's first year at Immaculate Conception and she is so excited to be here! She got her Bachelor's Degree at Antioch University Midwest after teaching preschool for 17 years and feeling God's tug at her heart to move on and she is so glad that she did! Mrs. Johnston has two boys, Daniel who is 11 and David who is 9 and she is married to her amazing husband Jonathan. She loves to spend time with family and friends doing things outside!

Contact her at mjohnston@icsdayton.org

Ms. Caitlin Kern

Fourth Grade

Ms. Kern is in her first year of teaching at Immaculate Conception School. In 2017, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Wright State University. She then continued to sub in various districts such as Huber Heights, Mad River, St. Peter Catholic School, and Bethel Locals Schools. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree in May of 2019 in Middle Childhood Education from Wright State University. This year she will be teaching 4th grade in Math, Science, and Religion. Ms. Kern has grown up in the Dayton area, attending Huber Heights City School for her education and St. Peter Catholic School for her Catholic Education. She is very excited for this opportunity to teach at Immaculate Conception School.

Contact her at ckern@icsdayton.org

Ms. Peggy Powers

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Powers teaches 5th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. Over the past 17 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

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Specht teaches 5th Grade Math, Science, and Religion. 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

Junior High Teacher & Sixth grade Homeroom

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 fourth year teaching at ICS. She is a sixth grade homeroom teacher and will be teaching math this year to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. She is so excited to be teaching all math classes 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 (15) attends Springboro High School and plays soccer. Her son, Cameron (18), 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

Junior High Teacher & Sixth grade Homeroom

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

Mrs. Melissa Fisher

Junior High Teacher & Seventh grade homeroom

Ms. Fisher teaches Middle School Reading. She graduated from University of the Cumberlands in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education. She has been a public school teacher for four years and is very excited for her first year at Immaculate Conception. In her spare time, Ms. Fisher enjoys reading, watching Jeopardy, and playing with her cat Phyllis.

Contact her at mfisher@icsdayton.org

Ms. Mary Cordonnier

Junior High Teacher & Eighth grade homeroom

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 second 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