Principal Sherrill is a long-time fixture at St. Paul, having graduated from St. Paul Elementary School many years ago! He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and taught science at Arcadia Valley from 2001-2006. From 2006-2012, he served as Principal at St. Paul Elementary School. In 2012, he became Principal of St. Paul High School. He has a Masters in Administration from William Woods University. “Coach” loves spending time with his wife and three daughters, and also enjoys sports of all kinds. He coaches Girls Basketball at SPLHS.
Mr. Charles Causey joined our staff in August 2013. Mr. Causey teaches World History, World Geography, and Comparative Religions. He has a BS in History and Psychology and over 30 years teaching experience in local schools. He is married with two sons and enjoys athletic activities and coaching. He is currently serving as the Middle School Football Coach for Farmington Middle School. Mr. Causey serves as a trustee and Sunday School teacher at his church. In addition to staying active in many community events, Mr. Causey is the SPLHS chapter sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
World History, World Geography, and Comparative Religions
Mrs. Shannon Chandler teaches Biology and Physical Science at St. Paul High School. She graduated from Maryville University with a B. S. in Biology and earned her teaching certification from Missouri Baptist University. She is the mother of one daughter and enjoys spending time outside with her family, raising animals on their small farm, hiking, and cheering on her beloved Cardinals.
Biology and Physical Science
Mrs. Sarah Folk has been the SPLHS Language Arts teacher, as well as one of the middle school Language Arts teachers at St. Paul grade school, since 2012. She graduated from College of the Ozarks in 2005 with a B. A. in English and a B. A. in Philosophy and Religion. She earned her MAT from Missouri Baptist University in 2014. She lives in Farmington with her high school sweetheart, Jesse, and their three boys, William, Christian, and Mason. They belong to St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Mr. Duane Giesselmann, the SPLHS religion instructor, graduated from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, NE in 1965. After teaching eight years in Nebraska, he accepted a call to St. Paul Lutheran Elementary School in 1977. He has been a teacher and/or principal at St. Paul ever since. “Mr. G.” enjoys spending time with his wife and grandchildren, gardening, and watching sports (especially Nebraska football and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball!)
Mike Harrison joined our staff in our Religion Department in 2015 as the Church History teacher. Mike studied at Calvary Chapel Bible College and is currently working on a Masters in Applied Theology from Multnomah University. Mike is the founding pastor of Parkland Chapel, in Farmington. During his free time he enjoys fishing, reading and spending time with his wife, Lucinda, and their two boys.
Mrs. Cara Robbs is the SPLHS Chapel Band instructor and office guru. After teaching at Fredericktown Elementary for seven years, Mrs. Robbs decided to join the St. Paul family. Mrs. Robbs also gives private music lessons and has had several students win state and national competitions under her direction. She hopes to keep the office running smoothly and assist our school in any way she can. Mrs. Robbs loves to cook, entertain, and play music with the worship team at her church. She lives in Farmington with her husband Tim, and their two fabulous girls, Shelby and Carly.
Mrs. Tanya Thomas had recently moved to the Farmington area to marry Doug Thomas, a third generation St. Paul Alumni, when she was approached and asked to teach Spanish to the first grade class at St. Paul Elementary and the rest is history! This is her eighth year teaching Spanish at St. Paul Elementary and third year at the high school. Mrs. Thomas has a Bachelor’s in French from the University of Wisconsin and is a native speaker of Spanish. With her husband, she is also a co-owner of BOGO Sandwiches, a local sandwich shop that donates one sandwich to local food pantries for every one sold. She is a proud mother to three young boys and loves teaching all ages to appreciate other cultures and languages.