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  • Faculty & Staff
Andy Sherrill

Andy Sherrill

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. Email: asherrill@stpaulgiants.com

Principal

Tanya Thomas

Tanya Thomas

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. Email:tthomas@stpaulgiants.com

Spanish

Cara Robbs

Cara Robbs

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. Email:c.robbs@stpaulgiants.com

Band Instructor and Secretary

Sarah Folk

Sarah Folk

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. Email:sfolk@stpaulgiants.com

Language Arts

Craig Vaughn

Craig Vaughn

Joining our faculty in fall of 2016, Mr. Craig Vaughn was a great addition to our family. He is a professor at Mineral Area College and also a journalist at the Daily Journal in Farmington. He teaches dual-credit classes at the high school that include English Composition to Public Speaking. Email: cvaughn@stpaulgiants.com

English, Public Speaking

Mike Harrison

Mike Harrison

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. Email:mharrison@stpaulgiants.com

Church History

Duane Giesselmann

Duane Giesselmann

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!) Email:dgiesselmann@stpaulgiants.com

Religion

Todd Varhalla

Todd Varhalla

We are glad to have Mr. Todd Varhalla join our staff. Todd recently was a teacher at Farmington High School but transferred to St. Paul to pursue a Christ-centered career. He teaches a variety of classes ranging from Personal Finance, Comparative Religions, and Western Civilizations. He is also the softball and cross country coach as well as the school’s Athletic Director. Email:tvarhalla@stpaulgiants.com

History, Religion, and Athletics

Shannon Chandler

Shannon Chandler

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 a daughter and enjoys spending time outside with her family, raising animals on their small farm, hiking, and cheering on her beloved Cardinals. Email:schandler@stpaulgiants.com

Biology and Physical Science

Duane Smith

Duane Smith

We welcome Mr. Duane Smith to our faculty in the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Smith teaches Geometry and Chemistry. Email:dsmith@stpaulgiants.com

Geometry and Chemistr

Dana Debert

Dana Debert

We are glad to welcome Dana Debert to our faculty in the 2016-17 school year. She attends Parkland Chapel and is currently teaching Pre-Algebra. Email:ddebert@stpaulgiants.com

Math

Christa McKinney

Christa McKinney

We are glad to welcome Christa McKinney to our faculty. She was a graphic design major and attends Parkland Chapel. She recently joined our staff in 2016-2017 and currently teaches Art. Email:cmckinney@stpaulgiants.com

Art

Leanna Johnson

Leanna Johnson

Leanna Johnson was a long time teacher at St. Paul Elementary before the high school began. She initially began teaching Technology and Ceramics at the high school. She now is teaching ceramics again in the spring semester of 2016-2017. Email:ljohnson@stpaulgiants.com

Art

Charles Causey

Charles Causey

Mr. Charles Causey joined our staff in August 2013. Mr. Causey teaches World History, World Geography, and Comparative Religions. He has a B.S. 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 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. Email: ccausey@stpaulgiants.com

Physical Education

Johnny Frago

Johnny Frago

Johnny Frago joined the St. Paul staff in 2015 to create the first ever St. Paul Band. He started with a few kids ranging from beginners to already experienced players. They have two concerts in winter and spring and go over basics of learning new instruments including the guitar and the drums. Email:johnnyfrago@gmail.com

Music

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