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Instructors

Dr. Mike Bardot

Dr. Michael Bardot received his Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He is a graduate of Saint Louis University, having gained his Masters in Medieval History in 1998, a Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies also in 1998, and his Ph. D. in Medieval History, with Minors in Ancient Rome and Early Modern Europe in 2004. He has been a University Professor since 2004, attaining the rank of Full Professor in 2013, teaching World History with an emphasis in the subject fields of his degree. Dr. Bardot has worked with the St. John Bosco Co-op in Saint Louis since its foundation, having been a tutor with the founding families of the Co-op since 1998. Classes he has taught for the Co-op include: Ancient History, Medieval History, American History, American Government/Economics, Historical Geography, Latin I, II, and III, and English Grammar and Research Methodology.  

Catherine Cortese

My name is Catherine Cortese. I have twelve children ranging in ages from 3 yrs. to 19 yrs. I’ve been homeschooling for over 15 yrs. I love teaching my children and preparing them for life. I’ve taught different subjects at a couple different coops for several years. I love watching my students figure things out on their own and watching them grow in their capabilities. I look forward to teaching again this year. 

Tammi Hall

Tammi Hall is a homeschool mom of 8 children.  She has been a stay-at-home mom for over 20 years and has learned to be creative and industrious in her homemaking.  She has a special interest in all things kitchen: gardening, cooking, baking, home-canning, meal planning, shopping, budgeting, etc.  She also enjoys needle arts, especially crochet and cross stitch.  She is excited about the opportunity to pass on the joys she has found in her daily life with her students.

Dana Heisserer

Dana Heisserer is a homeschooling mom of 8 with a background in nursing. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and spent over 19 years working in the ER of a local hospital. Most recently Dana has taught Anatomy and Physiology to the upper level high school students. 

 

Elena Huffman

Elena Huffman was born in Kemerovo Russian, and adopted by Brent and Dawn Huffman. They
homeschooled most of their kids in highschool and sent them to St. John Bosco. Elena attended
the co-op for 4 years from 2010-2014. She specializes in fitness and is now a personal trainer,
professional dance instructor, and soccer coach. Her company is Huffman Fitness, and she
wants to use her knowledge and share it with the younger generation. She hopes to make a
difference in the homeschool community.

Teresa Kahre

Teresa Kahre, mother of nine, ages 12-26, has been happily homeschooling her children for twenty-two years with the support of her husband Jim. She earned a B.A. in art with an English minor and an M.A. in Media Communications from Webster University. She worked at McDonnell Douglas where she met her husband. Then worked as the P.R. Manager for the Girl Scouts of Greater St. Louis. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her six grandchildren at their home near De Soto.

Maria Romine

Maria Romine is an actress, singer, English Country dance instructor, improv instructor, fight choreographer and entrepeneur.  Maria has been professionally acting since 1995. She is the Owner/Artistic Director of Swords and Roses® an all female stage combat troupe that performs at faires, festivals, conventions and parties. Maria has been professionally choreographing fights for 22 years and teaches classes in stage combat around the St. Louis area.  When she is not choreographing for Passion plays or Shakespeare festivals, Maria can be found battling in family-friendly improv at ComedySportz St. Louis, playing with fire and dry ice at Mad Science events, touring with Theater of the Word shows or starring in her own one-woman Mary Magdalene show.  Maria has appeared on three EWTN television series: The Theater of the Word, Inc.The Quest for Shakespeare and The Journey Home.

Natalie Schloss

Natalie Schloss was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Fortunately, her intensely musical family recognized that Natalie’s gifts happened to lie in the realm of the visual arts. Natalie’s decision to attend the University of Dallas might seem a counter-intuitive decision for a young artist with a serious commitment to a career in the arts. Indeed, given the abilities which she had been working so diligently to develop, a BFA from an academy of fine arts would have been the next logical step.  Yet it was Natalie’s very immersion in her art that prompted her to aspire to the kind of holistic intellectual, cultural, and spiritual foundation—that is, an education embodying the best of the western Catholic academic tradition-- that is only to be found at the University of Dallas.  Natalie graduated cum laude in 2013, earning a BA in Art with an emphasis on painting and art history. She currently resides in St. Louis, where she paints and teaches out of her studio at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri.

 

Marybeth Thomas

Marybeth Thomas has been homeschooling for 16 years.  She tutors and teaches high school math using the Saxon math program.  She enjoys teaching students that they all can become solid in the fundamentals of math and even have fun with the subject.  Marybeth received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Missouri S&T.

Gregory Webb

Gregory Russell Webb

  • Lifelong Catholic
  • High School St. Xavier HS Louisville Ky 1961-1964
  • US Army July 24,1964- September 17,1967 Served in France and Vietnam
  • 1967-1969- laboratory of Shell Oil Company in Wood River Refinery
  • Education:BS Chemistry University of Missouri St Louis Missouri 1969-1973
  • St Louis County Hospital Laboratory 1969-1979
  • Midnight shift, Chemistry Lab Supervisor, Laboratory Manager
  • Barnes Hospital 1979-1981- Technical Director of Clinical Laboratories
  • 1981-1984 Ancillary Departments Manager St. Francis Hospital Cape Girardeau, 
  • 1984-2013 Director of Heavy Metal laboratory Smith Kline Laboratories/ Tech-
  • nical Advisor of Laboratory
  • Professional Certifications- Specialist in Chemistry ASCP- Registry # 173