Meet Our Teachers

Erin Beckemeier

Universities Attended: B.A. Early Childhood Education Saint Louis University,


M.A. Educational Leadership University of Missouri-St. Louis


Years as a teacher: 14

Favorite book, movie or food (or all of these): Favorite TV show:
Gilmore Girls


Place you would like to visit:

Southern California, Europe


What you love about teaching or your current position:

I love watching students make connections and build on prior knowledge.  My favorite thing about 4th graders is that now, instead of them "learning to read," they are "reading to learn."

Pat Burton

UMSL for college

Taught HS after college
Teaching at SCB for 19 years

 Married 40 yrs 4 children and 5 grandchildren


Favorite movie is Little Rascals

Favorite Food is Steak (Texas Roadhouse) Sweet Potato and Salad


Would love to visit Hawaii or Alaska


I love teaching st SCB because of  all the wonderful students and families that make up our school community. I enjoy watching our students compete on their Bobcat teams!


I went to SCB....many many years ago.  


My hobbies are  sewing, bowling and Watching my grandchildren play sports !

Kari Higgins

College Attended:
Monmouth College, a small liberal arts college in Monmouth, Illinois.

Years as a teacher: 10

I grew up on a small farm in west central Illinois. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher. My mom taught for over 35 years, so I spent a lot of time in her classroom when I was younger.


I graduated in 2005 and spent the next six years teaching third grade at a small Catholic school. I moved to the St. Charles area in 2011 after marrying my husband, Brian. I was blessed to stay home with our son Henry for a few years before returning to the classroom in 2015.


Some of my favorite things are my family, the movie Steel Magnolias, tacos, and reading children's books.


I love traveling and hope to one day visit Italy, the Holy Land, the Vatican, and as many beaches as I can.


I love teaching second grade at St. Charles Borromeo. Second graders are a lot of fun. They grow so much as learners throughout the year and are very excited to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. 

Trisha Hirtz

Universities Attended:


Years as a teacher:


Favorite book, movie or food (or all of these):

book: The Book of Romans  Movie: Inside Out, TV:This is Us, Food:Habachi grill


Place you would like to visit:

Italy, Holy Land, Australia,


What you love about teaching or your current position:

Getting to know individual children and families.  Challenging myself to find new ways to teach each new individual I work with.

Joann Hynes

B.S. University of Illinois


M. Ed University of Missouri St. Louis


M. Ed Reading University of Missouri St. Louis


Number of year teaching: 42 years

Growing up in Champaign, Illinois, home of the University of Illinois, Joann’s elementary and junior high years were infused with the newest strategies from the university’s education department.  Participating in the university studies coupled with innovative classroom teachers not only inspired Joann to become a teacher, but were models for her student centered teaching style.


For the past 41 years, Joann has shared her passion for learning and teaching with students from kindergarten to the post graduate level. Finding her way to teaching middle school literature at St. Charles Borromeo has proven to be the most exciting and satisfying time of her career. While walking by her class, you may hear the strains of a current song or movie being used to introduce a literary element, or the room could be strewn with scraps of paper as students create projects which reflect a piece of literature, or the words of Shakespeare are being recited from the stage in the back of the room.  


Joann loves teaching, but her husband and two daughters are the light of her life.

Angel Taylor

Years as a teacher: 15

Fav: Number the Stars, Sweet Home Alabama, Mexican


Place:  anywhere with a beach


Love:  helping students to problem solve and showing them different strategies to help them learn (ex: silly songs or sayings, movements, apps, etc.)

Emily Wilson

Universities Attended:  Lindenwood

Number of Years teaching:  21

Favorite food:  Pasta

Please you would like to visit: 


What you love about teaching or your current position: 

I try to be a positive influence for my students.  I enjoy teaching things that they will need to be successful in life.  I love when a struggling student finally understands a concept.


I also enjoy sewing, quilting, gardening and leading my daughter's Girl Scout Troop.  I am the parish organist at St. Francis of Assisi.

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