Meet the Staff of the ECC

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Lisa Puett

Education: Coursework completed for Associates Degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education

Schools:  Attended Missouri Western State University and Bishop LeBlond High School

Experience:  Employed at Cathedral's Early Childhood Center several years ago, and has years of Child Care experience

Family: She and her husband are parishioners of St. Patrick Church in St. Joseph, Missouri.



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PreKindergarten Teacher (4/5-Year-Olds)



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Alexis Thrasher
Prekindergarten Teacher (4/5-Year-Olds)

Degree:  Cathedral (2009), Bishop LeBlond High School (2013), currently pursuing Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Childhood Studies

Personal Statement:  I love being at Cathedral and working with the kids, they are hilarious."


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Nursery Teacher (6 Weeks-8 Months)




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Lead Wobblers Teacher (6-15 months)


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Mrs. Nancy Sample
(24 Months- 36 Months)

Degree:  CDA, working on my Associate in Early Childhood; Infant and Child CPR and First Aid Certified

Graduate of:  Lafayette High School, 1996

Teaching Experience: 1996-1997, St. Patrick’s Daycare; 1997 to present, Cathedral ECC.

Family:  I am married to my husband, Shaun, of 8 years, and we have four children; Zachary, 14, Patricia, 13, Anthony, 7 and Maddisyn, 1.  All of my children attended Cathedral ECC.  I also have one dog, Rosco. 

Personal Statement:  Cathedral ECC is a great place.  All three of my children have attended Cathedral ECC from six weeks to five years until they started Kindergarten.  I call Cathedral ECC my second home.


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Part Day Preschool/Prekindergarten (3/4/5-Year-Olds) 





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Ms. Sarah Cutburth
Lead Toddlers Teacher (12-24 Months)

Education:  Central High School (2005); Studied Elementary Education at University of Missouri (2006-2008); CDA (June 2018)

Teaching Experience:  Cathedral ECC Teacher (2016-2018) 

Family:  I have a son named Cort,who attends ECC with me.  My parents are Tracee and Cort Hegarty.  I have a brother Nick (Caroline) Hegarty and sisters Lane (Mike) Besler and Halle Hegarty. 

Personal Statement:  My super human power is patience and love for children. That is my life.  I strive to give my students the love, nuturing, and care that they would receive from their loved ones. I like to be a home away from home. Know that your child is loved every day in my classroom, and their care is my number one priority.

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Mrs. Dina Sigrist
Preschool Teacher (3/4-Year-Olds)

Degree:  BS in Personnel Psychology

Graduate of:  Missouri Western State University (1992); Bishop LeBlond High School (1988)

Teaching Experience:  Cathedral ECC, Paraprofessional with the school district.

Family:  I have been married to Brandan for 12 years, and we have two boys, Jackson and Cole.   Both of our boys attend Cathedral School.   

Personal Statement:  I love to see the excitement in the children's eyes when they learn something new.  I want the kids to love learning, to be silly, confident and know and feel how special they are!








Melinda Seufert - Staff

Tammy Jiminez - Staff

Nathaniel Bentrup - After School Staff

Patricia Sample - Infants Staff

Destiny Lawrence - Kitchen Staff