Mr. Kenneth Soistman, M.Ed. – President & Head of Schoolksoistman@allsaintsric.org
Mr. Kenneth Soistman became principal of All Saints in 1996. In 2013, he was named president. Mr. Soistman has a B.S. in Mathematics and a Master’s in Education with certifications in Mathematics K – 12 and Administration/ Supervision K – 12. Prior to joining All Saints, he worked in the Diocese of Orlando as a teacher for six years and as a principal for 20 years. His primary responsibilities as president of All Saints are in the areas of finance, development, marketing, enrollment, and building & grounds. Mr. Soistman works tirelessly to ensure that families who seek more for their children have the opportunity regardless of their economic standing, ethnicity or religion. Mr. Soistman is also a devoted husband, father of three daughters and grandpa to 11 grandchildren. Mr. Soistman is known for his easy-going manner and great sense of humor. When he’s not working, he can be seen running to one of his favorite hardware stores. As of January 1, 2019, Mr. Soistman was temporarily named head of school while a national search takes place for a new principal.
All Saints Catholic School Announces New Principal
All Saints Catholic School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Kelleher as principal for the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Kelleher will begin as principal July 1. Mr. Ken Soistman, who became school president in 2013 after being principal for 14 years, has been head of school since January 2019. Mr. Soistman will continue in his role as president of the school. As principal, Mr. Kelleher will oversee the day-to-day operations of All Saints and serve as educational leader. He most recently served as interim principal at St. Edward-Epiphany Catholic School in Richmond and for five years held the position of assistant principal at St. Benedict Catholic School in Richmond beginning in 2007. Mr. Kelleher has acted in administrative roles within Catholic education for more than nine years. A Richmond native, Mr. Kelleher has worked with the Cristo Rey Richmond Feasibility Study Committee to determine the viability of establishing a Cristo Rey High School in Richmond and participated in the Segura Educational Initiative for Children. He holds a Master of Educational Administration and a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business/Economics.
Fr. David Stanfill, School Chaplain
Fr. David began serving as the School Chaplain in 2013. He is the pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Fr. David came to the priesthood late in life, after the passing of his wife. He studied at the Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin then returned to Virginia. He and his wife raised six children in the Roanoke area, and he now has four grandchildren. His grandfather experience is evident in the easy way he communicates and fellowships with All Saints students. When Fr. David is not ministering, he enjoys visiting his family, fishing and listening to music.
Ms. Wikita Coleman, Administrative Assistantwcoleman@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Coleman joined All Saints in 1999 as a teacher’s aide and After School coordinator and became the Administrative Assistant in 2006. Ms. Coleman has a Child Care Certificate and her CDL (Commercial Driver’s License). She is trained in CPR, First Aid, EpiPen, and MAT (Medication Administration Training). She is the proud parent of two sons who both graduated from All Saints. Ms. Coleman wears many hats including bus driver and school nurse. She juggles many tasks to help keep the school running smoothly.
Ms. Dorothy Smith, Part-time Receptionistdsmith@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Alyssa McBride, M.P.A. – Director of Development and Marketingamcbride@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. McBride joined All Saints in June 2012. Mrs. McBride has a B.A. in English/Technical Writing and a Master’s of Public Administration with a nonprofit emphasis. She has 20 years of nonprofit experience. Since moving to Richmond (again–she is married to a Richmond native) in 2004 she was chosen to participate in the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program and Leadership Metro Richmond. Also, she was named “Top 40 under 40” by Style Magazine and was a recipient of the Stettinius Award for Nonprofit Leadership by The Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond. The McBrides have a daughter, Abbey, who attends All Saints’ second grade. Mrs. McBride reports that the teachers and families make her job easy because they do such a wonderful job showcasing the school.
Mrs. Catherine Hoang, B.S. – Pre-Kchoang@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Hoang has a Bachelor’s in Special Education and a Second Endorsement in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching at All Saints since 1987. She feels blessed to have taught at All Saints for so long; she feels her peers and students have helped her learn and grow, building one another up like family. Mrs. Hoang has been married for thirty-five years and has two adult sons and a new grandson. Her passions include singing, playing the piano, drawing, and dramatizing stories with her nieces and nephew, and of course, her students. Nature and bugs are of great interest to her (as her students will attest) and she cannot wait to begin planting in the school garden. In 2018, Mrs. Hoang was named the All Saints’ “Teacher of the Year” by her fellow teachers and the administration.
Ms. Angela Fields – Instructional Classroom Aide, Pre-K
Ms. Angela Fields joins All Saints in 2017 as the pre-K aide. Ms. Fields has over 20 years of experience of working with children, including 10 years as the pre-K and kindergarten instructional assistant at Luther Memorial.
Mrs. Amanda Patterson, M.Ed. – Kindergartenapatterson@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Patterson joined All Saints in 2017. She grew up in Midlothian and received her master’s in education from the University of Richmond. She spent four years as a kindergarten teacher in Chesterfield County and was nominated to be the kindergarten team leader. She also has experience developing science learning opportunities for teachers, and as an in-home counselor. As a child, her passion was sports— she went on to be a member of women’s cross country and track and field teams at Duke University where she received her bachelor’s in psychology. She stays active with her son Jackson, stepdaughter Isabelle, husband Chris and dog Sophie.
Mrs. Mary Jaquez Davison, M.Ed. – Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Davison graduated from VCU with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Early Elementary Education, and has been teaching first grade at All Saints since 2007. Mrs. Davison (or “Mrs. D” as she is affectionately called by her students) states that teaching is a true passion in her life. She loves to search online, especially on Pinterest, for new strategies, games, and teaching tips to bring into the classroom. Mrs. D also loves reading books and articles and spending time with her family. She has one daughter that attends All Saints (Morgan in 6th grade), and another daughter, Mackenzie, who graduated from All Saints and attends the Math and Science specialty program at Cloverhill High School.
Ms. Leslie Gray – Instructional Classroom Aide, Kindergarten
Already familiar to All Saints having cared for our children for three years in our after-school program, Ms. Leslie Gray will serve as the kindergarten instructional assistant this year. She moved to Richmond from the Bronx in New York where she grew up attending Catholic Schools. Ms. Gray previously worked in accounting for the United Parcel Service and Circuit City. She is a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and is an avid quilter and sewer. Her foundation in parochial schools as a child and her love for children inspired her to join the All Saints family. Ms. Gray will assist Mrs. Patterson, our kindergarten teacher, with small group instruction during language arts, reading and math centers, individual assistance as needed, classroom organization and crafts. She brings experience, patience and love to our kindergarteners.
Mrs. Valerie McLaughlin, M.A.T. – Grade email@example.com
Mrs. McLaughlin joined All Saints in 2017—for the second time. She taught second grade at All Saints from 2006 to 2008. She is glad to return and believes All Saints is a special place that has always held a piece of her heart. Mrs. McLaughlin has a Masters in Leadership in Teaching with Elementary Certification from the Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has 14 years of experience teaching kindergarten, second and fourth grades at schools in Richmond, Goochland and Maryland. Mrs. McLaughlin’s family lives in Chesterfield County and she enjoys exploring Virginia and visiting family in Maryland.
Ms. Janet Dugger – Instructional Classroom Aide, Grade 2
Already familiar to All Saints having cared for our children for two years in our after-school program, Ms. Dugger will return this year as the second grade instructional assistant. She retired from Chesterfield County Public Schools in 2010 after thirty-one years of loving children. Her career evolved from teaching kindergarten through third grades to becoming a school counselor. Ms. Dugger enjoys spending time with family, grandchildren and friends. She likes to relax with her dog, Tyler, while listening to music and watching television. She looks forward to continuing to inspire learning in young people as she works with Mrs. McLaughlin and your second grade children.
Ms. Sandra Brady, M.Ed. – Grade 3 & Grade 5 Readingsbrady@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Brady is a native of Virginia. She recently retired from the Richmond Public School System after twenty-five years of teaching; however, she continues to want to make a difference in the lives of young people and sought out a small, faith-based school to share her talents. Her experiences include teaching in Lynchburg, Hampton, and Richmond, VA. Ms. Brady received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA. She majored in Psychology/Sociology and Education. She earned her Master of Education Degree from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction/Early Childhood Education. Ms. Brady has two daughters and one granddaughter. She enjoys reading historical fiction, spending time with her family and traveling. Ms. Brady is excited about joining the team at All Saints and is looking forward to getting know our students and families.
Mrs. Karen Brincks, M.Ed. – Grade 4 & Grade 5 Englishkbrincks@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Brincks recently moved to Richmond from Chattanooga, TN. She has taught in both Catholic Schools and public schools for 16 years including five years in upper elementary. Mrs. Brincks received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, IA. She majored in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology. Mrs. Brincks returned to Iowa Wesleyan to complete a major in Psychology and a Reading Endorsement. She then received her Masters of Education from Walden University with an emphasis in Elementary Reading and Mathematics. Mrs. Brincks’ husband Scott is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Richmond. She has a daughter heading to college, a son in high school, and a Siberian Husky. She enjoys watching sports, photography, reading, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Brincks is excited to join the All Saints community and is looking forward to getting to know the families.
Mr. Sean Tenaglia, M.Ed. – Middle School English/Literature, Grade 5 Homeroomstenaglia@allsaintsric.org
Mr. Tenaglia graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Master of Education. He earned his M.Ed. during the past two years while teaching at All Saints through the Notre Dame’s ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) Program. When his two-year assignment ended, he chose to stay at All Saints. Passionate about using English as a means to communicate with one another, Mr. Tenaglia is committed to helping his students find their voices through a variety of writing, reading, and speaking activities. Mr. Tenaglia coaches the Junior Varsity Basketball team and moderates Student Government and the Comic Book Club. Originally from Weymouth, Massachusetts, Mr. Tenaglia loves rooting for all Boston sports teams and his beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish. His hobbies include reading, playing golf, listening to music, and exploring new places.
Mr. Joe Puttkammer, B.S. – Middle School Math, Grade 6 Homeroomjputtkammer@allsaintsric.org
Mr. Joe Puttkammer comes to All Saints with three years of experience teaching mathematics at the high school level in Hanover and Henrico Counties. He received his bachelor degree from Hood College in Fredrick, Maryland with a focus in business administration. He also has an associate’s degree in Electronics. Prior to enrolling in a Career Switcher program and becoming a teacher, he spent 25 years in the private sector in business and IT. Mr. Puttkammer, was born and raised in Maryland; his career with Circuit City led him to Glen Allen, Virginia in 2002. Mr. Puttkammer is married to Dr. Shea W. Puttkammer, a local endocrinologist. Together they have seven children, ages 8 to 24, and a dog, Brody. Mr. Puttkammer enjoys spending time with his family, especially participating in the many outdoor activities that Richmond has to offer. Mr. Puttkammer is excited to show All Saint’s students how mathematics is relevant today by exploring real-world scenarios and using his years of experience in exciting and stimulating ways for his students.
Mrs. Shonda Johnson, B.S. – Middle School Science, Grade 7 Homeroomsjohnson@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Johnson is a graduate of Shaw University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She is currently enrolled at North Carolina Central University pursuing a Masters Degree in education which she plans to complete by May 2019. She has nine years of teaching experience in Virginia and North Carolina high and middle schools. Mrs. Johnson grew up in Halifax, Virginia where she played high school softball and basketball moving on to play softball for Shaw University where she was named CIAA player of the year in 2003. When she’s not at school, she enjoys cooking, playing sports, watching movies and spending time with family. Mrs. Johnson says, “Teaching is a rewarding experience. I look forward to continued success and new discoveries with an amazing team of teachers and staff.”
Mrs. Carmen Murph, B.A. – Middle School History & Civics, Grade 8 Homeroomcmurph@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Murph began teaching at All Saints in 1993. She has a B.A. in Elementary and Secondary Education Social Studies. Teaching since 1978, Mrs. Murph has experience in the Pennsylvania, Texas, and South Carolina school systems. Mrs. Murph has the highest expectations for each of her students and strives to help them work toward their strengths. Her love of Social Studies stems partly from the fact that there is always something new to learn, yet there are always ways to relate the past to the present and future. Mrs. Murph remains in touch with many of her past students attending their graduations, weddings and baby showers. In her spare time, she can be seen playing with her grandchildren–twins, a boy and a girl.
Mrs. Angela Cash – Religion Teacher & Coordinatoracash@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Cash began teaching at All Saints in 2001. She still loves anticipating what each student will bring to the table each day. She has a master’s level certification in Religion from the Diocese of Richmond. Her past experiences includes being the Notre Dame ACE mentor for six years, the Prejudice Awareness Summit Adult Sponsor for two years, and she has served on the Pastoral Council, coordinated the youth group, and nursery at St. Paul Catholic Church of which she has been a member since age 11. She is the mother of two All Saints graduates who are both in college. Mrs. Cash loves to travel, go walking, spend time on the Chesapeake Bay, attend festivals, read, do puzzles and do all things centered on family. She strives to help students understand that as we serve others, we bless the world around us far more than we realize.
Ms. Andrea Danner, B.F.A. – Art Teacher & Co-Library Manageradanner@allsaintsric.org
Andrea Danner joins All Saints fall of 2017. Ms. Danner is a Richmond, Virginia based artist and teacher. She has over 10 years experience teaching art to children of all ages. She works with a variety of art mediums including watercolor, acrylic, prismacolors, clay, jewelry, and fiber art. Ms. Danner has two boys in high school who are extremely involved with their school’s robotics team. They are hoping to make it to the Worlds Competition this year in Detroit! Ms. Danner is very active, she is often seen swimming, biking, running, or paddle boarding on the river. This summer she completed her first Ironman race (140.6 miles) in Mont Tremblant Canada. She hopes to compete in Switzerland in 2019.
Mrs. Joan Yates, M.S., M.Ed. – Instructional Classroom Aide, Grades 3 & 4
Mrs. Yates earned a Master’s in Business/Information Systems at VCU, and a Master’s in Reading Education from University of Virginia. It has been her great pleasure to support the talented classroom teachers and eager young “Knights” of All Saints in their reading and writing activities in kindergarten through Grade 3 since 2010. Mrs. Yates feels privileged to witness our students take delight in buddy reading books and poems by favorite authors or enthusiastically present their journal writing and personal pages for class books. Mrs. Yates and her husband, Bill, have two grown sons. She enjoys reading, cycling, walking, baking and especially eating (preferably chocolate!) desserts.
Mrs. Susan Weinberg, M.S. – Pre-K-7 Spanish & Spanish Isweinberg@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Susan Weinberg comes to All Saints with experience teaching Spanish and teaching English to Spanish speakers in Miami, Panama, Atlanta and Richmond. A New York native, Mrs. Weinberg has studied Spanish her entire life, earning a Master’s of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Florida International University in Miami and completing studies at La Universidad de las Americas in Cholula, Mexico. She has immersed herself in the language and the culture while living in Panama for 16 years, where her husband still resides as a builder overseeing the construction of a small beachfront complex. She and her family love to travel and have often lived abroad; her eldest daughter is a recognized writer in Dublin, Ireland, and her youngest daughter is an English tutor in Seoul, Korea. Mrs. Weinberg reports she has always enjoyed learning languages, learning about other cultures, traveling, reading, laughing, visiting her far-flung family members and meeting people from other countries. Mrs. Weinberg will teach PK – 8th grade Spanish and the 8th grade Spanish I high school credit course. She will also serve as advocate for our Hispanic children and families. She is excited to share her passion for language and culture with the children and families of All Saints.
Mr. Richard Barnett, M.A. – Music and Chorusrbarnett@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Shana Williams, M.S. – P.E. & Technologyswilliams@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Williams joined All Saints in 2017. She earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Syracuse University and completed her post-baccalaureate certification in Online Instruction in K-12 at VCU in 2015. Before entering the field of education, she completed in the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics. Her career best long jump of 23 feet put her among the best jumpers in American history. Recently, she was inducted into the ECAC Hall of Fame having won thirteen Big East track titles while at Seton Hall University. She comes to us with fifteen years of experience in Richmond and Henrico Public Schools as well as the corporate sector in the areas of Health & Physical Education and Instructional Technology Integration. She believes that with a good education, a dose of confidence and above all God on your side, nothing is impossible. She is looking forward to working with and inspiring our All Saints family. In her spare time, Ms. Williams enjoys exploring nature, photography, painting, writing poetry and in general, tapping into her creative side.
Ms. Diane Bialkowski, M.Ed. – Co-Library Manager, Religion K, 3 & firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Bialkowski (Ms. B) joined All Saints in 2012 after 43 years of service in the Diocese of Richmond. She has taught at most grade levels in the elementary, middle and high school. She was Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Richmond for 19 years. Retired in 2012, Ms. B returned to All Saints as a volunteer, and now is a full-time staff member. Ms. B is an alum of St. Elizabeth Catholic and St. Gertrude High Schools.
Ms. Crystal Whitley, M.S. – part-time School Counselorcwhitley@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Whitley began her career in education as an English teacher and has worked as a school counselor for the past 12 years at schools in North Carolina and Virginia. In addition to her bachelor’s degree in English, she holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Counseling from Old Dominion University, a certificate of advanced graduate studies in Educational Leadership, Administration & Supervision from Regent University, and she is currently working on a PhD program in mind-body medicine through Saybrook University. Ms. Whitley’s daughter, Chloe, will join us in 7th grade this year. Ms. Whitley enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, rafting, kayaking, painting, photography, drawing, creative writing, and listening to live music. With a passion for focusing on balanced physical/mental health to foster individuals to grow into their best selves, Ms Whitley is eager to reach out to encourage positive thinking, holistic approaches to wellness and good decision making with our children and families. She is excited to work with our children on building friendships, being kind and accepting, developing solid study habits, anger management, understanding emotions, etc. in small groups, in classrooms and one-on-one.
Mrs. Sherry Sachleben, M.Ed. – Title I, RPS & Henrico
Mrs. Sachleben graduated from Grove City College (PA) with a B.S. in Early Childhood/Elementary Ed. as well as Slippery Rock University (PA) with a degree in Special Ed. and a M.Ed. in Reading and a certificate in Gifted Education from the University of Virginia. Mrs. Sachleben spent 5 years as a classroom teacher, four years observing student teachers for VCU and is currently entering her sixth year as a Reading teacher. She truly enjoys teaching and observing students in various stages of the reading process. Sherry loves to spend her free time running as well as traveling with her husband and two children (ages 9 and 10).
Mrs. Elisabeth Gleason, B.A. – Title I Program, Chesterfield
Mrs. Gleason grew up in Germany where she attended the University of Würzburg and earned a degree in Elementary Education and English. After teaching in Germany for five years, she moved to Richmond with her husband who is a Richmond native. Prior to joining ASCS in early 2018, she worked for Henrico County Public Schools for 20 years teaching mostly ESL but also German and Reading Intervention. Ms. Gleason has always enjoyed working with children of different ages and backgrounds and see their language skills develop. In her spare time, she loves reading, traveling, learning about other cultures and spending time with her husband and our dog and two cats
Mrs. Judy Brown – Administrative Assistantjbrown@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Brown began working for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond in 1972; she worked at St. Patrick Catholic School for 32 years before coming to All Saints in 2004. She and her husband are graduates of St. Patrick. They have three children, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter. They like to travel to see their family and have been to Texas, Colorado, North and South Carolina, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico and Okinawa, Japan. Mrs. Brown enjoys watching NASCAR (“Hooray for Dale Earnhart. Jr.”) and the VCU Rams. At All Saints, Mrs. Brown coordinates the VIRTUS volunteer training program, writes donor thank you letters, assists with money intake and whatever else is needed in the office. Her colleagues find her experience and understanding of Catholic schools invaluable. Mrs. Brown says she loves working with young people because they give her so much hope for the future.
Mrs. Debora Johns, B.S. – Financial Assistantdjohns@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Johns joined the staff in 2016, but she has been a part of the All Saints family since 1998 when she enrolled her daughter Bryanna in pre-K. As a parent, she served on the Finance Committee and on the Advisory Board. Even when her daughter graduated and went on to St. Gertrude’s and then VCU, she continued to be a part of a group of parents who run the food tent at the annual Carnival. Last year, her great nephew began school at All Saints. Mrs. Johns has a B.S. in Accounting from St. Paul’s College. She has worked at the Department of Defense Audit Agency, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Inspector General and retired after 28 years as the Chief Auditor of the Richmond Public Schools. Mrs. Johns has a motor home and enjoys fishing, camping and being with family. This year, she is trying her hand at gardening.
Mrs. Brenda Coleman – Cafeteria Monitor & After-School
Mrs. Coleman has over twenty years of experience as a teacher aide with All Saints. Her family is richly connected to ours and she is committed to providing a safe and engaging environment for our students.