Mr. Kenneth Soistman, M.Ed. – Presidentksoistman@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.
Mr. Michael Kelleher, M.Ed. – Principalmkelleher@allsaintsric.org
Mr. Michael Kelleher joined All Saints as principal July 1, 2019. 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.
Mrs. Trish Humphrey. M.Ed. – Director of Curriculum and Instructionthumphrey@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Humphrey joined All Saints in 2019; this year, she is embarking on her 45th year in education;. She has experience as a special education and theology instructor as well as an elementary, secondary and central office administrator. She attended Mary Washington University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. She has earned a B.S. in Intellectual Disabilities and a M.Ed. with concentration in Administration and Supervision. She particularly enjoys providing professional development and team building to all staff members. Mrs. Humphrey stays active with her two grandchildren, husband and lively 90-year-old mother. She looks forward to a productive year and to establishing positive relationships with parents, students and colleagues
Fr. Gino Rossi – School Chaplain
Fr. Rossi begins serving as the School Chaplain in the fall of 2019. He is the pastor of St. Patrick, St. John and St. Peter Catholic Churches. Welcome Fr. Rossi!
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; she juggles many tasks to help keep the school running smoothly.
Mrs. Margaret Crowe, RN, BSN, BSEd – School Nursemcrowe@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Crowe joined All Saints as a volunteer in 2019 and became our part-time School Nurse in 2020. Mrs. Crowe has been a nurse for over 30 years in hospital nursing as a floor nurse, head nurse and nursing supervisor, and worked in home health care with the elderly and medically fragile children. Most recently, she worked as a staff nurse for a free clinic and school nurse at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot. As a teacher, she has taught pre-K through third grade. She has been married to her husband for 34 years and they have four boys, now awesome young men living here in Richmond.
Mrs. Paulina Velasco – Sanitation Specialist
Mrs. Velasco joins All Saints in 2020. She and her family recently moved to Richmond from Ecuador. She has many years of experience as an Operations Manager and Food Court Administrator, after moving up through clerical positions. She has training in Industrial Security, Occupational Health, and Environmental Health. She is married with two children, who will be attending All Saints.
Ms. Dorothy Smith – Receptionistdsmith@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Carolyn Chambers, M.Ed. – Office Assistantcchambers@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Chambers returned to All Saints in January 2019. From 2001-2011, she served as the school’s Technology Teacher and Coordinator. She is the proud mother of two All Saints graduates and she is the sister of the school’s former Assistant Principal, Mrs. Patricia Pitts. She and her husband, Booker, played active roles at the school including serving on the School Board, being basketball and cheer coaches and the athletic director. Mrs. Chambers spent 20 years with Philip Morris before embarking on an 18-year career in education. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her grandson, gardening, traveling, reading and walking. She is truly excited and happy to be back home at All Saints!
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 (for the second time–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 and a dog, Otto. Mrs. McBride reports that the teachers and families make her job easy because they do such a wonderful job showcasing the school.
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. Jessica Gilman, M.Ed. – Admissions & Enrollment Directorjgilman@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Gilman joined All Saints in 2013 as the Technology and Drama Teacher. After three years at All Saints, she went on to get her Master’s in Special Education at Regent University then returned to All Saints in 2017. Mrs. Gilman currently directs admissions & enrollment, manages the 8th grade high school application process, and coordinates our extracurricular activities offerings. She is so happy to be at All Saints among the supportive families and wonderful students!
Mrs. Catherine Hoang, B.S. – Jr-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-six years and has two adult sons and a 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. Maria Medina, B.S. – Jr-K Classroom Aidemmedina@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Medina joins All Saints this year. She was born in El Salvador, but grew up in Chesterfield County and graduated from James Madison University in Sports and Recreation Management; she is currently pursuing a Master’s in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at VCU to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her experience includes working with children from infants to 18 year olds in camp and daycare settings. She loves to read, write poetry, and take nature walks. Ms. Medina hopes to encourage the children of All Saints to discover the light within them and to always let it shine!
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 and dog Sophie.
Mrs. Lorraine Smith – Kindergarten Classroom Aide
Mrs. Smith joined All Saints in September 2018, working in After-School and as a long-term substitute. In 2019, she became a classroom aide. She hails from Brooklyn, New York and received a Catholic education from kindergarten through high school. After graduating she joined the US Air Force where she met her husband, Dana. They have three children and four grandchildren. During their growing years she earned AA Degrees in Business Administration and Legal Assisting, and stayed involved in teaching and coordinated the Sunday School program at her home parish of Our Lady of Lourdes. The girl scouts also kept her busy for 10 years, followed by nineteen years of experience in teaching preschool. Presently, she enjoys her church ministry with the Legion of Mary; an outreach to children, families and the elderly while sharing Marian prayers and devotions. Mrs. Smith feels blessed for the opportunity to serve at All Saints.
Mrs. A’Leigh Hamner, M.A. – 1st Gradeahamner@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Joan Yates, M.S., M.Ed. – Instructional Classroom Aide, Grade 1
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.
Ms. Elexes Waddell, B.A. – Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Waddell joined All Saints in 2020. She grew up in northern Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Robert Morris University. She moved to Virginia four years ago and began teaching in Orange County and Richmond Public Schools. She has a Virginia Teaching License with a PreK-6th Endorsement. In her spare time, she enjoys reading children’s books to her toddler son, learning something new or going camping.
Ms. Sandra Brady, M.Ed. – Grade email@example.com
Ms. Brady rejoins All Saints this year; she was All Saints’ third-grade teacher in 2018-19. Ms. Brady is a native of Virginia. She 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 rejoining the team at All Saints and is looking forward to seeing the students and families.
Mr. Derek Zornow, B.S.- Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Zornow joins All Saints in 2020. In addition to being the Grade 4 homeroom teacher, he will teach Grade 5 Math and Science. Mr. Zornow received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Business, Finance and Economics. He is working towards his MBA from American University, with an emphasis in Analytics. His experience includes substitute teaching in Powhatan and Goochland County VA. He enjoys reading books on emotional intelligence, coaching baseball, meeting weekly for men’s bible studies and being active with his two sons. Some of his passions are to make a difference in the lives of young people and he sought out a small, faith-based school to share his talents. Mr. Zornow is excited about joining the team at All Saints and is looking forward to working with the students and families.
Ms. Reinesha Jarman, B.A. – Lower School Instructional Assistantrjarman@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Jarman joined All Saints in 2020. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is pursuing a Master of Social Work from University of Southern California (online). Ms Jarman was the lead teacher at Tuckaway Ellwood House and a Community Engagement Advisor at SIR (Southeastern Institute of Richmond). She is an active member of Northside Church of Richmond.
Mrs. Maureen “Mo” Detrick, B.S. – Grade email@example.com
Mrs. Detrick arrives at All Saints with over 11 years of Catholic middle school experience teaching religion and planning instruction in all curriculum areas fostering the development of the whole child. Mrs. Detrick enjoys integrating technology into her daily instruction to engage and inspire the multi-talents and individual learning styles of her students. Mrs. Detrick holds a BS in Occupational Education from VCU and an endorsement in Middle School English Language Arts and Social Studies from NCSU. Welcome Mrs. Detrick!
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. Angie Rasmussen, M.A. – Middle School Science, Grade 7 Homeroomarasmussen@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Rasmussen brings to us 12 years of positive youth development experience where she has developed curriculum and taught classes for a homeschool co-op on topics including dissection, biology, chemistry, botany, engineering, and simple machines using hands on activities and the Socratic method of questioning to ensure understanding in grades Kindergarten through high school. She has also worked for RPS in the Positive Youth Development Summer Camp. Mrs. Rasmussen holds a BA in History from VCU and a Master of Teaching from VCU. Welcome Mrs. Rasmussen!
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. In 2019, Mrs. Murph was named the All Saints’ “Teacher of the Year” by her fellow teachers and the administration.
Ms. MaryBeth Adams, M.F.A., M.A. – Middle School English Literaturemadams@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Adams, who joins the All Saints family for the 2019-20 school year, offers twenty years of experience in Catholic schools. Ms. Adams has taught Language Arts, History, Math, and Religion to grades from 5th-8th in both Los Angeles, California and, most recently, Omaha, Nebraska. In addition to being a catholic school educator, Ms. Adams is also a trained actress and singer who taught theatre, acting, and voice classes at Metro Community College, in Omaha, for the past fourteen years. Ms. Adams holds a BA in Theater Arts from Hastings College, NE, an MFA in Acting from West Virginia University, and an MA in Inclusive Catholic Education from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Welcome Ms. Adams!
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 have both recently graduated from 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.
Senora Maria Jaramillo – Spanish JrK – firstname.lastname@example.org
Señora Maria” (as she has asked the students to call her) hails from Colombia but lives in Richmond with her husband and two children. She is an engineer by trade, but works as the “Segura Advocate” at St. Benedict School and is looking at a possible career switcher program towards teaching. Welcome to “Señora Maria”.
Mr. Richard Barnett, M.A. – Music & Chorus and After-School Coordinatorrbarnett@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Marg Bucher, B.A. – Art Teachermbucher@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Renee McGilvary, B.S. – P.E. & Health Teacherrmcgilvary@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Diane Bialkowski, M.Ed. – Regular Substitute & New Teacher Mentordbialkowski@allsaintsric.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, then as a full-time staff member. She retired–again–in 2019 but remains a regular substitute and new teacher mentor. Ms. B is an alum of St. Elizabeth Catholic and St. Gertrude High Schools.
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 10 and 11).