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
All Saints Catholic School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Kelleher as principal for the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Kelleher began as principal July 1. Mr. Ken Soistman, who became school president in 2013 after being principal for 14 years, had been head of school since January 2019 and continues 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.
Mrs. Trish Humphrey. M.Ed. – Director of Curriculum and Instructionthumphrey@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Humphrey is embarking on her 44th 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 including bus driver and school nurse. She juggles many tasks to help keep the school running smoothly.
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, who attends All Saints. 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. 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. Deborah Branch – Jr-K Classroom Aide
Mrs. Branch joined All Saints in January 2017. She has 30 years of experience in child care as a preschool teacher then program director at Holy Rosary Child Care Center. She currently serves as a catechist at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She reports that she “loves the Lord and loves his children.”
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. Mary Jaquez Davison, M.Ed. – Grade email@example.com
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 who attends All Saints (Morgan in 7th grade), and another daughter, Mackenzie, who graduated from All Saints and attends the Math and Science specialty program at Cloverhill High School.
Ms. Janet Dugger – Instructional Classroom Aide, Grade 1
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.
Mrs. Valerie McLaughlin, M.A.T. – Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
“Mrs. Mack” is beginning her 15th year in elementary education and her 5th year teaching 2nd grade at All Saints. Mrs.Mack holds a Master’s in Leadership in Teaching with elementary certification. She attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Mrs. Mack left All Saints years ago to care for her family and joyfully returned to All Saints eight years later! When she isn’t at All Saints, Mrs. Mack enjoys spending time with her family, travel, reading and exploring Richmond.
Mrs. Bridget Walker, B.S. – Grade email@example.com
Mrs. Walker joins us with great enthusiasm for education and child-centered experiences from Hanover County Public Schools and Richmond Public Schools where she has taught JK through 1st grade. She loves teaching, preparing lesson plans and evaluating student progress while promoting a safe classroom environment where children thrive from hands-on activities. Mrs. Walker realized she wanted to continue her path as a teacher within a Catholic School and joins our All Saints family where she could share her faith with her students, their parents and her colleagues. She holds a BS in Psychology from Christopher Newport University and an Education Certification from UVA at Wise. Welcome Mrs. Walker!
Mrs. Lauren Smith, M.Ed. – Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Smith, formerly Lauren Porter, our All Saints 2nd grade teacher, returns to us after taking time away to earn her M.Ed. in School Counseling and getting married. Mrs. Smith encourages higher-level thinking and is an advocate for the academic as well as the social needs of her students to promote the greatest level of success. She encourages conflict mediation with solution-focused techniques. She spent time as a school counselor and gifted education coordinator at Matoaca High School before discerning that All Saints was her home away from home! Mrs. Smith additionally holds a B.S. in Liberal Studies with a focus on elementary education from Longwood University. Welcome back Mrs. Smith!
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. 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.
Ms. Andrea Danner, B.F.A. – Art Teacher & Library Manageradanner@allsaintsric.org
Andrea Danner joined All Saints in the fall of 2017. Ms. Danner graduated from VCU in 1995 with a BFA as an Art Education Specialist, certified to teach PK-12th grades. She has over 12 years experience teaching art to children and adults of all ages. She works with a variety of art mediums including acrylic paint, watercolor, guache, sculpture, clay, jewelry, and fiber art. Ms. Danner has two boys. Her oldest is at IIT in Chicago and her youngest is a senior in high school and is on the school robotics team. When Ms. Danner is not teaching, creating, reading, or spending time with her family, she can often be found swimming, biking, running, or paddle boarding on the river. She enjoys competing in triathlons and even completed a full Ironman (140.6 miles) in the summer of 2017.
Mrs. Susan Weinberg, M.S. – Spanish & Segura Advocatesweinberg@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. 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 competed 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. – 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.
Ms. Crystal Whitley, M.S. – part-time School Counselorcwhitley@allsaintsric.org
Ms. Whitley began at All Saints in 2018. She began in education as an English teacher and has worked as a school counselor for 12 years in North Carolina and Virginia. In addition to her bachelor’s degree in English, she holds a M.S. 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 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 10 and 11).
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.
Mrs. Jessica Gilman – Enrichment Activities Coordinator & Student Services Coordinatorjgilman@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 Regents University. She returned in 2017, glad to be back among the supportive families and great students of All Saints!