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Mr. Bill Koppes Mr. Bill Koppes Principal Know me!
Mr. Bill Koppes

Mr. Bill Koppes

Principal

bkoppes@saintjosephredding.org

Our principal is an alum of Saint Joseph School who came back home from college to raise a family. Bill Koppes is a father of a little SJS Crusader, and is deeply dedicated to the SJS community. This year marks the third year of his principalship.

His educational background spans private and public education from kindergarten through college. He attended St. Joseph School, Junction Elementary, St. Francis Middle School, and Foothill High School. He graduated from Gonzaga University with honors, earning his Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Catholic Studies and minors in Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies.

Prior to his principalship, he served as public school teacher in general and special education, coached more than thirty middle school athletic teams, and served in the formation of district programs ranging from classroom technology applications to intervention models and school safety. He holds a Single-Subject Social Science Credential, a Multiple-Subject Credential, an Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate), and an Educational Administration Credential with his Masters in Administration.

His service outside education extends to his parish where he has served in numerous roles from youth minister, to Eucharistic Minister, to Pastoral Council Chair, and to his service as a member of the Knights of Columbus. It is no surprise the signatory for all his letters, Serviam, echoes the Latin affirmative for, “I will serve.”

Lindy Mangas Lindy Mangas Transitional Kindergarten Know me!
Lindy Mangas

Lindy Mangas

Transitional Kindergarten

Lindy Mangas has worked in Early Childhood Education for 25 years . She has a degree in Early Childhood and a California Credential as a Master Teacher. She has served as a Mentor Teacher for Shasta College and a Director and Site Supervisor.

Mrs. Mangas makes it a passion to have fun while learning through various enjoyable activities that develop the students social, cognitive, and physical skills.

She thinks working as the Transitional Kindergarten is the best job ever and feels building relationships with her families helps her to work better with the individual children in supporting their needs and helping them grow.

She has been married to Mike Mangas for 39 years and is the proud mother of 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Natasha Ramirez Natasha Ramirez Kindergarten Teacher
LEEANNE HALL LEEANNE HALL First Grade Know me!
LEEANNE HALL

LEEANNE HALL

First Grade

First grade works hard, plays, dances, and sings! Mrs. Hall works on molding students to be organized, thoughtful and just a bit silly. We learn about interpersonal communication with others and our own relationships with God. Mrs. Hall graduated from California State University in Long Beach. She is from Southern California and she worked at Disneyland for 10 years. In her free time, she loves to cook, rollerblade, sing and swing dance. She is our Technology guru and is a part of Saint Joseph’s Church Choir.

Michelle Mansfield Michelle Mansfield Second Grade
Erin Shea Erin Shea Third Grade Know me!
Erin Shea

Erin Shea

Third Grade

Miss Shea is our third grade teacher here at St.Joseph's School. She loves teaching and making it fun, while having a structured classroom environment. Her undergraduate degree was obtained at California State University, Chico and she continued on to Simpson University, where she completed her multiple subject teaching credentials. Miss Shea looks forward to building student confidence and encouraging each child to grow in their relationship with Christ, while creating a positive learning environment for all children.

Stephanie LaBlanc Stephanie LaBlanc Fourth grade Know me!
Stephanie LaBlanc

Stephanie LaBlanc

Fourth grade

This is my third year teaching 4th grade at Saint Joseph School and I have also taken on Athletic Director. I obtained my education and teaching credentials through CSU, Chico.

Fourth grade is a fabulous time in a child's life and we will explore many fun and exciting things this year. I believe it is my job as a teacher to provide a safe, fun and loving learning environment for all students and strive for this daily. One of the best things about teaching at a Catholic school is the ability to teach "the whole child" rather than just teaching academics. This really allows me to share my love of learning in all aspects of life.

Mrs. Carol Koppes Mrs. Carol Koppes Junior High
Mrs. Claudine Palmer Mrs. Claudine Palmer Junior High
Ms. Julie Feser Ms. Julie Feser Junior High Know me!
Ms. Julie Feser

Ms. Julie Feser

Junior High

Ms. J.J. Feser is passionate about Catholic education. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Red Bluff and continued through Mercy Catholic High School. Both her son and daughter are graduates of Mercy as well. It’s no wonder her very favorite colors are Crusader red and Warrior blue! Ms. Feser earned her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies at California State University, Chico with a supplement in English and BCLAD certification. In 2009 she obtained her Teaching Credential from Simpson University. This is her sixth year at St. Joseph School and she will be teaching 5th grade Language Arts, Religion, P.E. and Science, 6th grade Language Arts, P.E. and Science and 7th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. She also serves as Advisor for Student Council. Ms. Feser feels students here at Saint Joseph are the most genuinely compassionate kids she has ever had the pleasure of teaching. The generosity and involvement of the students and parents, as well as the administration, faculty, and staff, make it such a joy to be here every day!

Jyoti Hench Jyoti Hench Music Teacher Know me!
Jyoti Hench

Jyoti Hench

Music Teacher

Mrs. Hench teaches music to students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade at St. Joseph School. She loves to see students of all ages develop their musical skills and experience joy through music making.

Mrs. Hench holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. She has presented at several national and state music teacher conferences, including Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), and Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC). Mrs. Hench is also active as an educational composer, and her collection of early elementary level piano pieces was published in 2019. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM).

Mrs. Hench lives in Redding with her husband and two children, who are students at St. Joseph School.

Monica Rodriguez Monica Rodriguez Aid
Pat Jasperse Pat Jasperse Transitional Kindergarten Aid

Staff

Mrs. Terri Misslin Mrs. Terri Misslin Office Manager
Mrs. Susan Emmerson Mrs. Susan Emmerson Art Instructor
Mrs. Christelle Bellingan Mrs. Christelle Bellingan Finance Secretary
Linda Nichols Linda Nichols NVCA Bookeeper