Junior High Faculty


Sixth Grade Homeroom / Junior High Language Arts

Jamie Woods
B.S: English Language Arts: Kansas State
Speech/Theater: Kansas State
Years of Teaching Experience: 10
Years at Holy Cross: 2

I am blessed to be a part of the staff at Holy Cross Catholic School. I graduated from KSU with a degree in Theater, and UMKC with a degree in Secondary Education and English. I have 10 years teaching experience, and when I came to Holy Cross, it really felt like home. To be able to express my Catholic faith while teaching ELA is something I look forward to every day. My family and I are members of the Holy Cross Catholic Church and my kids attend school here at Holy Cross as well. School. This school truly is a community of teachers and staff who care for the students as if they were family. When my family and I toured the school, I immediately felt a sense of belonging. Holy Cross is truly “One School, One Faith, One Family”.

Seventh Grade Homeroom / Junior High Math

Erica Johnson
B.A. Secondary Education and Math, Benedictine College
Years of Teaching Experience: 3
Years at Holy Cross: 3
I am so excited to join the team at Holy Cross this year! I loved the feel of the school from the moment I walked in the first time. I’m blessed to be a part of such a caring, friendly, Catholic community. I am looking forward to sharing my love of my faith and math with my students.

Seventh Grade Homeroom / Junior High Social Studies

Julie Lewis
Years of Teaching Experience: 7
Years at Holy Cross: 7
BS Elementary Education: University of Nebraska at Omaha
MS K-12 Reading: University of Nebraska at Omaha

I am very fortunate to be working at Holy Cross. When I walked through the building during my interview and started meeting the staff, I knew this was where I belonged. I am lucky to work in a community so committed to the education of young people. Being able to bring God into the classroom is both and honor and a blessing.

Eight Grade Homeroom / Junior High Science

Paula Patterson
BS Elementary Education University of Kansas
Years Teaching Experience 19 yrs
Years at Holy Cross 10

It is an incredible blessing to share and witness my Catholic faith with families, students and co-workers. Being part of a faith-filled community is at the heart of why I teach in a Catholic School. My husband and I are grateful that all five of our children attended Holy Cross Catholic School. Catholic education forms the student in the right order with God. As a Catholic teacher my goals are to facilitate learning while partnering with parents in the formation of their children’s minds, hearts and souls, preparing them to reach their ultimate goal in life, Heaven.


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