Specialists At Holy Cross


Denise Mason

Years of teaching experience: 35
Years at Holy Cross: 25
B.S. Recreation and Health: Central Missouri State University

Teacher Certification: Avila University

Various Technology Certifications

Holy Cross is a place where you will find friendly and caring people who are interested in achieving excellence in education and building a strong faith community.

K-6 General Music, 5-8 Band & Junior High Bell Choir

Nick Andrews
Nick Andrews – K-6 General Music, 5th – 8th Grade Band, Junior High Bell Choir
Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) UMKC
Years at Holy Cross: 3

The moment I walked into Holy Cross I immediately felt welcome and knew that this community was dedicated to providing the best education possible for students. Music provides a foundation for learning and fosters creativity and joy. I am excited, honored, and blessed for this opportunity and look forward to sharing my passion for music to the students at Holy Cross.


Michael Long
Years of teaching experience: 16
Years at Holy Cross: 14
B.F.A.: Kansas State University

I believe that God gives everyone a special gift of creativity. My job as an art teacher is to nurture and cultivate these feelings into a life-long pursuit of creative expression through art. I am thankful that Holy Cross truly understands and support the arts and the important role that art plays in the development of children’s minds. I love my job. I work with great people and you couldn’t ask for a better bunch of kids.

Physical Education

Janine Obershaw

Physical Education
Years of Teaching Experience – 23
Years at Holy Cross – 21
B.S. Elementary/Physical Education, University of Wisconsin- Platteville

My first teaching job was at a Catholic school in Wisconsin.  The people of the community were friendly, hard working, faith-filled and down-to-earth.  They had strong morals and values, and it was an absolute joy to teach and coach their children.  I loved it there.  Then we moved to Kansas.  I was devastated because I thought I would never again find anything like the wonderful school I left.  I was wrong!  I found Holy Cross.  My daughter attended Holy Cross and my son currently attends.  As a teacher and as a parent, I feel blessed to be a part of the Holy Cross community.



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