Our Faculty

Inspiring excellence - educating mind, body, and soul - a classical education in the Catholic tradition.

OUR FACULTY
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POSITION OPENINGS: Teacher Grade 6-8; Teacher Grade 2-3

DMA is searching for faithful teachers desiring classroom environments favorable to learning, personal growth, and faith formation.

Divine Mercy Academy currently has three full-time faculty and one part-time faculty. Our teachers work diligently everyday to bring to reality the vision of Divine Mercy Academy as an institution of excellence in academics, prayer, faithfulness to Catholic teaching, and development of young men and women as heroic disciples of Christ’s Teachings. All DMA faculty have signed an oath to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.

Academy students experience their Catholic faith in a natural and holistic way because it permeates the curriculum, the classroom activities, and the teachers’ professional philosophy. Divine Mercy Academy teachers understand the importance of character formation and work in conjunction with parents to help each child develop virtues and a well-formed conscience.

Divine Mercy Academy teachers are not only excellent educators, but also individuals of faith. As a result, classrooms embody an uplifting Catholic culture. Our Faculty understand the importance of character formation and work in conjunction with parents to help each child develop virtues and a well-formed conscience. The staff of Divine Mercy Academy is committed to helping each student become capable of defending Truth in all aspects of personal and professional life. Our faculty accomplish this by teaching students the art of learning. We are are very blessed to have them join us in our mission.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR FACULTY

  • After teaching first grade for 3 years in Polson, MT, I decided to move back to the Gallatin Valley to be closer to family. By the grace of God, DMA began that fall and I taught K-2nd grade. I have been blessed to continue teaching these grades since that time. I am thrilled to be working with young children who are so eager to gain knowledge and grow in their faith. What a gift it is to be in a vibrant Catholic environment!

    Ms. San SouciK-1st Teacher
  • After teaching composition for 30 years at Montana State University, I am happy to teach in a Catholic setting, where the truths of our Faith flow naturally through all course work. Divine Mercy Academy’s classical curriculum fills the void I long perceived in public school education. Students at DMA learn to think clearly about all of reality. It is a pleasure to be a part of that instruction. My husband Bill and I have lived in the Gallatin Valley since 1977. Our daughter Ashley and her husband Dave Casto have been instrumental in the development of Divine Mercy Academy.

    Mrs. RollerAdjunct Teacher
  • I worked for 15 years as a Preschool Teacher for the HRDC Head Start program. I enjoy watching children learn through their creative play and feel blessed to be part of the Divine Mercy Academy faculty. I am married to Deacon Warner Holm and we are the proud parents of Kevin, Jon, Trevor, Rebecca, Ashlynn, and Cassandra. Our three youngest children are currently enrolled in Divine Mercy Academy.

    Mrs. HolmPreschool Instructor
MEET OUR FACULTY

MRS HOLM

Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Holm received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Montana Western in 2006 and an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Northern Montana College in 1984. She has worked as a Preschool teacher for 15 years with HRDC Head Start program. Mrs. Holm returns for her third year at DMA.

MS SAN SOUCI

K-1 Teacher
Ms. San Souci received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Montana State University. Her student teaching took place in a Kindergarten classroom, since she also has a minor in Early Childhood Education. She returns for her fourth year at DMA and is thrilled to be in such a vibrant Catholic environment.

MS FARRIER

4th-5th Teacher
Ms. Farrier graduated from Montana State University in December of 2015 with a BS in Elementary Education, with a Math Option. Her student teaching was at Heck/Quaw Elementary in Belgrade for the 4th grade, and since graduation she has been working at Heck/Quaw as a Special Education Paraprofessional. She is a member of Holy Family Parish in Three Forks.

MRS MICHELOTTI

6th-8th Teacher
*information coming soon*

MRS STEINER

4-5 Aide
Mrs. Steiner received her Bachelor Degree in Nursing from MSU. She has worked in various capacities as a registered nurse. After her conversion to the Catholic faith in 2005 she became acutely aware of the desire to be in a faith-filled work atmosphere. She is happy to be a part of Divine Mercy Academy where this faith is shared by the teachers, board members and volunteers. Mrs. Steiner returns for her second year at DMA.