Rev. Thomas F. Boufford

Jerry Ward - Principal

Maureen McCall-Assistant Administrator

I think almost everyone here at St. Michael School knows who I am. For those of you who are new, “WELCOME”. My name is Mrs. Maureen McCall (Mo).  I have been a staff member of this beautiful school family for almost 27 years. My husband Al was in the U.S. Navy for twenty one years. We were lucky to be stationed in Italy for a two year tour. We now know why this is where God chose to build his beautiful church. I have a wonderful family who my life revolves around.  Ann/Joe David/Mandy who have blessed us with four wonderful grandchildren Hannae, Matdi, Ashlyn and Nolan. We love taking family vacations, spending time at the cabin, and just being together. I love my job as assistant administrator.  I am here for your children at all times. Please feel free to contact me with questions/concerns. (


Kristina Wernette-5th/6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Wernette has been here, there, and everywhere!  Born in Omaha, Nebraska she grew up outside of Kansas City, went to college at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas, majoring in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Biology.  Kristina and her husband Ryan have three children, Joseph, Rachael, and Lillian.  This part of the Wernette Clan has lived in Midland Texas, Bradford Pennsylvania, and they are finally HOME in Remus Michigan.

Heather Quackenbush- 3rd/4th grade Teacher

My name is Heather Quackenbush and I am blessed to be the 3rd/4thgrade teacher at St. Michael School.  I graduated from Hope College in 1996 with a degree in learning disabilities.  I also have a master’s degree from GVSU.  I have 20 years of teaching experience, including being the Title I teacher here beginning in December 2017.  I am married to my husband, Javan, and we have a daughter who is currently in the 7thgrade.  I love to read, shop, and spend time with family and friends.

Marty Snyder-1st/2nd Grade Teacher 

Hi, I am Ms. Snyder.  I have been teaching at St. Michael for 31 years.  Both of my daughters attended St. Michael School and went on to graduate at the top of their classes.  St. Michael holds a very special place in my heart.  It is my home away from home.  I have been here so long that I am teaching children of children I taught many years ago.  I truly love this school and am very proud to be a part of St. Michael.  When I am not teaching the students how to survive in this world, you may find me golfing, reading, attending sporting events, going to the beach, or just hanging out and relaxing with family and friends.

Jesse Olsen - Kindergarten Teacher

Jessica PeLong-Preschool Director

Hi my name is Jessica PeLong.  I am very blessed to be the Preschool Teacher and Director here at St. Michael's School.  I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Child Development.  I have a wonderful Husband, 3 amazing children and an energetic dog.   

Specials and Support Staff           
Javan Quackenbush -PE

Niki Ray-Librarian and Technology 

Originally from Mt. Pleasant, but now live in Canadian Lakes with my husband and two children, who attend St. Michael School. I graduated from Saginaw Valley State University where I majored in Elementary Education. I became a stay-at-home mom when my children were born, until they started school. I currently teach Library and Technology, at St. Michael. I love being back in the classroom where I grow and learn with the children.

Stephany Tandazo
- Spanish Teacher

Stephany is originally from Ecuador. She started teaching Spanish at St. Michael's in Fall 2017. She has a B.S in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M and a M.S in Food Process Engineering from Purdue University. She is a full-time mom and enjoys teaching Spanish part-time at St. Michael's and Montcalm Community College. She believes that the younger the kids get immersed to a different language and culture, the more advantageous they will be at developing better language skills and expanding and enriching their minds and lives. She teaches the kids not only a different language but also about the different Spanish speaking cultures and traditions around the world.

Dr. Courtney Piercey - Music
Dr. Piercey grew up in upstate New York, and has lived in exciting places like New York City, Boston, and the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. She now lives in Big Rapids with her husband and their four furbabies- three cats and a dog. She graduated with degrees in voice performance from the Crane School of Music, Boston University, and Arizona State University. (GO SUNDEVILS!) She began teaching college in 2003 and has worked with students at Olivet College, Lansing Community College, and Central Arizona College. She currently works with students at Ferris State University. She has also spends summers teaching choir students from middle school to high school age at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Dr. Piercey sings with Voca Lyrica, Opera Grand Rapids, and West Michigan Opera Project and is the chancel choir director for Reed City United Methodist Church where she also serves as a worship leader. She's very excited to be working with the wonderful students at St. Michael's and introducing them to a lifelong love of making music 

Brittany Hensley- Art
My name is Brittany Hensley and I am teaching art this year at St. Mikes and I am really happy and glad to be here to share my love of art with the students. I have three little ones; 3 year old twin girls, Riley and Maisy. They are in the 3 year old preschool class. I also have a little boy, Clayton, that is 3 months old. For the last three years I have been a stay at home mom. Before that, I was a graphic designer at a design agency and I worked at a craft store. I have always loved art. Looking forward to a great year with all of the kids.                             

                                       Rene Peterson- Preschool Aide

Tanya Morris-Preschool Aide

Angela Bouck - Cafeteria Aide

Facility Staff                     

Bob Beers-Director of Facilities

                                     Tammy Adams - Custodian