St. John School Staff

Mrs. Kristen Blair

After 33 years as a classroom teacher, I accepted the position of principal of St. John Elementary School at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. My life has been richly blessed by my involvement with Catholic education in the Jackson area. The wonderful staff, families and children are a source of continued blessings and much gratitude.

Professional Credentials:

BS, Elementary Education – Central Michigan University

Graduate Studies – Michigan State University

MA, Educational Leadership – University of Dayton

Advanced Catechist Certificate – Diocese of Lansing

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13)

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Rev. Fr. Charles Canoy

Rev. Fr. Charles Canoy is a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Lansing in Michigan. “Father Chas,” as he is more commonly called, grew up in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 1994. He then worked for a few years as a business planning associate for General Mills and then as a regional director for Legatus, an organization of Catholic business leaders.

Before entering seminary, Fr. Canoy studied two years at Franciscan University in Ohio and a year in Rome. A transformative 30-day Ignatian retreat during the Lent of 2001 prompted him to pursue the diocesan priesthood and enter Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, where he earned his Master of Divinity (M.Div.), graduating summa cum laude in 2005.

On June 11, 2005, Fr. Canoy was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ. He served for five years at two parishes, St. Thomas the Apostle in downtown Ann Arbor and St. Andrew the Apostle in Saline, Michigan. In 2010, he then served on the faculty of the same seminary from which he graduated, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, for four years while completing his S.T.L. degree from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas with a specialty in the New Evangelization in 2014. Fr. Chas been serving as the pastor at St. John the Evangelist in Jackson, Michigan ever since.

Fr. Chas still enjoys his childhood sport of golf, but now with a glass of bourbon on the rocks afterward.

Mrs Karen Barrett
First Grade
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs Tara Brady
Reading Specialist
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs Cyndi Brinker
Art
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mr. Shane Brogan
Physical Education
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. Dru Densmore
Child Care
Phone: (517) 784-8811
Mrs Dana Farley
Pre-K
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. Angela Fitzpatrick
Second Grade
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. Jill Fletcher
Spanish
Phone: 517.784.1714
Dr. Lisa Heller
Music & Choir
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mr Marshall Hesslau
Counselor
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. Victoria James
Fifth Grade
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mss. Meghan Kelley
Kindergarten
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. Marla Krueger
Pre-3yr & 4yr
Phone: 517.784.1714
Ms Antoinette Lacinski
Technology
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. Beckie Lampman
First Grade
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mss. Noelle Lathers
First Grade
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. LuAnn Lourim
Third Grade
Phone: 517-784-1714
Mrs Colleen Panici
Fourth Grade
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs Pat Putra
Receptionist
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. Betsy Saunders
Sixth Grade
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. Heather Shaughnessy
Secretary
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. Judy Smith
Learning Center / Title I
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs. Jacki Staudacher
Librarian
Phone: 517.784.1714
Mrs Kristie Wasick
Fourth Grade
Phone: 517.784.1714