Our Faculty & Staff

 

                                Our Faculty and Staff
 

Haymee Giuliani
School Principal
Spanish Honors
haymee.giuliani@sjccs.net
 

Haymée Giuliani returns to St. Joseph’s this year as our school Principal. She was the Director of Religious Education at our Parish when she was last here (10 yrs. ago.) 
Haymée attended the Universidad Autonoma del Noreste in Mexico and is a Public Accountant, then gained her teachers certificate from the state of Arkansas and has over 15 yrs of teaching experience. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Catholic Education Leadership from St. Joseph’s Collage in Maine.  She has been married for almost 25 years and she and her husband have one son (Patrick) who is a graduate of St. Joseph’s.
Haymee enjoys teaching Spanish and Religion. Her pastimes include traveling to Catholic religious sites and making jewelry.  She is a Benedictine Oblate and a Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
She is so happy to be back at St. Joseph’s where she will be also teaching Spanish Honors to the 8th graders.

 

Gloria Morris 

Assistant School Principal
3rd Grade

gloria.morris@sjccs.net

 I started my working career as a computer programmer analyst and worked for General Electric in Erie, Pa. for 11 years. 
I changed careers and attended Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a minor in Religious Studies. I taught 2nd grade at Holy Rosary and then middle school Language Arts, Social Studies and Religion. I also taught middle school at Villa Angela in Pennsylvania and elementary CCD classes at my church.  After moving to South Carolina I taught first and fourth grade at our St. Joseph Catholic School. I moved to Anderson Five School District as Director of their 21st Century Learning Centers for students on academic plans.  This inspired me to earn my Masters in Education specifically in Divergent Learning.  I was also an adjunct professor at Anderson University in the Education Department teaching the methods of Language Arts.  While working at District Five  I reached out to Clemson University for help with our under achieving students.  I developed a partnership  with their Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life.  With Clemson’s and the Duke Endowment’s help, I became the first Prevent Child Abuse Director in Anderson County and went on to become the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse  S.C. in Columbia.  After leaving Columbia, God directed me to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Mission School in Greenville.  I directed a grant program with First Steps of S.C. where we received 120 hours of early childhood education.  I was happily retired until God called me back to St. Joseph Catholic School last January to teach 3rd grade. 

 

 

 


Katie Swinyer
IT Technology
katie.swinyer@sjccs.net

Mrs. Swinyer began her teaching journey at a young age by volunteering for the Special Olympics in Georgia. This inspired her drive to work with children in all capacities. Mrs. Swinyer holds an associate degree in Early Childhood Development from Georgia Perimeter College, and a B.S. in English and Pre- Speech Language from USC Upstate with a minor in sociology. She completed many speech and language therapy apprenticeship programs in schools, and completed teacher training in a self-contained autistic classroom. She received her teaching certification through PACE in middle level ELA. Since then, she has worked in Anderson District 5 teaching writing. Mrs. Swinyer feels blessed by God's grace to be working at St. Joseph teaching foreign language and technology to hard-working students.

 

Angela Wilson

Pre-K and Kindergarten
angela.wilson@sjccs.net
 

Mrs. Wilson received a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Clemson University in 1987, and has completed 18 post-graduate hours. She has spent the last 30 years working as a child development center director, preschool teacher, mentor for student teachers at Greenville Technical College Lab School, and as a classroom teacher in both the School District of Greenville County and Anderson School District 5. Mrs. Wilson received the Golden Apple Award as a kindergarten teacher at McLees Elementary School, and an award for excellence in the teaching of reading while serving as a kindergarten teacher at Homeland Park Elementary. Mrs. Wilson joined the St. Joseph family last year as a third grade teacher. She is excited to be returning to St. Joseph and is looking forward to working with the Pre K/kindergarten classroom.

 


 

 

Alice Henderson

PreK-K Teaching Assistant
alice.henderson@sjccs.net


Mrs. Henderson is a part time teacher's aide in the K4-K5 program at St. Joseph School. She retired from teaching in Dayton, Ohio, after teaching first, second, and third grades for 32 years. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Reading. Since relocating to Anderson, Mrs. Henderson has volunteered for the past 5 years in the K4-K5 classroom and has been a substitute teacher at the school.

 

 

Laura Witt

1st Grade & Reading Resource
laura.witt@sjccs.net
 

Mrs. Witt received her degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in Communications and Advertising in 2003.  She has been working with children since 2009. She received an M.A. in Elementary Education from Anderson University in 2011 and is a trained Orton-Gillingham* tutor.

Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, system or technique.

 

 

 

Ro Aurichio

 

Ms. Aurichio started teaching at St. Joseph School in 2009 as the Pre-K teacher while finishing her B.S. in Education. Currently, Ms. Aurichio teaches second grade. This is a special grade in our school, because reading and math skills are diligently developed and the students receive their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Teaching religion and the sacraments is an honor for Ms. Aurichio. She has been a volunteer religious instructor for St. Joseph Catholic Church for the past 20 years. Ms. Aurichio turns second grade into an enjoyable educational experience and is dedicated to instilling a love of learning in her students.

 

Alston Beckman
Art
alston.beckman@sjccs.net

Mrs. Beckman is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Art Education. Mrs. Beckman is delighted to be returning to St. Joseph School as part-time art teacher this fall. She taught at St. Joseph in the early 1990's but moved to Easley, where she served as a part-time elementary art teacher in Pickens County Schools for 15 years. She is either working on a project or thinking about one most of the time! Her other hobbies include sewing, reading, gardening, and crafting. Mrs. Beckman enjoys painting in oils and watercolor.

 

 

 

Debra Lamb
4th Grade
debra.lamb@sjccs.net

Mrs. Lamb earned a degree in Elementary Education from Edinboro University in Edinboro, PA, with a minor in Music. She holds her teacher’s certification in South Carolina in grades K-6. Before coming to St. Joseph School, Mrs. Lamb taught for many years in preschool through eighth grade in Illinois, Virginia, and Massachusetts. Most of her teaching experience has been in the third and fourth grades. Mrs. Lamb joined the St. Joseph teaching staff in 2015 and has been passionately sharing her love of knowledge with the fourth grade. As you will be able to tell when entering her classroom, books take center stage in a lot of Mrs. Lamb’s teaching.

 

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Holly Wylie
6th, 7th and 8th grades ELA and 7th grade home- room
holly.wylie@sjccs.net

Ms. Wylie has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Georgia Southern University, an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University, and is also certified to teach middle level ELA.  She has taught in both public and private schools in South Carolina, Germany, Ohio, and Georgia.  During the span of her 40-year teaching career, she has been named Master Teacher for The Department of Defense schools in a boarding school environment and in a public school setting. She started teaching at St. Joseph in 2016 and currently teaches fifth and sixth grade ELA and Social Studies using an interdisciplinary approach.

     


Xochitl Ortega
5th Grade Homeroom, Math, ELA, History, Middle School History
xochitl.ortega@sjccs.net

I am very excited to be joining St. Joseph’s Catholic School. I grew up in Roswell, NM and completed my undergraduate degree in the Liberal Arts with a Bachelors in History at Christendom College in Front Royal, VA. During this time, I was given the opportunity to study in an environment that was committed to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church, teaching its students the true, good and beautiful. I then went on to begin teaching in Greenville, SC. I love teaching in Catholic schools because I have the opportunity to teach children about the beauty of our Catholic faith and to integrate it into other disciplines. I am now eager to get started with St. Joseph's Catholic School community and to restore all things in Christ by forming its students to live out the Catholic faith!

 


Erin Rockenhaus
Science 5th- 8th grades and 8th grade homeroom
erinerin.rockenhaus@sjccs.net

Mrs. Rockenhaus joined the St. Joseph staff in 2017 as the seventh and eighth grade science teacher. Her background in science goes back to the University of Notre Dame where she was preparing for a future in medicine. After working as a volunteer in poor communities during her university studies, she changed course and completed a degree in Education in 2004. In the following years, she worked in the US and Mexico as an educator. Starting in 2011, she taught high school science in Texas, including AP and pre-AP courses. In 2014, she, her husband, and two children relocated to South Carolina. In 2018, she will graduate with an M.S. in Biology from Clemson University. Mrs. Rockenhaus sees science as a path for future success for young people as well as a source of joy and wonder. She believes that scientific thinking is a valuable life skill that will serve students in every profession. She hopes to awaken students to the world around them and inspire in them curiosity and solution-oriented thinking.

     


Abby Child
6th and 7th grades Math, PE and 6th grade homeroom
abby.child@sjccs.net

Ms. Child is originally from LaGrange Ga. Abby grew up as a Catholic and has been baptized, made her first communion, and been confirmed at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in LaGrange, Georgia. She attended LaGrange Academy from years K-12 and graduated in May of 2010. From there she received a softball scholarship to attend Anderson university in the fall of 2010. During this time, she would attend St. Joseph’s Catholic Church to continue practicing her Catholic faith.
After her four years as a student athlete Abby received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education (K-12) in December 2014. Upon graduation she served as a PE teacher at Woodmont MS in Piedmont SC from January 2015- May 2015. During this time, she also coached the Hillcrest softball team to a region victory in their 2015 season. Ms. Child decided to take a break from teaching and began a new pursuit into college coaching. She received an offer from Georgia Southwestern State University (Americus, Ga) for the assistant softball coaching position. In her two years at GSW Ms. Child received her
master’s degree in early childhood education. Abby is now the assistant softball coach at Anderson University, and looks forward to beginning a new journey as the 6th/7th grade math teacher and PE coach here at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

 


Rebecca Lawson
Spanish PK - 7th grades
rebecca.lawson@sjccs.net
 

Mrs. Lawson is a Native of Fair Play, SC. She received her B.A. in Music with a major in piano and a minor in flute from Anderson University in 1998. She completed her teacher certification in Spanish at Clemson University in 2002. She has 15 years of experience teaching Spanish and Music in public and private schools in Georgia and Maryland. She has spent the last 3 years developing a Spanish program and teaching Music to Pre-K 3 through 8th grade at Mother of God School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Mrs. Lawson is beyond excited to be returning to her home state and joining the St. Joseph family as a Spanish teacher.  She is also honored to be conducting the new Children's Mass Choir of St. Joseph.

     

Jerry West
Religion
jerry.west@sjccs.net

Mr. Jerry West received his MBA from the University of Rochester and is a Chartered Financial Consultant. He spent 25 years working in and selling to the healthcare industry and finished his career as a financial advisor. He has been married for 43 years, has two daughters and is the proud grandfather of one grandson. Mr. West started teaching religious education in 1996 at St. Patrick Church in St. Charles, IL, including 16 years assisting high school sophomores with Confirmation preparation. Mr. West moved to Anderson in 2013 and joined the St. Joseph family as the middle school religion teacher.

 

Mandi Aumann
Music and band PK - 8th grades
mandi.aumann@sjccs.net

After raising her four children for over 10 years, Ms. Aumann began teaching a Suzuki String program at Montessori School of Anderson, where her role grew to include strings from PK-12th grade. She also runs a private studio, ages 5-Adult, teaching viola and violin.
Ms. Aumann continues her life-long passion for music, drama, and dance after 35+ years of experience. She plays the viola in amateur and professional organizations in the area including many churches, GAMAC Chamber Orchestra, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and GLOW Lyric Theatre Orchestra, and has performed in several productions at Clemson Little Theater and Electric City Playhouse. You can often find her in downtown Anderson, supporting local businesses and activities that are revitalizing Downtown Anderson.

Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Ms. Aumann has performed in hundreds of shows, both as an actor, singer, dancer, and orchestra member. In addition to the viola and violin, Ms. Aumann plays the cello, piano, and has recently begun studies on the autoharp and tenor banjo.

     



 

 

Holly Hunter
Administrative Assistant
holly.hunter@sjccs.net