Deacon Drew is originally from Castroville, Texas. He is the oldest of three boys in his family. He first moved to the South Bend area when he attended Notre Dame and graduated in 2009 after studying economics and political science. He then taught for two years at a Catholic school in Mobile, Alabama in the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Teaching Fellows Program. Upon completion of ACE Teaching Fellows and receiving his M.Ed. from Notre Dame in 2011, he worked for four years in the administrative team of Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives. In 2015, he answered God's call to enter Moreau seminary to discern priesthood in the Congregation of Holy Cross. He professed first vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience in 2017, and lived at St. Adalbert in his final year of seminary last year. Upon receiving his M.Div from Notre Dame in May, 2021, Holy Cross assigned him to St. Adalbert's for his deacon year, and he is grateful and excited to continue serving this community. He made his final profession of vows on August 28, 2021, and was ordained a deacon the following day. Please pray for him as he prepares to be ordained a priest on the feast of St. Adalbert, April 23, 2022.
My names is Michele Psalidas. I graduated from WGU in 2019. I have been working in the South Bend School Corporation for the last 4 years, spending 1 year teaching 4th grade and the other 3 years teaching kindergarten.
I have two children. My son Alan is an English teacher at a local school. My daughter works full-time and is attending college where she is working on a double a major in philosophy and business.
My husband and I have 6 Saint Bernard dogs which keep my afterwork hours very busy and greatly loved. I also enjoy gardening in the summer, reading and as much family time as I can get with everyone's busy schedules. I am looking forward to a great year at St. Adalbert!
Hello! My name is Br. Matt Rehagen, CSC. I am a Holy Cross Brother, and this is my first year teaching at St. Adalbert. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame, and I am a member of the Alliance for Catholic Education. In addition to being the 5th Grade teacher, I am the Athletic Director at St. Adalbert. I love playing and watching sports, and I'm very excited to be here!
It has been a great blessing to teach middle school students for 21 years. I started teaching at St. Monica in Mishawaka after receiving my teaching degree from Indiana University in 1998. After 8 years at St. Monica, I taught at John Young for 2 years and then God directed me here, to St. Adalbert School where I have taught Middle School Math, Social Studies, and Religion for the past 11 years. This year, I am very excited to work with all grades and parents as the Resource teacher and HASA Liaison. As a fluent Spanish speaker, it has been a great pleasure to be able to communicate with many of our school parents, who are very supportive and appreciative. During my time at St. Adalbert, I have had the pleasure to help coordinate Confirmation retreats for our students, facilitate Quiz Bowl, make costumes for musicals, and serve as a teacher liaison for HASA.
My husband, Joe and I have four wonderful children, now grown adults, and four incredible grandchildren.
Mrs. Cramer is a native of South Bend and earned her BS in Elementary Education, Reading Minor, and Computer Endorsement at IUSB. She began at St. Adalbert School in June of 2020. She is teaching Science for 4th - 8th grade. She also helps out with study hall and testing with the students. She began teaching in 1993 and she has taught at St. Thomas the Apostle, St Joe Grade School and St. Pius X. Most years of her teaching have been in Technology and Engineering and began a Lego Robotics Club for Kindergarten through 3rd. The program was very popular and grew each year in the 3 years it was implemented. At St. Joe, she taught 1st Grade for 3 years.
Mrs. Cramer and her husband have two children who are Catholic school students themselves. Her daughter graduated from Marian High School and Holy Cross College with a degree in Psychology. Her son is a Senior at Marian High School and preparing to go to Marian University in the fall. In her spare time she likes to knit and crochet or test her wits with different kinds of puzzles! "In spite of all the years I’ve spent as a teacher in Catholic education, nothing could have prepared me for the great joy that comes from being in the presence of St. Adalbert students each day. Enjoying their smiles, enthusiasm and respect is the best part of being here!"
Hi! My name is Kim Elliott. I was born in Elkhart, Indiana. I attended Concord High School. I also went to Ball State University and graduated from Indiana University South Bend. I currently live in South Bend. I am married with two children. Peighton, my daughter, is 15 and attends Adams High School in South Bend. My son, Xavier is seven and is in the first grade here at St. Adalbert. For fun, I enjoy dog sitting on the weekends for families in the area. I also love spending time with my family. We are avid Hockey fans. We enjoy watching my son Xavier play hockey for the Irish Youth Hockey League at the Ice Box and Notre Dame. Watching hockey games on the weekends keeps us very busy. I also enjoy decorating and working with young children.
This is my first year as the technology teacher at St. Adalbert. I am originally from New Jersey where I taught for many years in both public and catholic school. I am very happy to be teaching here.
I graduated from Montclair State University , where I earned an undergraduate degree and 2 master degrees. In addition to teaching in New Jersey I supervised the Fine and Practical Arts Department, Social Studies and Science Departments.
This summer my husband, Dennis, and I moved to Indiana to be closer to my family. I have three daughters, two sons-in-law and seven grandchildren who keep me very busy!
In my spare time I like to cook, walk and read. I love teaching and hope to share my love of learning with my students.