Elementary School Staff

Administration Staff

Laura Wilkowski
Principal
Work Phone: 835-9481 ext. 49 Laura Wilkowski has been the principal at Saint Brigid Catholic School since 2018. Prior to becoming principal, she taught middle school science and sixth grade Western Hemisphere, Religion, and Spanish. She has taught for four years as the elementary science specialist and did the after-school science club. Prior to her experience at Saint Brigid, she served as teacher-in-residence at Virginia Commonwealth University for four years, Science Specialist and elementary teacher for Richmond Public Schools. Laura holds a BA in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Science Education, and a Post Master's Certificate in Administration and Supervision. Laura and her husband, Stephen, have three children who all attended Saint Brigid Catholic School.
Sherri Nemeth
Assistant Principal
835-9481 ext. 56 Sherri Nemeth is a native of Michigan who has resided in Midland since 1986. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University, and after many years in the business field decided to continue her education. She then earned her Elementary Education Certification with endorsements in math and science from Saginaw Valley State University. She has since earned her Master of Arts in Teaching as a Reading Specialist from Saginaw Valley State University. Sherri taught preschool for two-and-a-half years, and then began her career at Saint Brigid Catholic School. She taught Junior Science for one year and then became the reading specialist. After two years, yet another opportunity arose, and she began teaching second grade at Saint Brigid Catholic School, where she remained for 13 years. In 2021, yet another opportunity presented itself and Sherri accepted the role as Assistant Principal and Reading Specialist. Sherri, her husband, and two children are members of Saint Brigid Catholic Church. She has also taught Kindergarten Faith Formation.
Ryan Delaney
Office Professional
Work Phone: 835-9481 ext. 48
Fr. Andy Booms
Pastor
Work Phone: 835-9481 ext. 34 Fr. Andy Booms became the pastor of Saint Brigid of Kildare on July 1, 2017. He is happy to be serving Midland’s oldest Catholic parish and school. Ordained June 8, 2007, he is now a middle-aged priest in years of service and age. Fr Andy enjoys leading our community in Worship, Service, and Education. In his downtime, he gardens, runs(not too fast), bikes, and cross-country skis. His rescue pup Dee Pucci also likes to occupy him when he’s not in the office. He loves greeting you at any time so if you see him out and about, say hi.
Gary Hollingshead
Maintenance Supervisor
Corie VanSumeren
Food Service Director/Athletic Director
989-835-9481 ext. 64

Elementary Staff

Susie Hollingshead
Kindergarten
989-835-9481 ext. 65 Susie has been the kindergarten teacher at Saint Brigid Catholic School since the 2001 school year. Susie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University in 1986. Her first teaching job was head teacher in the three-year-old class at the Y.M.C.A. in Indianapolis, Indiana. After moving to Midland in 1988, she taught kindergarten at Siebert Elementary until 1994. The birth of her second child found her choosing to become a stay-at-home mom for the next six years. During this time, Susie was able to continue to work with children. She did daycare for three families while living in Saint Louis, Missouri. After returning to Midland, Susie worked at Saint John’s Episcopal Cooperative Preschool as a teacher’s assistant until coming to Saint Brigid Catholic School in 2001. Susie received eighteen credit hours of graduate instruction from Saginaw Valley State University in the areas of reading and early childhood development. She takes continuing education to stay current with the best educational practices. Susie enjoys camping and fishing with her family. This combined with teaching makes for a full and rewarding life.
Amanda Heminger
First Grade
835-9481 ext. 71 Amanda is the first-grade teacher at Saint Brigid Catholic School. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. Amanda continues to participate in education classes to stay up-to-date on the latest research and best practices in education. Amanda attended Catholic School at Auburn Area Catholic School, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Nouvel Catholic Central High School then attended Bay City Western High School. She is a longtime parishioner at St. Gabriel Parish in Auburn. There she is actively involved as a cantor and extraordinary minister of the Holy Communion. Amanda and her family all live in Auburn. She enjoys traveling, reading, crafting, watching Disney movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jennifer Brushaber
Second Grade
835-9481 ext. 72
Katie Adam
Third Grade
989-835-9481 ext. 44 Katie Adam has been at Saint Brigid Catholic School as a teacher since 2019, although this is not her first time at Saint Brigid. She first started to attend Saint Brigid as a student and was a member of the first middle school class in 2006. This is her 5th year teaching as an elementary teacher and wouldn't want any other job. She couldn't ask for a better place to work nor better co-workers to have! Katie graduated from Mount Marty College (now Mount Marty University) in Yankton, SD in 2017 and holds a BA in Elementary Education and Minor in Technical Theatre. Ms. Adam currently lives at home with her parents and four brothers. Her school year hobbies consist of grading papers, sending emails, and tutoring while her summertime hobbies consist of hauling wood for their wood stove, swimming, and relaxing outside.
Michelle Twigg
Fourth Grade
835-9481 ext. 76 Michelle Twigg grew up in the Metro Detroit area, where she attended Guardian Angels Catholic School (K-8) and Bishop Foley Catholic High School (9-12). From there Michelle went on to Oakland University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. In 2014, Michelle had her son Ethan and they moved to Alpena, Michigan where she taught split classes, standard classes and math at All Saints Catholic School to grades 2-7. In 2019, Michelle and Ethan moved to Midland and she took the position as the fourth-grade teacher at Saint Brigid Catholic School. Ms. Twigg feels very blessed to be working with a community of amazing professionals.
Sara Groth
Fifth Grade
835-9481 ext. 77 Sara has been the 5th-grade teacher at Saint Brigid Catholic School since 2016. She graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a double major in Elementary Education and Social Studies and a minor in Language Arts. She lives in Freeland with her two cats, Fred and George, and she is excited to be getting married in June 2023! Sara continuously feels blessed to be working with such an amazing community of staff, students, and parents.
Heather Crawford
Paraprofessional
A Saint Brigid Catholic School alumni herself, Heather joined the staff as a playground supervisor in 2009 after closing her home daycare. She has been a teacher’s aide since 2010 and presently assists Kindergarten.Heather is proud to be fourth generation parishioner. She and her husband, David, have two daughters who also attended Saint Brigid Catholic School.

Support Staff

Sherri Nemeth
Reading Specialist
835-9481 ext. 72 Sherri Nemeth is a native of Michigan who has resided in Midland since 1986. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University, and after many years in the business field decided to continue her education. She then earned her Elementary Education Certification with endorsements in math and science from Saginaw Valley State University. She has since earned her Master of Arts in Teaching as a Reading Specialist from Saginaw Valley State University. Sherri taught preschool for two-and-a-half years, and then began her career at Saint Brigid Catholic School. She taught Junior Science for one year and then became the reading specialist. After two years, yet another opportunity arose, and she began teaching second grade at Saint Brigid Catholic School where she remained for 15 years. In 2021, yet another opportunity presented itself and Sherri accepted the role as Assistant Principal and Reading Specialist. Sherri, her husband, and two children are members of Saint Brigid Catholic Church. She has also taught Kindergarten Faith Formation.
Dottie Norris
After School Care Program - Lead Teacher/Librarian/Reading Support Teacher/Playground Supervisor
Dottie Norris is our After School Care Director, Librarian, Playground Supervisor, and one of our Reading Support Teachers. She moved to Midland after graduating from Central Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Development. Dottie worked at Blessed Sacrament School as the Preschool teacher for 28 years and the After School Care program director for several years. Saint Brigid became her family's home Parish in 2003, when her son started Elementary school. Dottie enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.
Chandra Kierpiec
Food Service Prep/Reading Tutor
Jerry Cain
Coordinator of Technology
989-835-7121 x45
Kim Scott
Science Lab
Ester Bateman
Spanish
Chris O'Connell
Music
Allison Klykken
Art
Ross Gibson
Technology
Justin Chase
P.E.