Elementary School Staff

Administration Staff

Laura Wilkowski
Principal
Work Phone: 835-9481 ext. 49
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 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.
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 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 he was 40 on June 24.  He serves as the vocation director for the Diocese of Saginaw, and is looking forward to years of building on the strengths of the Saint Brigid community.  In his down time he gardens, bikes and cross-country skies.  Say hello and introduce yourself, even if you see him walking his dog Bella.
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 excited to be the first grade teacher at St. Brigid. 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 long time parishioner at St. Gabriel Parish in Auburn. There she is actively involved as a religious educator, cantor, and extraordinary minister of the Holy Communion. Amanda and her family, mother (Kim), father (Mike), and brother (Ryan), all live in Auburn. She enjoys traveling, reading, crafting, 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
Michelle Twigg
Fourth Grade
835-9481 ext. 76 Michelle Twigg grew up in the Metro Detriot area, where she attended Guardian Angels Catholic School (k-8) and Bishop Foley Catholic High School (9-12). From there Michelle went on the Oakland University and graduated with a Bachelot of Science Degree in Education. In 2014, Michelee had her son Ethan and they moved to Alpena, Michigan where she taught split classes, standard classes and math at All Saint Catholic School to grades 2 - 7. In 2019, Michelle and Ethan moved to Midland and she took the position at as the fourth grade teacher at Saint Brigid Catholic School. They are excited to be here and she feels very blessed to be working with a community of amazing professionals.
Sara Groth
Fifth Grade
835-9481 ext. 77 Sara is excited to be the 5th grade teacher at St. Brigid of Kildare! She graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a double major in Elementary Education and Social Studies and a minor in Language Arts. 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 through 3rd grade. She also volunteers annually at the Lenten seafood dinners and with the school’s Lego Club. 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 Tutor/Recess Monitor
Dottie Norris has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Development from Central Michigan University. She worked at Blessed Sacrament School as the After School Care program director for several years, and was the Preschool teacher for 28 years. Dottie and her family became members of Saint Brigid Parish in 2003, when her son started Elementary school here. Dottie enjoys boating and snowmobiling at their cottage in Houghton Lake, 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.