Middle 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

Homeroom/Core Teachers

Kristi Gilbert
Seventh/Eighth Grade Homeroom/Middle School Math & Science
989-835-9481 ext. 74 Kristi comes to Saint Brigid Catholic School as our 4th grade teacher, after spending 5 months as the long-term 7th grade teacher in the 2016-2017 school year. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Some of her favorite hobbies are golfing, skiing, crafting and traveling the world! Kristi was born and raised in Bay City and is graduate from Bay City Western. She attended Delta College before moving on to Saginaw Valley State University to finish her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. She also has a minor in mathematics and integrated science. Kristi is a active member of Our Lady of Czestochowa. She has taught religious education in the parish for 13 years and is also an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist.
Chris Wakeman
Sixth Grade Homeroom/Middle School ELA & History
989-835-9481 ext. 75 Chris Wakeman was born in the Dearborn, Michigan area but spent High School years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He went to the University of Toledo and majored in Recreation and Leisure studies after changing majors from Education. There he earned a BS and a MA in Recreation and Leisure Studies while playing football for the University. After college, Chris went to Mackinac Island and worked at Grand Hotel. Chris moved to Midland in 2010 to run the NADA hotel and conference services for Northwood University and teach in the Hospitality department. After 5 years with Northwood University, he then went to CMU for 3 years to teach full time as a faculty member (fixed-term) in the Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Department, before returning to running hotels and restaurants for 2 years. At that time, Mr. Wakeman decided to go back to school and earn his teaching certification in English and Social Studies at Saginaw Valley State University through the Accelerated Certification with Residency. He taught one year at the Zilwaukee K-8 School teaching English, Social Studies, and Math to Middle school students before coming to Saint Brigid Catholic School as the Middle School ELA and History teacher. Chris intentionally chose to rejoin the teaching ranks because he has a passion for seeing young learners grow along with a commitment to good communication and understanding civic responsibility. He live with my wonderful wife and 2 great sons.
LeAnne Osborn
Middle School Theology/Coordinator of Catholic Identity
Before attending the University of Missouri for her BS in Education, LeAnne traveled the United States on NET (National Evangelization Team), and has never lost her passion for sharing the light and love of Christ! After receiving her teaching degree, LeAnne taught Math, Science, Literature and Religion in St. Louis, MO and Dallas, TX. She has worked in parish and college ministry and has an MA in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. She and her husband, Dr. Dan Osborn, and their children, feel blessed to call the diocese of Saginaw home.

Elective Teachers

Judyth Peterson
Band
Since 2009, Midland native Judyth Peterson has brought a wealth of musical expertise to the Saint Brigid band program. She holds a Music Education degree from Michigan State University where she was a percussion major and member of the Spartan Marching Band. She worked with high school band camps throughout the state and at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, touring Europe with their International Orchestra. Ms. Peterson taught band in Ft. Wayne, Indiana before returning to Midland to become the Business Manager of the Midland Symphony Orchestra, a position she held for 20 years. She set the all-time MSO attendance record and developed educational programs reaching thousands across the region. During that time, she continued to teach music as the drumline instructor at Midland High School. There she created a program that attracted unprecedented numbers to the MHS bands. She has been honored as a Chemic for Life and homecoming Grand Marshal. With the staff of the Northern Aurora Drum & Bugle Corps, Judyth toured on the national competition circuit for two summers. She was a charter member of Midland’s Resonators Percussion Ensemble, performing around the community for over a decade. As a commissioned Lay Minister at Blessed Sacrament Parish, she directed the handbell choir, served in adult formation, RCIA, and liturgy, and traveled to Israel with the late Bishop Kenneth Untener. Ms. Peterson left the MSO in 2006 to open a private percussion studio. Her students have scored superior ratings at state festivals and auditions, going on to college marching bands and earning music degrees. She recently retired her Midland High position after 38 years of audacious drumming. She continues to perform in the MSU Alumni Band and is a Past President of the MSU Alumni Club of Midland County. In addition to her musical pursuits, Judyth provides respite care for adults with disabilities through the Arnold Center. She is a doting aunt and Godmother, avid sports fan, and recites annually at the Midland Reads Poetry event. She can be found cheering on her beloved Spartans, working out at the Community Center, pedaling her Trek 1220 and paddle boarding around Michigan waters. Always inspired by the students of Saint Brigid School, she thrives on making music with the “small but mighty” Shamrock Bands.
Kim Scott
Science Lab
Kennedy Danner
Performing Arts

Suppport 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
Reading Tutor
Jerry Cain
Coordinator of Technology
989-835-7121 x45
Kim Scott
Science Lab
Ester Bateman
Spanish
Yolanda Collier
Spanish
Chris O'Connell
Music
Erika Squanda
Art
Ross Gibson
Technology
Hayden Klein
Gym
Tracy Glomski
Cook
Kathy Wazny
After School Care Assistant