Meet The Teachers And Staff 2018-2019

Meet our Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher/Music
I am Rebecca Geneski, the teacher of St. Mary’s Preschool and Kindergarten. When I was growing up I lived in Pierce, Emerson, and finally moved to Osmond my last years of high school. I graduated from Osmond Community High School in 2005. I knew right away I wanted to attend a college that allowed me to learn more about my faith, which led me to Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. I graduated from Mount Marty College in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education. My first teaching  job was at St. Rose School in Crofton, Nebraska. In 2014, I began my next teaching journey at the amazing St. Mary’s School here in Osmond! My encouraging husband is Jake Geneski, and he works for Lind and Gubbels, Inc. We have four beautiful children together. Our oldest children, Noah, Sunny, and Gwenny have the enjoyment of attending St. Mary’s School. Our youngest child is Heidi and dreams of the day she gets to start at St. Mary’s Preschool. It is such a blessing to have our family involved at our Catholic School. Teaching the students here is a true joy and all the parents and staff are very supportive! I feel very blessed that God has led me to this path!

Meet our 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher/Spanish
Hi! My name is Chelsey Schmit. I am excited to be starting my first year teaching at St. Mary’s School. I grew up in Laurel. I have three younger sisters and one younger brother. After graduating high school from Laurel, I attended Wayne State College and earned my degree in elementary education with an English second language endorsement. After college, I taught first and second grade at St. Leonard’s Catholic School in Madison for one year. My husband Justin, and I live on a farm near Randolph. Justin farms with his dad. We recently added a new little addition to our family in May. Our little boy, Kaden, has been the best blessing. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and watching sports.

 

Meet our 3rd and 4th Grade Teacher/Technology
Krista Heithold grew up near Fordyce helping her mom and dad on the farm they lived on and playing in the barns with her younger brother.  She attended West Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in Hartington, Nebraska.  She knew right away that teaching was the job that God was calling her to.  She attended Wayne State College and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education.  She had worked at West Catholic Elementary School in Fordyce, NE for the past five years.  She is excited to be part of the St. Mary’s School Family.
Heithold lives with her husband, Marcus, on a family farm near Hartington, where he helps his uncle farm the family feedlot.  They have been married for three years now.  As of right now they do not have any kids. They do have one dog named Addie. In their free time they enjoy going to the lake with friends, traveling to see family and friends, and having supper get together with friends.  They are both involved with their church in Fordyce, both attending prayer groups and volunteering at church events.  In Krista’s free time she enjoys crocheting, photography, baking, reading, and tending her plants.

Meet our 5th and 6th Grade Teacher/PE
Hello! My name is Mrs. Keri Severson and I am very excited for my fourth year at St. Mary’s School.  I am ready for a fun and exciting year.
Here are some fun facts about me:
—–I was born in Bassett, Nebraska and was raised on a ranch between Bassett and Newport along Highway 20. I grew up with my parents and three sisters, Tara, Micki and Brooke.
—–I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in Physical Education.
—–I have been married to my wonderful husband, Matt for fifteen years and we have two awesome kids. My husband works at Northeast Nebraska Tire and Trailer and also works part time at his machine shop that we own. My son, Owen is 13 and is in 7th grade and my daughter Ava is 10 and in 4th grade. We also have a dog and cat.

—–When I am not teaching, I love to read, bake, do yard work and house projects, fish, help on my parents’ ranch, play and watch sports, and hang out with my family and friends.

Meet our 7th and 8th Grade Teacher/ Title I/Teacher Facilitator
Mrs. Guenther-I grew up in the small Defiance, Iowa. After graduating from Harlan Community High School, I moved to Norfolk and attended Northeast Community College before transferring to Wayne State where I earned by degree in education. I substitute taught for a year before beginning my teaching career. It feels like I just started teaching at St. Mary’s, but this is my fourteenth year! I just recently earned my master’s degree in curriculum and assessment as a reading specialist from Wayne State College. My husband, Tom, and I moved to Randolph shortly after we were married in 2004. Tom works at Colonial Manor in Randolph where he is the head of maintenance. We have four children: Justin, Jenna, Janelle and Jared. There are lots of things I enjoy doing in my free time, but my favorite hobby is scrapbooking.

Meet our Secretary
My name is Camille Conley Gerkins (or Meal to the little ones). I have had the wonderful opportunity to work for St. Mary’s School since it opened its new doors in 2002!
I grew up in Lincoln Nebraska the oldest of 6 children. I went to St. Teresa’s grade school and graduated from Pius X High School. I attended Kearney State College for one year.
My husband Roy and I live near Randolph and raise cattle and sheep.
I have one daughter, Jennifer, and 4 bright and beautiful grandchildren who live in Randolph.
Besides spending time with the grandkids I enjoy riding horses, taking care of our livestock and gardening.

Meet our Priest
Father Tim Forgét is from a large family of twelve children. He grew up in Wisconsin and New York, then graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha. He attended Pontifical College Josephinum in Ohio and Kendrick Seminary in St. Louis and was ordained in 2002. He has served at St. Leo in Omaha, SS Cyril and Methodius, Clarkson and St. Bonaventure in Columbus before coming to St. Mary’s in Osmond and St. Jane’s in Randolph.

 

 

Meet our Cook
“Hi: My name is Mary Hoesing. I grew up on a farm near St. James, the youngest of 9 children. I attended Bow Valley , St. Helena and then Cedar Catholic Schools in Hartington. After high school, I went off to Sioux Falls and got a cosmetology degree. I married Jeff Hoesing and moved to Clearwater for 23 years, then to Mullen for 7 years and then back to our familiar area of Northeast NE, near Randolph. Jeff and I have 5 awesome children; 3 boys and 2 girls and 3 grandchildren. I love to cook, garden, read, woodwork with my husband and spend anytime I can get with my children and grandchildren.”

 

 

Meet our Cleaning Lady
Jackie Haselhorst