East Dubuque, IL

     St. Mary's School is a Catholic Elementary School serving Preschool through Grade 8 

Principal: Mrs. Angela Jones

Mrs. Angela Jones joined St. Mary's staff in 2015 as the 5th and 6th grade teacher.  She brings with her a Master's degree in Education, specifically special education, from the University of Illinois. She lives in Menominee with her husband and five children. Mrs. Jones is committed to providing a strong Catholic education to all who attend. It is the goal of St. Mary School that all students achieve their highest potential, both academically and socially.

Contact Information:

[email protected]

(815) 747-3010


Father Dean Smith joined St. Mary's Parish in East Dubuque and Nativity BVM Parish in Menominee on July 1, 2013.  Father Smith was ordained in 1999.  He brings with him many years of experience and a passion for the Church and School.

Contact Information:


(815) 747-3221      

Pre-School & Kindergarten
Pre-School Teacher's Aide
Mrs. Joayne Sullivan joined St. Mary's staff in August 2015 as the pre-school teacher's aide. She and her husband, Mike have been members of St. Mary's parish for many years and she brings many years of experience. 
1st & 2nd Grade

Mrs. Amy Spain joined St. Mary's in 2009.  Amy attended St. Mary's as a student, and now teaches 1st and 2nd grades here. Mrs. Spain graduated from Loras college 

in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Spain recently earned her Masters in Elementary Education.  Amy and her family are members of St. Mary's parish are and active in the community.

Contact Information:

aglenn[email protected]mary-ed.org

(815) 747-3010


3rd & 4th Grade

Mrs. Jenny McDermott joined St. Mary's staff in the fall of 2010.  She came to us with 16 years of teaching experience from Nativity BVM Catholic School in Menominee.  She recently earned her Master's of Education from Clarke College in Dubuque.  In addition to teaching third and fourth grades, Jenny is responsible for the technology program at St. Mary's.  Jenny has three children of her own that attend St. Mary's, and she and her husband run a farm in Menominee as well.

Contact Information:

[email protected]

(815) 747-3010

5th & 6th Grade
7th & 8th Grade

Mr. Nathaniel Kass has been teaching at St. Mary's School since 2005.  He teaches grades seven and eight, as well as the departmentalized social sciences and math.  Mr.Kass graduated from Loras College with a degree in Grades 7-12 Education and Social Sciences.  He enjoys coaching baseball, playing softball and has 4 children.

 Contact Information:

[email protected]


PE & Health

Mr. Kass will teach Physical Education. See above for contact information.



 Jenny McDermott teaches technology.   She also teaches 3rd and 4th grade.  See above for contact information.


Mrs. Elaine McNeil organizes the Library program at St. Mary's School.  She has been doing so for many years.  The students are offered weekly Library class

thanks to the many volunteers that assist with the program. 



Lunch Staff

Mrs. Doris LaPage has been providing hot lunch services to the students of St. Mary's for many years.   She is adored by the students and provides delicious and nutritious meals to all who enter St. Mary's School!  She sent her children through St. Mary's School.  


Ms. Mary McAllister assists Doris in the kitchen. Mary joined the St. Mary Staff in 2014 after graduating from Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque, where she resides with her parents.


 Mr. Tom Burdt will provide maintenance and custodial services.