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FACULTY AND STAFF

Administration and Office

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Kevin O'Brien


Mr. O'Brien joined Resurrection in 2021.

Education
B.B. A. in Economics
M.S. in Secondary Education and Teaching 
M.A. in Education Leadership and Administration

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Paula Billings

Administrative Assistant

pbillings@rcskck.org

Mrs. Billings joined RCS in 2007. She has three beautiful children: a lawyer, a nurse, and a teacher. She is a member of the Cathefral of St. Peter the Apostle Parish in KCK.

Education

A.A. in Business

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Gaby Torres

Administrative Assistant

gtorres@rcskck.org

Mrs. Torres has been at Resurrection since 2007. She graduated from Wyandotte High School. She has 5 sons and 2 of them are in the Marines. She is a member of All Saints Parish in KCK.

Education

A.A. in Business

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Moira Kuzila

Mrs. Kuzilla joined RCS in 2015. She attended St. Louis Grade School and graduated from Notre Dame de Sion High School (Kansas City, MO). 

Education

B.S in Nursing

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Kelly Paik

Accountant

kpaik@rcskck.org


Mrs. Paik joined RCS in 2015. She grew up in Seol, South Korea. She moved from Boston to Kansas due to her husband's relocation for work.

Education
M.S. in Accounting

Classroom Teachers

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Gregory Alejos

Director of Development
galejos@rcskck.org 


Joined RCS in 2022
He has been in non-profit development since 1991, and has  worked for several national health organizations. He was part of a team that implemented the One Faith, One Family, One Future campaign for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. 
Education:
Graduated from Topeka High School
BA in Psychology from Washburn University in Topeka, KS

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Mary Arcos

Director of Marketing and Enrollment marcos@rcskck.org 

She joined RCS in 2022.
She attended Catholic school from elementary school to college. She has lived most of her life in Mexico, but now calls Kansas City home. She earned degrees in mathematics, industrial engineering, and management with an emphasis in marketing. Most recently, she worked the last 4 years for Dr. Pepper Snapple Group on client acquisition and customer relations.

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Ellen Cahill Carter

Teacher, Preschool Age 3 ecahill@rcskck.org

Mrs. Cahill joined RCS in 2007. She attended St. Peter's Cathedral School (Kansas City, KS) and graduated from Bishop Ward High School

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Brittany Billings

Teacher, Kindergarten bbillings@rcskck.org

She joined RCS in 2021

She is  graduated from The University of Kansas with a bachelors in education. 

She worked in preschool and kindergarten for 6 years. 

 

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Abby Grady

Teacher, Preschool Age 4
agrady@rcskck.org


Mrs. Grady joined RCS in 2020. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas. 

Education
B.S. in Elementary Education
B.A. in Speech-Language Hearing 

 

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Liz Gonzales

Teacher, Kindergarten lgonzales@rcskck.org


Ms. Gonzales joined RCS in 2013. She grew up in Dallas but now calls Kansas home as well. She is a public school graduate but enjoys being able to share her Catholic faith with her students at RCS. 

Education
B.S in Elementary Education, Minor is Leadership Studies

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Janice Kraly

Teacher, 1st Grade
jkraly@rcskck.org


Mrs. Kraly joined RCS in 2007. She attended Christ the King Elementary School (Kansas City, KS) and graduated from Bishop Ward High School (Kansas City, KS).

Education
B.S. in Elementary Education

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Jaime Cantu 

Teacher, 2nd Grade
jcantu@rcskck.org

Mrs. Cantu joined  RCS in 2023. 

 

She attended Catholic schools during his elementary and high school years and graduated from the University of Kansas. She has been teaching for 17 years.

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Jennifer Overturf

Teacher, 2nd Grade joverturf@rcskck.org


Ms. Overturf joined RCS in 2018. She joined the Catholic Church in 2006 and loves the opportunity to share her faith.

Education
B.S in Elementary Education, Minor in Early Childhood
M.S. in Educational Studies, STEAM concentration

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Heather Lindsay

Teacher, 3rd Grade
hlindsay@rcskck.org

Miss Lindsay joined RCS in 2019. Miss Lindsay attended Queen of the Holy Rosary and Holy Cross (Overland Park, KS). She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park, KS). 

Education
B.S in Elementary Education
M.A. in Mathematics Education
M.A. in Educational Administration

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Sarah Brekke

Teacher, 4th Grade
sbrekke@rcskck.org


Ms. Brekke joined RCS in 2018. She attended Holy Spirit Grade School and St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park, KS). 

Education
B.S. in Elementary Education, Emphasis in English as a Second Language, Kansas State University

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Sierra Hendrix

Teacher, 5th Grade
shendrix@rcskck.org

Mrs. Hendrix joined RCS in 2023.

 

She has Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with a double concentration in Social work, Public health and a minor in History.  

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Mary Turner

Middle School Science
mturner@rcskck.org

Mrs. Turner joined RCS in 2018. She attended O'Hara Catholic High School (KCMO). Mrs. Turner worked in the private sector for over 20 years before making a career change and becoming a certified teacher.

Education
BBA in Business Administration
BA in Middle School Education

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Anett Zagar

Middle School ELA 
azagar@rcskck.org


Mrs. Zagar joined RCS in 2021. She was born in Guatemala and grew up in Wyandotte County. She holds a B.A. in English and a Minor in Secondary Education of the University of St. Mary. 

Specials Teachers and Support Staff

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Mary Kate Sutton

Teacher, 4th Grade
msutton@rcskck.org


Ms. Sutton joined RCS in 2021. She attended St. Joseph (Shawnee, KS) and St. James Academy (Lenexa, KS). She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Science. She is finishing her Master's Degree in Elementary Education.

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Barb Morris

Middle School Math
bmorris@rcskck.org

Mrs. Morris joined RCS in 2022. She has over 25 years experience in teaching middle school math, social studies, and reading. She has 2 wonderful children who are both teachers. 

Education
B.A. in Elementary Education
M.E. in English as a Second Language

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Reagan Stanley

Teacher, 3rd Grade rstanley@rcskck.org

Miss Stanley joined RCS in 2022.

She graduated from Xavier Catholic School (Leavenworth , KS).

 
Education 
B.A.  in Elementary Education from Benedictine College.

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Patty Ratliff

Teacher, 1st Grade pratliff@rcskck.org

Mrs. Ratliff joined RCS in 2022. She has been working in education for 22 years, with 14 years as a para educator. Most recently, she was a low incidence Special Education teacher at a highschool in KCK. 

Education
M.S. in Special Education 

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Mitchell Nickerson

Middle School Social Studies
mnickerson@rcskck.org


Mr. Nickerson joined RCS in 2022.  

BA in Political Science and Government from Benedictine College.
AS in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Sierra College.

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Kassy McKelvin

Teacher, Preschool Age 4
kmckelvin@rcskck.org


Ms. McKelvin  joined RCS in 2022.

She  has worked for the Bonner Springs school district for the last 8 years.

Education
AS. in Elementary Education

 

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Amy Troyer

Title I Teacher
atroyer@rcskck.org 

Joined RCS in 2021.

She has 8 years experience as a classroom teacher.  She is now a Title 1 teacher at RCS. 

Education:

B.S. in Elementary Education from Kansas State University

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Maurenn DeGrinney

Teacher,
Technology / Makerspace
mdegrinney@rcskck.org

Ms. De Grinney joined RCS 2023.

-Graduated from Belmont Abbey College in 2021

-This past year, She has been living in Honduras teaching 4th grade at a bilingual school. 

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Michelle Beaven

Resource Teacher
mbeaven@rcskck.org

Mrs. Beaven joined the faculty of RCS in the Fall of 2019.  She has a Bachelor's degree from Kansas State University, with an emphasis in Social Studies. She earned a Master's degree in Special Education from the University of Kansas and a second Master's 

in Building Level Leadership from the University of Kansas.

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Ellen Riley

Teacher, PK-8 Art
eriley@rcskck.org


Mrs. Kraly joined RCS in 2007. She attended Christ the King Elementary School (Kansas City, KS) and graduated from Bishop Ward High School (Kansas City, KS).

Education
B.S. in Elementary Education

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Anita Perdue

Teacher, PK-8 P.E.
aperdue@rcskck.org


Ms. Schrader joined RCS in 2019. She attended Visitation School (Kansas City, MO) and graduated from St. Teresa's Academy (Kansas City, MO).

Education
B.S. in Elementary Education

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Maria Modzelewski

Reading Coordinator
mmodzelewski@rcskck.org


Mrs. Modzelewski joined RCS in 2020. She earned a Bachelors degree in Education and a Masters degree in Reading from St. Regis University. She grew up in the Strawberry Hill area, attended St Anthony's Grade School, and Bishop Ward High School.

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Laura Vanice

Math Coordinator
lvanice@rcskck.org

Laura has taught middle school math in both Catholic and public schools.  She is married with four children.  She is inspired to help RCS students develop the skills they will need to be leaders in both their communities and in the Catholic faith. 

Building Personnel

Laura Jennings

Mrs. Jennings joined RCS in Sept 2019. She holds a degree in Business/Accounting 

from Western Oklahoma State College and Emporia State University. She attended St. Peter's Catholic School and Bishop Ward High School.

Building Maintenance

Breakfast and Lunch Program Manager
ljennings@rcskck.org

Middle School Social Studies mgates@rcskck.org

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Laura Jennings

Mrs. Jennings joined RCS in Sept 2019. She holds a degree in Business/Accounting 

from Western Oklahoma State College and Emporia State University. She attended St. Peter's Catholic School and Bishop Ward High School.

Cafeteria Manager

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Lonnie Gilbert


Lonnie joined RCS in 2015. 

Building Maintenance

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Erin Peavey

Title I Teacher
epeavey@rcskck.org


Ms. Peavey  joined  RCS in  2019. She has a  Master's degree in Education from the University of Kansas. Before teaching at Resurrection, She taught middle school English Language Arts at Sacred Heart in Shawnee and in the Blue Valley school district. 

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Molly Fisher

Math Interventionist
mfisher@rcskck.org

Mrs. Fisher joined RCS 2022.

She has been in education since 1985 and has taught/tutored: elementary, middle school, high school, college and adult ed.

She attended K-State, KU, and graduated from Avila University.

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Erin Cronin

Counselor
ecronin@rcskck.org

Mrs. Cronin joined RCS 2022.

This will be her second year as a school counselor. Prior to counseling, She taught in the Archdiocese for 14 years.
Education:
BA in Human Services/Management
MA in School Counseling from University St. Mary.

 

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Fran Kapono - Kuzila

Music
mkuzila@rcskck.org

Joined RCS in 2022.
She has taught middle and high school band in Chillicothe, MO, middle school and high school band and choir in Troy, KS and upper elementary general music in Belton, MO. 
Education:
B.S. from William Jewell College, M.S. K-State

 

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Kristen Wright

Teacher, Makerspace & STREAM Coordinator kwright@rcskck.org

Mrs.Kristen Wright is a Kansas City native who graduated from UMKC with a Bachelor's in Education. She is coming to Resurrection this year (2022) with 18 years of experience as a public and private school classroom teacher.  

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