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Middle School Teachers (Grades 6-8)


Sister Kathy Atkins

Middle School Math,

Education:     B.A. in Mathematics, Saint Mary College 

                          M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Emporia State University

Sister Kathy Atkins is a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth. She has taught high school math and computer studies in Kansas City, MO; Topeka, KS; Billings, MT; and at Bishop Ward. 

Barbara Reynolds

Middle School Social Studies,

Education:     B.A. in History, Creighton University

Mrs. Reynolds joined RCS in 2007. She attended St. Cecilia Grade School and Cathedral High School (Omaha, NE). She enjoys teaching and her hobbies include music and dancing. 


Mary Turner

Middle School Science, K-5 Lab Resource,

Education:         B.B.A. in Business Administration, University of Missouri - Kansas City

                              B.A. in Middle School Education, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Mrs. Turner joined RCS in 2018. She attended O'Hara Catholic High School (Kansas City, MO). Mrs. Turner worked in the private sector for over 20 years before making a career change. She went back to school and became certified to teach middle school sciences. 


J.R. Hladky

Technology Coordinator, Middle School Mathematics,

Education:        B.S. in Accounting, Truman State University

                             B.A. in Mathematics, Truman State University

                             M.A. in Education, Truman State University

Mr. Hladky joined RCS in 2008. He attended Catholic school from grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. He is married and has 4 children, 3 of whom currently attend RCS. Mr. Hladky enjoys cooking and keeping up with new technology.

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Mary Jo Gates

Middle School English Language Arts,

Education:        B.S. Business Administration, University of Saint Mary 

                           B.S. Elementary Education, University of Saint Mary 

                           M. A. School Leadership, Baker University

                           Ph.D. Education: Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas 

Dr. Gates joined Resurrection in 2020. She attended Catholic schools from elementary through her undergraduate, including Bishop Ward High School. She has over 25 years experience in the field of education as a classroom teacher, ELA specialist, learning center teacher, and school administrator. Dr. Gates formerly served as principal at Holy Cross Catholic School and Cure of Ars Catholic School. She served as a lecturer and student teacher supervisor in the University of Kansas School of Education Teacher Program. 

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