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Jr. High Teachers

Miss Courtney Burr 

Started at SJS in 2016 and have been teaching since 2016

B.A. History from University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Teacher Certification from University of Nebraska-Kearney

Why Catholic Education?

I teach in Catholic education because of the commitment to both faith and education. I did not attend Catholic School in elementary or high school, and I always felt I was missing a part of my faith without it. Being able to pray with my students and share my faith is the greatest blessing I could have received.


Mrs. Sabrina Clinebell 

Started and SJS in 2013 and have taught since 1978 (I did start teaching at the age of ten) ;)

BA from Fort Hays State University in 1978 in Chemistry


Why Catholic Education?

This is my first experience with Catholic education. In 2013, I retired from public education and moved to the Omaha area to search for a Catholic education position. It had always been a goal of mine to be able to teach in a Catholic school. It provides me with the opportunity to share a faith based science curriculum with students and help them investigate the incredible world God has provided us.


Mr. Bob Myer

Started at SJS in 2014

B.A. from Indiana University in English, minor in Classical Civilizations

M.A. from American Public University in the Humanities


Why Catholic Education?

It is important that our education has its foundation in faith.  Because we as a community start from a foundation of faith, we can truly help our students search for, discover, and understand the truth and beauty in all the subjects taught at SJS.  Building upon our common foundation, we prepare our students for the challenges of high school and beyond.


Mrs. Patty Daly

Started at SJS in 2015, and has taught from 1998-2001 in Pipestone, MN and 2001-2005 at Bellevue East HS
B.S. from South Dakota State University in Mathematics
Why Catholic Education?
I was not fortunate enough to grow up in a town that had Catholic schools, but after sending our three kids to St. James/Seton, I knew that my husband and I had made the right choice.  We were so blessed to be surrounded by great families who showed their love for God, as well as the dedicated teachers and staff who continually demonstrate their strong Catholic faith to their students.  I knew that I wanted to be a part of that Catholic family and was blessed to be given the opportunity.


Mrs. Becky Walters

Started at SJS in 2017 and has taught since 2007

B.A. from University of Nebraska-Kearney in Secondary Education, emphasis in English and History
M.A. from University of Nebraska-Kearney in History
M.A. from the Augustine Institute in Theology (graduating in 2018)
Why Catholic Education?
As a product of Catholic schools, I have experienced first hand the effects of great Catholic education. I know that my life would not have been the same without the amazing teachers I've had at Catholic schools in Omaha. These teachers have not only taught, but also modeled the joy that is found in living the Faith. As an educator, I want to be that person for my students, so Catholic education was the only choice for me. I love bringing conversations about our faith an traditions into every subject I teach. I have been blessed to be welcomed into the St. James/Seton family, and I look forward to working with the students and parents to grow in our desire to be close to the Lord.


Mr. Eric Westra

Started at SJS in 2015 and has taught since 2003
B.A. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in History
Philosophy/Theology Certificate, St. Gregory the Great Seminary and Mount St. Mary's Seminary
M.Ed. from Creighton University
Why Catholic Education?
Catholic schools educate the whole person--body, mind and soul. Having taught in public schools, I appreciate that our faith gives meaning and eternal context to all the subjects our students learn. All the education in the world is worthless if it's not directed toward salvation. By learning about the world God made, we hope to grow closer to Him, so that we can spend eternity with Him in heaven.


Jr. High Para: Mrs. Rangel

Started at SJS in 2015

Why Catholic Education?
My husband and I are blessed to be able to send our children to a Catholic school where they can get a quality education, with high standards, and learn about their faith. I am excited to be a part of the SJS family, where we can openly share and learn that God is present and active in our lives and in the world.



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