Kindergarten through Grade 8 Non-Core Curriculum Teachers

Ms. Emily Parsons

Art Teacher

I genuinely enjoy teaching the children of Holy Spirit Catholic School. My goal is to encourage students to develop a respect for art history and creative processes through discussion, creation and problem solving. We explore “who, what, where, when, and WHY” of a variety of artworks.

I grew up in Brighton and graduated from CMU in 2009 with my Bachelors of Science in Teaching Art Education. My first three years of teaching were at a STEM school in Clarksville, Tennessee. I earned my Masters in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University of Nashville.

Now, I am living in Livingston County once again!  I enjoy time with family and friends, Crossfit, and traveling.  I also love walking my chocolate lab, Ally.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the art program or Artsonia.  I can be reached at

Thank you to everyone at Holy Spirit School and Church for your support!


IMG_1739Mr. Dinkel

Physical Education

My name is Mr. Stan Dinkel, and I have been a Brighton resident for the majority of my life. I graduated from Brighton High School in 2002. Following that, I attended Eastern Michigan University and earned a dual major in special education and physical education. Shortly after, I began teaching physical education for the Shared Services Program through Brighton Area Schools, and am now starting my fifth year teaching physical education at Holy Spirit Catholic School. I also teach Outdoor and Adventure Education for Eastern Michigan University, a subject I hope to one day teach at the high school level.  I enjoy living an active lifestyle and sharing that passion amongst my local community. No matter the season, I can be found cycling, running, hiking, or skiing in our local recreation parks. Further, I recently finished my twelfth year as a professional raft guide for River Runners in Colorado. I reside in Brighton with my wife Kristyn and our cat, Spookie. I can be reached at



 Mrs. Kristi Offer


I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science and a teaching certification from Baker College in 2009 and have been teaching K-8 technology since 2014.  I live in Howell with my husband, our two boys, Derek and Kaden, and our dog, Harley. I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, and reading. I enjoy teaching and getting to know the students at Holy Spirit School this year! I can be reached at



Cheryl Rivett 

Language Arts 


My name is Cheryl Rivett, and I am the world language teacher at Holy Spirit School, specifically Spanish.  I have lived in Michigan more than 30 years, however grew up on the East Coast. I fell in love with the Spanish language on a mission trip to Puerto Rico when I was eight. I am currently enrolled as a student at Madonna to earn a post-baccalaureate teaching certificate in Spanish education. Prior to that, I attended Olivet Nazarene University and graduated with a degree in English and Journalism.  

In my spare time, I volunteer at LOVE Inc., Gleaners, and in various children’s ministries. I also enjoy being outdoors with my family and tandem bicycling with my husband.

I have been given so much; I teach to give back and to help students understand and appreciate people from cultures other than their own.  It is a blessing to teach Spanish in a school of faith, and I look forward to continuing to serve the students at Holy Spirit School in the future.  Please feel free to contact me at with any questions about our Spanish program.