Ms. Emily Parsons
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone at Holy Spirit School and Church for your support!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about our Spanish program.
My name is Kristi Virta. I look forward to meet the students and families and begin teaching at Holy Spirit School!
I earned my degree in music education from Michigan State University and began my career teaching K-5th grade music classes. My experience encompasses work in Catholic and Montessori schools.
In conjunction with my teaching assignments, I am a Youth Project Coordinator at the Highland Township Library.
My goal for this school year is to assist my students to develop a deeper appreciation for music as well as hands on skills that will enhance their enjoyment of music now and throughout their lives.
I live in Milford with my husband Phil, son Adam (age 16) daughter Leea (age 12), and Candy, a retired racing greyhound. In my spare time, I enjoy attending my children’s activities, exercise, reading, travel and walking with Candy.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com with any questions about my plans for our music program at HSCS.