Our Teachers

The teachers of St. James School are committed to helping each child reach personal and academic success. 100% of the teaching faculty is licensed through the Ohio Department of Education. Nearly half of the teaching faculty holds advanced degrees.

In March of 2023, 3rd grade teacher, Jen Meiners was named as one of three finalists in the University of Dayton Lumen Fidei Award for Outstanding Catholic Educator in the state of Ohio.

In November of 2022, Kindergarten teacher, Lauren Papania, was named the Warm 98 Teacher of the Week.

In 2022, Spanish teacher, Paula Hudak, was selected as a participant in the Fulbright-Hays project for K-12 Spanish teachers in Cali, Colombia. 

Mrs. Stephanie Boomer was named the Warm 98 Teacher of the week in May 2018.

Mrs. Renee Barnett received the 2018 Excellence in Education Award for the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Region.  This award is presented annually to one private/parochial school educator by the Cincinnatus Association and the Schools of Education at Mount St. Joseph University, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University.

Mr. Dan Greene was named a Top Teacher in the Tri-State by Mix 94.9 in 2018.  Mrs. Emily Adamson, Mrs. Jen Waidmann, and Mrs. Katrina Reid were named as Top Teachers in the Tri-State by Mix 94.9 in 2017.

Mrs. Ann Crase was named one of the 2016 Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Teachers.  This award is only presented to one elementary math teacher in all of Southwest Ohio.

Mr. Dan Greene was recognized as a 2019 Outstanding Educator by Cincy Magazine.  Miss Chris Merritt received this honor in 2018.  Mrs. Vicki Linahan received this honor in 2017.  Mrs. Sherry Kembre and Mrs. Jenny Bates received this honor in 2016.  Mrs. Renee Barnett and Mrs. Ann Crase received this honor in 2015 and Mrs. Melissa Weingartner in 2014.

Two of our staff members, Miss Lisa Driggers and Mrs. Sherry Kembre, have been recognized as a National Catholic Education Association Teacher of the Year.

A complete list of the teachers and staff can be found on our
Faculty & Staff page