1st Grade Teacher
My name is Connie Bierman and I am excited to be teaching First Grade here at Saint Mary of The Knobs Catholic School.
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University Southeast. I have both a kindergarten and a learning disabilities endorsement. I have worked as a Resource Room Teacher. I have taught Preschool, Fifth Grade, and Third Grade. I also taught religious education classes for many years here in our SMK Parish.
I live on a farm with my wonderfully supportive husband Paul and our two daughters Sophia and Phoebe. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family. I enjoy bible study, reading, hiking, and learning new things.
I truly believe that each child is a gift from God, endowed with special talents and abilities. There is nothing more important than to help a child reach his or her potential. My assignment here at SMK is a calling, and I am grateful for the privilege to work with students each day.
1st Grade Teacher
Hello! My name is Katie Shoffner and I am a 1st grade teacher at St. Mary the Knobs Catholic School. I graduated from Indiana
University Southeast in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. This is my eighth year teaching at SMKCS!
I feel truly blessed to continue my lifelong dream of being an educator, at SMKCS. I am a Christian and I firmly believe in living
my life for Christ. I look forward to sharing the joy of God's love with everyone at SMKCS.
I currently live in New Albany with my husband, Josh and children, Devin and Sydney. I enjoy reading with a passion and
spending time with my family. My classroom is a safe and loving environment that will be sure to encourage your student to
love to learn and see the value of every one of God's children. I am excited to be teaching at SMKCS!