1st Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]

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
Email:  [email protected]

Hello!  My name is Katie Shoffner and I am a first-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.  I will complete my Master's in Elementary Education with a Concentration in
Reading in Summer 2020.   I have been at SMKCS since 2010.

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