Faculty & Staff
Meg PiattPrincipal (859) 371-8100 - Extension 11
I am so pleased to be the principal for Mary, Queen of Heaven School. I have eighteen years of experience in education as a classroom teacher. I am very happy to be continuing my career as an administrator in this wonderful community. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Thomas More College and my Masters degree from Northern Kentucky University. Most recently, I completed my coursework for Administrative Licensure in Education through Xavier University. I am a native of Northern Kentucky, and live in Villa Hills with my husband, Joel, and our four children.
“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Reverend Kevin KahmannPastor (859) 525-6909 - Extension 611
I am very blessed to be the Pastor of Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish and School. I have lived my whole life in Erlanger, Kentucky except for the six years I attended seminary. My path to the priesthood was a bit different than most priests – I worked for 15 years as an Internal Revenue Service agent before I heard God’s call and discovered my true vocation. By God’s grace, I was ordained a priest in 2010 and was assigned to Mary, Queen of Heaven. Being a priest has brought me more joy than I would have ever imagined possible. In my spare time I enjoy sports (I’m a huge Reds and Bengals fan), music, movies, and reading.
“It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you”
— John 15:16
Carrie TuckerAdministrative Assistant (859) 371-8100 - Extension 10
I attended St. Pius Elementary School, Notre Dame Academy, and Eastern Kentucky University, briefly, with interests in Theatre and Social Work. My husband and I have 3 children and have lived in Kentucky all our lives. After 9 years as a clerical in law offices, I became a stay at home mom, watching babies in my home, caring for elderly in their homes, and working at Behle Street by Sheli. For many years, I longed for a school secretary position, and am beyond blessed and excited to have been given the opportunity to be the Administrative Assistant for Mary, Queen of Heaven!
“God promises to make something good out of the storms that bring devastation to your life.”
— Romans 8:28
Sue FlachKindergarten (859) 371-8100 - Extension 33
I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from Northern Kentucky University. I have been a teacher for the Diocese of Covington in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades for 42 years. I have been blessed to be a part of the Mary Queen of Heaven community for 30 years.
“Do your best. And God will do the rest.”
Caroline McConkey1st Grade (859) 371-8100 - Extension 26
I am currently the first grade teacher at MQH school. I attended the University of Dayton for my undergraduate education, where I received my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I am currently working toward receiving my Masters degree as a Literacy Specialist through the University of the Cumberlands. I am originally from Lexington, Kentucky, and although this is my second year at MQH, this is my sixth year in the classroom.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
— Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Kiara Jacks2nd Grade (859) 371-8100 - Extension 21
I teach Second Grade here at Mary, Queen of Heaven. I graduated from the University of Louisville in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and in Early Childhood Education. This is my seventh year teaching here at Mary, Queen of Heaven! I am currently pursuing my Master’
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ”
— Phillipians 4:13
Erica Betz3rd Grade (859) 371-8100 - Extension 24
This is my eleventh year teaching at Mary, Queen of Heaven. I have a B.A. in Elementary Education from Northern Kentucky University and a M. Ed. in Reading from Xavier University.
“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”
— 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Garri Hunt4th Grade (859) 371-8100 - Extension 27
I attended Catholic schools in the Diocese of Covington through high school, and earned my Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky. I earned my Masters in Instructional Leadership from Northern Kentucky University. I am our school’s Student Council moderator, and I design our yearbook. My husband, three children, and I are members of MQH parish, and I love the community here!
“Do small things with great love.”
— St. Teresa of Calcutta
Pat Wilson5th Grade (859) 371-8100 - Extension 19
I have been blessed to teach in the Diocese of Covington for 37 years and have been a member of the faculty of Mary, Queen of Heaven for the last 36 years. I attended St. Augustine Elementary School and Holy Cross High School. I received a BA and a MEd from Northern Kentucky University. In my leisure time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, and sharing a good joke or two.
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
— Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Laurie Dirr6th-8th Reading & Language Arts (859) 371-8100 - Extension 22
I am very excited to be beginning my 9th year of teaching here at Mary, Queen of Heaven School. I graduated from the University of Louisville with a BA in English and a MA in Teaching. I live in Walton with my husband and 4 children and small zoo. We are members of the St. Cecilia Parish in Independence. I am looking forward to getting to know each family and seeing the growth that each of you make.
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
— Mother Teresa
Michael Patti6th-8th Religion & Social Studies (859) 371-8100 - Extension 23
I have been with Mary, Queen of Heaven School since 2005. Prior to that my experience in teaching was at the high school level. I believe that it is my role to prepare the junior high students for the rigors of high school, and I work diligently towards that goal. While I enjoy shining a new light on American history, my favorite topics to teach in Social Studies are ancient civilizations. In Religion I enjoy Church History and New Testament studies, but my preferred area of study would be Old Testament.
“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”
Mark Brooks6th-8th Science & Mathematics (859) 371-8100 - Extension 13
Anita RedmondArt (859) 371-8100 - Extension 16
I graduated from Northern Kentucky University with Bachelor of Fine Arts , specializing in painting. I went on to earn my Masters of Art Education at Mount Saint Joseph University. This is my 6th year teaching art at Mary Queen of Heaven, and I love it! I also spend my time working on commissioned portraits, and hiking with my dogs and husband .
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ”
— Pablo Picasso
Megan ApgarComputer & STEM (859) 371-8100 - Extension 20
I have been on the faculty at Mary, Queen of Heaven School for 8 years. I received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Miami University and a Masters in Educational Technology from Boise State University. I teach computer and STEM classes to the students in grades K-8.
In addition to teaching, I help manage our online School Management System, the school website, and our school’s social media pages. I also take care of the school’s technology hardware.
I love the ever-changing nature of working with technology and most of all, I love working with the students of Mary, Queen of Heaven School!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; In all your ways be mindful of Him, and he will make straight your paths.”
— Proverbs 3:5-6
Tim MarkeyMusic (859) 371-8100
I am the music teacher at Mary Queen of Heaven School. I attended the University of Kentucky for my Bachelor’s of Music Education and Asbury University for my Master’s of Special Education. My main instrument is trumpet and I perform for weddings, social events and am a volunteer bugler for the Buglers Across America. Orff-Schulwerk music teaching techniques, songs, recorders, and instruments are used in my music class on a regular basis. I am also an ordained deacon in the Baptist faith and regularly attend Church with my family.
“Don’t be afraid, just play the music.”
— Charlie Parker
Allison MillerPhysical Education (859) 371-8100
This is my fourth year teaching Physical Education. I have a B.S. in Finance from the University of Louisville. Prior to teaching at MQH School, I worked 15 years in the financial industry at Fifth Third Bank in downtown Cincinnati. Prior to having children, I also worked nights and weekends as a certified step aerobics and muscle pump instructor at the YMCA for five years. My husband and I are parishioners at MQH Parish. We have two sons, a freshman and a sophomore at St. Henry District High School.
In the business of our lives, it’s so important to devote quiet time to focus on God, and strengthen our relationship with Him. May God bless you and your families.
“Be still and know that I am God!”
— Psalms 46:11
Ashley JohannSpanish (859) 371-8100 - Extension 25
Mrs. Shelly HuntLibrarian/Instructional Aide (859) 371-8100 - Extension 12
I grew up across the river in Cincinnati and attended college at Bowling Green State University. Both of my daughters attended Mary, Queen of Heaven for elementary school and went on to graduate from St. Henry District High School. In 2001 I became instructional aide in the first grade class, and I’ve been here ever since assisting MQH in many different ways. My latest endeavor is in the library.
“Faith, it does not make things easy, it makes them possible”
— Luke 1:37
Mrs. Cathy ClineInstructional Aide (859) 371-8100
I am so happy to be working at Mary, Queen of Heaven School! I taught first grade at MQH for 25 years. I soon found that we have a wonderful school, students, parents, faculty, and clergy! As I was anticipating retirement, I couldn’t imagine what life would be like without MQH School.
Well, God provided the answer! I was welcomed as an instructional aide for the classrooms. For the last two years I have worked with students in the classroom to provide instructional help that was needed by some students. I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment working with them!
I sincerely hope that when my time here at MQH has ended, God will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open to you”
— Matthew 7:7
Ms. Beth KruerResource Teacher (859) 371-8100 - Extension 29
I am currently the Resource Teacher at MQH. I attended Ohio University earning a degree in Special Education. I have also attended Xavier University, NKU, and Georgetown College gaining certification renewals. You might see me at work at Fort Mitchell Kroger where I am a Clicklist specialist. I have four children who attended St. Pius school in Edgewood and later at Notre Dame, Cov Cath, and Beechwood. My prior experience was at Deer Park City Schools, Kenton County, and Beechwood Independent Schools.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ”
— Phillipians 4:13
Lucius JacksonMaintenance (859) 371-8100
I have been a part of the Diocese for 25 years and in the Mary, Queen of Heaven family for 19 years. I truly feel a part of a family here, that is what makes MQH special. It is a pleasure to work while seeing the students learn and grow and even return to our halls with their own families. I’ve been married to my wife Renee for 31 years. We have been blessed with five children and 13 grandchildren.
“One Lord, one faith, one baptism”
— Ephesians 4:5-6
Toni HolianCafeteria (859) 371-8100 - Extension 18
As a member of Mary, Queen of Heaven for 16 years and a member of the staff for the past 8 years, I am super excited to see all the amazing things happening on campus everyday! My Husband Joe and I have two children that both attend Mary, Queen of Heaven, a daughter in 8th grade and a son in 4th grade. My passion is cooking and seeing the joy in others when they have had a great meal with friends and family. I graduated from NKU with my BA in Theatre Arts, with an Associate of Applied Science in Pre-Busiess Studies. I received my Associate of Applied Business in Chef Technologies from Cincinnati State. I love working at school sharing my passion with everyone. I am Blessed to be able to be doing the things I Love!
“If you don't love what you do,
you won't do it with much
conviction or passion.”
— Mia Hamm
Jennifer JettDirector of Aftercare (859) 371-8100
I have been a parishioner here at MQH since 2002, and have 3 children. This is my sixth year in the Aftercare Program. I love to spend time with my family! I look forward to working with the parents and students of Mary, Queen of Heaven School.
“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why we call it 'The Present'”
— Eleanor Roosevelt