Teachers & Staff




Our faculty is committed to continuously improving the quality of education they provide for our students.

The faculty at Corpus Christi School embraces professional learning opportunities through the Diocese of Grand Rapids, the local school districts, institutes and universities; highlighting the Van Andel Institute, the University of Notre Dame and Add.A.Lingua.  Our student-to-teacher ratios are enviable and contribute to our student’s academic success.  As we move forward in preparing our students for jobs which do not yet exist, we are challenged to provide the 21st century learning tools and experiences that will serve them long after elementary school.  Collaborative learning projects, problem solving skills, and seeking multiple solutions to the same problem are a few of the ways we can ensure their success in high school and beyond.


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Early Childhood



Bio

Mrs. Plackowski graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Elementary Education and has served at Corpus Christi for the past 20 years.  She has worked in various early childhood development roles and is currently our Preschool Director.

Mrs. Plackowski oversees children enrolled in our Three and Four year old preschool, Young Fives, Enrichment, Daycare & Aftercare, and the St. Francis de Sales pre-school program.  She is passionate about teaching our youngest learners and her dedication goes beyond the classroom.  It’s also evident in the smiles and individual interaction she has with each child and their parents every day.

Mrs. Plackowski is happily married, and has two sons Ben and Nicolas, both of whom are graduates from our school.  We’re grateful for her devotion to our youngest learners at Corpus Christi!

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Elementary School



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Callie Schroeder is excited to be joining the Corpus Christi community this year!  She recently moved to Holland after getting married, and feels blessed to have the opportunity to really connect to her roots.  She is a native Michigander, but has been away for fourteen years.  She attended a small, Catholic school in Ann Arbor during her primary and middle school years, and she recognizes how integral that experience has been in her life.  She first left Michigan to attend Indiana University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  During her undergraduate years, she spent four semesters working in first grade classrooms because that was truly where she saw herself as a teacher (and as a college student, she had a choice)!  Over the past nine years she has gained additional experience outside of that realm; professionally she has taught kindergarten, second, and third grades.  It is exciting for her to finally be back in a first-grade classroom, but now she is better prepared to give her students everything they need.  She knows where they left off in kindergarten and she is fully aware of what will be expected of them in the future.  Callie is grateful that God has provided her with the opportunity to work with Corpus Christi families; partnering to help shape the children into who they are called to be.

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Mrs. Febe Gomez teaches Spanish Immersion at CCCS. She has had over fifteen years of teaching experience beginning her career in 2000 and joining Corpus Christi in 2013. She believes one of the rewards of being a teacher is seeing success in all of her students, and she loves how faith is incorporated into the Catholic education system. Mrs. Gomez was raised and grew up in Campeche, Mexico. Her educational background includes studying religious education and Spanish education for four years each and is currently taking the English as a New Language (ENL) program through Notre Dame, which will further enhance our Spanish Immersion program. Some of her hobbies are listening to classical music, reading and traveling with her family. She is married and has three children; Sam, Betsy, and Raphael.

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Ms. Coffin began her teaching career with Corpus Christi (St. Francis School) in 1989 and feels blessed to have been teaching at Corpus Christi for the past 28 years.  She taught 5th grade for ten years before becoming our Kindergarten teacher for the next 17 years and recently shifted her focus to 2nd grade.

No matter what grade level she taught, Mrs. Coffin has always treasured the time spent in the classroom with her students. Her simple goal has always been to make decisions based on what is best for the child.

Every day in the classroom, Ms. Coffin inspires students to learn, excel, and realize their full potential, which explains why she has received recognition throughout her career including being named Ottawa County Farm Bureau’s Teacher of the Year.

We’re grateful for all she does to help shape and teach our Corpus Christi students!

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Middle School



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Senorita Sarah Butch teaches middle school Spanish and is the fifth grade homeroom teacher at Corpus Christi, where she began teaching career twelve years ago.  Ms. Butch focuses on involving her students in a variety of problem-solving, and technology-infused activities that provide them with opportunities to use their skills.  Her professional interests focus on communicative approaches, literacy circles, and cooperative learning.  Corpus Christi is grateful to have a teacher like Senorita Butch. She lives the belief that
students, learning and Faith are a top priority!

Degrees

  • Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley University
  • Master’s degree from Cornerstone
  • In progress, masters from the University of Notre Dame

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Mrs. LoPiparo taught at Church of the Resurrection School in Lansing, while also taking on the role of coordinator of youth ministry for the parish for the 2016-2017 school year. She loved her time there, but is very excited to be back in the Diocese of Grand Rapids and joining the Corpus Christi family!

Mrs. LoPiparo attends St. Mary Magdalen, in Kentwood. This is the church she grew up attending. She loves being able to volunteer as a leader for the faith formation and youth ministry program that helped form her faith. When she is not at school she enjoys finding new hobbies with her new husband, savoring good coffee with great friends, spending time with family, and reading great Catholic books!

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  • Undergraduate degree from Aquinas College,
    • Major – elementary education
    • Minors – mathematics, Catholic studies, and language arts

Bio

Mr. Diebolt was born and raised in Dearborn, MI and attended Central Michigan University receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Education. He’s currently attending the University of Michigan, pursuing his Master’s degree in Educational Technology. Before coming to join Corpus Christi, Mr. Diebolt taught Social Studies and Religion at St. Pius in Southgate, MI.

In his free time, Mr. Diebolt enjoys participating in and watching sports, going to the gym, and traveling.

We’re excited to have him join our middle school teaching staff and look forward to all that he can bring to our Corpus Christi students and curriculum.

Degrees

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Central Michigan University
  • Completing Masters in Educational Technology at the University of Michigan

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Degrees

  • Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley University
  • Master’s degree from Cornerstone
  • In progress, masters from the University of Notre Dame

Specials & Resource



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Mrs. Laura Jacobs is our band and music teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic School, joining us in 2016 and teaching grades Kindergarten through eighth. Music runs in her family. Growing up Mrs. Jacobs played the French horn and her sister played the flute. In addition her Mom, also a music teacher, was her inspiration to pursue a career in music education. Mrs. Jacobs loves being able to see the smiles on the faces of her students as they learn new things. She is devoted to music and sharing its beauty with her students.

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  • Bachelors of Music from Grand Valley State University
  • Masters of Music and Education Certification from University of Michigan

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  • Bachelors of Music from Grand Valley State University
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