Our Faculty & Staff


                                Our Faculty and Staff

Haymee Giuliani
Spanish 1, Principal


Mrs. Giuliani attended the Universidad Autonoma del Noreste in Mexico and gained her teaching certificate from the state of Arkansas. She has over 16 years of classroom experience. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Catholic Education Leadership from St. Joseph College in Maine. Mrs. Guiliani’s son Patrick is a graduate of our school and she was previously the Director of Religious Education for our Parish.

She also holds a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I certification. She enjoys teaching Spanish and Religion. Her pastimes include traveling to Catholic religious sites. She is a Benedictine Oblate and a Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. She is the Academic Director of the program “GEM” Girls Education Matter, a program for girls to attend Catholic Education in Guatemala. 

In addition to her Principal duties, she also will be teaching Spanish to our 7th and 8th graders.












Dr. Tara Lavallee 

ELA, Early Childhood Director, Vice Principal

Dr. Lavallee is an accomplished scholar, administrator, and educator for over 25 years. Dr. Lavallee’s administrative and teaching experiences range from acting as the lead teacher in York Country Day Early Childhood Development program to developing and coordinating Indiana University’s college outreach initiative for underserved middle school students.  Dr. Lavallee earned her B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and studied law at the Dickinson School of Law and the University of Florence School of Law specializing in Constitutional Law. She completed her Masters in US Foreign Policy and International Development from American University’s School of International Studies. Dr. Lavallee received her Doctorate in Comparative Politics and International Relations at the University of Connecticut. She has worked as an analyst and consultant for the State Department, Department of Defense, numerous non-governmental organizations, and the South Korean government. She also holds a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I certification.




Abby Child

Ms. Child is transitioning from PE and middle school math to our combined Kindergarten and 1st Grade class. She received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southwestern State University. It was while she was attending Anderson University for her undergraduate degree in Physical Education that Ms. Child became acquainted with our school and feels blessed to now be a part of the faculty. Softball is a passion of hers - both playing and coaching!












Elizabeth Hogg



Mrs. Hogg is excited to join St. Joseph’s early development program and is bringing with her years of experience as a preschool assistant. She received a B.A. in French from the University of Western Ontario at Brescia College. Mrs. Hogg has travelled and lived in many exciting places, including Thailand!




Xohitl Tomlinson

Mrs. Tomlinson is returning for her second year at St. Joseph. She is a graduate of Christendom College in Front Royal, VA where she was a captain of their cross county team. She received a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a major in History. Her studies included a focus in Mathematics, History, Literature, Classics, Theology, Philosophy, Political Science and Economics. Mrs. Thomlinson enjoys serving on missions trips and has served in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.








Alexander Boyce        
Social Studies/PE

Mr. Boyce is a recent graduate of Anderson University, where he received a B.A. in Liberal Studies with a focus in Education and History. Mr. Boyce is joining our faculty full-time this year.  He has been a member of our Parish since he was in elementary school and has coached church basketball and assisted with soccer camp.









Ms. Donna Kobisher 
Art/Theology/Spanish/Dean of Students

Ms. Kobisher is a graduate of Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelors in Catholic Educational Studies, a minor in Theology and a concentration in Psychology. Her teaching experience includes teaching Theology and Spanish at St. Anne’s High School in Fort Mill, SC as well as a CCD catechist for her home parish. She has experience in  ceramics, watercolor, collage, screen printing, and acrylic art. She enjoys creating art not only as a hobby but as part of her ministry.


Erin Rockenhaus
Science and STEM Coordinator

Mrs. Rockenhaus has several years experience teaching high school AP biology, biology, chemistry, physics, health, and anatomy and physiology, as well as coaching volleyball in Texas schools. She recently earned her Master’s Degree in Biology from Clemson University. She also studied pre-medicine at the University of Notre Dame, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Anahuac as well as a Master’s of Arts in Catholic Theology from Catholic Distance University.  Mrs. Rockenhaus has a keen interest in conservation and ecology, with a focus on agricultural ecosystems, sustainability, and human health. This has bloomed into a school community garden initiative that integrates with the K-8th grade science curriculum.







Daphne Kobisher
K3/K4 aide


Rebecca Lawson

Mrs. Lawson is a Native of Fair Play, SC. She received her B.A. in Music with a major in piano and a minor in flute from Anderson University in 1998. She completed her teacher certification in Spanish at Clemson University in 2002. She has 15 years of experience teaching Spanish and Music in public and private schools in Georgia and Maryland. She has spent the last 3 years developing a Spanish program and teaching Music to Pre-K 3 through 8th grade at Mother of God School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Mrs. Lawson is beyond excited to be returning to her home state and joining the St. Joseph family as a Spanish teacher.  She is also honored to be conducting the new Children's Mass Choir of St. Joseph.

Christina Brown
Middle School Math






Nadine DePape




Holly Hunter
Administrative Assistant