Meet Our Teachers

Mrs. Cathy Cornett-Principal

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Ms. Shapell Guest PreK Director

Ms. Guest Graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and a minor in Special Education. This will be her third year teaching and her second year as the Preschool Director at St. Mark. Ms. Guest believes that a well-managed and caring environment promotes a safe place, where students cultivate learning through hands on experiences. She strives to set a solid foundation for all educational experiences so that her students will be eager to become lifelong learners. Outside of the classroom she enjoys hiking, yoga, coffee, and spending time sharing experiences with friends and family.


 Mrs. Lisa Couch PreK

Mrs. Beth Gannon- Kindergarten

My name is Beth Gannon.   Mrs. Gannon is originally from Campbellsville, KY attending both Campbellsville University and the University of Kentucky. She is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University, NC. She is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at the University of the Cumberlands. Mrs. Gannon has 6 years combined teaching experience in NC, FL and KY. Her teaching philosophy is to “teach to the whole brain”. She uses a wide variety of teaching methods to reach each student’s learning style. She uses centers to keep the students interested and engaged. Mrs. Gannon has also been described by her students as “crazy Mrs. Gannon” because of her animation and enthusiasm in teaching a lesson.Mrs. Gannon and her family are members of First Baptist Church, Richmond. She loves to spend time with her family, relax in the sun with a good book, watch movies and eat Italian food.  She lives in Richmond, KY with her husband, David, and children Bryn, Ally and Neely.

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Mrs. Hannah Adams Grades 1/2

Hi, I’m Hannah Adams. I’m a 2010 gratuate of Georgetown College with a degree in elementary education and a minor in social sciences. I’m currently working on a masters degree from the University of the Cumberlands in school counseling. My husband Mikeal and I live in Berea with our two children Emmett and Charlotte. I have worked in both public and private school as a classroom teacher, curriculum developer and RTI interventionist and coming to St.Mark is by far my favorite place to be. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to work with the wonderful families and teachers at St.Mark again

Miss Claire Arthur – 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

Ms. Claire Arthur graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 2011 and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Learning and Behavior Disorders from Georgetown College. She has taught for the past four years for the Fayette County public school system, and is excited to share her passion for student success with the families of St. Mark School. Claire is a Lexington, Kentucky native, and now lives in Richmond with her Greyhound rescue, Lincoln. She enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and drinking lots of coffee!


Mrs. Sandy Sullivan-Secretary and Art

My name is Sandy Sullivan and I have been the secretary at St. Mark Catholic School since 2009. I also teach art for PreK-5th grade. I am a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. I lector at Mass and have participated often in the decorating of the church and facility for different events.
My husband is Bill Sullivan, a retired major with the KSP, who now teaches at EKU in Homeland Security. He is a fourth degree Knight and a Eucharistic minister. We have two children, Erin and Patrick, who both attended St. Mark School. Erin manages Katy Hearn Gym in Jeffersonville, IN and Patrick attends U of L Speed School. I am a graduate of EKU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and a Minor in painting. I owned and operated The Finer Things here in Richmond for many years. I am blessed to have been and to continue to be part of the St. Mark family. It is a wonderful place to entrust the education and growth of your child.