Mrs. Rebecca Bickel
Name and Education: Rebecca Bickel is the Principal of the Middle School Campus of Holy Cross Academy. As the Principal of the Middle School she is responsible for nurturing the spiritual development of the faculty and staff as well as reinforcing and living out the CORE Values and the mission of Holy Cross Academy. She has been involved in Catholic and public education for 15 years, serving as a middle and high school teacher, as well as an Academic Dean and Dean of Programs and Activities. She is a certified principal with a BA in Secondary Education from the University of Illinois, Chicago, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from UMSL, as well as an MA in Educational Leadership and Administration from SEMO. She is beginning her Ed. Specialist degree in the fall of 2023.
Vocation/Parish Involvement: Rebecca Bickel is a member of the Annunciation Parish where she went through the RCIA program with Dr. Patrick Stack.
Quote on Holy Cross Academy: "I love being a part of Holy Cross Academy! The vision to create age-specific campuses allows teachers to create engaging activities and lessons tailored to the academic, spiritual, and social-emotional needs of our students. Our core values of academic excellence, community, faith formation, social justice, and stewardship drive our curriculum and attitude! I am blessed and grateful for the opportunity to work with so many wonderful families, students, and staff.×
Mrs. Stephanie True
Name and Education: Stephanie True is the Principal of the Primary Campus of Holy Cross Academy. As the Principal of the Primary School, she is responsible for ensuring a spiritual and academic environment for kindergarten, first, and second grade learners where the core values of Holy Cross Academy are introduced, modeled, and lived out daily. She previously served as principal of the Intermediate Campus in 2020-21. Prior to that, Stephanie spent over thirty years working in the Affton and Bayless school districts to create innovative learning environments for students. As an administrator in both Affton and Bayless, Stephanie used her classroom experience and education to create Professional Development and Instruction programs to help teachers develop and grow. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science-Education, a Master of Education-Elementary Education, and a Reading Specialist Certificate from University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Vocation/Parish Involvement: Stephanie feels called to bring the best in Catholic Education to our students and is excited to work with the rest of the administrative team to, “build an incredible learning system for the students of Holy Cross Academy.” She is an active parishioner and former member of the parish council at Seven Holy Founders Parish.
Quote on Holy Cross Academy: “God continues to call me to serve the Holy Cross Academy community. I feel so fortunate to be able to share my faith, experience, and joy with our students and their families. I especially look forward to working with such an amazing faculty and staff.”×
Ms. Melissa Hunter
Name and Education: Ms. Hunter is the Principal at the Intermediate Campus of Holy Cross Academy. She works with the Intermediate students and staff to bring the mission of HCA to life. Prior to her work at HCA, she served other school and parish communities as the Director of Faith formation, Coordinator of Religious Education, high school Theology teacher, and second grade teacher. Ms. Hunter has a B.A. in Elementary Education and Theology and an M.A. in School Leadership from Benedictine College. She is currently a Fellow in the ACE Principal Academy of the University of Notre Dame.
Vocation/Parish Involvement: Ms. Hunter is a member of Assumption Parish in South County where she teaches first grade PSR and loves volunteering at the Fish Fry.
Quote on Holy Cross Academy: “HCA makes community a priority. With our Catholic mission and identity at the foundation, we are able to foster a sense of family and unity. Every child is seen as a unique member of that community and is able to grow academically and spiritually in an environment that meets his/her needs.”×
Mrs. Angie Langhauser
Early Childhood Education Campus
Saint John Paul II
Mrs. Angie Langhauser
Name and Education: Angie Langhauser is the Director of Early Childhood. She has been the Director since 2012 and started the preschool program at St. Michael’s in 2007. She is excited to continue the development of the new early childhood building and further implementation of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Mrs. Langhauser received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from St. Louis University. She continued her education at Webster University receiving her Masters in Art of Teaching. She recently received a certificate in Autism Studies from Fontbonne University. Finally Mrs. Langhauser completed training in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program to receive her religious certification.
Vocation/Parish Involvement: Mrs. Langhauser is married and has 3 children and a new puppy. She is a member of St. Michael the Archangel parish in Shrewsbury.
Quote on Holy Cross Academy: “Holy Cross Academy works with families to start a child’s faith formation, along with social emotional and pre academic skills. Our staff follow the motto, “Learn to love, love to play, play to learn.”×
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