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 14 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
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 am beyond excited to be a part of the HCA community as a parent and an educator! I have loved watching my son and daughter flourish in their faith and education at St. Michael’s and I look forward to my daughter going to OLP next year! I feel blessed and honored to work in the community I call home with the many wonderful families, students, and staff who continue to grow in their faith and service to our communities through our Core Values of Academic Excellence, Community, Faith Formation, Social Justice, and Stewardship.”×
Ms. Katie Rankin
Name and Education: Katie Rankin is the Associate Principal at the Primary Campus of Holy Cross Academy. She works with all Primary students and staff to ensure students are living out the Core Values of Holy Cross Academy. She taught second grade for five years, first at Our Lady of Providence campus and then one year at the Primary campus following the restructuring of HCA. Ms. Rankin has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Western Kentucky University and an M.Ed with an emphasis in Literacy Education from the University of Missouri.
Vocation/Parish Involvement: Ms. Rankin is a parishioner at her family parish, Queen of All Saints.
Quote on Holy Cross Academy: “When I first started my teaching career at Holy Cross Academy I had an immediate feeling of being home. The tight-knit community reminds me so much of the Catholic education that I received as a child. All of the HCA families and teachers go above and beyond to ensure each child is getting a faith filled education.”×
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 in Theology from Benedictine College, and is currently finishing a M.A. in School Leadership, also from Benedictine.
Vocation/Parish Involvement: Ms. Hunter usually attends Sunday Mass at Church of the Magdalen in South City, but every now and then she returns to her home parish of Assumption to go to Mass with her mom.
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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