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Past Staff

Cathy Braxton

Administrative Assistant  2015-2019

BraxtonCathy Braxton has been a member of St Mary's parish since 2012 when her family relocated to Nebraska from California. She and her husband have 4 children, Anna Grace the oldest, graduated from St Mary's in 2016 and three who are currently attending St. Mary's school: Joshua (6th Grade), Caleb (2nd Grade) and Katie (Kindergarten). She has 15+ years experience in the areas of office management, Human Resources and is a paralegal by trade. She is a former Air Force Personnel Officer, which is where she met her husband Jeff who serves as a deacon at St Mary's. Cathy looks forward to a position where she can experience her faith in the workplace and see her children while at work.






Linda Maiefski

MaiefskiSecretary, 2011-2015

Mrs. Maiefski really enjoys working with everyone at the school. She is a member at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. She has been married to Larry for 33 years. They have 2 children; Mark, is 25 and Raluca is 17, a junior at Roncalli High School. Mrs. Maiefski has a Rat Terrier named Sparky, who acts just like his name. Mrs. Maiefski enjoys walking, crafts, baking, puzzles, travel and being with family and friends.






Cheryl Castle

Castle Cheryl 38

Principal, 2009-2015

Mrs. Castle has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education, a Master's of Science Degree in Education-Elementary Education, and a Master's of Arts in Educational Administration. Her certificates are for teaching K-6/8 and Principal K-6/8. Mrs. Castle's experience includes 17 years of teaching at the elementary level and 16 years as principal. She has taught Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th grades and was principal at St. John the Apostle School in Lincoln for 5 years and principal at Assumption-Guadalupe School for 5 years before coming to St. Mary's. As principal, her focus is on instruction and curriculum. "Curriculum and instruction is very exciting at this time, as many changes are occurring to prepare our current students for the 21st Century. The best thing about being principal in a Catholic school is that faith is an integral part of what we do every day. Faith will guide all of us, as we are teaching and learning to live in the global society of the future."

St Mary's Information

St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.



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