Corpus Christi
Classical Academy

Faculty and Staff

School Administration


Mrs. Kathy Fehder

Head of School; Upper School Religion and Latin

Mrs. Kathy Fehder has over 30+ years of experience in education and academic leadership positions, and has been Head of School at Corpus Christi Classical Academy for 5 years.  Mrs. Fehder earned her MA in Biblical Studies from the Augustine Institute.  She earned an MA in Spanish Literature from the University of Louisville and she has her Master Catechist Certification from the Archdiocese of Louisville.  Mrs. Fehder’s BA in Spanish and Psychology is from Indiana University, during which time, she spent a year studying at the University of Madrid in Spain.  She is also the Co-founder/Executive Director of the non-profit homeless organization, Blanket Louisville. 


Mr. David Baughman

Vice-Principal/Assistant Head of School; 8th grade; Upper School Math, Science, and Classical Studies

MAT in teaching Math/Science from the University of the Cumberlands; BA in Chemistry/Math from the University of Louisville; Associate Catechist Certification

I love teaching at Corpus Christi because it deepens my understanding and love of the Catholic faith and I am allowed to share my faith in guiding our students to the Truth. I feel the Holy Spirit has called me to our beautiful school.


Mrs. Michele Nearhoof

School Secretary

I love working at Corpus Christi because of all the love you feel the minute you walk through the door!


Mrs. Ann Horn

Dean of Support Services; All School Art

BFA in Education from Murray State University; Corpus Christi teacher/administrator for 20 years

At Corpus Christi Classical Academy, I love being able to witness and share the faith, to work in an environment that invites Jesus Christ, and to bring the faith alive in today’s world!

School Faculty


Ms. Monica Mills

Montessori Primary Teacher

M.Ed. Xavier University and B.S. Eastern Kentucky University in Child Development and Family Studies; AMS Montessori certified; Licensed preK-5th; 30+ years in Montessori education; Associate Catechist Certification.

I love helping students discover their interests and talents, within an environment of respect for all God has given us in the fullness of the traditions of the Catholic faith.


Mrs. Catherine Vander Woude

3rd-4th grade

BS in Early Childhood Education and Intervention from the Franciscan University of Steubenville; Certification Elementary K-5 All Subjects.

I enjoy teaching the students at Corpus Christi because of their beautiful hearts.  They have a love and respect for Jesus and others that fill me with joy every day.  The students enjoy learning, encouraging, and playing together.


Mrs. Suzanne Haugh

6th grade Literature, Grammar, Composition, Religion, and Science

BA Journalism from Vanderbilt University, Associate Catechist Certification; Founder and Director of the non-profit organization, Goodness Reigns.  

It’s a joy to teach at Corpus Christi!  Students are engaged learners, who strive to live the virtues taught at the school, and most importantly, who desire to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.


Mrs. Martha Spurlock

Upper School Literature, Composition and Latin

 MAT from Spalding University; BA from University of Louisville; 20+ years experience in Educational Testing; Copy Editor for Publishing Company; SHA commended Teacher for Outstanding Educator Award from the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars program.

At CCCA, God has blessed me with the profound delight of teaching students who, inevitably, and providentially, fall in love with His gift of the greatest works of literature of all time, first among them, His Word.


Mrs. Jourdann Heite

1st-2nd Grade

Currently completing Masters in Education from Indiana University Southeast; BA and BS  Degrees from Campbellsville University.

I am excited to work at Corpus Christi because of the strong love of Jesus and high level of learning that these students receive!


Mrs. Maureen Simon

5th- 6th Grade Classical Studies; 1st-2nd grade Religion

BA in Management Studies; Certified Nutritional Therapist; Restorative Wellness Practitioner; NES Health Certified Practitioner and School of Applied Medicine trained; Corpus Christi teacher for 15+ yrs.

I love working with the children at Corpus Christi because they are pure, precious souls that bring joy and the love of God – beyond words!



Upper and Lower School Religion and Math

BS Middle School Education in Math/Language Arts from Western Kentucky University; Mrs. Cesare has spent many years in public speaking and instituting sidewalk counseling as a national phenomenon in over 30 different states; She also spent many years as Executive Director of the non-profit, Ignite Your Torch, and helped establish this organization in the Northwest U.S. as well.

It was the Christ-centered joy that drew me in immediately to Corpus Christi. CCCA supports that joyful expression of love, not only for the students, but for the teachers as well. This is an environment that I both want to support for our students and nurture in my own soul.


Mrs. Eva Kaufman

Violin and All School Music teacher

Originally from Slovakia, where she was Principal of an Art School of over 450 students, Mrs. Kaufman holds degrees in Violin Performance, Conducting, Pedagogy and Psychology from the Conservatory of Music in Zilina, Slovakia. She was a member of the Kysuca Chamber Orchestra as First Violinist, performing in many countries throughout Europe. She immigrated to the U.S. in 2002, and has been teaching American students Classical Music, Fiddle Music, Popular Music and Hymns in the Suzuki Method.


Mrs. Lillian Oliver

School Treasurer

Mrs. Oliver has served as the Treasurer of Our Lady of Guadalupe/Corpus Christi Classical Academy for 23 years.


Mrs. Ampy Cogswell


MA International Business Management from Thunderbird University in Phoenix, Arizona; BS in Finance from Arizona State University.