Junior High - Grades 6 to 8

Mrs. Alexa Baudendistel
Junior High Math & Social Studies
Mrs. Baudendistel holds a Bachelor degree in Middle School Education from Thomas More College with concentrations in Math and Social Studies. She graduated in May 2017 with her Graduate degree from Georgetown College in Teacher Leadership with an endorsement in Technology. This is her fifth year as an educator, fourth year at STS. She is a parishioner of St. Thomas, an alum of the school, and loves giving back to the Tomcats by teaching and coaching. In her spare time, Mrs. B is probably found playing soccer at T&C, competing in beach volleyball tournaments, hanging with her family, or fixing up her new home. her family. Email:  ahleb@sttschool.org
Mr. Roger Tarvin
Junior High Math
A graduate of Highlands High School,
Mr. Tarvin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master in Education from the University of Kentucky.  He received his Math certification from Northern Kentucky University.  In his 50+ years of teaching he has taught at Newport, Kenton County, Dixie and St. Thomas.  He has coached and officiated baseball, basketball, football and cross country.  Mr. Tarvin has a great love for hiking, amusement parks, reading and good food.
Ms. Kelly Burkhardt
Language Arts & Reading
Mrs. Burkhardt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education both from Northern Kentucky University. This is her 16th year of teaching, third year at St. Thomas School. She has been married to her husband, Dennis, for 22 years, and they have two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and attending their activities, as well as, reading, walking, cooking, and interior design.
Mr. Charles Marks
Religion
Mr. Marks, born and raised in San Diego, CA, he fell in love with Christ and the Church during his high school years through a radical encounter with Christ in the Eucharist. He has a passion for sharing the Gospel and especially the universal call to holiness. He graduated from Franciscan University and is currently pursuing his MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. Since college graduation, Charles has worked as a Chastity speaker, Theology teacher and campus minister. He married in his wife, Kaitlin, in June, 2012. They have three beautiful daughters.
Ms. Lynda Myers
Science/Computer
Ms. Myers attended the University of Kentucky (BS in Management Dietetics), Cincinnati State (computer programming courses), and Northern Kentucky University (Masters in Education). Prior to entering into the teaching field, she worked with computers for 12 years, 6 of those as a programmer. I have been in the education field since December 2004, having been a substitute teacher in several different area schools, and teaching Junior High science, math, language arts, and math intervention for 1st & 2nd grades. I am excited to be at
St. Thomas School and look forward to
the opportunity to teach and learn with
your children.