SJA staff


Shelley Fossen • Speech Pathologist • 701-252-3397 •

Hello from Shelley Fossen and it is great to meet all of the new faces at St John's Academy! I work in the area of Speech and Language with some super students and some patient teachers as I learn new names and classrooms. I also work at Lincoln School in Jamestown, and Montpelier Public School.  I took the place of Michele Lytle, SLP, who previously had done the therapy work.  I live on a hobby farm near Jamestown with my husband, Bruce, 3 kids, 3 horses, 3 cats, and 1 dog.  I love to read, garden, ride my horses, and celebrate in knowing the joy of the Lord. My bachelors degree is from NDSU, so Go Bison! I hope to meet many more people and to help your students become proficient in the area of Speech and Language. Mrs Fossen
Hannah Lloyd • Title I Instructor • 701-252-3397 •

Hello! I am Hannah Lloyd. I am the Title 1 teacher here at St. John’s. My family and I recently moved to the Jamestown area and are excited to be here. This is my 5th year in Education. I am a graduate of the University of Mary with a degree in Elementary and Early childhood education. I have almost completed my masters degree in special education as well. My husband and I have 3 young boys so we are an active bunch. I enjoy spending my time outdoors and being active with my family. I am very excited to be a part of the SJA staff and look forward to working with many of your students.


Kathryn Morehouse • Special Needs Teacher • 701-252-3397 •

Julie Welding • School Counselor • 701-252-3397 •

My name is Julie Welding, and I am the new social worker/counselor at St. John’s. I will be scheduling students to see on Tuesdays.

Previously, I was the School Social Worker at Roosevelt and Washington Schools in Jamestown for over 35 years. During my early years, I served all elementary schools including SJA. I graduated from MSU-Bozeman, MT in 1979 with a Sociology/Criminal Justice degree and became a licensed social worker.

My husband, Rich, and I have two children, both of whom attended St. John’s, Zach (27) and Madelyn (24).

I look forward to working with all the students and staff at SJA.



Peggy Etzold • Development Coordinator – St. James Basilica/St. John’s Academy • 701-252-0119/701-252-2434 •

Peggy has been the development coordinator for St. James Basilica and St. John’s Academy for 7 years. Her role is to develop relationships with the St. John’s Academy alumni and parishioners in hopes of securing future gifts …and build on the annual fund for St. John’s Academy. Peggy believes that the role of the development is to help bring Christ to people and people to Christ - to ask people to share whatever they can in the work of the Church in the academic community- to bring about the Kingdom of God. People have a need to give, to be fulfilled through the giving of themselves, their time, their talents and their resources. She feels blessed to have met many supporters who strongly believe in our ministries at St. James Basilica and St. John’s Academy.



Brenda Pigors • Office Administrative Assistant • 701-252-3397 •


My name is Brenda Pigors. I was raised most of my life in South Dakota then later moved to Idaho for 12 years. I relocated to Jamestown in August, 2012. I am married to my wonderful husband, Eric. I have 3 children (Christina, Micheal & Marissa), 2 step children (Grady and Gentry), 2 dogs ( Riley and Bear) and 2 cats ( Lucky and Rockie). I love spending time with our family, being outdoors,  and fishing year round.  I also enjoy hunting with our family.


I am excited to be part of the SJA staff..

Stacy Anderson • Administrative Assistant  • 701.252.3397 •
My name is Stacy Anderson. My role at SJA is to help out in the office and and also wherever needed in the school.  
I grew up in Eden Prairie, MN and graduated from The College of St. Benedict.  I spend the next many years of my life in Minneapolis as a saleswoman in the wholesale mortgage industry and pharmaceuticals.  
My life in Jamestown, ND began when I married my husband who is from Edgleley, ND in 2010.  We have one daughter that attends SJA.
My favorite part of my job is interacting and watching the children grow and learn so fast. SJA truly is a wonderful place to work!
Courtney Oliver • ChildCare Director • 701-252-3397 •
Hello! I'm Courtney Oliver. I came to Jamestown from Mankato, Minnesota in 2009 as a college sophomore with a track scholarship and big dreams of becoming the next Erin Andrews on ESPN. I graduated from Jamestown College in 2013 with a bachelors degree in communication. I began nannying two little girls while the reporter job search began and discovered a new-found love for children. After that experience, I decided childcare was the place I needed to be. I started working for Bright Beginnings Learning Center in the fall of 2013 as a preschool age teacher and loved every minute of it. In addition to childcare, I'm also very involved in coaching gymnastics at the Jamestown Gymnastics Club. I'm excited to bring my passion for enriching children's lives to SJA.



Cody Kachel • ChildCare • 701-252-3397 •
My name is Cody Kachel. I was born and raised in Jamestown, North Dakota. I attended St. John’s Academy from Preschool until Sixth Grade. I graduated from Jamestown High School and attended the University of Jamestown until deciding to pursue other interests. I am excited to have returned to St. John’s Academy and be part of the Child Care team.
Kirstie Dobson • Kids Kingdom Assistant • 701-252-3397 • 
My name is Kirstie Dobson. I’m a proud wife and SJA mom. A native New Orleanean, I moved to Jamestown in 1999 and joined the SJA staff family in 2013. I love being a part of this school; where faith and fun intersect, where education is of the highest quality and where loving care is ever present. 

Kayla Kuska • Cafeteria Supervisor • 701-252-3397 •

Hi. My name is Kayla Kuskal. I attended St John's Academy from preschool through sixth grade. I graduated from Jamestown High School and went to Jamestown College. I have been in the food service industry since I was 19, working at Paradiso in Jamestown and Fargo, and most recently working for Dining Services at the University of Jamestown. My son, Noah, is a 5th generation student at St John's Academy. I am very excited to share my passion for food with you!
Steve Kuykendall • Part-Time Custodian • 701-252-3397

Steve Kuykendall; Husband, father, grandfather, musician, emergency fry cook and inter-dimensional time traveler...Steve also enjoys golf, bowling and playing ping pong.