Faculty Profiles

Sarah Cauthen

Sarah Cauthen

  • 12 years teaching experience
  • 5th year at SES!!!!
  • B.A. Elementary Education- Millsaps College
  • M. Ed. Elementary Education- Delta State University
  • What a blessing to have the opportunity to not only give children the gift of knowledge, but at SES, I also get to help them become disciples of Jesus!
  • I have two children who attend SES! 


Lisa Z. Chicorelli

Lisa Chicorelli

  • B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Business from University of Mississippi
  • 21 years at SES.
  • Mrs. Chicorelli is a graduate of St. Elizabeth Catholic School and Lee Academy.  She is married and has three children, all of whom have attended SES. Lisa is a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and is currently the Chairman of the St. Elizabeth Parish Fair.
Nan Antici
nan antici
  • 4th year at SES!
  • grauduated from Delta State University 
  • Nan is married to Wayne Antici and has 2 children, Tony and Neely.
  • Her favorite things about SES is the atmosphere, the staff, the children, it's just a big potpourri of blessings... and Nan says, "it's impossible to pick just one!"  



Mary Evelyn Stonestreet

Mary Evelyn Stonestreet

Development Coordinator

  • B.F.A. in Interior Design
  • Masters in Secondary Education/ Art Education 
  • 16 years at SES.
  • Mrs. Stonestreet is a graduate of St. Elizabeth Catholic School and Lee Academy.  She is married and has four children, all of whom have attended/attend SES. Mary Evelyn is a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.



Vida Townsend

mrs. vida


  • 6th year at SES!
  • Graduated from Delta State, BSE and Jacksonville State University MEd
  • teaching for 30 years. 
  • Mrs. Vida has been married to Mr. Jim since 1974 and has lived in Clarksdale since 1977.
  • Mrs. Vida has one daughter named Ellen and two granddaughters named Anna Towns and Frances.
  • She is also parents to her dog. Charlie! 
  • Mrs. Vida loves to do things with her grandchildren, read, cook, make quilts and work in her yard!
  • She truly believes SES is family and says, there is such a sweet spirit when you come in the school and she says, she is thankful and blessed to be at SES!"

Sara Kate Brewer

Sara Kate Brewer
Pre 3 Teacher 

  • B. S. Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Delta State University
  • 10 years at SES
  • SES alum; attended SES from Pre-6th grade. Sara Kate loves SES and says, "It's impossible to have a bad day when you get sweet baby hugs all day.....I love my job!"

Dana Andrews


Pre-3 Assistant

  • 4th year at SES!
  • EMT degree
  • Dana's favorite thing about SES is the Family Friendly environment.
  • Her favorite things to do are bake and play with her dog!

Patsy Z. Malatesta

Patsy Malatesta
Pre-4 Teacher

  • B.S. in Education from Delta State University.
  • Kindergarten teacher for 27 years in Clarksdale Public Schools.
  • Teaching at SES for 12 years.
  • Mrs. Malatesta is a member and a Eucharist Minister at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Patsy has been married for 25 years to Donald Malatesta and has one daughter, Caroline. She loves children and teaching. 
  • Mrs. Patsy says, "The children bring Joy to me."


Dorothy Carver

Dorothy Carver
Pre 4 Assistant

  • Ms. Carver is a graduate of Coahoma Community College and Mississippi Valley State University
  • 26 years teaching experience.
  • She worked at Immaculate Conception for eight years before coming to St. Elizabeth. Ms. Carver has been an assistant to Pre 3, Pre 4, Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades. She also works in After Hours.
  • Ms. Carver is a member of Oakridge M.B. Church in Stovall, MS.


Wendy Hood


Nancy Flowers

Nancy Flowers

K-5 Assistant

  • attended MS Delta Community College
  • assistant Kindergarten teacher at SES for 6 years
  • Mrs. Flowers is a graduate of St. Elizabeth School and Lee Academy. 
  • She is married to Taylor Flowers and attends St. Elizabeth Church. 
  • I love my job, it's perfect that I teach little kids....they always make my day!!


Kerri Peden

1st Grade Teacher

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education from Delta State University.
  • Taught 28 years in Public School
  • 1st year at SES!!!!
  • Kerri has 2 children , Gracie and Blake and one granddaughter, Beckslee.
  • She enjoys going to live concerts with her husband, Mike, spending time with her family, and Alabama football!   
Anna Claire Luster
anna claire
1st Grade Assistant 
  • Graduated High School from Lee Academy
  • attended the University of Mississippi
  • started teaching in 2009
  • 1st year at SES and says she is loving every minute of It!
  • Anna Claire is married to Jones Luster and has two children, Bo (14) and Sessum (9) and is in 3rd grade at SES
  • Anna Claire is loving every minute of being a part of the warm and wonderful family at St. Elizabeth!. 
  • She lives at Moon Lake and loves the sunset boat cruises and evening dinners at Uncle Henry's! 

Andrea Farris

Andrea Farris
Second Grade

  • B. S., Business Administration
  • M.A.T. 
  • University of Memphis 
  • SPED (Mild to Moderate) endorsement 
  • 31 years teaching experience 
  • 6 years at SES
  • "I love SES! It feels like home and family. I'm an SES alum and feel honored to be teaching here. I love seeing growth in each child over the school year."
Vanessa Campbell

2nd Grade Assistant 

  • Vanessa attended St. Elizabeth in elementary school!
  • 1st year at SES
  • She loves St. Elizabeth School and thankful she is here! 
  • attended Mississippi Delta Community College
  • Vanessa has 3 boys and they make her so happy and keep her life full!
Sue Craig
Sue Craig

Third Grade

  • B.S. in Physical Education and minor in Accounting: MSCW
  • teaching 41 years. 
  • 39 Years at St. Elizabeth 
  • Mrs. Craig is a graduate from St. Elizabeth’s Catholic School and Clarkdale High School. She has three children who all graduated from St. Elizabeth School. They also have seven wonderful grandchildren. Sue is a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Her favorite things about St. Elizabeth is the family atmosphere!



Robin Noe

Robin Noe

Fourth Grade

    • B.S. in Education, Delta State University
    • 23 years teaching experience
    • 19 years at SES!
    • Ms. Noe's favorite things about SES, is all of the wonderful children!
    • "I have TRIPLETS, (who are awesome) and that graduated from SES!" Also, I've taught every grade but 1st and 2nd.
Melissa Tackett
Melissa Tackett
5th grade
  • 24 years teaching!
  • 8 years at SES!!
  • BBA in Marketing, BSE in Elementary Education, Associates Degree in Mathematics
  • Melissa loves how inviting and decorative our school and classrooms are and such awesome teachers, too! She loves teaching young children, and coming to school everyday.....plus, my grand daughter, Anne Taylor is here too.
  • SES is family to me!

Caitlin Walker

Caitlin Walker
Sixth Grade

  • 4th year at SES!
  • 5th and 6th grade Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies and Religion 
  • 6th Grade Homeroom 

Ginger Burnham 

ginger burnham

Student Support Services


 Jane Rutz


  • S.T.R.E.A.M. teacher 
  • 52 years experience
  • 29 years at SES
  • University of Missouri, Columbia. B.S. in Elementary Education
  • Delta State University, Masters in Elementary Education
  • Mrs.Rutz has a passion for teaching and a love of learning. She is and will always be committed to the teaching profession. 
Ms. Bettie Barnes

Music Teacher

  • 4th year at SES!
  • Masters degree in Music Ed/Piano for MUW and Delta State University
  • Ms. Barnes has one Son and 2 grandchildren.
  • Ms. Barnes says she loves the atmosphere at SES!
  • She enjoys counted cross stitch, sewing doll clothes for American Girl Dolls!


Joey Young

Mr. Joey Young\

Art Teacher

  • 4th year at SES!
  • Bachelor in Art Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics and Painting from Delta State University.
  • Joey is married and has one son, Noah Patrick Young.
  • Joey's favorite thing about SES is the friendliness, diversity, leadership and the amazing staff.
  • Art & Music, spending time with family & friends, enjoying the outdoors, farm/garden, playing guitar, and vintage/junk shopping for old equipment and vinyl records are some of Joey's favorite things to do! 
Whitney Myers
miss coach
Physical Education Teacher 
  • 4th year at SES!
  • graduated from Delta State University
  • Whitney has one son, named Brady. 
  • Whitney says her favorite thing about SES is that we are all one big family!
  • Her favorite things to do are go out on the boat and eat good food! 
Lauren Noe
lauren noe
  • 2nd year at SES!
  • Graduated from Mississippi State University.
  • Lauren has been married since 2019 to Zack Noe and has a 1 year old little girl named Meredith!
  • She loves working at SES with the best staff and students!