Alesa Weiskopf

In addition to two decade’s experience in the classroom, principal Alesa Weiskopf’s qualifications include Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of South Alabama and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Notre Dame. With a glad heart and hope-filled spirit she believes in Catholic education. Her three children, Caitlin, Erin, and Sean (all graduates of LFCS and McT) hold special places in her heart. She is a member of Little Flower Parish and serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Ms. Weiskopf is a native Mobilian and enjoys being close to the beach and listening to the quiet voice of God present there.
Patsy White
Preschool Director

Patsy White is a native Mobilian and is a parishioner at Little Flower. She and her husband, Mickey have one son and 2 beautiful granddaughters. She has taught pre-school at Little Flower since 1999. Mrs. White loves hearing her students’ simple prayers in the classroom each day. She sees her students’ Free Playtime, as a chance to reflect on what they like to do and who they want to be. The Preschool Partnership with the 7th grade class was started by Mrs. White. The two classes team up together during the school year by celebrating different holiday events, including the Mardi Gras Parade, which is a spring highlight for the entire school.
Alex Lilly

Miss Alex Lilly is the kindergarten teacher at Little Flower. She was born and raised in Mobile and attended St. Mary Catholic Elementary School and McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at The University of South Alabama. Some of her favorite things to do are spending time with family and friends on Mobile Bay at her grandparents’ house, going to the beach and spending the day on the boat. As a student of Catholic education, she knows firsthand how a vibrant, Christ–centered curriculum is essential to developing students socially, academically, and spirituality.
Emily Milwee
1st Grade

A native of New Orleans and graduate of University of New Orleans, Mrs. Emily Milwee is the first grade teacher at Little Flower. She has experience teaching in the public school system, and sees a great opportunity to add her Catholic faith to her teaching at Little Flower. Only recently married, she and her husband have two wonderful dogs that they spend most of our time with, a pug/Boston terrier named Dan and a terrier mutt named Daisy. She loves spending her free time gardening and cooking what she has grown! She currently has tomatoes, strawberries, and lots of hot peppers! She says teaching is her true passion and she feels so blessed to get to come to work each day!

Jamie Barbour
2nd Grade

Jamie Barbour’s varied background adds a distinct flavor to her role as teacher at Little Flower. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama from USA, a Master of Science in Mass Communication from Southern Miss, and an Alternative Master’s degree in Elementary Education from USA. In addition to her classroom work, she has experience in film-making and television production. She is a small-town-girl from Bayou La Batre with deep roots in the seafood industry. Her large family and their devotion to the Catholic faith formed her with a love for Jesus Christ and the Church. When she is not teaching math and religion for second through fifth grades, she and her daughter are cheering for their favorite teams, the New York Yankees and Alabama Crimson Tide.

Maura Hutson
3rd and 4th Grade

Having grown up in a large family of teachers, Maura Hutson felt right at ease obtaining a B.S in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of South Alabama. The diversity and small class sizes at Little Flower make her love her job, especially in the classroom with third and fourth graders. Being in a Catholic school allows her to share her faith with her students, teach Catholic values, and actively live her faith every day. When she is outside of the classroom, Miss Hutson fills her days with family and friends, at the beach, boating, swimming, hiking and traveling abroad. She hopes to continue to make Little Flower the Light of the Loop.
Stephanie Hancock
5th Grade and STEM Lab

Stephanie Hancock is the fifth grade teacher at Little Flower. Born in Slidell, Louisiana, she moved to Mobile after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She attended St. Vincent de Paul, McGill-Toolen, and Spring Hill College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. With Catholic education an integral part of her youth, teaching in a Catholic school is a natural fit for her. While she greatly enjoys helping students grow academically, her favorite part of her job is helping them grow spiritually. She is so thankful that God has lead her to Little Flower, and she looks forward to what the future has in store for her with new opportunities for growth every day.
Sonya Garcia
Spanish K -5

Sonya Garcia-Vasquez is the Spanish teacher for grades K - 5. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary English Education from the University of Puerto Rico and was a member of the National Exchange Student program at the University of North Carolina. In summers, Mrs. Garcia studies at Boston College working toward an M.A. in Theology and Ministry. The cultural richness of her background makes her the perfect teacher to bring the love of the Spanish language, traditions, food and religious influence to our student body. In addition to her work at Little Flower, she is involved with Hispanic Young Adults in the Archdiocese of Mobile. She is busy on weekends singing in the Spanish and bi-lingual Masses at parishes in Mobile and Daphne.
Owen Smith
6th Grade, Social Studies and Religion

Owen Smith teaches middle school social studies and religion at Little Flower. Originally from Norwood, Massachusetts, he majored in American Studies and Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana. He is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education through the Alliance for Catholic Education program at the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Smith has worked in Dublin, Ireland, as a study abroad program coordinator. In addition to his love for Ireland and the Irish people, he enjoys travel, sports, and all outdoor activities. He is coordinator for the Scholars’ Bowl team at Little Flower, moderates the yearly Geography Bee, and coaches basketball.
Margaret Capizzi
7th Grade, Language Arts

Margaret Capizzi teaches Middle School ELA (English Language Arts) at Little Flower. Originally from Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Maryland, she majored in English Literature with a minor in Spanish Literature at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. She is pursuing a Master's Degree in Education through the University of Notre Dame's Teaching Fellows Program, the Alliance for Catholic Education. Miss Capizzi has studied in Rome and in Costa Rica through her University, and she has worked as a director and counselor at a local summer camp program at her home parish in Maryland. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring new places, trying new food, playing sports, meeting new people, reading, and music.
Kelly Poole
8th Grade, Math and Science

Long time parishioner at Little Flower Parish, wife and mother of 5 boys, Mrs. Kelly Poole is Little Flower’s middle school math and science teacher. A graduate of the University of South Alabama with a B.S. in Elementary Education and an additional certification in middle school math, Mrs. Poole brings to the school over 10 years of classroom experience. She sets high expectations to help foster students’ learning through modeling techniques, guided practice, and research based projects. The ability to facilitate life-long learning skills, develop problem-solving strategies and the instilment of self-discipline are the refection of the standards and expectations she sets for her students.
Sha Buchanan
Physical Education

The P.E. department at Little Flower School is led by Miss Sha Buchanan. She is a native of Mobile and has been in Catholic schools from the beginning: elementary school at St. Mary’s, high school at McGill-Toolen, and undergraduate studies at Spring Hill College, where she received a B. A. in public relations and advertising in 2014. In addition to her time at Little Flower, Miss Buchanan coaches volleyball and basketball at McGill-Toolen. She appreciates the opportunity to impact the lives of young athletes on and off the court by helping shape them into strong and successful young adults, and strives to be a Christian role model for all her students at Little Flower.
Pennie Deihs
K-4 Title I Tutor
Amy Whitman
5-8 Title I Tutor
Tommie Angel
Library K- 5

The library at Little Flower Catholic School is overseen my Mrs. Tommie Angel. She grew up in Houma, Louisiana, and has degrees in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from the University of New Orleans. She has years of classroom experience both in New Orleans and Mobile, having previously taught at Little Flower for four years. Her love of children finds expression in not only regular classroom teaching, but in music education as well. She has taught students how to read and write music and she is proud to tell about marching in Mardi Gras parades, with her “Marching Mustangs” playing recorders. She has a love for animals and was Friday night shift leader at ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) for eight years. Mrs. Angel’s other interests include cooking, singing, playing guitar, and art.

Carmen Tuite
Cafeteria Manager
John Portella
Bill Vogtner
Loretta Daffin
Beverly Crews