Alesa Weiskopf
Principal
aweiskopf@littleflower.cc
Patsy White
Preschool Director

Hello, My name is Patsy White. Also known as “ Mrs. White!”. I was born in Mobile and I am a Catholic Parishioner at Little Flower. I am married to a wonderful guy name Mickey.

This past February we celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary. I have one son and two beautiful granddaughters. Ages 9 and 7. They reside in Mississippi.

I started teaching Pre-School at Little Flower in 1999. It is a joy and pleasure to work with

young children who give their heart and soul into learning their environment around them. My favorite part of the day is Religion Circle Time. I love listening to each child's prayers and thoughts before we begin each day. Their prayers are amazing and sometimes can be very emotional too. Of course, their favorite part of the day is Creative Free Playtime. It is their time to reflect on what they like to do and whom they want to be. I have other commitments at Little Flower other than being the Pre-School Director. I started the Preschool Partnership with the 7th grade class. We team up together during the the school year by celebrating different  holiday events. Putting on the Mardi Gras Parade, (their way), for the school is one of everyone's favorite event. I taught Vacation Bible School (VBS) eight years. VBS is a great way to close out the school year and begin with summer fun.

mawhite0074@comcast.net
Cathy Wagner
Kindergarten

I have a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Alabama. This year (2017-2018) is my 36th year teaching kindergarten at Little Flower Catholic School. I believe that kindergarten should truly be a "garden of children" and am happy to have the freedom here to provide developmentally appropriate learning activities to help our students grow academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. I love working with the children in our class, as well as with their families and all of the extended Little Flower school and parish family.

I am a member of Little Flower Parish and serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. I also teach the K/1st Grade Sunday Religious Education class and Vacation Bible School. 

I was born and raised in Mobile and have three brothers and two sisters; my mother and four of my siblings still live in Mobile. During vacations I am blessed to be able to travel to visit my children and their families in Seattle, Washington; Northern California; Ft. Worth, Texas; and Birmingham, Alabama. 

cwagner@littleflower.cc
Elisabeth Harbaugh
1st Grade

Hello! My name is Elisabeth Harbaugh . It has been my privilege and pleasure to have taught for 21 years in Catholic Schools; 16 of them here at Little Flower in first and second grades.

As a Catholic school teacher, I get to see my students grow  not only intellectually but also spiritually.   Celebrating First Reconciliation and First Communion with our second graders are two of my favorite times of the school year!

Besides teaching, I also serve as the school’s Religion Chairperson and SGA advisor.

eharbaugh@littleflower.cc
Sonya Garcia
2nd Grade

Sonya Garcia-Vasquez is 2nd grade homeroom teacher and team teacher with Ms. Cherry for 3rd grade math.  Mrs. Garcia-Vasquez 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.

“I was immediately taken by Mrs. Garcia-Vasquez’s winning smile and genuineness when I first met her at St. Catherine of Siena Hispanic Mass,” comments Alesa Weiskopf, Little Flower’s principal. “Her experience in early childhood education as well as the cultural richness of her background makes Sonya the perfect teacher to bring the love of the Spanish language, traditions, food and religious influence to our student body. She has a wealth of child development knowledge and will compliment our staff well."

sgarcia-vasquez@littleflower.cc
Sarah Cherry
3rd Grade

Hello all, I am Renee' Cherry, yes like the fruit! I have been a parishioner of Little Flower for about 11 years now. My mom's family, the Peacocks, are long-time parishioners of the parish as well. Little Flower has meant so much to me, because I love how close and fun everyone is!

I attended St. Dominic Catholic School for K-8th grades, I then attended Murphy High School. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from Spring Hill College in May of 2015. In May of 2018, I will receive my Masters of Science in Elementary Education from Spring Hill College. Catholic education is very important to me! That is why, I am glad to have the opportunity to teach here at Little Flower! I am currently the 3rd grade teacher, as well as being in charge of Booster Club/CYO Sports for the school/parish.  Little Flower has been my saving grace. 

My two brothers Jarrod (21), and Ben (20) both enjoy Little Flower as much as I do. This parish has linked my family closer together. We LOVE it here! My mom, Janet (Peacock) is a Little Flower alum. Coming back home has meant so much to my family!

rcherry@littleflower.cc
Maura Hutson
4th Grade
mhutson@littleflower.cc
Stephanie Latuso
5th Grade

Hi! I am Stephanie Latuso, and I am proud to be the fifth grade teacher here at Little Flower. Born in Slidell, Lousiana, I moved to Mobile after Katrina in 2005. I attended St. Vincent de Paul for grades 5-8, Mcgill-Toolen for high school, and Spring Hill College where I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.

   This year has been an extremely exciting year for me. Not only did I begin my first year of teaching, I also got engaged! My wonderful fiancé’, Ethan, and I will be married here at Little Flower in July.

    Catholic education has been such an integral part of making me who I am today that I knew I wanted to be a catholic educator. While I greatly enjoy helping students grow academically, my favorite part of my job is helping them grow spiritually. I am so thankful that God lead me to Little Flower, and I look forward to what the future has in store for both myself and my Ethan as a part of the Little Flower family!

slatuso@littleflower.cc
Owen Smith
6th Grade, Social Studies and Religion

Hello! My name is Owen Smith and I am starting at Little Flower this year. I’ll am teaching middle school social studies and religion.

I am originally from Norwood, Massachusetts. I did my undergrad in American Studies and Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, where I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Education through the Alliance for Catholic Education program over summers.

I spent summer 2016-summer 2018 working in Dublin, Ireland as a study abroad program coordinator. I love travel, sports, and all outdoor activities. I had never been to Alabama before moving here I’m August and am so excited to get to know the state, Mobile, and the Little Flower community!

osmith@littleflower.cc
Kelly Poole
8th Grade, Math and Science

Long time parishioner, wife and mother of 5 boys, Mrs. Kelly Poole is Little Flower’s middle school math and science .  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 10 years of classroom experience

“Mrs. Poole’s intense desire for all students to succeed was the overwhelming quality that impressed me,” states Ms. Weiskopf, principal.  “Her exceptional array of strategies, techniques and learning tools which she uses to provide real life experiences to her students sets her apart from the rest.  She will not only guide her students to advanced math concepts, but will assure that all students are equipped with the tools needed for high school.”

Mrs. Poole states, “my objective as an educator is to set high expectations to help foster their 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 I set for my students. “

kpoole@littleflower.cc
Emma Solak
7th Grade, Language Arts

I am originally from Stroudsburg, PA, where I grew up with my two younger brothers and yellow lab. I attended the University of Pittsburgh, and majored in nonfiction writing, religious studies, and French. Currently, I am  pursuing my  M.Ed. from Notre Dame through the ACE program. In my free time, I enjoy Pittsburgh Steelers football, singing, traveling, and setting down over a cup of coffee with a good book.

esolak@littleflower.cc
Sha Buchanan
Physical Education

My name is Sha Buchanan and I am a native of Mobile where I’ve attended catholic school my entire life. I attended St. Mary’s School from K-8 grade, graduated from McGill-Toolen and received my BA in public relations and advertising from Spring Hill College in 2014.

Being involved in sports, specifically volleyball and basketball, has brought me to a career in coaching both sports at McGill. It has also given me the opportunity to impact the lives of young athletes on and off the court by helping shape them into strong and successful young adults.

I am more than thrilled to start this new journey at Little Flower and be the best role model I can be to all of the children serving as this year’s PE Teacher. Go Vikings!

sbuchanan@littleflower.cc
Sonya Garcia-Vasque
2nd Grade

Sonya Garcia-Vasquez is  the Kindergarten to grade 5 Spanish teacher.  Mrs. Garcia-Vasquez 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. 

“I was immediately taken by Mrs. Garcia-Vasquez’s winning smile and genuineness when I first met her at St. Catherine of Siena Hispanic Mass,” comments Alesa Weiskopf, Little Flower’s principal. “Her experience in early childhood education as well as the cultural richness of her background makes Sonya the perfect teacher to bring the love of the Spanish language, traditions, food and religious influence to our student body.    I am excited to have her on staff and she has already contributed to development of the Spanish course of study by critiquing the resources she will use in the fall. I look forward to Mrs. Garcia-Vasquez using her talents playing guitar and singing to enhance the classroom experience for our students. “

sgarcia-vasquez@littleflower.cc
Amy Whitman
5-8 Title I Tutor
awhitman@littleflower.cc
Pennie Deihs
K-4 Title I Tutor
pdeihs@littleflower.cc
Betty Blanchard
Library/Media

Hello!  My name is Betty Blanchard.  To say that Little Flower parish and school have been a huge part of my life is putting it mildly.  For the past eleven years I have been librarian for grades K-5 at the school, but my Little Flower roots go much deeper than that.  A nearly life-long parish member, a graduate of the school, and involvement in parish ministries over the years have deepened those roots so that Little Flower has become my second family.  The Sisters of St. Joseph at Little Flower instilled a love of learning that led to 16 years of Catholic education, culminating in a BS degree in secondary education from Spring Hill College and leading later to a Master’s degree and librarian certification from the University of South Alabama.  After a career teaching high school at Bishop Toolen and McGill-Toolen, I was a little apprehensive when asked to work with elementary students at Little Flower, but it has truly been wonderful to see the world through their eyes and to watch them grow.  Little Flower has given me so much; it is a joy and a privilege to be able to give back in return.

bblanchard@littleflower.cc
Carmen Tuite
Cafeteria Manager
John Portella
Custodian
Bill Vogtner
Maintenance
Loretta Daffin
Secretary
ldaffin@littleflower.cc
Beverly Crews
Tuition
lftuition@littleflower.cc
Mrs. Simmons
Cafeteria
Brandi Lindsey
Booster Club
blindsey@littleflower.cc