Mrs. Alexa Baudendistel is the Junior High Math & Social Studies teacher. 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 sixth year as an educator, fifth 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 scrolling through Pinterest, competing in beach volleyball tournaments, or hanging with her family,
Mrs. Myers attended the University of Kentucky (BS in Management Dietetics), Cincinnati State (computer programming courses), and Northern Kentucky University (Masters in Education) in the areas of elementary education and middle grades math and science. Prior to entering into the teaching field, she worked with computers for 12 years, 6 of those as a programmer.
She has been in the education field since December 2004, substitute teaching in several different area schools, and teaching Junior High science, math, language arts, and math intervention for 1st & 2nd grades.
Mr. William Panagakos is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Psychology and in Theology. This is his first year teaching at St. Thomas. Prior to this, he held a position as Campus Minister at a Catholic College-Prep High School where he also taught Theology and Philosophy to Juniors and Seniors. Mr. Panagakos and his wife also serve St. Thomas Church working with evangelization and catechesis. Outside of his duties at St. Thomas, he enjoys rock climbing, running and playing music. He, his wife and their two daughters live in Newport.
Mrs. Sams holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Northern Kentucky University. She has seven years of teaching experience and a passion for learning. Mrs. Sams has a great love for spending time with her family, running marathons, reading and enjoying good food. She is excited to be at Saint Thomas School and looks forward to learning and growing with our Saint Thomas family.
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.