Alumni Faculty & Staff
St. Petersburg Catholic High School is incredibly proud to have several of our Faculty & Staff members also be SPCHS alumni! Find out how each of our alumni ended up back at SPCHS and what working here means to them.
Karly Bartlett ‘10, Advancement Services Manager - "Some of my best memories and friends to this day were made at St. Pete Catholic. As a graduate of the class of 2010, I often reflect on how blessed I feel to be a member of this school community. It has been surreal to see the growth that has taken place upon my return as an employee. My time spent at SPC played a huge role in my faith formation and the core values I hold so dear. I feel very grateful to be back and see the students of today where I was 10+ years ago."
Kevin Buete ‘16, Film and Music Teacher - "I am blessed to be back at the school where I spent my musically, spiritually, and socially formative years. The arts were my favorite aspect of high school, so it's an honor and a pleasure to be a part of the culture once again. I've been fortunate enough to work with many talented students, helping them grow as musicians and people as I continue my own journey of growth. I'm excited to continue co-directing musical theater, leading Praise and Worship, leading the pep band, and helping students find professional musical opportunities of their own."
John Christian '02, Director of Operations - "St. Pete Catholic has always been a special place to me. It has been a part of my life since 1998 when I walked in as a Freshman. I began working at the school shortly after graduation doing summer maintenance. Right around the time I graduated from college, I began working in the Technology Department. I have since moved to become the Director of Operations and I’ve been honored to get to know so many great students, parents, teachers and staff members along the way. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Baron Family and help St. Pete Catholic grow into a pretty spectacular place with spectacular people."
Jill Hudson ‘95, Assistant Principal for Learning & Achievement - "At SPC, I learned the value of hard work, the importance of a community, and how to be inspired as well as how to inspire others. These experiences gave me a strong foundation for a career that has been committed to academic excellence in a faith-filled environment."
Phil Johnston ‘00, Science Department Chair & Head of Engineering Program - “SPC has grown tremendously since my time as a student. We've expanded from offering 2 or 3 AP classes when I was a student to offering over 15 today. We've seen the addition of the St. John Bosco Center for the Arts and the complete renovation of all classrooms in both the Bishop Barry Reilly Family Hall and in Notre Dame Hall. We've seen huge upgrades in campus security and in classroom technology, with a one-to-one iPad program, Apple TVs in every classroom, and fast and reliable wifi. We've seen the addition of the Project Lead the Way Engineering program that has students engaged in transformative, project-based learning experiences every day. In short, SPC has improved in very many ways and I'm excited to be a small part of that."
Matt Kapolka '01, Mathematics & Engineering Teacher, Student Life & Leadership Skills Coordinator -
Hannah Wiand ‘18, Campus Ministries - "Coming back to work at St. Pete Catholic has honestly felt like returning home. What made SPC a home for me was the community that felt like family, the intentional and loving faculty/staff members, and the unique opportunities that we were provided with! It was through the opportunities that I was given to grow in my faith during my time at SPC that I was able to recognize that ministry is what I love to do, and ultimately how the Lord was calling me to serve His Church. I am forever grateful for this home!"