Faculty and Staff

Elementary School

Elizabeth Sweeney, sweeneye@shjboulder.org-Kindergarten

Born and raised in Indiana, Ms. Sweeney is a Hoosier at heart. After graduating from Mater Dei High School she became a Screaming Eagle and earned her Elementary Education degree from the University of Southern Indiana. She has taught 5th grade at St. Pius X in Aurora and is now teaching kindergarten. Her hobbies include hiking with her two dogs, cooking delicious meals and traveling to far off destinations through literature.

Michelle Paris-Kempkes, paris-kempkesm@shjboulder.org - 1st Grade

After completing an Elementary Education training program at the University of Northern Colorado, Ms. Paris-Kempkes taught second grade at St. Francis De Sales School in Denver. During those early years, she discovered a passion for helping students express themselves through Literacy and the Arts. She later received her advanced degree in Integration of the Arts in curriculum at Lesley College in Boston. For nearly two decades, her work as an educator in the public as well as private sector has prepared her for this jump back to parochial schools.

Julie Quimby, quimbyj@shjboulder.org - 2nd Grade

Mrs Quimby graduated from the University of Minnesota with an English major and a History minor. She later went on to receive her Elementary Education degree in Colorado. Mrs. Quimby enjoys her family, the beauty and nature of Colorado, camping, biking, and running. She recently completed her first marathon.

Carol Sobolik, sobolikc@shjboulder.org - 3rd Grade

Mrs. Sobolik has been teaching for twenty-four years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of North Dakota with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development. She also has a kindergarten endorsement. After teaching three years in early childhood, she substitute-taught in grades kindergarten through twelve. Mrs. Sobolik was then hired at a Catholic school in Minnesota, where she taught third grade for six years. In 2002 she moved to Boulder and has since taught first and second grades. She is currently beginning her eighth year teaching third grade.

Kim Roloff, roloffk@shjboulder.org-4th grade

Ms. Roloff is a native of northern Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree at Southern Illinois University where she studied Clothing and Textiles in Retail Management. Traveling as a dependent with the Air Force, she taught and coached new teachers with English conversation to elementary and adult students in Misawa, Japan. Later she completed her Post Baccalaureate in Elementary Education at Arizona State University and her Masters of Science degree as a Reading Specialist at Northern Arizona University. Ms. Roloff taught 19 years in Arizona and one year at St. Vrain Valley School District. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and two grandchildren that live nearby.

Kathy Dubois, duboisk@shjboulder.org - 5th Grade

Mrs. Dubois graduated from St. Michael's College in Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in English. After graduation, she worked for several years in the insurance industry. She found the work unfulfilling, so she went back to school at night at the University of Maine to get her credentials to teach. She taught high school English and then stayed home with her children, while occasionally tutoring. Later she became certified for K-8 and taught at the elementary level for ten years. In 2005, Mrs. Dubois and her family moved to Colorado. Her three children are graduates of Sacred Heart of Jesus School. She enjoys spending time with family, and friends, and loves Colorado.

Middle School

David Savidge, savidged@shjboulder.org - Drama, Religion and Social Studies, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade

Mr. Savidge studied drama at Muhlenberg College, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree. He went on to study law at the City University of New York and at Tulane University where he received his J.D. and L.L.M. degrees. Mr. Savidge has acted in and directed multiple plays and musicals, and has written plays as well. You might have seen him as Antonio last summer in Much Ado About Nothing at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Savidge practiced law for many years in New York, California, and here in Colorado. He is in his second year at SHJS and excited to be leading the drama club and teaching in the 4th grade.

Claire Cahir-Chase, cahir-chasec@shjboulder.org - Language Arts 6th, 7th and 8th Grade

Mrs. Cahir-Chase studied Fine Arts at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She has degrees in Creative Writing and Secondary English Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She taught fourth grade at Sacred Heart of Jesus School for two years and middle school English in the St. Vrain Valley School District for two years. In 2014, she was overjoyed to return to teaching at Sacred Heart. This school year she is teaching sixth, seventh and eighth grade Language Arts classes.

Laura McGinn, mcginnl@shjboulder.com - Math & Science 6th, 7th, 8th Grade

Mrs. McGinn received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Production Management at California State University,Fullerton. She worked in the aerospace industry and went on to complete her credential program for education at Arizona State University. She recently completed her master's degree program through the University of San Diego in the STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Previously, she taught fifth and sixth grades in Arizona and Washington. Mrs. McGinn was also an eigth grade teacher and vice principal at St. Columbia Catholic School in San Diego. She is a member of the National Science Teachers' Association (NSTA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Mrs. McGinn loves to share her love of learning to the middle school students.

Susan Zimmer, zimmers@shjboulder.org - Middle School Advanced Math

Academic Enrichment

Linda Chambers, chambersl@shjboulder.org - Music

Mrs. Chambers is in her 45th year of teaching, 32 years as a music specialist and 12 years as a classroom and special education teacher. She is in her eighth year at SHJ. Linda has an undergraduate degree in music education and a master's degree in kindergarten through eighth grade education with emphasis in special education. As a native West Virginian, Mrs. Chambers finds the mountains here like a taste of home. Hiking, biking, and playing the piano and ukulele are some of the many hobbies she enjoys. Her favorite hobby is babysitting her four grandsons, twins in Washington and two babies here.

Michele Stevens-Clements, stevens-clementsm@shjboulder.org – Physical Education

Mrs. Stevens-Clements feels very blessed to have been teaching at Sacred Heart of Jesus for 11 years. She taught kindergarten during her first years at SHJ, but now is teaching P.E., which she loves. She earned her bachelor's degree at Western State and a master's degree at Colorado State University. Mrs. S.C. lives in the mountains with her husband, four children and lots of pets

Eugenia Macias, maciase@shjboulder.org - Spanish K- 5th grade

Eugenia was born in central Mexico (Michoacán) where she earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Materials Science. In 2006, she moved to the United States. From 2010 to 2012, she worked as an assistant researcher at the University of Louisville in the biofuels and carbon dioxide conversion area. Later she moved to Colorado. Today, she is married and has two sons, who attend Sacred Heart of Jesus School. Besides teaching Spanish, Eugenia enjoys ballet, swimming and cooking. Although she still misses Mexico, she really likes Boulder, Colorado.

Rima Khoukaz, khoukazr@shjboulder.org - Learning Resource Teacher

Mrs. Khoukaz was born and raised in Lebanon where she graduated from high school with a French baccalaureate. She then attended American University of Beirut and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. After moving to New York City, she attended Hunter College, received her master's degree in Special Education, and began working as a special education teacher in Manhattan. She now holds a Colorado license as a Special Education Generalist. She, her husband, and little boy live in Boulder.


Vicky Gonzales, gonzalesv@shjboulder.org - Office Manager

Vicky Gonzales is a Colorado native who feels very blessed to be part of the SHJ community made up of great families, children and staff. She has spent most of her work life at Gates Corporation as a 401K/pension manager. She has one grown son and she and her husband live in Arvada. Her hobbies include stitching, reading, and attending Holy Family High School sporting events.

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