Meet our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

Click on the links to the left to read about the teachers in each department.  


Fr. Thomas Schrader, O. Carm.
President (since 2014)

B.A. Philosophy, Amherst College
M.A. Religious Studies, Chicago Theological Seminary
M.Div.  Washington Theological Union
M.S. Educational Leadership, Mount Saint Mary's College

"As I grew older I loved the good God more and more, and very frequently did I offer Him my heart, using the words my mother had taught me. I strove in all my actions to please Jesus and was most watchful never to offend Him."

St. Therese of Lisieux

Story of A Soul, Chapter II


Karen Hopson

B.S. Education, Emporia State University
Master in School Administration, UMKC 
Doctoral Candidate in Educational School Leadership at St. Louis University

Year Began at Bishop Ward: 2013

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." 

Matthew 19:14

Greg Duggins ’83
Dean of Students/Athletic Director

B.A. Educational Leadership, Emporia State
Master's Degree from the University of Kansas
Year Began Teaching at Bishop Ward: 2002

John Riley
Network/Student Database Administrator

B.A. in Spanish; Minor in Business Occupation/Computer Applications, Wayne State College;
M.S.ED  Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Kansas
Year Began Teaching at Bishop Ward: 1988

“I love being part of the Ward Family because of its long tradition in Wyandotte County and the commitment of its faculty, students and alumni to education and Catholic values.”

Amanda Vega-Mavec
Assistant Principal/Student Services and Programs Coordinator

Extracurriculars: Freshman Class Sponsors, Assistant Cheer Coach
B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Wellesley College
M.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Boston University

In progress, Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies.
Year Started at Bishop Ward: 2011

"Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you!  Do not be afraid to dream of great things!" 

Pope Francis

Guidance Counselors 

  Anita Gregory ’68
Guidance Counselor

Honors American Government
Extracurricular: Co-Sponsor for Senior Class
B.S. in History
Master's in Education
Specialist Degree in Administration
Year Began Teaching at Bishop Ward: 1973-1977 and returned in the 2003-2004 school year.

“I feel that I learn as much from my students as my students can learn from me. Coming back to teach at Ward both in the 70s and today has been like coming home for me. I believe so strongly in the education that Bishop Ward offers, that my husband and I chose to send all four of our children to Ward to follow in the Cyclone tradition. I continue to believe that the education our students receive today is outstanding.”

Annie Tompkins
Guidance Counselor

Extracurricular:  Virtus Coordinator and National Honor Society Sponsor
Master’s in Secondary School Counseling, Villanova University 
B.S. in Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University
Year Began Teaching at Bishop Ward: Fall 2007

Favorite Quote:
“If then you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because he himself is the way.”

St. Thomas Aquinas

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