Meet our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

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


Fr. Michael Hermes
President (since 2005)

Degree(s): B.S. in Sociology, Emporia State University; graduate degrees from Trinity University (San Antonio), Gregorian University (Rome), and the University of Kansas.

“You may dazzle the mind with a thousand brilliant discoveries of natural science; you may open new worlds of knowledge which were never dreamed of before; yet, if you have not developed in the soul of the pupil strong habits of virtue which will sustain her in the struggle of life, you have not educated her, but only put in her hand a powerful instrument of self-destruction."  -St. Rose Phillippine Duchesne


Karen Davis

Degree(s): B.S. in Education from Emporia State University; Master in School Administration from 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

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

John Riley
Network/Student Database Administrator

Degree(s): B.A. in Spanish; Minor in Business Occupation/Computer Applications, Wayne State College; MSEd  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
Administrative Intern/Student Services and Programs Coordinator

Extracurriculars: Cyclone Scholars Club, Food Advisory Committee
Degree(s): 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

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

Guidance Counselors 

  Anita Gregory ’68
Guidance Counselor

Honors American Government
Extracurricular: National Honor Society and Co-Sponsor for Senior Class
Degree(s): 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: Campus Ministry Team, Virtus Coordinator, Theological Reflections Sponsor, National Honor Society Sponsor
Degree(s): 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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