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Meet the Faculty of #teamholyname



Mrs. Trish Nichols is the Director of the Holy Name Preschool Program as well as the lead teacher for the Ladybug (4–5-year-olds) Class. She holds a BS in Liberal Studies in Early Childhood Education from the University of Phoenix. Mrs. Trish came to us from KGBSD where she worked for 5 years in the Special Education Department as an itinerate Educational Speech and Language Paraprofessional. Prior to moving to Alaska in 2017, Mrs. Trish lived in California, where she began her work as a Substitute in a 1st - 3rd Grade Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Education Classroom. 

Mrs. Trish encourages her students to be independent and reminds them to make their best choices, to believe in themselves & ANYTHING is possible!! 

Mrs. Trish Nichols

I bring to the classroom many years of teaching experience in all grades, with advanced degrees in education and library science, as well as several certifications in different areas of education. I love to teach! 

To me, being around children keeps you "young at heart". Every day is a new day of learning as seen through the eyes of a child. I'm very happy to be a part of Holy Name Catholic School.

Beside teaching I also enjoy exploring beaches, reading and sewing.


Ms. Joyce Keppinger


I am a native to Ketchikan. When I am not working in the classroom, I am working as a swim instructor at the Recreational Center. I am excited and thankful for the chance to assist in the Preschool program at Holy Name.

When I am not at work, I enjoy reading, sewing, and spending time outdoors with my husband. We have a pet cat named Ellie who is full of energy!! 

Ms. Selma Bang 

Volunteers make our hearts sing!!

Ms. Anna Sherman volunteers her time to come in and teach our Chapel time every Tuesday as our former Holy Name Catholic Church DRE, Director of Religious Education. 

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