Mr. Ryan Zech - Logic School (6th - 8th Grade) Math and Data Coordinator
Greetings! My name is Ryan Zech, and I will be the Logic School Math Teacher and Data Coordinator. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016 where I played on the golf team and studied Middle School Math Education. Following graduation, I played professional golf for four years until my wife, Katie, and I rejoiced in the birth of our daughter, Cecelia. In my spare time, I love to play golf, study the Catholic Faith, and spend time with my family. The three of us are currently parishioners at St. Robert Bellarmine in Blue Springs.
Ms. Alex Weibel - 2nd Grade
Hello! My name is Alex Weibel and I will teaching 2nd Grade. I taught 3 years in 1st Grade in the Blue Valley District and am so excited to start a new chapter at St. Regis. I was raised Catholic in Minneapolis, MN and graduated from the University of Missouri (MIZ!) in 2019 and completed my Masters in Educational and Counseling Psychology in 2020. I love to cook, spend time outdoors, and try new local places (especially coffee). I am currently a parishioner at Our Lady of Good Counsel and cannot wait to get to know the St. Regis community!
Mr. Nathan Ganaway - Paraprofessional
My name is Nathan Ganaway. I am looking forward to being a paraprofessional. I am a proud father of a St. Regis Scholar and 2 time Boy's & Girl's club Parent of the year. I have been in the security field for over 15 years. I have been a mentor and coach with several youth organizations over the years. I am an avid football fan as well as a former Semi-Pro player and coach. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son, movies, music and writing. I'm looking forward to working with St. Regis parents as your scholars navigate through the school year.
Ms. Olivia Matlock - 5th-8th Latin and 6th - 8th Grammar
Salvete! I am Olivia Matlock and I will be the Latin and English Grammar teacher for the Logic School. I graduated from Monmouth College in May of 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and English. I attended St. Teresa's Academy in Kansas City and Our Lady of the Presentation in Lee's Summit, where I am now a parishioner. I am very passionate about Latin and the Classical world and I am excited to share that joy and knowledge with the students. In my free time, I enjoy reading, baking, doing fun makeup, and listening to podcasts. I am so excited to be a part of the St. Regis Academy community!
Mr. Darby O'Neill - Marketing and Development Coordinator
My name is Darby O’Neill and I am truly excited to begin working at St. Regis Academy to support the development, marketing, and enrollment efforts. I have been involved with Catholic Education for the past 13 years as a teacher, vice principal and principal; first in Los Angeles and then for the last four years in Emporia, KS. I am originally from Kansas City where I attended Visitation grade school, Bishop Miege High School, the University of Saint Mary’s in Leavenworth, and the University of Notre Dame, so I know what it is like to attend Catholic schools as well as serving in them. I am a firm believer in the extraordinary benefits gained through attending a Catholic school and am eager to help St. Regis grow so that even more families can receive the blessing of an exceptional Catholic education! My free time is spent with my wife Megan and our very active son Jackson, who just turned two. I love the Royals and Chiefs, going to the lake, and spending time with family.
Hi everyone! My name is Jaymie Block and I am so excited to be part of the St. Regis Academy family this year as the school counselor. I received my undergrad from the University of Northern Iowa, and I am currently pursuing my M.Ed. in School Counseling from Liberty University. I have had such amazing experiences so far in my school counseling journey and I can't wait to continue!
Hello! My name is Lori Hyde, and I will be the new art teacher! My husband (JP) and I recently moved to the Kansas City area from Iowa with our 4 daughters, Sofie, Izzy, Hanna & Mae. I have been teaching art in different capacities for a long time, most recently at Ames Christian School, where I was the art teacher for the last 10 years. I love to spend time with my family and watch them in their various activities- it seems we are always busy going somewhere! I also love art and am so excited to be a part of the St. Regis community this year!