Our Mission

To graduate students who are prepared spiritually and academically in the 21st century.

Mr. Steve Menke

Principal

My name is Steve Menke.  I am 44 years old and originally from Bethalto, Illinois.  I received my bachelor’s degree in education from SIUE, and I am currently earning my master’s degree in educational administration through Grand Canyon University.  I am married to my wonderful wife Kim, and we will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this year.  We are a faith-filled family, and we are members of St. Mary’s Church in Alton.  We have two awesome boys named Brennan and Noah. Brennan is a senior at Marquette Catholic High School and Noah is going into 5th grade at St. Mary’s School.  We really enjoy spending time with our family, and you can find us at various sporting and church events.  I have been teaching at St. Francis/Holy Ghost School for the past 19 years. I really enjoy being around the students while teaching them about the history of our country as well as helping them grow a deeper relationship with God.  I am excited and look forward to the next chapter of my life as the new principal at St. Francis/Holy Ghost School.

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