Encore Classes


Mrs. Lissa Hinely- Art Teacher/Yearbook


Mrs. Hinely holds a B.S. Ed in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University.  She worked in the Huntsville City School System, U.S. Space Academy, and as a Youth Minister before she began the journey of teaching her 4 children at home for 14 years.   With the encouragement of Mrs. Carrie Turner, she returned to college to regain her teaching certification, working as a sub for various schools. She returned to the classroom fulltime in the Spring of 2018.  Mrs. Hinely’s artistic specialty is photography. Her sports photography has been featured in regional and national publications, including and Splash Magazine. She lives in Huntsville with her husband and youngest daughter and is a member of St. Joseph’s parish.  We are pleased to have Mrs. Hinely teaching Art and Yearbook at Holy Family School.



Mrs. Gwyn Williams -Music Instructor 




Coach Muriel Weston


Mrs. Weston attended Alabama  A&M University and has 6 years of experience teaching Special Education and 26 more years working at Holy Family!!!   Her favorite inspiration is Footprints which is fitting considering how many lives she has touched over the years.

[holy family health] In grades pre-kindergarten through fourth, health concepts are taught as a part of the classroom science curriculum. In grades fifth through eighth, the Current Health curriculum is used to teach students about contemporary health issues facing them daily such as obesity, bullying, teenage hygiene, substance abuse and other elements of today’s world.



Physical Education

Mr. Joe Sottolano


Undergraduate and graduate Degree in Physical Education Teaching from Ithaca College.  Over 23 years of College Teaching and Coaching.  Have coached and trained kids in baseball of all ages for over 25 years.  New York native.  Married to Lori Sottolano with two sons, Nicholas (15) and Tyler (12).

Physical Education at Holy Family Regional School consists of teaching fundamental skills in physical fitness, sportsmanship, and teamwork. We work on developing motor skills through games, calisthenics, ball handling training and agility training.


Liturgical Music/Mass Choir


Has an EdS and Master’s degree from the University of Alabama.

Has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montevallo.

Taught 8 ½ years at Holy Family, grades 2 and 6/7/8.

Taught Computer and middle school Math at Holy Spirit School and Resource at Holy Family.

Is a US Navy Vietnam veteran.

Serves St. Joseph Church as Choir Director for the 8:15 Mass on Sunday.

Mr. Mahon enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Emily, who  graduated this year from Athens State - Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Elementary Education!

Library/6th Grade Language Arts

Mrs. Carrie Turner - Librarian


Mrs. Turner has 17 years of experience teaching in Catholic schools. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University. War Eagle! Before becoming a teacher, Mrs. Turner spent her summers as a camp counselor. She serves as a Eucharistic Minister and lector for her parish. Mrs. Turner enjoys being creative with photography, drawing, painting, and crafting. She's even taken glassblowing and lamp-working classes. She dreams of being a professional audiobook narrator. Her spare time is spent reading, traveling, playing board games, watching movies, working in the yard, or cheering on the Auburn Tigers with her husband, three kids, two dogs, and two cats. 

The Holy Family Library contains a large collection of both fiction and non-fiction materials for research and circulation. We believe that the love of reading starts at an early age and is the gift of a lifetime. We encourage all students to utilize the library for both academics and for fun.



Mrs. Margaret Lagasse - Catechist Grades 1st thru 6th


* B.S. Elementary Education and Special Education

*Teacher in New York and Virginia

*Assistant Director of Religious Education for 10 years at Holy Spirit Church

*Huntsville has been home since 1992

*Married for 29 years to Brian and mother to four sons and a daughter

*Active in the Knights of Columbus’ Auxiliary as well as other Parish Ministries

*Enjoy cooking, camping and gardening

* Email is a great way to contact me


The basic premise of a Catholic Education is to imbue the entire school curriculum with the love of Christ, the message of the Gospels, and the promise of our savior. Additionally, Holy Family offers formal instruction in Religion using the Christ Our Life series from Loyola Press. Pre-kindergarten uses the Seeds program from Pflaum. Students in grades K-8 attend Mass every Thursday morning at 9:00am and take part in designing the Mass, offering readings, leading music and participating in the petitions.


School Counselor

Mrs. Davis Carter - School Counselor


Mrs. Carter earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University in Special Education /Collaborative Teacher (K-12).  Her Master's Degree in School Counseling (P-12) was awarded by the University of West Alabama.  Having 10 years teaching experience, Ms. Carter holds membership in the Alabama Counseling Association and the American School Counselor Association.  



Ms. Karelin Rivera


¡Hola! I am Karelin Rivera, the K4-8 Spanish teacher and translator.  I am from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. I have been living in Madison, AL since 2000. I graduated from Bob Jones High School and I married my high school sweetheart, Danny. We are expecting parents and will be a family of three in March. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in Secondary Education and Spanish. I was certified to teach K4-12 in 2015.

This is my first year at Holy Family School and I am very excited to be part of the school.  I work at Holy Family on Mondays and Wednesdays and the rest of the weekdays I work at St. John the Baptist Catholic School (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays). I look forward to teaching your child the Spanish language and culture through a fun and meaningful way.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.