About Us

All Saints Academy is a new educational entity formed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis Office of Catholic Education and Formation in partnership with St. Ferdinand, St. Norbert and St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parishes. Each existing parish school became a campus of All Saints Academy on July 1, 2018.

Board of Directors

All Saints Academy is a 501(c) 3 Not-for-Profit education organization administered by a corporate board of directors with limited jurisdiction. The following Board Members were appointed by the pastors and accepted & approved by Archbishop Robert Carlson.

Mrs. Cindy Anderson

Occupation: Insurance Underwriting Manager for AAA
FamilyMarried with two sons at the ASA St. Ferdinand Campus
Parishioner at St. Angela Merici

Mrs. Terri Besmer

Occupation: Stay at Home Mom
FamilyMarried to Mike, 
Mom to John, Ellie, Luke, Ben, James and Nora
Parishioner at St. Ferdinand

Mr. Steven Wills

Parishioner at St. Ferdinand


Mr. Ed Dick

Occupation: Manufacturing Engineer at The Boeing Company
FamilyMarried to Lauri, 
Dad to David
Parishioner at St. Norbert

My wife and I have been parishioners of St. Norbert since 1990. We have one son who attended St. Norbert School for all of his primary (K-8) education. My desire is to bring my seasoned parish and school parent experience to the ASA Board of Directors in order to enhance each student's and family's education experience. While I do not have an educator's background, my career at Boeing has taught me the importance of a disciplined process in the establishment of a project's goals, budgets, policies and procedures. I pray that my time on the board of directors will help to positively shape the school for many future generations of students.

Mrs. Amy Hercules

Occupation: Homemaker
FamilyMarried to Jeff, 
Mom to Mady, Jack and Max
Parishioner at St. Norbert

My hope is that All Saints Academy will grow and prosper for years to come while preparing children academically and spiritually for higher learning and living a life with Christian values.

Mrs. Marie Ponciroli

Occupation: Former St. Norbert Preschool Teachers, Current Care Taker
FamilyMarried to Bob, 
Mom to Grace and Ethan, both graduates of St. Norbert School.
Parishioner at St. Norbert

My hope as a member of the board of directors is to help build an strengthen the foundation of All Saints Academy. To create an educational institution that a parent/guardian can see as a strong option when choosing a school for their child.


Mr. Bill Booth

FamilyMarried to Tracy, 
Dad to Melanie (attends Trinity Catholic High School), Brianna (attends Incarnate Word Academy), and Samantha (attends ASA St. Rose Campus)
Parishioner at
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Mrs. Jamie Burke
(Vice Chairperson)

Occupation: Director of School Counseling at Rosati-Kain High School
FamilyMarried to Tom
Mom to Emma and Ava (both attend ASA St. Rose Campus)
Parishioner at 
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

I look forward to continuing the work I've been doing for the last 20 years in Catholic education, this time at the grade school level.  The product of 12 years of Catholic education myself, I have always believed strongly that Catholic education provides possibly the most important thing children learn: character. It does take a village to raise a child, and God should be at the center of that village.  Catholic education is know to offer students a strong and rigorous education, but of equal importance is the commitment to faith formation, which equips them with a firm foundation in the character and strength it takes to lead our communities toward the future. I'm hopeful that I can use my knowledge of education, child development, and college and career counseling to further strengthen the academic formation of our most precious assets, our students, through the lens of faith.
Mrs. Jen Cracchiola

Occupation: Agile Coach (Software Development)
FamilyMarried to Edward
Mom to Alexi (attends Duchesne High School) and Annika (attends ASA St. Rose Campus).
Parishioner at 
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

My hope is that through our continued policies and practices, we will support the faculty as well as benefit the students at All Saints Academy.  The board of directors will continue to focus our energy and attention on the ASA students to support their education about the Christian faith and Catholic traditions.


Rev. Michael Murphy

Occupation: Pastor at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church
Family: Me and my guardian angel

My hope is to help create and maintain a Catholic School that will provide solid Catholic Formation and Education far into the future.

Rev. James Mitulski

Occupation: Pastor at St. Norbert Catholic Church

Rev. Thomas W. Wyrsch

Occupation: Pastor at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Catholic Church

Born in St. Louis, attended Prep Seminary South, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary. Also Art Studies at Fontbonne College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ordained to the priesthood in 1978, served at 4 parishes as associate pastor and 3 as pastor.


Miss Julie Smith, Principal, All Saints Academy at St. Norbert
Mr. Rick Danzeisen, North County Regional Director, Office of Catholic Education & Formation
Dr. Mark Gilligan, Principal, All Saints Academy at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Mrs. Anna Davis, Principal, All Saints Academy at St. Ferdinand