Our Faculty & Staff
Mr. Andrew Moe
Mr. Moe taught several subjects at SMHS, while also directing its liturgical programs, from 2014 to 2021, before taking his current role in July 2022. He has Theology degrees from the Franciscan University & the Augustine Institute, and also serves as a co-director of the Marian Center in Joy Valley.
Mr. Paul Arkison
Mr. Arkison is a 30-year veteran social studies and special education teacher who previously taught in the Alanson school system. He has authored a novel set in Medieval Scotland and serves as a go-to Drivers Education Instructor in the area.
Ms. Isabella Deveau
Ms. Deveau leads our Science Department, teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science. A Hillsdale College graduate, she worked as a technician at its Microbiology Lab and served as a teaching assistant. She coaches the Volleyball team and helps coach the Girls Basketball and Track teams.
Mrs. Maartje Nolan
Mrs. Nolan has held key roles at St. Michael since 2013 and is very excited to teach Literature, Drama and French this year. She also serves as College and Career Advisor and is the proud mother of two SMHS graduates: Seamus (’20) and Liam (‘22).
Ms. Clare Kavanaugh
MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE
Ms. Kavanaugh joined our faculty this year as a full-time Mathematics and Science teacher. She is a graduate of Fontbonne University, where she majored in Biology while serving as peer tutor, a campus ministry leader, and as president of Students for Life.
Ms. Marti Krusell
Mrs. Krusell teaches Vocal Music and Piano and will assist with our instrumental music program. She also leads our Mass Choir. She has served as director of liturgical music in several parishes, including the last ten years at St. Francis Xavier.
Mr. Ian Provoast
Mr. Provoast joined our faculty this year as a full-time History teacher. He has degrees in History from Michigan Tech and Western Michigan, where he also served as a teaching assistant. He coaches our Boys Basketball team and also helps coach the XC and Track teams.
Mr. Augustin Zehnder
MUSIC & GEOMETRY
Mr. Zehnder joined our faculty in 2020, teaching Choral and Instrumental Music, as well as science and Geometry classes. He is a highly accomplished violinist and an authority on Classical Catholic education.
Mr. Larry Rudnicki
Mr. Rudnicki, now in his fifth year at SMHS, serves as Executive Director and Athletic Director while also coaching the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. He was previously a research engineer at Ford and an independent consultant to the mining & exploration industry.
Mrs. Mary DeAgostino
Mrs. DeAgostino has kept the wheels turning and directed traffic at St. Michael since joining our staff in 2019. She is a SFX graduate and has catechized within our diocese for decades. She shares the motto of Sr. Rose Venerini, “Educate to save!” Her dedication to the school is an inspiration to us all!
Mrs. Melissa Nixon
Mrs. Nixon joined our staff in 2020 and leads our marketing efforts. She studied business administration at Lake Superior State and spent the last decade working in Human Resources in the hospitality industry. She coaches our Girls Basketball team and her daughter Marley is a freshman at SMHS.