middle school faculty

Lori Saunier, 6th grade Mathematics and science

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Year Started: 2012

Ms.Saunier has a Bachelor’s degree from U.K. and Master's degrees from E.K.U. and the University of Dayton. Ms. Saunier sponsors the CKS Math Team and serves on the Environmental Committee at CKS.

BRENDAN PETIT '99, 6th Grade LANGUAGE ARTS & RELIGION

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Year Started: 2019

Mr. Petit has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in English Education from the University of the Cumberlands.

Mr. Petit began his teaching career in Rochester, New York, teaching English for several years before returning home to Lexington. Prior to teaching, Mr. Petit spent nearly a decade working in the corporate world. He is also an accomplished freelance writer and editor, and has vast experience in youth and young adult ministry, faith formation, and catechesis. He brings to his classroom professional writing expertise, a passion for literature, and a unique ability to draw students into the Catholic faith.

laura yost, 7th grade Mathematics and science

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Year Started: 2020

Mrs. Yost graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Education and is certified to teach math and science in grades 5-9. Mrs. Yost rejoined the CKS middle school team in 2020 after having taught middle school math at here from 2009 until 2011.

Sarah Clements, 7th Grade Language Arts & Religion

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Year Started: 2014

Having attended Catholic schools K-12, Mrs. Clements made an intentional effort to return to them as a professional. After a successful time in business and event planning, she found her true calling in the classroom and is now completing the MAT at MSU.

Andy Dombrowski, Social Studies

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Year Started: 2011

Mr. Dombrowski received a bachelor’s degree in history with a concentration in secondary education from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. He also has a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands. Originally from Corning, New York, he now calls Lexington his new home. Mr. Dombrowski currently teaches sixth grade geography, seventh grade world history, and eighth grade American history. He has a passion for history and instills that passion into every student. Mr. Dombrowski also enjoys being able to incorporate technology in his classroom to its fullest potential. In his classroom, students engage with their school-issued technology every day, for note taking, creation of projects, and compiling research. He is the Christ the King School sponsor of Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA), the eighth grade trip to Washington, DC, and the Coach for the Academic Team. In addition Mr. Dombrowski works closely with the eighth graders as they prepare for Confirmation and Graduation.

Erica Varo, 8th Grade Language Arts & Religion

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Year Started: 2019

Originally from Bardstown, Kentucky, Mrs. Varo graduated from Georgetown College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. and M.A., Ed. degree from Georgetown College.

Mrs. Varo is married to her husband, John Paul, who is an attorney in Lexington. They’ve been married for 11 years and have three children: Hannah Catherine, 7; Meghan, 5; and Henry, 1. Mrs. Varo loves cooking, reading mysteries, hiking, and horseback riding.



ian burtraw, 8th grade mathematics & Science

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Year Started: 2020

Mr. Ian Burtraw teaches both Math and Science in eighth grade. He has a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Kentucky. He is currently finishing his Master’s degree through the University of the Cumberlands. Mr. Burtraw started his teaching career at Lexington Catholic High School, where he taught Algebra and Geometry for five years.