What is the Spark Center?
THE SPARK CENTER FOR ACADEMICS IS SJA’S ACADEMIC CENTER. THE SPARK CENTER IS FOCUSED ON MEETING STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE ACADEMICALLY AND FOSTER A POSITIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE. WE ARE OPEN EVERY CLASS PERIOD, LATE START WEDNESDAYS, AND THUNDERBLOCK. STAFFED BY A MATH TEACHER, AN ENGLISH TEACHER, AND FOUR SPARK PLUGS (STUDENT MENTORS), STUDENTS CAN STOP BY ANYTIME FOR ENRICHMENT, COLLABORATION, AND LEARNING. PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE YOUR SCHOOL WORK TO THE NEXT LEVEL! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!
70% OF STUDENTS VISITED AT LEAST ONCE
4,600 visits in 2022-2023
Spark visits show Statistical improvement in ACT scores
Coordinator of Spark Center | Technology Teacher & Coach | St. Catherine | Boys Swim
"Don't worry about tomorrow, you have enough to worry about today." - Matthew 6:34
Emporia State University: Secondary Mathematics Education
Emporia State University: Instructional Design & Technology
English Teacher | Gregory | Coach, Science Olympiad; Coach, Scholar's Bowl; Sponsor, Vinyl Club
Mr. Bradfield seeks to vibrantly live out his vocation as husband and father. He loves being "Dad" and enjoys working around the house, writing, and cycling. Mr. Bradfield's passion for God, literature, and people intersect perfectly in his job teaching at SJA!
"Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name." Psalms 86:11
Benedictine College: English and Secondary Education, Minor in Theology
English Teacher | St. Teresa
"Do not be conformed to the world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect" -- Romans 12:2
Benedictine College; Bachelors Secondary Education and English, Theology Minor
Math / P.E. Teacher | Dean of St. Gregory | Head Girls Basketball Coach, SPARK & Sophomore Seminar
Mr. Snell is a proud husband to Kressa, and father to Julius and Adriana. Mr. Snell is a fan of almost all sports and in his spare time enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with the family.
Mark 11:22-24 - “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Newman University: Business Administration
Spark Plugs (Students)
Spark Plugs are students in the Spark Center chosen to help others with the academic questions they come in for help with.
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