Faculty & Staff

Mrs. Kim Buchmann

Mrs. Buchmann is the Preschool teacher and child care director. She has been at AACs for 21 years. She enjoys spending time with her 18 month old granddaughter and watching her development since she is such a joy and a real blessing. Mrs. Buchmann is an avid Michigan sports fan. Go Blue!

Mrs. Jessica Spencer

Mrs. Spencer is our Junior and Kindergarten teacher. She has been at AACS for 4 years in the Early childhood field since 2008. She tries to be a runner and is also learning golf.

Mrs. Katie Mocny

Mrs. Katie Mocny is our 1st grade teacher. She has been at AACS for 12 years in 1st grade, but also taught 7 years at St. Helen in Saginaw before it closed and 4 years at Britton Macon Schools She loves the Green Bay Packers and in her free time enjoys spending time scrapbooking.

Mrs. Lauren Heim

Mrs. Lauren Heim is our Second Grade teacher. This is her ninth year of teaching and third year at AACS. She started her student teaching at St. John in Essexville and has taught in Oxford, MI, Arizona, and Illinois. In 2008 and 2011 she went to World Youth Day in and was only a few feet from Pope Benedict.

Mrs. Lori Salinas

Mrs. Lori Salinas is our Third Grade teacher. This is her ninth year at AACS and after teaching 16 years at St. Anne in Linwood. She went to Catholic Schools K–12th grade and has spent her entire teaching career in Catholic schools. She loves to read and the Harry Potter series is her favorite.

Ms. Melissa Sylvester

Ms. Melissa Sylvester is our Fourth Grade teacher. This is her first year at AACS after teaching at St. Michael’s for 12 years. Country music is her favorite type of music and she has gone to Country Music Association Fest in Nashville for several years.

Mrs. Tammy Nelson

Mrs. Tammy Nelson is our Fifth grade teacher. She has been at AACS for 4 months. She has 15 grandchildren and is a retired Army Captain.

Mr. Clark Switalski

Mr. Clark Switalski is our Principal at AACS and has been here since 2019. As a student, he attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Gaylord. Mr. Switalski enjoys watching movies and staying up on current technology.