Academic Support

Holy Spirit School offers academic support, including math, reading, and writing. Social work services are also available in cooperation with the Franciscan Life Process Center. For more information on the services available for your child, please contact Mrs. Rosemary Sweedyk at or the school office at 616-452-3772.

Mrs. Rosemary Sweedyk

Mrs. Rosemary Sweedyk carries out the position of Student Support and Instructional Aide for students here at Holy Spirit School.  Mrs. Sweedyk earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Michigan State University and her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Western Michigan University.  This is her 33rd year of working in the Catholic Schools for the Grand Rapids Diocese, and her fifth year here at Holy Spirit School.  Her goal is to help all students learn how to help themselves and classmates become strong, independent leaders, in Christ, while developing strong academics and positive social emotional growth.

She and her husband have four married children and currently, seven grandchildren.  Mrs. Sweedyk’s favorite thing to do is spend time with family, sports, being outside and enjoying life.

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Mrs. Emily Andersen

Mrs. Emily Andersen has been working as the School Social Worker at Holy Spirit School since 2017. Mrs. Andersen completed her Bachelors of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and her Masters of Social Work from Western Michigan University. Mrs. Andersen provides services to students and their families through a contract with the Franciscan Life Process Center, where she also works as a psychotherapist. Mrs. Andersen loves working with students to help them have the best school year possible! She helps students learn to communicate effectively, manage complex emotions, and take the best care of themselves – physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Outside of school, Mrs. Andersen enjoys baking bread, running and spending time outside and with her husband and seven children. She feels very blessed that her family is part of the Holy Spirit school and parish community.

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Mrs. Jane McAlary

Jane McAlary is starting her seventh year at Holy Spirit School as an instructional aide.  Mrs. McAlary provides instructional aide for our preschool students in Mrs. Berndt’s classroom.  She enjoys working with children and feels very blessed to be a part of the Holy Spirit School family. Mrs. McAlary and her husband have five children and two grandchildren.  They are enjoying all the ages and stages of their children and grandchildren and thank God for their growing family. Some favorite things Mrs. McAlary likes to do are designing and decorating, baking, gardening, listening to music, dancing, learning more about the treasures of the Catholic Faith, and watching any sport her children are involved in.

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Mrs. Erin Gottleber

Erin Gottleber is starting her third year at Holy Spirit as an instructional aide.  Mrs. Gottleber loves helping all students reach their fullest potential, especially in math.  She and her husband have three children, one Holy Spirit graduate and two current students.  She loves watching all sports, long walks, and the Michigan summers.



Mrs. Anna Scalici

This is Anna Scalici‘s 16th year working in early childhood at Holy Spirit. She has an Early Childhood degree from GRCC and loves working with children.  For her entire life she has belonged to Holy Spirit Parish and is a graduate of Holy Spirit School.  She loves spending time with her huge family, golfing, and travelling.  Mrs. Scalici feels extremely blessed to call Holy Spirit Preschool home!

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