Meet Mrs. Cindy Vann

We asked our teachers & staff a few questions so that you can get to know them better!

What is your role at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic School?
Kindergarten Teacher

What year did you start working at St. Stephen?

Tell us about your education background & about your teaching/work experience.
I taught elementary music in Mobridge, S.D., Ellsworth Air Force Base, and Sioux Falls. We moved to Omaha in 1990. I taught 5th and 6th for 12 years at Oakdale Elementary School. Then I was a behavior interventionist at Westside Middle School for one year. After that I was a teacher leader at Sunset Hills Elementary School for two years. In 2005, I became the principal at Westbrook Elementary School. After 6 years, I became the assistant principal at Westside Middle School. My final year at Westside I went back to Westbrook to be the principal.

What do you love about your job?
I love when students eyes light up because they understand a concept that they were struggling with.

Who is your favorite Saint or what is your favorite scripture?
My confirmation verse is: Psalm 139: 23-24: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.

Tell us about your family (spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.):
My husband, Tim and I celebrated our 41st anniversary on May 31. We have two daughters, Lisa age 39 and Sarah 37. Lisa and her husband Xak have two boys: Korben, age 7 and Ronan, age 5. Sarah and Chad have Lydia age 9, Hannah, age 7, and Micah age 4. We also have two standard poodles; Chloe age 10 and Lily age 6.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to get married and be a mom.

What is your favorite sweet treat?
Skor bar

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I love to crochet.

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
I love to spend time with Tim and the girls. In addition, I love to read and crochet.

What piece of advice would you give parents to help their child(ren) succeed at St. Stephen?
I would encourage parents to tell their children to look for at least one thing that they learned during the day.