St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School: Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics


Mr. Michael Herries
STREAM Coordinator

“Not all those who wander are lost” .

TRR Tolkien  

   Fellowship of the Ring

This is my 9th year of teaching at SFA.  Before SFA I was a consulting engineer in the gulf south.   I am a professional geologist in both Missouri and Arkansas.  I hold BS degrees from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Geological Engineering, Geology & Geophysics.

I am the SFA STREAM Coordinator. I primarily teach engineering, computer science, and design in the Middle School but I push into all grade levels as needed.

I am a 2020-21 PLTW Outstanding Gateway Teacher, one of 74 in the nation.  I am also a - CS Discovery and CS Fundaments trained teacher, 

I am a proud father of two SFA alums.  My wife Paula and I are SFA parishioners.  I enjoy hiking, backpacking, and camping with my family.  I have a special fondness for flyfishing on a clear gravel bottom Missouri Ozark streams.

I truly enjoy the Community aspect of St Francis of Assisi, from the faculty & staff to the parents to the students and the many benefactors and volunteers who make this school GO!  It is awesome to see students grow in faith and academically through their years here at SFA.  I am proud to be a part of this.

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