Resource Teachers

Welcome to the Resource Room.  Here you will find information on the five Resource Teachers at St. Pius X / St. Leo School as well as helpful hints for your children.


Resource Staff

Karen BurnsMrs. Karen Burns – This is my 22nd year at our great school.  I graduated from UNO with degrees in elementary education and special education  Before coming to SPSL, I taught special education and first grade in Springfield, NE.  I am an Omaha native.  My  husband, Mike, and I have three children – Steven, Michaela, and Matthew.  Reading, gardening, and learning new things are all activities that I enjoy in my free.


Jenny HowardMrs. Jenny Howard – I’ve been teaching for 17 years, this being my 13th year at SPSL. I received my bachelor’s degree from Creighton University and also have an ESL endorsement.  My husband and I have 3 children – Charlie (10th grade at Prep),  Ben (7th grade) and Molly (1st grade).  I enjoy sports, music, reading and spending time with my family and friends.


Mary ScarpelloMrs. Mary Scarpello – This is my 27th year of teaching at our school.  I received both my bachelors and masters degrees from Creighton University in Omaha.  My husband and I have two grown daughters, Maria and Andrea.  In my free time I enjoy reading, sewing, bowling, and gardening.



Laura OsbornMrs. Laura Osborn – I attended  UNO and received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Elementary Education.  I have worked at St. Pius X / St. Leo School for 10 years, including being a teacher assistant for 5th grade and kindergarten as well as the substitute coordinator.  I am currently the Math Resource Teacher for grades 1st to 4th.  My husband Steve and I have 3 children – Emily (2010), Andrew (2015), and Daniel (2017).  We have been members of St. Leo parish since 1992.


Mrs. Sarah Saucier – This is my first year teaching at SPSL. I taught for four years at Our Lady of Lourdes School and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from UNO. I have been a member of St. Pius X Parish all of my life and attended SPSL from 1st- 8th grade. My husband and I have 4 wonderful children – Audrey (2017), Leah (2nd grade), Zach (3 years old) and Benjamin (born in August of this year). In my free time I love baking, being outdoors, and spending time with my kiddos.