New Faculty and Staff This Year

Welcoming new members to the Brebeuf community


Mike Higginbotham

Front Row: Sabre Campbell – Admissions Coordinator; Jennifer Morris – English Teacher; Kim Buckley – English Teacher; Fr. Adam DeLeon, S.J. – Assistant Principal for Mission Formation; Hannah Rao – Religious Studies Teacher; Elizabeth Warren – Executive Assistant to the President and Special Events Manager Back Row: Jose Diaz – Makerspace Director; Kathryn Kraft – Admissions Coordinator; Sarah Ludwig – English Teacher; Cara Clippinger – French Teacher; Jennifer Eley – Human Resources Manager; Kristen Williams – Assistant Librarian; Ray Neufeld – Art Teacher; Rana Johnson – HR/PayRoll Coordinator

Rayna Moiz ‘25, Staff Writer

With every new school year comes new faculty & staff! They were each asked three questions: (1)Where they’re from (2) if they’ve worked at any school(s) before, why they chose to come to Brebeuf, and (3) a fun fact! Read more to find out about the brand new faces at Brebeuf.


Elizabeth Warren:

  1. I’m from Indianapolis. I was a stay-at-home mom for 15 years before starting at Brebeuf.
  2. There are lots of reasons to work at Brebeuf. Fundamentally, I enjoy working in a community of professionals devoted to serving students and their families. My faith is really important to me and it’s been fascinating to do the Spiritual Exercises as a Protestant. It’s an entirely fresh path in my faith journey and I’m thankful for Brebeuf’s intentional Jesuit connection which put it on my radar.
  3. Fun fact: I have been to over 51 countries, many more than once. I love to travel and there are more trips on the horizon!


Kathryn Kraft:

  1. I am from Carmel, IN. I attended Brebeuf and graduated in 2017. Then, I went to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and graduated from undergraduate work in 2021 and am finishing up a masters degree in Sports Leadership Development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as well. 
  2. Brebeuf is my alma mater. I am very passionate about the difference it can make on kids’ lives in terms of academic, personal, and spiritual development. I came back, specifically in the admissions department, because I would love to share what this place is all about with students looking to attend.
  3. I am a professional horseback rider and am the head coach of the Equestrian Team at Purdue University. 


Sarah Ludwig:

  1. I worked at Zionsville Community High School before starting here. I have lived in Indiana my whole life, and I am a Brebeuf graduate!
  2. Brebeuf is very near and dear to me. The teachers I had when I was a student inspired me to become one myself. I love the retreats, too. I was on Kairos 92 and led Kairos 95.  
  3. I have had family (siblings or cousins) consistently at Brebeuf since 2001. 


Rana Johnson:

  1. My name is Rana Johnson and I am from Indianapolis, In. I worked for a college based out of Austin Texas, with several locations in the state of Indiana, Illinois, and Washington State. I taught Dental Assisting and CPR.
  2. I started as a temp with Brebeuf and after about a month, I knew this is where I wanted to be full time. The mission of Brebeuf and  its atmosphere reflect my values.  It’s comforting to know that this is the norm at work.
  3. Fun fact: I like Horseback riding, white water rafting and candles.


Kristen Williams:

  1. I have worked as a librarian at St.Joan of Arc Catholic School, St. Anthony Catholic School and most recently, Lawrence North High School.
  2. I appreciate the fact that Brebeuf has two full time certified librarians on staff. You do not find that very often, and it spoke to me of the school’s dedication to knowledge and access.
  3. I love kayaking. I have taken 2 and 3 day trips down the White River, stopping to camp on the banks. I have also kayaked in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Irish Sea.


Cara Clippinger

  1. I am originally from Columbus, OH. I moved to Indianapolis after graduating from DePauw University. Before coming to Brebuef, I taught at Fishers High School and Eastwood Middle School. 
  2. I chose Brebeuf because I was so impressed with the school’s mission and the wonderful staff and students. 
  3. A fun fact about me is that I love to do yoga.


Kimberly Buckley

  1. I am a 2011 graduate of IUPUI, and I grew up on the southside of Indianapolis. I’ve previously taught 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 12th grade English/Language Arts and Etymology at St. Monica School, Perry Meridian Middle School, Roncalli High School, and New Pal Junior High. 
  2. Before coming to Brebeuf, I taught at my alma mater, Roncalli, for 7 years.  When Shelley Fitzgerald was put on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, I knew I didn’t want to teach in a school system that was not open to accepting all of its employees and students. Seeing the open-ness of the entire Brebeuf community, specifically the respect and honor given to every person’s individual gifts and attributes, I knew this is where I wanted to be. I’m impressed and energized by the work of so many student groups like the GSA, BSU, and ASU, along with the efforts of Ms. Storrs and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to make sure every Brebeuf student is given the opportunity to live in their authentic selves. 
  3. A fun fact about me is that I love trivia and I’ve auditioned for Jeopardy twice. 


Jose Diaz

  1. I was born and raised in Panamá, and this is my first time working at a school. I’ve spent the last 10 years working in the computer animation and video games industry as a lead visual effects artist and software engineer. 
  2. My wife is an alumni and had only amazing things to say about her experience here.
  3. My almost 1 year old puppy sometimes comes to pick me up after school, so there’s a chance you might see me in the parking lot with her. 


Hannah Rao

  1. I am originally from southern New Jersey, about 10 minutes outside Philadelphia. I came to Indy a couple years ago as part of a graduate service program to teach at Scecina Memorial High School on the east side. 
  2. I chose Brebeuf for its commitment to cura personalis, or care of the whole person. As a Religious Studies teacher, I see my classes as opportunities to explore the “why” behind everything we do, and try to integrate the answers that unfold into our growth as people for others. I love the way that Brebeuf makes this kind of exploration possible.
  3. A fun fact about me is that I love plants! My plant family is always growing to include more flowers, vegetables, succulents, and pretty much anything green.