Meet the Staff

Corrine Buich


Mrs. Corrine Buich comes to Our Lady of the Lake from St. Christopher Catholic School in San Jose, California, where she was the Principal. Mrs. Buich  was raised in Lake Oswego and educated at Jesuit High School and Wilsonville High School. She attended the University of Montana, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Education and minored in curriculum and instruction. She continued her education at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, completing a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. She has worked and taught a variety of grades from first to eighth for the past 16 years.  She has also been an administrator in several public schools, including the role of Assistant Principal. Mrs. Buich has a strong commitment to the Catholic Faith and to Catholic Education, and brings with her an abundance of strengths in administration, curriculum, instruction, language development and a wealth of technology experience. Mrs. Buich is happy to be "home" with her husband, Alex and two young sons.

Matthew Gregor 

Vice Principal

Mr. Gregor, originally from Arizona, graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in 2005. He moved in 2006 to Portland, where he worked for a year teaching PE at Holy Cross in St. Johns. Once his foot was in the door with the Archdiocese, he was hired to teach 6th grade at Holy Family Catholic School in Eastmoreland and served many roles there between 2007 and 2019. What originally was a self-contained 6th grade teaching assignment evolved into a middle school social studies, creative writing, math, and vice principal position. He was awarded a Master’s Degree in Education from Warner Pacific College in 2012. While teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, Matt served as vice principal for six years, and went on to earn his Oregon Administrators License in the summer of 2019. When he’s not teaching, Matt is a dedicated father of two, an avid soccer fan (Go Timbers!), and constantly engaged in the life-long process of learning and self-improvement. 

Aubrey Nichols

Kim Heinrich

Technology Administrator/Admissions

Office Assistant

Aubrey Nichols was born in Portland and attended St. Pius X and Jesuit High School before graduating from Oregon State University with a B.A. in Spanish and Public Health. She received her Master’s in Teaching at Pacific University. Mrs. Nichols loves teaching at a Catholic school that is so similar to the schools she attended as a child. After many years teaching Spanish at OLL, Mrs. Nichols transitioned into the role of Technology Coach and Technology Administrator at OLL in the fall of 2017. Mrs. Nichols loves integrating technology into the classroom in meaningful and effective ways. She loves sharing her passion for technology with the OLL teachers and students, and has big plans for the future of technology at OLL! Mrs. Nichols and her husband have two young children and enjoy traveling, hiking, cooking, and renovating their 100 year old home. 

Mrs. Heinrich moved to the area when she was 17 years old. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Literature & Creative Writing from Marylhurst University in 2002. She and her family love trips to the Oregon Coast, especially the Manzanita area. Mrs. Heinrich loves reading, old films, and musicals as well as cooking with her son.

Matthew Locke

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

Mr. Locke moved to West Linn, Oregon when he was 4 years old. He attended West Linn High School and graduated from Marylhurst University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2007. In the last few years he has been working on a degree in accounting though Portland Community College.  In his free time Mr. Locke enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats. He is an avid board game player and loves playing trivia with his trivia team.

Trish Brown

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Brown brings with her many years of experience teaching students in grades K-6. Mrs. Brown deeply values collaboration and fostering a family-like culture in the classroom that allows students to build on one another’s strengths. Her passion is working with students in the primary grades to instill a love of school and create a foundation of joyful and purposeful learning. Mrs. Brown was raised in the Bay Area and received a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development Elementary Education and her Teaching Certificate from Humboldt State University in Northern California. She began her teaching career in 2000 in San Diego and is excited to model to her students her commitment to being a lifelong learner by continuing with her education at Portland State University, where she is pursuing a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction along with a Reading Endorsement. Mrs. Brown loves spending time with her family and friends, and feels so fortunate to have called Lake Oswego home since 2012. She cannot wait to create a magical year for her first graders at OLL. 

Jill Carter

First Grade Teacher

Barbara Eisner

Second Grade Teacher

Barbara Eisner always dreamed of working with children. In college she began a nursing program, but quickly changed her mind and entered the School of Education at Pacific Lutheran University. In 1988 Mrs. Eisner graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and her Teaching Certificate.  Her first teaching position was at Laurel Hall Elementary School in Los Angeles.   Mrs Eisner taught in many different  areas while at Laurel Hall.  She taught 5th/6th grade, elementary PE, and 2nd grade.  She also coached both girls and boys sports.   Accepting a position at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School was very exciting for Mrs. Eisner.  She attended St. Thomas More as a child, so teaching at a a Catholic school was like coming home again.  Mrs. Eisner married in 1999 and has two sons.  She loves to run on the trails of Portland and has recently joined a tennis league.

Carol Albers

Third Grade Teacher

Meghan Townsend

Fourth Grade Teacher

Emily Fisher

Fifth Grade Teacher

Emily Fisher was born and raised in Billings, Montana. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Portland and her Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy online from Walden University. Currently, she is working towards her second Master’s Degree in Catholic School Leadership from the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Fisher taught third grade for twelve years at St. Anthony School. She loves watching college football, exploring coffee shops, walking, and reading.  

Wendy Mackin

Middle School Religion

Wendy Mackin grew up in Scholls, Oregon and attended Valley Catholic as a child.  She earned a BA in Religious Studies from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, where she also later received her teaching certification.  Mrs. Mackin was a youth director for a Catholic parish in Colorado for four years, and taught for the Cherry Creek School District for 12 years.  Relocating to Oregon with her husband Sean and son Owen in the summer of 2014, Mrs. Mackin enjoys playing tennis and spending time outside.

Joanna Thompson

Middle School Social Studies

John Cimino

K-8 Physical Education

John Cimino received his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Exercise Science from Oregon State University. Mr. Cimino has 25 years of teaching experience in Physical Education, Junior High Science in St. Mary’s School in California. He brings with him 18 years coaching experience in football, baseball, and softball. Mr. Cimino has been with Our Lady of the Lake for 12 years doing an excellent job with Physical Education classes for K – 8 as well as Health Classes for the Junior High. His hobbies include music and reading.

Mason Vanderford

Middle School Science

Natalie Risser

Advanced Math, 5th-8th

Lisa Whelan

Middle School ELA

Yohannes Murphy

K-8 Music

Alex Ferguson

K-8 Art

Alex Ferguson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Westminster College and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts there. Working in his art studio, he began creating artwork that was exhibited throughout the state of Utah. He also successfully taught art classes from his studio where students' art work was then exhibited for the public gallery stroll. This inspired him to work with after-school groups, summer camps, and special education classrooms, spreading his love and passion of art education.  He then moved to Albuquerque where he earned a Master’s degree in art education at the University of New Mexico. After graduation, he spent his first year teaching middle school art in Rio Rico, Arizona. Mr. Ferguson has been passionately teaching art at Our Lady of the Lake since 2010.

Carol Childs

Fourth Grade Aide

Carol Childs was born in Portland, Oregon and attended St. John the Baptist,  La Salle High School, and Portland State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. She and her husband John have two teenage boys, Christopher, pursuing an electrical engineering degree, and Nicholas, a sophomore in high school. Carol began working at OLL in 2007 and has the pleasure of working with students in a variety of different grade levels.  She enjoys the Catholic, family atmosphere, and her fondest memory has been the time she served as aide to a special needs child.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, fishing hiking and the exploring the Oregon coast.

Elise Clark

Second Grade Aide

Elise Clark has been with Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School for many years.  Mrs. Clark was born and raised in norther California and attended Gonzaga University. She has worked in early child education as a preschool teacher and classroom aide for years. Mrs. Clark enjoys building relationships with the students at OLL, working with them throughout their academic careers at school. She is a very dedicated and creative person. 

Kathleen Whelan

Kindergarten Aide

Yuko Aizawa

Third Grade Aide

Janet Bryant

Fourth Grade Aide

Beth Carr

Extended Care

Beth Carr was born in Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She and her husband Kevin, relocated in 2014 to Oregon from Maryland, where they had raised their two children in Catholic schools from K - 12th grade. Her son, Brendan is pursuing a degree in Petroleum Engineering/Geology at W.V.U. and their daughter, Caitlin in Microbiology at C.S.U.  During school breaks the family enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest together.