Our Office Staff
My name is Matt Ralbusky and I am truly privileged to serve as principal of St. Robert Catholic School. I consider myself very fortunate to work in collaboration with an outstanding school community - rich in tradition and rooted on providing a well-rounded education centered on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Prior to coming to St. Robert, I taught for eight years in Grand Blanc at the elementary level. In addition, I served as Grand Blanc's Summer School Principal (grades K-8) for three years. I also served as acting principal throughout the district, as well as held numerous leadership roles.
On a personal level, I grew up in Waterford Michigan and attended Waterford Mott High School. After high school, I attended Saginaw Valley State University on a football scholarship. I spent several years coaching high school sports and also had the opportunity to play professional football in Germany. I received my Mater's degree from Wayne State University and an Education Specialist degree in School Administration from Oakland University. My hobbies and interests include watching sports, working around the house, DIY projects, carpentry, golf, running and most importantly--spending time with my family.
I am happily married to my wife, Melanie. Melanie taught for 15 years in Grand Blanc, 2 years in Hartland Schools, and now owns a successful classroom decorating business. We have two children who are the absolute joy of our lives: Ava (12) and Eden (10).
What I love about St. Robert School is working alongside a deeply devoted faculty and staff who go above and beyond in forming our beloved students in the faith while ensuring high-level instruction that meets their individual needs. Together, we provide the students of St. Robert Catholic School the best possible opportunities to ensure their future success as living Disciples of Christ and leaders of their generation.
My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas that you have. Let's work in partnership to help make St. Robert School the best school it can be.
Physical Education Teacher
I teach Pre-school - 8th grade Physical Education.
I teach at St. John's in Fenton. I also taught at St. Pius for a few years before coming to St. Robert.
I attended Delta College for 2 years and then Central Michigan University. I am the oldest of 5 siblings, one sister and 3 brothers. I have 2 children Michelle and Joshua.
I love that the people at St. Robert are so friendly.
Preschool Teacher and Early Childhood Director
My name is Sarah Bushey, and I am so blessed to be a part of the St. Robert Family. I live in Flushing with my husband Joe, my 3 kids, Natalie (11th grade at Powers), Michael (10th grade at Powers) and Kaytlin (8th grade here at St. Robert), my dog, rabbit, chinchilla, and bearded dragon. Some say I run a zoo - I'd say that's true! My teaching career began in 2000 at Holy Redeemer in Burton, teaching Preschool and 3rd grade. I then moved to Carman Ainsworth where I taught Kindergarten and Reading Recovery for 6 years, attained my Reading Recovery endorsement and my Masters in Elementary Education. I took 2 years off to be mom to my 3 amazing children who were 4, 3 and 1 at the time. I also started a business with my best friend making cakes and cakeballs. In 2010, God led me to St. Paul in Owosso to teach 1st grade and then 3rd/4th Multi-Age. I joined the St. Robert Family in 2018 as the Preschool teacher and Early Childhood Director. I love being local and teaching in the community where I live. There is nowhere else I'd rather be!
8th Grade Teacher
I am the 8th grade homeroom teacher at St. Robert. I teach 4th and 6th grade Religion, 8th grade Math, 6th and 8th grade Science, and 6th-8th grade computer.
I earned my Bachelor's degree in Physical Geography and my Master's degree in Education from the University of Michigan - Flint.
Before God called me to teach at St. Robert, I worked in the SCUBA industry in Florida and Hawaii. My husband and I currently operate a summer camp-at-sea in the British Virgin Islands.
Outside of school and SeaTrek, we love to spend time with our three children traveling, camping, sailing and relaxing at our cabin.
2nd Grade Teacher
This is my sixth year teaching second grade at St. Robert. I have taught third grade math and social studies every year, but this one, and taught first grade math for two years as well. Prior to that, I taught We 3s and Preschool for four years and worked for many years as the K-6 grade Spanish teacher here. I was blessed to spend many years as a stay at home mom with my four boys, but before that taught in Denver in a bilingual second grade classroom, and at a charter school in Detroit in a multiage first through third classroom.
I attended Miami University in Ohio, "love, honor, Miami!", and met my husband of 24 years there. Matt and I have lived in many places in Michigan, and elsewhere, but feel that Flushing is our home. We have four boys, all attended St. Robert. Sam is now a sophomore at Michigan State University, Owen is a senior at Powers, Willias is a freshman at Powers, and Bryce is a seventh grader at St. Robert.
I cannot express the gratitude I feel for the opportunity to be a part of this St. Robert school and parish! It has been the biggest blessing to our family! We have all grown in faith, experienced and outpouring of love from friends here, and been truly privileged to have raised our children with the support of this strong community.
6th Grade Teacher
I am the 6th grade homeroom teacher, 6-8th Social Studies and 6 & 7th ELA.
Previously taught: Economics, Home Ec., Focus, Current Events. When I first started teaching I taught Pre-K for 1 year.
My entire teaching career has been at St. Robert School. I taught part time in 2005, 8th grade Spanish and Pre-K. I started full time in 2008 as the 6th grade Homeroom teacher.
I attended Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan-Flint.
My children attended SRS and Powers and we enjoy spending time together with our dog Fannie.
I love the students and families of SRS.
3rd Grade Teacher
Hi! My name is Amy Klump and I am the 3rd grade teacher. Currently I teach all 3rd grade subjects. In the past I have taught 1st and 2nd grade Religion and Science. Before coming to SRS I was a Reading Interventionist at Mt. Morris Schools. I received a Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University and a Masters in the Art of Teaching with a K-6 reading specialty from Marygrove College.
I live in Flushing with my husband and 3 boys. What I love about SRS is that we are a family of faith. Our staff, families, and students are always willing to offer prayer or a helping hand when needed.
7th Grade Homeroom
I have been married to my husband Greg for 31 years and have two wonderful children, Abigail and Brett. I am proud to say that myself, my husband and children all were fortunate to have attended Catholic schools for elementary and high school and we are all proud graduates of Powers Catholic High School. Education must be in our blood because my husband has been teaching for 33 years and is currently teaching American History at Powers Catholic. My son is also teaching at Powers Catholic as a freshman World History Teacher. My daughter is a guidance counselor at Owosso High School. We are huge Pittsburg Steelers fans and spend every Sunday in the "Fan Cave" cheering for our team. We have been fortunate to attend several games rooting for the Steelers in Pittsburgh!
Youth Minister, 7th & 8th Religion Teacher
Hello! My name is Nick Pobocik and I am one of the middle school teachers here at St. Robert School, as well as the high school youth minister for our local high school students at Flushing and Powers Catholic High. Specifically within our parish school, I teach Christian Leadership and Religion courses to our 7th and 8th graders. Prior to my opportunity to teach here at St. Robert (which began in 2011), I taught in the Carman Ainsworth School District. I am a graduate of Ferris State University. Go Bulldogs!
My wife (Rachel) and I live here in Flushing with our four children, and we are parishioners of St. Robert Parish. Overall, what I love most about being a teacher for our school children here is that everyday I have the opportunity to walk alongside you as parents and guardians to help pass on our Catholic faith. It's an amazing, humbling, and transforming opportunity for me every day, and one I never take for granted. Go Mustangs!
5th Grade Teacher
I teach 5th - 8th grade Math, 8th grade Algebra, 5th grade Social Studies and Reading. I have also taught 4th grade Science, Social Studies and 5th grade science and I have also been the 4th grade homeroom teacher.
I attended the University of Michigan Flint. I am married with two children, Logan (1st grade) and Ryan (kindergarten) both attend St. Robert.
I love the family atmosphere at St. Robert.
Music & Band Teacher
I have been a Catholic school teacher for 36 years, with most of that time at St. Robert School. I have also taught at St. Mary's Mt. Morris, and Powers Catholic High School. All three of my children attended St. Robert and then Powers Catholic High School. St. Robert school provided a moral compass that has guided my children through their lives.
I have always been fortunate to be able to teach and encourage students in the love and gift of music. Playing the piano and hearing the students voices soar at Mass has always been a joy. I have also taught elementary Spanish for 30 years. Sharing cultures from around the world is another way of spreading God's joy in the world. I have been teachng technology for the last 4 years. At first it was a frightening experience for this senior teacher, but I've come to love Google Classroom.
I received my Bachelor in Music Education degree from U of M Flint. A reading certification from Saginaw Valley State University and my Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College.
SRS has been a blessing and gift to my family. I am teaching children of my former students. I believe that says something about our wonderful school and the education we provide.
I am Amy Stimac and I am the Kindergarten teacher here at St. Robert. Before coming back to SRS, this time as a teacher, I taught several years in Flint. While I taught in all grades, K-6, with a majority of time spent in lower elementary, several years in Kindergarten.
After leaving SRS as a student, I attended Powers Catholic High School then moving to Aquinas College where I received my bachelors degree in English. Later I received my masters degree in reading in 2006 from Walden University. I have been married for several years and have 2 children of my own and I am privileged to be a step-parent to a daughter. As a family we really enjoy outdoor activities and most days in the summer you can catch us at the pool or a baseball diamond.
1st Grade Teacher
Hello! My name is Michelle Towns. I'm truly blessed to the first grade teacher at SRS. I have taught in Grand Blanc Community Schools for 20 years. Previously, I taught in Flushing Community Schools for 5 years. I have enjoyed teaching preschool- 2nd grade. I graduated from the University of Michigan - Flint where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement. I received my Master's degree from Marygrove college. I live in Flushing with my husband, Kent and my two sons, Tyler (21) who is a Junior at Ferris State University and Tanner (15) who is a 10th grader at Powers Catholic High School as well as my English Cream Golden Retriever fur baby, Chevy. I enjoy spending time with my family, vacationing at the beach, and watching Powers soccer games. I love the "family" feeling at SRS with the staff, the students, and families as well as the ability to share our Faith and belief in God, our Father throughout the day and at weekly Mass.
4th Grade Teacher
I have been teaching at St Robert School since 2010. Before teaching at St. Robert, I taught one year of middle school in Nogales, Arizona. I currently teach 4th grade along with 5th and 7th grade Science. I have a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and a master's degree from Marygrove College. I am married and have a daughter named Elizabeth. As a child I attended St. Robert School and have fond memories of my time as a student at St. Robert. I love working with all of the students and staff at this school and watching them change and grow over the years.
My name is Andrew Bobalik and I am the Technology Coordinator. I am also a substitute teacher. I have a Bachelor Degree in Operations Management from U of M Flint, and worked as a warehouse manager for an auto parts supplier before starting at the school. I am a 1984 graduate of St. Robert School, and my brother and sister are also alumni. My wife, Kelly, and I have been married for 25 years and live in Flushing. What I love best about St. Robert School is working with our wonderful students and great staff.
I am the Maintenance Supervisor. I meet the kids every morning! I am responsible for general maintenance, sanitation, parking lot control and snow removal.
I worked at General Motors for 43 years, E-5 NCO Navy 1970-1977. I own Whispering Pines Tree Farm- Forever.
I attended U of M Flint and GMI, Statistical Methodology.
I am married and have 4 children, 9 grands and 3 great-grands.
I love the great staff and students at SRS.
My name is Elena Partlow and I am the Reading Specialist for St. Robert School. I have been working in partnership with teachers to provide students with individualized reading instruction for 22 years.
I live in Flushing with my husband, Jim, our Labrador and two retired show horses. I have three daughters that attended St. Robert School and two grandchildren living in Hartland. I love spending my free time with my family or walking, biking, crafting, gardening, camping and reading.
I am proud to be part of St. Robert School staff and to assist students in reaching their full reading potential. At St. Robert School we are truly a family with genuine concern for the well-being of each other and community.
Religious Education Secretary
I am the secretary to our Director of Religious Education here at St. Robert. Before I came to SRS, I was simply a fulltime high school student, and I now attend MCC. My family and I have been parishioners at St. Robert for most of my life. I attended elementary here at SRS and also CGS from elementary up until Confirmation.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and our atrium is what I love most about SRS, not only because of it fundamental impact on my life, but also because now as a catechist I get to be witness to the profound love of God felt by his children here at St. Robert School.
Director of Religious Education
I'm the director of Religious Education at St. Robert. I have a Bachelor of Science in literature from Eastern Michigan University. This May (2021) I will be graduating with a Masters in Pastoral Studies & Catechesis of the Good Shepherd from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO.
I am a certified catechist in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for toddler Level I through Level III. I'm also certified formation leader to train teachers and catechists at St. Robert in the Diocese of Lansing.
St. Robert has been a home for me. Its a beautiful community that is always striving to serve God and the children we have been entrusted with to the very best of our abilities. I'm blessed to be here and honored to be able to work with such awesome staff and students.