• Dallas, Texas
  • Preschool 4 -8th Grade
Physical Education Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Jesuit Graduate. Graduated from UT @ Arlington with BA, Business Mgmt.  Arrived @ SMS in 2003.

Fred Ahern

Physical Education Teacher
5th Grade Teacher

Heidi Aiken

5th Grade Teacher
Preschool Secretary Hometown: Houston, TX. Graduated from Aveda Institute, Cosmetology License.  Arrived @ SMS in 2015.

Kelsey Anderson

Preschool Secretary
Facilities - School Hometown: Pasaqueina La Union El Salvador.  Has been a Bearcat since 2000.

Jose Avelar

Facilities - School
3rd Grade Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX. Regis University, BA in Elementary Education.  Arrived @ SMS in 2007.  Has one child attending SMS. 

Kate Avila

3rd Grade Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI. Saint Mary's College of Notre Dame, BA Modern Languages. Has one child attending SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2003. 

Stephanie Ayer

Kindergarten Teacher
Teacher Administrative Assistant Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduated from North Dallas High School.  Both her children graduated from SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 1998. 

Theresa Bannister

Teacher Administrative Assistant
Communications Director Hometown: Colby, KS.  BS in BA Emporia State University, MBA from SMU.  Arrived @ SMS in Summer 2010.  

Laura Barnett

Communications Director
Preschool Aide & After School Hometown: Dallas, Graduated from Ursuline.  Arrived @ SMS in 1994 (three children have been Bearcats).

Lisa Bell

Preschool Aide & After School
4th Grade Teacher Hometown: Lexington, KY. University of Kentucky, Bachelors in Political Science. Two children have graduated from SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2004. 

Nancy Boeding

4th Grade Teacher
Middle School Science Teacher Hometown: Portland, TX. TX A&M BS, MS TWU, NCEA teacher of the year in 2004. Has been @ SMS since 2011.

Becky Bristow

Middle School Science Teacher
Art Teacher SMS Alumni from Dallas, TX. Graduated from University of North Texas, BFA in Visual Studies/K-12th Grade Art Education, minor in K-6th grade General Education.

Joanie Brunkhorst

Art Teacher
Classroom Aide Hometown: Lafayette, IN, Graduated from Ball State, BS.  Both children graduated from SMS. Arrived @ SMS in 2001

Theresa Byrd

Classroom Aide
St. Monica Church - Director of Faith Formation Hometown: Laredo, TX. Graduate of St. Edwards U, BA in English Literature. Master's from Fordham U, Religious Education. Arrived @ SMS in 2009.

Mariangela Byrne

St. Monica Church - Director of Faith Formation
Extended Day Staff Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduated from Everest College, Associates Degree in Applied Science. Arrived @ SMS in 2010.

Melinda Cervantes

Extended Day Staff
Afterschool (5-8)

Jennifer Cooper

Afterschool (5-8)
Extended Day & Student Services SMS alumna. 4 children have graduated from SMS.  Has worked @ SMS since 2004. 

Colette Corbin

Extended Day & Student Services
2nd Grade Teacher Hometown: Houston, TX. Graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston with a BA in Education.  Arrived @ SMS in 2015.

Catherine Cosgray

2nd Grade Teacher
Preschool Aide

Elsa Couch

Preschool Aide
Library Aide Hometown: Sleepy Hollow, NY.  Graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a BS in Marketing & Mgmt. 1 child has attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2016. 

Mary Currlin

Library Aide
Extended Day Staff Hometown: Orlando, FL. Graduated from Loyola University with a BA, Communications, Minor Spanish. 1 child has attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2016. 

Maria Curry

Extended Day Staff
GAP Coordinator Hometown: Austin, TX. University of TX, BA in Journalism, Public Relations. 2 children are SMS alumni. Arrive @ SMS in 2013.

Judy Curtis

GAP Coordinator
Technology Director Hometown: Outlook, MT. College: Dickinson State University, BS. Started teaching in 1983.  Arrived @ SMS in 1996.

Mary D’Angelo

Technology Director
Library Aide Hometown: Red Bank, NJ.  Attended the University of North TX.  Has been a Bearcat since 2016.

Kathy Daniel

Library Aide
St. Monica Church & School - Business Manager Graduated from University of Texas at Austin.  BS in Radio, Television & Film. She joined St. Monica in 2013.

Debbie Diaz

St. Monica Church & School - Business Manager
Extended Day Staff Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduated from Highland Park High School.  Arrived @ SMS in 2011

Elizabeth Eckeberger

Extended Day Staff
St. Monica Church - Director of Youth Music / Fine Arts Coordinator Hometown: Mesquite, TX.  Graduated from U of NTX-BME.  MM Choral Conducting from Boston Conservatory.  Arrived @ SMS in 2011.

Emmanuel Espiritu

St. Monica Church - Director of Youth Music / Fine Arts Coordinator
Assistant Principal - Upper School Diocese of Dallas since 1994. BS in Business Management and Administration from the U of TX at Dallas, teaching certification from SMU,  Masters in Educational...

Debbie Falagrady

Assistant Principal - Upper School
Physical Education Teacher Hometown: New Orleans, LA. Jesuit Graduate, BS from from University of North TX.  Arrived @ SMS in 1996.

Dave Finegan

Physical Education Teacher
Extended Day Staff Hometown: Dallas, TX. BA in Accounting from UPEP.  Arrived @ SMS in 2010.  Two children have attended SMS.  

Guadalupe Flores

Extended Day Staff
1st Grade Teacher Hometown: New Orleans, LA. U of NTX, Bachelor's in Home Economics Education, Minor in Early Childhood Education. All children attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2001.

Madeleine Florkowski

1st Grade Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX. Ursuline Graduate. BA, Literature, Minor EE from Barat College of the Sacred Heart. MA, EE from SMU.  Arrived @ SMS in 2007....

Kathleen Foley

Kindergarten Teacher
St. Monica Church - Database Manager & Facilities Scheduler Hometown: Savannah, Georgia. Arrived @ St. Monica in 1998.

Melissa Franks

St. Monica Church - Database Manager & Facilities Scheduler
Middle School Science Teacher Hometown: San Antonio, TX.  Graduate of University of Texas BS in Education. Arrived @ SMS in 2015.

Kim Garner

Middle School Science Teacher
Preschool Teacher

Rebecca Gomez

Preschool Teacher
Physical Education Teacher Hometown:  Dallas, TX.  Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Physical Education.  Has been @ SMS since 1955.

Dave Gross

Physical Education Teacher
Pastor for St. Monica Church

Fr. Michael Guadagnoli

Pastor for St. Monica Church
3rd Grade Teacher Hometown: Garland, TX. Graduate from TX A&M. BS Interdisciplinary Studies.  Arrived @ SMS in 2010.

Christina Harmon

3rd Grade Teacher
Registrar Hometown:  El Paso, TX. University of North Texas, BFA.  Arrived @ SMS in 2002.

Libby Hassell

Registrar
2nd Grade Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduate of SMS and Ursuline.  BA from UT Dallas. One child has attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Melissa Hayes

2nd Grade Teacher
Facilities

Juan Hernandez

Facilities
Middle School Religion   Hometown: Dallas, TX. Bishop Lynch Graduate. Degree from U of North TX, Bachelors in AA History, MA Humanity.  Arrived @ SMS in 2015.

Aimee Herrin

Middle School Religion
Facilities

Luke Ho

Facilities
Athletic Director / Technology Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX. 1986 graduate of the University of TX @ Austin, BA History. 4 children have attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2002.  

Tom Hood

Athletic Director / Technology Teacher
SCRIP Coordinator

Jeanne Howell

SCRIP Coordinator
2nd Grade Teacher Hometown:  Dallas, TX.  Graduated TX State University with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication.  Arrived @ SMS in 2015.

Whitney Huggins

2nd Grade Teacher
School Office Assistant Hometown: St. Louis, MO. Graduated from Central Visual & Performing Arts HS, St. Louis. 2 children attend SMS. Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Michelle Ishmael

School Office Assistant
Extended Day Staff Hometown: Chicago, IL. Graduated from UTD AA working towards a BS in Speech Pathology.  Arrived @ SMS in 2015.

Lhaima Jimenez

Extended Day Staff
3rd Grade Teacher Hometown: Schenectady, NY. University of North Texas, BS Degree.  Arrived @ SMS in 2007.

Susan Jones

3rd Grade Teacher
Preschool Director Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Lesley Jordan

Preschool Director
Library Manager Hometown: White Plains, NY. Attending U of Southern MS, completing Library of Science degree.  Arrived @ SMS in 2012.

Lisa Keelan

Library Manager
5th Grade Teacher Catherine has been working at St. Gregory Catholic School in Tyler, Texas.  She has been teaching for five years and has experience in the intermediate...

Catherine Kennedy

5th Grade Teacher
Middle School Language Arts Teacher Hometown: Richardson, TX. Graduated from TX Tech University with a BA in Education.  Arrived @ SMS in 2013.

Trey King

Middle School Language Arts Teacher
School Counselor

Maureen Kirgis

School Counselor
School Nurse Hometown: Erie, PA.  Diploma Graduate from St. Vincent Health Center School of Nursing. One child graduated from St. Monica. Arrived @ SMS in 1987.

Diane Klugiewicz

School Nurse
5th Grade Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Graduate of Ursuline.  BS in History from OU.  Arrived @ SMS in 2012.

Ellen Knapek

5th Grade Teacher
Preschool Stay and Play Hometown: Arlington, TX.  BA from McMurry University and a Masters degree in Social Work from UT Arlington. Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Reena Krishnan

Preschool Stay and Play
4th Grade Teacher Hometown:  Dallas, TX.  BS from Stephen F. Austin. Husband attended SMS.  Started working @ SMS in 1990.

Lynda Lehn

4th Grade Teacher
Director of Admissions Hometown:  Connellsville, PA.  BS from La Roche College. 3 children graduated from SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2007.  

Kathy Leitnick

Director of Admissions
Director of Vocations, Catholic Diocese of Dallas Hometown:  Dallas, TX.  Texas Tech University & Texas A&M. Franciscan University of Steubenville, degree in theology. Ordained priest since June 2, 2012.

Fr. Edwin Leonard

Director of Vocations, Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Playground Supervisor

Paula Leonard

Playground Supervisor
Parochial Vicar Hometown: Pereira, Colombia. Attended St. Pius X Seminary in the Archdiocese of Villavicencio where he was ordained in November 2000.

Fr. Inigo Lopez

Parochial Vicar
Safe Environment Director Born in South America.  BA in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling. Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a National Certified Counselor.

Shavana Lopez

Safe Environment Director
Academic Language Therapist Hometown:  Dallas, TX.  Graduate of BL.  BS in Psychology from SHC.  Master of Arts & Teaching from DBU. 2 children attend SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in...

Lori Luna

Academic Language Therapist
Facilities

Valentin Mandujano

Facilities
Extended Day Staff Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Graduated from WT White.  Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Elysia Marquez

Extended Day Staff
Extended Day Staff Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduated from Dallas Lutheran High School.  Attending Mt. View College.  Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Evan Marquez

Extended Day Staff
Art Teacher Hometown: Wylie, TX.  Graduated from North Garland. 1 child has attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2013.

Stephanie Mathena

Art Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Graduate of Texas Women's University, BS - Interdisciplinary Studies.  Arrived @ SMS in 2003.

Traci McGlynn

2nd Grade Teacher
Director of Educational Technology Hometown:  New Orleans, LA. UT Dallas with BS in Computer Science.  Boise State, Master of Educational Technology.  Arrived @ SMS in 2012.

Elizabeth McKnight

Director of Educational Technology
1st Grade Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX.  SMS & Ursuline Grad. North Texas State University, BS Ed, Minor in Special Ed. Four daughters attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in...

Emma McLaughlin

1st Grade Teacher
Library Aide Hometown: Honeyo Falls, NY. Went to a Dallas Vocational School for Travel.  Has two children @ SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2010. 

Tina McMahon

Library Aide
June Cooper Learning Center Enrichment Coordinator Hometown: Beloit, WI.  BA History, minor in Comm from Marquette U.  Masters level coursework in EE, GT, Ed, Counseling & Student Services. 3 children have...

Amy Melle

June Cooper Learning Center Enrichment Coordinator
4th Grade Teacher Hometown: Batesville, MS.  Graduate of LSU, BME.  MM from Southern Methodist University. Has one child attending SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2015.

Julie Mills

4th Grade Teacher
Preschool Aide Hometown: Wichita, KS.  Has been a member of St. Monica Parish since 1962. Has worked @ SMS since 2006.

Kathy Moreno

Preschool Aide
Physical Education Daniel has been working in our athletics department as an intern as he finished his undergraduate work at UNT.  He will now join the PE...

Daniel Neves

Physical Education
Spanish Teacher - Preschool through 5th Grade Hometown: Barquisimeto, Venezuela.  BA in Psychology form FIU.  TWU, Certification in Education EC-5. 2 children attend SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Elba Oropeza

Spanish Teacher - Preschool through 5th Grade
Middle School Math Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduated from UT Austin, BS in Radio, TV & Film & TX Tech School of Law, JD. Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Elizabeth Patterson

Middle School Math Teacher
Lower School Computers Hometown: Dallas, TX.  University of North Texas, BA in Spanish. Has been @ SMS since 2016.

James Pena

Lower School Computers
Middle School Language Arts Born in TX but grew up all over the Midwest.  Miami University,  B.S. in Education. Has taught MS since 2004 & SMS since 2013.

Amber Peoples

Middle School Language Arts
Preschool Teacher & Acting Director Hometown: Sugar Land, TX. BA from Concordia University.  Masters Degree in progress at Concordia.  Arrived @ SMS in 2014.  

Sarah Peralta

Preschool Teacher & Acting Director
Middle School Language Arts Cici comes to St. Monica from Little Rock, Arkansas.  She has been teaching middle school and high school for more than 15 years

Cici Petty

Middle School Language Arts
Music Teacher Hometown: Arlington, IA. Graduated from Iowa State & Howard Payne with Bachelors Degree.  Arrived @ SMS in 2014.

Lynn Plote

Music Teacher
Middle School Social Studies Teacher Hometown: Naples, FL. Newberry College, BA English, M ED from Converse College. Arrived @ SMS in 2015.

Cindy Prewitt

Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Extended Day Staff Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Currently attending University of North Texas.  Arrived @ SMS in 2010.

Christine Ramirez

Extended Day Staff
Extended Day Staff Hometown: El Paso, TX.  Associates Degree from the International Business College. 4 children have attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2002.

Gloria Ramirez

Extended Day Staff
Front Desk Receptionist Hometown:  Dallas, TX.  Attended Brookhaven College.  Arrived @ St. Monica in 2002.

Irene Ramirez

Front Desk Receptionist
Preschool Teacher Hometown: San Antonio, TX.  Associates in Mgmt and Studied Early Childhood Development, San Antonio College. Two children attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2004.

Diana Rapoza

Preschool Teacher
Middle School Math Jeremy has spent the last 10 years at Bishop Dunne High school, working as the Head of the Middle School Academy and teaching a variety...

Jeremy Ratliff

Middle School Math
Extended Day Receptionist / Front Desk Family Center Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Attended NTSU. Niece attends SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2015.

Lisa Rike

Extended Day Receptionist / Front Desk Family Center
Principal Hometown: Creighton, NE.  Benedictine College, BA in History. Minor in Military Science.  M.Ed. from TX A&M, Commerce. Diocese of Dallas since 1995. Arrived @ SMS...

Phil Riley

Principal
Facilities

Greg Roberts

Facilities
4th Grade Teacher Hometown: Lodi, OH.  Franciscan University of Stuebenville, BS., Cleveland State University teaching license.  Arrived @ SMS in 2005.

Beth Rodriguez

4th Grade Teacher
Extended Day Staff Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Graduated from North Dallas High School.  Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Carmen Rodriguez

Extended Day Staff
Physical Education Teacher Hometown: Falmouth, MA.  Graham Jr. College & Greenfield Community College, associate degrees.  BS from Springfield College.  Arrived @ SMS in 2000.

Jerry Rose

Physical Education Teacher
Middle School Religion Teacher Hometown: Marksville, LA. Graduated from LSU, Baton Rouge, BS in Education. Part of the Diocese of Dallas since 1995. Arrived @ SMS in 2015.  

Vicki Russell

Middle School Religion Teacher
Middle School Language Arts Teacher Hometown: Amarillo, TX.  University of North TX, BA in English, Master of Arts, degree in literature. 2 children have attended SMS. Arrived @ SMS in 2012.

Niki Rutledge

Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Middle School Social Studies Teacher Hometown: Peoria, IL. University of Dallas, BA in Political Philosophy.  MA in Humanities. 1 child attending SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2001.

Cheryl Sanchez

Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Preschool Stay and Play Hometown: Roseville, MI.  Graduated from Michigan State University with a BA.  Has been a Bearcat since '16.

Joann Sauer

Preschool Stay and Play
Kindergarten Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduated from Ursuline & Trinity University. BA in Elementary & Special Education. 4 children have attended SMS. Arrived @ SMS in 2009.

Monica Schwarz

Kindergarten Teacher
Preschool Aide Hometown: Indianapolis, IN.  Graduated from Northwestern with a Bachelor of Arts.  Arrived @ SMS in 2013.

Martha Seal

Preschool Aide
3rd Grade Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX. BBA at University of Texas. SMS alumna. 3 children attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 1995.

Sheila Selly

3rd Grade Teacher
Assistant Principal K - 4 JCLC, Staff Development Grew up in Hungary. Received BA & MA degrees from Hungary, MED from SMU. Arrived @ SMS in 2009.  

Krisztina Shields

Assistant Principal K - 4 JCLC, Staff Development
Kindergarten Teacher Hometown: Mexico City. Graduate of the Iberoamerican University, Graphic design. Brookhaven College Early Childhood Education. 4 children attended SMS. Arrived @ SMS in 2004.

Tere Skertchly

Kindergarten Teacher
June Cooper Learning Center Hometown: Monroe, CT.  Graduated from Boston University School of Education with a BS. Arrived @ SMS in 1996.

Karen Smith

June Cooper Learning Center
5th Grade Teacher Hometown: Billings, MT.  Graduated from The University of TX with BS in Education.  MS from TWU.  Arrived @ SMS in 2014.

Andie Sowder

5th Grade Teacher
Upper School Spanish Teacher Hometown: El Salvador. Graduated from Skyline College, CA, AA in Business. Has been teaching @ SMS since 1997.

Kelly Stewart

Upper School Spanish Teacher
Preschool Teacher Hometown: Forney, TX.  DCCC East Texas with an AA.  Arrived @ SMS in 2012.

Kenney Stock

Preschool Teacher
1st Grade Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Graduated from Bishop Dunne and University of TX @ Tyler.  BS in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Arrived @ SMS in 2014.

Meagan Thrasher

1st Grade Teacher
St. Monica Church - Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Hometown: Newport Beach, CA. University of San Diego. Has been with St. Monica Church since 2015.

Jason Trujillo

St. Monica Church - Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Facilities Manager

Tom Vines

Facilities Manager
Preschool Aide & Middle School Computers Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduated from SMS, BL & Dallas Christian College (Bachelors Degree). Has one child attending SMS. Arrived @ SMS in 2015. 

Chris Vivero

Preschool Aide & Middle School Computers
Classroom Aide Hometown:  Dallas, TX. Has been St. Monica Church parishioner for over 30 years. Four children are SMS Alumnae.

Janie Vivero

Classroom Aide
Academic Language Therapist

Erin Warnick

Academic Language Therapist
Director of Enrollment & Tuition Management Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduate of Smith College with a BA.  MBA from SMU. Three children are alumnae of SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2012.

Sally Wengierski

Director of Enrollment & Tuition Management
Classroom Aide Hometown:  Dallas, TX.  Six children are alumnae of SMS.  Has been @ SMS since 2004.

Sharon Wetzel

Classroom Aide
Preschool Aide  Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduate of SMS & Ursuline.  Texas Tech University.  Child graduated SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2002.

Janice White

Preschool Aide
St. Monica Church - Director of Music Hometown:  Wichita, KS.  Graduated from KU with a Bachelor in Music.  DMA in Choral Conducting from University of North Texas. Arrived @ SMS in 2008.

Jeremy Wirths

St. Monica Church - Director of Music
1st Grade Teacher Elizabeth has been teaching the last few years at St. Philip/St. Augustine Academy.  She has taught at all levels in the primary grades for 15...

Elizabeth Yuschak

1st Grade Teacher