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

Jose Avelar

Facilities - School
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
5th Grade Teacher Hometown:  Dallas, TX. Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  Arrived @ SMS in 2018.

Caroline Ball

5th Grade 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
Parochial Vicar Hometown: Dallas, Texas.  Attended Boston College and majored in Communication. Ordained May 26, 2018.

Fr. Wade Bass

Parochial Vicar
After School Program (K - 4) Coordinator Hometown: Dallas, Graduated from Ursuline.  Arrived @ SMS in 1994 (three children have been Bearcats).

Lisa Bell

After School Program (K - 4) Coordinator
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
After School Program Hometown: Flushing, NY Graduated from Skidmore College with a BS in Business. Arrived @ SMS in 2017.

Carol Brady

After School Program
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 University, BS.  Both children graduated from SMS. Arrived @ SMS in 2001

Theresa Byrd

Classroom Aide
After School Program Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduated from Everest College, Associates Degree in Applied Science. Arrived @ SMS in 2010.

Melinda Cervantes

After School Program
After School Program

Jennifer Cooper

After School Program
Student Services & After School Program SMS alumna. 4 children have graduated from SMS.  Has worked @ SMS since 2004. 

Colette Corbin

Student Services & After School Program
Library Aide Hometown: Sleepy Hollow, NY.  Graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a BS in Marketing & Mgmt. 1 child has attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2015. 

Mary Currlin

Library Aide
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.

Kathe 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
After School Program

Nancy Eccles

After School Program
St. Monica Church - Director of Youth Music 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
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
After School Program Hometown: Dallas, TX. BA in Accounting from UPEP.  Arrived @ SMS in 2010.  Two children have attended SMS.  

Guadalupe Flores

After School Program
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, Barat College, MA, ElemEd, SMU, Certified, ECE & ESL.  Arrived @ SMS in 2007. 11 family members attended...

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
Safe Environment/Database Assistant

Misty Gilmore

Safe Environment/Database Assistant
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
Preschool Aide & After School Program Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Graduate from Bishop Dunne and Midwestern State University with Bachelor's Degree in Business.  Arrived @ SMS in 2017. 

Rachel Guillory

Preschool Aide & After School Program
3rd Grade Teacher Hometown: Garland, TX. Graduate from TX A&M. BS Interdisciplinary Studies.  Arrived @ SMS in 2010.

Christina Harmon

3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher Graduated from the Texas Tech University.  Arrived @ SMS in 2018.

Jennifer Harry

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
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
Director of Communications Hometown:  Xenia, Ohio. Graduated with a BA from The Ohio State University. Arrived @ SMS in 2010.

Catherine Hull

Director of Communications
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
St. Monica Church - Children's Faith Formation Director Grew up in Michigan. Graduate of Anahuac University, BA in Education and Development. Graduate work in Religious Studies through Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome....

Maria Jones

St. Monica Church - Children's Faith Formation Director
3rd Grade Teacher Hometown: Schenectady, NY. University of North Texas, BS Degree.  Arrived @ SMS in 2007.

Susan Jones

3rd Grade Teacher
Preschool & After School Program Director Hometown: Tulsa, OK BA in Early Childhood ED from OSU.  Two bearcat children - arrived @ SMS in 2017.

Lesley Jordan

Preschool & After School Program 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 Hometown: Longview, TX Graduated from SFA with BS in Elementary Education.  Been @ SMS since 2017. 

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
Preschool Aide & After School Hometown: Arlington, TX.  BA from McMurry University and a Masters degree in Social Work from UT Arlington. Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Reena Krishnan

Preschool Aide & After School
Playground Supervision Graduated from Southern Methodist University.  Arrived @ SMS in 2018.

Adrienne Lam

Playground Supervision
4th Grade Teacher Hometown:  Dallas, TX.  BS from Stephen F. Austin. Husband attended SMS.  Started working @ SMS in 1987.

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
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
After School Program Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Graduated from WT White.  Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Elysia Marquez

After School Program
Art Teacher Hometown: Wylie, TX.  Graduated from North Garland. 1 child has attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2013.

Stephanie Mathena

Art Teacher
Middle School Science Teacher Graduated from the University of Texas Permian Basin with a Bachelor's of Science and a Master's in Education from the University of Texas at Arlington....

Amanda McCready

Middle School Science 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 Office Assistant

Steffeny Montpas

Preschool Office Assistant
Preschool Aide Hometown: Wichita, KS.  Has been a member of St. Monica Parish since 1962. Has worked @ SMS since 2006.

Kathy Moreno

Preschool Aide
After School Program Hometown: Dallas, TX. Graduate of Eastfield Community College. SMS Alumni. Have 5 children who have or are attending SMS. 

Cristina Neria

After School Program
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
Preschool Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX. Bearcat Alumna! Graduated from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelor's degree specializing in Child Development.  Returned to SMS in 2018.

Taylor Nunn

Preschool Teacher
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 Earned a Master's Dgree from Texas A&M International and has two Bachelor's degrees, one from the University of Texas and one from Laredo State University....

Rene Parra

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
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
After School Program Hometown: El Paso, TX.  Associates Degree from the International Business College. 4 children have attended SMS.  Arrived @ SMS in 2002.

Gloria Ramirez

After School Program
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 Hometown: Albequerke, NM Graduated from U of NM, Wildlife Biology and Science, BS Elem Ed, MSA in Ed Adm.  Bearcat since 2017.

Jeremy Ratliff

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

Lisa Rike

After School 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
After School Program Hometown: Dallas, TX.  Graduated from North Dallas High School.  Arrived @ SMS in 2016.

Carmen Rodriguez

After School Program
Playground Supervision

Nyomie Rodriguez

Playground Supervision
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
1st Grade Teacher Hometown: Dallas, TX. Bearcat Alumna! Graduated Texas A&M Corpus Christi with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education.  Returned to...

Maureen Schmoll

1st Grade Teacher
June Cooper Learning Center Instructional Support Grew up in New Jersey. She has a Masters in Education from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Arts from Elmira College. Arrived...

Pam Schulte

June Cooper Learning Center Instructional Support
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
Classroom Aide Hometown: El Paso, TX. Earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech. Arrived @ SMS in 2018.

Gail Seagram

Classroom Aide
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
Classroom Aide Hometown: Dallas, TX. Attended North Texas and Dallas Community College. Arrived @ SMS 2018.

Pat Sherwood

Classroom Aide
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. 5 children attended SMS. Arrived @ SMS in 2001.

Tere Skertchly

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

Karen Smith

June Cooper Learning Center Learning Lab Coordinator
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
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 Taffet

2nd Grade Teacher
After School Program Hometown: Dallas, TX  Graduated from North Dallas High, Attended TWU.  Arrived @ SMS in 2017.

Ophelia Trevino

After School Program
5th Grade Teacher Graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington. Arrived @ SMS 2018.

Alyssa Veatch

5th Grade Teacher
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 Hometown: Dallas, TX. Gradute of UNT with a BS in MGMT.  Graduate Degree CALT, LDT in Multi-sensory Ed.  Arrived @ SMS 2017.

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

Janice White

Preschool Aide
Developmental Kindergarten Teacher Howntown: Pensacola, FL. Earned Bachelor's Degree from the University of Notre Dame and her Master's Degree from the Alliance for Catholic Education. Arrived @ SMS...

Molly Wright

Developmental Kindergarten Teacher
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
 
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