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Email Bernadette
Drabek, Bernadette
Principal
Mrs. Drabek is a product of a long line of Catholic tradition, including her days of visiting the convent in the summer to assist the nuns with preparing for the new school year at St. Rose. She taught Pre-Kindergarten many years with the idea that “learning should be fun in order for young stud.. Learn more.
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Drabek, Bernadette
Principal

Mrs. Drabek is a product of a long line of Catholic tradition, including her days of visiting the convent in the summer to assist the nuns with preparing for the new school year at St. Rose. She taught Pre-Kindergarten many years with the idea that “learning should be fun in order for young students to enjoy the experience”.

Mrs. Drabek received her B.A. in English/Communication with a minor in Theology from the University of St. Thomas. She completed her Master in Education/Curriculum Specialist from the University of St. Thomas.

Mrs. Drabek has been married to Larry for thirty-five years. She has two Aggie graduate daughters (Gig ‘Em!), along with three grandchildren, two Cardinals and one at the ECC. She loves to work hard but play harder!




Email Stefanie
Tellier, Stefanie
Assistant Principal
Stefanie Peterson Tellier is the Assistant Principal at a St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, where she focuses on guiding and mentoring teachers, staff development, instructional leadership, curriculum development, parent/student support, assists with day to day school operations, accounting and .. Learn more.
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Tellier, Stefanie
Assistant Principal

Stefanie Peterson Tellier is the Assistant Principal at a St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, where she focuses on guiding and mentoring teachers, staff development, instructional leadership, curriculum development, parent/student support, assists with day to day school operations, accounting and finance, and admissions.

Mrs. Tellier earned a B.S. in Economics from Oklahoma State University and holds her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.

A St. Rose of Lima Alumna and a parish member since birth, Mrs. Tellier spent several years working as an analyst at an energy hedge fund before fulfilling her true calling as an educator. She spent 5 years in the classroom before moving to the position of Assistant Principal. Mrs. Tellier’s passion is ensuring each student gains the skills needed to become a lifelong learner.

She enjoys spending time with her two adorable sons, currently at the ECC, and her husband.

 




Email Alissa
Amalfi, Alissa
Nurse
Alissa Amalfi is the school nurse at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She is an advocate for children’s health and well-being and believes that a child’s health plays a direct role in their ability to learn and focus while at school. Nurse Amalfi earned her nursing degree from S.. Learn more.
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Amalfi, Alissa
Nurse

 

 

Alissa Amalfi is the school nurse at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She is an advocate for children’s health and well-being and believes that a child’s health plays a direct role in their ability to learn and focus while at school.

Nurse Amalfi earned her nursing degree from Southwest Baptist University and St. Johns School of Nursing in Missouri. Prior to joining the staff at St. Rose, she worked at Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center for 12 years. Before that she worked in Springfield, Missouri in the Neuro ICU for 2 years before moving to Houston. She is thankful to be on campus every day with her three children and feels blessed to be able to serve the school community.


 

 




Email Ninna
Barnett, Ninna
PK4 A
Mrs. Barnett teaches Pre - Kindergarten 4 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She strives to foster a safe, caring and fun environment where children are encouraged to grow spiritually and academically. She believes that a good Pre-K experience will serve as a foundation for all future educatio.. Learn more.
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Barnett, Ninna
PK4 A

Mrs. Barnett teaches Pre - Kindergarten 4 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She strives to foster a safe, caring and fun environment where children are encouraged to grow spiritually and academically. She believes that a good Pre-K experience will serve as a foundation for all future educational endeavors.

Mrs. Barnett has earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Houston. Mrs. Barnett taught at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School for ten years before joining the St. Rose faculty.

She has two children, a 18-year-old son and a 16-year-old daughter who attend Cypress Ridge High School. 




Email Adriane
Batla, Adriane
1st Grade - B
Adriane Batla is in her fourth year teaching 1st Grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She treasures each day she is able to motivate, inspire, and challenge her students to grow in their faith and knowledge. She feels very blessed to be a part of this wonderful and loving community. .. Learn more.
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Batla, Adriane
1st Grade - B

 

Adriane Batla is in her fourth year teaching 1st Grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She treasures each day she is able to motivate, inspire, and challenge her students to grow in their faith and knowledge. She feels very blessed to be a part of this wonderful and loving community.

Ms. Batla is an alumna of St. Michael’s Catholic School and St. Pius X High School. She graduated from Texas A&M University in May of 2013 with a degree in School Health Education.

Ms. Batla began her teaching career at St. Rose of Lima as a Kindergarten assistant for Mrs. Kirby in Spring 2014 after she received her teaching certification. In addition, her experience on the Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleading Squad in high school has given her the opportunity to coaching our SRL squad.

 




Email Carson
Beckham, Carson
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Carson Beckham teaches religion and social studies in the Middle School program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. He has a Bachelor’s degree in History from University of Houston-Clearlake. He previously taught high school in Deer Park ISD. Mr. Beckham is an enthusiastic Catholic an.. Learn more.
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Beckham, Carson
MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Carson Beckham teaches religion and social studies in the Middle School program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. He has a Bachelor’s degree in History from University of Houston-Clearlake. He previously taught high school in Deer Park ISD.

Mr. Beckham is an enthusiastic Catholic and loves to share his faith with others.  He volunteers with the Confirmation classes at his home parish, St. Mary Magdalene.  When not teaching, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, including his new fiancee. 

 




Email Mecca
Bellard, Mecca
PK4 A - Aide
Ms. Mecca is a Teacher Aide in our Pre-Kindergarten 4 program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She started working at here in 2015 for the After School Program and then transitioned to a TA. Born in Minnesota, but raised in Houston, Ms. Mecca attended Kashmere High School. She loves be.. Learn more.
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Bellard, Mecca
PK4 A - Aide

Ms. Mecca is a Teacher Aide in our Pre-Kindergarten 4 program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She started working at here in 2015 for the After School Program and then transitioned to a TA.

Born in Minnesota, but raised in Houston, Ms. Mecca attended Kashmere High School.  She loves being part of the St. Rose community.

 




Email Susana
Benitez, Susana
SECOND GRADE - B
Susana Benitez is excited to join the St. Rose of Lima family this year in our Second Grade. She graduated from St. Pius X High School before attending the University of Houston, earning a B. A. degree in English Literature. Mrs. Benitez has experience teaching in Aldine and at a Montesso.. Learn more.
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Benitez, Susana
SECOND GRADE - B

Susana Benitez is excited to join the St. Rose of Lima family this year in our Second Grade.  She graduated from St. Pius X High School before attending the University of Houston, earning a B. A. degree in English Literature.  Mrs. Benitez has experience teaching in Aldine and at a Montessori School.  She has a great passion for education.

Mrs. Benitez, a newlywed, enjoys spending time with her husband and playing with her nephews.

 




Email Crystal
Braden, Crystal
PK3 B - Aide
Crystal Braden is a Teacher's Aide for our PK3 program. Mrs. Braden holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sam Houston State University in Family and Consumer Science. She has been married for 12 years and is a proud mom of two St. Rose Cardinals. When not spending time with her amazing family, Mrs... Learn more.
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Braden, Crystal
PK3 B - Aide

Crystal Braden is a Teacher's Aide for our PK3 program. Mrs. Braden holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sam Houston State University in Family and Consumer Science. She has been married for 12 years and is a proud mom of two St. Rose Cardinals.

When not spending time with her amazing family, Mrs. Braden enjoys traveling, gardening and raising Monarchs.




Email Jenny
Burrell, Jeny
Technology
Mrs. Burrell teaches Information Technology and Computers to all Grade levels at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She believes technology is a tool that allows students to become creative problem solvers and thinkers. Mrs. Burrell attended the University of MN-Morris where she earned an Eng.. Learn more.
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Burrell, Jeny
Technology

Mrs. Burrell teaches Information Technology and Computers to all Grade levels at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She believes technology is a tool that allows students to become creative problem solvers and thinkers.

Mrs. Burrell attended the University of MN-Morris where she earned an English degree and her Secondary Education certification. She taught high school in El Paso before deciding to get her Masters of Library Science from University of Texas. She then served as a librarian in El Paso, Dallas and parts of Houston. As libraries and technology go hand in hand, she is so happy to utilize her skills in the Computer Lab teaching students everything from keyboarding to Excel to beginning coding.

Jeny is glad to be a transplant Houstonian, settled here with her husband, Rick, and her two daughters, who are also Cardinals. In her spare time, she likes to read, travel and binge watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

 




Email Tyann
Casady, Tyann
First Grade - A
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Casady, Tyann
First Grade - A



Email Sarah
Case, Sarah
Library
Sarah Case has served at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School as the Library Manager for many, many, many years. She has also worked at St. Catherine’s Montessori and the St. Rose ECC. She believes that if a child does not love reading, they just haven’t found the right book yet. “The more that you .. Learn more.
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Case, Sarah
Library

Sarah Case has served at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School as the Library Manager for many, many, many years. She has also worked at St. Catherine’s Montessori and the St. Rose ECC. She believes that if a child does not love reading, they just haven’t found the right book yet. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” (Dr. Seuss)

When in not in the library, she is probably reading or laughing with her family, including her two sons that are St. Rose alumni!

 




Email Emily
Clay, Emily
Third Grade - B
Emily Clay is a new addition to the third grade faculty and immensely enjoys coaching her students to receive God’s gift of knowledge and live each in a true Christian spirit of love and generosity. Mrs. Clay has been an educator since 2007 and a member of the St. Rose staff since the .. Learn more.
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Clay, Emily
Third Grade - B

 

Emily Clay is a new addition to the third grade faculty and immensely enjoys coaching her students to receive God’s gift of knowledge and live each in a true Christian spirit of love and generosity.

Mrs. Clay has been an educator since 2007 and a member of the St. Rose staff since the 2016 school year. She served here as Intervention Specialist for two years before assuming the role of 3B teacher in 2018. She holds a Masters degree in Education from Louisiana State University and has taught Montessori Pre-K/Kindergarten, fourth grade, middle school math, and is excited to work with this bright group of third graders.

She is married with two children, one in second grade at St. Rose and the other in ECC. When she’s not teaching third grade, she teaches adult improvisation classes and performs regularly at ComedySportz Houston.

 




Email Meredith
Dunaway, Meredith
Music
Meredith Dunaway teaches Music at St. Rose of Lima, in grades PK – 8. She also leads our band and directs our incredible plays and concerts. Mrs. Dunaway teaches music not only to give the students a creative outlet or teach them to sing, dance, or play an instrument, but also because music help.. Learn more.
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Dunaway, Meredith
Music

Meredith Dunaway teaches Music at St. Rose of Lima, in grades PK – 8. She also leads our band and directs our incredible plays and concerts. Mrs. Dunaway teaches music not only to give the students a creative outlet or teach them to sing, dance, or play an instrument, but also because music helps develop other areas like language, reasoning, memorization, coordination, setting goals, teamwork, emotional development, auditory skills, self - discipline, confidence, public speaking/ performing, and more!

Mrs. Dunaway earned her B.A. in Music Education with an emphasis in Vocal Studies from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her experience includes many Fine Arts activities including choir, band, drama, musical theatre, and teaching private lessons at Brenham ISD, St. Paul's Christian Day School, St. Mark Lutheran, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Mrs. Dunaway has performed in musical productions around Houston, and still works as Music Director for Stageworks Theatre, on occasion.




Email Veronica
Espinoza, Veronica
PK4 C - Aide
Veronica Espinoza is a Teacher’s Aide in our Pre-Kindergarten 4 program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. As an alumna herself, she has been part of the St. Rose community for many years. She is a parishioner, has worked at the ECC. Go Cardinals! .. Learn more.
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Espinoza, Veronica
PK4 C - Aide

Veronica Espinoza is a Teacher’s Aide in our Pre-Kindergarten 4 program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School.

 

As an alumna herself, she has been part of the St. Rose community for many years.  She is a parishioner, has worked at the ECC. Go Cardinals!

 




Email Samantha
Georges, Samantha
4th Grade - B
Samantha Georges is joining our faculty as a Fourth Grade Teacher. She is beyond excited to join the St. Rose of Lima community. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a BA in Psychology and minors in English and Theology. Mrs. Georges has diverse experience including.. Learn more.
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Georges, Samantha
4th Grade - B

 

Samantha Georges is joining our faculty as a Fourth Grade Teacher.  She is beyond excited to join the St. Rose of Lima community.  She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a BA in Psychology and minors in English and Theology.  

Mrs. Georges has diverse experience including with the Boys & Girls Club, and as a Catechist, librarian, and DRE.  She has a passion, not only for education, but for the cultivation of the whole child.

In her free time, she loves read, especially the classics, and she is Lebanese. 

 




Email Cathy
Grahmann, Cathy
Fifth Grade
Cathy Grahmann teaches 5th Grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School and she is the lead of our Elementary Team. As a 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Grahmann is committed to the goal of ‘challenging with assistance’ so that students may recognize their potential and gifts from God, and then use th.. Learn more.
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Grahmann, Cathy
Fifth Grade

Cathy Grahmann teaches 5th Grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School and she is the lead of our Elementary Team. As a 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Grahmann is committed to the goal of ‘challenging with assistance’ so that students may recognize their potential and gifts from God, and then use these gifts to ‘open the doors’ to their future. In her words, “My reward...it’s a blessing each day to witness students accept the challenge and move forward in the plan that God has for them. “

Mrs. Grahmann earned her B.S. in Education from the University of Houston. She has been a classroom teacher in the Archdiocese for 30+ years, with the majority of those years at St. Rose with students in the 3rd through 5th grade and Middle School.

If not at school, she is probably cuddling with her five grandchildren (sixth expected in September!). Her three children are proud St. Rose alumni.




Email Natalie
Green, Natalie
PK3 A
Natalie Green is the teacher for PK3 A at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She herself is a product of Catholic Education. She earned a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 from the University of Houston Downtown in addition to an ESL certification before teaching PK4 for a few years .. Learn more.
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Green, Natalie
PK3 A

Natalie Green is the teacher for PK3 A at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She herself is a product of Catholic Education.  She earned a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 from the University of Houston Downtown in addition to an ESL certification before teaching PK4 for a few years in Spring ISD.  Ms. Green’s passion is teaching children to love learning and believes children are able to learn best when having fun. She feels blessed to join the St. Rose of Lima Catholic School faculty and looks forward to a wonderful year!




Email Ashley
Halbert, Ashley
Kindergarten - C
Ashley Halbert is a first year Kindergarten teacher at St. Rose of Lima. She is excited for the opportunity to help students not only foster a love of learning, but build a strong relationship with God that they can carry with them throughout their life. Ms. Halbert graduated from Texa.. Learn more.
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Halbert, Ashley
Kindergarten - C

Ashley Halbert is a first year Kindergarten teacher at St. Rose of Lima. She is excited for the opportunity to help students not only foster a love of learning, but build a strong relationship with God that they can carry with them throughout their life.

Ms. Halbert graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2017, and she earned a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction in August of 2018. She attended Catholic schools as a student from Pre-K- 12th grade, and she is especially proud to return to a Catholic school as a teacher. Ms. Halbert is so grateful to be a part of the St. Rose of Lima community, where everyone seems like family and has been so welcoming.




Email Jennifer
Hernandez, Jennifer
Kindergarten A -Aide
Jennifer Hernandez has been a Teacher Aide in Kindergarten for three years. Before joining the school staff, she worked at the ECC. She loves working with the children and watching them grow and thrive. She believes in helping children learn and guiding them in the right direction to succeed. .. Learn more.
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Hernandez, Jennifer
Kindergarten A -Aide

Jennifer Hernandez has been a Teacher Aide in Kindergarten for three years. Before joining the school staff, she worked at the ECC. She loves working with the children and watching them grow and thrive. She believes in helping children learn and guiding them in the right direction to succeed.

Mrs. Hernandez has been part of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Community since 2010.




Email Jonathan
Jones, Jonathan
First Grade - Aide
Jonathan Jones is a Teacher’s Aide for first grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Mr. Jones has been employed by St. Rose since 2012 when he started working at the summer program and helping with the after school program while going to school. Upon graduating, Mr. Jones became a subs.. Learn more.
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Jones, Jonathan
First Grade - Aide

 

Jonathan Jones is a Teacher’s Aide for first grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Mr. Jones has been employed by St. Rose since 2012 when he started working at the summer program and helping with the after school program while going to school. Upon graduating, Mr. Jones became a substitute teacher and has been a full time employee since 2016.

Mr. Jones graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from The University of St. Thomas in 2015, is currently in the process of starting his teaching certification and plans to obtain a Master's Degree in Education in the near future. Jonathan is also a graduate of St. Rose in 2002. His hobbies include painting and anything Houston sports related.

 




Email Gloria
Kimball, Gloria
PK4 C
Gloria Kimball is a Pre-Kindergarten teacher and the lead of our Early Childhood team at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She has a passion for children and finds teaching the most rewarding career. Mrs. Kimball feels very blessed to be part of this wonderful community. Her fourth year .. Learn more.
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Kimball, Gloria
PK4 C

Gloria Kimball is a Pre-Kindergarten teacher and the lead of our Early Childhood team at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She has a passion for children and finds teaching the most rewarding career. Mrs. Kimball feels very blessed to be part of this wonderful community.

Her fourth year as a St. Rose Cardinal, Mrs. Kimball has been teaching in the Archdiocese for 7 years and have been in Catholic education for 13 years. As a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima, she has a deep love for this parish and community.

Mrs. Kimball’s husband works at St. Pius X HS. Their son Kaden is a current Cardinal and their daughter Kolette attends the ECC. She is thrilled to be the cheerleading coach at SPX, as she has for eleven years.

 




Email Julie
Kirby, Julie
Kindergarten - B
Julie Kirby has been a Kindergarten teacher at St. Rose of Lima for 4 years. As a proud product of Catholic schools, she is honored to be here at SRL – an incredibly tight-knit, loving, Christian community. Her ultimate goal for students is to become passionate, curious lifelong learners who ris.. Learn more.
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Kirby, Julie
Kindergarten - B

Julie Kirby has been a Kindergarten teacher at St. Rose of Lima for 4 years. As a proud product of Catholic schools, she is honored to be here at SRL – an incredibly tight-knit, loving, Christian community. Her ultimate goal for students is to become passionate, curious lifelong learners who rise to their greatest potential each day. Mrs. Kirby firmly believes it is her responsibility as a teacher to be compassionate, caring, supportive, and fully aware of individual student needs.

Mrs. Kirby earned her B.A. in Art History from the University of Houston. Prior to joining the St. Rose Faculty, Mrs. Kirby taught in Houston ISD for eight years as a fourth and fifth grade teacher.

Mrs. Kirby has one son, a current St. Thomas High School student. In her free time you will likely find her hanging out with family, enjoying a bike ride, reading a book, or snuggling with her furry friends (Shadow and Buttercup).




Email Karen
Langley, Karen
Kindergarten - A
Karen Langley teaches Kindergarten at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Ms. Langley believes St. Rose of Lima feels like home, and considers herself truly blessed to be able to teach at such a wonderful school. Ms. Langley holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters of Educ.. Learn more.
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Langley, Karen
Kindergarten - A

 

Karen Langley teaches Kindergarten at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Ms. Langley believes St. Rose of Lima feels like home, and considers herself truly blessed to be able to teach at such a wonderful school.

Ms. Langley holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters of Education in Leadership and School Administration. With 18 years of early childhood education experience, Karen has taught Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade, but Kindergarten is her favorite!

She is also the proud mother of four beautiful daughters and the “Grammy” of 11 adorable grandchildren!

 




Email Meg
Lauckner, Meg
PK3 C - AIDE
Meg Lauckner is a Teacher Aide in our PK3 program here at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She had been a part of the Cardinal community for many years. From being an alumna herself, to working at the Summer Safari program, and working for the ECC she has now transitioned to a part of the.. Learn more.
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Lauckner, Meg
PK3 C - AIDE

 

Meg Lauckner is a Teacher Aide in our PK3 program here at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She had been a part of the Cardinal community for many years. From being an alumna herself, to working at the Summer Safari program, and working for the ECC she has now transitioned to a part of the school team. 

Ms. Meg has always been a huge Cardinal fan and she feels blessed to be a part of this loving community.  Ms. Meg is excited to have a great year!

 




Email Beth
Lynch, Beth
Middle School
Beth Lynch has been teaching in Middle School at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School for 4 years. She is also the lead teacher for our Middle School team. She believes that her profession is a calling that we as teachers must take seriously since we shape the minds and spirits of young people. .. Learn more.
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Lynch, Beth
Middle School

Beth Lynch has been teaching in Middle School at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School for 4 years. She is also the lead teacher for our Middle School team. She believes that her profession is a calling that we as teachers must take seriously since we shape the minds and spirits of young people.

Beginning her career in 1974, Mrs. Lynch started teaching in Pennsylvania, and continued in upper elementary and middle school positions after moving to Houston.

Mrs. Lynch graduated from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Sociology and Education. She is the proud mother of four children, and grandmother of five.

 




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Miller, Robert
Middle School
Robert Miller teaches in Middle School at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Mr. Miller’s passion is teaching Math. Mr. Miller is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. Before beginning his teaching career of over 35 years, mostly serving in Houston ISD, Mr. Miller also worked as an ath.. Learn more.
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Miller, Robert
Middle School

Robert Miller teaches in Middle School at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Mr. Miller’s passion is teaching Math.

Mr. Miller is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. Before beginning his teaching career of over 35 years, mostly serving in Houston ISD, Mr. Miller also worked as an athletic director with both the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center in Pennsylvania and the Houston Area YMCA.

When not spending time with his family, Mr. Miller has also played music professionally for many years in and around the Houston area. He is married and has four children and one granddaughter.

 




Email Monica
Molina, Monica
Spanish
Monica Molina teaches Spanish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She loves teaching, and believes learning a second language is extremely important, because it opens many doors and gives students the opportunity to explore and better understand cultures beyond their own. Mrs. Molina b.. Learn more.
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Molina, Monica
Spanish

Monica Molina teaches Spanish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She loves teaching, and believes learning a second language is extremely important, because it opens many doors and gives students the opportunity to explore and better understand cultures beyond their own.

Mrs. Molina began her career in education, as a high school Spanish teacher at Incarnate Word Academy. This is her second year as part of the St. Rose Faculty. She holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from LeTourneau University.

When she is not teaching, she loves spending time with her son, who is at the ECC, her husband and their two fur babies.




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Ortiz, Arliza
PK3 - B
Arliza Ortiz teaches PK3 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She prides herself on high levels of student engagement and an active classroom. Mrs. Ortiz earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Letourneau University. She taught in the Alief district and several years at St. Elizab.. Learn more.
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Ortiz, Arliza
PK3 - B

Arliza Ortiz teaches PK3 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She prides herself on high levels of student engagement and an active classroom.

 

Mrs. Ortiz earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Letourneau University. She taught in the Alief district and several years at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton before joining the St. Rose Faculty.

When not in the classroom, Mrs. Ortiz loves spending time with her husband and four children.

 




Email Sara
Pellerin, Sara
Fourth Grade - A
Sara Ann Pellerin teaches Fourth Grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Mrs. Pellerin believes that everyone can learn and that that learning should never end. Mrs. Pellerin attended Duchesne Academy and received her B.S. from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) before moving to the .. Learn more.
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Pellerin, Sara
Fourth Grade - A

Sara Ann Pellerin teaches Fourth Grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Mrs. Pellerin believes that everyone can learn and that that learning should never end.

 

Mrs. Pellerin attended Duchesne Academy and received her B.S. from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) before moving to the field of education.

She is an alumna of St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, as well as a member of the parish since birth. With her creative love of spatial reasoning, passion for  puzzles, and active green thumb, she brings a unique blend to the table as an educator.  When not in the classroom, Mrs. Pellerin can be found cooking and gardening with her husband.

 




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Pendleton, Toni
Art
Toni Pendleton is in her 22nd year of teaching Art at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Mrs. Pendleton enjoys teaching students about the basic elements and principles of art. She feels it is important that the students learn about a variety of artists and experiment with different art med.. Learn more.
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Pendleton, Toni
Art

 

Toni Pendleton is in her 22nd year of teaching Art at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Mrs. Pendleton enjoys teaching students about the basic elements and principles of art. She feels it is important that the students learn about a variety of artists and experiment with different art media. Sharing her love of art with students bring her unbounded joy.

A native Houstonian, Mrs. Pendleton attended Catholic schools for twelve years and graduated from St. Agnes Academy. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Houston.

When not at school, you can find her enjoying her family and two dogs. Her children are St. Rose alumnae!

 




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Requenes, Cindy
Registrar
Cindy Requenes is our School Registrar. She has been a part of the St. Rose of Lima family since 2008 when her oldest son started Kindergarten. She officially joined our staff in 2015. She is a wife and proud mother of two terrific boys. Her oldest graduated from St. Rose in 2017 and i.. Learn more.
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Requenes, Cindy
Registrar

 

Cindy Requenes is our School Registrar. She has been a part of the St. Rose of Lima family since 2008 when her oldest son started Kindergarten. She officially joined our staff in 2015.

She is a wife and proud mother of two terrific boys. Her oldest graduated from St. Rose in 2017 and is now a sophomore at St. Thomas High School. Her youngest is currently in Middle School at St. Rose. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, reading, and sewing.

 




Email Jennifer
Saladino, Jennifer
Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Saladino is an Administrative Assistant in the Front Office, working with staff, faculty, and parents to offer them the best communications, and overall support possible. Jennifer knows that communication is central to all work, and fully embraces the challenge of finding a way.. Learn more.
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Saladino, Jennifer
Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Saladino is an Administrative Assistant in the Front Office, working with staff, faculty, and parents to offer them the best communications, and overall support possible.

Jennifer knows that communication is central to all work, and fully embraces the challenge of finding a way to communicate and engage all parties. She believes in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Schools’ mission and vision for the future, and believes the value of her work expands far beyond her daily reach.

Jennifer received her B.S. In Mass Communications/Public Relations from Boston University. She’s previously served on several boards, including the Houston Philanthropic Society. She is currently pursuing her Event Management Certification.

While working in New York City, Jennifer met her husband, and they settled in Houston. She is the very proud Mom of two Cardinals.




Email Nallely
Santos, Nallely
PK4 D - Aide
Nallely Santos is the Teacher Aide in our Pre-Kindergarten 4 program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She was born and raised in Honduras. She attended Catholic schools and then earned her B.S. degree in Business Management. Prior to joining the staff at St. Rose, she worked as an administ.. Learn more.
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Santos, Nallely
PK4 D - Aide

Nallely Santos is the Teacher Aide in our Pre-Kindergarten 4 program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School.  She was born and raised in Honduras.  She attended Catholic schools and then earned her B.S. degree in Business Management. Prior to joining the staff at St. Rose, she worked as an administrative assistant at Spring Woods Middle School.  Mrs. Santos enjoys spending time with her husband and traveling the world.




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Sweet, Tracey
Third Grade - A
Tracey Sweet teaches third grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She challenges herself to create unique learning opportunities for her students to experience. Mrs. Sweet earned her B.S. from the University of Houston. She started her teaching career here at St. Rose from 1994-1996.. Learn more.
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Sweet, Tracey
Third Grade - A

Tracey Sweet teaches third grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She challenges herself to create unique learning opportunities for her students to experience.

Mrs. Sweet earned her B.S. from the University of Houston. She started her teaching career here at St. Rose from 1994-1996 before staying at home with her children. She got back into the classroom for 12 years at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton before returning here to St. Rose. She is very excited to be back where she started as an educator.

Mrs. Sweet has been married for 30 years and has five children. She enjoys swimming and running.




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Thornhill, Emily
PK3 A - Aide
Emily Thornhill is a Teacher Assistant in the PK3 program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She grew up in Lake Charles and is a product of a Catholic schools. She always aspired for her children to experience the same loving, educational environment that she had and is overjoyed to have foun.. Learn more.
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Thornhill, Emily
PK3 A - Aide

Emily Thornhill is a Teacher Assistant in the PK3 program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She grew up in Lake Charles and is a product of a Catholic schools. She always aspired for her children to experience the same loving, educational environment that she had and is overjoyed to have found that in St. Rose.

Mrs. Thornhill originally worked in the corporate world, but left to stay at home with her children. She feels blessed by that opportunity, but is ready to join our PK3 program to welcome and support the new Cardinals as they begin their school journey.




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Vaden, Evan
Athletic Director
Evan Vaden is the Athletic Director at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. He loves to share his passion for sports, fitness, and health with children. He personally coaches Basketball and Boys Track teams. Coach V graduated from the Howard Payne University with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice.. Learn more.
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Vaden, Evan
Athletic Director

Evan Vaden is the Athletic Director at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. He loves to share his passion for sports, fitness, and health with children. He personally coaches Basketball and Boys Track teams.

Coach V graduated from the Howard Payne University with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. After Howard Payne, he had a brief overseas basketball career in Australia. Coach V has experience coaching a wide variety of sports, including basketball, track and cross country.

When not coaching or working out, Coach V loves to fish, be with his family, and play sports.




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Valencia, Lisa
PK4 B - Aide
Mrs. Valencia is a Teacher’s Aide in our Pre-Kindergarten program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She has been part of the St. Rose community for many years. She is a parishioner, has worked at the ECC, and is a proud parent of two St. Rose Cardinals. .. Learn more.
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Valencia, Lisa
PK4 B - Aide

Mrs. Valencia is a Teacher’s Aide in our Pre-Kindergarten program at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School.

She has been part of the St. Rose community for many years. She is a parishioner, has worked at the ECC, and is a proud parent of two St. Rose Cardinals.

 




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Walcik, Jennifer
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Jennifer Walcik teaches Middle School Science at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She is committed to teaching engaging and thorough lessons to prepare our students for high school science courses. She earned a B.S. in Maritime Business from Texas A&M in Galveston and a Masters in.. Learn more.
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Walcik, Jennifer
MIDDLE SCHOOL

Jennifer Walcik teaches Middle School Science at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She is committed to teaching engaging and thorough lessons to prepare our students for high school science courses.

 

She earned a B.S. in Maritime Business from Texas A&M in Galveston and a Masters in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She was the Science Coordinator at a charter school before joining the St. Rose faculty.

Mrs. Walcik splits her time between teaching at St. Rose and teaching Triple P, a Positive Parenting Program, for our community.

 

 




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Wasik, Sally
PK4 B
Sally Wasik teaches Pre- Kindergarten at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She truly believes that being in a Pre-K classroom is one of the happiest places on earth. There is so much joy and happiness to be found in an early childhood classroom. Mrs. Wasik earned a B.A. from the University o.. Learn more.
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Wasik, Sally
PK4 B

Sally Wasik teaches Pre- Kindergarten at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. She truly believes that being in a Pre-K classroom is one of the happiest places on earth. There is so much joy and happiness to be found in an early childhood classroom.

Mrs. Wasik earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and originally obtained her teaching certification in secondary education. She has since fallen in love with Pre-K! She has taught at St. Rose for 5 years, having relocated from Florida (GO GATORS!).

When not enjoying her classroom, she can be found spending time with her amazing family.

 




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Whitefield, Diana
Second Grade - B
Diana Whitefield has taught second grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School for four years. Ms. Whitefield loves working with children and has a great passion for teaching. Ms. Whitefield earned her B.S. from Texas A & M University. A native Houstonian and a lifelong member of St. Rose .. Learn more.
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Whitefield, Diana
Second Grade - B

Diana Whitefield has taught second grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School for four years. Ms. Whitefield loves working with children and has a great passion for teaching.

Ms. Whitefield earned her B.S. from Texas A & M University. A native Houstonian and a lifelong member of St. Rose of Lima parish, Ms. Whitefield has great faith in this community. Baptized at St. Rose, and she later attended CDO (now ECC). She was the youngest of four children in her family to attend St. Rose Catholic School in elementary school, progressing on to Seton Jr. High and St. Agnes Academy.

Ms. Whitefield enjoys cooking, baking, camping, and gardening. Most importantly, she loves spending time with her daughter, Mae, and her dog, Doug.

 




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Wrobel, Dalia
Kindergarten - Aide
Dalia Wrobel is a Teacher’s Aide in Kindergarten at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, having taught here since 1986. During her time here, she has taught Spanish and tutored kids in Spanish, Technology, and been a Teacher’s Aide for three classes at one point. She has served St. Rose in the Morn.. Learn more.
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Wrobel, Dalia
Kindergarten - Aide

Dalia Wrobel is a Teacher’s Aide in Kindergarten at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, having taught here since 1986. During her time here, she has taught Spanish and tutored kids in Spanish, Technology, and been a Teacher’s Aide for three classes at one point. She has served St. Rose in the Morning, After School, and summer programs for many years.

Born in Kingsville, Texas, Mrs. Wrobel is the proud wife of Mr. Wrobel, SRL Scout Master, for 43 years. She has one daughter. Mrs. Wrobel looks most forward to the adventures yet to come at St. Rose.