I am Mary Frances Haluska, originally from Pennsylvania. I’ve been at St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School ever since and just love it. Before moving to Pittsburgh, I taught first grade for seventeen years and second grade for three years in St. Louis, Missouri. I have been teaching science since 2002 after receiving my Bachelor Degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education. in Elementary Education. However, God changed my plans for the better and set me on the path to teaching, and I received a B.S. This 2020-2021 school year marks my third year of teaching, but I have also been teaching at the AZ Science Center for the last 4 years as part of their summer camp program. Contact Us. I am the lead teacher in the 4 year old half-day morning and afternoon program. I have been assisting as well as teaching preschool at St. Thomas Aquinas since 2013. During my non-teaching time, I love to spend time with my family. I began working in Catholic Schools in 1991. Overall, the love the students have for Jesus Christ and their Catholic faith is the best part of working at a Catholic school! My husband and I moved to Arizona in 2015 from Colorado where I taught for over 30 years in second through eighth grade. Annual St. Thomas Aquinas School Basketball Tournament, 5th Grade - Lang. So thankful to be a part of this community! I am a product of Catholic Schools, beginning with my early years at Queen of Apostles School in San Jose, and high school at Archbishop Mitty, also in San Jose. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Our family has been a part of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church since 2002. 3.5K likes. He met and married Edna Legan from Bridgewater, and they were married right here in 1973. Hello my name is Lynn Dunn. Closed once a month Thurs 10:30-12 for staff meeting. Blackboard Web Community Manager Privacy Policy (Updated). Las estafas por correo electrónico y mensajes de texto han resurgido . I am originally from the Bay Area in Northern California and came to Arizona to attend Northern Arizona University. I have two granddaughters at STA in KG and 1st. My name Ms. Payton Cadien, and I am so excited to be joining you and the St. Thomas Aquinas community! I have been fortunate enough to be a teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas since 2004. I attended Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!) I am married and have two sons; Jake, who is studying Construction Management at ASU, and Max, who will be a junior at SJPII in the fall. Speech Therapist – Eleanor Jackson. Administrative Assistant I was given the opportunity of 12 years of Catholic education growing up in Wisconsin. Dear St Thomas’ Parent/ Carer, We would like to know more about the Health and Well-being of our young people at this challenging time. I’ve lived in Arizona and have been a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas since moving here with my parents in 1992. denglerr@stthomas-aquinas.com, Yvonne Williamson Rachael Dengler  I enjoy teaching at a Catholic School because I believe it is important to remember that God is the Master and Creator of all things, past and present. My hobbies include reading, baking, learning how to knit, and anything that has to do with Disney. Ten years later, I began teaching at my two daughters’ Catholic school. I am blessed to be able to share my faith and the Word of God with the students and love preparing my third graders for the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and helping them reach their full potential academically and spiritually. I have taught both general music and choir in Arizona and Utah and assisted with music ministry at several parishes throughout the valley. 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Mrs. Cynthia SchellerPrincipalcscheller@stacc.net, Ms. Mary Frances HaluskaSenior Education Specialistmhaluska@stacc.net, Mr. Dan KerestesDirector of Finance and HRdkerestes@stacc.net, Mrs. Margy Eroh Administrative Assistantmeroh@stacc.net, Mrs. Lindsey Alvarado, RN, BSNNurselalvarado@stacc.net, Mrs. Sandra FriedmanLibrary/Front Officesfriedman@stacc.net, Mrs. Pam NashHealth/Physical Education/ADpnash@stacc.net, Mr. Todd ParentTechnologytparent@stacc.net, Mrs. Lisa WisehartMusiclwisehart@stacc.net, Mrs. Nichole De Battista8th Grade; MS Sciencendebattista@stacc.net, Mrs. Lizeth Segoviano8th Grade; 5th/6th Mathlsegoviano@stacc.net, Mrs. Gabriela Dávila7th Grade; MS Religiongdavila@stacc.net, Mrs. Alex Pieper7th Grade; MS Social Studiesapieper@stacc.net, Ms. Julie Seiz6th Grade; MS English & Literaturejseiz@stacc.net, Mrs. Kelly Klinger5th Gradekklinger@stacc.net, Ms. Rachel Rohrer4th Graderrohrer@stacc.net, Mrs. Jennifer Lombardo3rd Gradejlombardo@stacc.net, Mrs. Julie Frink3rd Gradejfrink@stacc.net, Mrs. Allison Dotson2nd Gradeadotson@stacc.net, Mrs. Leslie Munson2nd Gradelmunson@stacc.net, Ms. Payton Caiden1st Gradepcaiden@stacc.net, Mrs. Stacy Amicarelli1st Gradesamicarelli@stacc.net, Mrs. Hilda TrujilloKindergartenhtrujillo@stacc.net, Mrs. Karin GotoKindergartenkgoto@stacc.net, Mrs. Kristen NighKindergarten Aideknigh@stacc.net, Mrs. Kelly MintenPreschoolkminten@stacc.net, Mrs. Jolanta PuskarczykPreschooljpuskarczyk@stacc.net, Ms. Veronica HernandezPreschoolvhernandez@stacc.net, Mrs. Angela BrownPreschool Aideabrown@stacc.net, 13720 West Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ 85392, Phone: (623) 935-0945 | Fax: (623) 565-5944. I received my B.S. I have been teaching young children for 18 years. By word and example, we teach our students to model Christ's message of love. There I earned my undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I am an Arizona native, am married, have 2 wonderful children and 1 beautiful grandson. I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership as well as a Principal’s certification. and my Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University in 2006 (Go, ‘Lopes!). It’s my third year at St. Thomas Aquinas – Go Wildcats! The best part of working at STA is teaching the future of our church how to become closer to Jesus, and the best little people that they can be. I have a son named Kolbe who is 1 year old. I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community. I was thrilled to teach at St. Thomas Aquinas. I am Mrs. Allison Dotson and I feel blessed to be a part of the Second Grade team here at STA. Just a little bit about me: I was born and raised in Phoenix where I attended St. Louis the King Catholic School and Xavier College Preparatory High School. 7-8, Ryan Fritz - Social Studies Teacher Grades 6, 7, 8, Joan Driggs - Religion Gr. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Sociology and minor in Chemistry. My nursing career has been spent mainly hospital based, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Urgent Care. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana University Bloomington and a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University South Bend. My oldest son is also an Archbishop Mitty Alumni. I am looking forward to a great year ahead! williamsony@stthomas-aquinas.com, Kindergarten – Allison Wood – wooda@stthomas-aquinas.com, Kindergarten TA – Christina Cook – cookc@stthomas-aquinas.com, 1st Grade – Molly Hanna – hannam@stthomas-aquinas.com, 1st Grade TA – Maria Yankovic – yankovicm@stthomas-aquinas.com, 2nd Grade – Donna Pippins – pippinsd@stthomas-aquinas.com, 3rd Grade – Cassandra Sherman – shermanc@stthomas-aquinas.com, 4th & 5th Grade  – Kelly Whipple – whipplek@stthomas-aquinas.com, 4th & 5th Grade – Tali Merdler – merdlert@stthomas-aquinas.com, Middle School ELA – Katherine Mooren – moorenk@stthomas-aquinas.com, Middle School ELA – Erin Dziak – dziake@stthomas-aquinas.com, Middle School Math – Matthew Natal – natalm@stthomas-aquinas.com, Middle School Social Studies – Scott Wylie – wylies@stthomas-aquinas.com, Middle School Science – Matthew Cook – cookm@stthomas-aquinas.com, Middle School Religion & Music – Michelle Kuch – kuchm@stthomas-aquinas.com, Physical Education – Monique Boykins – boykinsm@stthomas-aquinas.com, Library – Christina Mills – millsc@stthomas-aquinas.com, STEM – James Putney – jputney@megincorp.com, Art – Hilary Escobar – escobarh@stthomas-aquinas.com, Intervention Specialist – Carla Campanella – campanellac@stthomas-aquinas.com, Office & Teacher Assistant – Tonya Maze – mazet@stthomas-aquinas.com, Assistant Superintendent – Christian Dallavis, Enrollment & Recruitment Coordinator – Portia Gadson – portia.gadson@partnershipcle.org, 9101 Superior Avenue,