Academics & Programs

Our Faculty and Staff

Leadership

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  • Dan McKenna, Head of School

    Dan McKenna is Head of School at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. Dan has been a part of the St. Gabriel’s family since 2013. Dan is passionate about helping children to develop not only their minds, but also their character.
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  • James Melone, Head of Middle School

    James Melone is St. Gabriel’s Catholic School Head of Middle School. James has been a part of the St. Gabriel’s family for five years. James believes teaching is his vocation and is honored by the opportunity to help grow our young men and women into strong individuals who are grounded in faith and compassion for others. 
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  • Colleen Lynch, Head of Lower School

    Colleen Lynch is St. Gabriel’s Catholic School Head of Lower School. Colleen has been a part of the St. Gabriel’s family since 2014 and is passionate about contributing to a mission-driven school and helping children, teachers, and families along their educational journey.
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Lower School

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  • Rosemarie Gibson, Pre-K

    Rosemarie Gibson is one of our nurturing Pre-K teachers. Rose joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 1999 and brings over 23 years of teaching experience to our community. Rose loves teaching because it feeds her soul. She loves helping children discover their world.
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  • Catherine Linehan, Pre-K

    Catherine Linehan is the Pre-K Language Arts teacher.  Catherine has been a teacher for 4 years and joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2012. Catherine chooses to dedicate her time and gifts to teaching because she loves children. She is inspired daily by the wonderful teachers she had while growing up. She is passionate about making sure that her students know that they are known and cared for each day.
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  • Yolanda McElhaney, Pre-K

    Yolanda McElhaney is St. Gabriel’s Catholic School’s Pre-K Math, Religion, and Science teacher. She joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2013. Yolanda is passionate about helping children learn, and perhaps more importantly, learning to love learning. She is inspired by watching the proverbial light bulb come on over a child’s head when they master a new skill.
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  • Dana Polk, Pre-K

    Dana Polk is one of St. Gabriel’s Catholic School’s fabulous Pre-K teachers.  She joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2015. Dana believes that the most important thing in this world are our children—they are our hope and our future. Dana is passionate about helping our youngest sabers know that each one of them is loved and cherished.
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  • Margarita Alvarez, Kindergarten

    Margarita Alvarez is one of our inspiring Kindergarten Assistants.  She joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2013 and brings four years of teaching experience to our young Sabers.  Maggie loves to teach because of the joy she experiences every day working with children.
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  • Kristen Dalton, Kindergarten

    Kristen Dalton is one of the amazing Kindergarten Assistants here at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. Kristen joined the SGCS family in 2016 and brings two years of teaching experience with her. Kristen loves to teach because she loves watching how children experience new things every day.
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  • Megan McAdams, Kindergarten

    Megan McAdams is one of St. Gabriel’s loving Kindergarten teachers. She joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2013 and brings four years of teaching experience to the community. Megan finds working with young children extremely rewarding.  She has always dedicated her heart, gifts, and time to serving others.
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  • Lisa Oggero, Kindergarten

    Lisa Oggero is a Kindergarten teacher and the Early Childhood Coordinator at St. Gabriel’s.  She joined the SGCS community in 1999 and is one of the founding teachers here. Lisa loves teaching children in a Catholic school environment and believes that God truly brought her to St. Gabriel’s. She treats each of her students like the precious child that they are, nurturing and guiding them on their journey through Kindergarten.
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  • Caity Schmeltekopf, Kindergarten

    Caity Schmeltekopf is one of the amazing Kindergarten teachers at St. Gabriel’s. Caity joined our family in 2012 and brings over 7 years of experience to our Kindergarteners. She loves to teach because she loves the energy and enthusiasm that the children share each day. Caity considers it a blessing to be a part of their days and help them with their educational journey.  Children have always had a special place in her heart, and she is very thankful for the opportunity to work with them.
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  • Stephanie Touchet, Kindergarten

    Stephanie Touchet is one of our Kindergarten Assistants, making sure each young student receives all of the individual attention he or she needs.  Stephanie joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2014 and brings with her 7 years of teaching experience.  Stephanie loves teaching because the people who have had the greatest impact on her life were all teachers. She lives to serve others through her gifts of time, talent, and treasure.
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  • Molly Bond, 1st Grade

    Molly Bond is one of the dedicated 1st Grade teachers here at St. Gabriel’s.  Molly joined the St. Gabriel’s family is 2011 and has six years of teaching under her belt.  Molly loves to teach because it allows her to make a meaningful difference each and every day in the life of a child. She believes that watching children learn is one of the most amazing experiences to witness.
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  • Kristina Grant, 1st Grade

    Kristina Grant is one of our nurturing 1st Grade teachers here at St. Gabriel’s. Kristina joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2016, and this is her ninth year teaching. Kristina loves to teach because she still wants to be just like her Kindergarten teacher (as well as her cooperating teacher for student teaching!), Mrs. McIntire.  She strives daily to show love, grace, and knowledge to her Saber students.
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  • Callie Northcutt, 1st Grade

    Callie Northcutt is one of St. Gabriel’s inspiring 1st Grade teachers. Callie joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2014, bringing with her six years of teaching experience, and a wealth of life experience. Callie chose to change careers and become a teacher because she loves to devote her time, energy, love, and wisdom to 6- and 7-year old Sabers—the greatest kids around!
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  • Michelle Estep, 2nd Grade

    Michelle Estep is one of the wonderful second grade teachers here at St. Gabriel’s. Michelle joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2009, bringing seven years of teaching experience with her.  Michelle devotes her life to teaching because she believes it is what she was made to do—she can’t imagine doing anything else. She knows that all of her experiences, education, and God-given talents have led her to this vocation, and the experience comes so naturally.
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  • Jeni Messina, 2nd Grade

    Jeni Messina is one of St. Gabriel’s nurturing 2nd Grade teachers. Jeni joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2015, bringing 13 years of teaching experience to our community.  Jeni can’t imagine doing anything other than being a teacher.  She believes teaching is a gift from God.
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  • Gena Pass, 2nd Grade

    Gena Pass is one of the inspiring 2nd Grade teachers here at St. Gabriel’s. Gena joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2014, and brings 11 years of teaching to our community.  Gena loves to teach because she loves inspiring others to love God and to love learning.
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  • Alicia Estrello, 3rd Grade

    Alicia Estrello is our 3rd Grade Language Arts teacher. Alicia joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2008 and brings 39 years of teaching experience and wisdom to the community. Alicia has devoted so much of her life and time to teaching because she loves helping children grow and learn.
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  • Kathryn Meyeres, 3rd Grade

    Kathryn Meyeres is St. Gabriel’s 3rd Grade Science and Social Studies teacher.  Kathryn joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2014, bringing with her 8 years of teaching experience. Kathryn loves teaching because she believes that learning is fun and we must all continue to learn throughout our lives. She loves to show students that all subjects are intertwined, important, and relevant.  Kathryn loves watching the metaphorical light bulb turn on over the students’ heads when they understand a new concept for the first time.
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  • Pam Stokes, 3rd Grade

    Pam Stokes is the 3rd Grade Math teacher here at St. Gabriel’s.  She joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2009, bringing with her 39 years of teaching experience. Pam has devoted so much of her life and love to teaching because she loves working with children—teaching them kindness, love, and respect.
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  • Amanda Clingen, 4th Grade

    Amanda Clingen is St. Gabriel’s 4th Grade Math teacher.  Amanda joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2016 and brings five years of teaching experience to our community.  Amanda loves teaching because she loves being in a profession where she gets to continuously learning alongside her students.
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  • Cindy Miller, 4th Grade

    Cindy Miller is the English/Language Arts teacher for the 4th Grade at St. Gabriel’s.  She joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2005, bringing with her 27 years of teaching experience. Cindy loves to teach our older Lower School students because she is honored by the opportunity to guide our students in their educational journey.
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  • Stefanie Nguyen, 4th Grade

    Stefanie Nguyen is the St. Gabriel’s 4th Grade Science and Social Studies teacher. Stefanie joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2016, bringing with her 13 years of teaching experience and expertise.  Stefanie loves to teach because she loves being part of a child's life and watching them grow and learn.  Teaching gives her purpose knowing that she can make a difference in each child’s life.
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Middle School

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  • Monica Agostini, 5th Grade Language Arts

    Monica Agostini is St. Gabriel’s 5th Grade Language Arts teacher. She joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2011 and brings 21 years of teaching experience to the community. Monica loves to teach because she loves seeing the “Aha! Moments” that children experience every day!
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  • Claire Breaux, 7th Grade Religion

    Claire is the 7th Grade Religion teacher at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. Claire joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2013, bringing with her 8 years of teaching experience. Claire loves to teach because she loves having a job where she can inspire young people and share her Catholic faith.
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  • Sarah Glenn, 6th and 7th Grade Language Arts

    Sarah Glenn is the 6th and 7th Grade Language Arts teacher at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School.  Sarah joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2016, bringing with her 15 years of teaching experience.  Sarah loves to teach because she wants to be just like one of the few, amazing teachers who inspired her when she was a student and pass along the value of kindness her mother showed her growing up.
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  • Susan Hall, 5th Grade Math

    Susan Hall teaches Math, Advisory, Extensions, and Study Hall for the youngest Middle School students here at St. Gabriel’s.  Susan joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2015 and brings 25 years of experience to the community. Susan loves teaching because each year is a new learning experience for all involved—she learns just as much from her students as she teaches them.  Susan knows in her heart that she has truly been called to make a difference in the lives of the children she teaches.
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  • Diana Hobbs, 8th Grade Algebra

    Diana Hobbs is the 8th Grade Algebra teacher at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. Diana joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2015 bringing with her 23 years of teaching experience. Diana loves to teach because every day, her life has purpose and she makes a real difference. She loves to help her students to see the beauty and the value in themselves, and find the strength and confidence to journey down the path they have created. Diana believes that teachers have many precious opportunities to build a student’s self-concept, help shape a dream, provide redirection, and impart knowledge and wisdom. Having these opportunities and acting on them is what she values most about being a teacher. It’s not a job, it’s a purpose for living.
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  • Sophie Hong, Mandarin Chinese

    Sophie Hong is the Middle School Mandarin Chinese teacher at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. Sophie joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2014, bringing with her 10 years of teaching experience. Sophie loves to teach because it is so enjoyable to her that she feels like it isn’t work at all.
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  • Randy Judycki, 5th and 6th Grade Science

    Randy Judycki is a 5th and 6th grade Science teacher here at St. Gabriel’s. He joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2015 bringing 31 years of teaching experience with him. Randy loves to teach because he enjoys watching that internal light go on when a student understands a concept and make the connection in Science.
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  • Thomas Marino, 5th and 6th Grade Social Studies

    Thomas Marino is a 5th and 6th Grade Social Studies teacher here at St. Gabriel’s. He joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2014, bringing with him 8 years of teaching experience. Thomas loves to teach because he is a lifelong learner and wants to motivate students to have the same passion for learning.
     
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  • Teresa Pione, Spanish

    Teresa Pione is the Middle School Spanish teacher for St. Gabriel’s. Teresa also organizes the service learning projects and outings for our students. She joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2009, bringing with her 10 years of teaching experience. Teresa loves to teach because she loves being able to share both her Catholic faith and her passion for the Spanish language and cultures with her students.
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  • Mike Scallon, 7th and 8th Grade Science and Robotics

    Mike Scallon is the 7th and 8th Grade Science and Robotics teacher at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. Mike joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 200, bringing with him over 25 years of teaching experience. Mike loves to teach because he believes that teaching is his calling.
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  • Ella Marie Unruh, 5th and 6th Grade Religion

    Ella Marie Unruh is a 5th and 6th Grade Religion teacher at St. Gabriel’s. She joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2013, bringing with her 3 years of teaching experience. Ella Marie loves to teach because she has always had a deep connection and love for children, even when she was a child.  She appreciates their youth, innocence, brilliance, and beauty.  She feels blessed every day surrounded by young people who are ready to learn and eager to grow. Ella Marie believes our students are a direct reflection of God’s Agape Love.
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  • Martin Wiggins, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies, Student Council, and Yearbook

    Martin Wiggins is the 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. He also administers the student council and oversees the yearbook production.  Marty joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 1999 (the School’s opening year), bringing with him 41 years of teaching experience. Marty loves to teach because he loves making a difference in the lives of students.
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School-Wide Teachers

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  • Jacqui Glenn,Kindergarten–8th Grade Learning Specialist

    Jacqui Glenn is the K–8th Learning Specialist at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. Jacqui joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2014, bringing with her 18 years of teaching experience. Jacqui loves to teach because she believes that education is the most powerful tool we have to change the world. She enjoys being part of the process of empowering children to do great things.
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  • Brenda Kurta, Pre-K 3–2nd Grade Physical Education

    Brenda Kurta is the Pre-K 3–2nd Grade Physical Education teacher at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. She joined the St. Gabriel’s family in 2016, which was her first year teaching, although she coached for four years before that. Brenda loves to teach because she loves working with children, teaching them new games that tap into their athletic capabilities, while having fun at the same time.
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Staff Members

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St. Gabriel's Catholic School

2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin, TX 78735
Phone 512-327-7755 
Fax 512-327-4334

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  • Excellence.

  • Leadership.

St. Gabriel's Catholic School is an Independent Catholic school in Austin TX, educating children in preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school.