Faculty & Staff

Administration

Patricia Ramirez

Patricia Ramirez

Principal

pramirez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 124

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Patricia Ramirez

Patricia Ramirez

Mrs. Ramirez is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and is a distinguished graduate of St. Mary’s University where she received her Master’s degree in Catholic School Leadership.

Mrs. Ramirez has been a certified educator for over 20 years with 10 years of administrative experience, and has been blessed to serve 18 of those years right here at St. Anthony Catholic School. She has seen the school grow in faith and numbers. Mrs. Ramirez is privileged to serve as St. Anthony’s principal and has made it her mission to uphold the Catholic values and high academic standards established by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1907, while meeting the needs of 21st century learners

Rita Rodriguez

Rita Rodriguez

Assistant Principal

rrodriguez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 132

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Rita Rodriguez

Rita Rodriguez

Rita Rodriguez received both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Education (Special Education) from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has been a part of the St. Anthony community since 2007. Mrs. Rodriguez loves the students who attend the school; they are amazing children who bring joy to her life on a daily basis.

Emily Scott

Emily Scott

Accounting Manager

escott@stanthonysa.org

ext. 301

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Emily Scott

Emily Scott

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Karen Gonzalez

Karen Gonzalez

Administrative Assistant

kgonzalez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 120

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Karen Gonzalez

Karen Gonzalez

Karen Gonzalez attended San Antonio College and Sul Ross State University. Ms. Gonzalez loves going to work each morning because of the school’s close-knit family environment. She believes the combination of academic excellence and the familial feel that St. Anthony encompasses makes it a unique educational environment.

Maria Morrell, RN

Maria Morrell, RN

Athletic Director/School Nurse

mmorrell@stanthonysa.org

ext. 122

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Maria Morrell, RN

Maria Morrell, RN

Ms. Morrell is a graduate of Abilene Christian University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. As a registered nurse, Ms. Morrell has worked in hospital environments but loves being able to work in a Catholic school where she can meet both the children’s spiritual and physical needs.

Mary Benavidez

Mary Benavidez

School Counselor

mbenavidez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 312

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Mary Benavidez

Mary Benavidez

Mrs. Benavidez attended St. Mary's University and Our Lady of the Lake University. She has a BA in education with minors in Reading and Special Education and a MA in Counseling. While this is Mrs. Benavidez' first year with St. Anthony as the school counselor, she has 30 years experience counseling in the public school system. Mrs. Benavidez has also been part of the St. Anthony community as a parent since 2005 when her son started here in Pre-K until he graduated in 2016. She feels St. Anthony is a blessed place that provides wonderful opportunities for growth for children and is very excited to be able to work here and be part of that wonderful tradition.

 



 


Early Childhood

Diana Manson

Diana Manson

PK2 Teacher

dmanson@stanthonysa.org

ext. 145

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Diana Manson

Diana Manson

Diana Manson holds an Associate in Applied Science (Child Development). She has extensive experience as a pre-school teacher and experience as a director of a child care center. Ms. Manson loves that the St. Anthony community is made up of very special people who help create a loving, learning environment for all! It is her hope that her teaching brings a sense of joy and discovery on the journey of learning with her students.

Stephanie Mata

Stephanie Mata

PK3 Teacher

smata@stanthonysa.org

ext. 145

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Stephanie Mata

Stephanie Mata

 

Stephanie Mata is a graduate from St. Edward's University. She also received a M.A in Communication from University of the Incarnate Word. Mrs. Mata attended The University of Texas at San Antonio to acquire her teacher certification. Mrs. Mata believes the pride of the community and the administration, faculty and staff is what makes St. Anthony such a special school.

 

Hermelinda Salcedo

Hermelinda Salcedo

PK3 Teacher

lsalcedo@stanthonysa.org

ext. 123

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Hermelinda Salcedo

Hermelinda Salcedo

 

Mrs. Salcedo is a Degreed, certified TESOL Instructor and starting her 16th year in education & 1st year in the KRP Program. She has served as ESL Teacher/Academy President at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac and preschool lead teacher at the Pineapple School.


 

 

Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Martinez

PK4 Teacher

jmartinez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 131

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Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Martinez

 

Jennifer Martinez has been part of the St. Anthony community since 1996. She is a graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word and received her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education from Texas A&M University, Kingsville. Mrs. Martinez is also St. Anthony’s 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. St. Anthony Catholic School is Mrs. Martinez’ second home. She knows that she can go to work and see hundreds of smiling, happy faces because it is such a loving, nurturing environment.

 

Joanna Suarez

Joanna Suarez

PK4 Teacher

jsuarez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 166

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Joanna Suarez

Joanna Suarez

Joanna Suarez majored in Psychology at the Universidad del Valle de Mexico in Mexico City. She has a graduate degree in Montessori education. Before moving to the United States, she taught at a Montessori school in Mexico for six years. For the past 7 years, she has been a member of the St. Anthony Catholic School faculty, where she proudly serves as a Spanish teacher. She is mother of two alumni, Bjorn and Luka.

 



Marissa Figueroa

Marissa Figueroa

K5 Teacher

mfigueroa@stanthonysa.org

ext. 163

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Marissa Figueroa

Marissa Figueroa

 

Marissa Figueroa is a St. Mary’s University graduate and received her teacher certification from Texas A&M Kingsville. She has both public and private school teaching experience. St. Anthony has always felt like home to Mrs. Figueroa. While she never attended the school, both her younger sisters graduated from St. Anthony Catholic School and her own three boys attend the school. Mrs. Figueroa loves the location, community, and rich traditions of the school.

 

Joselyn Garrastazu

Joselyn Garrastazu

K5 Teacher

jgarrastazu@stanthonysa.org

ext. 164

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Joselyn Garrastazu

Joselyn Garrastazu

Ms. Garrastazu graduated from the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. She also has a M.A. in Elementary Education from John Hopkins University, Maryland. She has taught in public school in Maryland and has San Antonio Catholic school teaching experience. Ms. Garrastazu believes that St. Anthony Catholic School is a wonderful community for her and her son; she days the students’ energy and inquisitiveness inspire her to make them successful.

Delores Butler

Delores Butler

KRP Assistant

dbutler@stanthonysa.org

ext. 166

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Delores Butler

Delores Butler

Delores attended Southern Illinois University, Delta State Jr. College and Our Lady of the Lake University majoring in Math. Ms. Butler enjoys working at St. Anthony Catholic School because the education the school provides sets the bar for learning. She believes the school ignites a love for learning in children at a young age, so it will follow them throughout their lives.

Maria Camarillo

Maria Camarillo

KRP Assistant

mcamarillo@stanthonysa.org

ext. 123

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Maria Camarillo

Maria Camarillo

 

My name is Maria Camarillo, I have been with the KRP program at St. Anthony for 14 years. I am a 2000 graduate of CareerU. as a medical assistant. I am married and have two sons and five cats. I like gardening and doing puzzles. I love coming to work and I love the students who attend the school. The children bring joy to my life on a daily basis.




Kariana Leija

Kariana Leija

KRP Assistant

kleija@stanthonysa.org

ext. 145

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Kariana Leija

Kariana Leija

Kariana Leija is an aspiring teacher, she has been at St. Anthony Catholic School for four years working as a substitute and after school care. Her enthusiasm for teaching students even drives her to lead campers who attend St. Anthony's summer camps. Ms. Leija has a strong passion for the creative education of her students, and she aims to provide the most exceptional enviroment for learning.



Karen Martinez

Karen Martinez

KRP Assistant

kmartinez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 131

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Karen Martinez

Karen Martinez

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Cynthia Pruneda-Milland

Cynthia Pruneda-Milland

KRP Assistant

cpruneda@stanthonysa.org

ext. 145

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Cynthia Pruneda-Milland

Cynthia Pruneda-Milland

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Elementary

Cynthia Montoya

Cynthia Montoya

1st Grade Teacher

cmontoya@stanthonysa.org

ext. 154

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Cynthia Montoya

Cynthia Montoya

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Carole Moncada

Carole Moncada

1st Grade Assistant

cmoncada@stanthonysa.org

ext. 159

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Carole Moncada

Carole Moncada

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Jeannette Myers

Jeannette Myers

1st Grade Teacher

jmyers@stanthonysa.org

ext. 159

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Jeannette Myers

Jeannette Myers

Mrs. Myers is a graduate of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico in Mexico City where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in marketing. In 2013, while at Fort Hood, TX, she discovered a passion for teaching and acquired her Texas teaching certification with an emphasis in bilingual education. Over the years she has developed her teaching skills through experience with the Killeen Independent School District, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) in Vilseck, Germany and most recently with the San Antonio Independent School District. She’s married and has two beautiful children, Vincent and Sophia!

 

Melissa Niebla

Melissa Niebla

2nd Grade Teacher

mniebla@stanthonysa.org

ext. 140

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Melissa Niebla

Melissa Niebla

 

Melissa Niebla is beginning her 16th year in early childhood education.She is a certified EC-4 grade educator.She served on the St. Anthony Catholic School board for two years.She is a proud product of Catholic education having attended St. Leo’s Catholic School, Incarnate Word High School, and graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University. Mrs. Niebla is married and has two children that attend St. Anthony as well.In her free time she enjoys music, dancing, exercising, reading and having fun with family and friends.

 

 

 


Diane Smith

Diane Smith

2nd Grade Teacher

dsmith@stanthonysa.org

ext. 156

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Diane Smith

Diane Smith

Ms. Smith graduated from Central Michigan University and The University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and teacher certification. It is a joy for Ms. Smith to teach at St. Anthony Catholic School – she has been teaching at St. Anthony for 22 years! She believes that St. Anthony Catholic School provides a well-rounded education for all students with an emphasis on following in Jesus’ footsteps.

Dena Thomas

Dena Thomas

3rd Grade Teacher

dthomas@stanthonysa.org

ext. 138

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Dena Thomas

Dena Thomas

Mrs. Thomas is a University of Texas San Antonio graduate. As a certified teacher, she has a variety of rich teaching experience in both the private and public schools. The sense of community is what Mrs. Thomas loves about SACS. She values the teachers and staff as they are always supporting each other and each child, to bring out the best in everyone. Mrs. Tomas appreciates the parents because they are supportive and always ready to help where needed.


Monica Smith

Monica Smith

3rd Grade Teacher

msmith@stanthonysa.org

ext. 143

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Monica Smith

Monica Smith

Mrs. Smith is a graduate of Texas A&M International University and earned a Bachelor of Science Bilingual EC-4th in 2005. She has Catholic school experience in Laredo and San Antonio. She continues her love of teaching at St. Anthony Catholic School. She believes the SACS staff is amazing and extremely dedicated to helping not only each other but also the students. She loves that St. Anthony students are always helpful and loving.

 

Mary Lopez

Mary Lopez

4th Grade Teacher

mlopez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 160

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Mary Lopez

Mary Lopez

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LaFaye Duren

LaFaye Duren

5th Grade Teacher- LA/Rdg/SS

lduren@stanthonysa.org

ext. 160

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LaFaye Duren

LaFaye Duren

Mrs. Duren is a University of the Incarnate Word and Our Lady of the Lake University graduate. She has over 30 years of both private and public school experience and has received many awards during her teaching career. She has been a part of the St. Anthony community since 2008. Mrs. Duren is honored to be part of a faculty committed to educating a diverse student body in the Catholic faith, Christian values, and academic excellence.

Stephanie Sanchez

Stephanie Sanchez

5th Grade Math/Sci/Rel

ssanchez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 135

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Stephanie Sanchez

Stephanie Sanchez

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Middle School

Andrew Eubanks

Andrew Eubanks

Middle School Dean, MS Latin/Classical Heritage Teacher

aeubanks@stanthonysa.org

ext. 310

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Andrew Eubanks

Andrew Eubanks

 

Andrew Eubanks graduated from Hendrix College and received a M.Div. from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He was an adjunct professor at Riverside Theology University in New York City and is currently an adjunct professor at The University of the Incarnate Word. Mr. Eubanks loves the school because he truly enjoys working with the other teachers, the staff and the students – he says the students are witty, intelligent, and always full of questions, which makes teaching them a fun experience.

 

Julieta Raymundo-Almayda

Julieta Raymundo-Almayda

MS Mathematics Teacher

jalmayda@stanthonysa.org

ext. 306

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Julieta Raymundo-Almayda

Julieta Raymundo-Almayda

Mrs. Almayda is a certified teacher who graduated from the Philippine Normal University. She has worked as a mathematics teacher in the Philippines, Kansas, Maryland, and the San Antonio Archdiocese. Mrs. Almayda has received several awards in the Philippines and Baltimore City Public School District for her work with Mathematics.

Lourdes Addicks

Lourdes Addicks

6th-8th Spanish Teacher

laddicks@stanthonysa.org

ext. 313

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Lourdes Addicks

Lourdes Addicks

 

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Nora Brand

Nora Brand

MS Science Teacher

nbrand@stanthonysa.org

ext. 305

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Nora Brand

Nora Brand

 

Nora Brand graduated from Jacksonville College with a B.A. and M.A. in Life Sciences in Education. She also has an M.S. in Biology from Liberty University. She has taught at the Christian School at Castle Hills and Central Catholic High School. This is her 30th year of teaching. She loves the community feel of St. Anthony Catholic School.

 

Leticia Gonzalez

Leticia Gonzalez

MS Religion Teacher

lmgonzalez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 311

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Leticia Gonzalez

Leticia Gonzalez

Mrs. Gonzalez is a proud graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University. She has been teaching at St. Anthony Catholic School since 2007 and has been an educator in the Catholic schools for 22 years.

She loves that St. Anthony Catholic School is driven by love, and it can be seen and felt through the work of teachers and staff, students, and parents. Mrs. Gonzalez loves that everyone knows and respects one another and feels that the school is a big family.

Susan McGuire

Susan McGuire

MS Language Arts Teacher

smcguire@stanthonysa.org

ext. 308

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Susan McGuire

Susan McGuire

Mrs. McGuire is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English. She completed her teacher certification through Fayetteville State University. She has taught in several states, including Arizona, Florida and North Carolina. She is thrilled to be at St. Anthony Catholic School and to be able to share her faith with the students. She is very impressed by their desire to make the world a better place and by the way they are able to effectively and passionately communicate their ideas.

 


Harold Verkamp

Harold Verkamp

MS History Teacher

hverkamp@stanthonysa.org

ext. 307

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Harold Verkamp

Harold Verkamp

Mr. Verkamp is a certified teacher and graduate of The University of Texas San Antonio. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in History in 1998. Mr. Verkamp has teaching experience at the Ramstein American School in Germany. Mr. Verkamp loves this school because of its open and welcoming atmosphere. From the students to the parents, teachers, and administration, everyone works together to achieve the same goal.

Carlos Flores

Carlos Flores

6th-8th PE Coach

cflores@stanthonysa.org

ext. 170

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Carlos Flores

Carlos Flores

 

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Christine Thomas

Christine Thomas

MS Art Teacher

cthomas@stanthonysa.org

ext. 314

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Christine Thomas

Christine Thomas

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Rusty Morrell

Rusty Morrell

Technology Director, Technology Teacher

rmorrell@stanthonysa.org

ext. 304

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Rusty Morrell

Rusty Morrell

 

A graduate of Trinity University, Mr. Morrell formed and operated his own graphic design business for nearly ten years. This practical experience provides him with a unique perspective, insight and passion to teach technology elective courses. Mr. Morrell is currently in his tenth year at St. Anthony Catholic School serving as the Technology Director and technology teacher for the middle school. Mr. Morrell loves the students' interest in technology classes and the creativity that he sees in them every day.

 

Specials/Enrichment

Natalie Lopez

Natalie Lopez

Technology Teacher/Library Manager

nlopez@stanthonysa.org

ext. 127

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Natalie Lopez

Natalie Lopez

 

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Teri Sonnen

Teri Sonnen

Resource Teacher

tsonnen@stanthonysa.org

ext. 154

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Teri Sonnen

Teri Sonnen

Ms. Sonnen is a St. Mary’s University graduate and received her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has her certification in Interdisciplinary Reading and certified as a Reading Specialist. She has been teaching at St. Anthony Catholic School since 1997! She enjoys working with students in all grades. Ms. Sonnen loves the school’s rich history, culture, tradition and community.



Teresa Gray

Teresa Gray

Music Teacher

tgray@stanthonysa.org

ext. 129

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Teresa Gray

Teresa Gray

Mrs. Gray is excited to be joining the enrichment team at St. Anthony Catholic School. A native of Dumfries, Virginia, she moved to Texas after graduating from Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music (now Shenandoah University) with a degree in Music Therapy.

She has had the pleasure of working with children in a variety of settings including working as a music therapist at Lufkin State School in Lufkin, Texas, and Ector County ISD in Odessa, Texas. Upon moving to San Antonio in 1997, she served for 10 years as the Children’s Choirs Coordinator at University United Methodist Church. In 2002, Mrs. Gray joined the faculty of St. Thomas Episcopal School where she was the music specialist for all students from 2 years of age through elementary.

Mrs. Gray holds a Texas Music Teaching Certification for Early Childhood – 12th grade, Level 1 Orff Certification, and is also a Music Together Certified Teacher.


 


Antonio Walker

Antonio Walker

Physical Education Teacher

awalker@stanthonysa.org

ext. 170

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Antonio Walker

Antonio Walker

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Staff

Juan Garcia

Juan Garcia

Facilities Manager

jgarcia@stanthonysa.org

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Juan Garcia

Juan Garcia

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Refugio Llanas

Refugio Llanas

Facilities Assistant

jllanas@stanthonysa.org

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Refugio Llanas

Refugio Llanas

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