Administration, Faculty & Staff

 

Mrs. Veronica Lopez – Principal      

                                                       

Northern Arizona University – Master Educational Leadership / Master Bi-lingual Multi-Cultural Studies.

Undergraduate Education – Adams State University, Alamosa, CO 

Certifications – Early Childhood Education, Reading Endorsement, English

       as a Second Language, Principal, Superintendent, K-8 Teaching –  FEMA Certified

Eucharistic Minister

Awards – Circle of Honor – Arizona

25 years in Education

 

Denelle Lococo – 8th Grade Teacher

          

Arizona State University – Bachelors of Science – Education

Northern Arizona University – Master’s Degree in Elementary Education

Certifications – AZ State Certified Teacher, Focused learning in English, SEI, FEMA Certified, Religion             Level 1 Certification

Teaches 8th Grade English, Literature and Religion

5 years in Teaching

3rd Year at St. Francis

 

Mr. T.J. Gomez – 8th Grade Teacher

Mount Angels Seminary – Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy 

                                   Bachelor of Arts – Religious Studies

Teaches Middle Grade Science

Seminarian for the diocese of Tucson

FEMA Certified

Presides at the Communion Service on Tuesday mornings at 6:30AM

Confirmation Teacher and Speaker for various Catholic Organizations and Groups

Parish Ministries include Pastoral Council, Apostolado Hispano, CANA Youth Group, Arco Iris. 

 

Mrs. Mary Kay Gossman Lead Teacher, 7th Grade Teacher        

     

Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA – Bachelors of Arts in Education

Teaches Math, Social Studies and Religion – Middle School/Jr. High

Certifications – SEI, Religion Level 2 Certification – FEMA Certified

Math Counts Sponsor

29 years at St. Francis School

41 years in Education

 

Mrs. Jennifer Casanova – 6th Grade Teacher   

                                                                                                                 

Northern Arizona University – Masters in Educational Leadership 

Bachelors in Elementary Education

Teaches Elementary all subject areas, FEMA Certified

2 year at St. Francis School

8 years in Education 

Mrs. Sherryl Gerber – 5th Grade Teacher  

                                                       

 Arizona State University – Bachelors of Arts / Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Teaches Intermediate all subjects

Certifications – Religion Level 1 Certified, SEI, Elementary Education, FEMA Certified

Graduate coursework in Reading Specialization

5 years at St. Francis School

11 years in Education

 

Mrs. Alena Ibarra – 4th Grade Teacher  

                                                       

Northern Arizona University – Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education

Teaches Intermediate all subjects

Certification- SEI, FEMA Certified

5 years at St. Francis school

5.5 years in education

 

Mrs. Theresa Whitman – 3rd Grade Teacher  

                                             

Northern Michigan University – Bachelors of Science in Education

Teaches Elementary all subject areas

Eucharistic Minister for Parish

Certifications – SEI, Religion Level I Certification, FEMA Certified

Spelling Bee Sponsor

11 years at St. Francis School

22 years in Education

 

Mrs. Debbie Martinez – 2nd Grade Teacher  

                                                             

 Northern Arizona University – Master in educational Leadership

Bachelor of Science  – Viterbo Catholic College, LaCrosse, WI

Teachers English and Literature and Religion – Middle School/Jr. High

Certifications – SEI, FIMA Certified, FEMA Certified

Awards – 1998 Yuma County Teacher of the Year

Confirmation Teacher at St. Francis Church

2 year at St. Francis School

30 years in Education

Mrs. Sarai Renteria– 1st Grade Teacher  

                                                 

NAU Yuma, – Masters in Higher Education, magna cum laude

BA Elementary Ed – Emphasis in Bilingual Education

Teaches Elementary all subject areas

1st year at St. Francis School

7 years in Education

 

Mrs. Rebecca Miknaitis – Kindergarten Teacher  

                                                        

Northern Arizona University – Bachelors in Elementary Education with Emphasis in Early Education

2 years at St. Francis School

2 year in Education

 

Mrs. Mary Slater – Librarian/Teacher      

                                                       

Arizona State University – Bachelor of Science

Post Baccalaureate – Boise State University – Teacher Credential

Arizona State University – Library Media Specialist,

Certifications – Library Media K-12, SEI, Standard Secondary Teaching Certification

       Religion Level 2 Certification, Social Studies, Distributive Education, FEMA Certified

Professional Organizations – American Library Association, International

       Reading Association,  Arizona Library Association.

Awards – Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year 1999

Year book, Read Across America Coordinator, Spelling Bee Coordinator

Parish Council Representative

School Web Page Administrator

23 years at St. Francis School

26 years in Education

 

Mrs. Yesica  Lopez – P.E./ Computer Teacher

    

Northern Arizona University – Bachelors in Education- Special Education Emphasis

Teaches All Grades Physical education and computers

FEMA Certified

Student Council Adviser

5 Years in Education

1st Year at St. Francis

 

Mrs. Jamie Weathers – Music Teacher      

                                                        

Oklahoma State University – Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education Emphasis in Music

Teaches K-8 Music

FEMA Certified

Co-sponsor – Yearbook, Christmas Program, Talent Show, Peace Choir Director

Cantor for St. Francis Church

Peace Choir Director

3 years at St. Francis School

4 years in Education

 

Miss Charlotte Luckerath - Catechism Teacher

Teaches Catechism to Middle School Students

Parish Sacristan, Eucharistic Minister

Certifications – Level 2 Religious Education, Music Certification

19 years at St. Francis School and Parish

 

Mrs. Viola Lopez – Reading Interventionist        

                                           

Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

Elementary Education, Spanish, Special Education, Reading Interventionist

Arizona State Teacher Certification

2 year at St. Francis

31 years in Education

 

Mrs. Stephanie Rundle – Kindergarten 

Western Carolina University –  Birth – Kinder Special Education Teaching Degree

FEMA Certified

1st year at St. Francis

 

Mrs. Alma Lopez - Administrative Secretary

22 years at St. Francis School

School Bookkeeper

Arts and Environment Ministry

Catholic Daughters & Altar Society

 

Mrs. Irene Frankart – Kindergarten Aide

Kindergarten Aide and Homework Club Supervisor

7 years at St. Francis

 

Mrs. Marcella Macias – Interventionist Aide

Reading Interventionist Aide

10 year at St. Francis

 

Mrs. Grace Martin – Reading Interventionist Aide

Reading Interventionist Aide

Eucharistic Minister

8 years at St. Francis

 

Mr. Ron Rodriguez – Technology Engineer

Certified IT and Computer Technician

Web Master for School Website

3 years at St. Francis School and Parish

 

Mrs. Maria Aletore - Maintenance

Rectory Housekeeper

Student Supervisor

19 years at St. Francis School and Parish

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