limbMichelle brings a wealth of experience to St. Raphael School as principal. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Education and Spanish from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, she came to Santa Barbara in 1996 as a bilingual teacher for Peabody Charter School. During her 13 years at Peabody Charter School, she was also a Physical Education Teacher, a Master Teacher, a Tutoring Coordinator and a Technology Leader. Having her sights set on being a principal, Michelle returned to school and in 2005, graduated with a Master of Arts in Education and then attained her Administrative Credential. In 2009, Michelle was hired as the Principal for St. Anthony's School in Oxnard. With her up-to-date expertise of technology being one of her multiple strengths, she was able to increase enrollment at St. Anthony's School for the first time in eight years. Michelle was attracted to St. Raphael School for its "academic rigor, family atmosphere, wonderful parish community, beautiful campus, and endless possibilities to educate the whole child."

Michelle can be easily found on the playground at St. Raphael School during lunch periods or in her office, which is always open. If she's not on campus, it is most likely after-hours and she is "attempting" her newly-found enjoyment of paddle boarding. Michelle is an avid athlete with basketball and softball as her competitive sports. You may even find Michelle teaching a Spinning class at your local gym.  In 2014, she was inducted into the Saint Mary's College Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

Edna Santos, Preschool Director

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Karen Froelicher, KinderKlasse

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Mrs. Froelicher specialiezes in Early Childhood Education.  She serves as the Religious Education Director at St. Raphael Parish but is excited to be back in the classroom in the KinderKlasse classroom.  Karen enjoys speding time with her two daughters.   

 

Vanessa Ceriale, Kindergarten

cerialeVanessa Ceriale joins St. Raphael School after teaching kindergarten for three years at St. Athanasius School in North Long Beach.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, with a minor and concentration in Spanish from Loyola Marymount University.  Vanessa continued at LMU as a member of Partners of Los Angeles Catholic Education (PLACE Corps), earning her Masters in Child and Adolescent Literacy.  

 

Aana Rivlin, 1st Grade

rivlinMy name is Aana Rivlin and I went to St. Raphael Elementary School. From there I went on to Bishop Diego High School and then attended Westmont College where I received my BA in Liberal Studies. After Westmont, I attended Antioch University where I received my teaching credential and Master of Arts in Education. This is my first year teaching first grade at St. Raphael School and I love it! I also love cooking, hanging out with friends, going to sporting events, and running!

 

 

Brittany Collet, 2nd Grade

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Ms. Collet graduatied from Franciscan University of Stubenville with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhod Education.  She taught at St. Piux X Catholic Schoolin Aurora, CO and is happy to be back in California close to family and friends.  

 

Cady Haskell, 3rd Grade

Haskell Ms. CadyMs. Cady Haskell grew up in Santa Barbara and attended San Marcos High school. Throughout high school she enjoyed playing softball and cheering on the schools cheerleading team. She furthered her education by receiving her bachelor’s degree at San Francisco State University and then finishing her teaching credential at Chapman University.

She enjoys spending her free time in the sun at the beach and watching her younger brother play football in the fall and baseball in the spring. Her favorite times are spent with family eating good food.

 

 

Diane McClenathen, 4th Grade

mcclenathen-1Mrs. McClenathen loves teaching at St. Raphael School. A graduate of UCSB, she earned her credential from Antioch University in Santa Barbara. Mrs. McClenathen enjoys outdoor activities such as running, bike riding, camping and water skiing/wake boarding. She often travels with her husband and two sons during the summer. During the summer of 2008, Mrs. McClenathen traveled through China just before the Olympics. Mrs. McClenathen hopes to create a learning environment to help each and every student feel successful. Each student is blessed with many gifts. In her class she encourages them to share their gifts and be the best that they can be. Mrs. McClenathen feels very blessed to be teaching in a warm and supportive environment such as St. Raphael School.

 

 

Fiona Gosney, 5th Grade

Gosney Mrs. FionaMrs. Gosney comes to us from the public schools.  She has a great love for learning and teaching.  Fiona has four children and enjoys speding time with her family.  

 

Terri Breton, 6th Grade

breton-1Ms. Breton loves teaching at St. Raphael School. She attended California State University, Northridge, to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, the University of Phoenix to earn a Teaching Credential and M.A. degree in Education, and is currently enrolled at SBCC to earn certification in the Media Arts Technology Program for Graphic Design and Photography. Ms. Breton enjoys outdoor sports and activities such as hiking, camping, and whitewater rafting. On her time off, Ms. Breton likes to travel to the east coast to visit family members and explore foreign countries. She is looking forward to her son’s graduation from DPHS this summer, and sending him off to college. Ms. Breton feels very blessed to be teaching at such a great school!

 

 

Dr. Julio Tellez, 7th Grade

Tellez Dr. JulioDr. Tellez received his Doctorate in Education from Loyola Marymount University.  He has continued is education through the Universiy of Notre Dame where he recently completed his Administrative Servies Cerdential and a Masters of Arts in Education Administration.  Dr. Tellez enjoys spending time with his wife and children. 

 

Joni Galvan, 8th Grade

galvanMy name is Joni Galvan and this is my 25th year teaching 8th grade at St. Raphael School. Also, I am an alumni of St. Raphael School. One of my sons was at St. Raphael School for 11 years and now is an alumni too. My second son has been here since he was three years old, going on nine years here. I guess like mother, like sons. My first son is now following in my footsteps at Bishop Diego High School. I love teaching at St. Raphael School where there is a feeling that we are all one big happy family.... it is beautiful! Family, and everything associated with it, are NUMBER ONE for me. I have a Multiple Subject teaching credential and a Supplementary Teaching credential in Mathematics. I LOVE MATH! After grade school at St. Raphael School, I went to Bishop Diego High School and played volleyball, basketball and softball. I began my college schooling at Westmont, (on a volleyball scholarship), then went to SBCC to play basketball and volleyball, as well as finish my undergraduate studies. Then I went to Beauty College and I have my Cosmetology degree. I worked in Salons and went back to night school to finish my B.A. and my credential at the same time. I graduated from Long Beach State and have been teaching ever since. I LOVE IT! My interests are my children, my husband, extended family, volleyball and I am a fanatic about SNOOPY and the PEANUTS GANG!

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Mrs. Abate

    

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Mrs. Biskner

    

    Courtney Ms. Cindy

Mrs. Courtney

 Advanced Math Learning Specialist Algebra and Geometry

Ontjes Ms. Kristen

Miss Ontjes

 

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Mrs. Delgadillo

 

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Mrs. Froelicher

Instructional Assistant  Preschool Assistant Instructional Assistant

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Mrs. Johnson

 

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Ms. Kelsey

 

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Mrs. Parrino

 Learning Specialist Student Support  Spanish Teacher

Almazan Mr. Jorge

Mr. Almazan

 

Rico Mr. Abrahan

Mr. Rico

 

Crombie Mrs. Michele

Mrs. Crombie

 Custodian  PE Teacher Registrar

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Mrs. Schiferl

 

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Mrs. Switzer

  
 Administrative Assistant  Preschool Assistant