I am Pam Nash and I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I studied at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where I originally began studying Neuroscience while on the Pre-Med track. He met and married Edna Legan from Bridgewater, and they were married right here in 1973. 7-8, Ryan Fritz - Social Studies Teacher Grades 6, 7, 8, Joan Driggs - Religion Gr. My name is Stacy Amicarelli and I am thrilled to be teaching 1st Grade at St. Thomas Aquinas. I was lucky enough to teach at Queen of Apostles and watch my own children thrive there. I love watching my boys play sports and spending time with my family. STAC chats is a bi-weekly virtual fireside chat available on podcasts and video with a business leader, entrepreneur, or influential thought leader sharing their insights on a relevant topic. STA is part of the Partnership Schools network. Tel: (604) 987-4431 Email: office@aquinas.org 541 West Keith Road North Vancouver, BC V7M 1M5 Food Service – Mary Davis. I received my B.S. I have been teaching at Saint Thomas since 2016, teaching in 4th grade and now 5th and 6th grade math. My name is Leslie Munson and I have been teaching at St. Thomas Aquinas since the fall of 2012. Prior to teaching at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, I taught Freshman Biology, upper level Forensic Science, and AP Biology at the high school. I have been teaching young children for 18 years. It is wonderful to see our students being an active part of the Mass by lectoring, singing, serving, and bringing up the gifts. I love how Catholic education allows me to share my faith with our young children. Las estafas por correo electrónico y mensajes de texto han resurgido . I have been fortunate enough to be a teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas since 2004. So thankful to be a part of this community! I am Julie Frink and I joined the staff of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School as a third-grade teacher in July of 2016. Copyright © 2020, St Thomas Aquinas. 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I enjoy infusing our faith into each day with my students, helping them learn to give God both praise and any worries in their lives, teaching them how to pray, and guiding them during their preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. It made me realize how much I missed teaching full time so I decided to return. I worked with adolescents in the behavioral health field and worked in foster care licensing before returning to become a nurse. I began the first eight years of my career in a Catholic school, and it is so good to be back where I belong! My family and I have been part of STA since the opening of the school in 2002. I was born in New York City and raised in Ecuador. While teaching, I have coached volleyball, basketball, and track & field, and I have been an athletic director for five years. I have been teaching since 2000 and have been blessed to be part of the STA family since 2006. My name is Jennifer Lombardo and I teach third grade at STA. I have been blessed to teach in Catholic schools for thirty two years. Before we were even officially here, we chose St. Thomas Aquinas as our parish, so being able to teach here means the world to me! I look forward to working with you and your amazing children throughout the school year. MORE . K-8, Adrienne Wilson - Librarian and Technology Classes Gr. Closed: Sat- Sun We welcome your call or email to any member of our parish staff. Speech Therapist – Eleanor Jackson. I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Closed once a month Thurs 10:30-12 for staff meeting. Hello everyone! My name is Kelly Klinger and I am a fifth grade teacher here at Saint Thomas Aquinas. I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership as well as a Principal’s certification. I taught in the Glendale Elementary School District for six years, before taking a few years to stay home and begin a family. My daughter graduated from Xavier College Preparatory, Class of 2019, and now attends The College of Wooster. 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 was raised in West Phoenix and am a graduate of Xavier College Prep. My name is Jolanta Puskarczyk. I was thrilled to teach at St. Thomas Aquinas. I have been involved with Catholic education since 1986 when I began teaching Confirmation classes and helping with High School Youth Groups in Arizona. My husband and I moved to Arizona in 2015 from Colorado where I taught for over 30 years in second through eighth grade. Outside of work, I like to swim, make crafts and spend time with my family. 8 & French Gr. Contact Us. Before moving to Goodyear, I taught third and fourth grade as well as third-sixth grade religion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. United by the Holy Spirit, our Morning Prayer routine ensures that I start every day on the right foot. This will be my 21st year teaching in Phoenix and my 7th year teaching in the Catholic diocese. Hi, my name is Alejandra Pieper. I began my teaching career in 2005. I’ve been at Saint Thomas Aquinas since 2015. I come from a very loving and amazing family. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville in 2004. During my non-teaching time, I love to spend time with my family. After earning my Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources from Arizona State University, I started working in the Training Department at AT&T. Hello! Copyright © 2002-2020 Blackboard, Inc. All rights reserved. My name is Emma Grassi and I teach Art at St Thomas Aquinas. I have been teaching science since 2002 after receiving my Bachelor Degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education. My name is Lisa Wisehart and I am an Arizona native. I began the first eight years of my career in a Catholic school, and it is so good to be back where I belong! I graduated from Arizona State University with a double major in Music and Italian. He is most grateful to Cardinal Seán and Father Bill for allowing him to return. Last year included a long term position in 4th Grade. My family and I just moved from Anthem where we were attending Annunciation Catholic School. I am Julie Frink and I joined the staff of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School as a third-grade teacher in July of 2016. I received my Bachelor's in Child Development at California State University Chico and I completed my Credential and Master's Degree at Santa Clara University. My family and I recently moved here from San Jose, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have two granddaughters at STA in KG and 1st. My name is Gabriela Dávila. I am always grateful to be a part of the amazing community at St Thomas! However, God changed my plans for the better and set me on the path to teaching, and I received a B.S. We are Gathered, Transformed, and Sent in our Catholic faith. A few years later, in 2007, I earned my Master’s degree in elementary education from Plymouth State University. We are so excited to become part of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community!