Cathedral School of Saint Mary is blessed with an outstanding faculty. The faculty and staff of Cathedral School of Saint Mary educate the whole student – mind, body, and spirit – each and every day.
Ms. Alison Aguilera- Pre-K 3
Ms. Aguilera is the lead PK 3 teacher at Cathedral School of Saint Mary. She comes to us from St. John Neumann Preschool. Before that, she spent many years working in accounting for a non-profit organization as well as for a local city council member. She attended UTSA and Austin Community College. Ms. Aguilera has a long history with Cathedral School. She herself is a graduate of the CSSM class of 2000. When she is not working hard to shape the minds of tomorrow's leaders, Ms. Aguilera enjoys fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Katie Teitelman- Pre-K 4
Mrs. Teitelman graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in English. She has worked in the early childhood field for 16 years with children ages 6 weeks-13 years. In that time she taught preschool and Pre-k classes. She was also an administrator for 6 years at Country Home Learning Center in San Antonio. Mrs. Teitelman is married and I has two sons ages 8 & 2 years. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, doing arts and crafts, watching movies, and teaching art workshops during the holidays and summer vacation.
Mrs. Joann Haddad Pre-K 4 Teacher Assistant
Mrs. Haddad is an Early Childhood Paraprofessional at Cathedral School of Saint Mary. She is the most veteran teacher at CSSM with thirty years in the classroom. Her former students are now the parents of current students! Like many teachers at CSSM, Mrs. Haddad was also educated in Catholic schools. Mrs. Haddad came to Austin from Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Hunter College of the City University of New York. She was hired to teach at Cathedral School by former principal and current Advanced Math teacher, Brother Joseph, CSC. She moved to Austin and later convinced her entire family to move to Austin too. She is blessed with a sweet husband and daughter. In her spare time, Mrs. Haddad enjoys knitting, sewing, baking, and volunteering at Zach Scott Theatre
Mrs. Joy Huebel
Mrs. Huebel is the PreK 4 teacher at the Cathedral School of Saint Mary. She has 37 years of experience in education. She graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education for grades 1-8 and a Master’s degree in Administration. She is also licensed by the state of Texas to teach Kindergarten and Elementary Speech. Mrs. Huebel has taught several different grade levels in her career, teaching the longest in Kindergarten for eight years. She taught in Orange, Texas and in Pflugerville for a total of thirteen years. Mrs. Huebel served as an elementary principal for 14 years in Pflugerville ISD. She retired in 2009 and has been an educational consultant for Region 13 Service Center for the last five years. Upon attending the 2014 Gala for the Cathedral School Mrs. Huebel was so impressed with the school that she felt a calling to go back to where her career began which was in the classroom teaching young children. Mrs. Huebel and her family have been members of Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church since moving to Austin in 1988. Mrs. Huebel is married and has a daughter and a son who both live in Austin. She enjoys reading, baking, sewing, and painting in her spare time.
Mrs. Liz Haisler, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
Mrs. Haisler decided to follow the passion of education that has been exhibited by her husband and daughter, after her previous experience working in corporate and serving the elderly in an assisted-living center. Mrs. Haisler attended Park University in Austin. Her hobbies include fishing, kayaking, and being with family, especially her nine grandchildren.
Ms. Katie Crandall 1st Grade
Ms. Crandall is delighted to be the 1st grade teacher at CSSM. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Geography with Honors from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. During college she was a tutor and a peer mentor. After graduation, she moved to New York City and joined a convent to discern her vocation. She discerned God was calling her back to Texas, and she took a position as the manager of a local Catholic non-profit that ministers to young women in crisis pregnancy situations. She then became an English tutor for students preparing to take the SAT/ACT. While doing this, she decided she wanted to devote her life to education, so she earned her EC-6 teaching certification through Texas Teachers. When she is not in the classroom, Ms. Crandall enjoys reading novels and poetry, going to Alamo Drafthouse, cuddling with her sweet kitty, swimming at Barton Springs, or playing soccer with her friends.
Dcn. Christopher Schroeder 2nd Grade
Deacon Schroeder is the 2nd grade teacher at Cathedral School of Saint Mary. He has been teaching at CSSM for eighteen years. He attended The University of South Dakota and received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Dcn. Schroeder has had numerous and varied teaching opportunities in Tanzania, East Africa and Bronx, New York. He has a Master’s degree in Divinity from the Maryknoll School of Theology and was a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in 1977 in India. As a child, he attended St. Agnes Catholic School in Vermillion, South Dakota. While teaching at CSSM, he was ordained deacon in 2007. Dcn. Schroeder and his wife Maragwa have been blessed with two children; both are graduates of Cathedral School of Saint Mary! He enjoys reading, music, sports, traveling with his family, learning new languages, and experiencing different cultures.
Mr. Donald Boyles 3rd Grade
r. Boyles is the 3rd grade teacher at Cathedral School of Saint Mary. He is one of six children and attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Boyles came to CSSM after spending six years teaching in Austin ISD. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University. He received his teaching certification from ITeach Texas in 2004.
Mr. Boyles oversees after-care for Cathedral School. In his spare time, he enjoys sitting in the sun, fishing, and watching University of Texas baseball games. He and his wife have been married for over 25 years! They have two children and one grandchild.
Mr. Mark Garcia 4th grade
Mr. Garcia is the 4th grade teacher at Cathedral School of St. Mary. He is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico where most of his family still resides. He decided to follow his passion for education after being inspired by many great teachers in his life. He graduated with a BA from the University of Notre Dame and is currently in his first year as a member of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education. He values Catholic education because of its mission to develop not only the mind, but the heart as well. Additionally, he is the school director for the PSIA team. In his spare time, he enjoys playing board games, reading the Harry Potter books, playing tennis, and being around his friends and family. He is blessed with his incredible 4th grade students, they spend their time in the classroom learning. laughing, and loving God.
Mrs. Molly Street 5th grade
Mrs. Katherine Coonan 6th-8th Grade Science
Mrs. Street is the 5th grade teacher at Cathedral School of Saint Mary. This will be her first year teaching at CSSM. She will also be coaching volleyball at CSSM…go Eagles! She recently moved to Austin from Indiana where she was born and raised. Mrs. Street is a devout Catholic and is looking forward to sharing in her faith with her students. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in science from Indiana University. Mrs. Street is a passionate teacher who is devoted to fostering a safe and prosperous learning environment for all students. She enjoys integrating technology, music, movement, and nature into all subject areas whenever possible. In her free time, she enjoys running, baking, reading, and playing volleyball. Mrs. Street feels very excited to join the CSSM community and is looking forward to the many blessings ahead!
Mrs. Coonan is the 6th - 8th grade Science teacher at Cathedral School of Saint Mary. This is her third year at the Cathedral School of Saint Mary. She has Bachelor Degrees in both Geology and Geological Engineering, as well as a Master Degree in Geological Engineering. Mrs. Coonan earned her teaching certification through the UTeach Natural Sciences certification program here at the University of Texas – Austin. She loves to travel and spend time with her husband of 30 years, Steve, and their three grown sons, Dan, Tim, and Adam, who attended St. Louis Catholic School here in Austin for 16 years. During those years she enjoyed coordinating Science Fairs and volunteering for the Parent-Teacher Organization and the School Board. Now she feels twice-blessed as she is welcomed into the Cathedral School of Saint Mary community!
Mrs. Julie Sigety 6th-8th grade Mathematics
Mrs. Sigety received her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics with Distinction from the University of Illinois, where she received her training for teacher certification in 4-12 Mathematics, 4-8 Science, 9-12 Physics, and English as a Second Language. Mrs. Sigety Strives to incorporate the use of technology appropriately and meaningfully in the classroom and is excited to be a part of CSSM's one-to-one blended learning environment. Mrs. Sigety and her husband moved to Austin in 2011 and enjoy biking, watching football, and catching a new movie at the theater.
Ms. Marina Alcantar 6th- 8th grade Language Arts firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Alcantar is the 6th-8th grade English Language Arts teacher at the Cathedral School of St, Mary. Ms.A earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a certification in both elementary and special education, as well as a Master's in
Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Reading and English from the University of Texas at El Paso. Ms. A is also certified to teach Advanced Placement English and Gifted and Talented students. She is a seasoned veteran of public schools and has worked at the elementary, high school, and early college high school ( dual-credit) levels. Prior to coming to Cathedral School of Saint Mary, Ms. A was as an English Instructional Coach, assisting teachers in the classroom. Ms. A enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to all the types of music Austin had to offer.
Mrs. Catherine Jarmon 6th - 8th Religion & Social Studies
Mrs. Catherine Jarmon is the Middle School Social Studies and Religion teacher at Cathedral School of Saint Mary. Mrs. Jarmon received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religious Studies from Saint Edward’s University in Austin and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Education from Purdue University. Prior to starting her teaching career, she worked as a fundraising consultant for political campaigns and non-profit organizations. Not only did Mrs. Jarmon attend Cathedral School, but her mother and her 7 aunts and uncles did as well. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Jarmon is also the Cheerleading coach. She is married to one of Cathedral School’s favorite volunteers, Mr. Jake Jarmon. The Jarmons live in Niederwald, Texas, with their adorable baby girl Joyce.
Mr. Quinn Bobek - Athletic Director, P.E. & Health Teacher, Technology Teacher
Coach Quinn Bobek is the Athletic Director, Physical Education teacher, and Technology teacher at Cathedral School of Saint Mary. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Purdue University in 2002. Soon after graduating, Coach Bobek moved to Seattle and worked as an outside salesman. After moving to Austin in 2010 however, he followed his passion to teach. He was hired in 2011 and is going on his third year at Cathedral School. His favorite role is coaching the flag football, volleyball, basketball, and soccer teams. He lives in Austin with his wife Alissa and their baby girl, Vera. Quinn enjoys spending time with his family, dining out in Austin, playing golf and basketball as well as being outdoors as much as possible.
Mrs. Peggy Hall Art Teacher
Mrs. Hall comes to us with 35 years experience in education. She retired in 2010 from Pflugerville ISD. She previously taught for Brunswick City Schools, Brunswick, Ohio and Del Valle ISD, Del Valle, Texas. Although she was a classroom teacher most of her career, the last thirteen years she taught K -5 Art. Because her known formal education began at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Edinburg, Texas, upon retirement she felt a strong calling to get involved in Catholic education. She began subbing at CSSM and then was hired as an art teacher and paraprofessional in Early Childhood classes.
Brother Joseph Harris- Advanced Math
Brother Joseph is the Advanced Math teacher for 5th-8th grades. Brother Joseph, a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, received his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Edward’s University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut. He has taught in middle schools, elementary schools and is presently teaching Math for Liberal Arts Students and Mathematics for Elementary teachers at St. Edward’s University. During the late 1970’s and until 1985, Brother Joseph taught and then became principal of Cathedral School of Saint Mary.
Ms. Dianna Suarez - Spanish
Mrs. Sheree Naquin- Music Teacher & Honor Choir Director
Sheree Naquin is delighted to be part of the Cathedral School of Saint Mary as music teacher where she can share her love for God through music, one of His greatest gifts. Mrs. Naquin brings over 25 years experience as a professional musician, piano teacher and music educator. She is a Summa cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University with additional studies in piano performance and music education at the University of Louisiana, Lamar University, and Southern Methodist University. With a history of significant community involvement, she has served as a dedicated staff piano accompanist in the church setting and has been a director or accompanist for graded, youth or adult choirs for over 30 years. Additionally, Sheree has been an active piano accompanist for school choirs, theater productions, and U.I.L. She has composed commissioned works for area choral festivals, orchestrated choral accompaniments and directed a 75-member children's community choir.
Mrs. Naquin's overall tenet for the music curriculum at CSSM is to help each student better understand how music relates to history, to society, and to culture by fostering continued interest in the universal language of music. With a focus on music literacy, she has initiated a music technology lab with guided tutorials, giving students expanded practice on theoretical skills as well as creative activities such as composing.
Mrs. Jody Gigliotti- Skill builder/Librarian
Mrs. Gigliotti, an animated storyteller, Librarian, Title Representative, and Skill Builder teacher shares her love of literature and the joy of reading with students of CSSM. Jody felt the calling to teach while researching schools for her children. Wanting to be the best mother she could be, she chose to major in Early Childhood Development. When her youngest entered Kindergarten, Jody went back to school to earn her teaching credential. When her children, now ages 22 and 19, were of preschool age, she taught preschool, and then followed them onto the elementary campus of their Catholic school where she taught Kindergarten, 4th grade, elementary/ middle school faith formation and high school confirmation courses. When her children moved on to high school, Jody moved to middle school where she spent three very busy, happy years teaching Environmental Studies, Earth and Life Science, 8th grade Math, Texas History, World Geography, Spanish I, Cotillion and Cheer. She has always believed learning should be a fun, challenging and memorable experience for teachers and students of all ages. She feels blessed to be a part of the CSSM family and work with all classes, PreK3-8th grade. When not on campus, you may spot Jody practicing yoga at Zilker Park, dancing in various studios around town, jogging around Lady Bird Lake, exploring Austin’s many trails, or Urban Hiking Downtown.