Staff

Staff and Departments

Meet the St. Catherine's Team

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  • Principal Doug Sandusky I have a Masters degree from CSU, a B.A. from Metropolitan State University of Denver, a B.S. and A.S. from Westwood College of Technology, principal’s license from Lamar University, and (very nearly) an EdDCI from the University of Phoenix. My favorite moment at St. Catherine School revolves around our living stations of the cross for Lent last year. Our living stations of the cross were enacted by the school leadership team, and I was so proud to be involved in such a moving remembrance of Christ’s passion story. Our “Jesus” had told us he wanted to do a good job so his mom would be proud of him. After one of the services, an elderly parishioner approached our “Jesus,” gently touched him on the shoulder and asked for him to pray for her. He was awestruck. I was deeply touched by this student’s humility and quiet strength.

    dsandusky@stcatsden.org Principal Doug Sandusky
  • School Secretary – Laura Trujillo This is my twelve-year here at St. Catherine's. I wear many hats here but my main position is Administrative Assistant to the principal. I love St. Catherine's! My favorite part is working with the children.

    ltrujillo@stcatsden.org School Secretary – Laura Trujillo
  • Preschool Director – Mary Sanders I have both a Masters of Education in Special Education and a Masters of Education in Early Childhood from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. I also have a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the University of Tennessee. My favorite memory at St. Catherine’s is when the preschool children led the Mass.

    msanders@stcatsden.org Preschool Director – Mary Sanders
  • Preschool – Laura Rosenberger

    lrosenberger@stcatsden.org Preschool – Laura Kolenc
  • Kindergarten – Laura Kolenc I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science with a Minor in Reading from Metropolitan State University of Denver and also have my Elementary Teaching Certification. My favorite thing about St. Cats is the endless joy, love and laughter I encounter on a daily basis from students, parents and co-workers.

    lkolenc@stcatsden.org Kindergarten – Jessica Barnhart
  • First Grade – Nate Locke

    nfagan@stcatsden.org First Grade – Nicki Fagan
  • Second Grade – Susie Vigil I went to Metropolitan State University. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. I did my teacher training/ license through Regis University. I think my favorite memory was right after the first Bella Notte, when we realized we actually pulled it off and made money when no one thought we could. It was so exciting to actually see it all come together and be a success! That and the successes of all my children while at St. Catherine's.

    svigil@stcatsden.org Second Grade – Susie Vigil
  • Third Grade – Stephanie Combs I earned a BS-Elementary Education with minors in Math and Science at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. My favorite moment at St. Cat's was during the Living Stations of the Cross last year. I was caught up in the emotion and surprised myself when I started crying. It was soooo beautiful!!! It made me proud to be a part of this awesome Catholic school community.

    sbarnard@stcatsden.org Third Grade – Stephanie Barnard
  • Fourth Grade – Maria Coleman I have been teaching here at St.Catherine's for some years now in Preschool, Kindergarten and currently Fourth Grade. I have a Bachelor in Education from Auckland University, New Zealand and a Diploma in Teaching from the Auckland College of Education, New Zealand. I have many favorite moments at St Catherine's but I really enjoy seeing each 8th grade class graduate. It is a privilege to see each one grow and develop into accomplished young men and women. I always feel so proud that they are ready to make a new step, after being formed at our amazing school.

    mcoleman@stcatsden.org Fourth Grade – Maria Coleman
  • Fifth Grade – Rachel Mulligan I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BA in elementary education. My favorite memory is to see how excited the students are when they finally accomplish their goal. Also how focused and attentive they are when they are creating a project.

    rmulligan@stcatsden.org Fifth Grade – Rachel Mulligan
  • Middle School Social Studies – Jen Feldman I received my BS (Psychology) and MS Education, Counseling from San Diego State University. My favorite moment at St Catherine’s was when the kids asked me to dance with them at the school dance.

    jfeldman@stcatsden.org Middle School Social Studies – Jen Feldman
  • Middle School Math & Spanish – Lenny Rubner I received my BA from Colorado State University in 2001. I had a major in Political Science and a minor in History. I have 2 favorite moments at St. Cats. First, in 1994 I was in 8th grade and our volleyball, basketball, and baseball teams all went undefeated for a record of 88-0! My second one is as a teacher. My favorite times are when students I taught come back to visit. It makes all the long hours and challenging days as a teacher worth it.

    lrubner@stcatsden.org Middle School Math & Spanish – Lenny Rubner
  • Middle School Science & Religion – Taylor Merkel I earned my BA in psychology and a minor in religious studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. My favorite thing about St.Cats is the family environment, and the true sense of community shown by everyone in the school.

    tmerkel@stcatsden.org Middle School Science – Taylor Merkel
  • Music – Marie Thomas I received a Bachelor's Degree of Music in Music Education from the University of South Carolina in 2013, and a teaching certificate in ESL in 2014. I have taught in schools in South Carolina, Dominican Republic, and Colorado since then, teaching ESL and music. This is my first year as a PE teacher! My favorite moment at St. Catherine's is not a moment, it is every morning when we gather together as a school to start our day in prayer. I am really enjoying my first year as a Wildcat.

    mthomas@stcatsden.org Music – Marie Thomas
  • Art/Media – Tom Shugrue I have been teaching in the archdiocese for 13 years and have taught art, technology, and occasionally religion classes these past seven at Saint Catherine's. I graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado. I have masters degrees in Religious Education from St. Thomas Seminary and Multi-Media from Regis University. I have held a Professional Teachers License for over 20 years. My favorite activities are painting, travel, and teaching online classes to adults at Regis. I have three children. I love teaching our creative and imaginative young people here at Saint Catherine's!

    tshugrue@stcatsden.org Art/Media – Tom Shugrue
  • PE – Chris Tetro (Undergraduate) Emerson College, BS(Master's) Fairfield University, MA (Education). This is my first year teaching at St. Catherine. Even though the time period on campus has been short I have had many positive experiences. One of the occurrences that has repeated itself several times has been my chance run-ins with some of the school's students outside of school hours. I enjoy meeting their parents and am treated by the students with the same respect I receive during my classes.

    ctetro@stcatsden.org PE – Chris Tetro
  • Lunchroom & Before & After School Care – Marcella Montoya My name is Marcella Montoya. I have been working here at St Catherine's since Aug 2006 having multiple jobs I went to Presentation of Our Lady from K-8th. I graduated from Holy Family High School in 1992 and from Metro State College of Denver in 2000 with a degree in Behavioral Science. I have two children. My daughter Sabrina, is part of the Class of 2008 here at St Catherine's and my son, Marcos, is a part of the Class of 2015. I have volunteered in many of the events here. I have overseen the Worlds Finest Chocolate and Turkey Bingo each year. I have also been a Co Chair for our main event, Bella Notte. I love the students here. Seeing them grow into young men and women has made me want to do more and more each year that I have been here.

    mmontoya@stcatsden.org Lunchroom & AM Daycare – Marcella Montoya
  • Pastor – Father Gregoire Vidal Before entering the Community of the Beatitudes in 1983 I spent two years in college studying English and literature. Then I was sent to the French Seminary of Rome and I did my first degree in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (Italy). I did my master in theology at the Catholic Institute of Toulouse (France) 2005 and presented my PHD thesis on St Luke's writings in 2012 in the same Institute. I arrived in Denver in 2009.

    gregoire.vidal@orange.fr Pastor – Father Gregoire Vidal
  • School Chaplain – Father Nathanael Pujos

    p.nathanael@yahoo.fr School Chaplain – Father Nathanael Pujos
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