Faculty and Staff

The St. Rafael family is composed of dedicated individuals who nurture, love and work to support the growth of our students and families. We welcome you to contact us via email or by calling our main office so that an office team member can identify the best opportunity for our staff to connect with you.

Meet Our Family of Teachers & Staff

Elizabeth Aviles, Principal

Amanda Opgenorth, Academic Dean

Mark Andrade, Dean of Operations

Diana Medina, Office Manager

Ana Rios, Administrative Assistant

Martha Tellez, Admissions Officer

Janice Tickner, K4 Teacher

Maria Villarreal, K5 Teacher

Mandeep Kaur, First Grade Teacher

Marinel Pobre, Second Grade Teacher

Deanna Pittman, Third Grade Teacher

Matt Sturm, Third Grade Teacher

Lauren Bushmaker, Fourth Grade Teacher

Ignacio Baeza, Fifth Grade Teacher

Daniel Peerenboom, Fifth Grade Teacher

Crystal Brinkman, Sixth Grade Teacher

Jason Myers, Sixth Grade Teacher

Aira De Dios, Seventh Grade Teacher

Ana Barayoga, Seventh Grade Teacher

Margert Fritz, Eighth Grade Teacher

Patrick Wengelewski, Eighth Grade Teacher

Lisa Mathewson, Art Teacher

Jason Goldsmith, Music Teacher

David Shepard, P.E. Teacher

Beverly Laske, Educational Assistant 

Alondra Chavez, Educational Assistant 

Mariana Asat, Educational Assistant 

Dave Pangallo, School Counselor