Administration, Faculty & Staff

Mrs. Veronica Lopez – Principal

Northern Arizona University – Masters in Educational Leadership

Masters Degree in Bi-lingual Multi-Cultural Studies.

Undergraduate Education – Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

Certifications – Early Childhood Education Certification, Reading Endorsement, English as a Second Language Certification, Principal Certification, Superintendent Certification, K-8 Teaching –  FEMA Certified, Religion Level 1 Certified, Heartsaver First Aid/CPR AED Certified

Eucharistic Minister, Christmas Program Coordinator

Awards – Circle of Honor – Arizona

31 years in Education and Administrative Leadership Education

Jennifer Casanova – 8th Grade Teacher

Northern Arizona University – Masters in Educational Leadership 

Bachelor of Elementary Education with Emphasis in Psychology

Teaches Language Arts and English –  Middle Grades/Jr. High

Spelling Bee Coordinator 

Arizona State Teacher Certified, SEI Certification,  FEMA Certified, Religion Level 1 Certified, First Aid/CPR AED Certified

9 year at St. Francis School

15 years in Education

Mrs.  Victoria Navarrete –  7th Grade Teacher

Arizona State University – Bachelors in Education with Emphasis in Math

Teaches Math and social Studies – Middle Grades/Jr. High

Arizona State Certified in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Math, First Aide/CPR AED Certified

7th Grade Teacher – Teaches 6,7,8 Math and Social Studies

3 Years at St. Francis

8 Years in Education

Ms. MariAnn Slater – 6th Grade Teacher

Northern Arizona University  – Bachelors of Science – Biology/Environmental Science – Graduated Cum laude.

Northern Arizona University – Currently enrolled in Educational Leadership Masters Degree Program

Science Fair Coordinator

Teaches  Science and Religion – Middle Grades/Jr. High (6, 7, 8)

2 Year at St. Francis

Sr. Maria Goretti Scandaliato, OSF– 5th Grade Teacher

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family – Bachelor of Science in Education, with Concentration in English Language Arts 

Standard Elementary Certified – MC-EA, Advanced Certification as Catechist, First Aid/CPR AED Certified. 

Teaches Math and Religion -4th and 5th Grade Students / Writing

Summa Cum Laude, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities 

English Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta)

Parish Ministries – Lector, Commentator, Eucharistic Minister, 

13 Years in Education

1st Years at St. Francis

Ms. Yesica Lopez – 4th Grade Teacher

Northern Arizona University – Bachelor of Science in Special Education

Teaches 4th and 5th Grade Language Arts, Wildcat Reading Coach

Certifications – Arizona State Teaching Certificate,  SEI Certification, FEMA Certified, Religion Level 1 Certified, First Aide/CPR AED Certified

Student Council Adviser – Spanish Interpreter

15 Years in Education

8 Years at St. Francis  

Mrs. Stephanie Rundle – 3rd Grade Teacher

Western Carolina University – Bachelor of Science in Regular and Special Education Birth through Kindergarten

Currently enrolled in Master of Curriculum and Instruction at Grand Canyon University

Teaches Elementary all subject areas

Certifications – Arizona State Teacher Certified, SEI Certification, First Aid/CPR AED Certified , Religion Level 1 Certified

Developed the Early Childhood Education Program and Preschool at St. Francis in 2016.

4 years at St. Francis School

10.5  years in Education

Mrs. Rebecca Miknaitis – 2nd Grade Teacher

Northern Arizona University Bachelors of Arts and Sciences, Elementary Education

SEI Certified, Early Childhood Endorsement, First Aid/CPR AED Certified

Teaches First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 

5 Years in Education

2 Years at St. Francis

Miss Ana Zazueta– 1st Grade Teacher

Northern Arizona University -Bachelor of Education

Certified Elementary Education State of Arizona,

Level 1 Religious Education Certified

First Aide/CPR Certified

Parish Affiliation – Immaculate Heart of Mary, English Arcoiris Youth Ministry

17 Years in Education

5 Years at St. Francis

Mrs. Eva Torres – Kindergarten

University of Arizona – Bachelor of Science in Literacy, Learning and Leadership with and emphasis in Math and Spanish

Currently enrolled in Masters of Secondary Math in Education at Grand Canyon University

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certified

Arcoiris – Past Adviser at St. John Neumann

5 Years at St. Francis

5 Years in Education

Ms. Erika Garcia – Pre Kindergarten

University of Arizona – Bachelor of Science Degree – Family Studies and Human Development
 
Arizona Western College Associate of Arts Degree AA – Family Studies
 
Certifications – SEI Certification, Heartsaver First Aid/CPR AED Certified, Religion Level 1 Certified
 
5 years teaching
 
5 years teaching at St. Francis School

Mrs. Mary Slater – Librarian/Teacher

Arizona State University – Bachelor of Science,  Library Media Specialist, Commercial Recreation Business,

Post Baccalaureate – Boise State University – Teaching Credential – Business, Social Studies, Language Arts

Certifications – Library Media K-12, SEI, Standard Secondary Teaching Certification, Religion Level 1 Certification, Social Studies, Distributive Education, FEMA Certified, First Aid CPR AED Certified

Read Across America Coordinator, First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Teacher, Parish Council Representative, School Advisory Representative, School Web Page Administrator, Book Fair Coordinator

29 years at St. Francis School

32 years in Education

Mr.  Everett McKinney – Computer Teacher and School Computer Tech

Attended Graceland University and Arizona Western College

Computer Technician St. Francis School

Kofa High School Varsity Football Coach / Catch and Go Football Coach

Boys Basketball Coach

Teaches Computers grades K-8

5 Years in Education

3 Year at St. Francis

Mrs. Alena Ibarra – Primary Grade Instructional Coach

Northern Arizona University – Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Instructional Coach Elementary Education all subjects Primary Grades

Early Childhood Education Emphasis

Certification- SEI Certification, FEMA Certified, Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certified

Eucharistic Minister

12 years at St. Francis school

11 years in education

Mrs. Theresa Whitman – Instructional Aide – Jr. High

Northern Michigan University – Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education,  Minor in Library Science

Teacher of the Year St. Francis School 2011

Eucharistic Minister, Level 1 Religious Certification, ENDOW

SEI Certified, First Aide CPR Certified, FEMA Certified

28 Years in Education

18 Years at St. Francis

Mrs. Viola Lopez – Reading Interventionist

Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

Elementary Education, Spanish, Special Education, Reading Interventionist

Arizona State Teacher Certification

8 year at St. Francis

38 years in Education

Mr. Oscar Chavez – P.E./Music

Teaches Physical Education/Music – Grades K-8

Music Ministry, St. Francis Church &  Immaculate Conception Church

First Aid/CPR Certification

Athletic Director, St. Francis School

– Years in Education

1st Year at St. Francis

Ms. Ariday Monge – Pre Kindergarten Instructional Aide

Arizona Western College – Associates of Arts Psychology/Sociology
 
Pre-K Aide
 
AWC Deans List, Highest Academic Distinction
 
1st Year at St Francis

Mrs. Alma Lopez – Administrative Secretary

28 years at St. Francis School

School Bookkeeper & Public Relations

Marketing and Scholarship Account Manager

Arts and Environment Ministry, Eucharistic Minister

Catholic Daughters & Altar Society

Mrs. Stella Ochoa – Secretary/Registrar

10 Years in Education 

Bilingual English/Spanish

Student Supervisor

Student and Staff Support

Mrs. Irene Frankart – 1st Grade Instructional Aide

First Grade Reading Aide

Summer Bible School for St. Francis Parish, Read Across America Co-Chair

14 years at St. Francis

Mrs. Joleen Munoz  – Kindergarten Instructional Aide

Attended Northern Arizona University / Arizona Western College – Associates Degree

Taught High School English grades 9-12

SEI Certified 

K- 6 Grade Teachers  Aide

14 Years in Education

2 Years at St. Francis School

Mrs. Silvia Lackey – Reading Interventionist Aide

University of Phoenix – Bachelor of Science in Human Services 

Reading Interventionist Aide 

Eucharistic Minister

First Aide/CPR Certified

4 Years at St. Francis

Sr. Mary Beth Kornely – Office

Silver Lake College – Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education & Math

Student Financial aid Director at Silver Lake College

Parish Ministries at Several Parishes

Teaches Primary Grades

45 Years in Education

Mr. Ron Rodriguez – Technology Engineer

Certified IT and Computer Technician

Web Master for School Website

9 years at St. Francis School and Parish

Miss Ashley Taylor – Advanced Math Teacher

Currently studying at Arizona Western college/Northern Arizona University for a Bachelors in Elementary Education Degree

First Aide/ CPR Certified

Parish Ministries – Young Adult Arcoiris, Confirmation, CANA Retreat Team

4 Years at St. Francis

Mrs. Maria Aletore – Maintenance

Rectory Housekeeper

Student Supervisor

26 years at St. Francis School and Parish