YouTube Channel: SRCSPrincipal
B.A. - West Liberty University
Elementary Education, Minor in Social Sciences
M.S. - Shenandoah University
Mr. Mihalyo has served as an educator in Catholic schools and in the public school system. After serving as the principal of Madonna High School for four years, he accepted the position of principal at Saint Raphael Catholic School in 2012.
Nicole Nesheim, Ph.D.
B.A. East Carolina University, English
Minor in Pedagogy and Human Development
M.A.T East Carolina University, Secondary English Education
Ph.D. North Carolina State University, Curriculum and Instruction
Dissertation research focused on teacher preparation, dialogic learning, and literacy
After teaching in Pender County Public Schools and Wake County Public Schools, Dr. Nesheim pursued her Ph.D. at N.C. State University. Upon completion of her program, she continued teaching for the College of Education while mentoring preservice teachers in the field. Dr. Nesheim eagerly joined the Saint Raphael family in 2016 and has loved it from the start!
Dean of Students, Social Studies TeacherJDapolito@saintraphael.org
B.A. Social Studies- Ithaca College
M.S. in Education- Elmira College
Mr. Dapolito began teaching social studies at Saint Raphael in 2011 and was confirmed at Saint Raphael in 2014. He served as athletic director from 2012-2014 and has been the Dean of Students since 2015. Mr. Dapolito has coached lacrosse, basketball, and volleyball during his time at Saint Raphael and currently teaches 7th and 8th grade social studies.
Business Services Coordinatoreboretti@saintraphael.org
B.S. - Clarion University
Mrs. Boretti worked in corporate accounting for 8 years with US Foodservice, one of the United States leading foodservice distributors. While taking time to raise her three girls, she volunteered at her children’s school and family parish, Saint Catherine of Siena (Reading, PA). and returned to the accounting field in 2013, working for The Berkshire Country Club. In June 2015, Mrs. Boretti and her family moved to Raleigh to support her husband’s work transfer. She and her family are currently parishioners at Saint Raphael Catholic Church.
B.S. - Mercyhurst University (formerly Mercyhurst College)
M.S. - University of Pittsburgh
Since receiving her masters, Mrs. Gerko has worked with children and families as a program coordinator in an adoption agency in Pittsburgh, a school-based counselor in the Cleveland, Ohio public school system, a foster care supervisor in Ohio and California, and a medical social worker in California and North Carolina. Mrs. Gerko has been at Saint Raphael Catholic School since 2016.
Ellen F. Guarente
Office of AdvancementEGuarente@saintraphael.org
B.A. - University of South Florida
Mass Communications Public Relations Specialty
Mrs. Guarente has worked in broadcasting, political and retail marketing, and compiled the first matching gift directory for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Most recently, she worked in the admissions and marketing departments for the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, now called Divine Mercy University. In June 2013, Mrs. Guarente and her family moved to Raleigh from the Washington, D.C. area.
Office of Recruitment and MarketingMMorgan@saintraphael.org
B.F.A - Virginia Commonwealth University
Communication Arts & Design
Mrs. Morgan has worked in advertising and printing in both public and private industry. After six years as an SRCS kindergarten assistant, she returned to her field in 2013 in the marketing and recruitment office. She has been a parishioner at Saint Raphael since 1999 and has two children, Sarah (Class of 2013) and Wills (Class of 2017).
B.S. - North Carolina State University
Mrs. Pritchett joined the office staff in 1998. Her oldest daughter was in the second kindergarten class at SRCS and both daughters are SRCS alumnae, classes of 2004 and 2008.
Mrs. Propes is originally from New York, where she was a secretary for Thomas J. Lipton and IBM. She has lived in North Carolina for 28 years, and she worked for the Wake County Public School System for seven years. Before that she worked from home doing medical transcription. She truly enjoys working here at Saint Raphael Catholic School!
Athletic Director, Teaching AssistantKRectenwald@saintraphael.org
B.A. - East Carolina University
M.B.A. - East Carolina University
Mrs. Rectenwald has worked as a substitute teacher and helped coach the girls' basketball and cross country teams at SRCS. In 2015, she joined the SRCS faculty as a teaching assistant. She and her family have been parishioners at Saint Raphael since 2007 and they have two daughters, Samantha (Class of 2017) and Julia (Class of 2019). Go Guardians!
Math Teacher, Technology Coordinatorpstevens@saintraphael.org
Google Certified Educator
Google Certified Administrator
Middle Grades Math Certification - NC State University
B.S. - Fordham University
Mrs. Stevens began teaching for the Diocese of Raleigh in 2007 and started teaching Saint Raphael Catholic School in 2010. Prior to becoming a teacher, she worked for Xerox Corporation for 10 years in various technology and management positions and was also a software trainer for Gateway Corporation. Mrs. Stevens made the switch to education in 2005 when she took a job on the technology team with the Chappaqua School District in Chappaqua, NY. In 2006, her family moved to Raleigh where she taught for four years at Saint Catherine of Siena in Wake Forest before coming to SRCS.
Before & After School CareCDrescher@saintraphael.org
Mrs. Drescher was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and loves all things "Buffalo" including wings and the Bills. Before directing the after school program, she worked in interior design, which is why she loves to decorate her rooms. In after school, she gets to really know the children because she often has them from kindergarten to eigeighth grade. Several of the children she has taken care of have come back to work for her. Mrs. Drescher has three daughters and five grandchildren.
Before & After School CareALane@saintraphael.org
Mrs. Lane moved here from Chicago, Illinois eight years ago to be closer to her family. She has three children that are all now living in North Carolina. Mrs. Lane is a grandmother of four beautiful children between the ages of 1 to 5 years old. Mrs. Lane has worked at after school for eight years. She has learned that working with children is her calling in life and it is what she loves to do.