Winifred Reilly : Middle School Dean & Language Arts Teacher

Winifred Reilly

Middle School Dean & Language Arts Teacher

B.S. - Villanova University
Business Administration
M. A. T. - The College of New Jersey

Mrs. Reilly originally joined the Saint Raphael staff in 2003 and taught here for 4 years. After moving back to Pennsylvania, where she taught middle school, she happily returned to Raleigh and Saint Raphael as a teacher and parishioner in 2012. Professionally, she is a member of The International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Joseph Whitmore : Principal

Joseph Whitmore


Virginia Tech, B.S. Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise
Virginia Tech, B.S. Psychology
University of Virginia, M.Ed. Administration and Supervision

As a product of Catholic education, Mr. Whitmore values the importance of spiritual, social, emotional, and physical formation of students. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Mr. Whitmore taught at Saint Pius X Catholic School in Norfolk, VA and Saint Bridget Catholic School in Richmond, VA. In 2015, he began his administrative journey as principal at Saint Joseph Catholic School in Petersburg, VA. In all of these experiences, he has enjoyed working with individuals who support and promote Catholic education. Outside of his role as principal, Mr. Whitmore enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

Jacob Dapolito :  Assistant Principal

Jacob Dapolito

Assistant Principal

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, taught 7th and 8th grade social studies and was the Dean of Students since 2015. Mr. Dapolito has coached lacrosse, basketball, and volleyball during his time at Saint Raphael and is currently the Assistant Principal.

Erin Boretti : Business Services Coordinator

Erin Boretti

Business Services Coordinator

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.

Leo Emata : Nurse

Leo Emata


Erin Lutskus, MA, LCMHC : School Counselor

Erin Lutskus, MA, LCMHC

School Counselor

B.A. Psychology - University of Delaware
Minor in Women's Studies
M.A. Counseling Psychology - Georgian Court University
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

Mrs. Lutskus is originally from New Jersey and has been a Licensed Counselor for over 15 years. She has experience in a variety of settings: schools, private practice, inpatient hospitals, crisis/mobile response, juvenile detention and in home/community therapy. Mrs. Lutskus moved to North Carolina in 2017 with her husband and 2 children, Ian (class of 2023) and Camille (class of 2026). Mrs. Lutskus is also the product of a Catholic school education and understands the emphasis on academics, promoting Catholic values, fostering healthy social relationships and creating a supportive environment for the students.

Mary Morgan : Office of Recruitment and Marketing

Mary Morgan

Office of Recruitment and Marketing

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).

Regina Propes : Administrative Assistant

Regina Propes

Administrative Assistant

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!

Kara Rectenwald : Registrar

Kara Rectenwald


B.A. - East Carolina University
English Literature
M.B.A. - East Carolina University

Mrs. Rectenwald worked in sales and logistics before becoming the Athletic Director and a Teaching Assistant at St. Raphael in 2015. She took over the role of registrar and office coordinator in 2019. She and her family have been parishioners of St. Raphael since 2007 and they have two daughters, Samantha (Class of 2017) and Julia (Class of 2019). Go Guardians!

Patricia Stevens : IT Administrator

Patricia Stevens

IT Administrator

Google Certified Educator
Google Certified Administrator
Middle Grades Math Certification - NC State University
B.S. - Fordham University -Computer Science

Mrs. Stevens began teaching for the Diocese of Raleigh in 2007 and joined Saint Raphael Catholic School in 2010. Mrs. Stevens has taught middle school math, technology and has been a technology coach for teachers. In 2019, Mrs Stevens became the IT Administrator. 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. After settling in, she taught for four years at Saint Catherine of Siena in Wake Forest.