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.

Angela Gaynor : Dean of Faculty

Angela Gaynor

Dean of Faculty

BA - Drew University/College of Saint Elizabeth
English Literature
Elementary Education N-8
Concentration and Certifications:
Teacher of the Handicapped PreK-12
Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Ms. Gaynor joined the Saint Raphael family in 2017 as a fourth grade teacher. She has been teaching for the Diocese of Raleigh since 2010 after many years in public school education. Her educational experience includes
teaching students of all ability levels in grades preK-fifth including those identified as academically gifted. Ms. Gaynor is the mother of five children; two boys and three girls two of whom are teachers as well.

Jacob Dapolito : Dean of Students

Jacob Dapolito

Dean of Students

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.

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.

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).

Janet Pritchett : Office Coordinator

Janet Pritchett

Office Coordinator

B.S. - North Carolina State University
Business Management

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.

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 : Office Coordinator

Kara Rectenwald

Office Coordinator

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 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.

Ann Lane : Director Before & After School Care

Ann Lane

Director Before & After School Care
(919) 889-8855

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.

Teri Woods : Assistant to the Director Before & After School Care

Teri Woods

Assistant to the Director Before & After School Care

C.M.A - Coastal Training Institute
Certified Medical Assistant

Mrs. Woods has served as a teaching assistant in kindergarten at Saint Raphael Since 2012. She previously worked both at the Saint Raphael Preschool with the lunch bunch and the Saint Raphael After School program for 3 years responsible for K-3 age group. Prior to these official capacities, Mrs. Woods spent a significant amount of time volunteering at SRCS during her off time from managing a local children’s clothing store. She has spent most of her adult life working with children in one capacity or another. Mrs. Woods and her family are members at Saint Raphael Catholic Church and her daughter is an alumna, SRCS class of 2016.