B.A. - Texas Tech University
M.S. - Troy University
Human Resources Management
Master of Education - Barton College
Mrs. Davis is originally from Buffalo, NY, but mostly grew up in Fort Worth, TX. After graduating from college, she enlisted in the US Navy to travel the world and to seek adventure. It is there that she met her husband, Greg, and together they now have four children. Mrs. Davis has taught both kindergarten and second grade, and her favorite subject is writing. She and her family are parishioners at Saint Catherine of Siena in Wake Forest, and they live in Youngsville, NC. In her spare time, Mrs. Davis enjoys reading, fishing, and playing boardgames with her family. She also likes to birdwatch and work in her flower garden.
B.S. - University of Phoenix
Mrs. Levenduski joined the SRCS faculty teaching first grade in 2013. She taught first grade for 4 years before becoming a kindergarten teacher. She is happy to be a part of the Saint Raphael family!
First Grade Teachervjenny@saintraphael.org
B.A. – Milligan University Early Education
K-6 Teaching Certification Reading Specialist Certification
Victoria Jenny has taught in North Carolina for over 16 years with 9 of those years in first grade. Her teaching certifications include K-6, reading specialization, and ESL. She graduated from Milligan University in Tennessee with a concentration in Early Education. Victoria married her high school sweetheart and has 2 teenage boys, Kiefer and Colby. Victoria looks forward to meeting each of you and being a part of the Guardian family.
First Grade TeacherCStauffer@saintraphael.org
B.A. - Meredith College
K-6 Teaching Certification
Ms. Watson is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, and attended Catholic schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Ms. Watson started teaching at SRCS in 2002. She is happiest when working with her students and watching them succeed. Ms. Watson loves working with her first graders and is looking forward to another incredible year!
Second Grade TeacherMMonahan@saintraphael.org
B.S. - North Carolina State University
Mrs. Monahan was born and raised in Greenville. She received a Catholic education from kindergarten through eighth grade, to which she attributes her love for education and her Catholic faith. Her faith continued to develop as she became an active member in the Saint Peter's Life Teen high school youth group. Upon graduating high school, she excitedly pursued her love for education at North Carolina State University. Her elementary education degree has a concentration in STEM and she enjoys using STEM concepts to excite her students through hands-on learning in the classroom. During her time at NCSU, Mrs. Monahan studied abroad in Guatemala, where she lived in a poverty-stricken town around Lake Atitlan, and taught English in the local elementary school. She was eager to join the Saint Raphael family since her grandparents became parishioners in 1967 and she has two cousins who are SRCS graduates. Mrs. Monahan has taught 2nd grade at SRCS since 2017.
Second Grade Teacherhsimmonds@saintraphael.org
B.A. in Liberal Studies from Westmont College
Mrs. Hannah Simmonds is originally from Orange County, California, but has spent the last two years living in Napa and teaching third grade at a local private Christian school. She majored in liberal studies and earned her California teaching credential at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. She is passionate about creating an inclusive and rigorous classroom environment where students become confident, enthusiastic, and growth-oriented learners! When she is not teaching, she enjoys reading fictional novels, painting, trying new recipes, and camping. She is excited to teach at Saint Raphael’s in the fall!
Third Grade Teacherdbrictson@saintraphael.org
University of San Diego, B.A. Diversified Liberal Arts
University of San Diego, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
Mrs. Brictson is a native of Denver, Colorado and a product of Catholic education from preschool through graduate school. She previously taught in Charlotte and Leawood, Kansas before spending many years at home with her children, Ford (SRCS 2015, CGHS 2019) and Will and Katherine (SRCS 2020, CGHS 2024). She has taught fifth grade and third grade at Saint Raphael and looks forward to sharing her faith and love for Catholic education!
Third Grade Teacherkcanning@saintraphael.org
B.S. - Eastern Illinois University
Ms. Canning is originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago. She majored in Elementary Education at Eastern Illinois University and graduated in 2010. She spent several years working at a Franciscan soup kitchen in Philadelphia where her Catholic Faith was strengthened and she developed a passion for serving the poor - a love of service is something she hopes to pass on to her students. Ms. Canning began her teaching career at The Franciscan School in 2012 and is very excited to be a part of the Saint Raphael community!
Fourth Grade Teacherkmurawa@saintraphael.org
B.A. - University of Toledo
Master of Education program- University of Toledo
Kathy Murawa is originally from Toledo, Ohio and attended catholic schools from 1st through 12th grade. She has lived in Boulder, Colorado and for the past 7 years here in North Carolina. She is an avid Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan as well as an avid Denver Bronco fan. She loves to spend her time at the beach reading or skiing down mountains in Colorado
Fourth Grade Teachereschill@saintraphael.org
B.A. - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Elementary Education
Miss Schill is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She began her career as a Middle School Language Arts teacher at a Catholic school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She just recently moved to the Raleigh area and is excited about learning more about her new home state. She loves being able to teach her students about God and his plan. Miss Schill is passionate about a Catholic education since having gone through it herself from kindergarten through eighth grade. When she is not teaching, she loves reading, writing, baking, and outdoor activities. She is excited about this amazing opportunity to teach at St. Raphael!
Fourth Grade Teachertweiss@saintraphael.org
B.A. - North Park University
Elementary Education; endorsement in Special Education
Miss Peterson was born and raised in Chicago and began her career at Saint Emily Catholic School in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and at Prairie Elementary in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Miss Peterson is excited to be a part of the Saint Raphael Catholic School family!
Fifth Grade Teacherdrolando@saintraphael.org
B.S. - Eastern Illinois University Computational Physics
B.A. - Eastern Illinois University Economics
Master of Operations Research - NC State University
Mr. Rolando believes in lifelong learning. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University, he came to NC State for graduate studies. Following his Masters, he worked as a missionary where he walked with college students on their faith journies. His passion for faith and learning led him to teach, and he has spent the last four years teaching math, science, personal finance, and various electives to high school students. His time as a missionary taught him about integrating God into every aspect of his life and that all places are mission fields. "The world is a beautiful, new, and exciting place when you are constantly in search of expanding your mind and your perspective. I hope to impart this mindset to my students, and I want them to have many opportunities to experience the joy of sharing Christ."
Fifth Grade Teacherjstamatio@saintraphael.org
B.A. Loyola Marymount University
Classics and English Literature
M.A. California State University Northridge
Mrs. Stamatio was born and raised in Los Angeles and recently moved to the Raleigh area with her husband and two sons. For the past five years, she has taught fifth grade at St. Anastasia Catholic School in Los Angeles. Prior to that, she taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 14 years. She is beyond excited to be a part of the St. Raphael parish and school community.
B.A. - University of Alabama
Early Childhood and Elementary Education
M.A. - University of West Georgia
Mrs. Palmer has taught elementary school for 14 years. After taking a break to raise her 3 children, Reeves (Class of 2018), Allie (Class of 2021) and Lilly (Class of 2021) she began working at SRCS in 2015.
BA Clemson University
Mrs. Tucker has taught in elementary school for 11 years. She has previous experience teaching first and fifth grade as well as K-5 Resource. She is excited to continue her Saint Raphael experience as a K-5 Resource Teacher.
Barton College, Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
Maryville University, Communication Sciences and Language Disorders
Mrs. Spangenberg was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She graduated from SRCS in 2010, Cardinal Gibbons in 2014, and Barton College in 2018. Mrs. Spangenberg is currently on track to become a Speech Language Pathologist. At Barton, Mrs. Spangenberg played on the Women’s Volleyball team winning two NCAA conference championships. Mrs. Spangenberg's passion for working with children led her to work at St. Raphael's after school care program throughout high school and college and again in spring of 2020. Mrs. Spangenberg is excited to return back to SRCS guardian family!
LA- Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY
BS- College Misericordia, Dallas, PA
Elementary Ed/ Early Childhood
Mrs. Gasper started her teaching career in 1989 for the diocese of Syracuse teaching First Grade at St Thomas Aquinas in Binghamton, NY. After getting married she moved to Raleigh and began her teaching in the Diocese of Raleigh at St. Raphael in 1997. She was the school librarian at St. Raphael for a two years. After taking time off to start a family, she returned to teach at the preschool for a year and then began her time at the Elementary school in 2006 filling the roll as assistant teacher in first grade and has been in this roll since.
Mrs. Gasper has been a parishioner of St. Raphael since 1996 and is married to her husband, Greg. Their three children are, Meghan (class of 2012), Sarah (class of 2015) and Sam (class of 2016).
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.
B.A. International Relations
University of San Diego
Mrs. Lonnecker worked as a substitute teacher after having taught her four children at home and in home school cooperatives for twenty years. She has taught nearly all grade levels in multiple subjects in group settings. She has lived in North Carolina for the past nine years with her husband, Greg. She is so excited to be working at St. Raphael Catholic School where she can practice her Catholic faith.
B.A. Global Studies - UNC Chapel Hill
Ms. Monroe grew up in Raleigh and graduated from SRCS in 2012. Then, after graduating from Cardinal Gibbons High School in 2016, she went on to attend The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Throughout her time at UNC Ms. Monroe had the opportunity to explore her love of education by volunteering in local elementary art classes and interning with the North Carolina Parent Teacher Association. Outside of school, Ms. Monroe loves to dance, learn new languages, and pet her cats. She is thrilled to return to SRCS and give back to a community that gave so much to her.
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.
K-5 and Middle School Spanish TeacherCHenderson@saintraphael.org
BA - Foreign Language Education, Spanish concentration, English a Second Language certification
BA - Developmental Psychology
North Carolina Sate University
M.Ed-Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support, Inclusion and Diversity Specialty
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sra. Henderson has been a Spanish teacher at SRCS since 2015, serving grades K-5 until 2019. She will teach Spanish in grades 6-8 starting in the 2019-20 academic year. Sra Henderson was born in Raleigh, but raised in Greenville, attending St. Peters Catholic School K-8. She credits SPS for her early Spanish language acquisition and loves that she gets to "pay in forward" at her own kids' Catholic school. In addition to working at St. Raphael's, Sra. Henderson is a Developmental Therapist with the NC Infant/Toddler Early Intervention program. Sra. Henderson lives in Raleigh with her husband James, daughter Hazel (class of 2022), and son JJ (class of 2025). Go Guardians!.