Jim Sullivan : Religion & History Teacher

Jim Sullivan

Religion & History Teacher


I am married for 36 years to a wonderful wife, have three sons and two granddaughters. I am dedicated to Catholic education as my sons attended Catholic schools from first grade through college. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Divinity degree. I have spent an extended period of time studying the Spanish language and culture at La Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. I am a retired federal law enforcement administrator of 23 years and have taught Religious Studies at three Catholic Universities.

Dingo Brown : Science Teacher

Dingo Brown

Science Teacher


Mr Brown received his degrees in Biology and Education in Perth, Australia and has since worked as an educator, in both formal and informal situations for over 25 years. He has been fortunate to have lived in Australia, England, Tanzania, Macau, China and now currently in the United States, as well as visiting many other countries around the Globe. His passion is researching the connection between the environment our Spiritual life and the wisdom of indigenous peoples, as well as helping people reconnect to the earth in deeper ways.

Mandy Jorgensen : Science Teacher

Mandy Jorgensen

Science Teacher


Mrs. Jorgensen began teaching at Saint Raphael Catholic School in 2012. Since then, she has taught 6th grade Science and a “Hands on Science” elective for 7th and 8th graders. Mrs. Jorgensen runs the annual 5th and 6th grade Science Fair. She holds a North Carolina teaching license in Science Education for grades 6-12. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Mrs. Jorgensen taught high school biology and chemistry in Minnesota. She holds a Master’s Degree in Science Education from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Iowa State University.

Ann Longrie : Spanish Teacher

Ann Longrie

Spanish Teacher


Mrs. Longrie began teaching middle school Spanish at SRCS in 2011. She is a member of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Spanish at UNC Chapel Hill and also holds an M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Spanish and a minor in Italian from Claremont McKenna College. Mrs. Longrie’s prior professional experience includes marketing of graduate educational programs for Duke University in Latin America. She has a passion for studying languages and a love for travel and has lived in Ecuador, Spain, Italy, France and New Zealand. She is licensed to teach K‐12 Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL) in North Carolina.

Timothy McLeod : Religion Teacher

Timothy McLeod

Religion Teacher


Indiana University '10 BA English Literature
Duke Divinity School '15 Master of Divinity

Mr. McLeod and his family (wife, Caitlin, and son, Jack) have been living in the Triangle for 6 years. He comes to St. Raphael Catholic School as a new teacher and a new Catholic. After graduating from Duke Divinity School with a Master of Divinity in 2015, he worked for two years as the Assistant Rector at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Burlington, NC. Mr. McLeod was received and confirmed into the Catholic Church in February of 2018, and is now eager to put his foreign language skills and theological training to use for the students at SRCS.

Nicole Adkins : Language Arts Teacher

Nicole Adkins

Language Arts Teacher


B.A. English, Appalachian State Univeristy
M. Ed Education, North Carolina State University

Mrs. Adkins is originally from Coral Gables, FL where she taught English Language Arts (grades 5-8) at both Gulliver Academy and Saint Andrew's Academy. In 2009, she moved to Raleigh and started teaching middle school language arts at Saint Raphael. In addition to teaching, she also coaches the girl's volleyball team. She is a member of NCTE, Raleigh/ Wake Reading Association and the International Literacy Association. Mrs. Adkins is a certified reading specialist (K-12) and is certified to teach language arts in grades 6-12 through the state of North Carolina.

Winifred Reilly : Language Arts & Math Teacher

Winifred Reilly

Language Arts & Math Teacher


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

Mrs. Reilly teaches seventh and eighth grade language arts as well as 8.0 math. 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.

Jill Scanlin : Math Teacher

Jill Scanlin

Math Teacher


Mrs. Scanlin began teaching middle school math at Saint Raphael Catholic School in 2009. Her class schedule includes pre-algebra (7.1), math 1 (7.2/8.1) and math 2 (8.2). Prior to joining the SRCS staff, Mrs. Scanlin had experience in 5th through 8th grade in Texas, Panama, Virginia and North Carolina. She graduated from Texas A&M with a BS in education with a specialization in math.

Jacob Dapolito : Dean of Students, Social Studies Teacher

Jacob Dapolito

Dean of Students, Social Studies Teacher


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.

Patricia Stevens : Math Teacher, Technology Coordinator

Patricia Stevens

Math Teacher, Technology Coordinator


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.

Kristen Votta : Middle School Resource Teacher

Kristen Votta

Middle School Resource Teacher


Mrs. Votta is the middle school resource teacher. She received her bachelors of arts degree in elementary and special education with a minor in business from Providence College. Upon graduating, Mrs. Votta taught at The Massachusetts Hospital School, where she served as a one-on-one aid for a student with cerebral palsy. She has also taught middle school math and science, as well as 4th grade. Mrs. Votta graduated in 2013 from North Carolina State University with her M.Ed. in curriculum design and instruction, with a specific focus in literacy. Prior to taking the resource position, Mrs. Votta served as the 4th grade teacher at SRCS. Beyond her professional life, she is the proud mother of three.