4th STEM, 5th & 6th Science 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.
Language Arts TeacherNAdkins@saintraphael.org
B.A. English, Appalachian State University
M. Ed Education, North Carolina State University
2019 Lewis Award Finalist
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.
Middle School Math and Resourcesajazi@saintraphael.org
B.A. - UNC Charlotte
Middle Grades Math and English
Mrs. Ajazi is originally from Statesville, NC where she spent grades 1-12 in Seton Catholic Home School. She recently moved to the Raleigh area and has found a home here at SRCS. She has a strong background in tutoring both college level math and k-12 math and reading. She is excited to share her passion for math alongside her Catholic faith.
Middle School Social Studies Teachermappollonio@saintraphael.org
B.A. Social Sciences, Kent State University
Middle School Education, Mount Union College
Michael Appollonio is originally from Canton, OH and has over 10 yrs of experience as a Middle School Social Studies teacher. He attended Kent State University for his Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and competed his Middle School Teaching Certification at Mount Union College. In 2008, he moved to Greenville, N.C. and started teaching Social Studies in the public school system. In 2015 he joined St. Patrick Catholic School in Fayetteville, N.C as a Social Studies/Religion teacher. In addition to teaching, he has advised the yearbook club, coordinated the Geography Bee and advised the N.C. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association. He is a member of NCTE, National Council for the Social Studies and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Appollonio is certified to teach Social Studies in grades 6-12 in the state of North Carolina. Mr. Appollonio enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors with activities such as golfing, attending football/baseball games and hiking with his dogs.
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!.
Middle School Latinbmccuskey@saintraphael.org
B.A., Classics, Philosophy, and History, Summa Cum Laude, Washington and Lee University
M.Div., Summa Cum Laude, Duke University
Bruce McCuskey is a native of West Virginia and has had since childhood a passion for all things related to the ancient world. He has studied Latin, Greek, and Hebrew both in America, at Washington and Lee University in Virginia and at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He did graduate work in Early Church History at Duke before taking the job at Saint Raphael, where he loves to bring the Latin language to life with his students. Bruce believes passionately in the Jesuit mission of educating the whole person and enabling students to grow into people who can set the world afire for God.
Middle School Dean & Language Arts TeacherWReilly@saintraphael.org
B.S. - Villanova University
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.
Middle School Mathmrubio@saintraphael.org
Mrs. Rubio is originally from Miami, FL and is really passionate about teaching. She is dedicated to developing a classroom environment that is stimulating, energetic and diverse to accommodate all learning styles. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exceptional Student Education (K-12) and holds endorsements in Reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) from Miami Dade College. Although she recently moved to North Carolina, Mrs. Rubio continues to be a loyal Miami Heat and Miami Dolphin fan!
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.