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.

Carol Hubbard : 6th Grade Social Studies and Religion:

Carol Hubbard

6th Grade Social Studies and Religion:


Mrs. Hubbard has a B.A. from Purdue University in Political Science and Journalism. She holds a Certificate in Education from the North Carolina Regional Alternative Licensing Center. She has taught middle school social studies for St. Michael Catholic School in Gastonia, North Carolina. Prior to pursuing her degree in education, Mrs. Hubbard worked for the Honorable Dan Coates in the United States Senate for five years.

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.

Nicole Adkins : Language Arts Teacher

Nicole Adkins

Language Arts Teacher


Mrs. Adkins began her career in Coral Gables, FL where she taught 6th Grade English and Writing Lab at Gulliver Academy. She then moved to Jensen Beach, FL to St. Andrew’s Academy where she taught 5th-8th grade Language Arts, supervised Yearbook, ran the Photography Club and was a Softball Coach. In 2009, Mrs. Adkins moved to Raleigh and began teaching 6th and 7th grade Middle School Language Arts at Saint Raphael Catholic School. She has her B.A. in English and a minor in Spanish from Appalachian State University. She will graduate with her M.A. in Reading from North Carolina State University in May 2017. Mrs. Adkins also is a member of the NCTE and has attended conferences in both Washington D.C. and Nashville TN.

Winifred Reilly : Language Arts & Math Teacher

Winifred Reilly

Language Arts & Math Teacher


Mrs. Reilly teaches eighth grade Language Arts, as well as seventh and eighth grade math. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University and her Master of Arts in Teaching from The College of New Jersey. Mrs. Reilly originally joined the St. 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 St. Raphael 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


Mr. Dapolito originally from New York where he attended Ithaca College. He earned a B.A. in Social Studies in 2008. He earned his Master of Science in Teaching from Elmira in 2011. He was hired by Saint Raphael Catholic School for the 2011-­12 school year and teaches 6th,7th and 8th grade social studies. He has coached basketball and lacrosse at St. Raphael Catholic School.

Patricia Stevens : Math Teacher, Technology Coordinator

Patricia Stevens

Math Teacher, Technology Coordinator


Mrs. Stevens started teaching for the Diocese of Raleigh in 2007. She started teaching St. Raphael Catholic School in 2010. She was certified by North Carolina State University in Middle Grades Math. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. Prior to becoming a teacher, she worked for Xerox Corporation for 10 years in various technology and management positions. She was also a software trainer for Gateway Corporation. She 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, NC. Prior to St. Raphael, she taught for four years at St. Catherine of Siena in Wake Forest, NC.

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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.