SMMS FACULTY 2017-18

Mission Driven For College & Heaven

Team Empowerment

We have a highly qualified, diverse and dynamic faculty, united by a shared commitment to advancing the mission of SMMS. Each faculty member strives to serve as more than an educator, aiming to be a witness. The following is an excerpt from the Holy See's Teaching on Catholic Schools:

"More than a master who teaches, a Catholic educator is a person who gives testimony by his or her life. Shortly after his election, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the kind of witness required of all teachers of the faith, including those in Catholic schools:


The central figure in the work of educating . . . is specifically the form of witness. . . . The witness never refers to himself but to something, or rather, to Someone greater than he, whom he has encountered and whose dependable goodness he has sampled. Thus, every educator and witness finds an unequaled model in Jesus Christ, the Father's great witness [cf. John 8:28]."


More than do this on an individual level, the SMMS Team is committed to collective witness of our mission to empower our students and our community to witness the Gospel and grow in excellence through faith, academics and service.


The ideal end results? College & Heaven!

DUAL LANGUAGE TEAM

PRE-K3 TEACHER, BRENDA ACOSTA

Ms. Acosta has a BA from St. Mary's University, and has over six years of teaching experience.


Email: brenda.acosta@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K3 TEACHER, ANNA NUNEZ

Ms. Nunez has a BA from Texas A&M San Antonio, and has over five years of teaching experience.


Email: anna.nunez@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K4 TEACHER, CRISTINA ESCOBEDO

Ms. Escobedo has a BA from Corllins College, and has been a teacher since 1999.


Email: cristina.escobedo@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K4 TEACHER, CYNTHIA MARTINEZ

Ms. Martinez has taught since 2009, and earned her BA from UTSA.


Email: cynthia.martinez@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K4 TEACHER, JESSICA BINVERSIE

Ms. Binversie has been teaching since 2013, and earned her BA from the University of Cuauhmetoc.

Email: jessica.brinversie@stmmsa.org
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PRE-K4 TEACHER, VERONICA DUARTE

Ms. Duarte has been teaching since 1991, and graduated with a BA from the University of Laura Arce in Monterrey, Mexico.

Email: veronica.duarte@stmmsa.org
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PRE-K4 TEACHER, KARINA MARTIN

Ms. Martin has a BA from UTSA, and has been teaching since 2015.

Email: karina.martin@stmmsa.org
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KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, RINA BRES

Ms. Bres graduated with a BA from UTSA, with a focus on Bilingual Education. She has been teaching since 2014.

Email: rina.bres@stmmsa.org
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KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, ALMA LEYTON

Ms. Leyton has been teaching since 2014, and graduated cum laude with a BA from Texas A&M San Antonio.

Email: alma.leyton@stmmsa.org
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1ST GRADE TEACHER, DENISE TERRY

Mrs. Terry has BS in Education from Texas State University. She was the Teacher of the Year twice, once in Austin ISD and once in SAISD. She has 18 years of teaching experience.


Email: denise.terry@stmmsa.org

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1ST GRADE TEACHER, MARIA CAMELO

Ms. Camelo has taught since 2010, and has a BA from La Universidad Santo Tomas De Aquino.


Email: maria.camelo@stmmsa.org

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2ND GRADE TEACHER, APRIL RODRIGUEZ

Ms. Rodriguez has taught since 2014 and earned her BA from UTSA.


april.rodriguez@stmmsa.org

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2ND GRADE TEACHER, MARU GALARZA GARRETT

Ms. Galarza has been teaching since 1994, and earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix.

Email: maru.galarza@stmmsa.org
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3RD GRADE TEACHER, MARY INCO

Ms. Inco has a BS from Seton Hall University, and has a Master's in Reading from Our Lady of the Lake University. Ms. Inco has been teaching since 1988.


Email: mary.inco@stmmsa.org

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SPANISH SPECIALIST, MADRE ANGELES

Madre is a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit Congregation, and has several decades of teaching experience in the United States and Mexico.
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SPANISH SPECIALIST, SISTER ESIQUIA

Sister Esi is a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit Congregation, and has several decades of teaching experience in Mexico.
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ELEMENTARY

4TH GRADE TEACHER, KRISTINA GETTY

Ms. Getty has a BA from Texas State University, and has been teaching since 2010.


Email: kristina.getty@stmmsa.org

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MIDDLE SCHOOL (5TH-8TH)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, BRENDA GALVAN

Ms. Galvan graduated from UTSA, and has been teaching since 2000.


Email: brenda.galvan@stmmsa.org

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MATHEMATICS, MATTHEW FAVA

Mr. Fava has a BA from College of the Holy Cross, as well as a Master's in Education from Notre Dame.

Mr. Fava will also serve as our Athletic Director and in our Graduate Support Program.


Email: matthew.fava@stmmsa.org
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SCIENCE, MICHELLE MOORE

Ms. Moore graduated from Texas A&M San Antonio, and has taught since 2014.

Email: michelle.moore@stmmsa.org
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SOCIAL STUDIES, ANTHONY METZGAR

Mr. Metzgar is a second-year University of Notre Dame ACE teacher. He has a BA from Augustana University. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Education from Notre Dame.


Email: anthony.metzgar@stmmsa.org

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SPECIAL SERVICES TEAM

ACADEMIC INTERVENTIONIST, TOM TERRY

Mr. Terry has a BA in Psychology from Texas State, and has been in education for over a decade. In that time, he was selected as Teacher of the Year in Austin ISD, as well as Special Educator of the Year, also in Austin ISD.


Email: tom.terry@stmmsa.org

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GUIDANCE, SANDEE CANTU

Ms. Cantu has a BA from UIW, and has several decades of teaching and counseling experience.


Email: sandee.cantu@stmmsa.org

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GRADUATE SUPPORT PROGRAM COORDINATOR, SHANNON O'REILLY (PHOTO COMING)

Ms. O'Reilly is a recent graduate of St. Vincent College, where she graduated with a BA in Communications and Marketing. Ms. O'Reilly is a Jesuit Volunteer (JV), and will help our students and graduates prepare for and succeed in high school and college.

ELECTIVES TEAM

FINE ARTS, MORGAN CLYDE

Ms. Clyde has a BA in Theater from Harding University, and has worked as a Theatrical Artist since 2010.

Email: morgan.clyde@stmmsa.org

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Physical Education, Eugene Esqueda (Picture Forthcoming)

Mr. Esqueda has been the Director of SMMS CYO for several years, and serves as the North Zone President.

ADMINISTRATION

DEAN OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, ANNE CHRISTINE CLEMENS

Ms. Clemens has both a BA and a Master's in Education from the University of Notre Dame. She is a former ACE teacher, having started her educational career in 2010.


Email: anne.christine.clemens@stmmsa.org

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DEAN OF ACADEMICS, ABIGAIL SALAZAR

Ms. Salazar has a B.A. and a Master’s in Education from The University of Notre Dame. She has served several years as a teacher, an Assistant Director of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) and as Notre Dame’s Campus Minister for Multicultural Ministries. Most recently, she returned home to Texas to work as an Academic Coach at Brazosport College. She will work with our faculty to ensure our students’ continued growth in academic excellence.


Email: abigail.salazar@stmmsa.org

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DEAN OF DISCIPLINE, DAVID SOLIS

Mr. Solis has 30 years of educational experience at every level from Pre-K to college, in roles including teacher, Principal and college professor. Mr. Solis has a BA from St. Mary's University, an MA from Texas A&I and Elementary Bilingual Certification from OLLU. Perhaps most importantly, he is a 1971 graduate of St. Mary Magdalen School!


Email: david.solis@stmmsa.org

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PRINCIPAL, WILLIAM DAILY

Mr. Daily has a BA from Boston College, an MA in International Political Science from Marquette University, an MA in Education from Mount Mary University, and a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He completed the Emmaus Series for Catholic School Leaders at Boston College in the spring of 2016. He has been an educator since 2001, and enters his sixth year at SMMS.


Email: william.daily@stmmsa.org

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