SMMS FACULTY 2018-19

Mission Driven For College & Heaven

Team Witness

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 seven years of teaching experience.


Email: brenda.acosta@stmmsa.org

Big picture

PRE-K3 TEACHER, ANNA NUNEZ

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


Email: anna.nunez@stmmsa.org

Big picture

PRE-K TEACHER, ALICIA VICTORIA

Ms. Victoria has been teaching since 2001, and earned her BA from Universidad Cristobal Colon in Veracruz, Mexico.

Email: alicia.victoria@stmmsa.org
Big picture

PRE-K4 TEACHER, SUZEL GONZALEZ

Ms. Gonzalez has been teaching since 2014, and is a proud UTSA Roadrunner.


Email: suzel.gonzalez@stmmsa.org
Big picture

PRE-K4 TEACHER, KARINA MARTIN

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

Email: karina.martin@stmmsa.org
Big picture

PRE-K4 TEACHER, VERONICA DUARTE

Ms. Duarte earned her BA from the University of Laura Arce in Monterrey, Mexico. She has been teaching since 1991.


Email: Veronica.duarte@stmmsa.org

Big picture

PRE-K4 TEACHER, ANA ALMENDAREZ

Ms. Almendarez earned her college degree from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Mexico City, and has been working in education in Mexico and the United States.


Email: ana.almendarez@stmmsa.org

Big picture

PRE-K4 TEACHER, CAROLINA TORRES

Ms. Torres earned her degree from Escuela Normal de Educadoras "Laura Zapata" Licenciatura en Educación. She has been working in dual language education since 1983.


Email: Carolina.torres@stmmsa.org

Big picture

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, ALMA LEYTON

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

Email: alma.leyton@stmmsa.org
Big picture

KINDERGARTEN 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 19 years of teaching experience.


Email: denise.terry@stmmsa.org

Big picture

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, JESSICA BINVERSIE

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

Email: jessica.brinversie@stmmsa.org
Big picture

1ST GRADE TEACHER, CYNTHIA MARTINEZ

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


Email: cynthia.martinez@stmmsa.org

Big picture

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

Big picture

2ND GRADE TEACHER, MICHELLE MOORE

Ms. Moore earned her BA from Texas A&M University - San Antonio, and has been teaching since 2008.


Email: Michelle.moore@stmmsa.org

Big picture

2ND GRADE TEACHER, MARIA SILLER

Ms. Siller earned her BA from the University of Texas Pan American. She has been teaching since 2006.


Email: Maria.siller@stmmsa.org

Big picture

3RD GRADE TEACHER, LAURA GUAJARDO

Mrs. Guajardo graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Nuevo Leon in 1986. She has a Master's in Bilingual Education from Texas A&M - San Antonio. She has been teaching since 2009.


Email: laura.guajardo@stmmsa.org

Big picture

3RD GRADE TEACHER, KRISTINA GETTY

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


Email: kristina.getty@stmmsa.org

Big picture

4TH GRADE TEACHER, CRISTINA ESCOBEDO

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


Email: cristina.escobedo@stmmsa.org

Big picture

4TH 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

Big picture

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.
Big picture

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

Big picture

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
Big picture

SCIENCE, JOHN GALLE

Mr. Galle graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences, Theology and Chemistry from Wake Forest University, and is currently pursuing a Master's in Education from the University of Notre Dame.

Email: john.galle@stmmsa.org
Big picture

SOCIAL STUDIES, ANTHONY METZGAR

Mr. Metzgar earned his BA from Augustana University, and a Master's in Education from Notre Dame. This will be his third year at SMMS.


Email: anthony.metzgar@stmmsa.org

Big picture

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

Big picture

COUNSELOR, STEPHANIE JASSO

Ms. Jasso has a BA in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University, and will earn her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Mary's University in December.
Big picture

ELECTIVES TEAM

FINE ARTS TEACHER, APRIL RODRIGUEZ

Ms. Rodriguez has taught since 2014, and earned her BA as well as Master's in Education from UTSA.


april.rodriguez@stmmsa.org

Big picture

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SHELBY SALAZAR

Ms. Salazar worked as a TA for SMMS last year, and will continue to serve on our team as our PE coach.

LIBRARY, ROBERTA GUAJARDO

Mrs. Guajardo has served as our Library Manager since 1984.

ADMINISTRATION

Vice Principal, 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

Big picture

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 seventh year at SMMS.


Email: william.daily@stmmsa.org

Big picture