SMMS FACULTY 2021-22

Mission Driven For College & Heaven

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Levitate To Great

Our theme for the 2021-22 school year is: LEVITATE TO GREAT. Our faculty will lift our students up to grow in excellence through faith academics and service.


We have a highly qualified, diverse and dynamic faculty, united by a shared commitment to advancing our SMMS mission. In the spirit of our Patroness, who was Jesus's best friend, the first witness of the Resurrection and the Apostle to the Apostles, 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 for our students: College & Heaven!

DUAL LANGUAGE TEAM

PRE-K, ADRIANA ARIAS

Ms. Arias has taught for over two decades, and this is her second year at SMMS.



Email: adriana.arias@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K, MONTSERRAT SILLER

Ms. Siller is in her second year at SMMS.


Email: monse.siller@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K, CINDY ORTIZ

Ms. Ortiz joins us for her second year at SMMS.


Email: Cindy.ortiz@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K, MELISSA GUERRA

Ms. Guerra enters her 8th year at SMMS.


Email: Melissa.guerra@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K, TERESA CALDERON

This is Ms. Calderon's seventh year at SMMS.


Email: teresa.calderon@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K, ALICIA VICTORIA

Ms. Victoria has nearly two decades of teaching experience, and has served SMMS since 2017.


Email: alicia.victoria@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K, BERTHA CASTELLO

Ms. Castello has been teaching since 2004, and this is her third year at SMMS.


Email: bertha.castello@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K, SUZZANNE GARCIA

Ms. Garcia enters her tenth year at SMMS.


Email: Suzzanne.garcia@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K, CLAUDIA VASQUEZ

Ms. Vasquez returns for her second year at SMMS.


Email: claudia.vasquez@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K, CYNTHIA URBINA

Ms. Urbina enters her first year at SMMS.


Email: cynthia.urbina@stmmsa.org

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KINDERGARTEN, ALMA LEYTON

Ms. Leyton has been teaching since 2014, and has taught at SMMS since 2017.


Email: alma.leyton@stmmsa.org

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KINDERGARTEN, DENISE TERRY

Mrs. Terry has over two decades of teaching experience, and has taught at SMMS since 2016.


Email: denise.terry@stmmsa.org

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KINDERGARTEN & SPANISH LEARNING SPECIALIST, JESSICA BINVERSIE

Ms. Binversie has been teaching since 2013, and at SMMS since 2016.

Email: jessica.brinversie@stmmsa.org
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KINDERGARTEN, MELISA MARTINEZ-TAVERA

Ms. Martinez-Tavera begins her first year at SMMS.


Email: melisa.tavera@stmmsa.org

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1ST GRADE, CYNTHIA MARTINEZ

Ms. Martinez has taught for over a decade, and has taught at SMMS for several years.


Email: cynthia.martinez@stmmsa.org

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1ST GRADE, ANNA NUNEZ

Ms. Nunez has nine years of teaching experience, with over five years at SMMS.


Email: anna.nunez@stmmsa.org

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1ST GRADE, APRIL RODRIGUEZ

Ms. Rodriguez has been teaching since 2015, and at SMMS since 2016.


Email: April.rodriguez@stmmsa.org

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2ND GRADE, MARIA SILLER

Ms. Siller has been teaching since 2006, and at SMMS since 2017.


Email: Maria.siller@stmmsa.org

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2ND GRADE, CRISTINA ESCOBEDO

Ms. Escobedo has been a teacher since 1999, and at SMMS since 2015.


Email: cristina.escobedo@stmmsa.org

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3RD GRADE, SOCORRO REYES

Ms. Reyes has taught since 2001, and is her first year at SMMS.


Email: socorro.reyes@stmmsa.org

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3RD GRADE, BETTY ESTRADA

Ms. Estrada has been teaching since 1997, and is in her first year at SMMS.


Email: Betty.estrada@stmmsa.org

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4TH GRADE & CREDIT RECOVERY INSTRUCTOR, KRISTINA GETTY

Ms. Getty has been teaching for a decade, with several years at SMMS.


Email: kristina.getty@stmmsa.org

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4TH GRADE, SUSANNA HEIMBOLD

Ms. Heimbold has taught since 2002, and is in her first year at SMMS.


Email: Susanna.heimbold@stmmsa.org

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4TH GRADE & TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR, MICHELLE MOORE

Ms. Moore has been teaching for over a decade, and has served SMMS since 2017.


Email: Michelle.moore@stmmsa.org

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MIDDLE SCHOOL (5TH-8TH)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, BRENDA GALVAN

Ms. Galvan has been teaching since 2000, and since 2015 at SMMS.


Email: brenda.galvan@stmmsa.org

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MATH, MARY INCO

Ms. Inco has been teaching since 1988, and at SMMS since 2017.


Email: mary.inco@stmmsa.org

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SOCIAL STUDIES, DANIELA GANDARA ORTEGA

Ms. Gandara have been teaching for several years, and is in her first year at SMMS.


Email: Daniela.gandara@stmmsa.org

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SCIENCE, REVELL COZZI

Ms. Cozzi is a University of Notre Dame ACE teacher. She enters her second year as a teacher at SMMS.


Email: revell.cozzi@stmmsa.org

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RELIGION, MARISOL RAMIREZ

This is Ms. Ramirez's first year at SMMS.


Email: Marisol.ramirez@stmmsa.org

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SPECIAL SERVICES & ADMINISTRATION

ACADEMIC INTERVENTIONIST, TOM TERRY

Mr. Terry has been in education for over a decade, and has served SMMS since 2015.


Email: tom.terry@stmmsa.org

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COUNSELOR, DE'EDRA COX-DE LA GARZA

Ms. De La Garza has served in various counselor and social work roles since 2006, and enters her first year at SMMS.


Email: de'edra.delagarza@stmmsa.org

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CAMPUS MINISTER, LEEANN GARZA

Ms. Garza has over a decade of experience in youth ministry, earned Theology of the Body Certification from the Archdiocese of San Antonio, and enters her sixth year on staff at SMMS.


Email: leeann.garza@stmmsa.org

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ART, EVELYNN BAILEY

Ms. Bailey has taught for four years, with this year being her first at SMMS.


Email: Evelynn.bailey@stmmsa.org

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HEALTH & WELLNESS, SOFIA VALDEZ

Ms. Valdez has several years of experience teaching and coaching, and enters her first year as a Maverick.


Email: Sofia.valdez@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K RELIGION, VERONICA DUARTE

Ms. Duarte has taught since 1999, and has served SMMS for several years.


Email: Veronica.duarte@stmmsa.org

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ELEMENTARY RELIGION, MARY WISNIEWSKI

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PRE-K INSTRUCTIONAL COACH, LAURA ORTIZ

Ms. Ortiz has been an educator since 2010, and this is her first year at SMMS.


Email: Laura.ortiz@stmmsa.org

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LIBRARY MANAGER, ROBERTA GUAJARDO

Mrs. Guajardo has been a proud member of the SMMS community since 1978.


Email: roberta.guajardo@stmmsa.org

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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND ENROLLMENT, DENIECE JUAREZ

Ms. Juarez enters her fifth year at SMMS.


Email: Deniece.juarez@stmmsa.org

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NURSE, MONICA ARIAS

Ms. Arias is a registered nurse with over 5 years pediatric experience, and this is her second year serving the SMMS community.


Email: Monica.arias@stmmsa.org
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BUSINESS MANAGER, MELINDA FRESQUEZ

Ms. Fresquez enters her third year with SMMS.
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ATHLETIC DIRECTOR & PE COACH, AARON ARISMENDEZ

Mr. Arismendez begins his first year as Athletic Director and PE Coach at SMMS.


Email: Aaron.arismendez@stmmsa.org

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OFFICE MANAGER, MONICA CABRERA

Ms. Cabrera begins her second year as the SMMS Office Manager.


Email: Monica.cabrera@stmmsa.org

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PRINCIPAL, WILLIAM DAILY

Mr. Daily has been an educator since 2001, and enters his tenth year at SMMS.


Email: william.daily@stmmsa.org

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