SMMS FACULTY 2016-17

A Team Driven By Mission

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]."

DUAL LANGUAGE TEAM

PRE-K3 TEACHER, BRENDA ACOSTA

Ms. Acosta has a BA from St. Mary's University, and has over five 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 been teaching since 2012.


Email: anna.nunez@stmmsa.org

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PRE-K4 TEACHER, MONICA HUGHES

Ms. Hughes has a BA from UTSA, and has taught since 2010.


Email: monica.hughes@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, MS. CYNTHIA MARTINEZ

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


Email: cynthia.martinez@stmmsa.org

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K5 TEACHER, ALLISON MOUTON

Ms. Mouton has been teaching since 2011. She has a BA from Texas Tech University, and a Master of Education in Reading from the University of Portland.


Email: allison.mouton@stmmsa.org

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K5 TEACHER, ERIKA ORTEGA

Ms. Ortega earned her BA as a McNair Scholar graduate of UTSA, and has taught since 2014.


Email: erika.ortega@stmmsa.org

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K5 TEACHER, VERONICA GONZALEZ (PICTURE COMING SOON)

Ms. Gonzalez has taught since 1986, and earned her BA from Centro de Estudios Universitarios in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.


Email: veronica.gonzalez@stmmsa.org

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, CYNTHIA MONTOYA

Ms. Montoya has a BA from UIW, and has taught since 2014.


Email: cynthia.montoya@stmmsa.org

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2ND GRADE TEACHER, NADIA LOPEZ (PICTURE COMING SOON)

Ms. Lopez has a BA from UTSA, and has been teaching since 2013.


Email: nadia.lopez@stmmsa.org

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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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 TEAM

3RD GRADE TEACHER, IVETT CORTEZ

Ms. Cortez has a BA from UTSA, and taught 2nd grade last year at SMMS. This means that she will be "looping" to 3rd grade with them.


Email: ivett.cortez@stmmsa.org

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4TH GRADE TEACHER, MATTHEW FAVA

Mr. Fava returns to SMMS as a 2nd Year University of Notre Dame ACE teacher. Mr. Fava has a BA from College of the Holy Cross, and is currently pursuing his Master's in Education from Notre Dame.


Email: matthew.fava@stmmsa.org

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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 TEAM (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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SCIENCE, MARIA KRICHKO

Ms. Krichko has a BS from UT Austin, and has taught since 2006.


Email: maria.krichko@stmmsa.org

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MATHEMATICS, MS. TAYLOR-ANN TREVINO

Ms. Trevino has a BA from Saint Louis University, and has taught since 2013.


Email: taylorann.trevino@stmmsa.org

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SOCIAL STUDIES, MR. ANTHONY METZGAR

Mr. Metzgar is a First 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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COUNSELOR, CARLYE GOSSEN

Ms. Gossen has a BA from the University of Arizona. She has an MA in Early Childhood Elementary and Education Development from UTSA, and an MS in Psychology from OLLU. This will be her third year as Counselor at SMMS.


Email: carlye.gossen@stmmsa.org

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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 & ATHLETICS, COACH MCKEOWN

Ms. McKeown has taught at SMMS since 2010, having previously taught at St. Gerard's High School.


Email: lynn.mckeown@stmmsa.org

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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

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VICE PRINCIPAL, 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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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 recently 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 fifth year at SMMS.


Email: william.daily@stmmsa.org

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