Mrs. Debbie Santowski ~ Director
Mrs. Debbie has been the Director of Little Angels Preschool since it's beginning in 2002. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Texas with a First Minor in Psychology and a Second Minor in Spanish/ Sign Language. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1991 where she started as a classroom teacher, After School Program Director, Curriculum Coordinator and Assistant Director. Mrs. Debbie is married to her husband Greg and they have two adult children. Besides her family and her faith, Mrs. Debbie also has a great love for God's young children and animals.
Mrs. JoAnn Heredia ~ Assistant Director/ Lead Three Year Old Teacher
Mrs. JoAnn studied Early Childhood Education and has over 350 hours of training in addition to over 24 years of experience working with young children. She has been Assistant Director for our preschool and also teaches Spanish. She and her husband Ruben are parishioners of St. Gabriel and they have two adult sons. The most amazing part of being a preschool teacher for Mrs. JoAnn is being a part of such an important stage of development. She says playing a positive role in a child's life brings great joy to her. Mrs. JoAnn joined our preschool family in 2004.
Ms. Ifeoma Oladele ~ Lead Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
Ms Ify joined our preschool family in 2017 and has been such a joy to have on our staff! She is full of excitement and laughter and makes her classroom such a wonderful place to be! Ms. Ify comes to us with a very diverse background having received her Bachelor's of Science in Nigeria and she also has her Master's degree of Education from the University of Wales. Ms. Ify also teaches the Toddler Faith Program here at St. Gabriel so a lot of our students already know her! She has two children in the MISD and stays very active with her faith!
Mrs. JonAnn Rowen ~ Assistant Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. JonAnn has over 20 years of teaching in preschool and was a substitute teacher for McKinney ISD as well. She is from Louisiana and enjoys going home to visit her family. Mrs. JonAnn is married to her husband Danny and has two adult children who are both nurses. Mrs. JonAnn says she cherishes teaching preschoolers and is amazed at much they can learn. The students always bring a smile to her face! Mrs. JonAnn joined our preschool family in 2004.
Mrs. Dorothy Kingerski~ Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Dorothy comes to our preschool family with her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and also holds a Master's degree in Reading Writing from Northern Kentucky University. She has over 10 years of teaching experience having previously taught Pre- Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade and 5th Grade. Mrs. Dorothy enjoys nurturing young students and helping them prepare to succeed in Kindergarten. Her and her family are parishioners of St. Gabriel and are excited to be here!
Mrs. Krista Hayes~ Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Krista and her husband Kris are very active in their faith and serve in various ministries here at St. Gabriel. Mrs. Krista has been involved as a Sacramental teacher with the youth group, the Spiritual Director for CRHP and the Women's Bible Study. She is passionate about young children and is a loving mother. We are happy to have her as a member of our preschool family!
Mrs. Mary Lee Fritts ~ Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Mary Lee joins our program with a Master's degree in Education from the University of Virginia and has over 25 years teaching experience in Pre-Kindergarten through Third grade. She has four grown children of her own and is married to her husband Steve. They are parishioners here at St. Gabriel. Mrs. Mary Lee says she loves teaching the little ones and enjoys their enthusiasm and the sparkle in their eyes when they learn something new!
Mrs. Susie Nguyen~ Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
We are so thrilled to have Mrs. Susie in our program! She joined our program in 2017 and has Teacher Certification from the University of Texas in San Antonio and holds a Master's degree in Reading and along with a Reading Specialist Certification. Her and her husband Quan have a daughter who attended LAP and they are very active parishioners of St. Gabriel. Mrs. Susie brings such a love and understanding of young children to our school and we love having her as a part of our team!
Mrs. Sara Holdt ~ Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Sara was such a wonderful addition to our family in 2017! She has so much patience for little children and brings a certain calmness to the classroom. Along with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education she holds a State of New Jersey Teaching Certification and she has over 5 years of teaching experience. Her and her husband Scott and their twin children are parishioners of St. Gabriel. Mrs. Sara says she is passionate about helping to educate young minds and helping to shape young learners into successful, responsible and faith filled individuals. We are very blessed to have her!
Mrs. Debbie Froschauer ~ Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Debbie comes to us with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Psychology. In the past she has served as the Director of Religious Education and Assistant Preschool Director at her church in Kentucky. Her husband John and her are parishioners of St. Gabriel and they have grown children. Mrs. Debbie came to us highly recommended as a very organized, reliable and very hard working person so we are very happy to have her with us!
Mrs. Diana Galvan ~ Lead Three Year Old Teacher
We are so happy to have Mrs. Diana at our school! She earned a Bachelors degree in Public Accounting from the University in Mexico and is bilingual. She and her husband, Jose, have 3 teenage children. Mrs. Diana also volunteered for three years at the Shanghai Community International School in China! She loves working with little children because she likes how quickly they learn and she feels blessed to be working at our school. She has a lot of patience to work with our youngest angels!
Ms. Catie Santowski ~ Assistant Three Year Old Teacher
Ms. Catie is student at Texas Women's University in Denton and is studying to get her Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development with a special certification in Family Life Practices. Ms. Catie has her Associates of Arts Degree from Collin College. Ms. Catie brings a great love of young children, energy and enthusiasm to our program and she joined our preschool in 2016 and loves working with the three year old class. We feel blessed to have her in our school!
Mrs. Michelle Miller ~ Lead Three Year Old Teacher/ Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Michelle brings to our program 18 years of Early Childhood teaching experience along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and Art from the Pine Manor College in Massachusetts. Her and her husband love to travel and just enjoy spending time together. Michelle believes in the goodness of all children and is very dedicated to her position as an educator. She always has a smile!
Mrs. Sara Lensing~ Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Sara is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Middle to Junior High School Education and is licensed in Kindergarten to 9th grade and a Minor in Spanish. She attended Grad school in Indiana and holds a degree in Elementary Education as well. Her and her husband Greg, are parishioners of St. Gabriel and they have grown children in college. Mrs. Sara enjoys working at our school and is very dedicated to her faith.
Mrs. Angela Pinto ~ Assistant Three Year Old Teacher
Mrs. Angela is such a sweet lady and does a fantastic job with our little ones! She loves to do music and movement with them in the classroom and is so patient! She came to us in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de la Sabana in Bogota, Colombia. Mrs. Angela also attended Catholic school in Colombia. She is married to her husband Andres and they have two beautiful daughters in MISD. Their family moved to McKinney from Canada and they are happy to be here!