Our Teachers

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 what 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. 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 an organized, reliable and very hard working person so we are happy to have her with us!

Ms. Catie Santowski ~ Lead Three Year Old Teacher

Ms. Catie is student at Texas Women's University in Denton and is studying to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development with a special certification as a Family Life Educator . Ms. Catie has her Associates of Arts Degree from Collin College. She brings a great love of young children, energy and enthusiasm to our program. 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. 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 with 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!

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