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/ Spanish Teacher
Mrs. JoAnn studied Early Childhood Education and has over 350 hours of training in addition to over 25 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.


Transitional Kindergarten
Mrs. Ifeoma Oladele ~ Lead Teacher
Mrs. 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! Mrs. Ify comes to us with a very diverse background. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Nigeria and she also has her Master's degree of Education from the University of Wales. She is very active with her faith and her family!

Mrs. Maryam Mirmohseni ~ Assistant Teacher
Mrs. Maryam has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Engineering Management at SMU. She and her husband, Ali, moved to McKinney and have two sons who both attended our preschool. Mrs. Maryam joined out staff in 2019 as an Assistant Teacher and she is very organized and patient. She says she loves this job so much that she wants to change her career to teaching and pursue a degree in Education! 

Mrs. Laura Crahan ~ Assistant Teacher
Mrs. Laura is new to our preschool family, and brings with her 7 years of experience as a teacher's aide. She moved to McKinney in 2018, with her husband , her youngest daughter and a puppy! Her two older children are college aged and live out of state.  Mrs. Laura graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education. She is happy to be a part of LACP and loves the laughter, excitement and growth the children show everyday! 


Mrs. Mallory Carte ~ Lead Teacher M/W/F

Mrs. Mallory comes to our preschool family with her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She also holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education while specializing in Reading from West Virginia University. She has over 6 years of teaching experience having previously taught 4th & 5th Grades and ESL classes. She is a hands- on teacher and loves to be outdoors with her 2 sons exploring nature! Mrs. Mallory enjoys nurturing young students and helping them prepare to succeed in Kindergarten. 

Mrs. JonAnn Rowen ~ Assistant Teacher M/W/F
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. They have two adult children who are both nurses and two granddaughters and one grandson. 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. Sara Holdt ~ Lead Teacher T/TH
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 6 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 educating young minds and helping to shape young learners into successful, responsible and faith filled individuals. We are very blessed to have her!

Mrs. Jamie Coneway ~ Assistant Teacher T/TH
Mrs. Jamie comes to us with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master's of Education. In the past, she has served as a parent volunteer for the preschool and the parish. Her husband, Ben, and their two children are parishioners of St. Gabriel. Both of her children are alumni students of LACP!  Mrs. Jamie came to us highly recommended as an organized, reliable and very hard working person, so we are happy to have her with us!

Mrs. April Morris ~ Lead Teacher M/W/F
Mrs. April is a graduate of Baylor University with a Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders. Her 2 sons are alumni students of LACP and she is excited to be joining our teaching staff.  Mrs. April has over 7 years experience working with young children as a speech pathologist in the early childhood setting. She also enjoys playing women's soccer and belongs to 4 teams! We are thrilled to have her join our team as well! 

Mrs. Kayla Ritchie ~ Lead Teacher T/TH
We are so happy to have Mrs. Kayla joining our staff! She is looking forward to being back in the classroom after being home with her two young children. She will bring a lot of love and patience for her students and is excited to watch them learn! She graduated form Hiram College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Her experience includes working as a Title 1 teacher and a long-term substitute teacher in Ohio. Kayla and Robert are parishioners of St. Gabriel and both their children attend LACP! 

Mrs. Miriam Hernandez ~ Assistant Teacher T/TH
Mrs. Miriam says she has the pleasure to be a part of our preschool. She enjoys helping the children with their education and teaching them Christian values. She has 6 years of experience working with young children. Mrs. Miriam has two adult children attending college. She moved to McKinney ago after being raised in Chihuahua, Mexico. She enjoys being a wife and mother and helping her own children with their education.


Two and Three Year Old 
Ms. Catie Santowski ~ Lead Three Year Old Teacher T/TH / Assistant Pre-K Teacher M/W/F
Ms. Catie is a honor graduate of Texas Women's University in Denton, TX and has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development. Ms. Catie also 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 our little ones. We feel blessed to have her in our school!

Mrs. Angela Pinto ~ Lead Three Year Old Teacher M/W/F / Assistant Teacher T/TH
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. Their family moved to McKinney from Canada and they are happy to be here!

Mrs. Valerie Isaksen ~ Assistant Three-Year-Old Teacher M/W/F
We are so happy to have Mrs. Valerie join us in our Three Year old classroom as she brings a love for Jesus and the children! She recently moved to McKinney and they are parishioners of St. Gabriel.  She is a Science Major and Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Valerie has experience in the Catholic school system working as an Instructional Aide and Co-Teacher for 3rd graders.  We are really blessed to have her as part of our family! 

Ms. Jessica Johnson ~ Lead Two-Year-Old Teacher T/TH
Ms. Jessica joined our preschool in 2019 when we opened our new toddler classroom. She is originally from California and has a background in Fine Arts. She was also a licensed Veterinary Technician. She is the proud mother of two children and two guinea pigs. We are excited that Ms. Jessica is a part of our team because she is so loving and patient with our littlest angels!

Mrs. Johanna Rodriguez ~ Lead Two-Year-Old Teacher M/W/F
Mrs. Johanna has been a member of St. Gabriel for 16 years and feels very blessed to be a part of this community. She lives in Farmersville with her husband, son and her dogs. Her son attended our preschool as well. She and her family love to have fun and she is a very faith filled person. Mrs. Johanna looks forward to getting to know her students and families! 

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