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 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.

Mrs. Ifeoma Oladele ~ Lead Transitional Kindergarten 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 having received her Bachelor's of Science 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. 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 and two beautiful granddaughters! 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. Laura Crahan ~ Assistant Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Laura is new to our preschool family, and brings with her 6 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. 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. Maryam Mirmohseni ~ Assistant Pre- Kindergarten 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. 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 and a new puppy! 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!

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. Miriam Hernandez ~ Assistant Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

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 5 years of experience working with young children. Mrs. Miriam has been married for 24 years and has two adult children attending college. She moved to McKinney 26 years ago after being raised in Chihuahua, Mexico. She enjoys being a wife and mother and helping her own children with their education.

Mrs. Nicole Thompson ~ Lead Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Nicole feels blessed to teach the Four-Year-Old class! She grew up in Southern California and attended college at SLU in LA. That is where she met her wonderful husband, Robert. She moved to Texas in 2007 and has been teaching preschool for over 12 years. Mrs. Nicole loves learning new things and then incorporating the ideas into her classroom. She has two amazing children of her own and she feels like a lucky mom! Their family are parishioners of St. Gabriel and she is so excited to be working with our wonderful teachers and beautiful children. She loves to help children grow in their faith and love of learning. 

Ms. Catie Santowski ~ Lead Three Year Old Teacher/ Assistant Pre- Kindergarten Teacher

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

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. Jinelle Buck ~ Assistant Three-Year-Old Teacher

We are so happy to have Mrs. Jinelle join us in our Three Year old classroom as she brings a lot of love for Jesus and the children! Her family recently moved from California and they are happy to be here in McKinney. Mrs. Jinelle is an excellent baker and makes some delicious treats that she sells on her online bake shop! We are really blessed to have her as part of our family! 

 Ms. Jessica Johnson ~ Lead Two-Year-Old Teacher

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

Mrs. Johanna has been a member of St. Gabriel for 15 years and feels very blessed to be a part of this community. She lives in Farmersville with her husband, son and her dog. Her son attends 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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