Principal: Gary Green
Gary has been principal since 2015. Prior to being principal, he was the vice principal at Saint Vincent for 8 years. In his earlier career, Gary taught 5th grade for 11 years at various Catholic Schools in Utah. Gary is a graduate of Cosgriff and Judge Memorial Catholic High School. He received his degree from the University of Utah in Political Science and received his Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Portland. Gary is married and has three sons. He loves being a dad, running, hiking, and also has a passion for singing.
Father John Norman
Father John Norman was assigned as Pastor of Saint Vincent Parish and School in August, 2012. Father Norman has served as pastor at various Catholic Churches in Utah, including St. Vincents where he was an associate pastor from 1980-83 and again from 2006-2008. His most recent assignment was at our Lady of Lourdes in Magna, UT. Father Norman attended Judge Memorial High School and Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon and the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy.
Vice Principal: Sarah Lambert
Sarah is currently working on her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Creighton University. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s degree in history and is a graduate of Judge Memorial Catholic High School. She worked five years at the Madeleine Choir School and four years at Juan Diego Catholic High School in the theology department. She also participates in music ministry at St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Sarah is married and has two beautiful sons and a dog.
Development Director: Therese Clay
Therese graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of University Studies in Humanities and is a graduate of Judge Memorial Catholic High School and Saint Vincent School. Most of her career has been in the public sector working in television marketing, public relations, and advertising. She is happy to be working in development at her Alma Mater. Therese is married to her husband, Brett, and has two children, Alannah, who is in the nursing program at the University of Portland, and Michael, who is attending Juan Diego Catholic High School.
Secretary: Kat Mitchell
This is Kat’s fourth year of working at Saint Vincent School as office manager. Kat is originally from Texas where she worked in the healthcare industry. She is married and has three children, two boys and one girl. Kat enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Secretary (Part-time): Kim Snarr
Kim is a native of Montana and has been a Saint Vincent parishioner since 1995. She has been associated with Saint Vincent School since 2001. Kim is married with three children, her youngest attending Judge Memorial Catholic High School. Recently blessed with twin grandchildren, she greatly enjoys her time with family and is a constant host for backyard fun and activities.
PreK (4) Teacher: Carol Sanderson
Carol has been teaching Pre-K at Saint Vincent School since 2002. She has a BA from King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA) and an MA in Developmental Psychology from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). Carol is married to Hal and has 3 children. Her older two children graduated from Saint Vincent, and her youngest is currently in 3rd grade at the school. She believes that children are natural learners and loves to help her students explore and discover God’s creation.
PreK (4) Teacher: Jamie Keochareun
Jamie has worked at Saint Vincent School since 2006. She is married and has a son and a daughter. Jamie job-shares the PreK Teacher position with Carol Sanderson. She enjoys working with children and looks forward to teaching this school year.
Kindergarten Teacher: Elyse Reiser
Elyse graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology. Before working at Saint Vincent School, she was a preschool teacher for two years and before that a youth facilitator. She is happily married and has two beautiful children. Elyse and her family are long time parishioners at Saint Vincent Parish and are happy to be part of this community. She enjoys reading, cooking, playing outside, and spending time with family.
Kindergarten Aide: Mary Genin
Mary is proud to serve as the full time Kindergarten Aide in Mrs. Reiser’s class. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development with a focus on Family Life Studies and Special Education. Mary originally used her certification to teach in pre-school and Early Childhood Special Education classrooms. This summer she moved from Indiana with her husband, Michael, where they raised their two grown boys, Christopher and Collin. Mary is passionate about her faith and is excited to share the love and strength of God with the children. She loves nature, hiking, cloud watching, painting, and many other crafts. Mary’s motto is God doesn’t call us all to do great things, but calls us all to do little things with great love.
1st Grade Teacher: Connie Welch
Connie worked for Granite School District in the Related Services Office for 15 years helping children with mild to severe physical and mental challenges. She created curriculum, administered occupational and physical therapy. Connie received a paralegal certificate and worked in sales and as an office manager for a Xerox agency. She was an instructor for 13 years at American Preparatory Academy Charter School and taught Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Connie has two daughters: Nicole, who is married and lives in Switzerland, and Crystal, who lives in Sandy, Utah. She has three incredible, loving, and beautiful grandchildren and enjoys spending time with them and watching them grow every day. This is her first year teaching at Saint Vincent. Connie feels extremely blessed to be teaching in a Catholic School with like-minded people where she can have an opportunity to form children in faith and academics in a safe, nurturing environment.
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2nd Grade Teacher: Monika Gdanska
Monika is originally from Poland where she worked as a teacher for six years. After relocating to the U.S. in 1995, Monika decided to focus on a family and voluntary work for local schools and her church. Eventually she became a full time teacher at Saint Stanislaus School in Fall River, MA, where she taught second grade for nine years. In 2016, Monika followed her two children who are students of Brigham Young University and University of Utah, and became a resident of Utah. She holds two Master’s degrees in Elementary Education; one from Poland and one from Massachusetts. Monika enjoys hiking, traveling, and reading.
2nd Grade Aide: Kimberly Fournier
Kim is originally from the Washington, D.C. area where she graduated from St. Mary’s College of MD. She has been a parishioner of St. Vincent De Paul Church since she moved to Utah in early 2017. Her children, Jack (2nd grade) and Ben (Kindergarten), both attend St. Vincent School. Kim loves playing with her boys, photography, and exploring the great outdoors.
3rd GradeTeacher : Kara Haney
Kara Haney has been teaching for 14 years. She has a Master’s degree in Education Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. She earned her B.A. in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Spanish from Westminster College. She is a graduate of Judge Memorial Catholic High School and a longtime parishioner of Saint Vincent de Paul Parish.
3rd Grade Aide: Tracy Biorge
Tracy worked at Saint Marguerite’s in Tooele for 10 years before coming to St. Vincent School in fall of 2017 as the 3rd grade Aide. She previously taught Kindergarten and worked as a Kindergarten Aide and with the Pre-Kindergarten and 1st grade with the reading program.
4th Grade Teacher: Kimberly Howe
Kimberly attended the University of Utah for her undergraduate studies and received her M. A. in Teaching from Westminster College. This will be her first year at Saint Vincent School. Previously, Kimberly taught three years at Saint Francis. She is married and has two young daughters. She loves sports, camping, and gardening.
4th Grade Aide: Tiffany Bonner
Tiffany has worked at Saint Vincent School since 2010, however she has taught Pre-K for seven years prior. She and her husband, Ken, have two sons. Their oldest son attends The University of Utah studying Mechanical Engineering, and their youngest son attends Dixie State studying Exercise Science and is a pitcher on their baseball team. They absolutely love the Red Sox! Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
5th Grade: Terry Stack
Terry has been teaching for over 40 years and has been at Saint Vincent School since 1990. She is the most senior member of our teaching staff. Terry received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Montana State University. She also received her social sciences degree from Pepperdine University. Terry is the proud mother of sons Ryan and Tyler, and she is a very proud grandma to 15 year old Aiden, who is in 9th grade at Brighton High School, and seven year old Lola, who is in 2nd grade at Saint Vincent.
6th Grade Teacher: Monica Howa-Johnson
Monica has been at Saint Vincent School since 2011. Monica attended Cosgriff and Judge Memorial and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Portland. She taught three years of Middle school religion at Saint Vincent School 20 years ago, then taught for two years at Juan Diego Catholic High School. From there, she worked for the Diocese of Salt Lake City for five years as Director of Communications and Safe Environment. Monica also spent 3 years in the Diocesan Lay Ecclesial Minister Formation Program. She has been married to Brent for 18 years. Her daughter, Genevieve, attends Judge Memorial High School and her son, Zach, attends Saint Vincent. She also enjoys singing, playing the guitar, mountain biking, hiking, and reading.
7th Grade Teacher: Alexandra Hustiu
Alexandra has been at Saint Vincent since 2013 and teaches English and literature for the Middle School. She has a degree in English and holds a secondary credential in English. She taught at Saint Francis Xavier School in Kearns. She is married to Radu, our music teacher. They have a daughter who is in Kindergarten at Saint Vincent.
8th Grade Teacher: Dr. Teresa Mucsi
Terry has taught at Saint Vincent School since 2013. She will be teaching middle school science and regular math. Dr. Mucsi has a Doctorate in Anatomy, a Bachelor degree in Biology, and also a Bachelor degree in Horticulture. She is a Utah licensed teacher in secondary level science for middle and high school.
Middle School Math: Christina Eischeid
Christina has a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s in Mathematics Education from Depaul University in Chicago. She is a graduate of Judge Memorial Catholic High School and Saint Vincent School. Christina has been working in math education for the past fifteen years. She has worked as a classroom teacher, a math specialist in Jordan and Salt Lake Districts, and as a curriculum writer, working on a middle school online textbook in a partnership with the State Office of Education and the University of Utah. This will be Christina’s second year teaching at Saint Vincent School. She is married and has two sons attending Saint Vincent School in 1st and 3rd grades.
Technology Integration Specialist: Alicia Sloan
Alicia graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with a B.S. in Computer Science and a Master’s in Business Administration. This will be her seventh year teaching and second year at Saint Vincent School. Alicia is married to her husband, Cole, and they have two daughters, Emmaline and Victoria. Alicia enjoys playing sports, crafting, and spending time with her family.
Student Support Co-Director: Kerry Hankins
Kerry grew up in Huntsville, Utah and attended St. Joseph Catholic Schools from K-12. She graduated from Gonzaga University with a Special Education degree and received her Master’s in Reading and Literacy from the University of Utah. She taught 4th grade for eight years and Learning Resource for three years, both within the Diocese of Salt Lake City. She has been fortunate to teach multiple professional development classes in literacy, differentiation, and learning disabilities around the state. Kerry has been married for 18 years to Keith and has three children, Bridget, Rowan, and Declan. Her family loves to enjoy time together traveling, hiking, camping, and playing soccer.
Student Support Co-Director: Lisa Romero
Lisa has been teaching in the Diocese of Salt Lake City since 1996. This will be her second year on the Saint Vincent student support team. Lisa feels fortunate to be part of Saint Vincent’s wonderful learning community while completing her Master’s in educational leadership from Creighton University. She has been active at St. Ambrose Parish, currently serving as a Eucharistic minister to care centers and as a DDD co-chair. Lisa, and her husband Jerome, are lucky to have both their grown children, and their spouses, living nearby and Frankie, an adorable labradoodle in their empty nest.
School Counselor: Marie West
Marie holds a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology from The Adler Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. She has over 10 years professional experience working with children and families in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake. She is trained as a general practitioner in Adlerian psychotherapy and has additional expertise in the areas of attachment disorders, ADHD, relational discord and school-related challenges. As a counselor, she is able to integrate her knowledge of education and mental health with creativity, imagination and humor, to help instill in each student the confidence in their abilities to problem-solve, overcome personal issues, and work toward positive home and school experiences. She is married with two children, and in her free time enjoys supporting her local arts community and going on family adventures throughout Salt Lake.
Art Teacher: Brook Gaztambide
Brooke has been volunteering and teaching Art for over 12 years at St. Vincent School and Title 1 Schools in Utah. She has a BA in Graphic and Advertising Design with an Art History minor from Utah State University. She has two children, a senior at Judge Memorial High School who attended St. Vincent and a son that is in 8th grade at Saint Vincent. Brooke enjoys traveling and supporting her kids with their sports (soccer and mountain biking) and camping, hiking and boating with family.
PE Teacher: Emily Ellis
Emily has a B.S. in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University. This is her fourth year teaching Physical Education, and she also teaches fitness classes in Salt Lake City. Emily grew up in the desert of Tucson, Arizona. She is a newlywed as of May 2018. Emily loves to be outside! You can catch her hiking, biking, and doing handstands in the mountains.
Music Teacher: Radu Noaghiu
Radu is from Romania and has a degree in music and specialty training in conducting choir, orchestra and piano. He graduated from the Transylvania Music University and got his masters degree from the University of Utah in conducting orchestra. He moved to Salt Lake City and has been at Saint Vincent School since 1999. He teaches music to all grades at Saint Vincent School and St. Olaf’s Catholic School in Salt Lake.
Spanish Teacher: Kari Johnson
Kari is starting her fifth year at Saint Vincent School and loves the community here. She has two Bachelor degrees from the University of Utah, one in English and Honors Spanish, and she obtained her teaching certificate at Westminster College. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Educational Leadership at Creighton University. She is a member of ACTFL and CHADD, as well as multiple online professional development communities. Kari learned the bulk of her Spanish in Paraguay, but also lived and studied Spanish in Mexico at a language school. If she is not here at St. Vincent de Paul School, she is most likely on the road to or from Judge Memorial, where she also teaches part-time. Kari has three children and loves running, gardening, reading, knitting, playing her guitar, traveling, camping, hanging with friends, and learning about anything that interests her.
Librarian: Anna Zanarini
Anna has a Masters in Library Science from the University of Arizona and a BA in Communications from UC Santa Barbara. She has more than 20 years of experience as a public librarian working with children of all ages and their families and is excited to bring her knowledge of and enthusiasm for books and libraries to St. Vincent School. Anna is a board member of the Children’s Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) and a member of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). When not connecting kids with books and making the library a fun place to be, Anna enjoys teaching dance fitness classes and doing volunteer work in the community. She has two daughters: Emily, a sophomore at Skyline High School, and Sarah, a sophomore at the University of Arizona, and has been married for 22 years to her husband John. Please stop by the library and say hello!
Nano Nagle Director: Jeramie Green
Jeramie is the director of the Nano Nagle Childcare facility located on the Saint Vincent property. This is an infant through three-year-old childcare center that opened in 2009. Jeramie has a degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to coming to Saint Vincent School, Jeramie was a teacher at Cosgriff Elementary for eight years. She has been married for 16 years and has two sons who attend Saint Vincent School and a third son attending Judge Memorial High School. Jeramie enjoys spending time with her family outside of working.
Extended Day Director: Danielle Gibson
Danielle has many years of experience working at Extended Day. She also was the teacher for the two-year old program at Nano Nagle for four years. Danielle has two sons, Wyatt and Colton, enrolled at the Nano Nagle Children’s Center.
Band/Choir/Music Teacher: Scott Larrabee
Scott is a native of Utah. He has a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in Chicago in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Theology from Loras College in Dubuque, IA. He has been a music educator for over 20 years teaching at all levels from elementary though college. He was a recipient of two outstanding educator awards, one in 1999 in memory of the late Carninal Bernadin in Chicago and another in 2011 at Saint Vincent School. Scott is an accomplished pianist and organist and been a church musician for over 30 years working primarily in Catholic and Episcopalian churches. He has composed extensively for musical theater, choirs, and bands (even writing several pieces for steel drum ensemble). Scott enjoys playing jazz piano, solo and with various groups including “Higher Ground Jazz” and “Take 5.” Scott’s family includes his wife, Angelique who cantors at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, two sons, Peter (age 16), Joel (age 15), and daughter Lucinda (age 12). Scott and his wife share a passion for old homes, cooking unusual cuisine, playing Renaissance music, camping, and hiking.
School Accountant: Jody Gibson
Jody has been the accountant for Saint Vincent De Paul School since 1997. She has an Associate degree and 39 years of experience in accounting. She is married; has two daughters and two grandsons that attend Nano Nagle Children’s Center. She enjoys golf, photography, camping and being a grandmother. Jody handles all the tuition, payroll, and creates all financial statements for the school. Jody will be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays and works from home on Wednesdays and Fridays.