Meet our amazing teachers at Cabrini

"Teaching lays the foundation for Faith and life in our children. The major reason for our school's existence is to develop Christ-like people. The methods have changed over the years. Instead of the old stories of teachers who smacked the student's knuckles with rulers, today we develop an atmosphere of close relationships, a strong supporting environment. Instead of old-fashion teaching, we teach our students to live out their Christian beliefs through service to others, unity in diversity, hope and sharing in the midst of a demanding materialistic world." -- Stephanie Van Leuven (Former Principal, St. Frances Cabrini School)

Hope Bales, is the Head Band Director for the Bellarmine Parochial Band.  In addition to being the primary teacher for in-school rehearsals, she will lead the evening combined rehearsals at Bellarmine.

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My name is Linda Burke. I began teaching 2nd grade at St. Frances Cabrini in 2007. I have a BA in Sociology from CSU, San Bernardino and earned my teaching credential from the University of New Mexico in 2003. I feel blessed and very fortunate to be able to share my faith with the students and their families at SFC.

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My name is Cindy Cornwell and I have been teaching in the Archdiocese of Seattle since 1980. I started teaching at St. Frances Cabrini in 1990 and both of my daughters are graduates of St. Frances Cabrini. I earned my degree from WSU. My postgraduate work was completed at PLU and UPS.

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My name is Mrs. Michelle Curry, and I feel blessed to have been called to teach  1st grade at St. Frances Cabrini School!  I attended Catholic schools during my formative years, which inspired the strong faith and values I work to model for my students.

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Teacher, Ms. Patricia Delgado, holds a BA from Seattle University and an Early Childhood degree from Pierce College. She has taught both the Head Start and ECEAP programs for many years before coming to Saint Frances Cabrini School. In 1997, the Pre-Kindergarten class was opened with Ms. Delgado as its first teacher.

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Mrs. Holroyd teaches 8th grade Religion, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Health, and PK-8 Physical Education.

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Jodi Landon teaches Art.

Ms. Larson  is the 8th Grade homeroom teacher. She teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Language Arts. Math for 6th and 7th grade, and 8th Grade Leadership. Miss Larson also directs the choir and is the Student Council advisor.

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My name is Mrs. Andrea Lyons.  I began teaching 3rd grade at St. Frances Cabrini School in 1995. I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a safe, compassionate, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.  It is my desire to help students meet their fullest potential.

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My name is Mrs.  Martin.  I joined the St. Frances Cabrini School staff in 1997 as part-time Librarian. Within a few years, I was asked to take on the role of Technology Coordinator. 

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My name is Vicki Norman and I am grateful to teach at St. Frances Cabrini. My entire teaching career has been in Catholic education.  

I am very excited to be a Resource teacher and a School Counselor for our students.

Welcome to all my students, parents, and their families. I am Ms. Brenda Ryan. I am blessed to be a member of the St. Frances Cabrini School community. I have been teaching at Cabrini since the 2000-2001 school year. I love teaching fourth grade. I am an active Catholic and I find it especially rewarding to take an active role in your fourth grader’s faith formation.

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Mrs. White  is our 7th Grade Washington State History teacher and Resource teacher. I am very excited to be part of the dynamic and faith-filled community at Cabrini. 

Hi. I’m Mary A. Woodard and I am excited to work at St. Frances Cabrini as Vice Principal and co-sixth grade teacher.  I am definitely a “Lakewood girl”, graduating from Clover Park High School, Washington State University, (B.A. in Education and Music), and Lesley University (M.A. in Education). I have worked in Catholic schools for the past eighteen years, both as a Vice Principal and teacher.

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Ms. O’Farrell is the 5th Grade homeroom teacher and teaches Pre-Algebra for our middle school students. I am grateful to teach at St.Frances Cabrini. My entire teaching career has been in Catholic education.

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Dino Palazzi, teaches music

My name is Dr. Edison Gica (pronounced as He-ka). I am a graduate of University of Hawaii with a PHD. Masters in Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology, and BS in Civil Engineering from University of San Jose-Recoletos.

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