STAFF DIRECTORY

We love our teachers. 

 

Know your children are in good hands everyday when they attend Saint Mark's Catholic School. Our staff is made up of amazing teachers who are eager to ignite curiosity, encourage academic exploration, and spark a love of knowledge and Christ in their students. 

 

SCHOOL STAFF

EDGAR ALFONZO  

PRINCIPAL

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EMILY OVERHAUG 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

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Fr HUMBERTO PALOMINO | PASTOR

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JADA HAYDEN SOFIO |

OFFICE COORDINATOR

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SHANNON BIWER | PRESCHOOL TEACHER

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JEN BULLARD | PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT

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GRANT VANG | PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT

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CINDY HOFFMAN | KINDERGARTEN

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KRISTIN SMEJKAL | GRADE 1

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BENJAMIN BREKKE | GRADE 2 / RELIGION

Benjamin Brekke teaches second grade and middle school religion. He received his teaching degree through the graduate program at Saint Scholastica.  Once gaining his teaching license, he taught for three years before joining Saint Mark’s team. As a parishioner at the parish, and parent of a Marker, Benjamin is very excited to teach at Saint Mark’s and to share the love of God with his students.

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AUSTIN BEYER | GRADE 3

 Austin Beyer heads the Third Grade classroom. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at University of Wisconsin-River Falls before beginning her career in teaching. Austin has taught preschool, first grade, and is delighted to be working with third graders. She enjoys sparking students' curiosity and guiding them as they explore new concepts, all the while growing with Christ. 

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PATRICK BOWLIN | GRADE 4 / ATHLETICS

Patrick Bowlin teaches 4th grade as well as acting as the Athletic Director at Saint Marks. He grew up in Winona, Minnesota and graduated from Saint John's University in 2012 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. He’s been teaching at Saint Mark’s for 3 years. In addition to teaching, he loves coaching multiple sports including volleyball, basketball, and softball. 

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STEPHANIE BONHAM | GRADE 5

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CHUCK DUDEK | SCIENCE

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ADRIENNE JOHNSON | MUSIC

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THOMAS GORILLA | PHY-ED (PRE-K-8)

Thomas Gorrilla graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Health Promotion. Thomas first joined the team as 8th grade boys basketball coach, then took on the role of Physical Education Instructor. He aims at making PE more than just 45 minutes of activity, but a life-changing experience where students can be themselves and enjoy working together. 

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Sr FABIOLA VALDEIGLESIAS | YOUTH MINISTER

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GARY NELSON | PIANO TEACHER

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COREY BLOMMEL | TECH COORDINATOR

CHRIS ANDERSON | SPECIAL EDUCATION

JIM PATTERSON | SCHOOL NURSE

MICHAEL TORRES | HOT LUNCH COORDINATOR

CINDY NAVIN | LIBRARY COORDINATOR

WAYNE HANRAHAN | MAINTENANCE

MATT INGHAM | MAINTENANCE

GENE THILL 

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St. Paul, Minnesota 55104 | (651) 645-5717 

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St. Paul, Minnesota 55104 | (651) 644-5030

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