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Meet Our Faculty and Administration

Andrea Yount


Year Hired: 2009 Education: Experience:

Antoinette Perez

Learning Specialist

Year Hired: 2009 Education: B.A. from Saint Martin's College in Elementary Education with endorsements in Special Education and Reading Experience: I have been blessed to be a part of the St. Michael family since 2009. Prior to working here, I spent 15 years caring for children with special needs as a respite care provider. I love spending time with my husband and two kids. We enjoy spending time at the beach and playing card games. I love dabbling in photography, trying to learn Italian, baking treats, and eating chocolate.

Brooke Vreeland

4th Grade

Year Hired: 2015, 2018 Education: Experience:

Christy Hart

Administrative Assistant

Year Hired: 2015 Education: BA in Political Science University of Washington After graduating from the University of Washington in 1993, I returned home to Olympia where I grew up. My son and daughter both attended St. Michael Parish School as I substituted as an aide for many years. I’ve been an active member of St. Michael Parish since 2003 and received the sacrament of Baptism in 2009. In 2015, I was hired full time as an Instructional Aide and recently transitioned to an Administrative Assistant position in the school office. I feel truly blessed to be able to work with people that are like family to me. I love working with the kids and have a great passion for the success of the school. In my free time, I enjoy a great picnic, being in nature, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Crystal Gasper

Middle School Spanish Teacher

Year Hired: 2017, 2020 Education: BA French with Spanish Minor-Cabrini University/MA French-Middlebury College Experience: My husband, Joe, and I moved to Washington in 2017 from the Philadelphia area where for twenty five years I had taught Spanish, French and Latin (English) to my favorite category of students: the middle schooler! While becoming “in-person” grandparents to our grandson and granddaughter was the primary reason for this cross country move, I believed that God was guiding me back to the classroom! Apparently, retirement was not for me! God led me here to St. Mike’s where I am blessed to teach Spanish to our 6th, 7th and 8th graders. I truly love this job - so much of the Spanish language and culture are based in the Catholic religion, so while studying at St. Mike’s, the students enjoy a language experience tied to their religious beliefs. Outside of school, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our grandkids, reading, and scouring estate sales for that elusive once-in-a-lifetime treasure. While our Philly sports teams will always be first in our hearts, we have acquired some Mariner and Seahawk apparel! I will, however, always carry an umbrella despite having been told that Washingtonians never do!

Dana Lashley

5th Grade

Year Hired: 2019 Education: B.A. - Elementary Education M.Ed - Educational Leadership, Principal Certificate (in progress) Experience: I am an alumna of Holy Family Kirkland (K-8) and consider Catholic education to be the rock upon which my vocation was built. After graduating from Capital High School in Olympia, I attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. My husband, Matthew, is Active Duty Army and after we married in 2011, I devoted my time to supporting soldiers and families. After many moves, we landed in Iowa and I taught PreK + K at Oskaloosa Christian School. In 2019 the Army answered my prayers and brought us home to Olympia! Being part of the SMPS family is a blessing to me; I am passionate about providing a Catholic education to all of God's children and wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

Darrel Hart


Year Hired: 1986 Education: B.A. in Education, C.W.U. 1980 M.A. in Education, Curriculum and Developement, City University 1995 Experience: I graduated from C.W.U. in 1980 with a B.A. in Education. I earned my Masters Degree from City University in 1995 in Curriculum and Development with an emphasis on At Risk Students. I joined St. Michael in 1986. I have taught various subjects but have especially enjoyed Middle School Science and P.E. I currently teach P.E. Pre K - 8th grade. I am also the head football and basketball coach. I enjoy theatre, especially Shakespeare, reading, cooking, movies, and spending time with my son and our three dogs.

Deborah Graver

8th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Science,

Athletic Director

Year Hired: 2009 Education: BA Elementary Education and K-12 Physical Education Endorsement Experience: I am originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas. My husband, Chris, and I moved to Washington in 2006. After graduating from Saint Martin’s University in May 2009, I have taught in First Grade and Fourth Grade here at St. Michael Parish School. As of September 2020, I teach Middle School Science. Outside of teaching, I serve as the Athletic Director and Middle School Girls Basketball Coach. My husband and I, including our two beautiful children, are proud members of St. Michael Parish. As a product of Catholic education myself, I am grateful to be a Catholic educator and am passionate about sharing my love for God and love of learning with my students every day.

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Dr. Ron Feldmann

Health Room Administrator

Year Hired: 2020 Experience: After graduating from Loyola University Medical School and completion of a Family Medicine Residency at University of Iowa, I spent my entire medical career in Sycamore, Illinois. There I practiced routine primary care including general medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics. I also enjoyed sports medicine and was active with high school sport teams. With the desire to spend more time with family and grandchildren, my wife, Roseann, and I retired and moved to Olympia. Since October 2020 I have acted as the school nurse in the St. Michael’s School Health Office. My wife and I are pleased to continue volunteering here at St. Michael’s where our grandchildren attend school.

Erika Hurd

Administrative Assistant

Year Hired: 2012 Experience: I have been a resident of Olympia for most of my life. I was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael Church in 2018 and started working at St. Michael Parish School as a first grade Teachers Aide in 2020. I have worked in my current position of Administrative Assistant since 2021. I enjoy traveling, music, gardening, reading, collecting vinyl records and spending time with my husband Dave and daughter Ella.

Erika Peterson


Year Hired: 2015 Education: Studied Music Performance at Saddleback College and Mount San Antonio College Experience: I was born in Southern California and sang in my first musical at the age of 2. From the time I was 3 years old, I studied music, dance and acting 6 days a week, 4 hours a day for 21 years. I began working professionally at the age of 8 and have worked in the entertainment industry my entire life. In California, I worked for 10 years at Carden Academy Private School until moving to Washington in 2012. Music has been a constant in my life and has always been my number one form of communication with my Heavenly Father. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to share my love of music with the students at Saint Michael School. I have also had the blessing of being able to lead the Life Teen band at Saint Michael Parish, giving me the opportunity to minister to the families in our community through worship. In my free time I enjoy the company of my husband Chris and our four beautiful children, Samantha, Josiah, Reagan and Mercy.

Jered Boyd

6th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Math

Year Hired: 2012 Education: Master of Education Experience: My family and I joined the parish in 2000. My wife grew up in the parish. I am originally from Seaside, OR. We have 11 children: Emily, Luke, Andrew, Noah, Grace, Sophie, Lucy, Katherine, Nathan, Dominic, and Felicity. I have taught middle school math and high school math and physics. I have a M.Ed and BS in mathematics. My favorite class to teach is religion and I enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of our students. I enjoy playing basketball, woodworking, and spending time with my family.

Jill McCauley


Year Hired: 2021 Education: 1992- B.A.from Washington State University in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education 1996- Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Development from City University Experience: I have lived in Olympia since 1985 and have been an active member of our amazing St. Michael Parish for over 28 years. It is a blessing and privilege to be a part of the family of families at St. Michael Parish School, where being a disciple of Jesus Christ is at the core of all that we do. I have over 21 years of teaching experience in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Preschool prior to teaching Pre-K at St. Michael School. My husband, Jim, and I are blessed with 3 sons. We enjoy playing games and being active together. I like reading, gardening, cooking and running in my spare time.

Kathleen Rafferty


Year Hired: 1994 Education: Master of Education Experience: My family moved to Washington in 1980 and it’s been home ever since. I attended University of Portland, and taught high school in Oregon and Illinois before “retiring” to be home with our three sons, who all attended St. Mikes. I joined the faculty in 1994 and until this year taught middle school Language Arts. This year Roseann Feldmann and I look forward to serving as co-principals of the best school in the world.

Lisa Bishop

Computers and Technology

Year Hired: 2018 Experience: I grew up in Federal Way, WA, and attended John F. Kennedy High School (Kennedy Catholic) in Burien. I received an Elementary Education degree and Masters in Counseling Psychology from St. Martin's College. I met my husband while I was in high school and we married after my first year of college. We have two grown sons. Our family owns a shellfish farm that was homesteaded in 1883 by my husband's great-great-great uncle. I love music, reading, camping, knitting, volunteering in the community, and the Mariners.

Nancy Petruska

1st Grade

Year Hired: 2002 Education: BME, Elementary Certification Experience: I have been teaching for over 27 years. I've taught grades K-3. I enjoy reading, gardening, and all types of music.

Nicole Swenson

7th Grade Homeroom, Middle School History

Year Hired: 2020 Education: B.A. from Western Washington University in Secondary Education in 1999. M.A. in Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University in 2005 Experience: Olympia is my hometown. I have lived here most of my life. After completing my B.A. at W.W.U., my husband and I were stationed in Yuma, AZ where I taught middle school ELA. After moving back to Olympia, I taught Humanities (ELA and Social Studies) at Griffin Middle School and Marshall Middle School. Next, I taught Educational Technology professional development classes through ESD 113 for five years while I also substituted here at St. Mikes. Previous to teaching here full-time, I taught ESL, English, and Education courses at St. Martins University for five years. I enjoy spending time with my husband and my three children. On the weekend you can often find us camping with my boys' scout troop or visiting my daughter at Gonzaga University.

Nicole Womac

2nd Grade

Year Hired: 2021 Education: BA in elementary education and an endorsement in ESL at Central Washington University Experience: My name is Nicole Womac and I joined the St. Mike's staff in 2021 as the second grade teacher. Previously I taught first grade for ten years at a catholic school in Des Moines, WA. I was born and raised here in Olympia. My husband Kevin and I are thrilled to be back in our hometown and to have our kids attend St. Mike's.

Roseann Feldmann


Year Hired: 2020 Education: B.S. College of St. Francis M.S. Ed. Northern Illinois University Experience: My educational career began in 1973 and since then I have been a middle school science teacher, a high school science teacher, a college science methods instructor, a curriculum writer for the Illinois State Board of Education, an author of six children’s books on simple machines, and an administrator in the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois for 20 years. My husband (of 48 years) and I moved to Olympia, Washington in June, 2019 to assist our son and daughter-in-law with childcare. They are both surgeons at Capital Medical Center and on occasion need an extra set of hands when emergencies arise. We moved from Sycamore, Illinois, which is 70 miles west of Chicago. Both of us are lifelong residents of Illinois. I am a retired educator, and for the last two years I have volunteered as the fifth grade instructional aide at St. Michael Parish School. As the parish begins the search process for a new school administrator, I am glad to be of service as co-principal of St. Michael Parish School.

Rosie Mathews


Year Hired: 1993 Education: BA Elementary Education (K-8) Mathematics (4-12) St Martins College Experience: My husband Ron and I have four daughters, all of whom have attended St. Michael Parish School. I graduated from St. Martins in 1993 and have been teaching at St. Mikes since then. I taught 1st and 2nd grade and a year of Middle School math before settling in as the kindergarten teacher. There is no place I'd rather be!

Sandra Needham

3rd Grade

Year Hired: 1999 Education: Masters in Education Experience: I came to St. Michael Parish School in 1999 where my first position was as the Kindergarten Aide. During this time, I attended St. Martin’s University to earn my Masters in Teaching degree. I have been the Third grade teacher at St. Michael Parish since 2002. My employment prior to teaching third grade at St. Michael Parish School included working for the state of Washington, operating an in-home childcare for many children from infant to elementary school-aged, and working as an assistant preschool teacher. My husband and I are graduates of WSU and have two sons who are graduates of St. Michael Parish School.

Sandra Quebedeaux

Librarian, Learning Specialist, School Liturgy Coordinator, SMART Staff Lead

Year Hired: 1999 Education: BA in Education from St. Martin's College May 1999/Masters in Education from St. Martin's University May 2011 Experience: I graduated from St. Martin’s College in May of ‘99 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Right after graduation, I accepted the best job in the world as the 2nd Grade teacher here at St. Michael. In May of 2011, I graduated from St. Martin's University with a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis on reading. In September of 2021, I switched and became the school Librarian. I am now in my 24th year. Besides teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 11 year old son (who is currently in 5th here at St. Michael), reading, baking, camping and spending time outdoors.

Theresa McKenzie-Sullivan

Band Director, Extended Care Director

Year Hired: 2014 Education: B.A. Music/Percussion Pedagogy- CWU 2003 Experience: I graduated from CWU in 2003 with a BA in music with special emphasis in Percussion Pedagogy. After graduation, I moved to Annapolis, MD. I spent three years coaching gymnastics, playing percussion/singing with different bands. I was given the post as percussion section leader with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and taught music at Anne Arundel Community College. After moving back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2007, I spent several years as recreational director at Black Hills Gymnastics. I began teaching band here at St. Michael Parish School in 2014. In addition to my band director position, I am also the director of the school’s Extended Care program. When I’m not teaching my wonderful students I love to immerse myself in musical theatre- I am actively involved in the Tenino Young-at-Heart Theatre, the Olympia Family Theatre, the Evergreen Playhouse, and playing drums/singing with the Olympia Family Trio. Outside of music, teaching, and theatre, my favorite activities include going camping/hiking/kayaking, volunteering in the community, and hanging out with my awesome husband, Isaac, and my amazing son, Nathaniel.

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