Kindergarten

Mrs. Sherrilynn Winterble



My name is Mrs. Winterble and this is my first year here at St. Francis of Assisi.  I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to continue my teaching career here at St. Francis of Assisi.  Before moving to Carlsbad I was at another Catholic School, St. John Eudes,  in Chatsworth California where I taught fourth grade.  This will be my seventeenth year working in a classroom and my fourteenth year as a lead teacher.  I have taught in every grade level from TK through Fourth Grade and am especially excited to be back teaching in Kindergarten again. I hold a clear California multi-subject credential, an undergraduate degree in Child Development and a masters in Elementary Reading and Literature.  Also I am a trained Catechist and very much look forward to sharing the love of Christ with our Kindergartners.  


Kindergarten Aid

Mrs. Patty Puleo


Mrs. Puleo comes to St Francis School with 18 years of experience as a classroom aide.  She has 2 children that attended Catholic schools and has been married for almost 30 years. In her free time she enjoys going to concerts and entertaining friends in her home. 


First Grade

Ms. Jessica Hanszche 



Ms. Hanszche has been working in St. Francis School since 2015. She credentialed teacher and is very excited to share her teaching talents with the students and parents of St. Francis community.

Second Grade

Mrs. Marinette Ridgeway



Mrs. Ridgeway holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and earned her California teaching credential through National University. She has been teaching since 2008. Her favorite part of her job is working with second graders as they prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy First Communion. She has been married 20 years and has two children; a daughter in high school and a son who is in the 4th grade here at St. Francis.

Third Grade

Mrs. Gina Uyeda



Mrs. Uyeda has been in the education field for the past 12 years. She previously taught 1st grade at St. Patrick School, and has substitute taught “for fun” over the last few years while staying home with her children. Mrs. Uyeda received her B.A. in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach, her multiple subject credential from National University and earned her M.A. in Education from California State University, San Marcos. She and her husband have two young daughters, both of whom attend St. Francis School.

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Paula Thomas



Mrs. Thomas has previously taught for 17 years in both Catholic and public schools in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.  She comes to St. Francis after taking time off to be with her daughter and family.  Mrs. Thomas is a graduate of Cal State Northridge, where she also received her multiple subject teaching credential. She also has her CLAD certificate from UCLA.  Mrs. Thomas has experience teaching grades 2 – 5, but loves teaching 4th grade California history!  She and her family attend St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Carlsbad.



Fifth Grade


Mrs. Megan Warren




Mrs. Warren has been working for Saint Francis of Assisi School as a 5th grade teacher since 2016.



Sixth Grade Homeroom


Mrs. Lisa McGarvey



Mrs. McGarvey is a 1985 graduate of St. Francis School, a 1989 graduate of Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista and a 1993 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her California teaching credential from Cal State University, San Marcos and taught middle school language arts and social studies until the birth of her first son in 1998. In her spare time, Mrs. McGarvey enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with her favorite people: husband, Matt and sons Seamus and Finn.



Seventh Grade Homeroom


Ms. Jenn Segura



Ms. Segura has taught high school and middle school for ten years in the San Diego and Orange County areas, in both public and Catholic schools. Ms. Segura received degrees in Literature and Writing from Cal State San Marcos and holds a single subject credential. She enjoys spending time with her son, who attends Saint Augustine High School.

Eighth Grade Homeroom

Mrs. Cindy Lewis



Mrs. Cindy Lewis earned her B.A. in History from California State University, Sacramento and her single subject teaching credential from San Diego State University. She previously taught high school in San Diego City Schools, but took several years off when her children were born. Before coming to St. Francis, she spent the previous two years teaching preschool and substitute teaching at St. Michael’s Catholic School in Poway. She and her husband have three children, all of whom attend St. Francis.

Librarian

Mrs. Lisa McGarvey




Mrs. McGarvey is a 1985 graduate of St. Francis School, a 1989 graduate of Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista and a 1993 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her California teaching credential from Cal State University, San Marcos and taught middle school language arts and social studies until the birth of her first son in 1998. In her spare time, Mrs. McGarvey enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with her favorite people: husband, Matt and sons Seamus and Finn.



P.E. Teacher

Mrs. Pat Freitas

 

Mrs. Freitas has been our PE teacher and Athletic Director at St. Francis School since 2015. 


Art Teacher

Mrs. Michelle Martinez



Mrs. Martinez has been teaching art at St. Francis School since 2015.






Spanish/ Religion

Mrs. Katrina Waidelich




Mrs. Waidelich has been working for Saint Francis of Assisi School as a Spanish/ Religion teacher since 2016. 





IB Coordinator/ Middle School Math

Mrs. Erin Lipka





Mrs. Lipka has been working for Saint Francis of Assisi School as a IB Coordinator/ Middle School Math teacher since 2016.