Fr. Mike Knipe - Pastor - A man of many talents, Fr. Mike joins us this year after having been the Pastor of Resurrection Parish, St. Pius X, St. Joseph's, and more. He loves being a priest and is committed to the spread of the Gospel and Catholic Social Teachings. He has travelled the world and loves working with people of diverse backgrounds. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. He also works for the Diocese in various capacities and greatly values working in a Parish with a school.
Mr. Patrick Martin - Principal - I have been involved in education for nearly 20 years now. Each year seems to get better. I am surrounded by many dedicated people that love children and want the best for their future. Before Sts. Peter and Paul, I taught High School and coached soccer. Before that, I worked for the Catholic Church in Europe and Mexico with a missionary group and took young people from Europe to poor parts of Mexico where we helped many small villages with material items, education, and medical supplies. I formed groups of students from Universities in Cologne, Louvain, Paris, Rome and Madrid to work on the missions in Mexico. I learned many languages at this time and a lot about rural Mexico. I returned to Tulsa and began working for the Diocese in Hispanic Ministries and the Newman Center at T.U. I have been at Sts. Peter and Paul now for 14 years. I attended Kansas University, BTW High School and Cascia Hall Middle School. It is my pleasure to work with young people and teach them the value of personal responsibility. My priorities in running the school are the following: seeking out great teachers for our classrooms, help families enroll their children by seeking scholarship money, and always looking to God for guidance. I am married and have four wonderful children.
Mrs. Maria Walsh - Secretary, Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Rhonda Yates - Pre K
Mrs. Grant - Kindergarten:
All four of my children attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School from preschool through graduation. I served on the parent organizations committees and fundraisers, as well as on the scouting committee. I have an Associate Degree from TJC, a Bachelors of Elementary Education from Langston at UCAT, and an endorsement in Early Childhood Education through NSU and Masters Degree Program in Early Childhood through NSU. I teach CCD at Sts. Peter and Paul on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings, as well as serving on committees and Secretariat for the Cursillo Movement of the Diocese of Tulsa since 1995. My son John, graduate of Sts. Peter and Paul School, will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Tulsa in June 2012.
Mrs. Barbara Prater - 1st grade:
Mrs. Mary Pohlman - 2nd grade:
Mrs. Samantha Dernbach - 3rd grade:
I am originally from Oklahoma City but have lived in Tulsa for 20 years. I attended Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana where I received my degree in Elementary Education. I was a 1st grade teacher for one year at St. Pius X School in New Orleans. I moved to Tulsa in 1990 where I worked as a 3rd grade teacher for six years at St. Pius X School. I took a few years off to raise a family and two years ago I was hired as a Reading Specialist for Tulsa Public Schools working at Barnard Elementary. I am excited to be here at Sts. Peter and Paul! It has been such a great place to be for my first year back teaching full time. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis, snow skiing and gardening.
Mrs. Jami Guinn - 4th grade:
Mrs. Susan Sams - 5th grade:
Ms. Melissa Jaskiewicz - 6th grade homeroom and Middle School Science and Math teacher - Notre Dame ACE Teacher -
Ms. Dian Horton: 7th grade homeroom and Middle School Language Arts Teacher:
Mr. Daniel Summa: 8th grade homeroom and Middle School Social Studies and P.E. Teacher.
Mrs. Donna Reneau: Music and Fine Arts and Math Teacher:
I have taught music at Sts. Peter & Paul since 1998, and have been active in the fine arts community of Tulsa for years, working with various churches, community choirs, acting troops and the Tulsa Opera. My degree is in Communication Arts/Theater. I have directed many successful plays and musicals during my teaching tenure. Currently, I teach general music to grades K-5, and study skills/fine arts to the middle school.
Mrs. Karen Campbell - Coordinator of Religious Education:
I completed the Chrism Institute of Lay Ministry Formation in 1993 and completed Advanced level certification through the Diocese that same year. I have been working at Sts. Peter and Paul for over 20 years.
Mrs. Allison Roark - Computer Lab, Math
Mrs. Ashley Martin - Library, Reading
Mrs. Kris Wilson - Teacher Aid
Mrs. Jane Mullenax - Teacher Aid
Mr. James Ryczack - Maintenance
Mrs. Jennifer Mullins - Cafeteria Manager
Mrs. Maria Vega - Custodian
1436 N 67th East Ave Tulsa, Ok 74115
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School