1436 N 67th East Ave Tulsa, OK 74115
SAINTS PETER AND PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Father Mike Knipe - Pastor - A man of many talents, Father Mike joins us 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 traveled 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.
Mrs. Joanne Brown - Principal - I have been an educator in both Catholic and Public Schools working as a teacher and in school leadership and administration. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Visual Art from Ursuline College in Ohio, a Masters of Education Degree with a specialty in Special Needs Learners from Notre Dame College of Ohio, and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Ursuline College in Ohio.
Mrs. Rhonda Yates - Pre Kindergarten Director
Mrs. Grant - Kindergarten - All four of my children attended Saints 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 a Masters Degree in Early Childhood through NSU. I teach CCD at Saints 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 Saints Peter and Paul School, was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Tulsa in June 2012.
Mrs. Barbara Prater - 1st grade - I have lived most of my life in the State of Oklahoma. I earned my teaching degree from Northeastern State University. I have traveled to Australia, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, and England. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking and reading. I have taught first grade at Saints Peter and Paul for 22 years.
Ms. Jennie Hogan - 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 then returned to education as a Reading Specialist for Tulsa Public Schools working at Barnard Elementary. I am excited to be here at Saints Peter and Paul! It has been such a great place to be back teaching full time. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis, snow skiing and gardening.
Ms. Catherine Valentine - 4th grade - I am originally from Chicago, IL and I graduated from the University of Notre Dame where I majored in neuroscience and minored in education. I moved to Tulsa in 2017 to teach fourth grade through the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), a Master of Education program through Notre Dame. I love Saints Peter and Paul even more than I love the daily crossword, breakfast food, and Chicago sports.
Mr. Tom Flanagan - 5th grade
Mr. Cameron Steitz - 6th grade homeroom, Middle School Science and Math - I’m originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and I am excited to be in Tulsa as a part of the Alliance for Catholic Education through the University of Notre Dame. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Wake Forest University, and have worked in the areas of food access and childhood nutrition education. I am excited to continue my passion for education at Saints Peter and Paul!
Ms. Dian Horton: 7th grade homeroom and Middle School Language Arts
Mrs. Bridget Alonso: 7th grade homeroom and Middle School Language Arts - I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and decided to cross the Red River after high school to attend the University of Oklahoma. I graduated from OU in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in International & Area Studies and Minors in both Medical Humanities and Spanish. I began my teaching career at St. James Catholic School in Oklahoma City. I moved to Tulsa in 2018 to marry my husband, who teaches at Bishop Kelley. I began teaching at Saints Peter and Paul in August, 2018 and am grateful to be a part of this community!
Ms. Alexandria Uhl: 8th grade homeroom and Middle School Social Studies and Technology Learning Centers (TLC)
Mrs. Donna Reneau: Elementary Art and Music, Middle School Fine Arts, 6th Grade Math - I have taught music at Saints Peter and 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.
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 Saints Peter and Paul for over 20 years.
Mrs. Allison Roark - Computer Specialist and PE Health and Fitness
Mrs. Ashley Martin - Library and Literacy Support
Mrs. Kris Wilson - Paraprofessional
Mrs. Adriana Suazo - Paraprofessional
Mr. James Ryczack - Maintenance
Mrs. Jennifer Mullins - Cafeteria Manager and Extended Day Coordinator