Our Staff

 

Shauna Kennerly 

Director

Ms. Shauna  is a Texas Certified Teacher.  She also has a bachelor in Commerce, with a major in Marketing.  She has been working with children for 17+ years.  After graduating from St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, she taught English to children in Korea.  While there she met her husband, Donnie.  Together they have two daughters, Julieanne, and Katelynn.  She has been with St. Richard's Preschool for 5 years.  In her free time she enjoys cooking, spending time with her children and visiting family in Canada. We are excited to have her as our leader! 

Cantrell Morford

Assistant Director

Cantrell graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.  She is married to her husband, Jeremy of 14 years and has a son, Tatum, and two dogs.  In her free time she plays tennis, RVs, and does yoga.  She also enjoys traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  Her son started at St. Richard's when he was 18 months.  She fell in love with the program and, although he is now in elementary school, she has stayed and continues to be passionate about building and maintaining a safe and loving environment for your children.

Toddlers 

Cheri Kelly

Toddlers Lead

Ms. Cheri has been working with children for 21 years.  She and her husband have been married for 32 years and have raised 2 sons.  She has 3 grandchildren.  She likes to go trail hiking and biking and acrylic paintings in her spare time.  She feels working with children comes naturally to her.  When children are young they can learn and change so much and she loves being a part of that.

Mariela Terrazas

Aide

Ms. Mariela has worked with children for 6 years. She loves working with children. Even when she is not 'working', she loves to volunteer at her kids' schools. At home she enjoys spending time with her 3 boys. 

Twos
Threes

Mamie Evans

Twos Lead

Ms. Mamie is CDA certified and has been working with children for 20+ years.  She has four children of her own. She loves to listen to music, travel and spend time outside.  She says the best thing about working with children is that they are entertaining, honest, and loving.

Martha Arana

Aide

Ms. Martha has been at St. Richards for 6 years. She is a mother of 7. When she is not at school she enjoys spending time with her family. She adores children because they bring her joy everyday!

Gloria Fontana

Lead

Ms. Gloria has been working with children for 20+ years.  She has raised three children of her own and has taught young children at several places including Alaska.  She has been at St. Richard's for 8 years.  In her free time she enjoys art, photography, travel and spending time with her adorable grandchildren.  She says she loves to teach because "seeing the smiles on the kids' faces when they discover something new is priceless!"

Deborah Dwight

Lead

Ms. Deborah has an associates degree in Science.  She has worked with children for 5+ years.  She is a mother of three, Kailani, Gabriel, and Makayla.  In her spare time she loves to draw, read, travel and spend time with her family.  She enjoys working with children because she likes their laughter and high energy.

Meghan McGifford

Aide

Ms. Meghan has been working with children for 17+ years.  She has 3 nieces and 2 nephews, 3 of which she has helped raise.  In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, and go for walks.  She enjoys working with children because she loves to watch them grow and develop. The 'light bulb' moments are a joy to behold.

Prekindergarten

Martha Sullivan

Four Day Pre-K Lead

Mrs. Sullivan is a Texas Certified teacher who has been teaching for over 30 years.  She is married and has a blended family of 4 grown sons. She loves to decorate, travel and antique shop. She loves to work with children because they make her laugh and she loves to help kids love school.

Tanya Bishop

Five Day Pre-K Lead

Mrs. Bishop is a Texas Certified Teacher who has been teaching for 27+ years.  She has two grown children, a son, Clayton, married to Brooke, and a daughter, Callie.  She and her partner, Isaac have 3 dogs and 2 cats.  She loves running, gardening, cooking, and hanging out with her family.  She loves the innocence of children, how eager they are to learn and their smiles and laughter.

kindergarten

Tami Klein

Kindergarten Lead

Mrs. Klein is a Texas Certified Kindergarten Teacher who has been teaching for over 30 years.  She is married with two grown children, Nolan and Elizabeth.  She loves shopping, antiques, and spending time with her family.  She loves her job and feels it was God's plan for her life. 

Kim Milburn

Aide

Ms. Kim is a Texas Certified Teacher who has been teaching for 32+ years.  She has two grown children with her late husband, Ben and Jill.  She loves to spend time with her friends and family. She loves watching British sitcoms, and reading (especially history and non-fiction).  She believes working with children is a gift from God- open books ready to learn and share their wisdom.

Music

Jacquelyn Rybczynski

Music

Ms. Jacquelyn has a Masters in Music Education. She is married, has 2 children, and she has a dog.  She loves to play games and go exploring outside with her family.  They also enjoy turning on music and playing the piano and other percussion instruments.  She loves to cook, read cooking books and watch cooking shows. And she sings in the church choir.  

She has been working with children for 16 years and her favorite part about it is 'watching children "think" and then answer questions.  The whole learning process is such a joy to see unfold- the amount learned in 9 months is truly incredible.'

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