Teacher Bios

Preschool  

  Ms. Alyssa Broderick

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Pre-K

Mrs. Cissy Wolf

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Kindergarten

Mrs. Sue Riccitelli graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and has continued to update her education through various classes and workshops, particularly in the areas of Language Arts and Mathematics. She has nine years of previous experience in early childhood education at the pre-school level and has been teaching kindergarten at Most Holy Trinity Catholic School since1998. In addition to teaching kindergarten, Mrs. Riccitelli also enjoys coaching the MHT Cheer Squad and assisting with the children's choir here.

First Grade

Miss Judy Woods was born in Ottawa, Illinois. She graduated from Marquette High School in Ottawa and received her BA in Elementary Education from Illinois Benedictine College, now Benedictine University, in Lisle, Illinois. After graduating from IBC, she returned to Ottawa and began her teaching career at St. Columbia Grade School where she taught for eight years in the second and third grades. In 1990 she relocated to the Phoenix area and received her Early Childhood Endorsement here in Arizona. She has been teaching the first grade at Most Holy Trinity since her arrival here in 1991 with the exception of one year when she taught a 1/2 combination class. Miss Woods' love of children has always been the reason she became a teacher, and watching the growth of her students is very rewarding for her. She was fortunate to have several extraordinary role models growing up, especially her uncle, to guide her career. The fact that she can share her faith and love of God with her students is an added blessing! She is very excited to be a part of this wonderful MHT Family. Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!

Second Grade

Mrs. Elizabeth Rogitz graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a K-8 Teaching Certificate and an Early Childhood Endorsement. She began her teaching career in 1988 at the junior high and sixth grade level before moving to the primary level. Mrs. Rogitz has been teaching at Most Holy Trinity since 1996. She feels blessed to share the Catholic faith with her students every day. She is committed to challenging her students academically and to strengthening their Christian morals.

 

Third Grade

Ms. Katherine Heck 

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Fourth Grade

Ms. Alyssa Henry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated from Ville de Marie Academy High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. She studied 2 years at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, before finishing with a BS in Elementary Education with a focus in Science from Grand Canyon University.

Miss Henry joined the MHT family as a fourth grade teacher in 2016 after 2 years at St. John XXIII in Scottsdale, and 1 year teaching at a mission school for the diocese of Gallup, NM. Miss Henry has attended Catholic School all her life and strives to pass on the importance of knowledge through reason and faith.

 

 

 

Fifth Grade

Ms. Bridget McGuire

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Sixth Grade

Mrs. Michelle Rapa graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, in 2011.  She majored in Liberal Arts and has a minor in Math for Teachers.  In 2014 Mrs. Rapa joined the faculty at Most Holy Trinity as the fifth through eighth grade math teacher and the fifth grade homeroom teacher.  She is excited to be sharing her love of life, learning, and faith with the students of Most Holy Trinity.  It is the challenges and joys that attract Mrs. Rapa l to the act of teaching, but it is the love of God that has attracted her to the ministry of teaching.

 

Seventh Grade

Ms. Paula Gallas earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University graduating Cum Laude in 2006.  She has lived in Arizona since 1973 and was raised by parents who gave their children the gift of Catholic education.  She enjoys passing that gift along to her students at Most Holy Trinity where she began teaching fifth through eighth grade science and seventh grade homeroom in 2014.  She is highly qualified in Middle Grade Science Education.  As a lifelong learner with a strong interest in the environment, teaching science gives her the opportunity to continue to learn and teach the things she loves.  Ms. Gallas has two grown children and enjoys hiking and back-packing as well as singing at church.

Eighth Grade

Ms. Nicole Walsh

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Music

Mrs. Teri Tucker is a native of Phoenix and graduated from Xavier College Prep. She graduated from Arizona State University where she earned a Bachelors of Music in Activity/Music Therapy.  She has also earned an Elementary Education Credential with an endorsement in Music.  She began volunteering as a music specialist in the preschool at Most Holy Trinity and was hired two years later in 1999 to teach music. 

 

 

Computer Teacher

Mr. Armando Romero graduated from Arizona State University where he earned his Bachelor in Science in Computer Information Systems. He then went on to earn his master's in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University. After he graduated he worked as a teacher's assistant for two years. In 2006 Mr. Romero became the Computer Teacher at Most Holy Trinity for the kindergarten through eighth grades. He also maintains all technology used on the school and parish campus. He loves teaching at MHT because of the disciplined environment, rigorous curriculum, caring community, and high expectations.

 

Spanish Teacher

Sr. Maria de Jesucristo Crucificado Rodriguez 

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PE Teacher

Mr. Kark Behring

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"Our educational work should go this way to achieve harmony - harmony in all the boys and girls who have been entrusted to us; inner harmony, the harmony of their personality. It is by working in a hands-on way, imitating God, molding the lives of those kids like clay, that we achieve harmony and rescue them from the dissonances perennial darkness. Harmony, by contrast, is bright and clear; it is light. What we have to achieve is the harmony of a heart that grows and that we accompany in this educational journey."

~ Pope Francis (then, Cardinal Bergoglio – April 18, 2012)