John Fabian is our middle school Science teacher. John is a native Pueblo resident with a wide background of experience that includes research assistant on the Pawnee National grasslands, surveying, national park ranger, and education. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Computers in Education. John has thirty years of middle and high school teaching experience throughout the state of Colorado. In addition to teaching, he is a well-respected farmer on the St. Charles Mesa. John’s love for the outdoors is integrated into everything he does.
Click here to contact Mr. Fabian.
Kathy Fabian is our middle school Language Arts teacher. Kathy is a Colorado native and comes to us with forty years of professional experience including teaching at all grade levels from preschool to vocational college. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education K-6, a bachelor’s degree in Special Education: Moderate Needs K-12, and a master’s degree in Special Education: Learning Disabilities K-12. In addition to teaching, Kathy enjoys being active in the St. Joseph Council of Catholic Women, serving as a Eucharistic Minister at her parish and St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, serving as an adult literacy tutor, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Click here to contact Mrs. Fabian
Mr. Ed Krall, is a lifetime resident of Pueblo. He was raised in the Bessemer area of Pueblo and graduated from Central High School. Ed received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Southern Colorado. He began his teaching career in 1978 at La Jara Elementary School in La Jara Colorado, a small community in the San Luis Valley. Ed has spent 18 years teaching physical education. Prior to retiring in 2013, Ed spent 16 years in the classroom at Columbian Elementary School in Pueblo teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, but found his niche teaching 4th grade. Ed is an avid sports fan and enjoys fishing, hiking, and the outdoors. Ed’s wife is Laurie Krall and they have one daughter.
Click Here to contact Mr. Krall
Renee Kremer is our Preschool Director. Renee has taught Preschool for over 21 years, with at least 10 teaching for Pueblo City Schools. Renee graduated from Pueblo Community College with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Renee has her Child Development Associates Credential and an Early Childhood Professional Credential II from the University of Colorado at Denver. Mrs. Kremer is a Colorado native, married to her husband Andy and together they have two children, a son and a daughter. Renee enjoys reading, going to the movies, crafts, spending time with her family, and visiting her mom and dad in Howard, Colorado. Rene feels blessed to be teaching at St. Therese and looks forward to working with the staff, students, and families at St. Therese Catholic School.
Click here to contact Mrs. Kremer
Others we Couldn't Live Without
Marcia Furuto - Admin
Darci Purcell - Pre-school
Kristi Kwitek is thrilled to be the 3rd grade teacher at St. Therese Catholic School! She obtained her teaching license from the University of Northern Colorado with a major in Social Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Kristi has over 10 years of teaching experience ranging from pre-school to 3rd grade. She has also enjoyed teaching CLOW (Children’s Liturgy Of the Word) and Confirmation classes for her church. Kristi is married to a Godly man and they have two wonderful teenagers together. All of her free time is spent with her family at church or traveling and laughing together. Kristi feels truly blessed to be teaching at STCS where she can help each child evolve into the person that God intended them to be. With her guidance, encouragement, love, and prayers, it’s going to be a great year! She believes that, “When we encourage our children to follow God, His plan for them and their lives is always much better than our own plan”.
Click here to contact Mrs. Kwitek.
Mrs. Laconte has been teaching for 30 years with 25 of those years spent in public education. The past five years she has been teaching in private schools including the past two years at St. Therese. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University in Indiana and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Pat also, has an endorsement in Deaf Education with teaching experience with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students from birth to age 21, as well as preschool students with special needs.
Pat was born and raised in Indiana, but has lived in Colorado for 41 years. She have a wide variety of interests which include sci-fi, herbal plants, and Italian cooking. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Pat and her husband live in Pueblo West. They have four grown children and seven grandchildren. Pat says " I am very excited to be at St. Therese Catholic School where it feels like coming home!"
Click here to contact Mrs. Laconte.
Maria McGrath teaches religion at St. Therese Catholic School. She is also the pastoral assistant; Director of Religious Education, bookkeeper, and youth minister at St. Aloysius in Rye, Colorado. Mrs. McGrath has a B.S. in Law Enforcement Administration from Youngstown State University in Ohio and a B.S. in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis from the University of Southern Colorado. She completed her Master’s Degree in Religious Education in April, 2008, from Loyola University of New Orleans. Mrs. McGrath and her husband, Don, have two Children, and live in Colorado City.
Click here to contact Ms. McGrath.
Miss Shelly Palumbo earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an Elementary Education Emphasis from the University of Southern Colorado and has a Master’s degree in Creative Arts from Lesley College. She has extensive training and experience in Early Childhood Education. She has taught Kindergarten for 24 years in Pueblo City Schools—1 year at Irving Elementary, 5 years at Morton Elementary, and 18 years at Belmont Elementary. She is excited about teaching Kindergarten at St. Therese and loves helping young children build strong social, emotional, and academic foundations and is now blessed to help them grow in their Catholic faith.
Click here to contact Miss Palumbo
Click here to visit Miss Palumbo's Class Website
Mrs. Carolina Parish is our Spanish teacher and is a native of Cali, Colombia. She moved to the United States in 2007. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Engineering in 2002. She successfully obtained the authorization to teach Spanish by the Colorado Department of Education and by the Program for Licensing Assessments for Spanish-Foreign Language Department. She received a Catholic Education in Kindergarten-fifth grade at La Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion in Cali, Colombia. Her family raised her with the Catholic values and traditions of the Church. Her belief is that Jesus is the center of our lives.
Click here to contact Mrs. Parish.
Mrs. Tobey recently retired from Pueblo City Schools as an Elementary Music Specialist. She attended Trinidad Catholic Schools for 12 years and went on to earn a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Choral Conducting and Piano from Loretto Heights College in Denver. Her years at these stellar Catholic Schools set the stage for her life-long love of Music, World Language, and all Fine Arts. She began her teaching career as the Choir Director Trinidad Catholic High School. She also taught Piano Class, Music History, and was the Staff Accompanist at Trinidad State Junior College.
Click here to contact Mrs. Tobey.
Marilyn Wren is our 5th grade homeroom and intermediate Language Arts and History teacher. Mrs. Wren is a graduate of Adams State College. She has also done postgraduate coursework through Colorado State University at Pueblo and the University of Phoenix. Mrs. Wren has an extensive background in art and has worked with children of all ages in a number of capacities. She returns to the teaching field following twelve years as a licensed counselor. Mrs. Wren enjoys traveling to a wide variety of ocean islands, snorkeling, and reading. Most of all, she treasures the time she spends with her family.
Click here to contact Mrs. Wren.
Michelle Islom is our First Grade Teacher.
She is from Washington state. She received her bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Central Washington University and her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Heritage University.
Michelle has taught kindergarten and first and second grades for 15 years.
She enjoys collecting rocks and shells, painting, hiking and traveling. She lives
with her husband Mike and dog Cloeey.
Michelle feels super blessed to be teaching here at STCS. God is good!
Click here to contact Mrs. Islom