Our Amazing Teachers and Staff
Heather Remillard – Principal
Ron Richter – Vice Principal
Cinthia Benitez- Office Manager
Amy Bryant – Kindergarten
Kelly Orteg – Kindergarten
Georgia Arnautou – First Grade
Debra Wilson – Second Grade
I was born at what is now regional hospital here in Yakima. I left 2 weeks after graduating from East Valley High School and worked 7 1/2 years for Pay n Save corporation. My passion was for working with children so I earned my AA and then moved back here to complete my BA in education @ Central Washington University. I took my 1st job in Union Gap, but quit after 3 years to get my MA in Ed from Central. I then moved to Mount Vernon where I worked 7 years in a resource room, 15 years teaching kindergarten and my last 2 years as a reading intervention specialist. I love learning and have been blessed to learn from my students as well as teaching them things too.
Elena Sullivan-Third Grade
Michael (Mic) Mackey – Fourth Grade
Welcome to 4th Grade!
I feel blessed to teach at a school with bright young students, great parents, and awesome staff.
This will be my third year teaching 4th Grade at St Paul’s (CTCS). I have a bond with our school having my father and aunt attend a long, long time ago.
Prior to teaching, I helped manage a PVC manufacturing company. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from CWU and a Master’s Degree in Business and Teaching.
My fiancee is a 1st Grade teacher. I have a fabulous family, two sons, and two grandsons.
Dorothy Shu- Fifth Grade
Carrie Osorio- Middle School Spanish
Donna Matheson – Middle School Math
Donna has been teaching for 10 years. Prior to beginning her teaching career, she worked for Hewlett-Packard as a computer engineer. She earned her B.S. in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University and an M.B.A from University of Nevada, Reno. She now teaches 6, 7, 8 grade math with her Math Endorsement. She is married with two sons.
Jill James – Middle School Language Arts
Sandy Bennett – Middle School Religion, Music, Art
Jennifer Endicott – Physical Education/Health
Carmen Capetillo – Middle School Science/Religion
Cam Trammell – Librarian
Levi Golan – Band & Strings
Jenessa Markland – Drama, Middle School History, Yearbook
Jenessa Markland is a native of Yakima, WA. Her first exposure to acting was due to a stint performing in a circus starting in elementary school and continuing through middle school. This remains her fondest memory of being involved in the performing arts. Jenessa performed in many plays and musicals throughout middle school and high school.
After high school, she briefly attended the University of New Orleans on a full-ride scholarship to study jazz saxophone. Unfortunately, her freshman year was abruptly ended by Hurricane Katrina. She then found herself studying at a conservatory in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The following year, she attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Eventually, she graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, having focused on Arabic and Islamic Studies. While at university, her acting experiences were limited to straight plays–in Arabic and Hebrew, with the occasional monologue in Ancient Greek.
During college and after, Miss Markland worked as a pit musician for musicals in the Seattle area, playing Reeds 1 and 2 (saxophones, flute, and clarinet) and 2nd Keyboard. After graduation, she taught musical theatre to children aged 5-18. Her further theatre credits include: directing, assistant directing, choreographing, stage managing, running light and sound, costume and set design, and prop making. Jenessa is thrilled to be back in Yakima and working with the young thespians at St. Paul Cathedral School!
Tanya Bradley – Para Professional
Hello, Future Cougars!!!! My name is Tanya Bradley, and I am a Para Educator/ Reading interventionist. I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school community for over 11 years. I started my journey here at St Paul’s as an assistant Pre-School teacher, and then Lead Teacher. I have over 20+ years of experience working with children as a professional. I completed my post high school education in Portland, Or. where I worked as a flight attendant for Horizon Airlines. I started my professional career in early child education in the early 1990’s while living in Moses Lake, Washington. That’s where I met my amazing husband, and the Bradley Family began. I love working with the students especially in the areas of Reading Intervention which is my specialty. I currently wear many hats around the school, MAPS Data Administer, Sunshine Committee Member and Recess Staff, just to name a few. In my spare time I love watching football (Go Hawks!!), watching basketball, cooking, reading, and being with family. I am truly blessed to be married for over 24 yrs, a proud mother of 5 and a loving nana of 6 grand kids. However my life’s mission is to love GOD, to serve others, and live a life pleasing to GOD.
Saundra Wellner – Preschool B Teacher
I have been wonderfully blessed to work with preschool through first grade for the past thirteen years, the last four have been here at St. Paul Preschool. My wonderful husband Tony and I have three boys, one at Perry Tech in the Computer Ag Tech program, one at WSU, and our youngest is a junior at La Salle High School.
Currently, I am attending YVCC finishing my AA- Transfer Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Special Education Certificate. This winter I will begin working on my BA Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Eastern Washington University.
I am excited for this new year and all the wonderful things God has planned our preschool.
Go Lightning! Go Cougs! Go Hawks!
Jessica Stout – Preschool 2 Teacher
Tracy Chavez – Preschool A Teacher
“Hello! My name is Tracy Chavez. I have worked in early learning for the past 12 years as a lead in several different facilities, which included a Christian atmosphere. I am new at St. Paul Cathedral School this year as a assistant in the Pre-K 3 class. I am also currently attending school to finish my CDA. I am very excited to be here at St. Paul for this upcoming year!”
Amaris Carter – Preschool Assistant
Diane Nelson – Preschool Assistant
Stephanie Boyd – Preschool Assistant
Sheri Boyd – Preschool Assistant
Kimberly Copeland – Preschool Assistant