Developing a Child's Mind, Body, & Soul...
4th Grade Teacher - Julie Kittle
Julie Kittle is an Arizona native having grown up in Tucson. She and her family moved to the White Mountains in 2012. Julie graduated, cum laude, from Northern Arizona University in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She has 16 years of teaching experience in grades K-6. Julie has taught 4th grade at St. Anthony since 2012. She enjoys teaching at St. Anthony for many reasons, but there are a few reasons that stand above all others - Julie is able to teach from the Bible, pray with her students, and place an emphasis on Christ's love for them. These things, coupled with the school's family-oriented atmosphere, high academic standards and focus on community service make St. Anthony a wonderful place to teach and send her son to school.
P.E. & Art Teacher - Cristy Dyer
Bio coming soon...
Business Manager - Heidi Sturm
Mrs. Sturm was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. She attended St. Cyril School and Salpointe Catholic High School. She is a graduate with distinction from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Mrs. Sturm accepted a position with Allstate Insurance where she progresses to a senior level manager position. She left Allstate after 17 years to relocate to the beautiful White Mountains with her husband and family. Mrs. Sturm kept busy with the local MOMS Club chapter and her young children and then became involved with St. Anthony School as a parent when it opened in 2006, and then as a board member and an employee. Both of her children are proud students of St. Anthony School.
3rd Grade Teacher - Steffanie Garguilo
Mrs. Garguilo graduated Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University in 1996 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, and a content emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She taught second grade for two years in Mohave County and then moved to Phoenix, where she taught third grade for two years. In 2002, Mrs. Garguilo and her family moved to the White Mountains where she put teaching on hold to stay home and be a full-time mom. Her son now attends St. Anthonys. Even before becoming a teacher at St. Anthonys, Steffanie was working hard to help the school grow by volunteering and really getting the word out to our community about the school and the quality education that it provides. She is certified by the Arizona Department of Education to teach K-8 and has over 13 years of teaching experience.
2nd Grade Teacher - Melissa Grzelak
Mrs. Grzelak is a Blue Ridge graduate and knew that she wanted to return to the "beautiful mountains" to raise her own children. Melissa has over 17 years of teaching experience in elementary education. She is certified to teach grades K-8. She received her Master's Degree from Northern Arizona University in Human Relations with an emphasis in School Counseling. She has an ESL endorsement, Early Childhood endorsement and has been trained in the CLIP (Collaborative Literacy Intervention Project) program. Melissa finds it a blessing to be able to teach children spiritually paralleled to academics. Melissa and her husband have 3 children who all attend St. Anthonys.
Kindergarten Teacher - Panda Causey
Mrs. Panda is a certified AMS teacher (American Montessori Society) and has worked with children from mentally challenged to gifted, in a variety of fields, for 30 years. She has level 1, part 1 towards her certificate for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Mrs. Panda has a strong interest in the reading area and to meet the academic needs of each student.
Pre-K Teacher - Paula Sedillo
Mrs. Sedillo started teaching with the Blue Ridge School District as a Teacher's Assistant in the Special Education Department at the Junior High School. Paula is a 7th generation "Arizonan", was raised in Mexico until she was eight years old, and then moved back to Arizona. She has 20 years of classroom experience. A few words from Mrs. Sedillo... "As a teacher, my goal is to challenge each child and give them as much attention as possible. While I am strict and expect the children to follow my rules, I am also very loving and want them to have fun. We are a family and we love one another as a family should. The most important thing is that they learn to be kind to others and develop sharing and social skills. Our children have the chance to love God our Father and one another as brothers and sisters.
Principal - Bryan Yorksmith
Bryan grew up in the White Mountains and was a graduate of Blue Ridge High School in 1988. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Arizona. He has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Bryan has a passion for Catholic education and has been involved with St. Anthony School since 2003. He has three children that attend the school and one alumni student that is in high school.
Monday - Thursday
8:00am to 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am to 12:30pm
Monday - Thursday
All Grades: 8:15am to 3:15pm
1/2 Day PreK: 8:15am to 11:30am
All Grades: 8:15am to 12:00pm
Fridays: 11:00am - 12:00pm
All are welcome!!!
PO Box 789
Show Low, AZ 85902
1400 E Owens
Show Low, AZ 85901
Phone: (928) 537-4497
Fax: (928) 537-4507
Robert Higgins, President
Father Dan Kassis
Father Eddie Fronske
Our missionis to educate each child academically, physically, socially, and spiritually in a Catholic Context. We seek to instill moral integrity within each child. Working together as a cooperative community, each child will be prepared for secondary and higher education via an environment that fosters love and respect for God and others.
Our vision is to continually develop an independent Pre-K through 8th grade Catholic school that emphasizes excellence. To focus on teaching strong fundamental skills. To establish a core curriculum which also teaches children how to learn. To provide a safe learning environment that will nurture the holistic growth of all students via a Catholic-values oriented setting. To develop students so that they will go naturally into the service of helping others. To work as a community in our shared objectives to provide a Christ-centered education for our students such that they may develop their individual relationships with God while growing toward their fullest, God-given potential.
Jr. High (6-8) Science & Social Studies
Bio coming soon...
1st Grade Teacher - Marie Freeman
Mrs. Freeman is an Arizona native. She grew up in Winslow and attended the University of Arizona. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Family Studies and Human Development. She spent 15 years working in the fields of Social Work and Human Services. During that time she facilitated many youth groups and taught youth development classes. Mrs. Freeman moved to the White Mountains 5 years ago. She has 3 children who will be attending St. Anthony’s. Her love of working with, supporting and empowering children has led her to pursue a career in teaching. She looks forward to helping cultivate youth in their academics as well as in their faith.
Jr. High (6-8) Language Arts & R.E. Teacher - Julie Estes
Ms. Estes is a native Arizonan, raised in Mesa, and has lived in the White Mountains for over 20 years. She graduated from ASU in 1983, cum laude, with a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies, she also studied English and Journalism. She is certified as a level 2 Catechist for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She was the Kindergarten teacher for the first nine years at St. Anthony School, worked at Blue Ridge Jr. High for two years, and home schooled her own children for a few years. She loves teaching at St. Anthony and helping children to build their faith.
Jr. High (6-8) Math Teacher - Lisa Fogle
Mrs. Fogle graduated with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development/Elementary Education with a specialization in Earth Science and an endorsement in Special Education. She is certified to teach in both Texas (grades 1-8) and Arizona (grades K-8). In addition, she is certified to teach Pre-K through High School Special Education. Mrs. Fogle taught elementary and high school Special Education for two years, and third grade for three years in Round Rock, Texas. In 1999, she moved to the White Mountains with her husband and taught at Blue Ridge Junior High for one year and Blue Ridge Elementary in 1st grade for one year before staying home with her children for eight years. Mrs. Fogle has been teaching at St. Anthony School for seven years in 1st grade, 6th grade, and 5th grade. She has thirteen plus years of teaching experience. Her daughter currently attends St. Anthonys.
5th Grade Teacher - Christina Verdugo
Bio coming soon...